Short Takes Daily: What went on in the world of Microsoft on Monday, August 3, 2015 Rod Trent

Short Takes Daily: What went on in the world of Microsoft on Monday, August 3, 2015

Today in the news: We've got a lot of how-tos revolving around Windows 10, we delve into OneDrive's new Shared Folders features, and we're on the lookout for Windows 10 scammers.


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OneDrive can now sync Shared Folders — Shared Folder sync allows users to browse their OneDrives via their mobile devices or a Web based client, then sync their shared folders to their desktop computers.

Windows 10 related scams on the rise — Beware of unsolicited tech support calls and emails with your "new" Windows 10 operating system attached as a download.

How To: Get Your Browser Favorites into Microsoft Edge When the Import Fails in Windows 10 — There's a way to make your browser favorites available to Microsoft Edge manually.

How To: Customize the Background Picture in the Windows 10 Mail App — To make the app truly yours, customizing the background picture is a must. So here's how to do it.

How To: Turn On and Customize Email Notifications per Account in the Windows 10 Mail App — You can turn on email notifications and actually customize notifications for each individual email account. Here's how to do it…

How To: Fix HP Support Assistant After the Windows 10 Upgrade — "The fix is simple. You need to download and reinstall the HP Support Assistant app. It installs right over top the broken one – no need to uninstall the old one first."

How To: Recover from Windows 10 Start Screen Lockups — Print out this advice when you can, then prevent another machine freeze in Windows 10.

How to Activate God Mode on Windows 10 — "God Mode" contains links to all of the settings on a Windows system, and you can easily access it once you follow our directions.

"Show Me Tips" Causing High CPU Utilization in Windows 10 — For whatever reason, this is a thing that's happening. But you can fix it by deselecting the "Show me tips about Windows" option.

What are the Windows 10 N and KN Editions? — "Due to a ruling for anti-competitive practices by the European Commission in 2004, Microsoft has been forced to maintain special editions for its Windows operating systems. Labeled "N" for Europe and "KN" for Korea, these editions include all the base features of the operating system but without Windows Media Player and related technologies pre-installed. For the Windows 10 editions, this includes Windows Media Player, Music, Video, Voice Recorder and Skype."

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