Windows 10’s Disk Cleanup is no longer the best tool to free up space

It’s time to embrace Storage sense on Windows 10 and let Disk Cleanup go. On Windows 10, Disk Cleanup has been a handy tool for freeing up space after upgrading to a new version and for getting rid of junk files on your hard drive. However, beginning with the October 2018 Update (version 1809), Windows 10 is deprecating the tool in favor of Storage sense, which offers a modern experience with more features. You can continue to use Disk Cleanup, but it’s probably time to stop. The reason isn’t just because the tool will no longer be maintained and future updates may break it, but also because concerns of potentially accidental deletion of personal files, and with version 1809, Windows 10 is also introducing a new option that allows you to delete everything within the Downloads folder. The option isn’t new, it was first introduced with Storage sense, but since most people have been using Disk Cleanup for years, and they’re used to checking every item in the list without giving it a Windows 10’s Disk Cleanup is no longer the best tool to free up space

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Announcing Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 18262

Hello Windows Insiders! Today, we are releasing Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 18262 (19H1) to Windows Insiders in the Fast ring AND those who have opted in to Skip Ahead. REMINDER: As is normal with builds early in the development cycle, builds may contain bugs that might be painful for some. If this makes you Announcing Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 18262

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Windows 10 October 2018 Update breaks internet for apps — here’s the fix

If your apps can’t connect to the internet after upgrading to the Windows 10 October 2018 Update, try these workarounds. Since the original release of the Windows 10 October 2018 Update (version 1809) on October 2, we’ve seen numerous reports of issues with the new version, including data loss-related problems, bugs in the user interface, and driver compatibility issues.

In addition to the big pile of reports, many users have also been experiencing network problems with apps. On the official Microsoft forums and across the web, users have been reporting that after upgrading to version 1809, Microsoft Store apps can no longer connect to the internet, even though there’s a working network connection and classic desktop program can connect without issues.

Although there could be many factors that contribute to connection problems, in this particular case, it appears that the October 2018 Update is to blame. The good news is that Microsoft is aware of the issue and eventually a fix w Windows 10 October 2018 Update breaks internet for apps — here’s the fix

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Announcing Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 17738

Hello Windows Insiders! Today, we are releasing Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 17738 (RS5) to Windows Insiders in the Fast ring. General changes, improvements, and fixes for PC We fixed an issue where on Windows 10 in S Mode, launching Office in the Store might fail to launch with an error about a .dll not Announcing Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 17738

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Lets keep our fingers crossed that this new Widows 10 update will be better the last several duds that Microsoft has released in a row.

Setting up and how to use the Your Phone app on Windows 10

Your Phone for Windows 10 is currently in testing, so here’s how to set it up. Want to try out the new Your Phone app on Windows 10? We’ve got you covered with a quick how-to showcasing all the steps you need to take to get things set up and ready to go. How to use the Windows 10 Your Phone app

Right now, the Your Phone app only works on Android, and it allows you to see and share photos from your Android device directly on your PC. You must be a Windows Insider for this feature to function at this time. So, to begin, you need to open up the Your Phone app on your PC. How to set up and use the Your Phone app on Windows 10

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I didn’t find this feature useful at all as and Iphone user.  Hopefully android and windows phone users find this feature more useful.

How to uninstall the Mail app on Windows 10 (and then reinstall it again)

If you want to get rid of the built-in Mail app on Windows 10, we’ll show you how. On Windows 10, the Mail app comes with the Calendar companion, and together they offer the default experience to manage multiple email accounts and calendars on your device. Although the app offers a great experience for most users, it’s not for everyone. But if you try to remove it, the Settings app won’t allow let you because it’s a built-in app. Luckily, you can use the PowerShell command-line tool to remove the Mail app on Windows 10 permanently or reinstall it to fix sync and other issues. How to uninstall the Mail app on Windows 10 (and then reinstall it again)

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I personally do not recommend the Windows Mail app because it has been very buggy since it was released.  I suggest using Microsoft Outlook.  However if you use Windows 10 mail app and are having problems, This solution might help.

How to access files on network devices using SMBv1 on Windows 10

If you can no longer access network files, chances are your device is still using the SMB version 1 protocol, which is no longer supported on Windows 10. Here’s a workaround to regain access to your files. Server Message Block (SMB) is a networking file share protocol included in Windows 10 that provides the ability to read and write files and perform other service requests to network devices. Usually, you’ll be using SMB to connect to devices that don’t run Windows, such as a router with file sharing capabilities, Network-Attached Storage (NAS), or other computers running Linux. Although there have been three major releases of the protocol, there is a chance that you may still have devices running the original version, such as SMB version 1 (v1) which is old and insecure, and Windows 10 no longer installs it by default starting with the Fall Creators Update and April 2018 Update. As a result, you’ll get error messages like “You can’t connect to the file share because it’s not secu How to access files on network devices using SMBv1 on Windows 10

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How to create Windows 10 system restore points automatically on startup

You can create system restore points every time Windows 10 starts, and in this guide, we’ll show you how to do it. On Windows 10, System Restore is a feature that works like a time machine that takes your computer to an earlier point in time to reverse system changes using a restore point. This feature is particularly useful to recover from a number of issues when your device isn’t working correctly without affecting your files. Usually, new restore points are created automatically before a significant event occurs, such as when installing a new app, driver, or software update, and you can even trigger them manually. The only caveat is that using a restore point that isn’t recent may end up undoing many unnecessary changes. However, if you want to make sure there is always a fresh restore point available, you can configure System Restore to generate additional checkpoints every time you start Windows 10. How to create Windows 10 system restore points automatically on startup

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I thought this would be a very handy post for when Windows updates causes major problems.  It is very nice to have a solid restore point to go back to. It can save you hours of work and $100’s on your computer repair bill.

How to enable or disable Wi-Fi and Ethernet network adapters on Windows 10

If you have to disable a network adapter you don’t use, or one that doesn’t work, in this guide, we’ll show you the steps on how to do this on Windows 10. Although a network adapter is an important part of your computer — it connects your PC to your local network, and thus the internet — sometimes you may need to disable it. Regardless of if you need to turn it off to just shut down things you’re not using, or to save battery life, or to keep your computer off a network, you have your reasons. The only problem is that while you can use the Settings app on Windows 10 to manage network settings, Settings doesn’t include an option to enable or disable network adapters. Here’s how to do it. In this Windows 10 guide, we’ll walk you through the steps to disable and enable a network adapter using GUI and command line tools. How to enable or disable Wi-Fi and Ethernet network adapters on Windows 10

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More Windows 10 tips that I thought you might find useful.

Announcing Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 17730

Hello Windows Insiders! Today, we are releasing Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 17730 (RS5) to Windows Insiders in the Fast ring. REMINDER: Our second RS5 Bug Bash continues to run through to August 5th, 2018. Keep doing all the Quests! What’s new in Build 17730 Your Phone app is now LIVE! Android phone users, you Announcing Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 17730

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Another new preview build from Windows 10?  Well I will let you guys know how it goes.