Windows 10 Build 16299.201 released with KB4073291

Windows 10 Build 16299.201 released with KB4073291

Today, Microsoft released a new cumulative update to users running Windows 10 build 16299. The update package KB4073291 raises the OS version to 16299.201.

Beware: Meltdown/Spectre CPU Microcode Update Causes Reboots on All Intel Processors

Beware: Meltdown/Spectre CPU Microcode Update Causes Reboots on All Intel Processors

Recently, Intel released CPU microcode updates to mitigate the Meltdown and Spectre flaws. Later, it was discovered that the update was causing unexpected reboots on Broadwell and Haswell systems. Newer research from Intel shows that Ivy Bridge, Sandy Bridge, Skylake and Kaby Lake-based platforms are all affected by the bugged update and spontaneously reboot.

Disable Hardware Acceleration in Firefox Quantum

Disable Hardware Acceleration in Firefox Quantum

In this article, we will learn how to disable hardware acceleration in your Firefox browser. By default, it is enabled but can give you issues if you are using older hardware which does not support GPU acceleration. It might also be useful if you need to test some feature on a web site.

Schedule Scan in Windows Defender in Windows 10

Schedule Scan in Windows Defender in Windows 10

Windows Defender is the built-in security solution in Windows 10. It provides basic protection against threats. Earlier versions of Windows like Windows 8.1, Windows 8, Windows 7 and Vista also had it but it was less efficient previously as it only scanned spyware and adware. In Windows 8 and Windows 10, Defender is based on the Microsoft Security Essentials app which offers better protection by adding full blown protection against all kinds of malware. Today, we will see how to schedule a scan in Windows Defender Antivirus in Windows 10.

Windows 10 Build 14393.2034 is out with KB4057142

Windows 10 Build 14393.2034 is out with KB4057142

Microsoft today released Windows 10 Build 14393.2034 to stable branch users. The package KB4057142 is now available for everyone. This cumulative update is applicable to Windows 10 version 1607 "Anniversary Update". Let's see what has changed.

Windows 10 Build 15063.877 is out with KB4057144

Windows 10 Build 15063.877 is out with KB4057144

Microsoft today released Windows 10 Build 15063.877 for the stable branch. The package KB4057144 is now available via Windows Update. This cumulative update is applicable to Windows 10 version 1703 "Creators Update". Let's see what has changed.

Here are fixes for Windows 7 and 8.1 unbootable state on AMD

Here are fixes for Windows 7 and 8.1 unbootable state on AMD

As you may be aware, Microsoft has released a number of patches for all supported operating systems to protect them from Meltdown and Spectre attacks. These include Windows 7, Windows 8.1 and Windows 10. Unfortunately for AMD CPU users, those patches caused a blue screen of death (BSOD) for those who have an AMD Athlon chip. Finally, the issue is resolved. Microsoft today released a couple of fixes for AMD users.

Change Days After Which To Delete Downloads in Windows 10

Change Days After Which To Delete Downloads in Windows 10

Windows 10 includes the ability to automatically delete files in your Recycle bin, delete temporary files, and files in the Downloads folder to free up disk space. It is definitely a great improvement in Windows 10 over previous versions of the OS. With recently released builds, you can change the schedule for Downloads automatic clean up.

Free Windows 10 Upgrade Offer is Over

Free Windows 10 Upgrade Offer is Over

Back in 2015, Microsoft allowed users with Windows 7 and Windows 8.1 to upgrade their operating system to Windows 10 for free. They used some dishonest tricks too to force upgrades to Windows 10. After some time, the free upgrade offer was provided for users dependent on assistive (accessibility) technologies. This offer was supposed to end in 2017 but was extended in 2018 by a few more days. The Redmond software giant has now ended the free offer for assistive technology users on January 16, 2018.

Vivaldi 1.14: Vertical Reader Mode

Vivaldi 1.14: Vertical Reader Mode

A new developer snapshot of the most innovative web browser Vivaldi is out today. The snapshot 1.14.1072.3 represents the upcoming app version 1.14 and introduces a new feature – Vertical Reader Mode.