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Gmail Users, Stay Away From Microsoft Outlook & Windows 10 Mail: Issues Have Not Been Fixed

Gmail users continue to face serious issues with the Windows 10 Mail app and now even the Microsoft Outlook email client. After earlier reports and feedback from users that the Windows 10 Mail client was deleting emails from synced Gmail accounts or marking them to spam all on its own, turns out that the Outlook email client is also facing some serious problems handling Gmail accounts right now. This has become a big problem since the latest batch of updates were rolled out for Windows 10 PCs, including the Windows 10 2004 (May 2020) update.

“Actually there are three symptoms/issues. Outlook will randomly crash (seem like when it is trying to get mail). The passwords to my three accounts have to be re-entered frequently even through I have save checked. I have two Gmail accounts set up in Outlook. I’ve had to delete and re-add to get Outlook to retrieve messages,” reports a user DonaldHerbert1 on the Microsoft community forums. A Microsoft Agent on the forums suggests fairly complicated steps to the user to deal with an issue that shouldn’t have happened in the first place. “About Outlook crash issue, if you received any error message when issue occurred, you can share one full screenshot of it with us here for checking. When it crashed, try to use safe mode for test: Right-click the Start button, search and open Run app. Type Outlook.exe /safe, and click OK. Try to reboot device, temporarily disable all antivirus, firewall software for some of them may cause confliction,” is the suggestion.

“After changing my google password, I can no longer send/receive gmail emails on my laptop via my outlook app. When I sync, it states that my gmail account is not available. I can still send/receive on my phone & laptop browser with no issue,” reports another user. Emails not syncing is a big issue for this user, who says, “In recent weeks, all emails that i received during a 2-3 hour interval never made to my outlook 365 inbox. This has happened many times and the emails are there. They appear when I use either gmail or another desktop application that I use.”

Earlier as well, Microsoft had acknowledged the issue with Gmail sync with the Windows 10 Mail app.

“I have done some further study into this problem. The latest version of Windows Mail has broken the settings for Gmail. The automated method for adding the account using the Google link provided by the Mail app no longer works. The best way to work around this is to remove the Gmail account from the Mail app and then re-add it manually via the Other Account POP/IMAP route using the IMAP settings as described in Gmail help,” said Phil C, Insider MVP, in a reply to a Windows 10 user, on the community forums. Basically, the suggestion is that you need to remove your Gmail account from the Mail app and then re-add it as a POP/IMAP account.

At this time, no fix has been rolled out for the Windows 10 Mail issues with Gmail, and none for the Microsoft Outlook sync issues that are also being reported.

There is another problem that Microsoft has to deal with, and that has to do with Gmail re-classifying the Windows 10 Mail app as a less secure app, thereby restricting some functionality at its end to protect your data and privacy. “One other thing you may have to do is change a security setting in Google to allow access to less secure apps. Google now considers the Windows Mail App a less secure app and therefore blocks it from doing some tasks,” says Phil C. So, what does Microsoft suggest for this? They say the best thing to do is use Gmail via the web browser for the time being.


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Gmail Users, Watch Out! Windows 10 Mail is Deleting Your Emails & Microsoft Doesn't Have A Fix

If you are a Gmail user, using a Windows 10 computing device and using Microsoft’s Mail application to manage your Gmail account, you are in for serious trouble. It turns out that Microsoft’s never-ending stream of broken Windows 10 updates continues, and this time around, it is the Mail app which gains these rather unwelcome powers of somehow deleting your emails as it pleases or sending them to spam. The worrying thing is, once the Windows 10 Mail app makes these unpromoted changes all on its own, the same emails also get deleted from the Gmail web interface.

Microsoft has acknowledged the problem, at least on their Community pages, but till now, a fix isn’t forthcoming. However, they do offer workaround solutions to get rid of the issue for the time being. “I have done some further study into this problem. The latest version of Windows Mail has broken the settings for Gmail. The automated method for adding the account using the Google link provided by the Mail app no longer works. The best way to work around this is to remove the Gmail account from the Mail app and then re-add it manually via the Other Account POP/IMAP route using the IMAP settings as described in Gmail help,” says Phil C, Insider MVP, in a reply to a Windows 10 user. Basically, you need to remove your Gmail account from the Mail app and then re-add it as a POP/IMAP account.

There is another problem that Microsoft has to deal with, and that has to do with Gmail re-classifying the Windows 10 Mail app as a less secure app, thereby restricting some functionity at its end to protect your data and privacy. “One other thing you may have to do is change a security setting in Google to allow access to less secure apps. Google now considers the Windows Mail App a less secure app and therefore blocks it from doing some tasks,” says Phil C.

So, what does Microsoft suggest for this? They say the best thing to do is use Gmail via the web browser for the time bring. Great, thank you for that tip.


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Don't Want Windows 10 May 2020 Update For Your PC Just Yet? Here is How to Pause Windows Updates

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That trepidation may be for good reason. The recent history of Windows 10 updates doesn’t exactly infuse a lot of confidence, considering its broken critical functionality, including internet connectivity for a lot of users.

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  • Last Updated: May 28, 2020, 9:58 AM IST

The Windows 10 May 2020 Update is now finally rolling out for PCs. This is the major update in the Windows 10 update cycle, with significant changes under-the-hood as well as in terms of adding new functionality and performance fixes for apps and in general across the board. The Windows 10 May 2020 update will bump up the Windows 10 version on your PC to 2004. The new Edge browser, which is well placed to compete with Google Chrome, is now being rolled out for all users as part of this update. There are performance improvements across the board, updates to Your Phone and Cortana apps as well as more powerful virtual desktops. The Task Manager gets new features as well, with the GPU Temperature data now available for compatible hardware. The Swift Pair for bluetooth accessories has been further simplified. The Settings app gets some design changes, while Windows Hello biometric authentication for compatible PCs adds a new layer of security for your data.

If however, you are working from home because of the Coronavirus pandemic and don’t want to take any risks with any possible broken functionality on your PC because of a Windows update, there is a way to pause the download and install of the Windows 10 May 2020 Update for a while. And that trepidation may be with good reason. The recent history of Windows 10 updates doesn’t exactly infuse a lot of confidence, considering its broken critical functionality, including internet connectivity for a lot of users. With the new update on the horizon, you might want to hang on for a while and not update—just to see what feedback the new update gets from other users who do. You can pause updates from downloading and installing on your Windows 10 PC for up to 7 days at a time or select a time frame up to 35 days to stay update-free. Here is how to do it.

Click on the Windows 10 icon on the bottom left of the screen to open the start menu. Here, select the Settings menu, which opens a new app window. Here, either scroll down to find Windows Update or search for it. This opens the update page, which shows the list of pending updates if any, and the download as well as install status for each of these. Look a bit further down on this page, and you will see the “Pause Updates for 7 days” option. This is the ticket. You can select this option to pause the automatic download and install of the Windows 10 updates for up to a week at a time, and you need to keep repeating it for the paused situation to continue.

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If you want a bit more freedom in terms of selecting the window in which you don’t want Windows 10 to update, you must scroll a bit further down on the Windows Update page and select the Advanced option. This takes you to a further set of options, and here you can select a date up to 35 days from that time, to keep Windows Update from doing any automatic installations.

Recently, Windows 10 users have had bad luck with the updates rolled out for their PCs. Over the past couple of months, we have had the KB4554364 update and the KB4549951 update for instance, which saw users reporting on Microsoft’s own community forums about errors with the installation, some report serious performance hit, some say critical apps are no longer working while some report the updates broke Wi-Fi and Bluetooth functionality. This can be a big problem for people working from home right now and have a PC or laptop they rely on extensively right now to get work done.




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Windows 10 May Get a Big Update Soon: Here is How to Pause if You Don’t Want Anything to Break

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The recent history of Windows 10 updates doesn’t exactly infuse a lot of confidence, considering its broken critical functionality, including internet connectivity for a lot of users.

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  • Last Updated: May 25, 2020, 10:39 AM IST

This week could be an important one for Windows 10 users. Microsoft is set to release the biggest update for Windows 10 PCs for far this year, and it is expected to be rolled out this week. It is expected that the Windows 10 May 2020 update, as it is known, will bring the new Chromium-based Edge web browser, end of support for 32-bit versions, new icons for system apps such as Explorer, improvements for graphics performance and the ability to reinstall Windows 10 from the cloud, among other things. That’s all fantastic news but hang on for a moment.

The recent history of Windows 10 updates doesn’t exactly infuse a lot of confidence, considering its broken critical functionality, including internet connectivity for a lot of users. With the new update on the horizon, you might want to hang on for a while and not update—just to see what feedback the new update gets from other users who do. You can pause updates from downloading and installing on your Windows 10 PC for up to 7 days at a time or select a time frame up to 35 days to stay update-free. Here is how to do it.

Click on the Windows 10 icon on the bottom left of the screen to open the start menu. Here, select the Settings menu, which opens a new app window. Here, either scroll down to find Windows Update or search for it. This opens the update page, which shows the list of pending updates if any, and the download as well as install status for each of these. Look a bit further down on this page, and you will see the “Pause Updates for 7 days” option. This is the ticket. You can select this option to pause the automatic download and install of the Windows 10 updates for up to a week at a time, and you need to keep repeating it for the paused situation to continue.

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If you want a bit more freedom in terms of selecting the window in which you don’t want Windows 10 to update, you must scroll a bit further down on the Windows Update page and select the Advanced option. This takes you to a further set of options, and here you can select a date up to 35 days from that time, to keep Windows Update from doing any automatic installations.

Just recently, Windows 10 users have had bad luck with the updates rolled out for their PCs. Over the past couple of months, we have had the KB4554364 update and the KB4549951 update for instance, which saw users reporting on Microsoft’s own community forums about errors with the installation, some report serious performance hit, some say critical apps are no longer working while some report the updates broke Wi-Fi and Bluetooth functionality. This can be a big problem for people working from home right now and have a PC or laptop they rely on extensively right now to get work done.




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Windows 10 May 2020 Update is Reportedly Getting Delayed Until End of the Month: Here's Why

If you are a Microsoft user, eagerly waiting for the Windows 10 May 2020 Update, chances are that you will surely be left dismayed as the Redmond-based software giant is likely to delay the update until the very end of May. Although Microsoft is mum about the entire development and has not specified anything, and, if reports from reliable sources are to be believed, then the May 2020 update might be available on May 28.

The update was reportedly slated for May 12, otherwise called ‘Patch Tuesday’. However, it looks like that is not the case as the date has been pushed back owing to a zero-day security exploit that Microsoft wants to patch. Earlier this week, Microsoft also unveiled a new preview build of the May 2020 update to testers in the Release Preview ring, build 19041.28. Microsoft also said that build 19041.207 would be the final version of the upgrade as well.

Although you might have already marked your calendar in anticipation, which is also not advisable at this point of time, however, please note, that Microsoft won’t also be rolling out any new features to its May 2020 update and will tweak and fix some minor issues. Moreover, as it is supposed to be a biannual Windows 10 update, it is also likely, that Microsoft will roll this out in a phased process and not all at once. Therefore, even after the official release, no matter when it is announced, there are big chances that you may not get the Windows 10 May 2020 for some time. Hence, going forward, one hopes, that the update will come sooner than later and resolve the issues that need addressing as well.

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Microsoft is Extending Support for Windows 10 Version 1809 Until November 2020

Less than a month after Microsoft extended the service lifetimes of certain editions of Windows 10 version 1709 for the ‘next six months’, the tech giant is doing the same for Windows 10 1809, the feature update to Windows 10 that was released in 2018. The company also attributed the new support extension to the ‘current public health situation’ because of the coronavirus pandemic.

In an update to its support site on April 14, Microsoft said that the security update for Windows 10 version 1809, Pro, Pro Education, Pro for Workstation and IoT Core will all be released on November 10, 2020, instead of May 12, 2020. The update said: “In addition, we are temporarily pausing Microsoft initiated feature updates for Home and Pro editions running on version 1809. The rollout process restarts for Microsoft-initiated feature updates for devices running on Windows 10, version 1809 will be dramatically slowed and closely monitored in advance of the delayed November 10, 2020 end of service date to provide adequate time for a smooth update process.”

Therefore, with six more months added to its original expiration date, it is safe to assume, that Microsoft’s latest move will take some pressure off of some IT companies who are already bothered with issues related to COVID-19 outbreak across the world.

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Windows 10 Now Running on One Billion Devices Worldwide

In a matter of five years, Windows 10 has managed to reach a billion devices across 200 countries worldwide. In its announcement, Microsoft said that 100 percent of the Fortune 500 are now using Windows 10 devices making it a critical platform for driving business transformation in the enterprise and beyond.

“One in seven people, from developers, business professionals, students and families are planning, creating, ideating, executing, and doing great things with Windows 10,” said Microsoft in its press release. It is notable that Windows 10 is the only operating system that runs in over 80,000 models and configurations of laptops and 2-in-1s from over 1,000 different manufacturers. Apart from laptops and PCs, it powers Windows Mixed Reality, Microsoft HoloLens and the entire Xbox family of consoles, including the latest Xbox Series X, which will be launching later this year.

One of the reasons Windows 10 adoption has increased massively is because Microsoft ended support for Windows 7 on January 14, 2020. This means any PCs or laptops running Windows 7 will no longer get any new updates, bug fixes, security patches or even technical help by the Microsoft customer service.

The company is also working on a new version of Windows 10 made specifically for dual-screen devices. Showcased last year, Windows 10X is all set to power the Surface Neo, a dual-screen foldable device that will is set to launch at the end of this year.

“With Windows 10, our focus has always been to put the customer at the center, to listen to feedback, and to have that feedback shape the development process. One of the strongest examples of this customer focus is our Windows Insider Program which now has over 17.8M Insiders in every country of the world,” said Yusuf Mehdi, CVP Modern Life, Search and Devices, Microsoft. “We have also strived to make Windows an open, inclusive, and accessible platform that can empower everyone to achieve their goals. Our Windows Accessibility team focuses on human-centered design, a method where engineers and designers work to deeply understand peoples’ needs, and then co-design and continuously iterate on solutions directly with them.”

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Latest Windows 10 Update Improves Accuracy of Windows Hello Face Authentication

The new update will also deal with an issue causing a grey box to appear when you search within Control Panel and File Explorer.

Latest Windows 10 Update Improves Accuracy of Windows Hello Face Authentication
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Microsoft has released a new update with version number KB4532695, which applies to Windows 10, version 1903, Windows Server version 1903, Windows 10, version 1909, Windows Server version 1909. According to Microsoft, Windows 10, versions 1903 and 1909 have a common core operating system and an identical set of system files. The new update will improve the accuracy of Windows Hello face authentication and will also help fix several bugs.

The new update will also deal with an issue causing a grey box to appear when you search within the Control Panel and File Explorer. Besides, it will help solve the problem of incorrect indicators for offline and online files. It will prevent File Explorer’s search bar from receiving user input and it will also handle the issue that sometimes caused an error when a user unplugged a USB Type-C hub or flash drive.

Microsoft has recommended installing the latest servicing stack update (SSU) for the operating system before putting in the latest cumulative update (LCU). SSU upgrades the reliability of the update process to mitigate potential issues while installing the LCU. Users can update the new feature through Windows Update. To do so, users have need to go to the Settings option and then navigate to the Update and Security option. Under Update and Security, head to Windows Update. Users will get the link to download and install the update in the Optional Updates section.


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Windows 10 November 2019 Update Now Available to All Users

Microsoft has announced that the Windows 10 November 2019 Update is now available for all users. The company confirmed the news on Twitter saying that version 1909 is available for all users and one can manually check by clicking “Check for updates” under Windows Update in Settings.

The Windows 10 November 2019 Update features all the services that were available on the previous version, the May 2019 Update. Here are a few new features on Windows 10 November 2019 Update:

• Following the update, users can create new events in the Calendar app on their devices by clicking the date and time on the Taskbar.

• The update brings Cloud Clipboard that will allow users to copy text, links, graphics and more from one device and paste it onto another. History of what was copied recently can also be checked now.

• The update brings a CPU rotation policy that will distribute the work “more fairly among the favoured cores”.

• Several improvements have been made to manage as well as configure notifications. These include a “Manage Notifications” button at the top of Action Centre, users can now configure and turn off notification both from the banner and from Action Centre, the default sorting for notification senders will now be by most recently shown notification instead of sender name.

• The update has added additional debugging capabilities for newer Intel processors.

• The update will enable users to activate third-party digital assistants above the Lock screen using voice commands.

Here’s how to download Windows 10 November 2019 Update:

• Go to ‘Start’ menu

• Click on ‘Settings’

• Select ‘Update & Security’

• Tap on ‘Windows Update’

• Click on ‘Check for updates’

• Users would get to see ‘Feature update to Windows 10, version 1909’, select ‘Download’ to install it.

In December last year, Microsoft had announced that it had started rolling out the Windows 10 November 2019 update to those who are still using the October 2018 Update.

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This is How And When Microsoft Will Roll Out The New Edge Browser to Your Windows PC

Google Chrome finally has competition. Most of will purely be relieved that our PCs can now breathe a bit easier, considering the resource intensive nature which Chrome had adopted over time. The much-awaited Chromium based Microsoft Edge web browser is now available for download for Windows and Apple macOS computing devices. In a way, this works the same way as a Chrome web browser would, because the foundations are the same. That helps, primarily with website compatibility, availability of extensions if you need those, and a general sense of familiarity which most PC users wouldn’t want to give up. However, what Microsoft has in store for the Chromium based new Edge web browser is a bit more elaborate.

The first rollout phase, which began yesterday, sees the new Edge browser available as an optional download, in the standalone format, from the official Microsoft Edge website. At this time, you can choose to manually download this on any computing device running Windows 10, Windows 8.1, Windows 8, Windows 7 as well as the Apple macOS powered MacBook, iMac, Mac Pro, iMac Pro and Mac Mini. On Windows machines already running the previous generation of the Edge browser, downloading and installing the Chromium based Edge will replace the older browser. All the data that you may have stored there, including bookmarks and login details, will be carried forward to the new version. There is also the option to import data from any other web browser you may be using at the time—Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox or Opera, for instance.

The next stage involves Microsoft pushing the new Edge browser as an update via Windows Update. This is a multi-stage process, which first sees the update being rolled out to a limited number of devices in the Release Preview ring of the Windows Insider Program as a final check, before the larger roll-out to all users. Microsoft suggests that once the new Edge browser is installed on your Windows 10 PC, it will continue to get regular updates adding new features or fixing bugs or performance issues independently and not necessarily via Windows Update.

Microsoft has also made the new Edge browser available to OEMs, who will now painstakingly integrate it with the Windows 10 which they will ship with new PCs in the coming months. Chances are, sometime in the next few weeks, PC makers will ship new devices with the new Edge browser preinstalled.

As for the rollout of the Edge browser via Windows Update, Microsoft confirms that PCs running the Windows 10 Enterprise, Windows 10 for Education and Windows 10 on Workstations will not get this automatic update. The idea is to give the organization’s IT administrators full control over whether they want to, and if as well as when, they want to install the new Edge browser on the systems in use in their organization.