Have you updated to the latest version of Windows 10? If so, you're likely in the minority. As Techradar reports, statistics from ad company AdDuplex show that as few as 2.8 percent of Windows 10 PCs have applied the big October update of Windows 10. Microsoft paused the rollout in October to fix numerous bugs, including files being deleted, then resumed it in mid-November. But at least according to AdDuplex's data, very few Windows users have actually gotten the update.Anecdotally, this isn't surprising based on the PC Gamer team's PCs. None of us used the update assistant to manually force the latest version of Windows 10, and Microsoft typically rolls out its major updates to Windows 10 PCs over a period of days or weeks. But here we are, two weeks after the rollout resumed, and only one of our PCs has the latest version of Windows 10 (ver. 1809).AdDuplex's data isn't exact, as it's drawn from a sample set of PCs that run its ads, via Microsoft Store applications. But this 2.8 … [Read more...] about It’s December, and the Windows October update is still largely missing in action
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MICROSOFT has stopped the rollout of the latest Windows 10 update, after multiple reports that it was deleting users' files. The tech company will freeze the update until it has resolved the problem, and is currently advising people to "minimise" their use of affected computers and to contact Microsoft customer support directly. Microsoft released the update - version 1809 - last week, all with the promise of "empowering a new era of personal productivity". But despite enabling greater connectivity between users' various devices, some customers have complained that the update has deleted all the files in their Documents and Pictures folders. Microsoft is describing such reports as "isolated," and assure customers that they will provide an update on the situation once they continue rolling out version 1809. "Microsoft has paused the rollout of the update while we continue to investigate reports from some customers," a spokesperson for Microsoft told the Sun. Microsoft is also advising … [Read more...] about Microsoft kills Windows 10 update that ‘deleted’ users’ files – did you download THIS version?
CALLING all Windows 8 users – Microsoft is digging a grave for your operating system. As part of its Windows 10 push, the company is making the official Microsoft Store for Windows 8 much worse. According to estimates, Windows 8 is used by around 45million people globally. But the OS is old news to Microsoft, with the company announcing that it will soon stop launching new apps on the Microsoft Store. Worse still, apps you already have won't be able to receive updates – effectively putting them on borrowed time. So if you're still using Windows 8 or 8.1, it may be time to consider upgrading. From October 31 this year, Microsoft will stop accepting new app submissions for Windows 8. That means anyone wanting to make an app that works on Windows 8 won't be able to get it listed on the official Microsoft Store. Then, from July 1, 2019, Microsoft will no longer let developers send out updates for apps you already have on Windows Phone 8. And the same will be true for all … [Read more...] about Use Windows 8? Microsoft is making a terrible change that affects all 45MILLION users
Windows 10 is the latest OS from Microsoft which the company pushed a lot for, even upgraded many users without their consent. However, with the passage of time many have come around to see the advantages of this new operating system and now Windows 10 has surpassed Windows 7 in global market share. According to a report from StatCounter, a web analytics firm, in January 2018 Windows 10 surpassed the old favorite Windows 7 in terms of its install base. The report suggests that Windows 10 represents 42.78% of Desktop using the new OS with Windows 7 following closely with a 41.86% of Desktop market share. As for Windows 8.1, the report reveals that this operating system stands only 8.72% of Desktop Market share, a very low number in comparison to Windows 7 and 10 which makes sense since Windows 8.1 wasn’t liked by a majority of PC users. Also, this is the first time since Windows 10 launch that this OS has surpassed Win 7 in terms of Market Share. However, there could be a number … [Read more...] about Report: Windows 10 Surpassed Windows 7 In Global Desktop OS Market Share
Both Microsoft and Intel have had some time to perform internal benchmarks after applying the latest Meltdown and Spectre updates, and both report seeing slowdowns to varying degrees. The extent depends on your specific hardware, with older systems being the hardest hit. Starting with Intel, the chipmaker remains steadfast that most users have little to worry about, in terms of the performance impact. "Based on our most recent PC benchmarking, we continue to expect that the performance impact should not be significant for average computer users. This means the typical home and business PC user should not see significant slowdowns in common tasks such as reading email, writing a document or accessing digital photos," Intel said in an updated statement. More specifically, Intel said that systems outfitted with an 8th generation Core processor and solid state drive should see a performance impact of 6 percent or less. That's based on Sysmark 2014 SE results, with individual tests showing … [Read more...] about Intel and Microsoft assess the performance impact of Meltdown and Spectre updates