Microsoft won’t fix the WinRE error that doesn’t fit the recovery partition

Microsoft has announced that they will not fix the error 0x80070643, ERROR_INSTALL_FAILURE caused by the big size of WinRE that no longer fits the recovery partition. The company didn't provide any automation solution or any other kind of fix. So affected users have to manually resize the partition or reinstall the OS to continue to receive future updates. Continue reading "Microsoft won’t fix the WinRE error that doesn’t fit the recovery partition"

Windows 10 updates will now be of much smaller size

Microsoft has backported to Windows 10 one of the greatest optimizations earlier made to Windows 11: Small update size. To save your network bandwidth, Microsoft is following in the footsteps of Windows 11 by decreasing the size of Windows 10 update packages. Continue reading "Windows 10 updates will now be of much smaller size"

How to disable the Microsoft Account banner in Windows 10 Settings

Microsoft's goal is to have the majority of Windows users sign in and use a Microsoft account. It is harder to create a local account, and harder to install Windows 11 with a local account. So now a banner in Windows 10 Settings is encouraging local account users to get a Microsoft account. Continue reading "How to disable the Microsoft Account banner in Windows 10 Settings"

Windows 10 is getting full screen nags to make your switch to Windows 11

After installing the April cumulative updates, Windows 10 users started receiving full-screen nags claiming that its end of support is coming closer. There are also details on how to upgrade to Windows 11. As you could already expect, there is no option to permanently dismiss these notifications.

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Windows 10 ESU cost revealed, the paid updates won’t be cheap

Microsoft has announced details regarding the pricing for a subscription to security updates for Windows 10, set to be launched in October 2025 under the Extended Support Updates (ESU) program. Paid updates are scheduled to be rolled out over a period of three years. Continue reading "Windows 10 ESU cost revealed, the paid updates won’t be cheap"

Windows 10: Lock Screen Widgets and Spotlight desktop background are in Release Preview

Microsoft has released a new patch for Windows 10 Insiders who are on the Release Preview channel. The newly released KB5035941 targets Windows 10 22H2 and adds new Lock Screen Widgets and adds the ability to set Windows Spotlight as your desktop wallpaper. Continue reading "Windows 10: Lock Screen Widgets and Spotlight desktop background are in Release Preview"

Microsoft will drop customer support for Windows 10 21H2 on June 11, 2024

On March 12, 2024, Microsoft announced that it would discontinue support for Windows 10 Enterprise, Education, and IoT Enterprise version 21H2 on June 11, 2024. After this date, updates and security patches for older versions of the operating system will no longer be provided. Support for the Windows 10 21H2 version for regular users had already ended in June 2023. Continue reading "Microsoft will drop customer support for Windows 10 21H2 on June 11, 2024"

The Release Preview Insider channel receives new Windows 11 and 10 builds

Microsoft has updated the Release Preview channel with new builds for both Windows 11 and Windows 10 users. Windows 11 is getting KB5034848, Build 22621.3227 (22H2) and 22631.3227 (23H2). Windows 10 is getting Build 19045.4116 (22H2, KB5034843).

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