Category Archives: Windows 10

Microsoft is ending its free Windows 10 upgrade for users of its accessibility features

If you use Microsoft‘s accessibility features and want a free Windows 10 upgrade, better hurry up because Microsoft is closing this last deal on 31 December. Microsoft stopped offering free Windows 10 upgrades in July last year but users who … Continue reading

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How to Make Windows 10 Accept File Paths Over 260 Characters

With the Anniversary Update of Windows 10, you can finally abandon the 260 character maximum path limit in Windows. You just need to make a minor edit to the Windows Registry or Group Policy. Here’s how to make it happen. … Continue reading

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Microsoft commits to a permanent schedule for new Windows 10, Office updates.

Feature updates to hit in March and September, in perpetuity. Microsoft said Thursday it will commit to a strict schedule for Windows and Office feature updates: every September and March. It’s a concession to IT administrators that will ripple down … Continue reading

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"Windows as a service" means big, painful changes for IT pros

Everything you know about Windows deployment is undergoing wrenching changes. For IT pros who’ve grown accustomed to “set it and forget it” as a management strategy, three big changes are making life much more challenging. When Microsoft rolled out the … Continue reading

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Task Manager might show 100% disk utilization on Windows 10 devices.

Your computer is hanging. Same old Windows, right? Except you’re using a brand new Windows 8.x or Windows 10 device, you’ve only had it a few days. So just what is going on? Investigating, you discover that your system drive … Continue reading

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Microsoft’s fix for Windows 10 update cutting off internet? ‘Restart your machine’

Microsoft is looking into reports that some Windows 10 and 8 users are having trouble getting online following a recent update. Microsoft is investigating reports that a recent Windows update is stopping some PCs from connecting to the internet. A … Continue reading

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