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Here's how to reset Windows 10 password with or without Reset Disk

Haven't used your PC for a while and forgot Windows 10 sign-in password? Change Windows password often but couldn't remember the last password used on your laptop? Need to assist someone else in resetting lost computer password?

 

Performing a clean install of Windows is never a good idea, especially if you have important softwares or files stored on your hard drive. In this tutorial we'll show you how to easily reset forgotten Windows 10 password with or without reset disk.



Windows 10 Fall Creators Update will be available worldwide from 17th Oct!

Are you waiting for the next major update of Windows 10? Then the wait is near to end. Microsoft has announced that the next big update will start rolling out on 17th October 2017, with so many new features to make you creative.

 

As a Windows Insiders in the fast ring, you might have already experienced the latest update. If not, then hold your breath for another few days!!!


Windows 10 Preview Build 16273 for PC is now rolling out to Insiders

After two weeks of delay, Microsoft started rolling out a fresh new build for Windows Insiders in the fast ring. Windows 10 Preview Build 16273 includes a set of new improvements and fixes, stepping ahead to release the Fall Creators Update in the coming month.

 

Checkout the blog post to know what has been changed in this build, to grab an idea of the improvements made in it.


Windows 10 Insiders Preview Build 16251 got some new improvements

Microsoft, today announced a new PC build 16251 for the Windows Insiders in the Fast Ring, from the RS3 (Redstone 3) development branch. And thus, moving towards one step forward to the Windows 10 Fall Creators Update, which is expected to release within few months.

 

Along with this new PC build, they have also announced a new build 15235 for mobile devices. In this post, we are going to list the new features that you can see in the new PC build.


Windows 10 PC build 16241 rolls out to insiders in the Fast ring

Windows 10 Insider Preview build 16241 is being rolled out to Windows Insiders in the fast ring. It includes a no. of new improvements to the Windows Shell. Apart from that, Windows 10 Mobile Insider Preview build 15230, has been also released.

 

Check this post to know the latest improvements, fixes in this new PC build 16241. Don't forget to checkout the known issues before downloading this build.


Windows 10 most likely to allow control over update bandwidth

Windows 10 Update delivery works better by creating a peer network to send/receive updates within LAN and/or internet. But till date, there was no control over it's upload/download bandwidth and thus, there was a need for it.

 

Though this feature is not yet announced in Release Notes, but a separate settings page has been seen in recent version of Insiders Preview build, which we are going to discuss in this post.



Windows 10 preview build 16237 is now available, here's what's new

After the last Windows Insiders Preview build 16232, which was released on 28th June, Microsoft came up with a new build 16237 for the insiders. If you are in the fast ring, enjoy your weekend exploring the new improvements part of it.

 

This new build mainly focuses improvements to Microsoft Edge, Windows Shell including the Action Center, Emoji Panel, handwriting panel and many more.


Windows 10 Fall Creators Update to introduce Controlled folder access in Windows Defender

Along with Windows 10 Insiders Preview build 16232, Microsoft to introduce a new feature called 'Controlled folder access' in Windows 10 Fall Creators Update. This will make it easier for you to protect valuable data from malicious apps and threats.

 

In this post, we are going to preview this new feature that's going to introduce in Windows Defender in the next major build of Windows 10.


Windows 10 build 16232 released to PCs in Fast ring

A new Windows 10 PC build (16232) is now available to the fast ring insiders, along with Mobile Build 15228. This new PC build includes a no. of new security enhancements to Windows Defender, many other improvements and fixes.

 

Don't forget to read the 'Known Issues' first, before downloading as there is a possibility of update failure in this build.


A massive cyber attack named '#Petya' is spreading across the world

In a month of two, after the attack of 'WannaCry', a new Ransomware named 'Petya' started spreading across the world. It's a massive cyber attack that paralyzed firms, airports, banks and government departments that uses unpatched old Windows operating system.

 

Starting with Ukraine, it already spread many countries like UK, Spain and India. Check this post to know how to take precaution from such attacks.


Windows 10 to add Grouped Processes and GPU Performance in Task Manager

Windows 10 Fall Creators Update to get some new changes in Task Manager. Along with Windows 10 Insiders Preview Build 16226, Microsoft added grouped processes and GPU performance to the Task Manager window.

 

In this post, we are going to see the new changes that's going to come in Task Manager. Continue reading to know more.



Windows 10 now lets you easily delete your older version of Windows

Microsoft has updated the Storage Sense UI, which is targeted to release with Windows 10 Fall Creators Update. Along with insiders preview build 16266, it now allows you to easily delete the old version of Windows 10.

 

If you are a Windows Insider, and in the fast ring, you can now check this feature ahead of the general availability. Let's see it in action!


Windows 10 build 16226 released to PCs in Fast ring, with a bunch of new improvements

Good news for Insiders! A new Windows 10 PC build (16266) is now available to the fast ring insiders, after the last build released two weeks ago. This build includes a no. of new changes and improvements, along with many fixes.

 

Don't forget to read the 'Known Issues' before downloading this build. Sharing here the key improvements, that you can see after installing it.


Your device is at risk because it's out of date and missing important security and quality updates

Microsoft has started showing a red warning message "Your device is at risk because it's out of date and missing important security and quality updates" to the users, who have not updated their Windows 10 system for a while.

 

This warning message can be found in the Windows Update settings page. If you are one of them, read further to know more about it.


How to attach a DVD to a Virtual Machine in Hyper-V on Windows 10?

In the last blog post on Windows 10 Hyper-V Manager, we have learnt 'How to create a Virtual Machine in Hyper-V on Windows 10'. As the virtual machine has been already created, we will now need to install an Operating System to it and for this, we will need to attach a DVD/ISO image.

 

In this article, we will learn how to create a SCSI Controller to add a DVD drive to it and then we will proceed to attach a DVD/ISO image to the virtual DVD drive.


Microsoft Edge to support adding all tabs to favorites in Windows 10 Fall Creators Update

The latest build of Windows 10 Insiders Preview brought a set of new features and announcements. Among them, Microsoft Edge got a bunch of new changes that includes ability to add all open tabs to favorites from a single context menu.

 

In this short post, we will learn how to add all the open tabs to it's favorites list. Continue reading to know more.



OneDrive to get Files-On-Demand feature in Windows 10 Fall Creators Update

Yes, you heard it right! As announced in //BUILD/2017 event, OneDrive to get 'Files on Demand' feature in 'Windows 10 Fall Creators Update' expected to release this September. If you are a Windows Insider, "Good News", you can now experience it ahead of time.

 

In this blog post, we will see what has been changed and how to use the on demand files in new OneDrive application. You should be on latest Windows 10 insiders build.


Microsoft to add a new handwriting panel in Windows 10 Fall Creators Update

Windows 10 Insiders Preview Build 16215 is there for couple of days now and if you are a insider in the fast ring, you might have already explored the new features added to this new build. If you haven't done it already, don't miss this build.

 

Along with other improvements, Microsoft has added a new XAML based handwriting panel which contains more gestures, easier editing, emoji and more.


Cortana to get Vision Intelligence in Windows 10 Fall Creators Update

Microsoft has recently released Windows 10 Preview Build 16215 for the Windows Insiders in the fast ring, having a bunch of new improvements targeted to release in Windows 10 Fall Creators Update.

 

This build gets a set of new additions to Cortana experience, called as 'Vision Intelligence'. In this post, we are going to learn more about the changes part of it.


Microsoft Edge to get site pinning, annotation, full screen support in Windows 10 Fall Creators Update

Along with Windows 10 Insiders Preview Build 16215, released to Fast ring Windows Insiders, Microsoft added many new features for Edge browser which will be available in Windows 10 Fall Creators Update later this year.

 

Before the features are ready for final release, let's discuss what's new improvements are being added to this insiders build.

 
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