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WINDOWS 10 BUILD 17713.1000

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Windows 10 build 17133.1000 is the redston 5 release candidate as Microsoft is now closer to getting the next semi annual release of Windows ready. This version is only on the active development ring as the debugging cycle is not complete. One feature many will like is notepad will now support the zoom features seen …

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WINDOWS 10 KB4338819

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Windows 10 KB4338819 applies to Windows 10 version 1803. This release also contains updates for Microsoft HoloLens (OS Build 17134.165). Security updates to Internet Explorer, Windows apps, Windows graphics, Windows datacenter networking, Windows wireless networking, Windows virtualization, Windows kernel, and Windows Server. Evaluates the Windows ecosystem to help ensure application and device compatibility for all updates to …

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WINDOWS 10 KB4284848

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Windows 10 KB4284848 applies to version 1803. This update brings the build to 17134.137). Fixes issues that causes the Video Settings HDR streaming calibration slider to stop working. This is caused by a conflict with the panel brightness intensity settings configured by certain OEMs. Fixed streaming compatibility issues with certain live TV streaming content providers. Addresses streaming …

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WINDOWS STORE GAMES

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We have noticed a lot of games we have in Steam are now listed in the Windows Store. Browsing the store we found a vastly larger number of games available. We suspect that Microsoft wants to ramp up the Windows 10 platform for gaming as many of the games are free like the ones seen …

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WINDOWS 10 KB4284835

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Windows 10 KB4284835 applies to Windows 10 version 1803. A reboot will be needed to install this update. partially fixes CVE-2018-3639 but not enabled by default. Fix some problems with the obsolete Internet Explorer Fixed an issue with some games that do not show properly on interlaced displays Fixed some brightness problems with laptops Fixed …

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VISUAL STUDIO AND C++ 2017

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The new standard for C++ has changed some behaviour on the way code is processed. struct X { }; struct Y : X { }; Y foo() { return {}; } In C++ 14 this is a typical inheritance. In C++17 this changes to aggregation. template< class T >struct is_aggregate; // standard prototype Work to get the code working …

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INSTALLAWARE X7

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Recently on Twitter we saw a post from Visual Studio over a new tool for making installer for software distribution. InstallAware X7 is available for Visual Studio 2017 and it seems to be able to work with older versions as well. Generally InstallShield has been the tool of choice with Visual Studio so any new …

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WINDOWS 10 KB4100403

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KB4100403 applies to Windows 10 version 1803. This brings windows 10 to build  17134.81. Addresses an issue with power regression on systems with NVMe devices from certain vendors. Addresses an issue that may cause Windows Hello enrollment to fail on certain hardware that has dGPUs. Addresses a reliability issue that may cause Microsoft Edge or other …

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WINDOWS 10 KB4103721

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Windows 10 KB4103721  applies to version 1803 only. Addresses an issue with the April 2018 Windows Servicing update that causes App-V Scripts (User Scripts) to stop working. Addresses an issue that prevents certain VPN apps from working on builds of Windows 10, version 1803. These apps were developed using an SDK version that precedes Windows 10, version …

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WINDOWS 10 KB4100347

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Windows 10 KB4100347 applies to version 1803. This update deals with CPU faults for Intel Sandy Bridge and later processors due to the Spectre and Meltdown defects. The is a microcode update for the CPUs affected that should be installed to secure  machines. This update comes from the Microsoft catalog and is available for 32-bit …

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WINDOWS 10 REDSTONE 5 BUILD 17661.1001

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Windows 10 Redstone 5, build 17661.1001 was released on May 5, 2018. Microsoft is now focused on developing the next milestone release of Windows for the fall of 2018. Screen Sketch is now an app. Acrylic is now in taskview Tabs can now be turned on or off when using Narrator Windows Defender is now …

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WINDOWS 10 GAME DEVELOPMENT FOR MOBILE

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Gaming on mobile machine has grown considerably. Integrated graphics from Intel have been comparatively weak for many years as their engineers ignored the problem for so long. Laptop vendors had to use discrete graphics for any kind of video performance. Then with Samsung R540 we noticed Intel has some rudimentary graphics. We also have the …

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WINDOWS 10 VERSION 1803 FEATURES DROPPED

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Microsoft has remove some of the features seen in earlier versions of Windows.  Windows. 10 version 1803 has removed some unneeded components. The phone companion has found a niche with the Windows Hello security to lock down laptops when a person leaves for lunch etc . The Groove app will now only play music on …

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GAMES INCOMPATIBLE WITH WINDOWS 10 VERSION 1803

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Windows 10 version 1803 has exhibited many issues with games on our machines. We test games with a clean install of 1803 to rule out any upgrade issues. Stutter and slow performance issues are known from Windows 10 version 1709 and while some fixes are present the issue remains. Best bet is to use in-game …

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WINDOWS 10 VERSION 1803

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Windows 10 version 1803 was released on April 30, 2017 at 10:00 AM PT. It is being delivered as a feature update for Windows 10. Installing the update is slow on hard disks and SSDs alike. This version will be called the “Windows 10 April 2018 Update“. Windows 10 version 1803 is code named Redstone 4.  …

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