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Have you ever wanted to copy some text or images from one device and use that on another device? Microsoft now added this cross-device functionality to latest version of Windows 10. With the power of clipboard cloud-sync, you can now easily perform copy-paste across your synced devices.

 

Here's how to enable clipboard history and clipboard cloud-sync feature on Windows 10, so that, you can copy text/image from one device and paste it on another device.

Published by on under Tips | Windows

Mady Marinescu, from the Windows Defender Engineering team, in an official blog post announced that the Windows Defender Antivirus can now run in a sandbox to provide you extra security layer. With this development, its the first Antivirus solution which can run in a sandbox.

 

To know more about this capability and to learn how to enable this feature in Windows 10, continue reading this post.

Published by on under News | Security

How many times this happened with you that you need a bootable USB device to boot into your PC and/or to do a fresh installation? You can easily get an ISO/DVD image of the Windows 10 installer but to use this you required to create a bootable USB/DVD device.

 

Earlier we have covered many articles building bootable drive with many tools. Today, we will learn how to create Windows 10 bootable device using Rufus.

Published by on under Tips | Windows

If you are unable to boot into your Windows 7/8/10 operating system due to corrupted Boot Configuration Data (BCD) file or your boot menu is not showing all the installed operating systems, you need to repair the BCD config file.

 

In case your Boot Configuration Data file has been already corrupted, this article will help you to repair it by using the appropriate commands.

Published by on under Solution | Windows

After releasing the Windows 10 October 2018 Update on 2nd October 2018, Microsoft stopped distributing the update over the Windows Update channel as well as via Media Creation tool, due to users reported personal data files missing issues.

 

If you are one of the affected user, STOP using your system immediately and contact Microsoft support as mentioned below to help you recover those lost files.

Published by on under News | Windows

Windows 10 October 2018 Update (version: 1809), which was released by Microsoft on 2nd October, has been pulled from Windows Update and Microsoft site due to some critical issues reported by the first set of users.

 

The rollout has been paused for some time while Microsoft investigates the isolated reports of users missing some files after updating to the latest version.

Published by on under News | Windows

Microsoft released the next major feature update (version: 1809) of Windows 10, which is known as Windows 10 October 2018 Update The key feature list includes: Dark Theme for File Explorer, new snipping experience, cloud clipboard and more.

 

If you haven't receive the upgrade notification, head over to: Settings | Update & security | Windows Update | Check for updates.

Published by on under DZone | News

If you didn't hear about Windows in-built ReadyBoost feature, it's a disk caching software component which enables flash drives and SD cards to act like a memory cache. In most slow performing systems, ReadyBoost improves the overall system performance.

 

In this article we will learn about ReadyBoost, its minimum requirements and how it works to increase system performance.

Published by on under Tips | Windows

Data privacy and anonymous browsing were once luxuries that people, despite having the possibility to afford them, opted to ignore. However, times have changed, and those "optional" traits quietly became necessities because hackers and cybercriminals have developed innovative ways to steal identities, data, and money.

 

Setting up a VPN (Virtual Private Network) using a Windows 10 PC is very straightforward. In this post, we will learn how to set up and run a VPN.

Published by on under Tips | Win10Tips

Microsoft had one of the most promising mobile operating systems ever... but it failed. Back before the days of the smartphones as we know them (let's call it the pre-iPhone era), Microsoft's Windows CE was the operating system that powered a vast variety of pocket-sized computers and PDAs.

 

But when it came to smartphones, Microsoft's mobile platform never gained the traction it needed to even have a chance to make its presence felt in the world's mobile operating system market.

Published by on under Android | Mobile

As we are looking forward for the Windows 10 October 2018 Update, which is scheduled to release in the month of October, Microsoft released its fourth Redstone 5 ISO/DVD image of Windows 10 insiders build. If you are an insider, you can now do a clean installation of build 17758.

 

Let's discuss how to download the latest Windows 10 insider preview build 17758 ISO and create a bootable USB device to use it to install the latest build.

Published by on under Windows | Windows 10

Along with Windows 10 Insiders Preview build 17755 for PC, Microsoft updated the "Your Phone" app to allow you to read and compose SMS messages directly from your PC. This is intended to be release with Windows 10 October 2018 Update (Redstone 5).

 

If you are a Windows Insider, you can now try it with the latest Windows 10 build and provide your early feedback to Microsoft.

Published by on under Windows | Windows 10

Microsoft released a new PC build 18234 to the Windows Insiders who have opted for Skip Ahead. The latest Windows 10 insiders preview build contains new improvements to Microsoft To-Do, Sticky Notes and Snip & Sketch apps.

 

The latest preview build also includes a huge list of bug fixes and general improvements for Windows 10 PC. Don't forget to checkout the known issues before upgrading.

Published by on under News | Windows

If you are using OneDrive on your PC and if you capture a lot of screenshots, this question may I arise whether you can automatically save the screenshots as a file to your OneDrive account. The answer is 'Yes'. You can save the screenshots directly to OneDrive.

 

In this quick tips, let's learn how to save the captured screenshots on Windows 10 automatically to the connected OneDrive account.

Published by on under OneDrive | Windows

While running an MSI installation using the Windows Installer Service, you may sometime encounter a fatal error with Exit Code as 1603. This 1603 error code is an MSI error code which indicates a failure, that is generic and computer-specific.

 

If you face this issue while installing an application package using the Windows Installer, here's a list of known causes that generates 1603 errors.

Published by on under Solution | Tips

Recently in an official blog post, Microsoft announced that they are soon going to stop accepting new apps and app updates for Windows 8.x and Windows Phone 8.x or earlier. If you have built app packages for these platform, its time to port those to UWP.

 

Here's the important dates, announced by Microsoft, for the apps with Windows 8.x and Windows Phone 8.x packages submitted to Microsoft Store.

Published by on under News | UWPDev

Do you know that Windows 10 has a cool trick to enable slide to shutdown feature? If you have a touch screen you would more likely to use a finger slide option to shutdown your system. In this short quick tip, we will learn how to do it.

 

This can be done by executing the command SlideToShutDown.exe, which resides in the %windir%\System32 directory of any windows system.

Published by on under Tips | Windows

Microsoft started rolling out its 'Folder Protection' feature to OneDrive, which is also known as "Known Folder Move". This feature keeps your system safe and protected by automatically taking backup of important documents from user data folders like Desktop, Documents and Pictures.

 

If you are a Windows Insider, you might have already received this update in early July. For non-insiders, here's how to enable this protection.

Published by on under Known Folder Move | OneDrive

Microsoft releases a new Windows 10 preview build for insiders in the Fast Ring. Thus, marking it as the fifth build of this month from the Redstone 5 (RS5) branch. As its targeted to release globally as next feature update, this build 17741 contains fixes to make it more polished.

 

Here's what's new, improved, fixed and still broken in latest Fast Ring Windows 10 insiders preview build 17741 for PC.

Published by on under News | Windows