As you may already know, Microsoft has locked the ability to receive updates for Intel's Kaby Lake and AMD's Ryzen CPUs owners for those who have Windows 7 or Windows 8.1 installed with these CPUs. This is a very unpleasant move from the software corporation for users who have no desire to accept the upgrade to Windows 10. Here is a trick to bypass this limitation and install all updates including the ones that are prevented from being installed on such devices.
Starting with Windows Vista, even if an app is running elevated, it may have no access to certain Registry keys and files. A new security model introduced in Windows Vista comes with a special user account, TrustedInstaller, which is set as the owner for such files and Registry keys. However, if you execute a program as TrustedInstaller, then you are able to access these protected resources. To simplify running apps as TrustedInstaller, I coded ExecTI, a lightweight, tiny software, which allows you to do exactly that using a nice GUI.
Telegram Messenger has been available on multiple platforms for years now, including Android, iOS, Windows PC and Windows Phone. Sadly, the current app for Microsoft platforms is not universal and runs only on mobile devices, while desktop users had to download a classic Win32 version of the client from the official site. Yesterday a Universal Windows Platform (UWP) version has also become available to install from the Windows Store. But this has been made possible with the help of the official Microsoft Desktop App Converter tool.
Yesterday I released a new version of my freeware app, RegOwnershipEx, which is a tool for taking ownership of Registry keys and granting administrator permissions. Version 220.127.116.11 includes a few improvements and bug fixes. Here is what's new in this version.
Winamp is one of the most popular media players available for Windows. It's also one of the oldest ones. From my personal experience, it is one of the most versatile and feature-rich media players, has an enormous variety of plugins and skins available and is stable enough for every day use.
Starting with Windows Vista, it is possible to change Windows Photo Viewer's background color from white to any color you want. There are two ways to do it. Here is how.
Today, a shocking announcement at the Microsoft Support web site came to our attention. It brought sad news for Windows 8.1 and Windows 7 users. If you are running these operating systems, the Redmond software giant may leave you without updates even if your PC has drivers available!
Back in 2015, Microsoft halted the support and development of some of its photo apps, including Lumia photo apps and mobile clients for the Photosynth service, allowing users to create interactive panoramas and upload them to the web. By the time of that announcement, the service itself was still accessible via a web interface, but in late 2016 Microsoft decided to shut it down too. And as of February 7, 2017, Microsoft Photosynth is no longer available.
The final release of Kodi 17.0 (Krypton) is out for Windows, Android, macOS and iOS. Kodi is a full-featured media center app for playing, recording and streaming videos, music, pictures, games, and more. It is a free and open source application with lots of features.