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  1. Raevenlord

    Microsoft Reconsiders: No More Forced Updates in Windows 10

    One of the big no-nos for some users looking to upgrade do Windows 10 was the fact that Microsoft enforced constant, 6-month update cycles independent of whether users wanted them or not. This move was done to streamline the update process and keep all users at parity when it comes to important...
  2. trparky

    Microsoft Edge 75 (Chromium-based) First Impressions

    I have to admit, it's fast. Like really fast! I'd say that it's faster than Google Chrome itself. I'm posting this thread/topic with the new Microsoft (Chrome) Edge and I've been browsing a bit with it and despite it being a rather early beta version it's pretty solid. One can grab a copy of it...
  3. P4-630

    What will you do after January 14, 2020?

    https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/windowsforbusiness/end-of-windows-7-support I'm using windows 10 myself but I was wondering what will you do as windows 7 user after January 14, 2020?....
  4. crazyeyesreaper

    DirectX 12 Makes Windows 7 Debut With Latest World of Warcraft Patch

    In what is likely to create a good deal of controversy along with a few cheers, Blizzard will be adding DirectX 12 support to World of Warcraft on Windows 7 thanks to a bit of effort from Microsoft. You might be wondering how that is possible? Well after seeing massive performance gains in WoW...
  5. Regeneration

    Microsoft Brings DirectX 12 to Windows 7

    Lastest patch of World of Warcraft (WoW) introduced support for DirectX 12 on Windows 7. https://us.forums.blizzard.com/en/wow/t/world-of-warcraft-supports-directx-12-on-windows-7/121409 Microsoft said it has ported the user mode D3D12 runtime to Windows 7...
  6. D

    Graphics card device manager error 43

    I have just installed my new graphics card (GeForce rtx 2060) I have 2 monitors both hdmi The monitor which is connected to the graphics card starts up and displays the screen for about 10 seconds on boot up The monitor which is connected to the integrated graphics doesn’t display...
  7. Raevenlord

    Microsoft Confirms Latest Windows 10 Update May Decrease Performance in Certain Gaming Scenarios

    Microsoft has confirmed that their latest Windows 10 update (KB4482887), which released on march 1st, can actually degrade graphics and mouse performance in some games. As Microsoft themselves put it, "After installing KB4482887, users may notice graphics and mouse performance degradation with...
  8. M

    Windows Update KB4482887 Causes performance Issues

    Not sure if this cropped up here in the forums but if it did, feel free to delete. Basically, the update is for mitigating a spectre variant but it also tank performance specifically in Destiny 2 but rumors of other games as well.
  9. FreedomEclipse

    Headache with Windows 10 update atm...

    Ive been on the 1809 update for a month and last night windows explorer/taskbar started freezing and crashing constantly and kept happening when i booted up this morning before i went out. I was out this morning and afternoon but came home and rolled back to 1803 update before using windows...
  10. P4-630

    APC_INDEX_MISMATCH ntoskrnl.exe windows 10

    I'm running a fresh installation of windows 10 1809 on a new samsung 970 evo nvme. I have a 750GB hitachi mechanical drive in my rig for storage. I connected my old samsung 860 pro SSD with a sata usb adapter. Tried to copy some folders from the old windows 8.1 installation to the machanical...
  11. P4-630

    ATKEX_cmd.exe stopped working windows 10 1809 (solved for now)

    As the title says. Recently installed windows 10 1809 on my desktop. Now everytime I startup windows I'm seeing this error in the reliability monitor. Searching on google people say: "Install the latest Realtek Audio driver from your motherboard manufacturer". The thing is , the latest...
  12. 27MaD

    Does Microsoft still offer the option to skip the product key while installing windows 10 ?

    Hi all , the title says everything.
  13. P4-630

    Does a windows 8.1 oem key still work for a windows 10 installation

    As the title says. The windows 8.1 system has never been upgraded to windows 10 before. I plan to install windows 10 from usb stick with the tool from: https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/software-download/windows10 Thanks.
  14. IceScreamer

    BSOD Memory_management

    So from about a month ago I have been getting random blue screens with memory_management warnings. In about 5 times out of 7 it happens when using Firefox, a tab would crash, then Firefox would freeze and a BSOD happens. Out of the possible fixes suggested I reset the BIOS, swapped memory...
  15. Miguel2013

    Pre-installed Windows 10 on SSD for different computers with different hardware.

    Will there be a problem with buying 2 SSDS with pre installed windows 10 for a laptop "thinkpad core i7" and a phenom ii desktop computer? Will windows 10 autoconfigure like Ubuntu 10.04?? Some seller says it won't be a problem at all.
  16. Gorstak

    Prefetch + superfetch + sysmain + ready boost + levels of cache

    Some of you may have noticed these services are missing in new windows build, and I've done some digging, so let me clarify. What is prefetch? Basically, prefetch is windows idea of a RAM disk. It stores frequently used stuff in a specific folder on a disk. The idea is to monitor the stuff you...
  17. Durvelle27

    Windows 10 Fails to Boot (srttrail.txt)

    Hey guys having an issue with my PC failing to startup. Basically my system was updating to Feature update 1809 but restarted in the middle of the update and now it will no longer boot. And when I attempt a startup repair I get that startup repair could not fix issue and I get the error...
  18. E-Bear

    How safe WinXP for gaming?

    I want to build a retro rig with a socket 478 for all older games only. Since XP updates are over how safe over internet it is to put in a gaming rig? Also is there any place I could download the original Windows XP in french and rollup updates package? Thank you!
  19. crazyeyesreaper

    Microsoft Windows Sandbox Securely Runs Suspicious Apps in Isolation

    In an always-online world having the ability to test unknown programs or .exe files on PC has required the use of extra software which has always come with issues of its own or the more in-depth use of a virtual machine. In order to eliminate the fear of running unknown programs along with the...
  20. oli_ramsay

    Installing OS to m.2 drive

    Hi I've just bought a Samsung Evo 970 to use in system in my specs. Is it as simple as plug it into motherboard, go into bios, change boot order and install just like on a conventional SSD or HDD? Thanks
  21. btarunr

    Microsoft to Kill off Edge Browser, Replace with its Own Chromium-derivative?

    It looks like Microsoft is on a tactical retreat in the web-browser wars, with no amount of marketing integrated with Windows 10 dissuading users from using Google's near-monopolistic Chrome web-browser. Windows Central has come out with a sensational report that suggests that Microsoft could...
  22. Durvelle27

    Windows 10 Hanging After Driver Update

    I’m not sure what category this belongs to, but I just got a new laptop that came pre-installed with Windows 10 Home X64. It ran fine but wasn’t updated at all. So I decided to update the dGPu (HD 8790m) to the latest AMD driver and now the system hangs upon boot. How can I go about fixing this...
  23. W1zzard

    Microsoft Halts Windows 10 October Update Rollout Yet Again, Affects Only Some Intel Users

    Microsoft has blocked rollout of the Windows 10 October 2018 Update on systems using Intel Integrated Graphics with specific driver versions. Apparently audio playback, when using a monitor connected to the IGP, will no longer work after the upgrade to October Update. According to Microsoft...
  24. storm-chaser

    POLL: Classic Shell for Windows 10 ... whos using it?

    Classic Shell™ is free software that improves your productivity, enhances the usability of Windows and empowers you to use the computer the way you like it. The main features are: -Highly customizable start menu with multiple styles and skins -Quick access to recent, frequently-used, or pinned...
  25. crazyeyesreaper

    Microsoft Resumes Rollout of Windows 10 October 2018 Feature Update (1809)

    Originally Microsoft shelved the Windows 10 October 2018 feature update after a data-destroying bug among other problems was detected just days after its initial rollout. Now with more than a month has passed they are finally re-releasing the update after having "thoroughly investigated and...