Microsoft has made it unnecessarily hard to set your own browser defaults, with it now requiring you to manually set each web-related file type with the browser of your choice. It’s no longer able to be done with one click, unless you’re trying to switch it to Edge of course, which feels really anti-competitive. I also wanted to briefly mention that Windows 11 does nothing to really fix the unfinished dark mode theme that Windows has had for a number of years, and it’s most notable inside the File Explorer.

  • Click Windows Update, which should lead to the following screen.
  • In previous versions of Windows 10, S was a separate edition that had a different image than non-S editions.
  • The decision to test 20H1 far earlier than expected also comes in light of Microsoft’s sequentially botched Windows 10 upgrades last year.
  • Many times when there’s a new update, it might take some time for it to arrive at Microsoft.

You can buy a new licensed and installed Windows 10 S mode. Any typical customizations that are made need to be verified to work with S mode. This includes considerations of what is blocked from running in Windows 10 S mode. Only signed executable code is allowed to run on Windows 10 S mode.

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For between $150 and $500, you can get a brand-new computer with Windows 10 included at no additional cost. Download the Windows Media Creation Tool from Microsoft and select Run. You need to be signed in as an administrator to do so. If your whole PC needs an upgrade, get a brand-new computer with Windows 10 included at no additional cost.

You can sign up for the Dev, Beta, or Release Preview channel, in order of increasing stability. ThisFlight Hubpage tells you exactly what features are included in each channel. On a happy note, the default and perpetually glitchy Mail client is expected to be revamped with a web-powered version, with work progressing on a project code-named Monarch.

Windows 10 security

In my case, there were seven digits in the first block of the installation ID in the activation window, so I selected that as my answer. Call the number shown and you will be walked through a menu by a voice assistant that will ask whether you consent for the call to be recorded and ask what product you’re calling about. Answer “Windows” and then when asked if you have a smartphone say “yes” and consent to the suggestion that the assistant text a link to your phone, which you can use to complete the activation process. This is much faster and easier than using the default phone-based interface, which is slow and tedious, not to mention prone to error.

If the system has a Digital Product Key, the fresh copy of Windows 10 will activate automatically when connected to the internet. If the system was activated using a 25-character Product Key manually typed into the system, you will be required to type the Product Key into the system again. Uninstalling certain operating system software or download drivers files.