New feature for insiders

Microsoft has released a new set of features for Windows Insiders. The most interesting changes are for Windows 10 Pro for Workstations users, but we hope to see good features even for gamers during next updates. With this update there will be two key features: ultimate performance profile and productivity applications ready in the Start menu.


By 1%

Almost one year ago, Windows 10 officially surpassed Windows 7 in the Europe. Now a few months later, the latest operating system from Microsoft has managed to surpass Windows 7 worldwide. In other words, the most popular OS is now Windows 10.


Build 17083 now available

Microsoft has released the new build 17083 of the Windows 10 Insider Preview system. According to the company, if you are already part of the "Fast Ring", you might be able to download the new version today. The new release includes improvements to the Windows Timeline, font settings and hotkey.


Build 17040 now available

Microsoft has released the new build 17040 of the Windows 10 Insider Preview system. According to the company, if you are already part of the "Fast Ring", you might be able to download the new version today. The new release includes improvements to the settings menu, touch keyboard and handwriting panel.



Near share and upgrades on Edge

If you’re one of the users who participate in the Windows 10 Insider Preview program, you’ll be able to download yet another update for Windows time. Meanwhile we’ve reached Build 17035, which adds new functionality to Microsoft’s Edge browser as well as a so called Near share feature.



Several changes

Microsoft's Windows 10 Creators Update introduced several changes in the privacy settings. The Fall Creators Update will shake up Windows 10's privacy model again by adding new privacy settings. In addition the company is also explaining how they collect all the data. Enterprise users can still control the amount of diagnostic data that is shared with Microsoft.


Available until March

Microsoft is giving Windows 10 S users more time to make the free upgrade to Windows 10 Pro. The free upgrade period is now set to close on March 31st next year, which is three months after the previously announced ending date. Windows 10 S devices are pretty limited and slow compared to the ones running the normal version of the operating system.



Next October

At the lunch, Microsoft announced that it was going to release a twice-per-year update on Windows. The first update has been released during last April with the Creators Update, and six-month later the company is ready to release another update called Fall Creators Update. This update will become available October 17.



In build 16237

A few weeks ago Microsoft has added a GPU utilization Tab to task manager in the Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 16226. The performance tab also shows GPU utilization as well as graphics memory usage stats. This feature is quite useful if you want to know what your graphics accelerator is doing without the need of installing third party software.


Quite useful feature

Microsoft added a GPU utilization Tab to the new Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 16226 in the task manager. The performance tab now also shows GPU utilization information for each GPU component as well as graphics memory usage stats. This upcoming feature might be quite useful if you want to know more about your graphics accelerator without having to install third party software.


NVIDIA GTX 1050 Ti graphics card in recommended hardware

Microsoft has released the system requirements for Forza Motorsport 7 and it looks like compared to Forza Horizons 3 it won’t be that heavy on the hardware anymore. This is pretty good news for the more casual gaming community out there.


Available in August

Microsoft has announced their new Surface laptop via Twitter. The new laptop will get a 13.5" screen with 2256 x 1504 resolution and several different models are going to be available. Apart from that the rest of the specs are pretty interesting as well.


With Media Creation tool

Microsoft’s Creators Update is the latest major update for Windows 10 and it's already available according to a post over on the Windows blog. Although the official roll-out will start April 11th, you can already download it from the official Microsoft site.


With Game Mode

The Microsoft Creators Update is one of the latest major updates for Windows 10 and it will be launching on April 11th according to a post over on the Windows blog. This confirms the early rumors which mentioned that this update in would be rolled out in "early April".


Windows 10 mandatory

According to a news from Microsoft they are blocking Windows 7 and Windows 8.1 updates if you’re running a Ryzen, Bristol Ridge or Kaby Lake based system. During the past weeks we’ve read several news about Windows 7 supporting Ryzen and Kaby Lake and this is clearly linked to Microsoft itself. The company is refusing to support these new CPUs on any OS other than Windows 10.


Only with Media Creation Tool

If you are still running Windows 7 or 8.1 and you would like to move to Windows 10 for free, then you might be happy to know that the update is still free. If you’re going to use the Media Creation Tool from Microsoft, the entire process is going to be pretty simple.


Shuttering and clipped screens

A few days ago Microsoft released a new cumulative update for Windows, named KB3213986. According to the recent reports, this update is affecting the multi-monitor gaming experience creating stuttering. Microsoft is already aware of the problem and they’re already working on a fix.


Might be released in a few months

The Microsoft Surface Pro 4 was introduced in Q4 2015 and according to the latest rumors, Microsoft could be ready to hit the market with the Surface Pro 5. The new model will most likely be equipped with a Kaby Lake processor.



Not too bad

Microsoft already announced their Windows 10 VR headset series which is expected to launch at US $299 and won't require any tracking system and today, the company has released system requirements for those headsets.


An all-in-one packed in a 28-inch screen

Microsoft has now officially unveiled its first Surface-branded desktop PC, the Surface Studio, which is a 28-inch all-in-one equipped with Intel's 6th generation CPUs and Nvidia mobile GPUs and comes with the Surface Dial.
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