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Anyone not using Windows Defender?
I've been using Windows Defender as my primary antivirus for quite a while now since it's built in and free, but I know there's a ton of other options out there. For those folks that aren't using defender as their antivirus, is there any reason? I feel like I've got all my bases covered, but I just don't know. -nik SVA @ MS store

04/18/2019

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What's the future of Win32 and UWP?
For those who aren't familiar, Win32 applications are your traditional desktop programs. They are typically installed via a downloaded installer, can be run directly from their exe files and are located in the Program Files folder of every Windows computer. UWPs, on the other hand, are essentially glorified mobile apps as part of Microsoft's last-ditch effort to gain developer support for Windows Phone. They can only be distributed via the Windows Store, designed from the ground up to be mouse-unfriendly, and use a completely different application architecture than traditional programs. UWPs cannot be launched directly from their exe files; their program files are hidden away in special directories that regular users are not allowed to access. The idea behind UWP was to create an application that could be programmed once and run on all Windows devices, both phone and desktop. This way, it would be easier to create software for Windows Phone, thus incentivizing developers to write more mobile apps. However, with the demise of Windows Phone and the failure of Windows 8, it doesn't seem that UWPs need to exist anymore. Yet, despite this, Microsoft is throwing more and more resources into UWP. They've converted all of their first party-software to the UWP platform, made it the only kind of software that can run on Windows VR/AR/MR headsets, and stopped adding new features to Win32 entirely. Where is Microsoft going with this? Does Microsoft plan to eventually deprecate Win32? Microsoft hasn't made their goals or intentions very clear, and it's causing no small amount of concern in the developer community. The fact that they have no public plans to deprecate Win32 at the moment is little comfort- everything Microsoft has done so far has indicated otherwise.

04/18/2019

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Windows Updating Intel vs. AMD Processor?
I just ran a Windows update and it is downloading "Feature update to Windows 10, version 1809 amd64 2019-03." Is this a download for an AMD processor? My machine has an Intel i5 processor. If this is a download for an AMD processor, why would it do that?

04/18/2019

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https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/p/files/9wzdncrfj3pl

Files is a free app for managing files on your Windows Phone. By using this app you can: • Access files stored on your phone and SD card • Browse, search and launch files • Easily share one file or multiple files • Create folders to organise your files • Copy, move, rename and delete files

https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/14200

Zipped (compressed) files take up less storage space and can be transferred to other computers more quickly than uncompressed files. In Windows, you work with zipped files and folders in the same way that you work with uncompressed files and folders. Combine several files into a single zipped folder to more easily share a group of files.

https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/17436

Find files you’ve downloaded on your PC. Download Manager keeps track of pictures, documents, and other files you download from the web. Files you've downloaded are automatically saved in the Downloads folder. This folder is usually located on the drive where Windows is installed (for example, C:\users\your name\downloads).

https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/17128

File History only backs up copies of files that are in the Documents, Music, Pictures, Videos, and Desktop folders and the OneDrive files available offline on your PC. If you have files or folders elsewhere that you want backed up, you can add them to one of these folders.

https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/uwp/files

Files, folders, and libraries. 02/08/2017; 2 minutes to read; Contributors. all; In this article. You use the APIs in the Windows.Storage, Windows.Storage.Streams, and Windows.Storage.Pickers namespaces to read and write text and other data formats in files, and to manage files and folders. In this section, you'll also learn about reading and writing app settings, about file and folder pickers ...