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How to show the new File Explorer app in Start

Hello everyone. Today we’re going to show you how you can make the new File Explorer show up in Start, which is disabled by default. This will require modifying the permissions and content of a system file, so please be careful.


Since Windows 10 Build 14936, Microsoft is including the File Explorer app which we have already seen on Windows 10 Mobile and the Surface Hub in Windows 10 for PCs.
However, it is not shown in Start as of right now due to a flag in the app’s AppxManifest.xml. What we’re going to do is remove that flag which tells it not to show up and then re-register the app package.

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[Updated] Playing with Cortana (Hidden Features!)

Microsoft appears to be testing some new visual changes for Cortana with a limited group of people.
I have explained how to enable these features now and linked to my premade registry files ready to merge at the end of this post.

About a week ago I saw a tweet about someone’s Cortana search box moving up to the top as soon as he starts typing something.
I spent some time looking into this last night.

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Feedback of the Week [Week 41]

Hey everyone.

This is the third “Feedback of the Week” where me and Chris highlight valuable Feedback.

It’s been a while since the last FotW. This was mainly because I was having a hard time finding valuable, underrated Feedback.

You might notice that a lot of the issues mentioned this week are kind of small annoyances, but these small things are what makes a system feel comfortable.

If you have any suggestions, feel free to post them in the Comments.

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Group Policy changes in Windows 10 Build 14931

In Build 14931, which was recently released to Windows Insiders in the Fast ring, Microsoft silently introduced a new Group Policy to the Computer Configuration category. It was previously only available in the User Configuration, which means it can now easily be configured for all users.

The new policy is called Remove access to all Windows Update features and is located under Computer Configuration -> Administrative Templates -> Windows Components -> Windows Update. Continue Reading