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Windows 7 and 8.1 Users still can get Windows 10 (Build 1709) for free

In case you haven’t upgraded yet, this is another chance. Windows 7 and Windows 8.1 users still can get Windows 10 for free in a legal way.

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Microsoft does not broke the ability to disable web search in Windows 10 version 1803

There some ‘news’ which I need to react too because people asked me this night via eMail if it’s true or not that Microsoft broke Cortana’s Web Search function in Windows 10 which makes it impossible to disable it. Sadly the quality of GHacks is sinking more and more.

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After you made your changes ensure you use gpupdate /force or a restart in order to fully apply the Group Policy Editor changes.

The official Group policy editor still triggers one registry value, exactly the same way as it was in Redstone 3.

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Screen Clips will be integrated in Windows Redstone 5

Microsoft tests another gimmick function in order to improve the OS usability. The new Screen Clip function is already in an unfished form integrated in the current Windows Insider Builds 17639. Thurott has already reported about this new feature.

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The new (hidden) option allows you to create a clip. Picture Source: Thurott.com
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What Microsoft really needs to change to make a better OS

Redstone 4 aka Spring Creators Update is already an old cap the next Redstone 5 builds are already in the pipe, but what does Microsoft need to change in order to become the best OS ever 🤔? Here is my own list what Microsoft should change with 19H1. Warning: Clickbait article ahead, because I used the ‘M’ word.

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Analyzing crashes, BSOD’s or update related errors with SetupDiag

Microsoft provides an official tool to analyze crashes, bluescreens or KB related update problems. This makes it easier to identify problems. SetupDiag.exe analyzes the issue after you reset the problematical updates or after you’re done finishing fixing the BSOD.

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HowTo create Spring Creator Update 1803 with Microsoft’s Media Creation Tool

The official ESD links are out and you can once again create an ISO/bootable Windows with the Microsoft’s official provided ‘Media Creation Tool’. This little guide shows you how to create the bootable ISO in some easy steps.

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Things to check after you upgraded to Windows 1803

Windows 1803 is out and you can download the ISO or UUP files already, the big question is what is the smartest decision, a clean install or an In-Place upgrade, waiting for WUS or switching to Linux?! Well the best is to switch to Linux but if you’re still want to ride the dead horse, here is my recommendation and a checklist what you need to do after the installation is finished.

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All Windows 10 Redstone 4 (Spring Creators Update) Build 1803 Download Links

The secret is lifted,icon_surprised Windows 10 Build 17133.1 seems the Spring Creators Update which is expected to be released worldwide April 09 2018 (delayed). In case you can’t wait any longer here are all download links for the new Redstone 4 version.

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Windows 10 gets new internal Codenames

Microsoft will change the strategy once more, instead of telling their upcoming releases Redstone 3, 4, 5… they will change the name scheme to 19H1 and 19H2 – this change was made to make it more transparent to identify the major releases. The last Redstone Build will be Redstone 5 which comes at end of this year.

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