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Changing computers/emails and how it affects Microsoft 365
Here is my scenario. I have a Microsoft 365 account with an email address of firstname.lastname@example.org. I have moved and changed carriers and soon will not have that email address. I also bought a new PC and when I was setting it up, I did so with my new @gmail.com address. My problem is, after doing some reading, it seems I can't just change/link my existing Microsoft 365 to the gmail address because it says it's already in use?? Does that make sense? These Microsoft accounts and 365 accounts seem like a pain to me. My uses are simple, as I don't link or sync devices or anything like that, I just want to be able to simply log into my PC and have access to my 365. It seems every time I turn around they make a change and I end up having issues. Basically I'm concerned that I will get locked out if I try and switch something and lose access to my paid 365 subscription.
Windows 10 20H2 Update Fourth Install Option
Hello Fellow Community Members, I just installed the Windows 10 20H2 Update to my system using the fourth option from the article found Here @ https://www.yourwindowsguide.com/2020/10/feature-update-to-windows-10-version-20h2.html This update took about 2 minutes to complete using option four from the list. You Must Have Windows 10 2004 totally current "Before" this method will work. I've been kicking the tires on this New Build and so far, everything works "Perfectly" I really enjoy the new Start Menu, It looks fantastic in dark mode. Please keep in mind that The best way to receive the Update is to simply wait till it is offered to you in windows update.
Live time for a computer using Microsoft Windows/Office
This is a question with a open end. There will always a end to something we use. We buy a car, a phone and a computer. A car can be used as long that it is servable or kept running with old parts. A phone often ends at the live time of a battery. Computers though change every day and components change the same way. In a few years we went from the GTX video Carts to RTX2000 and a year later to RTX3000 Processors went the same way from dual to quad cores and in between we managed to go in a flash from socket LGA into Motherboards that work that quick with a Intel Core i9 10900K. A version Windows was reliable for 5 years and 5 years end of time. In how far can we find with all our knowledge a live time for a composed computer? Before we went out of a door of a shop, it is almost antique. I understand that time rushes us bye, but explaining this all to elder people, who turned every dime twice, becomes almost impossible. Let me know your thoughts about this. Ben
Meet Beth: Getting users in touch with Defender
Meet Beth Jester from Windows Defender team who makes computer security simple for everyone.
Cumulative updates - November 19th 2020
This is a summary of the cumulative updates released on November 19th, 2020. 1. Windows 10 version 2004 and version 20H2 - KB4594440, Build 19041.631 and 19042.631. 2. Windows 10 versions 1903 and 1909 - KB4586819, Build 18362.1237 and 18363.1237. (preview version) 3. Windows 10 versions 1903 and 1909 - KB4594443, Build 18362.1199 and 18363.1199. (out of band) There are two different cumulative update versions for Windows 10 1903 & 1909 for November 19th. IMPORTANT Release notes are changing! To learn about the new URL, metadata updates, and more, see What’s next for Windows release notes. IMPORTANT Windows 10, version 1809, will reach end of service on November 10, 2020 for devices running Windows 10 Home, Pro, Pro for Workstation, and IoT Core editions. These devices will no longer receive monthly security and quality updates that contain protection from the latest security threats. To continue receiving security and quality updates, Microsoft recommends updating to the latest version of Windows 10. IMPORTANT Windows 10, version 1903 will reach end of servicing on December 8, 2020. To continue receiving security and quality updates, Microsoft recommends that you update to the latest version of Windows 10. If you want to update to Windows 10, version 1909, you must use the Enablement Package KB4517245 (EKB). Using the EKB makes updating faster and easier and requires a single restart. For more information, see Windows 10, version 1909 delivery options. Windows 10 update history https://support.microsoft.com/en-in/help/4529964/windows-10-update-history Windows 10 release dashboard https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/release-information/status-windows-10-2004 Windows 10 message center https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/release-information/windows-message-center#407 Follow @WindowsUpdate to find out when new content is published to the release information dashboard.
How Shortcuts and Gestures Became My Best Friends
Let's learn several helpful shortcuts and gestures of Windows 10.
'Your account settings has been changes on Sunday' 😅🙅♂️
First let's ignore the spelling mistake in the title...in that email i got from a bot : title 'Re: Notification from Amazon - Your account settings has been changes on Sunday, 03. 2021. ETC: 88979234' and content: 'A m a z o͏ n <................@............online> Sun 03/01/2021 22:52 amz Dear Customer, Wе havе placеd a hοld οn yοur Amazon accοunt and all pеnding οrdеrs. Wе havе takеn this stеp bеcausе thе billing infοrmatiοn yοu prοvidеd dοеs nοt match thе infοrmatiοn rеcοrdеd with thе card issuеr. Tο rеstοrе yοur accοunt, plеasе vеrify nοw with thе billing namе, addrеss, and phοnе numbеr stοrеd οn yοur crеdit card. if yοu'vе rеcеntly mοvеd, yοu may nееd tο updatе thеsе іnfοrmatіοns with thе card issuеr. ****Verify Account**** If wе arе unablе tο cοmplеtе thе vеrificatiοn prοcеss within 3 days, all pеnding οrdеrs will bе cancеlеd. Yοu wοn`t bе ablе tο accеss yοur accοunt until this prοcеss is cοmplеtе. wе ask yοu tο nοt οpеn a nеw accοunt as a nеw οrdеr may bе dеlayеd. Wе apprеciatе yοur patiеncе with οur sеcurity mеasurеs. Thank yοu fοr yοur attеntiοn. Sincеrеly, Amazon Suppοrt.' 🤷♂️ i took a look at it bcoz i actually ordered something on Sunday, turns out not to be an actual notification, but a click bait~ A warning for all of you to check their emails not on a mobile device, you sometimes will not see the sender of the email, and thus the email will appear more convincing. This very email has yet been sent to 'email@example.com' , which obviously is not me, in what way did someone manage to redirect emails is a puzzle for myself, but the fact remains it found it's way to my junk folder automatically. Well dome Outlook for categorizing it as junk, but not so well for even sending it to me 😑
Staying safe from web browser scams
Windows Defender engineer Erik Wahlstrom has seen web browser scams. Here, Erik shows how to spot a scam and how to best use Windows and Microsoft Edge for online safety.
Windows Photos blocking images after edit
Usually when downloading files from tze internet, Windows 10 will block them. This can be prevented if one would disable security by turning the Windows Defender completely off, which you do not want to do. It's all nice and fun until you move files from other devices to your PC, which i did from my phone via WiFi. Surprisingly no picture was blocked....until i used Photos app to edit a picture, after which i clicked on 'save copy'. Needless to mention, the most useful function in editing pictures is the 'clarity' , this does some amazing things with a picture. But now, after saving a copy i wanted to compare the original vs the new one, and so i opened the original picture and used mouse wheel to go to the next picture, and the new picture got skipped. I immediately checked the properties, bcoz windows apps may not open files if those are blocked. I am now wondering, how come the app designed to replace Photo Viewer, changes the files so that they are being recognized as a threat? Why did windows block a file changed by a windows app????? 😅 Of course the blocked picture opens, but then i can not toggle between pictures. Does someone care to try it out? *Edit* Blocked pictures may not be used for lock screen but can be used as a wallpaper.
Getting trusted apps & games from the Microsoft Store
Explore Microsoft Store and get trusted apps and games in Windows!
To find or fix your device: Sign in to account.microsoft.com/devices. Find the device you want to find, then select Show details. Either select Find my device.
Find your Windows device Go to https://account.microsoft.com/devices and sign in. Select the Find My Device tab. Choose the device you want to find, and then select Find to see a map showing your device's location.
Sign in to account.microsoft.com/devices. Find the device you want to find, then select Show details. Select Find my device. To check for any security issues, go to Windows Defender settings, select Show details, and check your security status.