Latest Microsoft Windows 10 Update Makes Some Apps Disappear

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Microsoft has issued a workaround for the latest Windows 10 update that apparently causes some apps to disappear.

Last week, the company released the latest Windows 10 Creators Update, which includes new security features and support for new augmented reality perks that will work with “mixed reality” headsets and other hardware gear from Dell, HP hpq , and other hardware partners.

The software update was announced October 17, the same day the company previewed its new Surface Book 2 laptop/tablet combo platter. Soon after that, users who had upgraded their operating system on their own machines started posting about missing apps on the Microsoft support page.

The disappearing app problem was first reported by tech news site WindowsLatest.com. Microsoft could not be reached for comment. Fortune will update this story as needed.

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Microsoft msft has pitched these twice-a-year managed upgrades, called Creators Updates, as a way to distribute major new features, support for new hardware, and fixes to users in a predictable and organized way. Last spring’s update, for example, let users rely on Microsoft’s Cortana virtual assistant to set up their PCs.

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Experts are urging affected businesses to upgrade to the latest Windows OSes, which offer security patches that can address the threat.

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Microsoft knows you hate Universal Windows Platform’s framerate lock and a fix is coming

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Gaming is a $ 99.3 billion industry worldwide. Microsoft is positioning Xbox and the overarching UWP business as a way that developers can easily access the various segments of that market. The company says it is still committed to Xbox One, but it wants to also find ways to serve people who game on PC and mobile devices as well as upcoming platforms like the HoloLens augmented reality headset that combines digital imagery with the real world.

But UWP is giving off a rough first impression with the framerate issues and other problems, and Xbox product manager Jason Ronald acknowledged this issue during a presentation at GDC last week. During his talk, Ronald noted that the company is already working on a fix for many of these annoying features.

“Some of the early feedback we’ve gotten from the first wave of UWP-enabled games is that people don’t like that v-sync is locked to the refresh rate of the monitor or that there’s a lack of support for Gsync and Freesync [options that intelligently output rendered images onto a monitor at the same rate as that graphics card,” he said. “We’ve taken that feedback, and we’re actively working on fixes that we’re testing with some of our first-party studios. We’ll be shipping these later this year.”

Microsoft is frustrating a lot of people with UWP. That includes gamers, but industry luminaries like Epic Games founder Tim Sweeney — who helped turn that company into a software-tool powerhouse with the Unreal game-creation engine — have also detailed some intense criticism of this initiative.

Ronald didn’t directly address those comments, but he reiterated that they’re hearing them.

“We’re listening to feedback,” he said. “We say that all the time to the public and the gamer audience, but it’s true of developers as well. Feedback from developers and gamers is critical to our success. It directly affects our priorities and our roadmap.”

Microsoft also promised that it will have more to share about UWP updates that address other concerns they’ve heard from developers. You can expect those to hit before the end of the year.

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Q about cloud computing —can install windows server on a pc?

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Question by Mubeen Shk: Q about cloud computing —can install windows server on a pc?
actually I was reading about the cloud computing…first Q arrived was – can i install that server(citrix server) on the laptop or it only for the server which one has to buy….. like the IBM server (heard somewhere)….anyone having knowledge of cloud plz help?????
I already have wamp…..but how can do the cloud computing ….providing service two the other computer here.I just want to make other computer limited and this is the feature of cloud computing….!!!!I

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Answer by Lou
http://www.wampserver.com/en/

Free Server, forget Windows 2008

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