Maikasenpai's desktop is a calm sea, a respite from the tumult of the world, and we love it. It's a simple thing, but tweaked just enough to make it personal. Here's how it's all set up.
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There's a vulnerability that gives any user local admin privileges, equivalent to root on Linux, on Windows 10 machines through a command line interface. This can be done by holding down two keys while the operating system is updating. The bug gives access to a computer's hard drive even if it is encrypted with BitLocker. Here are the details.
We highlighted Paul Vreeland's System Rescue Toolkit a few months ago, but now he's built a new, "lite" version that packs most of the same tools and can automatically run against and repair common Windows problems for you. If you liked the original, you'll love this.
It came to light this week that NVIDIA has started sending information about your machine back to HQ via its graphics drivers. While this is kind-of true, it's not the full story, as Steve Burke of Gamers Nexus recently discovered.
The Microsoft Enhanced Mitigation Experience Toolkit (EMET) was first released to protect the Windows operating system against software exploits in the wild and has been widely used by large organisations. After seven years, EMET is showing its age and was due to be retired in January next year. But Microsoft has pushed EMET's end of life date back by 18 months based on customer feedback. Here's what you need to know.
Earlier this week, Google disclosed a critical vulnerability in Windows that Microsoft has yet to issue a fix for. Microsoft has hit back at Google, criticising the company for releasing details of the security bug prematurely. The bug was disclosed by Google just seven days after the company raised it with Microsoft.
Frequent desktop contributor JonRedcorn2 usually uses Windows, but this time he has a Mac — and that isn't stopping him from customising it the way he likes. Here's how he set up this beautifully clean desktop.
A while back quite the kerfuffle was made over Windows 10's somewhat ambitious telemetry features. If you're still keen to keep you computer locked down — so to speak — you might want to make sure Microsoft's Malicious Software Removal Tool also isn't sending data back to Redmond.
Reader Spencer put together this custom desktop on his Mac with just the widgets and tools he wanted visible. The wallpaper is one of his own photos, but the rest is easy to get on your own if you want a similar look.
Windows: Microsoft's new Universal Apps platform can feel a little neglected sometimes, but today Instagram is giving it some love. Now you can download Instagram for any Windows-based device.