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.

Best apps to free up storage on Windows 10

Space limitations on your PC can prevent you from running the apps and games you want. Here are the best apps to free up your storage. While the base amount of storage for Windows 10 devices is on the rise, it’s still easy to fill up a device. Video files, photos, games, and apps can take up a lot of space very quickly. This roundup is of the best apps to help you free up storage space on your PC. We also have an article that goes more into depth on how to do a disc cleanup, how to use the Settings app and Control Panel to free up space and do more advanced operations to clean up your PC storage. Best apps to free up storage on Windows 10

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With so many laptops being sold with tiny ssd hard drives this info can be very useful.  After just a couple of updates for Windows 10 you can find your hard drive full very quick.

June ‘Patch Tuesday’ fixes rolling out to April 2018 Update PCs

June’s Patch Tuesday updates are now rolling out, including a batch of fixes for April 2018 Update PCs. It’s the second Tuesday in June, which means it’s time for another batch of cumulative updates from Microsoft. June ‘Patch Tuesday’ fixes rolling out to April 2018 Update PCs

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Are two Windows 10 updates a year doing more to hurt users than help them?

Microsoft’s latest feature update for Windows 10 doesn’t paint a very good picture for Windows as a Service, so is it time to dial things back a bit? Windows as a Service allows Microsoft to update Windows 10 on a regular basis with patches, security updates, and indeed new features. These new features arrive in the form of “major updates” that Microsoft has committed to releasing twice a year. While two major updates a year allows Microsoft to innovate and get new features out faster, it also causes a lot of headaches for the end-user. Microsoft’s latest feature update for Windows 10, known as the April 2018 update, has proven exceptionally problematic for a lot of users. Users across the web have been struggling with issues around dedicated GPUs, Bluetooth connectivity, notifications that wrongly alert the user of low storage, and a whole lot more. Are two Windows 10 updates a year doing more to hurt users than help them?

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