Short Takes Daily: What went on in the world of Microsoft on Tuesday, August 4, 2015 Rod Trent

Short Takes Daily: What went on in the world of Microsoft on Tuesday, August 4, 2015

Today in the news: Still more how-tos as we continue to poke around Windows 10 and find out the future of the Media Center.


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How To: Change How Windows 10 Delivers Updates to Peers — Just like every other setting in Windows 10, Peer Update can be configured to match requirements and personal conviction. To locate the setting go to: Settings > Update & security > Windows Update, and then select Advanced options. On the Advanced options page, select Choose how updates are delivered.

How To: Fix 0x803f8001 Windows 10 Store App Download Error — As has been the case with most app problems in Windows 10, the fix is to locate the app in the Windows 10 All Apps area, then uninstall it. 

You can now opt back into receiving Windows 10 Insider builds — Microsoft's flipped the switch to turn enrollment back on from their end. Check out the  Settings>Update & security>Advanced Options>Get Insider build option.

How To: Organize the Windows 10 Quick Folders on Start — You can modify what shows in the list of quick-access folders right above the Start button.

How To: Test Cortana in International Markets — By altering the computer region, even those without immediate Cortana support can take her for a spin. Here's how.

Windows 10 Wi-Fi Sense is a Valuable Feature that Gives Full Control Over Shareable Networks — "To customize how Wi-Fi Sense works follow the gallery above, which takes you to All Settings > Network & Internet > Wi-Fi > Manage Wi-Fi Settings."

We now know why Windows Media Center is not in Windows 10 — Here's why: Because the Xbox One is poised to take over as the next iteration, including off-the-air DVR capabilities.

New Surface Tablets Come with Windows 10, No Upgrade Required — "The latest round of Surface 3 and Surface Pro 3's, available from the Microsoft Store, come pre-installed with Windows 10. Additionally, Microsoft is knocking off $150 from select Surface Pro 3's."

Bug: Automatic App Update Feature Grayed-out in Windows 10 Store — There's a growing number of complaints about a potential bug in the new Store in Windows 10 where users cannot turn on the ability for the Store to automatically update apps.

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