Wednesday, 14 November, 2018

Amazon's Alexa is now available for Windows 10 PCs everywhere

Control Alexa from your Windows 10 PC Windows 10 19H1 build 18277 now rolling out for Insiders in the Fast ring
Troy Mann | 11 November, 2018, 04:24

Most notably, the software will allow users to control their smart home products from their Windows 10 hardware.

Around 5 p.m. ET, I started hearing reports from users on Twitter that their activation issues seemed to be resolved. Users reported that their licensed installs of Window 10 Pro were telling them that they were not activated and advising them to install Windows 10 Home instead.

Microsoft has just released an Emerging issue announcement about current activation issue related to Pro edition recently.

The reports of Windows activation problems follow Microsoft's decision to halt the rollout of the Windows 10 October 2018 Update to resolve a data-wiping bug.

To reactivate their installations and to get rid of the un-activated copy of Windows watermark, users may need to re-run Windows Activation once the licensing server problem has been sorted out.

Legal challenge as Sri Lankan political turmoil deepens
People of the country should unite and fight together to save democracy from the gravest threat it is facing since independence. President Sirisena has failed to persuade the parliament to support his ouster of his one-time ally Wickramasinghe.


New Delhi to take part in talks with Taliban at informal level’
This time, the Afghan government sent only members of the government-appointed High Peace Council to attend the event. The conference marks Moscow's attempt to get the Afghan authorities and the Taliban together at a table.


California wildfire roars to life, forces thousands to flee
Firefighter Adrien Mahnke pauses while battling the Camp Fire as it tears through Paradise, Calif ., on November 8, 2018. Visibility is nearly zero at times due to the smoke an ash. "Not one home will be left standing", he said.


Following the creation of a number of support threads and social media comments, Microsoft has confirmed the flaw and addressed - though without explanation, beyond a separate claim of a 'temporary issue with Microsoft's activation server' - its cause. Like many other Windows 10 apps in dark mode these days, the OneDrive sync client uses different shades of dark grey, and it looks pretty good next to the dark File Explorer. Windows is deactivated because I went from Windows 10 Pro to home and it doesn't match anymore. Hopefully there will some kind of explanation coming from Microsoft officials about what happened and what those who took incorrect measures to try to fix this issue should can do to undo any damage (monetary or otherwise) that's been done.

This hiccup in Windows is just the latest headache for Microsoft's desktop operating system division.

The litany of customer complaints can also be found on Windows 10 Forums and similar sites.

I got the exact same problem! Head over to the Windows Store to grab it for free.

That October 2018 update has yet to be re-released.

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