Author: Kavita Iyer

Microsoft users in Russia are unable to download and install Windows 10 and 11 OS image (ISO) files as well as installation tools from Microsoft’s Russia official website, according to a report by Russian news agency TASS which first shared the problem. As per the TASS agency, it was greeted with an Error 404 message, saying the file or directory was not found when trying to download either OS. However, the download occurs when using a VPN (Virtual Private Network) with the IP address of another country. “Attempts to install Windows 11 and Windows 10 from the Microsoft website fail.…

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Windows 11

Microsoft is pushing original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) to replace HDDs as the primary storage device with SSDs in pre-built Windows 11 PCs by 2023, according to a report from a data storage market research and consulting firm, Trendfocus via Tom’s Hardware. For the unversed, a hard disk drive (HDD) is an electromechanical data storage device that stores and retrieves digital data using magnetic storage, while a solid-state drive (SSD) is a storage device that typically uses flash memory to store data. John Chen, CEO of Trendfocus, claims that Microsoft had originally planned to make SSD mandatory for Windows boot drives…

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Windows Autopatch

Microsoft had first announced Windows Autopatch in April 2022, a new free service that manages all aspects of delivering quality and feature updates, drivers, firmware, and Microsoft 365 apps to enterprises for Windows 10 and Windows 11. The Redmond giant has now released a public preview of this free service for enterprises. Starting early July 2022, Windows Autopatch will be made generally available as a free add-on for Microsoft customers with a Windows 10/11 Enterprise E3 license or greater. It also performs patching for Microsoft 365 E3/E5 tenancies. The Windows Autopatch service is aimed at IT administrators who want to…

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WINDOWS 11

Microsoft on Thursday announced that it has released Windows 11 Insider Preview Build 25131 to the Dev Channel, which includes a list of bug fixes, and a few known issues but no new features. The company also announced an update to the Microsoft Store for the Dev Channel testers. What’s New In Windows 11 Build 25131? The latest Windows 11 build 25131 fixes a few issues in the Windows 11 operating system but also adds two new known issues. Let’s have a look at the changes and fixes that have been made with this build.  [General] Fixed an issue causing…

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EDGE

Tech giant Microsoft is reportedly working on a new feature that allows you to store and share files and notes across devices and platforms without having to leave the Edge browser. The new feature called “Drop” has a dedicated sidebar panel like collections, history, and math solvers, which allows you to drag and drop files across various devices, or create comments by typing in the message box. It allows you to write notes and add links and files. Once synced, items in Drop will become available across all connected devices such as the desktop, notebooks, smartphones, and tablets, allowing you…

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Third Party Widgets

Microsoft on Tuesday announced that it would be bringing support for third-party Widgets in Windows 11 later this year, the company said at its annual Build 2022 developer conference. Currently, Windows 11 only supports Microsoft’s native widgets that can be accessed via a dedicated widget panel. It has limited widgets such as weather, sports, gaming, photos, watchlist, entertainment, traffic, To Do, Outlook Calendar, Family Safety, and tips. For those unaware, Widgets are small cards that display dynamic content from your favorite apps and services on your Windows desktop. They appear on the widgets board, where you can discover, pin, unpin, arrange,…

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android-windows-11

Microsoft on Friday announced an update for Windows Subsystem for Android on Windows 11 that upgrades the current version of Android running on your PC. The new update brings the version of Windows Subsystem for Android to 2204.40000.15.0, which brings several new features and improvements such as updating to Android 12.1, major Windows integration improvements, and a new Settings app experience. Let’s have a look at some of the changes. Update To Android 12.1 As part of the new version, Windows 11 will now run all of your apps on the latest Android 12.1 (aka Android 12L) allowing it to…

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WINDOWS 11 HACKED

This year’s Pwn2Own 2022 event marks the 15th year of the annual hacking competition, which will run from May 18 to May 20. The Pwn2Own contest, which is organized and sponsored by Trend Micro’s Zero Day Initiative (ZDI), runs every year during the CanSecWest security conference in Vancouver, Canada. For those unaware, Trend Micro, a global leader in cyber-security solutions, hosts Pwn2Own in an effort to promote its ZDI program, which is designed to reward security researchers to exploit hardware and software loopholes in products and services and demonstrate and disclose them to tech companies. Following the contest, vendors will…

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