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In April, Google started to roll out a brand new version of Chrome that addressed autoplay videos. Chrome version 66 came with autoplay video changes that prevented Chrome from playing videos automatically if the sound was on by default. Google has been rolling out the changes in personalized ways. The reason is that Chrome can learn user preferences by which websites should or shouldn’t be blocked. All this would prevent audio from blasting from users’ speakers when they least expect it. The changes involve the fact that after you clicked and played videos on a website in the past, Chrome will remember the preferences in the future. Now, Google announced a brand new policy on its desktop for blocking unwanted autoplay videos. Chrome will initially allow the autoplay feature for more than 1,000 websites where the highest percentage of visitors usually pay media with sound. Based on the users’ browsing preferences and habits, Chrome will steadily learn and enable autoplay only on websites where users play media with sound during most of their visits and it will disable it on websites where they don’t. Full details are posted on OUR FORUM.

Microsoft’s Joe Belfiore last year announced that no new feature updates for Windows 10 Mobile will be released, and recommended customers to switch to iPhone and Android if the company’s mobile platform doesn’t meet their needs. Microsoft would discontinue Windows 10 Mobile in late 2019, which means that all of the phones will stop receiving the security updates. It looks like that Microsoft has quietly updated the support page with more information about the next update for Windows 10 Mobile. More information about Windows 10 Mobile April 2018 Update has been spotted on Microsoft’s support site. Microsoft’s support page is promoting Windows 10 April 2018 Update for phones and notes that the April Update includes additional features and improvements for Windows 10 phone. The company says that the Windows Phones will automatically download and install the April update when available. Follow this on OUR FORUM.

Windows 10 April 2018 Update is available for manual download and many users rushed to install the update, but it appears that the newest version of the operating system is causing BSODs for few users. It is worth noting that the issue isn’t widespread and it appears to be affecting a wide variety of hardware configurations. The most common stop codes of BSODs is CRITICAL_PROCESS_DIED in some Windows 10 April 2018 Update systems. Not many users are pointing to BSODs after upgrading devices to Windows 10 April 2018 Update (version 1803). The BSOD could be triggered on Windows 10 April 2018 Update devices anytime regardless of the tasks you’re performing. The BSOD could happen on any hardware and you can refer to the general workaround to fix the issues. Judging from reports on social media platform, there doesn’t seem to be a specific pattern, and it’s hard to reproduce the bug. There’s a chance that a driver compatibility is causing the BSOD on some systems, or it could be the outdated programs. More can be found on OUR FORUM.

While the Windows 10 April 2018 update was part of a massive beta test using the Windows 10 Insider programme, it seems some serious issues still slipped through. The latest one to come to our attention is pretty serious and involves Explorer.exe crashing every 3-5 seconds, rendering a user’s machine more or less unusable. The issue appears related to the new TimeLine feature and occurs when the TimeLine synchronizes user activity to the cloud. According to users on Reddit two temporary solutions exist. Quote: Go to Settings > Privacy > Activity History > uncheck the option “Let Windows sync my activities from this PC to the cloud“. Once you’ve done this, simply switch to another Settings page, and then return to the previous one. Go to “Clear Activity History” and hit the “Clear” button. Explorer.exe should stop crashing now. The second is slightly riskier and should be used by users who know what they are doing: Quote: Using Regedit, navigate to hklm\software\policies\microsoft\windows\system and toggle the  “enableactivityfeed”  key from 1 to 0. This disables the TimeLine feature So far Microsoft has not responded to the issue, but a Feedback Hub item exists for the problem, which can be viewed here.
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After updating windows i now have a Local Disk D: partition showing in 'This PC' wondering where it came from and what it is for?  To fix the issue, try the following suggestions:
1] Hide the logical drive
The drive is necessary to recover Windows 10, but it virtually occupies space. We could hide the partition so that it doesn’t appear in File Explorer.
However, if you actually want to remove the extra partition, it isn’t possible through Disk Management. They don’t show the option for the same. You may need to follow these suggestions.
2] Using third-party software to delete it
While the Disk Management might not work, third-party Partition Manager software will be able to help you delete the partition.

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redstone 5A couple of days ago, Microsoft had released their latest update of Windows 10 aka April 2018 Update for all users. Microsoft has today released a new Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 17661 from Redstone 5 branch for Fast Ring users. Redstone 5 will be the next major update to Windows 10 and is scheduled to release in the second half of 2018. This is the first Redstone 5 build which has been released to Fast Ring as the earlier RS5 builds were released on the Skip Ahead Ring which was specifically created by Microsoft for giving an early start to their development process of the next major update. This build has introduced some new features and under the hood changes that will lay the groundwork for upcoming features. Microsoft has started converging their snipping tools on Windows 10 by creating the Windows Ink Workspace’s Screen Sketch as a standalone app which has some easy sharing and sketching features. Since it is now an app, it also means that users can multitask with it and can find it in taskbar or Alt-Tab as well. Microsoft has enabled a keyboard shortcut for easy snapping, so by pressing WIN + Shift + S, a new snip toolbar will pop up. After selecting the snipping area user will get a notification which can be opened in the Screen sketch app. Surface Pen or any other button can be now set up for bringing the new snipping experience. More can be found on OUR FORUM.