Microsoft Software Shadow Copy Provider service, also known as swprv, is a built-in service that exists in modern Windows versions. It participates in restore point creation. If its configuration is damaged, or for some reason the swprv service is missing, you won't be able to manage restore points. Continue reading "How to Restore the Missing Microsoft Software Shadow Copy Provider service"
In December 2022, Microsoft has released KB5022083, a security update that changes how .NET Framework and .NET handle XPS content. So many apps built with WPF started to render incorrectly. While Microsoft provided a workaround along with the release of the patch, the issue still affects plenty of users. Continue reading "Microsoft has issued optional updates to fix XPS in WPF-based apps"
AdDuplex has published a new statistical report on the use of different versions of Windows. While this data is not accurate, AdDuplex remains the exclusive information source about the market share of different Windows versions. Microsoft doesn't share this information. Continue reading "Windows 11 share grew by only 0.4% in April, reports AdDuplex"
Microsoft has announced that starting this week Windows 11 Home Insider Builds will no longer come with the Server Message Block 1 (SMB1) protocol enabled by default. This change will not affect devices that already have SMB1 enabled. Continue reading "Microsoft disables SMBv1 in Windows 11 Home by default"
You can enable the Recycle Bin for removable drivers on Windows for having an extra protection from accidental removal of files. By default, Windows doesn't create the Recycle Bin area for USB sticks and other removable media, but you can easily change that.
Microsoft Teams has got new 3D Fluent Design emojis in preview. You may remember that Microsoft introduced these emojis in the middle of last year. The updated set includes 1800 emoticons. Continue reading "Fluent Design 3D emoji now available in Microsoft Teams"
Today is the second Tuesday of February, so it is time to check for updates if you are running Microsoft Windows. The Redmond firm has released a set of cumulative updates for all supported Windows versions. Here are the patches available for Windows 11 and Windows 10. Continue reading "February 2022 cumulative updates for Windows 11 and Windows 10"
Andromeda OS is a Windows version for dual-screen smartphones. It was initially created for the Surface Duo foldable smartphone. The project was closed in 2018, as Microsoft decided to release the Duo device with Android. Continue reading "This is the canceled Microsoft’s Andromeda OS running on Lumia 950"
Microsoft has released out-of-band updates for affected Windows versions of Windows. They resolve various problems caused by Cumulative Updates issued on January 11, 2022. Continue reading "Microsoft released out-of-band patches to fix VPN and Hyper-V issues"
Microsoft today released a portion of new patches for supported Windows versions. This is the first set of cumulative updates in 2022. The update packages are already available on Windows Update. Continue reading "Microsoft released January 2022 cumulative updates"