Category: windows 10

BITLOCKER & KB4056892

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If you are using bitlocker you should disable it so you can redo the security after the mess of the CPU cache problem. Windows 10 version 1709 with KB4056892 installed will fix the CPU cache problems called Meltdown and Spectre. Once it is decrypted, then bitlocker can be turned on again with a new key. This …

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WINDOWS 10 KB4056892

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This update applies only to Windows 10 1709, earlier versions should be updated to receive this and other updates. This brings windows 10 to build 16299.192. Fixed some memory problems with 4TB or more RAM installed Fix a problem with Reset this PC after KB4054022 Fixed some problems with Edge Fixes the Intel CPU bug. Other …

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WINDOWS 10 KB4054517

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This update applies to Windows 10 1709. Users of previous versions of Windows 10 should install 1709 to have the latest fixes etc. Updates Internet Explorer’s default visibility for the button that launches Microsoft Edge. Addresses issue where Windows Defender Device Guard and Application Control block some applications from running, even in Audit-Only Enforcement Mode. …

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WINDOWS 10 SURPASSES 600 MILLION

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Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella told shareholders this week that Windows 10 has now passed 600 million monthly active users, picking up 100 million since May of this year. This number counts all Windows 10 devices used over a 28-day period. Microsoft has worked very hard to continue to develop Windows 10 with the goal of 1 …

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KB4051963

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KB4051963 is a cumulative update for Windows 10 version 1709.  This update bumps the build number to 16299.98. If you have not upgraded to 1709 yet your do so immediately as previous versions of Windows 10 are not being supported. Addressed issue that prevents Forza Motorsport 7 and Forza Horizon 3 from running on some high-end …

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KB4048955

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KB4048955 in a cumulative update for Windows 10 1709. If you have not yet upgraded to version 1709 we should point out that older versions are not being fully supported. Addressed issue that causes the Mixed Reality Portal to stop responding on launch. Addressed issue that causes a black screen to appear when you switch …

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GAMES INCOMPATIBLE WITH WINDOWS 10 VERSION 1709

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Windows 10 version 1709 has exhibited many issues with games on our machines. In many cases the game remains in the task list in Windows after exiting the game. Far less often there is a crash. Updates have fixed many of the problems experienced as this list has been updated to reflect it. Age of Empires …

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WINDOWS MIXED REALITY

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Windows Mixed Reality headsets are a new capability added to Windows 10 version 1709. Microsoft’s range of headsets are similar to the Oculus Rift and HTC Vive, and many manufacturers are selling bundles that include touch controllers. The primary difference between the HTC Vive / Oculus Rift and Windows Mixed Reality is that the headsets …

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WINDOWS 10 1709 ACCEPTS WINDOWS 7 & 8 KEYS

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We refurbish machines in the shop a lot of game testing and we noticed that Windows 10 1709 will activate with a valid Windows 7, Windows 8 or Windows 8.1 key. Microsoft is behind on their goal for 1 billion machines running Windows so to reduce costs for consumers Microsoft is allowing every holdout to …

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HDR DISPLAYS AND WINDOWS 10

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High Dynamic Range (HDR) is a marketing term for advanced displays that have better than 8-bit per color RGB. Deep color was previously used to market displays with 10-bit per color RGB and better. Displays are now available that support 8-bit and 10-bit RGB color for professional studios. HDR mostly works with luminance which seeks …

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WINDOWS 10 1709 MEMORY MANAGEMENT BUGS

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Windows 10 1709 has some serious problems with memory management. We have noticed problems with Google Chrome and many games would remain in memory after being closed. Games usually will not load as they detect an existing instance running. Some might call this a memory leak, more accurately, Windows is not properly terminating a program. …

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WINDOWS 10 VERSION 1709

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Windows 10 version 1709 also known as the Fall Creators edition was released on October 17, 2017 at 10:00 AM PT. It is being delivered as a feature update for Windows 10. Installing the update is slow on hard disks and SSDs alike, Windows 10 version 1709 is code named Redstone 3. For gaming, TruePlay is …

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WINDOWS 10 KB4041676

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Windows 10 KB4041676 was released on October 10, 2017. Lots of fixes as Microsoft gets ready to roll out the fall Creators Edition next week. This update managed to mangle Origin forcing us to uninstall it and install it over make it work properly. Bluetooth sync with a Garmin Vivofit 2 stopped working. We have also noted …

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WINDOWS 10 KB4040724

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Windows 10 KB4040724 was released on Monday September 25, 2017. Build 15063.632 fixes cellular connectivity problems fixes a problem with Edge fixed problems with HP machines that froze for as much as 10 minutes (KB4043292) For some peculiar reason, older updates have disappeared from the update history. The microsoft KB article was basically empty. A large csv …

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WINDOWS 10 FALL CREATORS UPDATE CHANGES

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Microsoft has now announced that the Fall Creators update will being to be rolled out on October 17, 2017. Microsoft is cleaning up some old baggage with Windows 10 at long last. HDR updated and disabled by default. The TPM management is being replaced. 3D Building is now moved to the Store. Mitigation Toolkit is …

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