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Windows 10 Update killed Google, Gmail

Windows 10 build 15019

Microsoft recently announced Windows 10 build 15019. This build have some platform related bugs which will impact the ability to play popular games on your PC. Users are complaining about the build for making impossible to access few Google services.

Dona Sarkar, head of the Windows Insider program said, “Some Windows Insiders may have had trouble connecting to certain Google sites due to an implementation of a new security model being rolled out to further enhance user security. The team is working on a resolution. In the meantime, users can access these sites from an InPrivate tab.”

She also added, the team is working to fix the problem and the fix will be implemented in the next build which is coming later this week.

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Google users facing issues while connecting to Google, Google Maps, Gmail or any other Google services, the users can switch to InPrivate tab or switch the brower to access the sites.

Users are experiencing other issues with Windows 10 build 15019. However, the Microsoft promised to fix these issues in next build. The Next build will expected to fix all the issues and be more stable.

Know the Process for Upgrading to Windows 10 for Free

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Microsoft Windows 10 has announced, and the company has offered the free update for the existing PC users. The users have to update their Operating System before July 29, 2016. The users who haven’t upgraded to the Windows 10, can upgrade with the process mentioned below. The free upgrade is still available and without spending money you can download the upgrade.

Microsoft’s Windows 10 is free, and there are some easy tricks to get this upgrade. Microsoft doesn’t check for the users who use the tools, so go ahead and upgrade to the Windows 10 in a simple way. However, this is not preferable and advisable to download the upgrade. If you want to proceed the upgrade in the authorized and genuine, the procedure is also listed here.

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The users who did not upgrade their Operating System to Windows ten from Windows 7 or Windows 8.1 PCs when the free upgrade is live, can check out the detailed process given here. Follow these steps, and they are working completely fine. The user PC running a genuine and activated Windows  7 or 8.1 are eligible for this upgrade.

If you are working on your PC, Just save and close your work before the upgrade process. The complete process and steps are given below for the upgrade to Windows 10.

  • Visit the Download Windows 10 Page
  • Click on Download tool now.
  • The application will be downloaded and Install the downloaded file.
  • Just click on Accept Terms and Conditions when the screen prompted.
  • Click on the upgrade PC for upgrade your machine.
  • Sit back and relax until the Windows 10 download is complete.
  • Once the download is completed, the download tool will automatically verify the download.
  • This Progress will start from 0% to 90% and the, please wait till the installation completes.
  • After this the download tool will automatically create the Windows 10 Media, Wait till it completes.
  • The user will be requested to accept more license terms. Click on Accept to proceed.
  • This tool will be allowed to download the updates. After this the download, Windows 10 Installation will be completed.

This Download Tool will let you know when it is ready to install the Windows 10. Just with the simple click on Install and the game begins. It will take around half an hour time for to complete the installation of the Windows 10 upgrade. The PC will restart for few times and finally boot into the Windows 10.

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Soon after the upgrade is completed, you will be noticed with some minor issues. The display resolution will be not accurate, and we have to adjust the aspect ratio on our monitor. Follow the about mentioned process for the installation of the Upgrade to Windows 10. In this way, you can upgrade to the Windows 10. If you have any queries, you can trigger your question in the comment session.

Microsoft Becomes Linux Foundation Platinum Member, Build Up Commitment to Open Source

Microsoft Joins as Platinum Member in Linux Foundation

Microsoft announced its pact with Linux Foundation at its Connect developer event in New York City. The company has declared as high paying platinum member along with other esteemed Platinum members like Samsung, Cisco, IBM and Intel.

Microsoft has gradually increased its commitment towards open source projects and communities right from cloud computing and networking to gaming. Currently, Microsoft is a leading open source contributor on GitHub. The company also announced quite lot milestones which indicate the scope of its commitment to open source development earlier this year.

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Redmond-based tech giant released an open source.NET Core 1.0 and also joined with Canonical to bring Ubuntu to Windows 10. Microsoft opens sourced its software development kit after acquiring Xamarin. Adding to this, Microsoft works with companies like SUSE, Red Hat and others in support to their solutions for its products.

“As a cloud platform company, we aim to help developers achieve more using the platforms and languages they know. We are excited to join The Linux Foundation and partner with the community to help developers capitalize on the shift to intelligent cloud and mobile experiences,” says, Scott Guthrie, Executive Vice President of Microsoft Cloud and Enterprise Group.

Microsoft already contributes to numerous Linux Foundation projects which include Open Container Initiative, OpenDaylight, Node.js Foundation, R Consortium, and Open API Initiative.

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“Microsoft has grown and matured in its use of and contributions to open source technology. The company has become an enthusiastic supporter of Linux and open source and a very active member of many important projects,” says, Jim Zemlin, Executive Director of The Linux Foundation.

John Gossman, Architect on the Microsoft Azure team, likely to join The Linux Foundation Board of Directors.

Other Linux Foundation Platinum members, who pay about $500,000 for the privilege, include Fujitsu, Cisco, HPE, Huawei, Intel, IBM, NEC, Oracle, Samsung and Qualcomm. There are over a dozen other prominent open source users are Gold sponsors which consist of Facebook, Google.

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Top 5 Privacy Setting to Reclaim Your Privacy in Windows 10

Top 5 Essential Privacy Settings to Change in Windows 10

Windows 10 is now running on more than 400 million devices globally, but still, some sorts of privacy issues exist. The issues mainly include a troublesome amount of ads appear throughout the platform, Mandatory diagnostic and usage data reporting to Microsoft.

Fixing all Windows 10 problems is not possible, but few things can get your privacy. Here we provide you five privacy-related settings which ensure you a great privacy and a more secure Windows 10 experience.

Turning off location

Allowing third-party apps and Windows 10 to access your location is convenient when you’re using mobile devices, such as tablet or a laptop. But that doesn’t mean to switch to your location all the times. Windows 10 stores location history when the device’s location is on and allows apps to access that data with location permission.

Apps which use your location will no longer be able to find you if you turn your location off. However, setting a default location which apps to use as a stand-in is possible manually.

Turning off location

You can turn off your location by opening the Settings menu and go to Location. Turning off location for all users is also possible (under Location for this device is on > Change), or you can just turn off location services (under Location service).

You can also clear your Location History in this menu and allow individual apps to view your exact location. Apps in the location list will be notified if they use location history data.

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To quickly switch your location services off and on, open the Action Center; the Location switch will be in the quick settings (possibly below the break).

Turning off your advertising ID

A unique advertising ID is provided for each Microsoft account which lets Microsoft delivers a personalized ad experience across all platforms by collecting information about you. Those personalized ads will appear on your computer if you sign into Windows 10 with a Microsoft account. You’ll witness them in apps and possibly in the OS itself (e.g., in the Start menu).

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You can turn these ads off in Windows 10 by opening the Settings menu and go to Privacy > General > Let apps use my advertising ID for experiences across apps and turn this off. Turning this off will reset your ID. Ads may still appear on your screen, but they haven’t personalized ones as per your tastes and preferences.

You can prevent the personalized ads popping up in your Windows 10 by turning this feature off. But this won’t allow seeing personalized ads when you’re using your Microsoft account on other platforms. To avoid ads on other platforms like browsers, go to Microsoft’s advertising opt-out page.

Lock down your lock screen

The lock screen is the first thing to appear and stores lot of information which you might not want strangers to access. Here are three things to perform to lock down your lock and log-in screens

Lock down your lock screen

Make sure that your notifications are not appearing on the lock screen. Go to Settings menu, and open System > Notifications & actions and turn off Show notifications on the lock screen. The thing which disappoints in this is turning off the feature will not allow seeing any notifications until you unlock your device

Turn off Cortana on the lock screen

Turn off Cortana on the lock screen is also available by opening Cortana and going to Settings > Use Cortana even when my device is locked. The disadvantage of turning this feature off is that you cannot use Cortana while your device is locked.

You can also limit the scope of Cortana on the lock screen rather than turning it off completely by unchecking the box next to Let Cortana access email, my calendar, Power BI and messages when my device is locked. By this way, you can ask Cortana to answer questions which don’t reveal any personal information when your device is locked.

Hiding your email address on the log-in screen is also possible by going the Settings menu and opening to Accounts > Sign-in options > Privacy. Turn off the toggle under Show account details (e.g. email address) on the sign-in screen. There is no significant downside for turning this feature off unless you wish to see your email address.

Stop Syncing

If you sign in with a Microsoft account, there’s a lot of syncing going on in Windows 10. Settings include passwords which may be synced across other devices you sign into with the same account. The notifications you get may also be synced across devices.

If the syncing is turned off, your passwords and settings will not be synced across other devices when you sign in with your Microsoft account

Stop Syncing

Turning off the sync setting will be done by opening the Settings menu and go to Accounts > Sync your settings. You can either turn off all setting syncing at once, or you can toggle individual sync settings off.

Stop Syncing

Notification syncing can be turned off by going to Cortana and open Settings > Send notifications between devices. You can turn this off to turn off all notifications syncing, and you can also click Edit sync settings to manage your different signed-in devices.

Stop Cortana from “get to know you”

As a move to be the best virtual personal assistant ever, Cortana will ask you early about if she can “get to know you” throughout the way you interact with your device like your handwriting speech and typing patterns. According to Microsoft’s privacy statement, the “getting to know you” feature also lets Windows 10 to collect other information about you which includes your contacts, calendar, browsing history and location.

You will not be able to use voice dictation to speak to Cortana if you stop Cortana from “getting to know you.”

Stop Cortana from "get to know you"

This also can be turned off by opening the Settings menu and go to Speech, inking, & typing. Under Getting to know you, click Stop getting to know me. Diction will be turned off, and all the collected information will be cleared. Collected information can be erased from Cortana’s settings menu, underChange what Cortana knows about me in the cloud.

Microsoft Puts End to Windows 7 and Windows 8 Sales

Microsoft Curtains Down the Sale of Windows 7 Professional, Windows 8.1

As a part of their promoting windows 10 operating system, Microsoft had stopped the sales of its most popular operating systems the windows 7 and windows 8.

As per the reports the Microsoft has confirmed the “End of Sales” board to both OS. From now on wards no Pc or laptop will get windows 7 or windows 8 operating system at the time of purchase.

Microsoft says that “End of sales refers to the date when a particular version of Windows is no longer shipped to retailers or Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs). Examples of OEMS are Dell and Toshiba—PC manufacturers who often pre-install Windows software.”

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Examples of OEMs include Dell and Toshiba, PC manufacturers who often pre-install Windows software.

Windows 7 OS was launched in the year 2009 remains on sale for seven years and the Windows 8/8.1 that has launched in 2012 was on sale for just four years.

The US tech giant says that despite the shutdown of the sales, the ongoing updates support for Windows 7 and Windows 8.1 will continue until January 2020 and 2023.

Windows 7 was one of the most loved operating system which was succeeded by windows 8/8.1 that has not received much applause. Even windows loyalists was not satisfied with eighth version of the Windows OS.

The Windows 10 OS that was released in the year 2015 had got good response from all the users and Microsoft also launched two major updates in the starting of this year.

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This move from the Tech giant was purely to promote the sales of Windows 10 OS and to make it reach to many users. Microsoft is also planning to release three major updates for the year 2017.

It is rumoured that the while the first major update is codenamed Redstone 1, second update with a codename Redstone 2 which will release in the earlier months of 2017.

The third major update might be rolled out in summer 2017 and it is codenamed as Redstone 3. Hope that Microsoft will succeed with this single product strategy.

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