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Change Network Adapter Priorities in Windows 10

If a computer running uses multiple network adapters, say an Ethernet connection and a Wi-Fi connection, it uses priorities to decide which adapter to use. Note: The following guide is for Windows 10, but it should work on previous versions of Windows equally well for the …

Turn off the Windows Customer Experience program

Microsoft introduced the Windows Customer Experience Improvement Program in Windows Vista, and has made it a part of any version of Windows since. Designed to collect information about hardware and how software and services are used, it is used by Microsoft to identify trends and usage …

Disable automatic reboot after Windows Updates in Windows 10

One of the most frustrating experiences on Windows is the operating system's default updating behavior. Windows is configured to download and install patches automatically when they become available. Many require a restart before they are fully installed on the system, and Windows will restart the system …

StorDiag.exe: new Windows 10 Storage Diagnostic tool

StorDiag.exe is a new command line drive tool to analyze storage on devices running Windows 10 that Microsoft added silently to the Anniversary Update. The program is a diagnostic tool that you may use to identify storage related issues. Issues that it may detect including corruption …

Just-Install: batch install programs on Windows

Just-Install is a command line driven program for Windows that enables you to batch install a selection of programs on the operating system it is run on. The Windows operating system does not ship with a package installer itself, but there are several third party tools …

Enhanced Anti-Spoofing for Windows 10

Microsoft's Windows 10 operating system supports a whole array of biometric login and authentication options. Instead of having to log in typing a username and password, Windows 10 users can use their fingerprint, face, or other biometric information to sign in. Microsoft calls these biometric sign …

Microsoft ends the 260 long path limit (sort of)

Microsoft added a new feature to the most recent preview version of its Windows 10 operating system that resolves one of the longest standing issues that users experienced when using Windows: the 260 character limit. The system that Windows uses by default has a limit of …

Microsoft sheds light on Windows 10 update policy

Microsoft senior program manager Chris Riggs revealed information about the company's Windows 10 update and upgrade in a presentation at the WinHEC technical conference in Taiwan. While Riggs addressed business and Enterprise customers in the Windows As A Service presentation, some of it is also interesting …

3 Methods to disable automatic updates in Windows 10

Microsoft has set its newest operating system Windows 10 to automatically receive updates by default. However, these updates eat a large chunk of data from your limited data plan. Below are three methods that you can follow to disable/turn off automatic updates in Windows 10. Let’s …

Review: System76 Lemur

Linux workstations are like recumbent bicycles. Most people agree they’re the most efficient and ideal solution, but the only people you ever see using them are tinkerers and bearded wizards. System76 Lemur 7/10 Wired An affordable, capable laptop that comes with Ubuntu pre-installed. Hardware configuration problems …

Review Of Ubuntu 15.10

Introduction October 2015 saw the release of the latest version of Ubuntu. Ubuntu 15.10 (Wily Werewolf) is a fairly low key release requiring little fanfare. The order of the day is business as usual, a few bug fixes here and there and updated versions of the …

Review Of CentOS 7

IntroductionAs mentioned in my previous review (Q4OS), I recently updated a guide designed to help people choose the right Linux distribution for them by going through the top 25 Linux distributions on Distrowatch and providing a short excerpt about each one, listing who they are for …

How to Defer, Block or Uninstall Windows 10 Updates

Windows Update was first brought out in Windows 98 and has seen its fair share of changes over the years. Windows 10, in particular, introduces some controversial changes as part of its servicing model. One function that users have appreciated over the years is the ability …

Windows 10: How to Fix The MSVCR100.dll Is Missing Error

Installing a new program may cause many problems, especially with the missing .dll files. Some users who upgrade their systems to Windows 10 encounter a problem: the MSVCR100.dll file is missing from their PCs. MSVCR100.dll, which is a Microsoft Visual C++ file, is required by apps …