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About Sergey Tkachenko

Sergey Tkachenko is a software developer from Russia who started Winaero back in 2011. On this blog, Sergey is writing about everything connected to Microsoft, Windows and popular software. Follow him on Facebook, Twitter or Google+.

Windows 10 Creators Update RTM confirmed

Windows 10 Creators Update RTM confirmed

Today, we got confirmation that build 15063 is the RTM (final) version of Windows 10 Creators Update. This build was released today by Microsoft to Slow Ring Insiders and is now available on the Fast, Slow and Phone Rings along with a number of Xbox One update rings. This is proof that Windows 10 build 15063 is the RTM build.

Windows 10 Build 15063 reached the Slow Ring

Windows 10 Build 15063 reached the Slow Ring

Today, we came to know that Microsoft has released Windows 10 build 15063, which is rumored to be the RTM release of Creators Update version 1703, to Insiders on the Slow Ring. It should be available via Windows Update. Official ISO images will be available soon as well.

Change Screen Saver Password Grace Period in Windows 10

Change Screen Saver Password Grace Period in Windows 10

When password protection for your screen saver is enabled in Windows, your user session is not locked immediately once the screen saver starts. By default, there is a 5 second delay before the screen saver locks the user session with your password. This grace period is helpful if you are still at your PC or return to dismiss the screen saver quickly. During the password grace period, you can press any key or move your mouse to return to your Desktop. Here is how to change the screen saver password grace period in Windows 10.

Enable Screen Saver Password Protection in Windows 10

Enable Screen Saver Password Protection in Windows 10

One of the new features of Windows Vista was the inclusion of nice, beautiful screen savers. These include Bubbles, Ribbons, Mystify and Aurora. All later versions of Windows like Windows 7, Windows 8 and Windows 10 include Bubbles, Ribbons and Mystify although Aurora and Windows Energy screen savers are omitted. Screen savers are not just for entertainment. They can be used to password protect your user session.

Disable Scrolling Inactive Windows In Windows 10

Disable Scrolling Inactive Windows In Windows 10

By default, you can scroll inactive windows opened on the Desktop in Windows 10. This behavior can be annoying for some users, because they can accidentally scroll the wrong window's contents and not realize it. Here is how to disable the Scroll Inactive Windows feature in Windows 10.

Remove Burn Disc Image Context Menu in Windows 10

Remove Burn Disc Image Context Menu in Windows 10

Starting with Windows XP, Windows is able to write files to an optical disk using CD/DVD writer if you have one installed. Windows 8 has extended this feature with the ability to write ISO images directly from the context menu.

Skype for Windows 10 Reaches the Stable branch

Skype for Windows 10 Reaches the Stable branch

After a year of active development, Microsoft has rolled out the first stable version of the Skype UWP app for Windows 10. The new app version comes without a Preview tag. Here is what has changed in this new version.

KB4012218 and KB4012219 are patches with CPU detection

KB4012218 and KB4012219 are patches with CPU detection

If you recently bought a new PC or assembled one yourself with a new CPU and decided to install Windows 7 or Windows 8.1 on it, you will not be able to update these operating systems. Microsoft is not going to deliver updates for you any more. This was recently announced. A newly released set of patches brings the CPU detection feature to Windows 7 and Windows 8.1.