Not even a week after the Windows 11 announcement and Microsoft has backtracked and ‘clarified’ the system requirements for Windows 11. It didn’t help that Redmond released a compatibility checker tool, which it withdrew just days after its release.Continue reading
Microsoft Defender (previously Windows Defender), is Windows’ bundled antivirus software. It’s supplied free and installed by default; but is it any good and how do you know when to replace Microsoft Defender?Continue reading
As if Windows wasn’t fat enough already, there’s a long list of Windows 10 Optional Features available to ‘extend’ Windows functionality. Those speech marks around ‘extend’ are there because some of the ‘optional’ features are downright essential to running other software and services.
A number of these run from ‘essential’ to ‘completely useless’ to ‘under no circumstances.’ At least you have a choice…Continue reading
Previous instalments covered various security, telemetry and application settings that Windows regularly sends back to base. How else can you stop Windows 10 dialling home? This third part looks at Microsoft Account and Sync. Continue reading