Windows 10 to Download Crucial Updates Even on Metered Connections

Being in the continuous stage of the continuous improvement – Kaizen, the Windows 10, like all other desktop or mobile operating systems, is endeavoring its best to make this a bug-free operating system. Due to rapid changes and developments in the software and the other system apps, the need to update the operating system and the other system apps is increasing day by day. If the due timely developments in the operating systems are not done in the operating systems, the system apps, or the interacting environmental apps may cause the stem operating system to halt.

To their specific nature, the modern era smartphones cannot work in isolation and are Internet thirsty. They consume the high-priced Internet to great extent even without the knowledge of the user. The major usage of their Internet is for the updates of the operating systems and the other operating apps. The huge drain of the Internet is heavy burden upon the metered-connections as the resulting bill may be equally huge burden for the mobile or the desktop device users.

This is the reason that the most of the current operating systems ask for the permission of the user to update the OS or the system apps. Like the current practice, the Windows has also being asking for the permissions of the users to update the OS from the Internet upon the metered connections. But, in past, some of the Windows users upon the metered-connections were reluctant to allow such permission, thinking this to be unnecessary for their software, causing working deficiency in the Windows.

So, the Microsoft has decided to push down some of the necessary and crucial updates even without the permission of the users and even on the metered-connections. For the purpose, the Windows has changed its language on the setting for the updates info by saying that we will download such updates without your permission which are necessary for the smooth running of the Windows 10. With effect from current week, Microsoft will start pushing the forced crucial updates in the Build 15058.

For the purpose, the Windows 10 will even ignore your instructions for the download of the updates. But, for the purpose, the Windows will do the necessary downloads, crucial fixes and updates when your device is scheduled to be inactive.

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Six Best Ways to Take Screenshots in Windows 10 Devices

Screenshot is a capturing all or just a part of the screen of computer or mobile device with any mechanism. It may include; applying and pressing some keystrokes on the keyboard of your desktop, tapping some keys with your fingers upon the Online keyboard of mobile device, using mouse or any other external method to save a whole or part of screen or any other soft mechanism. It is used to capture or take soft snapshot of any image, any written substance or any other type of ongoing process, currently on display upon computer screen.

In addition to the physical keyboards, Online keyboards are also important along with the other soft features. There are tons of other third party tools as well but these are not recommended to be applied as they may damage your operating system.

Screenshots can be used for saving the current image, writing or any other display for the future application. You may take screenshot of any still image, any part of any slide, any instant of animated image or any video. The screenshots are frequently used for further usage, for tutorials, for the students learning, for sharing with friends, for printing in the published books / journals, for the onward usage in any other software reproduction, for sharing in any website or any other blog posts.

Due to importance of screenshots, Microsoft has also included many methods of taking screenshots in Windows 10; its newer flagship operating system. As against other operating systems, there are many methods of taking screenshots. Some of these methods of taking screenshots are simple, involving just 1 or 2 keystrokes or may involve a little complex process.

As a whole, there are six best yet different methods of taking screenshots in Windows 10 which can be used by:

  • Applying Snipping Tools
  • Taking Print Screen
  • Pressing Windows Key + Print Screen
  • Windows Key + H
  • Windows Logo + Volume Down
  • Snip Editor

Due to importance of each of the methods, we have illustrated each of these methods in separate step by step tutorials. These tutorials are illustrated with screenshots of each step. In addition to that we have also added animated steps in instructions of each of the methods in ach tutorials.

Let’s visit each of the illustrated tutorials.

Method 1: Screenshots with Snipping Tools

Due to typical problem of cropping the screenshots after the action, as required, a Snipping Tool, a newer feature in newer versions of Windows operating systems, which has been a part of operating systems since Windows Vista.  This is designed to help the users to take the screenshot, crop it as required, and then save it in the desired place or folder. It helps the users to save a lot of precious working time of the professionals which was once wasted in the cropping of the image in past. In addition to the wastage of the time, what a Windows 10 users need is a sophisticated software to crop the image, as required.

The Snipping tool is the latest surge in the screenshots mechanism and their cropping process. With this simple process, you can do many processes in this feature of Windows 10.

This is simple, but if you need some help, do consult the tutorial. The simple process can be worked upon by applying the following command line.

Command Line: Start > All Programs > Windows Accessories > Snipping Tool.

If the command line is not helpful, see the steps, given below:

1: Press or click the ‘Start’ button, placed at the bottom-left corner of the Windows 10. It will open up a vertical and upward menu of commands and operations.2: In the upward popup menu, scroll down to the ‘Windows Accessories’ and press it to open up a further downward popup menu.3: In the downward popup menu, displaying the ‘Windows Accessories’, press the ‘Snipping Tool’. It will open up a prompt with 4 options in it.4: To explore the different options about the ‘Snip Tool’, just press the popup button, placed at the right side of the ‘New’ button. It will open up a popup menu with 4 following options in it:

  • Free-Form Snip
  • Rectangular Snip
  • Window snip
  • Full-Screen Snip

For the convenience, I opted ‘Rectangular Snip’.5: To start using the ‘Snipping Tool’ to take screenshots, press the ‘New’. Immediately after the pressing the ‘New’ button, whole the screen will become blurry and it will change the setup of the ‘Snipping Tool’ with instructions to drag the cursor around the area, you want to capture.5: Just press the right button of the mouse and start applying the rectangular snip. When you will complete the snip by releasing the right button of mouse, this area will be highlighted and an interface at the top of it will offer you to save the screenshot.6: Just press the ‘Save Snip’ and it will take you to the file explorer of your computer where you may save the screenshot with any name. Alternatively, it will be saved with the name of ‘Capture’.

Method 2: Screenshots with Print Screen

If you are not willing to go through so lengthy process, adopt the short method and press the ‘PrtScn’ button, made at the right of the keyboard of your computer. But, remember; by adopting the method of ‘PrtScn’ your screenshot will not be saved but will be copied to the clipboard, from where you may open up an image editing tool, paste the screenshot in the editor and save the file from there in regular method.Method 3: Screenshot by Windows Key + Print Screen

This is the method which is most popular and widely applied as this is easiest and most convenient. If you are willing to capture a screenshot of entire screen, this is the best tools to apply.

1: Just press the ‘Windows Key + PrtScn’, simultaneously and screen of your computer will become dim for a Nano seconds, indicating that the screenshot has been saved.To see the captured screenshots, just follow the command line.

Command Line: This PC > Pictures > Screenshots.

2: Open up ‘This PC’ explorer site.3: Open up the ‘Pictures’ folder and press the ‘Screenshots’ folder.4: In the ‘Screenshots’ folder, see the saved screenshots here.Method 4: Screenshots with Windows Key + H

If you are willing to capture some specific screen of your computer for sharing the same with the other people or send it as attached file to someone, this is the best method. This feature is designed to capture entire screen for sharing purpose.

1: If you are willing to capture entire screen, just press ‘Windows Key + H’.2: A Charm Screen will appear at the right side of your computer window with few options:

  • 3D Builder
  • Cortana Reminders
  • Instagram
  • Mail
  • OneDrive
  • OneNote
  • Twitter
  • Facebook

For example, if you are willing to send this screenshot to someone, you may press the ‘Mail’ in the Charm Screen and the list of all the mail options, working in your Computer will appear. Now, you may use any of the mail apps to send this screenshot to any person of your like.

Method 5: Screenshots with Power Button + Volume Down

If you are running the latest Windows Surface Pro 4 or Surface Book and you need to take the screenshot, you are required to apply the Power Button and Volume Down buttons, simultaneously.

To take screenshot in Windows Surface Pro 4 or Surface Book, just hold down the physical Power touch button and then hit the physical volume-down button on the left or right side of tablet / laptop. The screen will dim for a Nano seconds, indicating that the screenshot of the current screen has been taken and saved in the Pictures > Screenshots folder.

Screenshot with Snip Editor

Snip Editor, or Microsoft Snip, is a tool of Microsoft Garage project which is not available in Windows 10, by default, but you have to download it from site of Microsoft and install it for usage.

1: Just press the ‘Snip Editor’ link and it will take you the site of Microsoft ‘The Garage’ where an option will be given to you to download the Snip tool.2: Just press this button and the next screen will tell you that the Snip is a Microsoft Garage project. From here, you may download the software in your Windows 10 computer.2: Just download Snip and it will appear in the file explorer of your Windows 10 computer.3: Now, run this Snip Editor and the next screen will inform that this feature is working as the Snip Capture tool.4: Many good feature included in this tool are:

  • Free-hand pen option
  • Voice recording
  • Delay screenshots by up to 5 seconds, so you may grab images of disappearing menus
  • And so on.

Now, this tools is available to you, whenever needed. I am sure you will find this tool very much useful than many other tools.

That’s all!

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How to Configure Compatibility Settings of Websites in IE of Windows 10

Compatibility of different websites, blogs and other such software has always been a problem for the users of different browsers in different Windows versions. The typical problem arises when you have developed a blog or site but then it does not open in any other browser in the same format or style due to compatibility problem. This problem is seen frequently when you are trying to load a typical site in different versions of Internet Explorer where different problems arises in different versions of Internet Explorer. This has been due to some optimization issues which makes hurdles in the loading of such pages or sites.

Understanding this issue of compatibility, Internet Explorer has introduced a special feature which sets the compatibility of the different sites which are being opened in different versions of Internet Explorer. If your site or the page is facing such issues, adopt this feature to make your page or site compatible with Internet Explorer.

This is a simple process which required only few clicks and setting. We have tried to solve the issue in the following step by step tutorial and with illustrated screenshots. If need be, see the tutorial.

 Tutorial

1: Tape the ‘Internet Explorer’ tab from the start menu of the Windows 10 to open up Internet Explorer.

2: Load your page or site which is creating compatibility issue.

3: Now, access the menu bar of the Internet Explorer by pressing the ‘Alt’ key from your keyboard. See, a small menu bar will become visible at the top-left corner of Internet Explorer.

Note: The users of mobile devices or touch screen devices may apply the ‘On-Screen Keyboard’. This Online screen keyboard may be approached from the Search Charm’ where a key ‘Alt’ is available.

4: Tap the ‘Tools’ from the menu bar. It will open up popup menu.5: In the popup menu, tap the ‘Compatibility View Settings’. It will open up a prompt, named; Compatibility View Settings’.6: Add the URL of that website in the space for ‘Add this website’ – about which you want to solve the problem of compatibility – and click ‘Add’.7: See; immediately after the pressing ‘Add’, your entered URL will be added in the website, you have added for the compatibility’.

To resume the normal working, tap the ‘Close’ button, given at the bottom of the prompt.  That’s all!

Microsoft’ Schedule for Extended Support for Different Versions of Windows

Simple answer to a question about the marvelous success of the different versions of Windows operating systems is the ‘very strong and continued professional backup’ to the PC with Windows installed in them from Microsoft. Microsoft has maintained glorious tradition of the support to the different versions of its Windows OS. Now, the similar utmost support to the users of the Windows 7 and Windows 8.1 is also being extended.microsoft

Before going into the details of the support for the Windows 7 and Windows 8.1, let us have a close look upon the support mechanism for the other Windows OS.

Windows Sale Process and its After Sale Service

Microsoft provides many steps of the sale and after sale service for the Windows operating systems which are:

  1. Date of General Availability of the Windows OS for the sale: When the product is officially available for sale.
  2. End date of retail software agreement after the sale tenure is expired: This date is that one when the agreement to use the soft ware is expired and the purchaser loses the legal right to use the software and related services.
  3. End date for the sale of the PCs with Windows OS pre-installed: This date is the date when software developer stops providing the pre-installed Windows operating system to the newer PCs being sold in the market.

After Sale Service

  1. Availability of the last updates of the different service packs, such as, service pack 1, 2 & 3: This service is the part of the after sale service which is either provided in the shape of the service packs or version updates. At his stage, many types of the services are changed, modified and upgraded.
  2. End of mainstream support for the Windows version: This is the support when the major and prime services about the software are stopped for the general and mainstream updates.
  3. End of the extended support: At this juncture, all types of the support is stopped; whether it as service packs, updates or other extended services.

Support Dates for the Different Windows Version

Let’s have a look upon the support services to the different Windows versions, starting from the Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7 (Home Basic, Home Premium & Ultimate), Windows 7 Professional, Windows 8, Windows 8.1 and Windows 10.

Windows XPwindows-xp
  • Date of General Availability: December 31, 2001
  • Retail Software End of Sale: June 30, 2008
  • End of Sales of PCs with Windows Pre-installed: October 22, 2010
  • Latest Update or Service Pack: Service Pack 3
  • End of Main Stream Support: April 14, 2009
  • End of Extended Support: April 8, 2014
Windows Vista  windows-vista
  • Date of General Availability: January 30, 2007
  • Retail Software End of Sale: October 22, 2010
  • End of Sales of PCs with Windows Pre-installed: October 22, 2011
  • Latest Update or Service Pack: Service Pack 2
  • End of Main Stream Support: April 10, 2012
  • End of Extended Support: April 11, 2017
Windows 7 (Home Basic, Home Premium & Ultimate)windows-7-ultimate
  • Date of General Availability: October 22, 2009
  • Retail Software End of Sale: October 31, 2013
  • End of Sales of PCs with Windows Pre-installed: October 31, 2014
  • Latest Update or Service Pack: Service Pack 1
  • End of Main Stream Support: January 13, 2015
  • End of Extended Support: January 14, 2020
Windows 7 Professional windows-7prof
  • Date of General Availability: October 22, 2009
  • Retail Software End of Sale: October 31, 2013
  • End of Sales of PCs with Windows Pre-installed: October 31, 2016
  • Latest Update or Service Pack: Service Pack 1
  • End of Main Stream Support: January 13, 2015
  • End of Extended Support: January 14, 2020
Windows 8windows-8
  • Date of General Availability: October 26, 2012
  • Retail Software End of Sale: October 31, 2014
  • End of Sales of PCs with Windows Pre-installed: June 30, 2016
  • Latest Update or Service Pack: Windows 8.1
  • End of Main Stream Support: January 9, 2018
  • End of Extended Support: January 10, 2023
Windows 8.1windows-8-1
  • Date of General Availability: October 18, 2013
  • Retail Software End of Sale: September 1, 2015
  • End of Sales of PCs with Windows Pre-installed: October 31, 2016
  • End of Main Stream Support: January 9, 2018
  • End of Extended Support: January 10, 2023
Windows 10windows-10
  • Date of General Availability: July 29, 2015
  • Retail Software End of Sale: N.A.
  • End of Sales of PCs with Windows Pre-installed: N.A.
  • End of Main Stream Support: October 13, 2020
  • End of Extended Support: October 14, 2025

So, if you are willing to purchase the different versions of the PCs with different versions of pre-installed Windows, see the deadlines of the expiry of the support or the extended support for the specific operating systems.

For the time being, the best option for you to enjoy the extended support for is Windows 10 which can be pre-installed in PCs, available in the market for sale, though, Microsoft technical support for the Windows Vista, Windows 7 and the Windows 8.1 are also available, currently.

Better it is to check the end of the support for the related Windows which is installed in your PC, being purchased by you.

How to enable double tap on navigation bar to sleep the Windows 10 Mobile in few steps

If you are one of the Windows Mobile owners who have the double tap to wake on their Windows Mobile devices then you might also want to use the double tap to sleep your Windows device. Microsoft has added a very useful option to double tap on the navigation bar of your phone to put it to sleep.

Simply follow the instructions below to enable the double tap to sleep on your Windows 10 Mobile device.

Before proceeding to the instructions, you will need to fulfill the following requirements:

  • You would need at-least second generation Windows Phone device which have the on-screen navigation bar instead of the hardware buttons.
  • You must be running the latest Windows 10 Mobile build either in stable release or the Insider Program to use this feature. Windows Phone 8.1 doesn’t support this feature.

Instructions:

Now, let’s proceed to the instructions

  • First of all, open up ‘Settings’ app. Here navigate to ‘Personalization’ > ‘Lock Screen’.
  • Once in ‘Lock Screen’, navigate to the end of the page. Here you will see the ‘Double-tap the navigation bar to turn off the screen’. Enable it by moving the slider switch to right.
  • Now, whenever you double tap on the navigation, your phone’s screen will turn off and your phone will go to sleep.
  • That’s all!

Here is a quick video showing the steps of the enabling the double tap to sleep.

You may visit our Windows 10 Mobile Tips & Tweaks section for more tips, tricks and tweaks about Windows 10.

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How to record voice calls on your Windows 10 Mobile Phone by using the built-in option [Video]

f you have been using Android or iOS then you might have noticed that you could easily record the voice calls being done from your phone. But, Windows Phone aka Windows Mobile was missing this feature to record voice calls which was leaving the people to use third party apps which are not free.

But, with the latest Windows 10 Mobile builds, Microsoft has added a useful way to record all your voice calls with a single tap. You can simply press the record button and the voice call between you and other recipient will start getting recorded.

Simply follow the instructions below and you will be able to record call easily.

Instructions:

  • First of all, you must be running the latest build of Windows 10 Mobile. You can go to ‘Settings’ > ‘Update & Security’ > ‘Phone Update’ and check for updates. If new updates are found, install it.
  • Now, whenever you want to record a voice call between you and other recipient, you may simply press the record button (refer the screenshot) while on the calling screen.

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  • Your phone will prompt you about the legal responsibility and consequences of the call recording. Press ‘Record‘.

Note: You must be aware of the consequences of the call recording as it might be against the law in your region or the other party might be able to sue you for recording the conversation. We are posting this method just for educational and lawful method!

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  • You can see the recording sign when the call is being recoded.

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  • Once you end the call, you can find the recorded voice call in the ‘Recorded Calls’ folder of internal memory where the recorded call will be named after the contact you were having conversations with.
  • That’s all!

Here is a quick video showing the same process in details.

You may visit our Windows 10 Mobile Tips & Tricks section for more tips, tricks and tweaks about Windows 10 on Mobile.

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Hardware, Camera & Battery Specs of Nokia Lumia 735

Nokia Lumia 735was announced and released in the market for sale in the month of September 2014. It is powered by Microsoft Windows Phone 8.1, planned upgradation to Windows 10 with dimensions of 5.30″x2.70″x0.35″ and weighing 134g.

It is available in the market in following colors:

  • Orange
  • Green
  • White
  • Black

Its hardware, camera and battery specs are as under:

Hardware Specs
  • Screen Display Type: OLED capacitive touchscreen
  • Screen Size: 4.7″
  • Screen Resolution: 720 x 1280 px
  • Chipset: Qualcomm Snapdragon 400
  • CPU: Quad-core 1.2 GHz Cortex-A7
  • GPU: Adreno 305
  • Card Slot: microSD- extendable to 128 GB
  • Internal Memory: 8 GB
  • RAM: 1 GB
Camera Specs
  • Primary Camera: 6.7 MP
  • Video Recording: 1080p@30fps
  • Secondary Camera: 5 MP
Battery specs
  • Battery: Removable Li-Ion 2200 mAh
  • Max Talk Time: 22 hours
  • Max Music Time: 60 hours

hardware, Battery and Camera Specs of Microsoft Lumia 550

Microsoft Lumia 550 was announced in October 2015 but was released in the market for sale in the month of December 2015. It is powered by Microsoft Windows 10 with dimensions of 5.36″x2.67″x0.39″ weighing 141.9g. It is available for sale in Black and White colors.

Its hardware, camera and battery specs are as under:

Hardware Specs
  • Screen Display Type: Capacitive Touchscreen
  • Screen Size: 4.7″
  • Screen Resolution: 720 x 1280 px
  • Chipset: Qualcomm MSM8909 Snapdragon 210
  • CPU: Quad-core 1.1 GHz Cortex-A7
  • Card Slot: microSD – Extendable to 200 GB
  • Internal Memory: 8 GB
  • RAM: 1 GB
Camera Specs
  • Primary Camera: 5 MP
  • Video Recording: 720p@30fps
  • Secondary Camera: 2 MP
Battery specs
  • Battery: Removable Li-Ion 2100 mAh
  • Talk Time: Up to 16 hours
  • Music Time: Up to 60 hours

Hardware, Battery & Camera Specs of Microsoft Lumia 950 Dual SIM

Microsoft Lumia 950 Dual SIM was announced in October 2015 and was released in the market for sale in the month of December 2015. It is powered by Microsoft Windows 10, with dimensions of 5.71″x2.88″x0.32″ and weighing 150g.

Its hardware, camera and battery specs are as under:

Hardware Specs
  • Screen Display Type: AMOLED Capacitive Touchscreen
  • Screen Size: 5.2″
  • Screen Resolution: 1440 x 2560 px
  • Chipset: Qualcomm MSM8992 Snapdragon 808
  • CPU: Dual-core 1.82 GHz Cortex-A57 & quad-core 1.44 G
  • Card Slot: microSD – Extendable to 200 GB
  • Internal Memory: 32 GB
  • RAM: 3 GB
Camera Specs
  • Primary Camera: 20 MP
  • Video Recording: 2160p@30fps
  • Secondary Camera: 5 MP
Battery specs
  • Battery: Removable Li-Ion 3000 mAh
  • Talk Time: Up to 23 hours
  • Music Time: Up to 67 hours

Hardware, Camera & Battery Specs of Microsoft Lumia 650

Microsoft Lumia 650 was announced in February 2016 and expected to be released in the market for sale in the near future. It would be powered by Microsoft Windows 10, with dimensions of  5.59″x2.79″x0.27″ and weighing 122g. We hope it to be in the market in Black and White colors.

Its hardware, camera and battery specs are expected to be as under:

Hardware Specs
  • Screen Display Type: AMOLED Capacitive Touchscreen
  • Screen Size: 5.0″
  • Screen Resolution: 720 x 1280 px
  • Chipset: Qualcomm Snapdragon 212
  • CPU: Quad-core 1.3 GHz Cortex-A7
  • Card Slot: microSD – Extendable to 200 GB
  • Internal Memory: 16 GB
  • RAM: 1 GB
Camera Specs
  • Primary Camera: 8 MP
  • Video Recording: 720p@30fps
  • Secondary Camera: 5 MP
Battery specs
  • Battery: Removable Li-Ion 2000 mAh
  • Talk Time: Up to 16 hours