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A recent failure of Windows 10’s power menus is eventually traced to an incompatible shell extension. Also: AV-Comparatives posts its latest report on 19 popular anti-malware applications — but not Malwarebytes.Read More
This unofficial hack can give you full administrator access to Windows, even if a PC’s accounts and passwords are mangled, unknown, or blocked. It involves a new way to take advantage of an ancient security vulnerability (dating to Windows 95!) that lets you trick the OS into opening a system-level command environment.Read More
The move to the Windows 10 Anniversary Update is confusing — and still problematic for some. Also: Watch out for a limited roll-back window with Win10 1607, and XP users lose support for a popular cloud-storage service.Read More
In my Aug. 4 Field Notes column, I stated that it was good that the Windows 10 Anniversary Update was rolling out over several weeks. Based on feedback from readers in the Windows Secrets Lounge, the update went well for some but certainly not all. If you like the latest thing, upgrading to Win10 1607 right now might be a case of “Be careful what you wish for.”Read More
A recent reader letter lamented the accidental deletion of a critical PC partition. The event rendered the machine unbootable. It’s easy to get confused about Windows partition types. Here’s a refresher.Read More
Yes, the next major update for Windows 10 is officially out. But it’s not showing up immediately on all Win10 systems — and that’s a good thing. Although the update appears to be going smoothly for early adopters, there are already reports of compatibility issues with some applications and hardware.Read More