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Windows 10: Issues, Concerns, and Solutions

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Posted 05 January 2017 - 04:37 PM

Windows 10 won't run some older CD-ROM games, thanks to DRM
SafeDisc and SecuRom DRM schemes are not allowed on Windows 10, which means the games that require it aren't allowed either.
Windows 10’s refusal to run DRM is a very simple example of how owning digital property with copy protection never turns out well for the consumer. Some games may already have patches that fix the issues the DRM caused, or you can re-purchase the game from places such as GOG.com that sell versions already patched. Alternatively, you could just run an older system and not bother with the upgrade, or you could try running the games in a virtual machine.
All that wasted money!

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Posted 04 April 2017 - 07:54 PM

Disable Windows 10 Tracking, version 3.0.1

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Posted 05 May 2017 - 05:20 PM

i hate win10. its the most hated OS second from IE. people talk about how great it is or my life would not be complete without win10 etc. fake..all fake. now if i can just figure out how to use linux from disc then im good to go lol

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Posted 14 May 2017 - 02:59 PM

The WannaCrypt ransomware worm, aka WanaCrypt or Wcry, today exploded across 74 countries, infecting hospitals, businesses including Fedex, rail stations, universities, at least one national telco, and more organizations.
In response, Microsoft has released emergency security patches to defend against the malware for unsupported versions of Windows, such as XP and Server 2003, as well as modern builds.
This bug was, once upon a time, exploited by the NSA to hijack and spy on its targets. Its internal tool to do this, codenamed Eternalblue, was stolen from the agency, and leaked online in April – putting this US government cyber-weapon into the hands of any willing miscreant. Almost immediately, it was used to hijack thousands of machines on the internet.
Now someone has taken that tool and strapped it to ransomware: the result is a variant of WannaCrypt, which spreads via SMB and, after landing on a computer, encrypts as many files as it can find. It charges $300 or $600 in Bitcoin to restore the documents. It is adept at bringing offices and homes to a halt by locking away their data.
Microsoft releases security update for Windows XP to block WannaCrypt attacks
The exploit code used by WannaCrypt was designed to work only against unpatched Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 (or earlier OS) systems, so Windows 10 PCs are not affected by this attack.
Download updates from the Microsoft catelog:

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Posted 15 May 2017 - 05:20 PM

Is Microsoft to blame for the largest ransomware attacks in internet history?
Friday saw the largest global ransomware attack in internet history, and the world did not handle it well. We’re only beginning to calculate the damage inflicted by the WannaCry program — in both dollars and lives lost from hospital downtime — but at the same time, we’re also calculating blame.
There’s a long list of parties responsible, including the criminals, the NSA, and the victims themselves — but the most controversial has been Microsoft itself. The attack exploited a Windows networking protocol to spread within networks, and while Microsoft released a patch nearly two months ago, it’s become painfully clear that patch didn’t reach all users. Microsoft was following the best practices for security and still left hundreds of thousands of computers vulnerable, with dire consequences. Was it good enough?
If you have the newest hardware, it’s unquestionably the best protection — but if you’re stuck on Windows XP or Android Jelly Bean, it can look an awful lot like you’re being hung out to dry. Still, it can be hard to tell exactly who’s at fault. Was it Microsoft’s fault for ceasing support? Or the NSA’s fault for finding the bug in the first place? Was it a kind of software entropy, revealing bugs and shredding programs as fast as we can code them? When the problem is a larger disconnect between software upgrades and hardware release cycles, it’s often too big for any single actor to fix -- a prospect that’s even scarier than ransomware.

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Posted 16 May 2017 - 03:16 PM

i hate win10. its the most hated OS second from IE. people talk about how great it is or my life would not be complete without win10 etc. fake..all fake. now if i can just figure out how to use linux from disc then im good to go lol


Microsoft is saying that Windows 10 is secure. Of course they would. All this drama on the new cyber attack seems to be directed towards older versions of Windows. It makes the case for users to either buy an upgrade to be secure or learn to use Linux.

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Posted 29 June 2017 - 05:16 PM

You can remove Cortana from Windows 10, but it's tricky
Just turning off Cortana is easy.
Removing her completely is hard.
Heed the registry warnings!

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Posted 03 August 2017 - 01:33 PM

Microsoft brings gaze tracking to Windows 10
Goodbye, keyboard. Goodbye, mouse. To use Windows, soon all you'll need is your vision.
In addition to native eye-tracking support, Windows 10 will eventually offer users the option to control the mouse, keyboard and text-to-speech with only their eyes and a camera, Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella announced last week at Redmond's annual "One Week" hackathon.
The tech, called Eye Control, will help lesser-abled individuals – such as those affected by motor neuron diseases – use computers without a mouse and keyboard.
Haiyue Yuan, a computer scientist at University of Surrey specialising in human computer interaction and usable security, is using eye-tracking data to help study how people use authentication systems, and warned that most participants have reported eye fatigue, suggesting that able-bodied users wouldn't reap the same benefits using Eye Control.
Yuan added that, like with a physical keyboard or mouse, there would be the risk of hacking if you use eye tracking for authentication or access control. Any privacy concerns would revolve around whether it was possible to identify individuals with the eye-tracking data, and whether it was stored.
The Windows Insider Program Agreement as of August 2 notes the program's services can "automatically collect and transmit data to Microsoft and its partners regarding activities on your devices, including personal information".

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Posted 18 October 2017 - 09:00 AM

the weather has been cancelled today due to technical issues...



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Posted 14 January 2018 - 03:39 PM

Magical Jelly Bean Keyfinder Beta 2 2.0.8
Find out your Windows or Microsoft Office registry key
Magical Jelly Bean Keyfinder is a tool that retrieves CD keys from your registry.
Also, here's a script that will find your registration number.
Copy and paste the following to your notepad and save it with a .vbs extension. Name it 'test' or whatever. It's a VBScript Script File (.vbs). Save it to your desktop and open it. It'll display a pop up with your windows software registration number. 
Set WshShell = CreateObject("WScript.Shell")
MsgBox ConvertToKey(WshShell.RegRead("HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\DigitalProductId"))
Function ConvertToKey(Key)
Const KeyOffset = 52
i = 28
Cur = 0
x = 14
Cur = Cur * 256
Cur = Key(x + KeyOffset) + Cur
Key(x + KeyOffset) = (Cur \ 24) And 255
Cur = Cur Mod 24
x = x -1
Loop While x >= 0
i = i -1
KeyOutput = Mid(Chars, Cur + 1, 1) & KeyOutput
If (((29 - i) Mod 6) = 0) And (i <> -1) Then
i = i -1
KeyOutput = "-" & KeyOutput
End If
Loop While i >= 0
ConvertToKey = KeyOutput
End Function 


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