Starting December 2020, Microsoft will start delivering the .NET Core updates on Windows via Microsoft Update (MU). This will benefit the .NET Core applications that are using the Framework Dependent Deployment model. The apps that use the Self-Contained Deployment model, won't have any effect.


If you don't want to use the Microsoft Update service to update the .NET Core runtimes in your system, you can easily turn that OFF. Continue reading further to know more about this process.

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Microsoft is giving its effort to make Windows 10 better. The company released a new build (Windows 10 Insiders Preview Build 20270) from the FE_RELEASE branch to the Windows Insiders who are in the Dev Channel. In the latest build, Microsoft's digital assistant Cortana is gaining a new feature called "File skill".


With this update in place, you can now access your files by asking Cortana without directly navigating to those files. To know more about this feature and how to use Cortana to find and open your files, continue reading further.

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Just a month ago Microsoft released PowerToys 0.25, and now the firm came with PowerToys 0.27, skipping version 0.26 for some higher priority work. Those who are waiting for the Video Conference Mute utility, have to wait a bit longer as it will be released as an experimental feature with version 0.28.


The latest version of PowerToys comes with a bunch of new improvements and fixes. For a complete list of feature changes, continue reading further.

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Windows Experience Feature Packs are used to deliver new feature improvements to Windows 10 customers without releasing the bi-annual major feature updates. Currently, only a limited set of features are being developed which are independent of the OS releases.


Microsoft now releases Windows Feature Experience Pack 120.2212.1070.0 to the Windows Insiders in the Beta channel which adds two improvements to users running Windows 10 version 20H2 build 19042.662 or higher.

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The Refresh Rate of a display defines the number of times per second the image refreshes on the screen. It determines how smoothly the moving action appears on your screen. The higher the refresh rate, the higher the overall gaming experience and soother motion when you navigate through pages on the net.


The latest version of Windows 10 (October 2020 Update, version 20H2) now allows you to select the refresh rate of your display device. Here we will learn how to change the display refresh rate on your Windows 10 computer.

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In October 2020, Microsoft took a new initiative to phase out Internet Explorer (IE11) for its new Chromium-based Microsoft Edge browser. Beginning November 2020, users navigating to sites using Internet Explorer are being redirected to the new Microsoft Edge if it detects incompatibility.


Initially, though the redirection is happening to a list of 1,156 websites, Microsoft is expanding the list to more number of sites. In case you are not happy and would like to disable the redirection, here's how you can prevent sites from being redirected to Microsoft Edge.

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The optional inking and typing diagnostic data help Microsoft to improve the language recognition and suggestions capabilities of apps and services running on Windows 10. But, if you are seeing the error message "Your current Diagnostic data setting prevents inking and typing data from being sent to Microsoft", you need to resolve it first.


Here in this post, we will learn how to resolve the above-mentioned error and turn ON the optional inking and typing diagnostic data on Microsoft Windows 10.

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Nowadays, the Microsoft Edge (Chromium) browser is becoming one of the most popular web browsers on Windows, macOS, Linux, and Android. The latest version of Microsoft Edge now allows you to quickly navigate to the recently viewed web page from the browser toolbar.


As the history button is by default hidden in the Microsoft Edge browser toolbar, you can quickly enable it by following the steps mentioned below.

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Microsoft releases a new Windows 10 preview build 19042.662 to the Windows Insiders in the Beta and Release Preview channels running Windows 10 October 2020 Update. This update includes several bug fixes along with the USB 3.0 bug and the bug that causes a black screen for Windows Virtual Desktop (WVD) users.


This update comes as a KB4586853 article, and will soon be released to the non-insiders as an optional update. Later, it will be forced as a mandatory update as part of the patch Tuesday.

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Microsoft starts rolling out a new Windows 10 patch (KB4023057) to make your device compatible to receive the latest upgrade. The latest build adds reliability and security improvements to Windows Update Service components in consumer Windows 10, versions 1507, 1511, 1607, 1703, 1709, 1803, 1809, 1903, 1909, and 2004.


In the Microsoft support document, the company said that this patch will perform some operations in your system to prepare your device for the next Windows 10 updates. Here is a list of changes that the patch may perform on your system.

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