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  • The Lounge hits more than 1,000 registered users

    Posted on March 3rd, 2017 at 20:30 woody Comment on the AskWoody Lounge

    We’ve been live for a bit over a month, and the number of registered users just flipped over the 1,000 mark. That may not sound like much in an era of Facebook and Snapchat, but it’s not bad at all for a self-help group of Windows victims.

    I want to take this opportunity to thank all of the MVPs, who keep the site going, but especially @Kirsty and @PKCano who have put in endless hours moderating posts – and racking up more than 100 “Thanks” each in the process.

    Let’s see how well we can keep this ship afloat…. With your help, I’m sure we’ll make it.

  • Microsoft releases a new beta version of Win10 1703, the Creators Update

    Posted on March 3rd, 2017 at 13:04 woody Comment on the AskWoody Lounge

    Yep, we’re getting close although, strangely, this new build 15048, brings back the desktop watermark. Official details here.

    For those of you not overly concerned about the beta of the next version of Windows – a version that likely won’t be widely available until next month – please ignore this announcement. Move along now. Nothing to see here.

    More to come, after I have a chance to bang on it for a bit. We’re very close.

    Some folks are talking about a palindrome build number. Three to go.

  • How to block automatic updates in the next version of Windows 10

    Posted on March 3rd, 2017 at 11:05 woody Comment on the AskWoody Lounge

    As long as you have Windows 10 Pro or Enterprise, the next version – 1703, Creators Update – will include built-in tools that let you delay forced updates. If you know what the settings mean.

    InfoWorld Woody on Windows