New cumulative updates for Windows 10 now available for Release preview ring

New cumulative updates for Windows 10 now available for Release preview ring


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New cumulative updates for Windows 10 are now available for Insiders enrolled in release preview ring and the update bring the following Improvements:

  • Improvements to general application compatibility
  • Improvements in the upgrade experience, including fixing an issue where some devices would lose data connections or touch input after upgrading to Windows 10.
  • Improved the reliability of reminders
  • Improved UI for tracking data usage under Settings > Network and wireless > Data Usage.
  • Improved the navigation bar experience for some devices.
  • Fixed an issue where some SD card readers were not recognized
  • Updated Daylight Saving in countries with Daylight Saving changes

DOWNLOAD LINKS

The KB number is KB3157621 which you can download from these links:

As said,these are only for Insiders enrolled on Release preview ring in which the stable build is 10586.The update wouldn't show up for devices running 10586 but not enrolled in Insider program.
Feel free to ask anything about in comments
Download unofficial Windows 10 Build 14332 build ISO/ESD's

Download unofficial Windows 10 Build 14332 build ISO/ESD's

Microsoft released Build 14332 to public this Monday which didn't had any exclusive new features but there were many fixes released.

As ISO's of fast ring are not provided by Microsoft officially, but you can convert your Installation media file-called .ESD file to an ISO format using a software.

OPTION #1-Download ESD and decryptor

Prominent hacker WZOR has already put up the links of ESD's on his website:
  1. Download ESD FILES FROM HERE
  2. Download decryptor from here
Convert ESD into an ISO and run an Inplace upgrade/clean Install to get to 14328.


The advantage of this method is that ESD is somewhat less size than the ISO.Typically less around ~400 MB

OPTION #2-Directly Download ISO from mega

For other Languages,check this Pastebin
Queries should be post in comments.............
Windows 10 Aniversary update Planned to release in Late July

Windows 10 Aniversary update Planned to release in Late July

It may seem obvious but Microsoft is planning to release the Anniversary update for Windows 10 in late July around July 29th. While the company has not mentioned an Exact update,but the latest news from Internal sources says the update is planned to be released in Late July.
The dates may change as always,because roadmaps are not final but Microsoft would target it to release around 29th July as it has named the update "Anniversary Update" to windows 10.
The last couple of builds of Windows 10 have been packed with new features that seems satisfactory for users and we can expect more features in the upcoming builds 
Earlier this week, Microsoft released a 14332 Build ,so expect the new build next week.


Reinstall Start menu in windows 10

With the launch of windows 10 Microsoft re-launched Start menu after a hefty complaint regarding this.However,they changed the code of the start menu and introduced new XAML start menu.
To be honest,this start menu has bugs.My new HP machine has windows 10 installed and occasionally the left click doesn't work and due to this Cortana also doesn't work.To overcome this issue,either I need to register start menu again or boot into safe mode to make it work.This article discusses the same issue and its cure.
Technically,start menu is just like a modern UI metro app which can be reinstalled using Powershell.

Re-Register start

  1. Press Ctrl+Shift+Esc or Right click the taskbar and select Task manager to open Task manager as shown:


  2. Click File>Run new task in top left.
  3. Under the Window that opens,type in powershell.Make sure Run this task with Adminstrative privilages is checked.
  4. In the new window that opens enter the following command carefully:
    Get-appxpackage -all *shellexperience* -packagetype bundle |% {add-appxpackage -register -disabledevelopmentmode ($_.installlocation + “\appxmetadata\appxbundlemanifest.xml”)}
    (You can also copy the above text and press Ctrl+V in the command window)
  5. Reboot your computer and start issues should be resolved.
Sometimes start issue can also be resolved by booting into safe mode once and then back to normal mode.
That's it :)
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Here is how to download Windows 10 14328 ESD/ISO files

Here is how to download Windows 10 14328 ESD/ISO files

Earlier this week Microsoft released Windows 10 14316 to PC Flight which brought wide new features:
  • New Windows Ink feature 
  •  New Start Menu
  • You can now set Taskbar to auto-hide in Tablet Mode
  • Improvements to Cortana-
  • You can now use Cortana on Lock Screen
  • Improvements to Action Center and Notifications
  • Action Center icon on Taskbar is now shown after the clock
  • UI changes in Action Center-Badges of unread things
  • You can now add, remove and re-arrange Quick Actions in Action Center using Settings app
  • Improvements to Taskbar
  • Taskbar settings have been moved to Settings app -> System -> Taskbar section
  • Improvements to Volume fly-out
  • Improvements and UI changes in Settings app
  • Improvements to Lock Screen
  • Improvements and UI changes in Credentials and UAC dialog box
  • Updated File Explorer icon
  • Updated Shutdown Windows dialog to use a modern icon
  • Improvements to Japanese IME
Credits:
As ISO's of fast ring are not provided by Microsoft officially, but you can convert your Installation media file-called .ESD file to an ISO format using a software.

OPTION #1-Download ESD and decryptor

Prominent hacker WZOR has already put up the links of ESD's on his website:
  1. Download ESD FILES FROM HERE
  2. Download decryptor from here
Convert ESD into an ISO and run an Inplace upgrade/clean Install to get to 14328.


The advantage of this method is that ESD is somewhat less size than the ISO.Typically less around ~400 MB

Easy way to Remove built in apps from Windows 10

Windows 10 comes with many modern apps to help users such as Contact support,windows feedback etc. Although they can be of good use sometimes but they are useless for some people who already have good alternatives.For example,Movies and TV App.
Having many apps for a single purpose might affect system performance as they also run in background.
To uninstall an app like this,we need to use powershell command,but that is a very complex method and cannot be understood easily by normal people.
But now,newer versions of Ccleaner-especially the ones released after July Last year allow us to remove any built in app very easily. CCleaner is a very handy tool to remove temporary system files as well as Internet files.
Following are the steps:


  1. First of all download CCleaner from here and run CCleaner if you are on a 32 bit system and CCleaner64 if you are on a 64 bit system.You can either download Portable or Installer versions.
  2. After Opening,navigate to tools>Uninstall as shown here:
  3. Now you would have a list of all the applications installed in your computer.Select the modern app you wish to uninstall and click on Uninstall button on the left.
  4. You would get a confirmation dialog and click on OK to confirm.
  5. Repeat the steps again for apps which you wish to uninstall.
That's it.I have uninstalled Xbox,help and support,get office,get skype etc etc apps which aren't useful to me.



Set Ethernet connection as Metered in Windows 10-To avoid unwanted download of windows updates

Internet service providers can charge by the amount of data used in your computer. That's called a metered Internet connection. These plans often have a data limit and if that exceeds it mighr incur you to pay some cost of the exceeded data.For some cases,your speed might get slower for the rest of the billing cycle like mine.
If you have a metered Internet connection, setting your network connection to metered in Windows can help you reduce the amount of data you send and receive, and prevent Windows Update from automatically downloading and installing updates.

What happens when you set your connection as metered:

  • Windows Update will ask you before downloading the updates.
  • You can update Windows Defender definitions directly in Windows Defender/
  • Modern apps would require a manual check.
  • optional features like Speech pack etc etc cannot be downloaded
In simple ways,you can set your wireless networks as metered-Cellular networks are metered by default and cannot be changed.
Windows provides you changing WiFi as metered from the settings app.
However,in case of Ethernet Windows doesn't allow to set it as metered simply.We have to modify the registry in order to do so.

How to:

  • Open Registry Editor by opening Run dialog box and typing in regedit
  • Navigate to the following key :
  ---->HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\NetworkList\DefaultMediaCost
  • You will see the following screen:


Take the ownership of the key:
We first need to take the ownership of the key,we have to change as it is protected by Windows.
Follow these steps:
  • Right click DefaultMediaCost and click permissions:
  • Click on Advanced in the bottom right:
  • Now click on Change against Owner:
  • Then Enter your username of the account you are running and windows will automatically convert it into correct format:
  • Click OK and check "replace owner on subcontainers and objects":


  • Click OK and OK on screens.
You can get more details from here.

Modify the values

Either do it manually or use the scripts in the last.
  • Then as you have taken the permissions,you need to change the value of Ethernet.
  • You will see written 0X00000001 against Ethernet.Here,2 means metered, 1 means not metered. 
  • Right click Ethernet and select modify.Then change the value to 2 to set as metered.
Alternatively you can use these ready made scripts also:
  1. Set Ethernet as Metered
  2. Set Ethernet as non metered
Just open and click yes,you are good to go.



Cumulative update for Windows 10 now available-KB3147458 and KB3147461

Its patch Tuesday of April and Microsoft has released Patches to both Windows 10 1507(July version) and Windows 10 1511(November update).


Here are the bug fixes listed for version 1511:
  • Improved reliability for Internet Explorer 11, .NET Framework, wireless LAN, Microsoft Edge, Windows Update, logon, Bluetooth, network connectivity, map apps, video playback, Cortana, USB, Windows Explorer, and Narrator.
  • Fixed issue with connectivity of USB devices until OS restart.
  • Improved discoverability of printers when a device resumes from sleep.
  • Fixed issues with lock screen.
  • Support for visual voicemail on dual SIM phones.
  • Fixed issue with audio playback using Groove music and other music apps on a phone.
  • Fixed issue with revised daylight savings time.
  • Fixed additional issues with shutdown delays, Narrator, Cortana, roaming data usage, buying apps in the Store, video playback, facial recognition, Bluetooth pairing, Microsoft Edge, logon, Internet Explorer 11, Live Tile updates, .NET Framework, and Microsoft Installer (MSI).
  • Improved security for CSRSS to address security feature bypass.
  • Fixed additional security issues with Security Account Manager Remote Protocol, HTTP.sys, secondary logon, Microsoft Graphics component, .NET Framework, CSRSS, Microsoft Edge, and Internet Explorer 11.
For more info see KB3147458.
Here are the ones for version 1507:
  • Improved reliability for Windows Explorer, Bluetooth, application deployment service, Microsoft Installer (MSI), Cortana, and OS restart.
  • Improved notifications in Start menu when updates need to be installed.
  • Improved reliability in launching apps.
  • Fixed issue with revised daylight savings time.
  • Improved support for apps that work with barcode scanners.
  • Fixed issue with video playback in Microsoft Edge and Internet Explorer 11.
  • Fixed issue in resetting password across a domain.
  • Fixed additional issues with Internet Explorer 11, times zones in Calendar app, Microsoft ODBC Driver for Oracle, and .NET Framework.
  • Improved security for CSRSS to address security feature bypass.
  • Fixed additional security issues with Microsoft Edge, HTTP.sys, Microsoft graphics component, secondary logon, Internet Explorer 11, Microsoft XML Core Service, Security Account Manager Remote protocol, .NET Framework, and Windows Hyper-V.
For more info:see KB314761.

How to Downlaoad:

Here are the direct and catalog links:

Version 1511:


Version 1507:


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Here is how to download Windows 10 14316 ISO files

Here is how to download Windows 10 14316 ISO files

Earlier this week Microsoft released Windows 10 14316 to PC Flight which brought wide new features:
  • Natively run Bash on Ubuntu in Windows: To do this, first turn on "Developer Mode" from "Settings -> Update & security -> For developers". Then search for "Windows Features" and choose "Turn Windows features on or off" and enable "Windows Subsystem for Linux (Beta)". To get Bash installed, open Command Prompt and type bash.
  • New Dark Theme addition in "Settings -> Personalization -> Colors". 
  • New option to show colors on titlebars only in "Settings -> Personalization -> Colors". 
  • Using the new Connect app, you can bring the Continuum experience from your phone to PC without needing a dock or Miracast adapter. (a Continuum-enabled Windows 10 phone is required)
  • Cortana on your PC will now inform you of low battery power on your mobile phone.
  • You can now ask Cortana to find your phone, regardless of device, on your PC using the new find my phone feature.
  • You can now share map directions across devices through Cortana.
  • If you are facing problem in getting Cortana enabled on your PC, it'll automatically download the necessary speech language, if needed, and enable Cortana for you.
  • NewExtensions for Microsoft Edge: Click on "More" (...) at the top right in Microsoft Edge 
  • New Skype UWP Preview app
  • Improvements to Action Center-Combined Notifications
  • Improvements to Virtual Desktop-Item pinning so that a window pinned appears on each desktop.
  • Improvements to Battery Settings-Apps using battery is shown too.
  • Improvements to Windows Update settings-Now we can set time to install Windows updates
  • New progress experience for installing Windows updates-a cleaner look.
  • Updated Windows Update notification after updates have been installed so now clicking on the notification will take you straight to your update history.
  • Enhanced Wi-Fi flyout UI.
  • Ability to comment on feedback inside the Feedback Hub.
  • Updated Emoji.
Credits:


As ISO's of fast ring are not provided by Microsoft officially, but you can convert your Installation media file-called .ESD file to an ISO format using a software.

OPTION #1-Download ESD and decryptor

Prominent hacker WZOR has already put up the links of ESD's on his website:
  1. Download ESD FILES FROM HERE
  2. Download decryptor from here
Convert ESD into an ISO and run an Inplace upgrade/clean Install to get to 14316.

The advantage of this method is that ESD is somewhat less size than the ISO.Typically less around ~400 MB

OPTION #2-Directly Download ISO from mega


Other Languages ISO can be found on Pastebin

In additon if you want to download Language Packs,here is a pastebin for that .
Queries?Post in comment section.

System File checker tool in Windows

System File Checker is a utility in Windows that allows users to scan for corruptions in Windows system files and restore corrupted files. This page describes how to run the System File Checker tool  to scan your system files and to correct missing or corrupted system files. If a Windows file is missing or is corrupted, Windows may behave unexpectedly. For example, some Windows functions may not work, or Windows may crash even in worst case.

Opening Command Prompt

As SFC requires scanning of system files,Administrative privileges are required in command prompt,better known as elevated command prompt.Use directions as per your OS:


Windows 10 and Windows 8

Press Windows key+X simaltaneously and you will get something like this


Press command Prompt(admin) and an elevated CMD would open.

Windows 7 and Windows Vista

a. Press “Windows Key" to open Start menu

b. Type cmd without quotes in the search box.

c. On the left pane, right click on the “cmd” option and select “Run as Administrator”.

STEP 2-Run SFC command


In the window that opens,type in SFC /SCANNOW to start scanning.
It might take time depending on speed of your system.

STEP 3: Analyzing the results:

When you have finished it will display either one of three:

  • Windows did not find any integrity violations (a good thing)-No corruptions found
  • Windows Resource Protection found corrupt files and repaired them (a good thing)-Corrupt files found but repaired
  • Windows Resource Protection found corrupt files but was unable to fix some (or all) of them (not a good thing)-Corrupt files found but not repaired
For the 3rd item,you can correct the corrupted files either using DISM utility that would require an Installation media to correct the files or you can get the good copy of the corrupted file from a computer running same OS .Refer to the DISM article.
To view the details of the System file checker process:
We can see which files were found corrupted using the file SFC generates.We can get the good copy of the file from any computer and replace the file in our system.
  1. Open an elevated command prompt as described above.
  2. At the command prompt, type the following command, and then press ENTER:
    findstr /c:"[SR]" %windir%\Logs\CBS\CBS.log >"%userprofile%\Desktop\sfc.txt"
    Note The Sfc.txt file contains details from every time that the System File Checker tool has been run on the computer. The file includes information about files that were not repaired by the System File Checker tool. 
  3. Now see the entry somewhat like this: Cannot repair member file XXXXX,the source file is also corrupted.
Correcting the corrupt files without DISM:
  1. Take administrative ownership of the corrupted system file. To do this, at an elevated command prompt, copy and then paste (or type) the following command, and then press ENTER:
    takeown /f Path_And_File_Name
    Note The Path_And_File_Name placeholder represents the path and the file name of the corrupted file. For example, type takeown /f C:\windows\opencl.dllA screenshot for this step.
  2. Grant administrators full access to the corrupted system file. To do this, copy and paste (or type) the following command, and then press ENTER:
    icacls Path_And_File_Name /GRANT ADMINISTRATORS:F
    Note The Path_And_File_Name placeholder represents the path and the file name of the corrupted file. For example, type icacls C:\windows\system32\opencl.dll /grant administrators:F.A screenshot for this step.
  3. Replace the corrupted system file with a known good copy of the file. To do this, copy and paste (or type) the following command, and then press ENTER:
    Copy Source_File Destination
    Note The Source_File placeholder represents the path and file name of the known good copy of the file on your computer, and the Destination placeholder represents the path and file name of the corrupted file. For example, type copy E:\temp\opencl.dll C:\windows\system32\opencl.dll.
*Image credits:Microsoft Support