Wi-Fi Sense in Windows 10 and how to turn it off and why

What is Wi-Fi in Windows 10? What are the potential problems associated with this characteristic? This article answers these questions and also shows you how to disable Wi-Fi Sense in Windows 10 if you wish.

Wi-Fi Sense was first seen in Windows 8 phones. It has been ported to Windows 10 – both mobile and desktop versions. But with Wi-Fi Sense on the Windows 10 desktop, there are potential problems or should I call them threats?

Wi-Fi Sense under Windows 10

Wi-Fi Sense is a feature of Windows 10 that allows you to connect to your friends. This means that you and your friends can choose to share your Wi-Fi connections. According to Microsoft, friends are the people on your Facebook friends list, your Outlook contacts and Skype. By default, all 3 are preset. read more

Windows Update has blocked the download of updates in Windows 10

If you find that your Windows Update is blocked at 0% or another number in Windows 10, Windows 8.1, Windows 8, Windows 8, Windows 7 and Windows Vista when you download updates, this article will help you solve the problem.

Windows Update is blocked downloading updates

If your Windows Update displays available updates and your computer starts downloading them, it may stop working at some point. It will show a constant number, but there will be no progress. The number in your case could be 0%, 23%, 33% or any other, but every time you try to download the updates, you will find that they are stuck on that particular image, even if you leave them an hour or two. I faced this problem and my download was 23% when I tried to get Windows Insider builds. read more

Disable Quick access in Windows 10 File Explorer

Quick Access is a new feature in the navigation area of Windows 10 File Explorer. In the Windows 8.1 Explorer navigation pane, you had favorites, but now Quick access seems to have replaced them. This feature is useful because it helps users quickly navigate to the places you use frequently and those you have recently used.

Windows 10 users may have noticed that the file explorer opens by default for Quick access. Windows 10 allows experienced users to customize the operating system according to their needs. It seems that a majority of user comments at Microsoft focus on users who have the choice to simply enable or disable various elements of the user interface. If you wish, you can open the file explorer for this PC instead of Quick access. read more

Return to previous version of Windows 10

UPDATE : The rollback period has been reduced to 10 days in Windows 10 Anniversary Update.

Windows 10 Rollback 10

Windows 10 has some new features like Edge Browser, Windows Hello, Virtual Desktop, Device Guard, Antimalware Scan Interface, etc. but some people simply can’t get into the habit and convenience of using their previous versions of Windows. And then again, some may have screwed up their upgrade and want to return to the stability of their previous version of Windows after using Windows 10 for a few days. read more

Configuring Windows updates using the Registry in the Windows server

If you are on a network, you want complete control over other Windows computers on the network, so configure Windows Updates so that only you can access the settings. People can disable or delay Windows updates that go against your wishes. If you are the administrator, this article can help you configure Windows Server systems without using the Group Policy Editor, but configuring it with the Windows Registry Editor.

To configure Windows Update on Windows Server

The main keys for Windows Update on Server 2003 and 2008 R2 are as follows :

  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESoftwarePoliciesMicrosoftWindowsWindowsWindowsWindowsUpdate
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USERoftwareMicrosoftWindowsCurrentVersionPoliciesExplorer
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESYSTEMInternetCommunication ManagementInternetInternetInternet Communication
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USERoftwareMicrosoftWindowsCurrentVersionPoliciesWindowsUpdate
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESoftwarePoliciesMicrosoftWindowsWindowsUpdateAU

You must use keys in these paths, to configure Windows Updates so that users have access to Windows Updates or not. In most cases, you want to remove exclusive control and user access to Windows updates. Here are some examples of configuring Windows updates on the server. read more

How to customize the screensaver in Windows 10

There have been times when computer screens have suffered from image burning problems caused by displaying the same image over a longer period of time, and people have installed a screen saver to avoid the problem. Computer screens no longer face burning problems, but people still use the screensaver to have fun on their computer systems. Windows 10 has six built-in screensavers. Let’s see how you can customize screensavers under Windows 10.

Read: Are screensavers necessary and still necessary. read more

Enable the startup screen under Windows 10

This article shows you how to enable the boot screen in Windows 10. You can do this when using a touch device. To do this, you must enable Tablet Mode. With earlier versions of Windows 10, you can enable the home screen through the taskbar properties, but things have changed now that this option seems to have been removed. Let’s see how to activate and start directly at the start screen in Windows 10.

When Windows 8 was used to start in the Start menu, people wanted to start directly on the desktop. Now, when Windows 10 starts on the desktop, there are some who want to start directly on the startup screen. read more

To run Windows 10 Compatibility Appraiser manually

Before reserving your copy of the Windows 10 upgrade, you must check your computer’s compatibility with Windows 10 devices and applications. If there is a problem with a device connected to your PC, it means that your PC can run under Windows 10, but the device will not function properly after the upgrade because it is not fully compatible. If an application is listed, it means that your PC can run Windows 10, but there may be a problem with the application and you will need to uninstall it later. read more

How to configure Windows Defender in Windows 10

Windows Defender became more powerful in Windows 10. It can be used as a reliable anti-malware in Windows 10, and most home users may not find it necessary to install third-party antivirus software on their computer. However, Microsoft has changed some things in Windows Defender and has integrated new technologies and features. The Windows Defender preferences window has been migrated to the new Windows 10 preferences application. Therefore, configuring Windows Defender in Windows 10 can be difficult the first time. read more

How to identify the direct URL for the Windows update driver in Windows 10

With so many Windows updates in the background, you never know exactly which Web site URL is the source of the latest driver update on your PC. Knowing direct URLs can be particularly useful if you want to have manual control over driver updates or after restarting your PC.

Identify the direct URL for Windows update drivers

Here is a method you can use to identify the direct URL for a Windows update driver in Windows 10/8/7. This method includes the following steps:

  1. Stop Windows Update Service
  2. Clean Windows Update Local Cache
  3. Delete Drivers for Specific Device
  4. Restart Windows Update Service
  5. Install Last Available Driver
  6. Check Logs for Direct URL

Step 1: Stop the Windows Update Service

Run the net stop wuauserv command. This will stop the Windows update service. read more