Microsoft says bug causes Windows 10 apps to display Open With dialogs

June 18, 2024 at 06:56PM Microsoft has confirmed that since the April KB5036979 preview update, Windows 10 apps display an “Open With” dialog box instead of executing registered tasks when right-clicked on. This may impact various apps like Calculator, Microsoft Outlook, Microsoft Teams, Snip & Sketch, and Sticky Notes. Windows 11 also has a bug … Read more

Microsoft says bug causes Windows apps to display Open With dialogs

June 18, 2024 at 06:27PM A bug in Windows 10 causes apps to show an “Open With” dialog box instead of executing tasks when right-clicked. This can affect various apps, including Calculator, Outlook, Teams, and others. There’s also a bug in Windows 11’s Photos app preventing it from launching, with Microsoft working on a fix … Read more

Windows 11 KB5039212 update released with 37 changes, fixes

June 11, 2024 at 02:08PM Microsoft released the KB5039212 cumulative update for Windows 11 version 23H3 as part of June 2024 Patch Tuesday. It includes 37 improvements, such as enhanced drag-and-drop support in File Explorer. The update is mandatory for security reasons and can be manually downloaded or installed via Windows Update. Notably, new features … Read more

Windows 11 KB5037853 update fixes File Explorer issues, 20 bugs

May 29, 2024 at 06:19PM Microsoft has released the May 2024 non-security preview update for Windows 11 versions 22H2 and 23H2, containing 32 fixes and changes. Highlights include fixes for File Explorer freezing, delayed start after pinning a folder, a new account manager on the Start menu, and a sound settings backup feature. This update … Read more

Microsoft: Windows 24H2 will remove Cortana and WordPad apps

May 24, 2024 at 03:05PM Microsoft announced that the Cortana, Tips, and WordPad applications will be automatically removed from systems upgraded to Windows 11 24H2 release. In addition, the company revealed plans to deprecate other features, including the Defender Application Guard for Office and VBScript, as part of ongoing efforts to enhance security. From the … Read more

The End of an Era: Microsoft Phases Out VBScript for JavaScript and PowerShell

May 23, 2024 at 01:42AM Microsoft announced the deprecation of Visual Basic Script (VBScript) in favor of advanced alternatives like JavaScript and PowerShell. The plan will be implemented in three phases, ultimately eliminating VBScript from Windows. Additionally, Microsoft’s Recall feature has raised privacy concerns, with the U.K. Information Commissioner’s Office seeking transparency and safeguards for … Read more

Windows 11 24H2 now rolling out to Release Preview Insiders

May 22, 2024 at 02:59PM Microsoft is rolling out Windows 11 24H2 in the final testing stages. This update brings significant new features such as HDR background support, an energy saver mode, Sudo for Windows, integration of Rust in the Windows kernel, Wi-Fi 7 support, and improved voice clarity. Commercial customers can validate this update … Read more

Windows 11 to Deprecate NTLM, Add AI-Powered App Controls and Security Defenses

May 21, 2024 at 06:09AM Microsoft is implementing new security measures for Windows 11, including deprecating NT LAN Manager (NTLM) in favor of Kerberos for authentication. Other changes involve enhancing user authentication, securing Windows Hello with virtualization-based security, and implementing Smart App Control with AI capabilities. These measures aim to strengthen overall security and counter … Read more

Windows 11 Recall AI feature will record everything you do on your PC

May 20, 2024 at 03:05PM Microsoft has unveiled ‘Recall,’ an AI-powered feature for Windows 11 that records and organizes user activities for easy access. It supports native language queries and requires specific hardware. Scheduled to roll out with support for select languages, Recall stores data locally and allows users to control captured information for privacy. … Read more

Microsoft fixes VPN failures caused by April Windows updates

May 14, 2024 at 04:21PM Microsoft recently resolved a known issue causing VPN connection failures on Windows devices following April 2024 security updates. The impacted versions include Windows 11, 10, and Server 2008 and later. While the specific cause wasn’t provided, users are advised on how to seek support and temporarily mitigate the problem until … Read more