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Update isn't live yet but you can join community chat https://aka.ms/community-discord to get notified whenever the update starts rolling.

Windows 10 April Update is rolling out now, if you're not seeing it on Windows update yet you can upgrade manually via Upgrade assistant or media creation tools.

What's new/changed in April update

Start

  • Start now uses the Fluent Design Reveal effect in the apps list, on tiles and on the rail
  • Right-clicking on an UWP app will now show a quick link to Advanced Options for that app as "Settings"
  • Explorer, Music, Files and Pictures are now added to the Rail by default
  • The number of groups in the All apps list has been reduced by 29 and 36 for Chinese (Simplified) and Japanese respectively
  • On Pro for Workstation and Enterprise, the default apps have been changed to be more productivity-focused

Cortana + search

  • If Cortana recognizes a book, shopping item, restaurant, recipe movie, TV show or other things, she will now prompt you to put it in a list
  • Cortana is no longer capable of providing proactive content
  • Cortana can now recognize your location to show location based notifications
  • Cortana will now suggest Activities to resume to
  • Your profile picture and controls to lock your account, log off or switch to another user are now visible within Cortana
  • The List and Collections features have been merged into the Collections app
  • Cortana now supports natural language compatibility for Spotify
  • Cortana Lists can no longer be accessed from the rail
  • The Cortana app profile page has been revamped
  • Skills in Cortana's notebook now come with tips

Taskbar + Action center

  • Links like "Collapse" and "Clear all" now use your accent color in the non-colored Action center
  • Swiping with 2 fingers will now dismiss all notifications
  • When using a 12-hours clock, Action center will now use "AM" and "PM" instead of "a" and "p"
  • Notification Toasts that do not support being dismissed into the Action center will now show an X instead of an arrow
  • The language icon has been updated in the Input flyout to match the icon used on the touch keyboard
  • The app view for people in MyPeople is now a list instead of a grid
  • The Near Share-quick action has been added
  • Action center now uses reveal
  • The "Clear all" option has been renamed "Clear all notifications"
  • Timeline replaces Task View in the taskbar
  • Timeline has been added to show activities of apps that support it
  • Currently open apps are now shown on top of your timeline
  • Virtual Desktops has been relocated to the top of Timeline
  • The taskbar now uses an acrylic background
  • The Clock & Calendar, Volume, My People, Input and Share flyouts now use an acrylic background
  • When a toast is dismissed while writing content in its interactive fields, the content will now be saved and will stay accessible in the Action center
  • If a warning or alert is triggered by Windows Update, a new tray icon will appear to inform you of this
  • You can now drag-and-drop people to rearrange them in My People
  • People that aren't pinned to the taskbar can now also cause a pop in My People
  • My People will now suggest apps to install that support My People
  • The Reveal effect in the clock and Calendar flyout has been updated to make the day with focus appear lighter
  • The Focus Assist Quick Action is no longer a toggle but a multi-step button
  • The context menu now contains an option to remove everything from that hour or day from your Timeline
  • Timeline will only show 4 days of activity by default
  • Switching between the Focus Assist modes between priority online, alarms only or off can now be done again from the Action center context menu
  • The People flyout now uses the accent color when "Show accent color on Start, taskbar and action center" is selected in Color Settings

User Interface

  • CalendarView now uses Reveal
  • The Reveal effect has been softened
  • The Network flyout on the lock screen has been updated from its Windows 8.1 look to allign with the Windows 10 version
  • When the touch keyboard is invoked or dismissed, it will now animate
  • Reveal now fully works in the Light
  • Animations for headers, pane opening and item selection has been added to NavigationViews
  • Border Reveal is no longer applied in ListView and TreeView
  • AppBarButtons now have a 2px margin between them

File Explorer

  • The on-screen keyboard's colors have been inverted
  • The cloud state of files and folder in the Navigation Pane will now be shown there

Microsoft Edge

Edge 42

  • Edge will be added as a shortcut on the desktop by default
  • A tab can now be muted by clicking the sound icon or from its context menu
  • "Extensions" has been renamed "Add more features" and move to the top of the ellipses menu
  • Address fields and other related fields can now be filled in automatically by Edge
  • Settings to manage form entries have been added to Advanced Settings
  • Text spacing settings have been added for Reading View
  • The active tab, address bar, favorites bar and "Find on Page"-bar are no longer acrylic
  • The title bar has been updated with a more transparent acrylic
  • The dark theme has been reworked with a darker UI
  • Buttons and lists in Edge's UI now use the reveal effect
  • Icons on the address bar will appear slightly smaller
  • Favorites in the favorite bar can now be set to not show their label individually
  • It is no longer possible to hide labels for all favorites at once
  • The favorites bar can now be hidden by right-clicking on it
  • Edge now supports Activities
  • Precision Touch Pads will now allow you to pinch-to-zoom or use two-finger panning to interact with websites in the same way a touchscreen would
  • The Hub is now wider and the sections are now displayed on the side instead of the top with their title in a collapsible view
  • Card information can now be saved and automatically filled in in the future and settings for this behavior have been added
  • A "Notes"-pop-over menu has been added to navigate between notes
  • Books can now show recommendations if the library is empty
  • You can now filter by expired rentals in the book library
  • The URL bar will now show the Books icon and title rather than the URI
  • Support for Audio Narrated Books with EPUB Media Overlays has been added
  • The Favorites Bar will now be enabled automatically if there is at least 1 favorite in it on Start and the New tab page independently from the "Show favorites bar" setting
  • You can now set Edge to never remember passwords for a certain domain
  • Auto-filling saved passwords is now supported in InPrivate mode
  • Extensions now work in InPrivate mode when set to do so
  • When opened with a mouse, the ellipses menu will now be smaller
  • When viewing a certificate, users can now show the certificate itself in a sidebar
  • In full screen-mode, the full Edge UI will now be available by moving your mouse to the top of the screen
  • "Clutter-free printing" has been added as a new option to the Print dialog, allowing you to remove ads
  • Dragging a website from the address bar to the Favorites bar will now show the favicon and name of the website
  • The last opened Reading List item now has a new design which uses Acrylic
  • Windows Defender Application Guard should now be lighter and faster
  • Widnows Defender Application Guard now allows you to download files to the host

PDF + EPUB

  • Free EPUB books can now be saved
  • Books can now be removed, pinned or searched for in the Microsoft Store from the Book hub
  • Bookmarks for EPUBs and PDFs can now be edited within the same flyout
  • EPUB, PDF and Reading View has been redesigned with Fluent Design in mind
  • Go-to-page in the Seek bar has been updated to support PDF Page Labels and EPUB Page List
  • Reflowable EPUB books and Reading View for websites can now break the words on the page into syllables or highlight different parts of speech like nouns, verbs and adjectives
  • Books, PDFs and Reading View pages now work full-screen
  • Reading progress, notes, bookmarks and annotations will now roam faster to other devices voor books
  • General improvements to EPUB books and PDFs and Books when using a screen reader
  • You can now export and clear your book data

F12 Tools

  • The tools can now be docked vertically

EdgeHTML 17

  • Support for Service Workers is now fully enabled, introducing support for offline web sites and push notifications
  • CSS backdrop-filter is now available
  • Subresource integrity is now available
  • The ANGLE Backend is now used for WebGL
  • Edge will now fire a Pointer Event with pointerType of "touch" when using Precision Touch Pad gestures
  • "Enable iterative drawing algorithm" has been added as an option enabled by default
  • "Enable OpenType variable fonts" is now enabled by default
  • Full support for CSS extensions for OpenType Font Variations
  • Support to use Notification API in extensions
  • Support for elements on HTMLFieldsetElement
  • Support for ping on anchor element

about:flags

  • "WebGL Uses ANGLE Backend" has been added
  • "Enable OpenType variable fonts" has been added

Internet Explorer

  • When using the Japanese touch keyboard, address bar suggestions will now show as you type rather than waiting for the candidate string to be committed

Settings

System

  • Sound has been added as a new page and allows you to change the volume, audio output device, microphone input device and test your microphone
  • You can now enable "Near Share" on the Shared experiences page and set its download location
  • The brightness of SDR content on a HDR display can now be adjusted under "Display"
  • Detailed information about your display can now be seen in "Advanced display settings" linked on the Display page
  • "Advanced display settings" shows information about your desktop resolution, active signal resolution, refresh rate, bit depth, color format and color space
  • "Advanced scaling" has been added under Display and allows you to enable "Fix scaling for apps"
  • When Windows detects an app that might have become blurry, a toast will be shown requesting to fix this
  • A top level link to Storage Settings has been added to free up space
  • "Free up space now" can now clean Windows upgrade log files, System created Windows Error Reporting Files, Windows Defender Antivirus, Thumbnails, Temporary Internet Files, Device driver packages, DirectX Shader Cache, Downloaded Program Files, Diagnostic data viewer database files and Delivery Optimization Files in addition to its previously available 4 categories
  • "Show suggestions occasionally in Timeline" has been added under Multitasking
  • "Focus assist" has been added as a new page
  • You can now set when Focus assist has to turn on automatically
  • Focus assist can now be set to turn on automatically in presentations, in full screen games or when you are at home
  • Apps and people that may break through Focus assist can now be set
  • A summary can now be accessed to see what you missed during Focus assist
  • Sound has been moved to the second place in the menu
  • A number of links to other sound settings have been added to Sound
  • "App volume and devices preferences" has been added under Sound and allows you to manage the audio input and output for each app individually
  • A link to System info has been added under About
  • Quiet Hours has been renamed Focus Assist
  • The Multitasking icon has been updated to reflect Timeline
  • "Graphics Settings" has been added under Display to allow you to choose the preferred graphics performance an app should have, with options for System default, Power saving and High performance
  • Volume icons will now show as muted when the volume is muted
  • Resetting the App volume and device preferences page will now also reset app specific volumes you've set back to default
  • Account Protection and Device Security have been added to About

Devices

  • The font and size used in the handwriting panel can now be changed between Segoe UI, Segoe Print and Segoe Script
  • Options to enable multilingual text prediction has been added under "Typing"

Network & Internet

  • You can now select a network for which to show the overview of used data
  • A data limit can now be set under Data usage
  • Background data can now be restricted in general or when roaming
  • A settings has been added to tell Windows to prefer Cellular data over Wi-Fi
  • Wi-Fi and Ethernet connections can now be set to have background data restrictions
  • Pinning the Data usage page to Start will now result in a Live Tile
  • The option to create a new HomeGroup has been removed

Personalization

  • The number of people you can pin can now be changed from 1 and 10 or all people in the flyout in My People
  • Suggestions in the My People flyout can now be disabled
  • Fonts has been added as a new page to manage Fonts
  • Details about fonts have been added and you can now preview a font with your own string

Apps

  • "Startup" has been added as a new page to provide settings for apps that should start at startup
  • UWP apps that are set to launch at startup will now show the tasks they are specified to do by their developer
  • Per-app app settings now will show all permissions the app supports
  • The publisher and version of the app is now shown in the app detail page
  • A link to battery usage, lock screen notification settings and default apps has been added to the app settings pages
  • An app can now be terminated and/or uninstalled from its detail page
  • You can now manage which execution aliases you want apps to be able to use
  • You can now set Windows to automatically adjust a video based on the lightning in your environment
  • You can now sort your startup apps
  • You can no longer set how video playback should work while on battery power
  • "Stream HDR video" has been enabled for more devices
  • You can now calibrate your display with built-in HDR video output with "Change calibration settings for HDR video on my built-in display"

Accounts

  • When allowed, Windows will now repopulate Windows Spotlight and badges on the lock screen if the PC is at rest in on the lock screen
  • "Use my sign-in info to automatically finish setting my device after an update or restart" now affects startup of applications
  • Security questions and answers can now be added to local accounts to help with password recovery
  • On Windows 10 devices in S mode, you can now setup a PC with Windows Hello or PIN without a password
  • The "Use my sign-in info..." text has been updated

Time & language

  • The default keyboard can now be changed independently from the display language
  • Enabling hardware keyboard suggestions can now be done from the Keyboard settings
  • The "Choose a language to install" UI has been revamped into a model instead of a full page
  • Each language entry now shows if it supports display, text-to-speech, speech recognition and/or handwriting
  • When installing a new language, the user gets the option to add additional usecases (like text-to-speech, etc.) and to set it as the display language
  • Language resources are now managed by the Microsoft Store, allowing them to be updated on a more regular basis
  • You can now change the behavior of the Emoji Panel to hide after selecting one emoji

Ease of Access

  • The rail has been reorganized and now contains grouping headers
  • The descriptions for some settings have been rewritten
  • "Display" has been added as a new page with options to change the scaling of your primary screen, change the brightness, disable animations, disable transparency, disable the desktop background and the duration of a notification's visibility
  • Keyboard shortcuts are now shown under their relevant settings instead of at the bottom of the page for "Magnifier"
  • Background and window has been split up in "Change caption background" and "Dim window content" under "Closed captions"
  • Narrator's keyboard shortcut can now be disabled
  • Narrator can now be set to start automatically after login or before login for all users
  • The voice volume for Narrator can now be changed independently
  • Narrator can now let you hear voiced Narrator errors
  • Narrator can now be set to play an audio cue to confirm if an action was performed
  • You can now switch the Narrator cursor movement mode between Normal and Advanced
  • Narrator can now be set to sync the cursor and system focus
  • Narrator can now be set to read and interact with the mouse
  • You can now lock the Narrator keys to make sure you don't have to press them for each command
  • Under "Keyboard" it is now possible to disable the shortcut key for Sticky Keys, Toggle Keys and Filter Keys
  • Options to move faster when holding Ctrl and slower when holding Shift have been removed from "Mouse"
  • You can no longer set mouse keys when Num Lock is enabled under "Mouse"
  • The speech output for Narrator can now be changed under "Select audio channel for Narrator speech output"
  • Color options will now show a colorwheel to help you choose the right filter
  • "High contrast" and "Color" have been split up in their own pages
  • Color Filters now provides a description of the filter you're using
  • Narrator now allows to control the verbosity of text characteristics
  • Aduio has been added as a new page and allows you to change the volume, enable mono audio and show visual audio alerts
  • Speech Recognition has been added as a new page and allows you to enable Windows Speech Recognition
  • Eye Gaze Control has been added as a new page
  • Adds "Curser, pointer, and touch feedback" and moves cursor thinness, pointer size and color and touch feedback settings to this new page
  • The current Narrator settings can now be set to be used for login
  • The hotkey to send feedback when Narrator is running can now be set to Caps Lock + E
  • Under Audio, a new "Change other sound settings" link has been added to the classic sound settings
  • "Other options" has been removed
  • Under Display, it is now possible to disable automatically hiding scrollbars
  • Under Color filters, it is now possible to disable the color filters hotkey
  • "Cursor, pointer and touch feedback" has been renamed "Cursor & pointer size"
  • "High Contrast Black" is now the default High contrast theme
  • Help links have been added to Narrator to help you learn to use Narrator
  • Speech now includes information and settings for dictation, Cortana and Windows Speech Recognition
  • A number of "Related settings"-links have been added to Ease of Access

Cortana/Search

  • Under "Notifications" a setting has been added to disable collection suggestions

Privacy

  • "Activity history" has been added and contains all data Cortana uses for "Pick up where you left off"
  • "Documents", "Pictures" and "Videos" have been added as new pages under Privacy, allowing you to disable access to these 3 areas of your device on a per-app basis
  • Activity history can now be filter by accounts
  • Access to Account info, Contacts, Callendar, Call history, Email, Tasks, Messaging, Documents, Pictures and Videos can now be disabled on a system level, stopping anything from requesting these permissions
  • Win32 apps installed from outside the Microsoft Store are now also affected by the "Let apps use my camera hardware" setting
  • Windows Camera is no longer hidden from the list of apps that can use your camera
  • You can now choose if Windows should sync your activities with the cloud, this enables a 30 day history in Timeline
  • Under "Diagnostics & feedback" you can now find a setting to enable data viewing
  • A button has been added to downoad and open Diagnostic Data Viewer ○ You can now view your diagnostics data by event ○ Diagnostic events can now be searched through ○ You can now filter on category
  • Privacy has been split in "Windows permissions" and "App permissions" subsections
  • "File system" has been added as a new page to allow apps access to your file system
  • You can now delete all Diagnostic data from "Diagnostics & feedback"
  • The user dictionary can now be viewed under "Speech, Inking & Typing"

Update & Security

  • The bandwidth used by foreground downloads can now be limited for Windows Update and Microsoft Store updates
  • "View installed update history" has been moved to the bottom of the Windows Update page
  • The description explaining how Windows Update works has been removed
  • "Options for restarts" has been removed from Windows Update
  • Windows Update now shows an additional button with more restart options when an update is waiting for a reboot to install
  • Windows Update will now show a longer message when your device is up-to-date as well as a link to see what's new
  • "Windows Defender" has been renamed "Windows Security"
  • Windows Security now list protection areas and direct links to their pages in the Windows Defender Security Center including Virus & threat protection, Account protection, Firewall & network protection, App & browser control, Device security, Device performance & health and Family options
  • On a PC with AC power, Windows Update will keep an inactive PC from going to sleep for 2 hours when installing an update

General

  • The Settings home page has been rearranged into a horizontal grid
  • The rail now uses an acrylic background
  • Improved search strings to find more relevant results
  • General improvements to settings to help Narrator navigate between search, the navigation list and the main landmarks, headers will no longer be seen as at the bottom

Gaming

  • Game Mode settings can now be reset with the "Reset Game Mode Settings"-setting
  • Game Bar has been redesigned with support for the dark and light theme
  • Game Bar now gives quick access to your captures, toggle your microphone and camera and edit the title of your Mixer stream
  • Game Bar settings has been made easier to use
  • A clock has been added to the Game Bar

System

  • An extended user-mode API for third-party virtualization stacks and applications to create and manage partitions at the hypervisor level, configure memory mappings for the partition and create and control execution of virtual processors has been added
  • When a Bluetooth device is ready to pair and is detected in range, Windows will show a notification to connect to it
  • Ultimate Performance has been added as a new power scheme for Pro for Workstation and Enterprise devices
  • When forcing a shutdown by holding the power button, Windows will show a message and collect data before shutting down
  • It is now possible for enterprises to run custom actions during feature updates
  • It is now possible for enterprises to run post rollback scripts
  • The OOBE privacy settings have been revamped with every setting now having its own page
  • Support for the High Efficiency Image File Format has been added

Accessibility

  • It is now easier to scroll with Eye Control
  • Direct right and left click has been added to the Eye Control launchpad
  • Start, Timeline, Settings and Device calibration has been added to the Eye Control launchpad
  • You can now hide the launchpad
  • Narrator is now available when entering save mode via msconfig.exe

Language and input

  • The on-screen keyboard now uses an acrylic background
  • The full on-screen keyboard is now available for all languages except Korean, Japanese, Traditional Chinese and Simplified Chinese
  • Reorganized the handwriting panel options
  • Improved re-recognition of words when writing a letter on top of another
  • Words can now be split in the handwriting panel by drawing a vertical line where it needs to split and will provide space to write in between the words
  • The Japanese IME can now provide text suggestions from AI chatbot Rinna
  • The hardware keyboard can now also show text suggestions
  • Shape-writing is now enabled on the wide keyboard
  • The gesture to add a space in-between letters on the handwriting panel has been changed to a carrot
  • The handwriting panel will now commit written text by drawing an angle of 90°
  • Improves the button layout for Chinese Simplified Handwriting
  • The on-screen keyboard's buttons now use Acrylic and are once again lighter than the background
  • New and improved recognition of words to provide better emoji predictions in Arabic (Saudi Arabia), Danish (Denmark), German (Germany), Greek (Greece), English (Great Britain), Spanish (Spain), Spanish (Mexico), Finnish (Finland), French (France), Hebrew (Israel), Hindi (India), Italian (Italy), Dutch (Netherlands), Norwegian (Norway), Polish (Poland), Portuguese (Brazilian), Portuguese (Portugal), Russian (Russia), Swedish (Sweden), and Turkish (Turkey)
  • The emoji panel will no longer close after inserting one emoji
  • The Tamil keyboard has been added
  • Updates the Sinhala and Myanmar keyboards for more comprehensive ways of inputting sequences
  • Improved input of compositions on the Amharic keyboard
  • The Amharic keyboard will now insert Amharic script directly instead of English letters with predictions
  • The Emoji Panel is now supported in 190 locals, with 152 supporting tooltips
  • The data behind the emoji panel has been revamped further to include more words
  • Hardware keyboard suggestions now respect your theme color
  • The on-screen touch keyboard now supports the split layout for all languages except Korean, Japanese and Chinese (Simplified)
  • The standard touch keyboard layout is now available for Japanese, Korean, Quick and ChangJie for Traditional Chinese
  • When pausing after using the split gesture in the handwriting panel, the space will now close again
  • The shift key on the touch keyboard will now stay visually pressed when double tapped to indicate caps lock is engaged
  • The full touch keyboard now supports keyboard shortcuts that contain 3 keys
  • The dictation UI has been updated
  • The Embedded Handwriting Panel is now available
  • Improved handwriting recognition with Hindi support
  • The on-screen keyboard will now dynamically switch between the 3 first languages set on the device
  • Text Prediction has been added for Assamese, Bashkir, Belarusian, Greenlandic, Hawaiian, Icelandic, Igbo, Irish, Kyrgyz, Luxembourgish, Maltese, Maori, Mongolian, Nepali, Pashto, Sakha, Tajik, Tatar, Tswana, Turkmen, Urdu, Uyghur, Welsh, Xhosa, Yoruba and Zulu
  • Search in the emoji keyboard has been enabled for more than 150 locals
  • If shapewriting is not supported, the shapewriting trail will no longer be visible

Apps

  • The Web Media Extensions pack for Edge is now a default app, adding support for OGG Vorbis and Theora

Control Panel

  • Options to manage HomeGroups have been removed
  • "Clock, language and region" has been renamed "Clock and Region"
  • Settings to change the input methodes and managing languages have been removed

Microsoft Store

  • Fonts can now be downloaded from the Store

Paint

  • A warning has been added to Paint to alert users that the program will be removed from Windows in favor of Paint 3D and be made available through the Store

Snipping Tool

  • Snipping Tool now has an "Edit in Paint 3D" button

Task Manager

  • When a process is suspended or has a suspended child process, an icon will be shown in the Status column of the Processes tab

Windows Defender Security Center

  • Windows Defender Application Guard is now available on Windows 10 Pro
  • The context menu in the system tray now allows you to do a quick scan, update Defender definitions, change the notifications and open Windows Defender Security Center
  • Windows Defender systray icon now uses a modern context menu
  • The Home heading has been updated to say "Security at a glance"
  • Under "Virus & threat protection" the "Quick scan" button has been renamed "Scan now" and "Scan history" has been renamed "Threat history"
  • Controller folder access settings have been moved to their own page named Ransomeware protection
  • Account protection has been added with links to connect to a Microsoft Account and to setup Windows Hello and Dynamic Lock
  • Device Security has been added with options to enable Memory integrity and options to manage processor security
  • You can now let Windows Defender Security Center alert you when there are problems with Dynamic Lock under Settings

Windows Subsystem for Linux

  • WSL can now be configured to some extend with wsl.conf
  • AF_UNIX allows for socket connections between Linux processes on WSL and Windows native processes
  • NTFS has a new flag to set on directories to indicate all operations in those directories should be treated as case sensitive

Other features

  • Pressing Ctrl + Shift and then Ok in the Run dialog will now launch the application elevated
  • The Share dialog box now contains Near Share which allows you to share files and urls over Bluetooth
  • The properties-window of an executable file now allows you the change the behavior for overriding the system DPI
  • WSL processes that set themselves up to run in the background will now keep running after closing the last console window
  • WSL processes that require elevation and that do not require it can now run at the same time
  • WSL is now supported over OpenSSH, VPN, Enter-PSSession and/or other Windows remoting tools
  • Wslpath has been added as a new tool to convert Linux paths to their Windows equivalents
  • Windows Command line Toolchain with bsdtar and curl are now available in Windows
  • Unix style sockets (AF_UNIX) are now available on Windows
  • Support for Work Folders with Files-on-Demand
  • Get-DeliveryOptimizationLog has been added to the available PowerShell cmdlets to retrieve decoded logs for Delivery Optimization
  • If an UWP app requires access to your pictures, videos or documents it will now have to ask for permission
  • Setting up Windows Hello Face, Fingerprint or PIN unlock can now be done from the lockscreen
  • "Update and shutdown" is now an option if updates are bending to install once more

And further

  • Upgrades will now remember to disable hibernate and Fast Startup
  • Yu Gothic Bold got improved with a consistent baseline alignment and improved clarity of various Kana characters
  • Introduces a number of new policies to manage Delivery Optimization
  • Hive data is now stored in the Registry process
  • Localizations can now be found in the Microsoft Store
  • Improved reliability for Near Share
  • Full support for Adobe-style OpenType Variable Fonts
  • Windows 10 S users will see their PC run in "Windows 10 Pro in S Mode"
  • A number of emojis have been updated for a more consistent design
  • Bluetooth mice should now perform better when the system is under load

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I cannot access the control panel at all. On the recent list the programs and features & Intel Graphics Settings cant be accessed. When I select both, it says the item is unavailable. It might have been moved, renamed, or removed. Do you want to remove it from this list?

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Really tough time figuring this out.

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so im having this strange problem with the windows precision drivers for my laptop. when right clicking with two fingers. there appears to be some sort of timeout before it stops registerng two clicks and goes back to registering only left clicks until i let go of the trackpad.

heres a video https://giant.gfycat.com/HardRealBat.webm

its odd, because if i install earlier drivers which doesnt have windows pecision support, its perfectly fine.

anyone else who has had this problem that might know how to solve it? its extremely annoying and id prefer to use the precision drivers over the awful older ones.

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I wanted to get bluestacks to download some snapchat memories onto my pc, but I am unsure if it is safe or not

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Hey folks, so I don't know if it's because I didn't pay enough attention in my Operating Systems class or I'm blanking on information I've already been given but I'm having a bit of trouble understanding what's going on with my CPU usage here. More directly, I'm trying to understand how "Average CPU" as detailed in resource monitor is tied into or reflects CPU Usage as detailed in Task Manager.

Here's my situation:

This morning I came to my computer (which was on overnight) and noticed what was going on in the first attached picture. Unusually so, System Interrupts was using much more "Average CPU" than usual. I often don't even see System Interrupts in the CPU window. I understand what System Interrupts are and what the significance is so I took a look at Task Manager and I'm only really using between .5% - 2% of CPU usage according to Task Manager (second picture).

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I'm not entirely sure if I should be concerned or if it's just business as usual? I should also add that this is pretty much considered to be my computer relatively idle. I'm only using Chrome, Task Manager and Resource Monitor at the moment. No games or other abnormal applications running in the background as you can see.

Anyone know what's up?

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I enabled Memory Integrity/Core Isolation in one of my workstations, but audio no longer works after rebooting. I can't turn it back off because the option is grayed out. It says "this setting is managed by your administrator." How can I turn off Core Isolation or enable audio?

EDIT: Solved this problem by updating my audio driver.

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I couldn't really figure out anywhere else to ask advice about this, but if it doesn't belong here I'll gladly remove it.

Three years ago I got a new laptop for the start of three years in secondary school. When I logged on with my Microsoft account/Windows account, the whole setup from my old laptop was moved onto the new one. (Background, desktop etc). And I want to avoid that now, as I'm investing in a new one this summer. Is there any way to use my Microsoft/Windows account on the new laptop, without moving everything from the old one onto it? I want to start with a clean slate.

Thanks in advance :)

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Before everything I wanna say that I saw the "too much transparency" and "big font" comments, I made this concept before seeing your comments, in the next concept I will try to correct these issues.

Big thanks! ^^

https://www.deviantart.com/art/Windows-10-Steam-Universal-App-Concept-by-owhenky-750226322

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Hi, I am running Windows 7 and occasionally my screen contrast would change on it's own which I could fix by restarting the computer. Now it's like that all the time. It's like the contrast goes way up because the whites snow in my desktop background gets all bright and washed out. Can anyone help figure out what is doing this? Thanks

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I have an Asus laptop Windows 10. searched up on google of my issue, I did that method of going to the device manger and to unistall the software and then restart the computer for it to automatically come back. This worked at first. But when I would shut off the computer for the night and turn it back on in the morning, it goes back to the red mark on the speaker icon that says the say problem "The audio peripheral appears to not be plugged in"

I tried switching to another software called "High definition audio" and that worked at first but the same problem when I turned it on the next day it goes back to being not connected again. I also noticed that when it worked, I would have to move the computer down or a certain spot to hear sounds or else it would go back to not having a sound.

Could my hardware be messed up? Would I have to take it to a repair shop to fix the audio hardware?

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So I own a windows 7 ultimate (yeah its pretty old). And recently ive been needing something to do my assigments on since my laptop is failing me. The computer has a bunch of virsuses and makes the computer super duper slow, I was wondering how I could factory reset the computer so i can basically start it all fresh again.

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After battling Microsoft's relentless bots or "agents" and tackling Microsoft's website searching for help I'm at a loss. Reddit please help!!

About two weeks ago, I opened a service order for my Surface Pro 4 to be refurbished. I have a standard warranty so straight off the bat I knew I would have to pay some sort of fee for a replacement device to be shipped back to me in New Zealand.

After putting together all my details I confirmed my Service Request and it was completed. All I had to do was print off some invoices here and a little sellotape there and my box was set to be shipped to Aussie. I was really excited. My Surface Pro 4 was no more than three months old before my flatmate accidently broke it, so having it fixed was a total relief.

To my surprise, my Service Order stated that my request was a "standard replacement" and I wasn't charged for anything, like zero as in $0.00. On one hand I had a devilish glee that was hoping I wasn't going to have to upfront costs, but on the other, I knew the technician who would eventually service my Surface wouldn't be that stupid. He wasn't.

Three days after my device was sent I received it back. Not knowing what the outcome was I ripped at the box like a child on Christmas only to find it was my original device with a letter stating my Surface Pro 4 had physical damage and did not qualify for a replacement device.

If Microsoft knew my device had physical damage (which I stated in my service order) why would they waste my time and money allowing me to send them a device they knew wasn't going to qualify for a replacement? Why was I not offered the option to pay for a refurbished device after my order did not meet their replacement standards? I was happy to upfront the costs of a refurbished device but now there is no option too. I now cant open a service order for the same device as it does not allow me to select it and I cant get through to chat to a technician at Microsoft as their bots wont put me through to chat to a real person. Perhaps my best bet is to wait until the warranty expires and open a "Out of Warranty" service?

I just want to use my Surface again for my photography. I have photoshoots coming up and it was a dream to use it on set but I'm at a loss on what to do now :(

Any help would be greatly appreciated!

Thanks, C.

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So my computer has been intermittently locking while I'm actively using the computer. I didn't want to turn off the idle lock so I was testing to see if it had anything to do with the online Microsoft account that they suddenly required a couple months back. This started happening around then. So I tried to edit the group policy and local security settings. I disabled the "user requiring Microsoft account" to something like "users can’t use Microsoft accounts to login." I locked the PC and tried to login and it gives me credentials cannot be verified. Unplugging the Ethernet cable doesn’t do anything. Pretty sure I'm screwed. But thought I'd try here... On mobile sorry for formatting

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So this is new. Playing just normal Klondike, not the daily challenges. And it's popping up with fullscreen video ads. This is new, anyone know the domain address I can add to the hosts file to block them?

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Title explains my problem. If I look at in File Explorer, it says 1.99 TB, but when I look at in Speccy, it says 2794 GB. How do I get File Explorer to display the correct size?

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I want MM back and if you want it back too give this is good old upvote

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When I try to factory reset my PC it says "installation media not found," and I was wondering if there was a way around that. I don't have any CDs or USBs, so I don't know if that's a problem. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

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i dont know what happend but for the last week my pc is lagging a lot after i open 4-5 tabs on chrome. it didnt do that before.i could open 10+ tabs without any problem. i download opera if was a ram problem but it does the same with opera too.i didnt change anything before(last week).i optimazed the c:, i updeted my drivers, i make some changes on the windows for best perfomance,i uninstalled and reinstalled chrome but none of these make any diffrence.the internet speed havent change(so it isnt internet speed). can someone help me please?

i have: Intel i5 3470 3.2 GHz Nvidia GeForce GT 430 4GB DDR3 1333 MHZ Windows 10 pro Ver. 1803

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I have a server up my loft that runs Windows 10. It's doing great at what I want it to do , but sometimes I need to connect to it to make a couple of quick adjustments.

I've been using teamviewer for this but it now suspects I'm using it commercially and kills any connection in about a minute locking me out for 10 minutes. There is a process I can go through to get it unlocked, but it takes up to 30 days and is onerous.

Is there any way I can get remote access to the desktop of the server, from my desktop PC without having to go up the loft and click accept?

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For example, on the iPhone when you press the wake/lock button 5 times it will disable biometric authentication and require the passcode. Or, when you reboot the device it will require a passcode. I can't seem to find a way to do this with a computer running windows 10 and windows hello.

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I have a Lenovo laptop (wifi only) and a mini ZBOX barebones PC (wired connection), both running Windows 10. Both are discoverable to each other only intermittently. Right now, neither can see each other. Two days ago, I could discover the ZBOX from my Lenovo laptop, but not vice-versa. Not long before that, both computers could discover each other and share files, etc.

I'm wondering why I have this problem? It seems like it should be more reliable. I know one source of the issue is that every time Windows updates, my advanced share settings tend to reset (turning off password-protected sharing or network discovery) and block discoverability. Also, my firewall settings revert to block certain apps, like Plex.

Here are the network settings I have set up on both PCs currently:

- Turn on network discovery (allow automatic setup of network connected devices)

- Turn on file and printer sharing

- Turn on sharing so anyone with network access can read and write files in the public folder

- User 128-bit encryption to help protect file sharing connections

- Enable media streaming (so, when I go to Windows explorer, click Network, I can see the media devices for both PCs listed there, and on both PCs)

- Turn on password protected sharing

- I have selected several folders on an external drive on the ZBOX to enable sharing everything to Everyone

After setting the above, I have reset both PCs several times

TLDR; Why isn't my network discovery working?

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the windows 7 and 8.1 isos wont boot on dell optiplex 780 can anyone help me?

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