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 v21H1, 20H2 & v2004

September 14, 2021—KB5005565 (OS Builds 19041.1237, 19042.1237, and 19043.1237)
Applies to: version 2004, 20H2, 21H1

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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

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

Add “Settings” Cascading Context Menu on the Desktop in Windows 10

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Microsoft has moved most of the Control Panel features into the Settings UI in Windows 10, and at some point the classic Control Panel may be removed altogether. The Settings panel has different categories: System, Devices, Phone, Network & Internet, Personalization, Apps, Accounts, Time & language, Gaming, Ease of Access, Cortana, Privacy, Update & security, and Mixed reality.Read more

Pin Any File or Folder to the Taskbar in Windows 10

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Windows 8 and Windows 10 lets you pin folders to the Start screen, but pinning data files and folders to the taskbar is not allowed. The context menu entry Pin to Taskbar never exists for data files and folders. However, here is a neat little trick that lets you pin any file or folder (directory) to the taskbar.Read more