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Windows 10 is now the most popular version

Windows 10 surpasses Windows 7 to become most popular desktop OS Three years after launch, Microsoft Windows 10 surpasses Windows 7 in market share
Lori Graves | 07 January, 2019, 01:12

Microsoft is also continuing its efforts to stomp on passwords by extending the ability to sign in using a phone number-based account over all versions of Windows 10 (although Enterprise administrators will likely have a thing or two to say about that). For the next version of Windows 10, the company wants to make logins easier and more secure by getting rid of pesky passwords and replacing them with codes. In the upcoming Windows 10 19H1 release, Microsoft is silencing Cortana's voice by default so you won't have to hear it everytime you set up a new computer.

If you don't already have a password-less phone number account, you can create one in a mobile app like Word on your iOS or Android device to try it out. The tech giant has since introduced the Authenticator app, which allows users to log into their Microsoft account on their desktop using their phone.

The October 2018 Update for Windows 10 may have gotten off to a rocky start, but that has not deterred Microsoft from forging ahead with its next major update, which is due out sometime in the first half of this year.

Build 18309 took a bow overnight for fast ring testers and we can confirm that the Windows Sandbox is up and running once again.

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Microsoft will reportedly release its own webcams in 2019 to bring Windows Hello facial recognition to all Windows 10 devices.

Microsoft has announced that it is disabling its assistant's voice-over during the Windows 10 Pro, Enterprise, and Education setup processes. If you think you hit this bug, you can type "winver" in the search box on your taskbar to double-check your build number. The initial sign-in will use SMS, and it will then prompt you to configure biometric or PIN authentication.

One of them concerns an explorer.exe crash that was previously reported in Windows 10 build 18305 and which occurred all of a sudden on specific configurations.

According to the report, Windows 10 now has 39.22% market share compared to Windows 7, which has 36.9%. It means there are still tens of millions of people using the older Windows 7, which will undergo planned obsolescence in January 2020.

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