The recent Windows 10 October update was, to put it mildly, bumpy for some. After some users reported losing files after installing the update, Microsoft put the rollout on hold until they could investigate the problem. Thankfully, as of yesterday, Microsoft has completed its investigation and will continuing rolling out the update, which includes full support for DirectX Raytracing (DXR). The issues that were fixed are covered in detail in a prior announcement, including issues with Known Folder Redirection (KFR). In yesterday’s announcement, Microsoft mentioned that it would be taking a more measured approach to this rollout. In other words, little by little. The update will first be available to media and advanced users who manually check for updates, and after monitoring the rollout for those users, it will become available in phases to the remaining Windows 10 users.Commercial users also have immediate access to the October update re-release as of yesterday. Microsoft … [Read more...] about Microsoft resumes rollout of Windows 10 October update
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Window 10 updates haven’t been doing too well in the past couple of weeks. That does not mean that all hope is lost. The latest news regarding Window 10 updates is that we might be able to send and receive calls and texts from our PCs. The hint comes from the “Windows.CallingShellApp” program which points out that users might be able to sync their phones with their PCs in the near future. This will allow them to divert messages and call from the phone to the PC. Making it easier for the user to respond to incoming calls and texts. This way, users will not have to move away from the big screen in order to respond to notifications on the phone. We already get plenty of notifications on PC that we get on phones, it would make if Microsoft let users respond to texts and call from the PC in the upcoming Windows 10 update. Microsoft has tried to bring Windows 10 and smartphones closer but things haven’t always been clear. This does seem like a step … [Read more...] about Upcoming Window 10 Update Could Enable Messaging And Calls
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?
Intel has gotten in the good habit of releasing timely GPU driver updates, the latest of which is billed as a "launch driver" for the Windows 10 October 2018 Update.Similar to Nvidia's "Game Ready" drivers, Intel's launch drivers focus on specific games and features. In this case, the 18.104.22.16823 driver brings official support for the latest Windows 10 build. Intel actually started pushing it out a few days ago, just beating both Nvidia and AMD to the punch.That's probably easier to do when you're only dealing with integrated graphics, but it's nice to see Intel taking driver releases seriously. After all, it's heading towards its first discrete GPU launch, currently scheduled for 2020. Timely driver updates are important to gamers, and Intel is on the right track in that regard.As for this release, it's also listed as a launch driver for HDR support on laptops."Loaded with many visual enhancements, this WDDM 2.5 Windows 10 October 2018 Update driver introduces brilliant HDR10 on … [Read more...] about Intel stays on top of its GPU driver game with an update for the latest Windows 10 build
GOG is introducing user profiles to their digital distribution platform “very, very soon” according to a post on the service’s forums from Senior PR Manager Lukasz Kukawski. GOG is a digital distribution platform with a focus on selling video games with a twist – all of the games sold in their store are completely free of any DRM. The service is a project of CD Projekt, the same company that’s behind The Witcher series of games. (Of course, all of the games in The Witcher franchise are available on the platform.) Although their storefront has been around for a while, they’ve only recently entered the desktop client scene – their Galaxy desktop client exited beta in April of last year. The website (and likely the desktop client) will soon see the addition of user profiles for its customers. New privacy settings are available on the GOG website, put in place in advance of the upcoming user profiles. How exactly the user profiles … [Read more...] about GOG Introducing User Profiles, Additional Privacy Settings