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Microsoft has issued a workaround for the latest Windows 10 update that apparently causes some apps to disappear.
Last week, the company released the latest Windows 10 Creators Update, which includes new security features and support for new augmented reality perks that will work with “mixed reality” headsets and other hardware gear from Dell, HP hpq , and other hardware partners.
The software update was announced October 17, the same day the company previewed its new Surface Book 2 laptop/tablet combo platter. Soon after that, users who had upgraded their operating system on their own machines started posting about missing apps on the Microsoft support page.
The disappearing app problem was first reported by tech news site WindowsLatest.com. Microsoft could not be reached for comment. Fortune will update this story as needed.
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Microsoft msft has pitched these twice-a-year managed upgrades, called Creators Updates, as a way to distribute major new features, support for new hardware, and fixes to users in a predictable and organized way. Last spring’s update, for example, let users rely on Microsoft’s Cortana virtual assistant to set up their PCs.
Microsoft has today announced that the Windows 10 Anniversary Update – the largest ever update to Windows 10 – will be available to the general public on August 2. The company hasn’t provided any new details other than the date, but hey it’s nice to finally have one. First announced at this year’s Build conference, the update includes a large suite of new tools for Windows 10 users. Perhaps chief among them is a highly revamped set of stylus tools with Windows Ink and the Ink Workspace, including improved sticky notes with Cortana support and a whiteboard and screen capture…
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Microsoft is beefing up the security capability of Windows 10 IoT Core, the compact version of Windows intended for Internet-connected devices. Microsoft’s BitLocker data encryption technology and its Secure Boot system for only supporting trusted software will both appear in in an upcoming release of the operating system, Microsoft announced today.
“By building this into IoT Core you can get these highly valuable security features without needing to build your own implementations meaning you can get your project done faster and still be more secure,” Steve Teixeira, director of program Management for the Internet of Things team in Microsoft’s Operating Systems Group, wrote in a blog post.
The build packing BitLocker and Secure Boot will be available to people participating in the Windows Insider Program, Teixeira wrote.
The OS became publicly available last month following a preview that came out in April, days after the formal release of Windows 10 proper.
For those who want to try it out, a new Windows IoT Core Starter Kit might be just the thing. It costs $ 114.95 with a Raspberry Pi 2 and $ 75 without the Pi. An SD card in the kit comes with the OS installed.
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