“Windows as a service” sounded like a good idea in 2015, when Microsoft released Windows 10. But after a terrible October, Microsoft’s Windows 10 problems continued in November. Yesterday, an unknown number of devices running Windows 10 suddenly lost their activation status; the owners of those devices were told that they no longer had a valid digital license and were running a “non-genuine copy of Windows.”
Microsoft released the Windows 10 October 2018 Update on October 2, then pulled it days later. Now, with November fast approaching, the update has still not been re-released. Where’s the problem? And will it happen again?
Microsoft announced that it has identified the underlying cause of the bug that deleted data for some customers who were among the first to install the Windows 10 October 2018 Update (version 1809). The fix is rolling out to members of the Windows Insider Program first.
Microsoft is slamming the brakes on the Windows 10 October 2018 Update’s rollout. The upgrade became available during the company’s Surface event on Tuesday, but in the days that followed, numerous users across the web reported that the transition deleted massive chunks of data.
According to a new project uploaded to the Chromium team’s code review site, users may soon be able to login into Windows 10 using their Google G Suite accounts. This new feature uses a “Google Credential Provider” that will allow Windows to authenticate enterprise users against their company’s G Suite account and possibly regular Google accounts.
The Windows 95 app is the latest way to enjoy Microsoft’s earlier operating systems, such as the Internet Archives recent efforts to bring back Windows 3.1 run through an emulator in the browser.