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Daily Archives: May 25, 2021

  • Got a Windows 7 Ultimate key lying around?

    Posted on May 25th, 2021 at 23:56 Comment on the AskWoody Lounge

    Ed Bott reports that you can use a Win 7 pro or ultimate key to upgrade your Windows 10 home to pro. I still recommend upgrading from Home to Pro because it exposes a lot more ways to defer updates. As we know the Targetreleaseversion registry key works with Windows 10 Home as well as pro, but I’m still a fan of having more ability to control updates, not less.

    I think I just saw one of those plastic cases the other day buried in a box upstairs. You should see the cables and boxes I have and keep because you just never know….clearly I was anticipating a need for these keys


  • News and Interest are going to go wider

    Posted on May 25th, 2021 at 20:20 Comment on the AskWoody Lounge

    The optional update  (KB5003214) for Windows 10 for 2004, 20H2 and 21H1 is out today and it indicates several fixes to the News and Interests

    “News and interests on the taskbar is now available to anyone who installs this update!

    Improves the news and interests hover experience to prevent accidental openings.

    Adds the Open on hover option (checked by default) to the News and interests menu. To access it, right-click a blank space on the Windows taskbar and open the News and interests menu.”

    Note that ALL THREE of the recent releases are covered with this update showcasing that the recent release is minor and not a major release since it can share the same code base as the other two.

    Microsoft Build – the developer conference started today and the news regarding Windows 10 is that they aren’t talking about Windows 10. We’re supposed to hear about the future of Windows “very soon.

    Speaking of very soon, DefCon will be changing soon we’ll be sending out the alerts soon!