How to Prevent Auto redirection from IE to Edge for unsupported sites

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Since Windows 10 version 20H2, Internet Explorer redirects users to Microsoft Edge (Chromium) when they visit websites that don’t support Internet Explorer. Microsoft Edge Chromium version 84 and higher have this feature. Many modern websites have designs that are incompatible with Internet Explorer. When the Internet Explorer user visits an … Read more

Latest Cumulative Update Direct Download for Windows 10

This post contains the most recent Windows 10 Latest Cumulative Update’s (LCU) direct download .msu/.cab links.

Latest Cumulative Update for v21H2, 21H1, 20H2 & v2004

January 11, 2022—KB5009543 (OS Builds 19042.1466, 19043.1466, and 19044.1466)
Applies to: version 2004, 20H2, 21H1, 21H2

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What is PortableBaseLayer Partition in Windows 10 Disk Management

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After upgrading to Windows 10 version 1903 (Codenamed “19H1”), the Disk Management window may show an additional drive named PortableBaseLayer of size 8191 MB (8 GB) When the PortableBaseLayer drive is right-clicked, all the options (except Properties) are grayed out. PortableBaseLayer also shows up in the defragmenter (“Optimize drives”) window … Read more

How to Install Chrome Themes & Extensions on Edge Chromium

Install Chrome Themes & Extensions on Edge Chromium

Microsoft decided to discontinue its EdgeHTML proprietary browser engine which was used in the Edge web browser. In December 2018, Microsoft announced that Edge was being rebuilt as a Chromium-based browser, which means using the Blink engine and terminating EdgeHTML. Let’s call the new Edge browser “Edge Chromium” or Chromium-based  Edge.

This article focuses on how to install themes and extensions in Edge Chromium from the Chrome Web Store or other third-party sources.Read more

How to Stop Windows Update from Installing Driver Updates

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Windows Update has the habit of pushing driver updates silently into your system. Sometimes, the drivers offered by Microsoft for your devices may cause problems. It’s always the best idea to only update the drivers directly from the device manufacturer’s site.

In some cases, we may have to roll back the drivers auto-installed by Windows Update. For example, Realtek drivers pushed out by Windows Update caused problems for some users. How to prevent Realtek driver update from automatically installing via Windows Update in the future?Read more

Replace Default User Account Avatar in Windows 10

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Windows 10, by default uses a simple user picture with a grey background and the persona image represented by white curves. The user picture is visible during sign in, as well as in the Start menu as a small rounded thumbnail image. This post explains how to replace the simple user avatar/image with any other image of your choice. After completing the procedure below, new accounts use this image by default.Read more

Change Drag & Drop Sensitivity to Avoid Accidental Move of Files

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Is your mouse or touchpad too sensitive which causes accidentally dragging of items on your desktop or File Explorer when clicked/tapped? By default, if you drag a file or folder by a distance of 4 pixels and release the mouse button, the default “drag and drop” action (move or copy, depending on whether you are dragging it to another folder on the same drive, or to a folder on another drive.) will take place.Read more

How to Prevent Installing Extensions in Microsoft Edge

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Microsoft Edge extensions support can be enabled or disabled using the Local Group Policy Editor or the registry. If you’re the computer administrator and want to prevent users from running extensions on Microsoft Edge (Chromium), this guide has the instructions. Prevent Installing Extensions in Microsoft Edge Method 1: Block Edge … Read more

How to Clear Background (Wallpaper) History in Windows 10

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When you change the desktop wallpaper, Windows remembers the file name and path of the last four wallpapers. The Personalize page (“Choose your picture”) displays the thumbnail image of five wallpapers; first thumbnail image is usually the current background, followed by thumbnails of previous four background images. This post tells you how to clear the wallpaper history using Registry Editor.Read more