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Windows 10 Users Facing ‘Reboot Loop’ after Receiving Cumulative Update

Windows 10 Secret menu to enhance user-friendliness and reduce time

Microsoft Windows 10 users are in trouble again. Recently, the latest OS received a cumulative update that has been causing a ‘reboot loop’ on the systems of some users. The latest update called KB3081424 was released last week. It was meant to bring “all previously-released fixes”. However, many users have failed to install the update into their systems. Thus, Windows 10 tries to install itself on restarting the system. This lands the system in a ‘reboot glitch’. Adrian Kingsley of ZDNet opined, “The problem, in a nutshell, is that the update puts affected systems into an endless crash loop. The update tries to install, gets to a certain point, fails, and then displays the unhelpful – We couldn’t complete the updates, undoing the changes.” He added further, “If it stopped there things wouldn’t be too bad, but because Microsoft now forces updates onto Windows 10 users, the OS kept trying [+more]

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Toughbbook CF-54- Semi-Rugged Laptop by Panasonic Priced at Rs. 1,39,000

Toughbbook CF-54

With the launch of CF-54, Panasonic has claimed it to be the thinnest and lightest of Toughbook model of all time. This semi rugged PC is meant for specialists who are on the move at all times. This PC can easily be used by service engineers catering to automotive diagnostic industry, several other business verticals and for field work considering the toughness it offers. This is best for indoor maintenance since the PC has retained its aesthetic appeal. The CF-54 can be customized as well with 3G, integrated ports, dedicated GPS and other things as per the requirements of the users. Since the PC weights only 1.99 kg and has a thickness of 29.8 mm, Panasonic said, “This makes it approximately 50% thinner and 25% lighter than the previous model CF-53.” The latest Toughbook model from Panasonic is powered by 5th Generation Intel CoreTM i5-5300U vPro processor clocked at 2.3 [+more]

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How To Downgrade To Windows 7 Or Windows 8.1 From Windows 10

Downgrade to Windows 7 or Windows 8.1 from Windows 10 in a Jiffy

If you are not happy with the Windows 10 upgrade, you can easily downgrade to Windows 7 or 8.1. Before you proceed it is important to backup your data. Here are the steps to downgrade. In case you have upgraded your system using Windows Update within the last 30 days, the process is as follows: i. Start Menu>Search>Settings ii. Find and choose Update & Security iii. Choose Recovery>Go back to Windows 7 or 8.1 iv. Select Get Started.   You would get your old OS back. During the process, you would be asked the reason to downgrade. You can choose either the pre-mentioned reasons or give your feedback. Since, the company is offering a quick rollback option; you would not lose your data but to be on the safe side backup everything important. If 30 days have already passed since you upgraded to Windows 10, you need to downgrade the old fashioned way, [+more]

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Windows 10 Scores A Sixer With Edge—Weighing The New Browser Against Oldies Chrome And IE

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Windows 10 sure is Microsoft’s trump card and its master move comes in the form of the Edge browser. With complaint and issues marring its reputation, the Edge indeed comes  as a boon thanks to latest specs such as bookmarking, annotated page sharing and mark ups. Of course, the Cortana is an add-on that changes the way virtual assistance works. Therefore, we finally have a Microsoft browser that can complete against the Chrome from Google, Safari from Apple, Opera and Firefox from Mozilla. Major Issues Grapple The Browsers These existing and “popular” browsers have had issues such as slow speed; update stack-ons, poor plug-in performances and battery life drain. Thus, Edge has entered the browser space at an ideal time. To begin with, there has been a benchmark test to compare Edge to Internet Explorer and Chrome that tested the trio on simple browsing usage on both low-end as well as [+more]

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Intel Announces The Overclockable Desktop CPUs- ‘Skylake’ Core i5-6600k And Core i7-9700k

Intel Announced The Overclockable Desktop CPUs- ‘Skylake’ Core i5-6600k and Core i7-9700k

Intel chose the venue of Gamescom convention in Cologne, Germany to announce its two upcoming overclockable enthusiast-class CPUs. These are of its Skylake generation. The models Core i5-6600k and Core i7-9700k are manufactured following a brand new technology. Intel has already launched Z170 chipset in order to support the latest processors. The Core i5-6600k would come with a base frequency of 3.5 GHz, which can be further pushed to 3.9 GHz. The Core i7-9700k is clocked at 4.0 GHz and can move-up to 4.2 GHz. These models have four cores and Intel HD 530 graphics integrated. However the Core i7 model supports Hyper-Threading scheme by Intel that lets each core to execute together two threads. The Core i5 has 6 MB and Core i7 has 8 MB of L2 cache. Both the models support DDR3L or DDR4 RAM and use the latest LGA1151 socket. Computers incorporating any of these CPUs [+more]

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Acer Launches Cloudbook With Windows 10 To Compete Against Chromebook

Acer launches Cloudbook with Windows 10 to Compete Against Chromebook

To offer tough competition to the Chromebooks, Acer has come up with three laptops powered by Windows 10 in its Aspire One Cloudbook series. Launched on Tuesday, these laptops would be priced between $ 169 and $ 199.  The Laptops, Cloudbook 11 AO1-121-C1G9, Cloudbook 11 AO1-131-C7DW  and Cloudbook 14 AO1-431-C8G8, may be priced on the lower side but that does not mean they have sluggish hardware. All of these models come with dual-core Celeron N3060 processor with 1.6GHz clock speed with Turbo Boost Technology, which can help the processor acquire speed upto 2.16 GHz. These devices sport 2 GB RAM. While the C7DW model comes with 16 GB internal memory, the rest of them come with 32 GB internal SSDs. Both the Cloudbook 11 series have 11-inch display and the Cloudbook 14 series comes with 14-inch display. All of them have 1366×768 pixels resolution. The internal storage may be low but [+more]

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Windows 10 Raises Privacy Concerns Within A Week Of Its Release

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Windows 10 is making many people unhappy within just one week of its global release. Both users and privacy advocates are condemning the new desktop OS by Microsoft. The latest OS that comes with a lot of exciting features is making people worried about the way these tools work. It was Wi-Fi Sense first that was shammed by users. This feature lets your friends get connected to your Wi-Fi network automatically. It is enabled by default and could share Wi-Fi credentials to anybody and everybody in your Facebook, Skype and Outlook contacts. Though the company says that everything happens over an encrypted network yet the users are concerned about the potential abuse that this feature can bring onto them. Windows 10 has not left even the Solitaire alone. This game is now a freemium but ad-riddled version where video advertisements cannot be skipped. If you want to stay away from [+more]

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Now, A Bootable USB Disk For Windows 10

Windows 10 Secret menu to enhance user-friendliness and reduce time

Windows 10 is now readily available for installation. You can choose to upgrade to Windows 10 automatically or can also make a bootable USB disk to access the Windows 10. Here is how to do it Firstly, you need to be sure that the DVD or USB that you pick for the Windows 10 media does not have any important data. This is because during the process, you will lose all data. The drive needs to be of at least 4 GB capacity. You need to follow the below mentioned steps to make a bootable Windows 10 drive. Download the Windows 10 media creation tool. For the sake of checking the type of Windows that you run one can go to Start> Control Panel > System and Security > System type. No,w launch the application. You need to choose create installation media for another PC and then click on Next. [+more]

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