Delay future updates installed in Windows 10 Fall Creators Update

The Windows 10 Fall Creators Update offers a new way to delay updates delivered via Windows Update. With the feature, you can easily delay feature and security updates than any previous versions. If you don’t want the upgrade process to disturb existing setup or reset custom settings, try the method to set it up. Continue reading

Enable Controlled Folder Access in Windows 10 to protect files and folders

The Windows 10 Fall Creators Update (Redstone 3) has addedd a new Windows Defender feature named “Controlled Folder Access” to fend off Crypto-Ransomware. It can watch over files stored inside specially-designated folders, and block and blacklist unauthorized apps from making changes to them, like encrypting files by ransomware. Here are the tips to set it up on your Surface Pro tablet or computer. Continue reading

How to Enable Exploit Protection in Windows 10 to Protect From Zero-Day Attack

Users always need to download and install security patches to prevent the common exploit kits employed by attackers. The Windows 10 Fall Creators Update has added the built-in EMET(Enhanced Mitigation Experience Toolkit)-like protection to increase the security and help Protect your PC from zero-day attacks. If you have some untrusted or less secure apps, you’d better enable the feature and here are the tips to configure it. Continue reading

Delete Windows.old folder in Settings after Windows 10 fall Creators Update

If you did a complete new upgrade from an older version, such as from Windows 7/8.1 to Windows 10 or from the Anniversary Update to the Fall Creators Update, the system will create a Windows.old folder at the root of the local disk (by default it is C:). The Windows.old contents several gigabytes of data (PerfLogs, Program Files, User documents, and Windows folder) from the previous installation, and is used to restore to the previous operating system. It can be very larger (start at more than 12 GB on my Surface pro 4 tablet) and take up quite a bit of space, so you’d better delete it to free up drive space. Continue reading

How to enable/setup Remote Desktop in Windows 10 Settings app on Fall Creators Update

Many software client such as TeamViewer, join me and Chrome Remote Desktop can help you remotely access your files and applications by Remote Desktop Protocol (RDP), when you are not nearby your computer. The built-in RDP utility also do the job well in Windows 10 environment. With Fall Creators Update, you can easily allow remote access and configure related options in the Settings app, as well as using Control Panel. Continue reading

How to uninstall Mixed Reality in Windows 10 Fall Creators Update

The Mixed Reality support and tweaks are included in Microsoft’s Windows 10 Fall Creators Update, and there are some improvements, such as the speech command and shared Mixed Reality captures to Facebook. With the new feature, you are able to view augmented reality images and 3D rendered digital objects on your PC’s screen. However, if you don’t have Virtual reality headset or compatible hardware, one way is to uninstall the Windows Holographic platform. Continue reading

Limit bandwidth usage of download/upload updates on Windows 10 Fall Creators Update

If you are worried about data usage and your network adapter isn’t set as metered, many methods can prevent them going over your data limits. You can install the open-source application Policy Plus, or use Group Policy to enable the Limit the maximum network bandwidth for BITS background transfers. Now the Windows 10 Fall Creators Update ( started from build 16237 or higher version) has the ability to specify the amount of bandwidth to download or upload the updates with system and installed apps. Continue reading

How to Edit Bookmarks or Favorites URL in Microsoft Edge on Windows 10

You might have saved individual Internet shortcuts for web pages as Favorites in web browser. Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox stores the Favorites or Bookmarks in databases or HTML files, while Microsoft Edge is now using ESE database. However, if you would like to update the original link in Edge Bookmarks on Windows 10/8 machine, the option to edit the URL in the bookmark Properties is not available. Continue reading