Windows 10


How to Use the Icacls Command to Manage File Permissions

Icacls is a Windows command-line utility that IT admins can use to change access control lists on files and folders. One of the most common tasks that an IT Pro or system administrator performs is modifying permission on a file server. Using the icacls command is a very efficient way to do that, and we’ll...

Last Update: Feb 19, 2024


Windows 11

Microsoft Unveils Improved Controls for Windows Autopatch Management

Microsoft has announced notable enhancements for its Windows Autopatch service. The biggest change in this release is the ability for commercial customers to use their existing update rings with Windows Autopatch. Microsoft has introduced a new feature that enables organizations to import their existing Intune Update rings for Windows 10 or later into Windows Autopatch…

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Microsoft’s February 2024 Patch Tuesday Updates Fix Two Zero-Day Windows Flaws

Microsoft released yesterday the February 2024 Patch Tuesday updates for Windows 11 and Windows 10. As usual, the company addressed several vulnerabilities across a wide range of its products, including two zero-day flaws that are actively being exploited by attackers. In addition to the zero-day vulnerabilities, Microsoft advises administrators to patch critical flaws in the…

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Copilot on Windows

First Ring Daily: Copilot Gets Bigger

On this episode of First Ring Daily, Brad Sams and Paul Thurrott discuss Microsoft making Copilot on Windows open in an expanded window, and how the built-in version of the AI assistant still needs some work.

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Microsoft’s New PC Manager App Now Available to Let Users Monitor Their Computer’s Health

Microsoft’s new PC Manager app is now available for all users on Windows 10 and Windows 11 devices. The app has been available in public beta in select regions since 2022, allowing users to free up system resources and address performance issues on their Windows PCs. Microsoft developed PC Manager as an alternative to CCleaner…

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Microsoft Confirms Windows 10 Optional Update Causes Sysprep Validation Errors

Microsoft has acknowledged a new issue in Windows 10 version 22H2, affecting users who installed the optional patch (KB5032278) released in November 2023. The company detailed on the Windows release health dashboard that the bug could trigger 0x80073cf2 errors when using the System Preparation (Sysprep) tool. The System Preparation tool (or sysprep.exe) is a utility…

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Microsoft’s New Dev Home App Now Available on Windows 10 PCs

Microsoft has recently rolled out an update for its Dev Home app that launched in preview on Windows 11 last year. This updated version now extends its support to Windows 10 PCs and can be easily downloaded from the Microsoft Store. Microsoft introduced its Dev Home app to help developers manage their projects and track…

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First Ring Daily: Windows or AI – Who Wins?

In this episode of First Ring Daily, Brad Sams and Paul Thurrott discuss the future of Windows 10 and what really matters for Microsoft: Will the company want to push Windows users to Windows 12, or is it more important for Microsoft to get them on board with AI?

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Microsoft Releases New Printer Metadata Troubleshooter Tool to Fix Printer Renaming Issues

Microsoft recently acknowledged an issue where the HP Smart App was being installed, and printers were getting renamed on Windows 11 and Windows 10 PCs. Now, the company has released the Microsoft Printer Metadata Troubleshooter Tool, providing an easy solution for affected users to fix the printer bug on their Windows devices. Last month, many…

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Microsoft Releases December 2023 Patch Tuesday Updates for Windows 11 and 10

Microsoft released its monthly Patch Tuesday updates for Windows 11 and Windows 10 yesterday. The company rolled out 33 new patches to fix several vulnerabilities in Windows, Microsoft Office, Windows Defender, and other components. The December Patch Tuesday release is usually small, and this month follows suit with fewer security patches compared to recent months….

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