Monday, October 22, 2018

How to save Windows 10’s lock screen Spotlight images

Windows 10 comes with a Spotlight feature that displays different background images crawled from the web on the lock screen. It also offers suggestions on the lock screen and Spotlight wallpapers are available in all editions of Windows 10.

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In this guide, we show you how to download Windows Spotlight on Windows 10 and save it locally. It’s important to note that this tricks in Windows 10 October 2018 Update and prior.

Enable Windows Spotlight
Spotlight feature is enabled on almost all PCs including the ones that are not activated. If Windows Spotlight is disabled on your PC and you are not seeing the images on the lock screen, here’s how to enable Spotlight feature.
  1. Open Settings via Start menu or Cortana search.
  2. Navigate to Personalization and tap on ‘Lock screen’ option.
  3. Under background option, select ‘Spotlight’.
  4. Wait for some minutes and the lock screen would start showing the spotlight images from Bing.
The feature will display images on the lock screen each day and new images are downloaded an on ongoing basis.

How to save Windows Spotlight images locally

  • Open Windows Run via Cortana/Search for Windows key + R shortcut.
  • In Windows run, type the following command and press enter or tap ‘OK. 
%localappdata%\Packages\Microsoft.Windows.ContentDeliveryManager_cw5n1h2txyewy\LocalState\Assets
  • This command will open a folder where all Spotlight images are cached.
  • Right-click (ignore the warning) and copy/paste all the files into a new folder named ‘Spotlight’ under Pictures. The file location should be Pictures > Spotlight.
  • You are now supposed to rename all the files with the JPG extension. You can rename all files together with the Command Prompt.


Open Command Prompt and run the below command:
Ren C:\Users\yourusername\Pictures\Spotlight\*.* *.jpg


  • After running this command, all the files would convert into jpg and you can now view the spotlight images in Pictures > Spotlight folder. You will notice that some converted files are not the spotlight images but you can simply delete all unusable images.


Spotlight images are hand picked by Microsoft. The Spotlight enabled lockscreen provide useful tips and as well as app suggestions, and it’s designed to help people get the most out of their Windows experience.

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6 Small But Significant Habits That Can Improve Your Relationship

Elaborate romantic gestures and effusive Instagram posts aren’t necessary ingredients for a strong, happy relationship.

Rather, it’s the small, simple habits ― like getting enough sleep and kissing hello and goodbye, for example ― that have a major, positive effect over time.

Below, marriage therapists reveal what you can do to make a big difference in your relationship

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1. Get a good night’s sleep.

We’re not at our best when we’re exhausted. Lack of sleep can leave us cranky, short-tempered and unable to focus. Conversely, getting sufficient rest ― when possible ― can improve our mood and overall well-being and, in turn, make us better, more loving partners. 

“No matter what is going on in a relationship, sleep should be the number one priority, even over sex,” psychologist and sex therapist Shannon Chavez said. “Sleep is essential for good health. Being well rested and healthy is important for self and the partnership.” 

What’s more, going to bed at the same time as your partner promotes intimacy and closeness. Those few minutes of togetherness before your heads hit the pillow offer a small window for bonding after a busy day apart. Plus, hitting the sheets at the same time opens up the opportunity for cuddling and/or sex. 

2. Do thoughtful little things for each other, just because. 

Small, simple acts of kindness or thoughtfulness show your partner you care. No grand gestures necessary! It could be making your wife’s coffee in the morning, leaving a love note on the nightstand or surprising your husband with his favourite snacks. 

“When both partners make the effort to do little intentional acts of kindness, particularly without prompting by Hallmark or a holiday telling you to do so, the caring multiplies throughout the relationship,” said Kurt Smith, a therapist who specializes in counselling men.

3. Compliment and thank one another.

When we’re stuck in our routines, it’s easy to start taking the little things our partners do for us (or the kids, or around the house) for granted. Sometimes we forget to say thank you.

When we do remember, we offer a quick, “Thanks, babe” and move on with our day. But acknowledging what you’re grateful for specifically can be more effective.

“Highlight what you are showing appreciation for,” advised marriage and family therapist Spencer Northey. “As in, ‘Thank you for tidying the living room,’ or ‘I really appreciate you picking me up.’ Praise helps your partner feel loved and appreciated, and labelling the praise lets your partner know that you notice the little things they are doing. This also helps a person know exactly what you like, so they can do more of it!”

The same applies to the positive things we often think about our spouses but don’t always say out loud. 

“The next time you notice, ‘I really liked the way you gave me that advice, it was helpful and you’re so smart,’ say it aloud,” said couples therapist Kari Carroll.

4. Squeeze in hugs, kisses and other displays of affection.

Physical touch is an important part of a romantic relationship. That doesn’t mean you need to get hot and heavy every time you see each other; little touches here and there will help keep the physical spark alive.  

“If you put your hand on their arm when you greet or sit down with your partner, this will increase oxytocin and you will both experience a decrease in stress,” Carroll said. “It says, ‘I care about you’ and it shows vulnerability and openness.”

If you’re not already in the habit of hugging and kissing hello and goodbye, consider incorporating that into your daily routine. Most will probably be a quick squeeze or peck on the cheek. But renowned relationships researcher John Gottman recommends that couples share a kiss that lasts for six seconds or more at least once a day.

“He calls this creating a ‘kiss with possibilities,’” Northey said. “And, yes, to begin this habit you may have to start counting in your head 1-2-3-4-5-6 until you get into the rhythm. Making your kisses last reminds you that your partner is so much more than your roommate.”

5. Apologize when you’ve screwed up.

Sometimes it stings to admit we’re wrong. But a genuine apology goes a long way toward mending your partner’s hurt feelings. (And FYI: “Sorry if you feel that way, but...” does not cut it.)

“Sorry has become a forgotten word today,” Smith said. “Acknowledging mistakes or regretful words is a huge component in keeping your relationship on track and moving forward.”

6. Ask for what you want instead of blaming your partner for not giving it to you. 

Psychotherapist Elisabeth J. LaMotte says her couples therapy clients have told her that one of the most useful tools they’ve learned in counseling is to ditch “you” statements and change them into “I” statements.

So what does that mean? Rather than telling your partner, “You obviously care more about your work than you do about me,” it might be more effective to say, “When you check your work email during date night, I feel lonely and disappointed.”


Saturday, October 20, 2018

WhatsApp testing new mode that will let you enjoy holidays in peace – How it will work

The Facebook-owned messaging platform, WhatsApphas had a busy year so far. The online platform has introduced a number of new features including the Picture-in-Picture mode for Instagram videos and a ‘Swipe to Reply’ gesture for Android users to enhance the experience. Now, the company is reportedly working on a new mode that will let you enjoy your holidays. If a report from WhatsApp beta tracker WABetaInfo is to be believed, WhatsApp is planning to introduce a ‘Vacation Mode’.
The report says that WhatsApp has been working on this mode for some months now. This mode will be an extension of the already existing ‘Silent Mode’ that was recently rolled out for the Android users. The silent mode hides the notification dots for muted chats which means users mute a chat on WhatsApp, they do not see how many new messages they have received in that chat directly from the WhatsApp icon on the phone.


The ‘Vacation Mode’ will reportedly make archived chats that were muted to remain archived when a new message arrives in those chats. As of now, WhatsApp automatically un-archives the chats once a new message is received from that chat.
The users will have an option to control the feature through Notifications settings on WhatsApp for iPhone, Android, and Windows Phone.
Apart from this, WhatsApp is also working on a ‘Linked Accounts’ feature which will allow users to link their account to external services. The option to link profiles will reportedly be available under the Profile settings on WhatsApp and will initially support Instagram as an external service.
Even though it is not clear how this feature will help the users, a tweet from WABetaInfo last month suggested that it will allow users to recover their Facebook accounts. “In according to my discoveries, you will be able to recover your Facebook account using WhatsApp, in future,” the tweet had said.

Thursday, October 18, 2018

Over 50 crore mobiles numbers may face KYC proof issue

There could be a fresh KYC headache for over 50 crore mobile connections , or almost half of India’s phone population. They stare at the prospect of disconnection if SIM cards procured on the basis of Aadhaar verification are not backed up by a fresh identification.
The issue has come to the fore following the Supreme Court’s judgment on Aadhaar where the court barred private companies from using an individual’s unique ID for authentication purposes.
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The matter is now being discussed at the highest levels in the government, considering the large-scale impact it can have on citizens if phones are disconnected in vast numbers. Officials indicated that the government will give adequate time to complete fresh KYC.

On Wednesday, telecom secretary Aruna Sundararajan met mobile companies on the matter where a way out, and an alternative was discussed. The telecom department is also in discussions with the Unique Identification Authority of India over the issue.
Sundararajan told TOI that the government is mindful of the concerns in this regard and is looking to thrash a way out at the earliest. She insisted that the government wants to make sure that “customers are not inconvenienced” during the transition. “We want to ensure that it is a smooth transition with little problems for subscribers,” she said.

A large part of the connections procured using Aadhaar would be from the stable of Reliance Jio, the newest entrant in the mobile business that began operations in September 2016 by on-boarding customers only through the biometric route. (Jio announced on Wednesday that the company had a subscriber base of over 25 crore at the end of September this year.)

Apart from Jio, there would be similar subscribers (who have been given SIM cards only on the basis of Aadhaar authentication) in the fold of almost all the other phone companies — Bharti Airtel, Vodafone-Idea, and state-owned BSNL and MTNL.

Apart from these, millions of older customers are also left with only the digital Aadhaar identification since their previous pre-Aadhaar KYC paper documents may have been destroyed by telecom companies once their numbers were linked with Aadhaar. The freedom to destroy the older documents was accorded by the government in March last year since the documents were going digital by linkage with Aadhaar.

Mobile companies say they are waiting for a direction from the telecom department on the issue. “We are still not clear on the way forward. We had been asked by UIDAI to submit an ‘exit plan’ by October 15. However, a final direction on this matter will be clear only when we receive instructions from the telecom ministry,” a top official at one of the leading mobile companies said.

On the way forward, sources said that customers may now have to submit a fresh identification document as part of the KYC process. This could be a copy of the passport, driving licence, voter’s card, electricity bill, gas bill or PAN card.

The telecom department is expected to give a fresh order to the companies on the matter very soon, sources said.

Robotics, computer vision is the future of Artificial Intelligence

The bigger challenge for companies is getting access to the right data to make the predictions and drive the intelligence that one is seeking
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‘Robotics, computer vision is the future of Artificial Intelligence’

The technology has also made its way into smartphones with neural engine processors and smart assistants.

Artificial Intelligence and machine learning are taking over our lives with the technologies being at the heart of data analytics to the simplest of things like smart assistants on our phone. Going forward, say 10 years down the line, we will see a lot more computer vision and robotics deployed at home, Atif Kureishy, who is the VP, Emerging Practices at Teradata told indianexpress.com.

“So, not just your Roombas, but you will actually have robot assistants that can probably do larger things. The flipside to that is as you get more access and digitisation in your homes, you got to ensure that it is met with security and trust. That is the only impedance to any of this advancing,” he said.

The technology has also made its way into smartphones with neural engine processors and smart assistants. But what is interesting is the use case of AI in cameras, which we are seeing more and more each passing day. When it comes to leveraging AI technology in consumer space, Kureishy believes it is going to be more focused on things that are more socially oriented.

The bigger challenge for companies is getting access to the right data to make the predictions and drive the intelligence that one is seeking. “Another challenge is around the bigger risk management and model safety. It is very straightforward in the sense that the more you push into machine intelligence, the more opportunity to do something wrong. So you need certain guardrails in place,” he explained.

In the past, we have seen machine learning and AI models go wrong, with the biggest example being Microsoft’s teenage girl ‘Tay’ bot that was introduced in 2016 and was taken down immediately for racist, sexist and other offensive remarks. Last year, Google came under fire when its Photos app automatically labelled an African American user and his friends as gorillas. The search giant apologised for the glitch in the feature.

Kureishy is of the opinion that to control bias in the ML models, one needs to stress test them and understand all data variables. “So, if I am building increasingly complex models and I am doing it faster, experimenting more and iterating faster; then I can start to understand and see the behaviours and be able to adapt and change,” he explained.

However, such models going wrong in the enterprise sector could pose an even larger threat and cost companies huge amounts of money. For example, a robot in a manufacturing line that creates high-end chips going wrong could be millions of dollars in loss for the company. “So the point is model risk management is going to be very important if you are going to start to have more intelligent applications going wrong.”

WhatsApp Could Soon Allow Users to Link Their Account With External Services Like Instagram, Facebook

WhatsApp has been actively adding new features to its Android and iOS apps and there are three more coming to the platform alongside others like Stickers, PiP mode and so on. The first feature on this list is Linked Accounts which allows a user to link their account with external services like Instagram and Facebook. The purpose behind this linking accounts feature is unknown, but it will be arriving to both WhatsApp Business and standard WhatsApp applications. The second feature on the list is Silent Mode which will not show any app badges for muted chats- a very handy feature indeed. And the last one for the day is Vacation Mode, which is yet another handy feature that removes the hassle of archiving chats every now and then.
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WhatsApp Vacation Mode: What is It?

By now, everyone knows that WhatsApp allows its users to archive chats. But right now, whenever a new message arrives from the archived chat, the conversation will be automatically unarchived. However, things are going to change with Vacation Mode, which won’t unarchive the archived or muted chats. This is one of the most requested features from users who use the archive feature a lot. Having said that, Vacation Mode comes in handy even for normal users as if they don’t want to see a chat in their home screen or recent chats list, they can archive it, instead of deleting it permanently. With Vacation Mode, the chat will never be seen until you manually check for the archived chats inside your WhatsApp account.

Do make a note that the Vacation Mode is currently under development and it will be available for users in future releases. And yes, both Android and iOS users will get this feature, but most likely, iOS users will get it first, according to WABetaInfo.

WhatsApp Linked Accounts Feature: What’s the Purpose?

In the past, it was speculated that users would soon be able to recover their Facebook account using WhatsApp, and it could soon become a reality. WhatsApp has started its work on Linked Accounts feature and it will list two external services under this list- Facebook and Instagram. So, once you link your Instagram or Facebook accounts to your WhatsApp account, you’ll be able to recover the other two using WhatsApp in the future.

WhatsApp Silent Mode for Android is Now Rolling Out

The last feature which is actually being pushed to every Android 8.0 Oreo and above users is Silent Mode. With Android Oreo, Google introduced app badges which displays the number of pending notifications on top of the app icon. WhatsApp has added support for app badges long back, but there was one big flaw which the company did not fix until now. Nevertheless, that’s going away with the Silent Mode.

Earlier, WhatsApp displayed app badges even for muted chats, meaning when a message arrived on a muted chat, WhatsApp used to display a new notification badge on the home screen and app drawer. Seeing that, many users will be entering the app to check who messaged them. That’s going away with silent mode as WhatsApp will no more display app badges for muted chats.

Do make a note that the Silent Mode feature is rolling out to all Android 8.0 Oreo and above users and it will be enabled by default, so no settings changes are required.

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Google Will Start Charging a Fee From Android Device Makers in Europe For Using Its Apps

Google will also split Search and Chrome from Android devices, as a part obeying the EU anti-trust ruling.

Google has embarked on what seems to be a fairly major policy changes to how Android complies with the European Union (EU) norms, even as the company is fighting the anti-trust ruling tooth and nail. Back in July, the European Commission had ordered Google to stop asking phone makers to preload Google Search and Google Chrome web browser on Android devices—and Google was fined a huge $5 billion for antitrust violations. Now, the company is changing policy in terms of how the EU wants it to operate in the region. 
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The first change is about how Google is changing the way it licenses its suite of Android apps in Europe. It is the first time ever that Google will now charge a licensing fee from Android device makers for installing the Google Play Store and other Google apps on devices that they sell. While the base Android operating system as it is remains free to use, any other apps that phone and tablet makers would want to install on their phones, such as the Play Store or the Chrome browser or Maps, will be available for a license fee. The advantage is that device makers are no longer required to accept all Google apps as a bundle. The flipside is, this is an added cost for device makers, which they will eventually pass on to consumers by slightly increasing prices of the devices they sell. 

The way this will work is that Android, formally referred to as Android Open Source Project (AOSP) is free to use. On top of that, apps such as the Play Store and some other apps including Gmail, Google Maps, and YouTube, will be available as part of a licensing agreement. The Chrome web browser and Google Search remain optional, but can be added to the licensing agreement, but for a free. The fee structure for these Google apps is not yet clear. 


The Android device makers in Europe now have three options. First is to make and sell Android devices without Play Store or any other Google apps—restrictive to use. The second option is to sell Android devices with Play Store and apps such as Maps, Gmail and YouTube, but not pay the extra licensing fee for the Search app and the Chrome web browser—but that would take away a considerable amount of the traditional Android phone experience, since the Search app is deeply integrated into Android, for instance the Google feed home screen. The third, and this is how Android phones and tablets were sold thus far, is to bundle all the apps that Google offers. 

If phone makers were to choose the second option, that would mean a significant revenue loss for Google, as it will wean away millions of its users from Search and Chrome browsing platforms. What is not clear is whether this move will restrict users from downloading these apps later on the device they buy. 

Google isn’t giving up on fighting this EU ruling, as it goes about complying with the guidelines, at least for the moment. “In July, in our response to the European Commission’s competition decision against Android, we said that rapid innovation, wide choice and falling prices are classic hallmarks of robust competition, and that Android has enabled all of them. We believe that Android has created more choice, not less. That’s why last week we filed our appeal of the Commission’s decision at the General Court of the European Union,” says Hiroshi Lockheimer, Senior Vice President, Platforms & Ecosystems, Google, in an official statement. 

At the time of the ruling in July, Google had argued that preloading apps on an Android device does not restrict a user from downloading an alternative of their choice from the Play Store. Last year, according to Google's numbers, more than 94 billion apps were downloaded globally from the Play app store. This included web browsers such as Opera Mini and Firefox, which were downloaded more than 100 million times as well as the UC Browser which was downloaded more than 500 million times. At present, Android phones are made by as many as 1,300 brands globally and there are more than 1 million downloadable apps available on the Play Store. 

You can soon uninstall more pre-installed Windows 10 apps

Unlike Windows 7 or XP, Windows 10 ships with a bunch of apps pre-installed. While there are many useful apps such as Calculator, you might want to get rid of some pre-installed apps in Windows 10 if you don’t use them.

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For example, Windows 10 also ships with apps such as Paint 3D and Snip & Sketch but if you don’t use or like them, you will be soon able to uninstall these apps in Windows 10 quickly via Start menu.

Windows 10 Build 18262 (19H1) comes with some much-needed improvements in this regard. Microsoft says that Windows 10 19H1 update would allow users to uninstall more pre-installed Windows 10 apps directly via the Start menu.

In the Windows 10 October 2018 Update, April 2018 Update and prior, the pre-installed apps such as Microsoft Solitaire, Collection, My Office, OneNote, Print 3D, Skype, Tips and Weather can be uninstalled. But in Windows 10 19H1, users will be allowed to uninstall the 3D Viewer (previously called Mixed Reality Viewer), Calculator, Calendar, Groove Music, Mail, Movies & TV, Paint 3D, Snip & Sketch, Sticky Notes and Voice Recorder apps.

“We are adding the ability to uninstall the following (preinstalled) Windows 10 inbox apps via the context menu on the Start menu All Apps list,” writes Microsoft’s Dona Sarkar and Brandon LeBlanc.

There are users out there who still don’t like the UWP apps, even though these apps have improved a lot and they are quite useful. This feature is also going to help those users who bought tablets with low storage.

In case you want apps back, you can always reinstall them and any other Microsoft apps from the Windows Store.

Windows 10 19H1 set to arrive next year
The codename of next Windows 10 update is “19H1” and it’s set to arrive in the spring of 2019. Windows 10 19H1 update will introduce several new features such as the highly-anticipated Sets interface, Task Manager improvements, Fluent Design on the login screen and much more.

Windows 10 October 2018 Update is ready for the public release and Microsoft can start focusing on the next major update for the operating system, codenamed 19H1. The 19H1 builds are still in the early days of development and new exciting features will start showing up in the coming weeks.

Tuesday, October 16, 2018

WhatsApp `Delete For All` feature gets major update; Here`s what Recipient Limit change means

WhatsApp had introduced `Delete For All` feature last year. Earlier, WhatsApp users were not allowed to delete a sent message beyond 420 seconds or 7 minutes. WhatsApp had advanced this time limit to 1 hour, 8 minutes and 16 seconds.

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WhatsApp has updated the Recipient Limit. In a tweet, WABetaInfo said that this update means that when you try to delete a message for everyone and the recipient doesn't get the revoke request within 13 hours 8 minute and 16 seconds, then the message will not be revoked. This can happen when the recipient's phone is switched off. The latest update is being seen as a protection against modded users (those who use modified version of the app) who used to revoke messages sent months, weeks or years ago. 

"WhatsApp has updated the "Recipient limit". What does it mean? If you delete a message for everyone, but the recipient won't receive the revoke request within 13h, 8m, 16s (maybe because the phone was off), the message will **not** be revoked. This is a protection against modded users that revoked messages sent weeks, months and years ago," tweeted WABetaInfo. 

"You can still delete a message for everyone within 1h, 8m, 16s as long as the recipient will receive your revoke request within 13h, 8m, 16s," it added. 

WhatsApp 'Delete for All' feature

WhatsApp had introduced "Delete For All' feature last year. Earlier, WhatsApp users were not allowed to delete a sent message beyond 420 seconds or 7 minutes. WhatsApp had advanced this time limit to 1 hour, 8 minutes and 16 seconds. 

In March this year, WhatsApp had introduced 'Block revoke request' feature to curb misuse of 'Delete for All' option. WABetaInfo had then said that the 'Block revoke request' feature worked in the background of the then new beta version of the app to stop users with modded version of the app from deleting sent messages long after the deadline. The feature worked by checking the ID for a saved message on the database when a request to delete a message was received. Only the message sent in the last 24 hours was deleted. This meant, no one could delete messages older than 24 hours while using a modified version of the app. 

The app checked whether the message was sent in the last 24 hours as the sender could try to delete a message for everyone but the recipient's phone might be turned off. If the receiver switched on their phone after 24 hours, the revoke request was invalidated and the message could not be deleted. This time is now reduced to 13 hours, 8 minute and 16 seconds.

In March this year, WhatsApp had introduced 'Block revoke request' feature to curb misuse of 'Delete for All' option. WABetaInfo had then said that the 'Block revoke request' feature worked in the background of the then new beta version of the app to stop users with modded version of the app from deleting sent messages long after the deadline. The feature worked by checking the ID for a saved message on the database when a request to delete a message was received. Only the message sent in the last 24 hours was deleted. This meant, no one could delete messages older than 24 hours while using a modified version of the app. 

The app checked whether the message was sent in the last 24 hours as the sender could try to delete a message for everyone but the recipient's phone might be turned off. If the receiver switched on their phone after 24 hours, the revoke request was invalidated and the message could not be deleted. This time is now reduced to 13 hours, 8 minute and 16 seconds.

Sunday, October 14, 2018

Microsoft confirms audio problems on Windows 10, offers fix

News of audio problems on Windows 10 surfaced online yesterday and Microsoft has today acknowledged the reports. First and foremost, Microsoft’s Windows 10 cumulative update is technically not the cause of the audio problems that you might have faced.
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It appears that a botched Intel driver was incorrectly pushed out via Windows Update earlier this week.

After installing the update, the users received an error “No Audio output is installed” on Windows 10 October 2018 Update and April 2018 Update devices.

The issue has hit several users and they reported the bug on Microsoft Community forums, Twitter and Reddit. The complaints from users point to an Intel audio driver that Microsoft has advised to uninstall.

Microsoft says it’s all happening because of a bad driver that was accidentally served via Windows Update to some devices. Fortunately, there’s an easy fix as all you need to do is uninstall the botched driver and your audio will be back.

“An Intel audio driver was incorrectly pushed to devices via Windows Update for a short period of time earlier this week. After receiving reports from users that their audio no longer works, we immediately removed it and started investigating,” Microsoft explains in a blog post. “If your audio broke recently, and you’re running Windows 10 version 1803 or above, please check to see if the incorrect driver was installed”.

Here’s how you can uninstall the driver:
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  • Open Device Manager (You can search it in Cortana or just right-click Start menu button and select the option).
  • Look for something like “Intel SST Audio Controller” (Intel Smart Sound Technology driver version 09.21.00.3755).
  • Right-click the device, tap on Properties and click uninstall device option under the “Driver” tab” as shown in the above screenshot.

If you’re still experiencing audio problems on your PC, you can try another workaround here that worked for almost everyone.

How Microsoft is dealing with the reported issues
Microsoft has already acknowledged the bug and the company has pulled the driver from Windows Update and it won’t reach any other device. According to Microsoft, the users experienced the broken audio driver problem on Windows 10 April 2018 Update and as well as the October 2018 Update.


At the moment, Microsoft is busy finalizing a bug-free version of Windows 10 October 2018 Update which could be re-released to the consumers again later this month.

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