Monthly Archives: May 2019

Windows 10 Ceases to Exist…Why?

Windows 10Nowadays, Windows 10 is one of the most popular operating systems on the planet, but it did not succeed in surpassing Windows 7 if we discuss the prevalence on PCs. Of course, Microsoft is disappointed with such a result, but the company understands that nothing can be done about it, thus the management decided to move on in order not to repeat mistakes in the future. In connection with all this, Windows 10 ceases to exist, and it has already been felt by many users.

The major updates Redstone 5 and Redstone 4, which were released in 2018 for Windows 10, turned out to be as unsuccessful as possible. Microsoft has ceased to closely monitor the quality of software for electronic devices running Windows 10, and this happens solely because in May 2019, the public will be shown a new OS that will replace the old one.

It’s about Lite OS that is an absolutely new Microsoft OS, on which the organization has spent a lot of effort and time. According to forecasts, immediately after the presentation its test builds will be released, while the final stable version will be launched in the second half of 2019. The latest software will get a lot of various innovations, ranging from a higher speed of work to downloading an updated interface. This new development will replace Windows 10.

All these facts indicate that Windows 10 ceases to exist as it will soon be replaced, and from the moment Lite OS is announced, all attention will be paid only to the new OS, while everyone will quickly forget about Windows 10. It is bad or good – everyone should decide it for himself/herself, but it probably depends on what the new operating system will be, and it will be so good to replace the various versions of Windows that have been released to the market over the past decades.

Let’s remember the most common problems of Windows 10

  • Activation errors

After a free upgrade from Windows 7 with SP1 or Windows 8.1, the users report a failed activation of the operating system. The list of errors that the individuals write about: “This product key does not work”, “There was a problem with the network”, “A security error occurred”, “The software licensing service reported that an error occurred while checking the license.”

  • “Buggy” Chrome

The Chrome users in Windows 10 have encountered many problems, including slow work, especially when performing demanding tasks like watching a video. Probably, Google will fix bugs in one of the following updates. Some users have been helped by reinstalling Chrome.

  • Folder problems

According to some users, there is an area in which Windows 8 is better than Windows 10: an email client. In the new OS, the program does not allow creating subfolders for organizing mail correspondence. For some individuals, this has become a real problem. Unfortunately, there is no way out of the situation: you should wait for the update from Microsoft.

  • Unstable Wi-Fi performance

After upgrading to Windows 10, many have stopped working Wi-Fi. The simplest thing you can do is restart your computer. A more reliable solution: turn off the Wi-Fi sharing feature. By default, the network sharing feature is active in the operating system. Disabling the option in the Wi-Fi settings makes the wireless connection more stable.

  • Driver problems

Some users managed to encounter this bug with NVIDIA video cards and several monitors. The video card driver contains an error that causes flicker when working with multiple monitors, as well as system failures when using multiple video cards. To fix this problem, you should roll back to the previous version of the driver.

As you can see, we are waiting for big changes, and to be always up to date with all the news, visit the ExamCollection website.

Wi-Fi 6: What You Need to Know about This New Standard

2Wi-Fi is getting faster and better, many routers are already accessible with chips using draft 802.11ax Wi-Fi specifications, but the new standard should be adopted by December 2019, which will lead to a wave of updated devices with new wireless capabilities. They will help create the next generation of networks with less delays and greater speed.

The 802.11ax standard, or “high-efficiency wireless”, will now be called Wi-Fi 6. This is a new standard provided by the Wi-Fi Alliance, and the previous generations are now known as Wi-Fi 4 (802.11n) and Wi-Fi 5 (802.11ac). It is expected that a new type of marking will soon appear on the devices, as shown below.

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Technically, Wi-Fi 6 will have a single-user data transfer rate, which is 37% faster than 802.11ac, but more importantly, the updated specifications will offer 4 times the bandwidth per user on a wireless network with a large number of devices. It is also more energy efficient, which should lead to an increase in battery autonomy. To achieve these improvements in the 802.11ax standard, many changes have been implemented, including some multi-user technologies adopted from the cellular industry, namely OFDMA and MU-MIMO, technologies that significantly increase throughput and performance due to a greater number of simultaneous connections and more advanced ways to work with data bandwidth.

As already mentioned, Wi-Fi 6 is expected to have a more direct effect in areas where networks are heavily overloaded, and ultimately help lay the foundation for the expected future of intelligent infrastructure (for example, the Internet of things). Along with solving problems with a huge number of devices and network deployment arising as IoT is deployed, Wi-Fi 6 will be adapted to meet the ever-growing demand for higher data rates for several users. Wi-Fi 6 is based on 802.11ac with about or even more 50 updated features, although not all of them will be included in the final specification. Here are some of the expected achievements of Wi-Fi 6:

  • Higher bandwidth per user for virtual reality andultra-HD streaming
  • Support more concurrent data streams with increased bandwidth
  • Spread spectrum (2.4 GHz and 5 GHz, eventually 1 GHz and 6 GHz frequencies are expected)
  • Splitting spectrum into several frequencies, this will provide wider channels for data transmission
  • Improved performance (4 times) at maximum distance of the access point
  • Better performance/reliability in outdoor and multipath (cluttered) conditions

Wi-Fi 6 also introduces support (OFDMA) for incoming and outgoing communication lines, a modulation scheme that equates to a multi-user version of OFDM. It will reduce latency, increase throughput and efficiency, allowing 30 users to simultaneously use the channel.

Conclusion

Designed to replace both 802.11n and 802.11ac as the next WLAN standard, 802.11ax or Wi-Fi 6 is being developed to provide significant improvements in network efficiency and throughput for dense locations with moderate improvements in peak data rates that will be better supported on multiple devices simultaneously.