Category: Windows 10

Playing around with the Chromebox today

 I have been playing around with the Chromebox today.  Nice little computer for $200.00 and you can get it often for $150.00 if you watch.  I have the 4GB box.  I think I will add memory to take it to 8 GB.  Not sure you need that much memory but it is easy and cost very little.
  

Photo was taken 04/07/2017

 

 The photo above I just took and you do not see my second monitor next to the other monitor.  
  Yesterday I also messed around with the Samsung Chromebook Plus.  I paid $5.00 for Artrage.  Great drawing app.  I enjoy the touch screen and using it as a tablet.  But now I think I would be happy to just have an Android tablet.
   I tried to get Hilary the Chromebook Plus but she would not take it.

   Hilary got her driver’s license today.  She got it after she got beaten and was taken to the ER.  So in her photo on the license, she has two black eyes. 

   I am using the browser, Vivaldi, again.  I love it.  I will see how it works out for me.  

   It is 0130 hours and Darlene, Hilary and Jimmy are sleeping.  Both cats are sleeping.  I do not see the cat in this room.  He must be in the window looking outside.  I am going to bed soon and he will then get on my desk and knock something over and walk on the printer keypad.

  

Windows 10 Insider Release Preview 15025

Hello Windows Insider,
 
We recently released one of the largest set of new Windows 10 Insider Preview* features since our Anniversary Update. It’s packed with updates for every Insider, whether you’re a creator, developer, IT Pro — or simply love Windows and want even more cool tools.
 
Go here for all the latest preview updates for PC and mobile. Here are just a few highlights:
 
  • One-step import of data to Microsoft Edge. Import your favorites, browsing history, saved passwords, and other data to Edge from another browser you have installed — all in one simple step.
  • Preview your browser tabs. It’s easy to lose track of what’s in your browser tabs, especially when you have many tabs from the same site, with similar titles and icons. Tab preview bar in Edge gives you a visual preview of every tab without leaving your page.
  • More control of multiple tabs. Click once to set all your tabs aside if you want to start from a clean slate. Then click again to bring them all back. Easy!
  • Group your tiles. Got too many tiles on your Start screen? Simply drag and drop a tile on top of another tile to create a folder for multiple tiles.
  • Improve your PC performance. If your PC is running slowly, the Refresh Windows option in Windows Defender may help. It starts fresh by reinstalling and updating Windows, which will remove most of your apps but keep your personal files and some Windows settings. For more details, see this forum post.
  • Do even more with Cortana.** Set recurring time-based Cortana Reminders for “Every Month” or “Every Year” — great for bill payment or anniversary reminders! (Another clever suggestion from Insiders.) And another cool Cortana feature: Cortana can display links in the Action Center to websites or cloud-based documents that you opened on one PC — so you can pick up where you left off on another PC.

 

We can’t wait to hear your feedback. In fact, with so many new features, we made sure to keep our team and the Customer Champs on high alert in Feedback Hub. And on a related note:
 
  • Join our February Bug Bash. We kick off our next Windows 10 Bug Bash this week and we are excited to hear from Insiders around the world, especially those who speak other languages besides English. As with previous Bug Bashes, you can use Quests within Feedback Hub to direct you to new capabilities. The first set of Quests for the February Bug Bash are available in the Feedback Hub. (Note that you’ll need a Preview build with the Feedback Hub to open this link.***) Stay tuned to announcements and Quests in the Feedback Hub throughout the week. And tune into our live webcasts (starting Feb 7, 2-4PM PDT) to get more details on Quests directly from our Windows engineers.

 

Info for Developers

  • Windows Developer Day: Creators Update. Register to join our livestreamed event on February 8, 2017, to see what’s new for developers in the Windows 10 Creators Update. Whether you’re building for the web or UWP, the latest consumer app or line-of-business tool, there’s something in it for you. Join Kevin Gallo and the Windows engineering team as they cover what’s new with Windows developer tooling and the latest XAML advancements. You’ll also hear the developer story behind the recent announcements of Cortana skills and the new Windows mixed reality headsets. And remember to bring your questions for our live, online Q&A panel.

 

Info for IT Pros

  • Extend Windows 10 security investments to non-UEFI devices. Many new Windows 10 security features require UEFI-enabled devices. With the Creators Update, we will introduce a simple, in-place UEFI conversion tool that automates conversion of devices to UEFI!
  • Quick guide to Windows as a service. Not sure what Windows as a service is? Start by checking out this 5-minute video demo. Then review this quick guide to the most important concepts and delve into detailed guidance to help you manage Windows 10 updates in your organization.
  • Search Windows 10-ready apps. Check out our Ready for Windows website for a listing of over 10,000 apps compatible with Windows 10. And if you’re a developer or ISV, find out how to list your Windows 10 software solutions for even better visibility.
  • Step-by-step guide to deploying Windows 10. Assess compatibility, explore deployment options, download the latest tools, and learn how to manage and secure devices. Visit the new Windows 10 IT Center and get your deployment project on track.
  • FastTrack now available for Windows 10. FastTrack includes access to a qualified partner to help you create a detailed technical implementation and user adoption plan. You may also be eligible for special offers, including Windows Accelerate engagements to drive large scale deployments. Click here for more FastTrack details.
  • How Microsoft uses Windows Defender ATP. Learn how Windows Defender ATP helps alert Microsoft’s IT security team to malicious activity faster and more precisely than ever before. Check out the case study.
  • Dropping the Hammer on Malware with Windows 10 Device Guard. Watch this Virtual Academy video to see how Windows 10 Device Guard can fundamentally change the game for enterprise security.

 

 
You can follow the lead for the Windows Insiders Program, Dona Sarkar, on Twitter @donasarkar. For other updates on the program, including special events and activities, follow us on Twitter @windowsinsider.
 
Thanks, as always, for being a Windows Insider!
 
The Windows Insider Team
 

 

Windows Secret Reset Option

  I found an interesting story on BetaNews.Com.  The story is about a Windows 10 Creators update that gives Windows 10 a new System Reset option.
  If I had know about it a couple of days ago I could  have tried it and it might have saved me a LOT of work.

Over time, Windows can become sluggish, and beset with problems. A good system clean might be enough to keep you going a while longer, but not always. Worse, if you get hit with malware — ransomware in particular — or encounter major hardware problems, your only option might be to reinstall Windows.

Windows 10 offers users two choices here — go into Settings > Update & recovery > Recovery. Click the Get started button under Reset this PC and you’ll have the option to keep your files (removes apps and settings only) or remove everything (a total fresh start). However, in the Creators Update there’s going to be a new option.

Windows 10 on both computers

  A friend/fan of Howard’s Notebook since me enough money to buy a Windows 10 Professional OEM Key.  I got it from Kinguin again. The key worked.
  I now have Windows 10 Professional running on my newest main computer.  So I have Windows 10 on both computers. Both installs are new.  So both computers are running great. 
  I think this is the first time that I had Window Pro on a computer.  I have not checked out the extras that it gives me yet.

Jim Howard 12/14/2016

It was great for a few hours

  I formatted the hard drive on my main computer, the one in my bedroom, and I put a clean fresh Windows 10 on it.
The computer  booted so fast and I could go to web sites so fast … It was working great.  I was looking forward to using Windows 10 and started to install programs that I had paid for …
  Then I found out that Microsoft did not accept my Windows code.  They said I needed to buy Windows 10. They sent me to a site where I could get a key for $199.00 if I remember correct.

  Wow Windows worked great for a few hours.

  So I formatted and I just installed  UbuntuStudio.
  Later I will install Zorin 11 so that I can boot into UbuntuStudio or Zorin 11.
Well I know what I will be doing all day today.


 

Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 14942

 I just got Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 14942.  It took a long time to install it.  You can read about it at the link.  I did notice a update to the Photos app.  I do not own a laptop but I see they made changes to the touchpad experience.  The touchpad has always been a pain for me in the past.  I may have never had a laptop or Chromebook with a good touchpad.

  I see they also made a change to the Task Manager.

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