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  1. The Internet and Social Media have changed the development process for many of the products we use. Windows 10 in particular has embraced the benefits of these modern day platforms to help improve and bring new releases to market approximately every six months. When I participated in Microsoft Beta Programs (remember Microsoft Betaplace and Connect) more than a decade ago, it was sort of an exclusive club of maybe few thousand or more. Although both had its benefits, with the significant growth of Windows and Office, there had to be change to make feedback represent the billions of users
  2. A new version of Windows 10 is upon us containing exciting new features to make users more productive and secure. The Windows 10 Spring Creators Update version 1803 builds on the Fall Creators Update launched last October. New features include: Time Line for managing apps and activities across devices; redesigned settings app, new user experiences for installing fonts, using Bluetooth, Audio and whole lot more. In this article, we look at how to upgrade from a previous version using Windows Update. Its not that different from previous versions, but users will note how much faster and stable th
  3. If it has a lock screen status, that sounds like ransomeware. Could you post a picture?
  4. Give the following a try first: Power on and off your computer three times On the third time, your computer will boot into the Advanced Recovery environment Click Advanced Options Click Troubleshoot Click Reset this PC Click Keep my files Choose your account Enter your password Click Continue Click Reset If the above does not work, go to a working computer, download, create a bootable copy: Download Windows 10 ISO Files Directly Using Your Web Browser Boot from the install media then perform a custom install: When you arri
  5. Microsoft published an official (albeit complex) work around for fixing the issue: https://blogs.technet.microsoft.com/ramazancan/2017/10/16/cumulative-update-for-october-inaccessible-boot-device/
  6. My preferred method would have been to create a User folder on the hard disk, then individually redirect each personal folder (Documents, Music, Pictures etc) from the properties of the folder > Location tab > Move. This is cleaner method than actually moving the user folder itself. You are gonna have problems especially with future feature updates not being able to find the user folder.
  7. Did you follow the instructions as described on groovypost? https://www.groovypost.com/howto/block-windows-10-feature-update-why/ I am not aware of Microsoft ending current branch, where is your source? I know they revised the name of the releases.
  8. Below are direct links to vendor support pages where you can check the make and model of your computer to find out if it is compatible with the Windows 10 Fall Creators Update or earlier versions. If its not, don’t force it, stick with your current version, contact the vendor by telephone or support forum to find out about support.The list will be updated as soon as other OEMs update their support pages. Windows 10 Fall Creators Update (1709) Toshiba Panasonic Hewlett Packard (HP)/Compaq Dell Inc Lenovo Samsung If the
  9. I mostly see this when I setup Windows 10 in a virtual machine before I install the additions. Are you using the tab key when this happens? Also, is your graphics adapter updated? Open Start > Settings > Update & security > Troubleshoot Scroll down then click Keyboard Click Run the troubleshooter When complete restart and see if it stops happening. If it doesn't disconnect the keyboard, restart then reconnect it.
  10. I updated it with instructions how to change the user agent string so you can still access the ISO. I'm sure I had updated the article previously, but the instructions were not saved it seems.
  11. Check out the following article to see if it can help you overcome some of the issues you are experiencing with Black Screen: https://www.groovypost.com/howto/fix-black-screen-windows-10/
  12. Earlier today, some users started reporting issues trying complete Windows 10 setup during the Out of Box Experience. If OneDrive is selected as the default location to save files, setup becomes non-responsive. Microsoft said in a tweet they are aware of the issue and are working to resolve it. They recommend users experiencing this problem file a report at the given link: https://t.co/SWI0nIX0Pz In the mean time, If you are setting up/signing into a Microsoft Account during installation, we recommend you setup a Local Account instead, then connect to a Microsoft Ac
  13. I suggest you perform a repair upgrade: https://www.groovypost.com/howto/perform-repair-upgrade-windows-10/
  14. Do you have access to another location and computer you could perform the download from?
  15. As a precaution, what you can do is create a recovery drive, then proceed to delete the 350 MB partition partition, then proceed to right click C:\ then click expand.
  16. When you connect your cellular phone, you need to set it to MTP mode, so it will be recognized by the computer. What type of cellular phone is it? Usually you have to configure this setting by either dragging down notification menu then choosing that mode.
  17. I recommend you perform a custom install. Configure your BIOS to boot from the USB thumb drive: https://www.groovypost.com/howto/bios-uefi-setup-guide-boot-from-cd-dvd-usb-drive-sd-card/ The Windows logo will appear on screen, this might be here for a while, as long as you see the indicater, everything should be ok. Select your Language, Time and Keyboard method then click Next. Click Install now Wait while Setup starts. Accept the license terms then click Next Click Custom Select the Primary Partition then click Next You will receive the follo
  18. See: How to Downgrade Preinstalled Windows 10 to Windows 7/8.1 You might want to consider dual booting instead.
  19. What is the make and model of your computer? Have you checked the manufacturers website to determine compatibility? See the following article with links to the manufacturers website for popular make and models: How to Block a Windows 10 Feature Update and Why You Might Need To perform the following tasks: 12 Things You Should Do Before Installing Windows 10 Creators Update (Version 1703) If the Windows 10 Upgrade Assistant becomes stuck or unresponsive at various percentages: 0%, 32%, 62%, 87%, 99%, please wait at least 4 to 7 hours. If you are updating throu
  20. Click View tab > Options > View tab > click restore defaults. Under folder views, click Reset folders. If the problem persists, I recommend you update your video drivers.
  21. Why would they jeopardize your installation? There is no risk in trying any of them.
  22. In early April, Microsoft launched the Windows 10 Creators Update for desktop PCs. The mobile version was delayed while Microsoft continued development to refine some features. Today, the company launched the RTM build for select devices. On the Microsoft Community forums, an article was published detailing instructions how to upgrade and which devices are supported.
  23. Microsoft’s line of computers consist of several form factors: Surface Pro, Surface Book and Surface Studio launched in October of 2016. The company has been pushing the innovation button regularly, introducing major designs, inspiring and encouraging hardware vendors to push the limits of the PC form factor into new experiences. Now it looks like Microsoft is expanding the family by going back to a familiar design. Pictures of the new laptop, which looks almost like a MacBook Air, showed up this evening, thanks to serial leaker walkingcat on Twitter. Below are some pictures of the new device.
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