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If at first or second you don't succeed, you may be Microsoft: Hold off installing re-released Windows Oct Update

The 1809 build of Windows 10 and Windows Server is fast becoming infamous. Microsoft pulled it shortly after release when it started deleting people's files, and stumbling in other ways. Redmond reissued the software on Tuesday, and today it's clear you shouldn't rush into deploying it, if installing it at all, in its present …
Iain Thomson, 16 Nov 2018
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Arm kit vendors snuggle up around the Windows 10 Autumnwatch bonfire awaiting supported OS

Windows 10 Autumnwatch continued this week as licences got tossed on the bonfire and then hastily retrieved while Santa’s elves wondered what to install on their Arm laptops. Arm in Arm, we wait for Windows Joining the Windows 10 Autumnwatch in the hope of catching sight of the elusive operating system are vendors of Arm-based …
Richard Speed, 9 Nov 2018

Windows 10 Pro goes Home as Microsoft fires up downgrade server

Final update Microsoft's activation servers appear to be on the blink this morning – some Windows 10 users woke up to find their Pro systems have, er, gone Home. Twitter user Matt Wadley was one of the first out of the gate, complaining that following an update to the freshly released Insider build of next year's Windows, his machine …
Richard Speed, 8 Nov 2018
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The nights are drawing in. Pour a cup of cocoa and join us for Windows 10 Autumnwatch

The leaves on the trees are turning golden, a chill is in the air, and while the Windows 10 October 2018 Update remains locked in the fireworks tin, there seems to be movement for its sibling, Windows Server 2019. Windows 10 is late. After a brief appearance at the beginning of October, replete with confident tweets that the …
Richard Speed, 6 Nov 2018

Till Microsoft finds it a place on the path unwinding, it's the circle, the circle of Skype

Roundup Microsoft is looking to 2019 and tinkering with Skype as the Windows 10 October 2018 update continues its lonely wanderings. Windows Insider train rolls on, October 2018 Update MIA While the Windows 10 October 2018 Update wanders the wilderness, Microsoft has kept slinging installs of next year's Windows at eager Fast Track …
Richard Speed, 6 Nov 2018

Got a new Surface? Have some firmware. Old Surface? La la la la la, we can't hear you

As Microsoft released the first batch of firmware updates for its shiny new Surface Pro 6 and Surface Laptop 2 hardware, owners of Surface Pro 4 fondleslabs afflicted by July's borked update remain in the dark as to when, or even if, their broken firmware will ever be fixed. In with the new Those with a Surface Pro 6 brave …
Richard Speed, 26 Oct 2018

Microsoft promises a fix for Windows 10 zip file woes. In November

Microsoft has confirmed that, yes, that whole zip-file thing is indeed a bug and, er, no. It won’t be fixing it until November. But hey, how about a new Windows Search? Open zip file, cut, paste and… argh! A post by Microsoft on the software giant’s answers forum detailed the issue, which sees the OS silently skip files …
Richard Speed, 25 Oct 2018
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Memo to Microsoft: Windows 10 is broken, and the fixes can't wait

Comment Windows isn't working – and Microsoft urgently needs to change how it develops the platform, and jettison three filthy practices it has acquired in recent years. In 2014 Microsoft decided it could do a better job if it discarded a lot of software testers. This bright new dawn was lauded at the time by Peter Bright at Ars …
Andrew Orlowski, 23 Oct 2018
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Zip it! 3 more reasons to be glad you didn't jump on Windows 10 1809

The problems with the Windows 10 October 2018 Update just keep on rolling in as users complain of borked zip file extraction, broken fonts and iffy brightness controls. The infamous file deletion bug and blue screen reports have drowned out other issues somewhat. So, allow us to present a round-up that could have been titled " …
Richard Speed, 23 Oct 2018
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Skype bot airport action, Retpolining into 2019, old Kubernetes versions for the chop in Azure, and much more Microsoft

Roundup While the drama of the aborted Windows 10 October update continued to unfold last week and excited buyers received their shiny Surface devices, Microsoft kept itself busy flinging out new development tools and battling buggy CPUs. Harrassed travellers to have a glorious, Skype-based future? Heathrow passengers struggling to …
Richard Speed, 22 Oct 2018

Softcat warns of Brexit cloud forming over UK tech, vows: If prices rise, we'll pass them on...

Though the wheels keep rolling at unstoppable reseller juggernaut Softcat, fuelled by a Windows 10 refresh and returning demand for servers, the CEO has voiced caution about the potential implications of Brexit. Sales for fiscal ’18 ended 31 July came in at £1.08bn, up 29.9 per cent on the year ago period, with software up 35. …
Paul Kunert, 17 Oct 2018
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Once more with feeling: Windows 10 October 2018 Update inches closer to relaunch

Microsoft’s efforts to recover from the Windows 10 October 2018 Update debacle continued last night as a fresh build of the troubled operating system was emitted to Windows Insiders. Build 17763.104 is the second release of the update to Insiders since the file-eating monster was unleashed on an unsuspecting public back on 2 …
Richard Speed, 17 Oct 2018
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Open-source this, open-source that, and the end of the Windows 10 Creators Update

While the world may have been focused on the acid reflux of the Windows 10 October 2018 release, it wasn't the only news out of Redmond in the past 7 days. It's time for the Microsoft round-up. Buh-bye 1703 While the eyes of Windows fans were on version 1809 of the troubled operating system, another milestone has now been …
Richard Speed, 16 Oct 2018
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In Windows 10 Update land, nobody can hear you scream

Somebody got a little trigger happy with the big red Windows Update button last week as a broken Intel audio driver was unleashed on users “by mistake”. It has been a hellish couple of weeks for the Windows giant following the launch of the troubled October update for its flagship operating system. Not content with Display …
Richard Speed, 15 Oct 2018
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Microsoft deletes deleterious file deletion bug from Windows 10 October 2018 Update

The world now knows why last week's Microsoft Windows 10 upgrade deleted unlucky users' files: the software treated the default user directory as ripe for destruction, because it thought the files were elsewhere. The upgrade has since been pulled. Last week, some unfortunate punters who hit the “download” button on the Windows …

First it came for your desktop, now Windows 10 1809 is coming for your Things

Roundup The Windows 10 October 2018 Update is heading thingwards, Windows RS5 is dead (long live 19H1), and trolls are banished (kinda) in this week's Microsoft roundup. Windows 10 IoT gets its very own October 2018 Update Be afraid. Be very afraid. The Windows Internet of Things (IoT) team announced its own version of the Windows …
Richard Speed, 8 Oct 2018
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Microsoft yanks the document-destroying Windows 10 October 2018 Update

Microsoft has taken the unprecedented step of pulling a Windows 10 release a mere four days after its arrival amid a clamour of users complaining about files not being where they had left them. Windows Insider supremo Dona Sarkar took to Twitter to announce that Windows fans would no longer be able to get their hands on the …
Richard Speed, 8 Oct 2018

On the third day of Windows Microsoft gave to me: A file-munching run of DELTREE

Updated Folk keen as mustard to get their hands on the Windows 10 October 2018 Update have reported files being mysteriously deleted by the upgrade. It was all supposed to be so much better this time around. Fewer features, more time spent fixing bugs, and yet here we are. Hot on the heels of the issues afflicting Intel display audio …
Richard Speed, 5 Oct 2018

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