Category: windows 10

WINDOWS 10 KB4038788

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This update on September 12, 2015 made a few changes that did not all make their way into the manuals. WIndows 10 Cumulative update: KB4038788 Build 15063.608 For some peculiar reason, older updates have disappeared from the update history. Security updates to Microsoft Graphics Component, Windows kernel-mode drivers, Windows shell, Microsoft Uniscribe, Microsoft Edge, Device Guard, Windows …

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WINDOWS 10 AND INTEL CLOVER TRAIL

Machines with the Intel Clover Trail processors were sold from 2012 to 2015, typically with Windows 8.0 or 8.1 installed. In January 2015, Windows boss Terry Myerson said “This is more than a one-time upgrade: once a Windows device is upgraded to Windows 10, we will continue to keep it current for the supported lifetime of the …

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WINDOWS 10 ONEDRIVE DROPS FAT32

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OneDrive is Microsoft’s cloud service for sharing photos and documents. Recently Microsoft dropped support for FAT32 and now requires NTFS for hosting OneDrive local copies. We noticed this with our HP Stream 7. We use a microSD card for supplemental storage and the default format for 32GB is FAT32. If you need to change to …

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AMD RYZEN & WINDOWS 10

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We have seen several reports recently that Windows 10 does run well on some AMD Ryzen platforms. We believe it could be some driver issues for motherboards and the processor. WIndows 8.1 seems to work better with some motherboards. Windows 10 Creators Edition may work on some. It seems to be hit or miss with …

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CONTENT CREATION TOOLS & DX12

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Steam distributes Blender and Autodesk distributes 3D Studio, Maya and AutoCAD. These tools are the most widely used ones for creating 3D game worlds. Blender is open source and it has a large community of contributors. Many game studios have used Blender successfully. DX12 uses multiple GPU cards to manage rendering and this makes it …

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WINDOWS CUMULATIVE UPDATES

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Microsoft has accelerated the update releases to about every 2 weeks as they work to fix all the issues remaining with the most recent Creators Update. Each of the updates contain hundreds of fixes. Older versions of Windows sometimes used update rollups. This makes it easier for fresh installs to be patched more quickly.. Microsoft …

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INTEL CLOVER TRAIL AND WINDOWS 10

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Intel and Microsoft has indicated that machines using the Intel Atom processors code named Clover Trail will not be able to run Windows 10 creators update or above. Intel® Atom™ processor Z25XX series are the affected product numbers. Clover Trail processors are made on the 32nm process line. Clover Trail was marketed in 2012 before being replaced …

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WINDOWS 10 S

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Windows 10 S is a restricted version of Windows that uses the Microsoft Store. This version is intended to compete with Chromebooks etc. in the lower price ranges for laptop and tablet machines. For those who owned one of the original Surface tablets, which used the ARM processor, the Windows 10 S will feel the …

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LOCK SCREEN BUG IN 1703

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Some machines using Windows 10 version 1703 are having problems with the lock screen not asking for authentication for secure situations. This can lead to unauthorized use from a stolen machine etc. The whole idea of using a PIN is to make the machine more secure. Right click on the start button and select run, …

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GAMES INCOMPATIBLE WITH WINDOWS 10 VERSION 1703

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This list originally was compiled for Windows 7, however Windows Vista, 7 all are based on the same code base (Longhorn) and the issues presented are consistent for all versions. We have another list of games with known issues from Windows 8. We have many old games. Unfortunately some games are not compatible with Windows …

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WINDOWS 10 VERSION 1703

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The Windows 10 version 1703 also known as the creator’s edition has many new features of interest for gaming. One of the big moves with Windows is better supporting 3820×2160 4K UHD. Higher resolution panels are available but they are still far too expensive for consumers. Microsoft extended the windows display driver model with the …

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WINDOWS UPDATE KB3216755

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For some reason Microsoft did not deliver February 2017 updates for Windows 10. Speculation has been all over the dial. Contrary to other sources, this is not exclusively an update for insider test builds. http://www.catalog.update.microsoft.com/Search.aspx?q=KB3216755 Is the last update in the catalog, and installing it will reboot your machine. This update is cumulative and it …

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WINDOWS IS BACK ON MOBILE

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Microsoft has recently compiled Windows 10 to run on the upcoming Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 processor. Microsoft has also developed an emulator so that Win32 programs can run on the ARM architecture. Apple’s iOS was developed from scratch over many years for mobile devices. Windows however came from much more powerful machines. Android came from Linux …

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EMULATORS & RETRO GAMING

The modern PC is incredibly powerful when considered to machines ca. 1980. Back in 1980 the Radio Shack TRS-80 was expensive and it was not very powerful. It also cost several thousand dollars. There is an open source C program to emulate CP/M which allows antique BASIC and even binary backwards compatibility. PC-DOS and MS-DOS …

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WINDOWS MEDIA CREATION TOOL

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The Windows media creation tool is designed to upgrade a machine or it can make and ISO disk image or bootable USB stick. There is no fault tolerance, if there is a problem with the USB stick and you have to start over, expect to have to download it over again. The tool does not …

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