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Follow Winaero on Telegram

I am happy to announce that Winaero content is now accessible via Telegram! If you are a user of Telegram Messenger, you might find it useful and convenient to read our articles and news there.

Disable Microsoft Store Apps in Windows 10

Disable Microsoft Store Apps in Windows 10

As you may already know, Windows 10 comes with its own Store app. Like Android has Google Play, and there's the App Store in iOS, the Microsoft Store app (formerly Windows Store) adds the ability to deliver digital content to the end user in Windows. There is a group policy that can be used to restrict access to all Microsoft Store apps, including pre-installed and manually downloaded packages. The Microsoft Store app will also be disabled.

Websites Windows 10 Connects To After a Clean Install

Websites Windows 10 Connects To After a Clean Install

Starting with very first releases of Windows 10, Microsoft was often criticized by a huge number of users, and even by government agencies in certain countries like Netherlands for intensive data collection via the built-in diagnostics and telemetry services. In response, Microsoft has published the list of endpoints Windows 10 connects to after a clean install. Here are the endpoints for the recently released Windows 10 version 1809.

Access WSL Linux Files from Windows 10

Access WSL Linux Files from Windows 10

Windows 10 version 1903 "April 2019 Update" comes with a number of interesting changes and improvements made to the WSL feature. These include additional distros in the Store, the ability to browse WSL files from File Exporer, and more.

Windows Update for Business Changes in Windows 10

Windows Update for Business Changes in Windows 10

Microsoft has revealed a number of changes to Windows Update for business. The main change is the retirement of the Semi-Annual Channel (Targeted) (SAC-T). Starting in Windows 10, version 1903 (the next feature update for Windows 10), its release information page will no longer list SAC-T information for version 1903 and future feature updates.

Windows 10 Build 18836 Shows WSL/Linux File System in File Explorer

Windows 10 Build 18836 Shows WSL/Linux File System in File Explorer

As you may already know, Microsoft today released Build 18836 of Windows 10. This build is a very early pre-release version of Windows 10 "20H1", supposed to be released in 2020. The build exposes plenty of interesting changes. One of them is the ability to browse the file system of WSL (Linux distros installed from the Store) natively with File Explorer.

How to Quit Skype in Windows 10 (Store app Bundled with OS)

How to Quit Skype in Windows 10 (Store app Bundled with OS)

Windows 10 comes with a special version of Skype pre-installed. It is a modern Store app that is in active development. Microsoft pushes it over the classic Desktop app, adds essential features which were exclusive to the classic version of Skype.

Windows 10 Build 18836 (Skip Ahead)

Windows 10 Build 18836 (Skip Ahead)

Microsoft is releasing a new build from the development branch. Insiders who opted in to Skip Ahead are getting Windows 10 Build 18836. For a specific reason, this build is coming from the 20H1 development branch, and not from 19H2, as was expected. Let's see what's new in this release.