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Windows by the numbers: Maybe Windows 7 doesn't want to retire

With the countdown on to the January end-of-support date for Windows 7, the aging operating system doesn't seem to be going anywhere fast.

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Microsoft Patch Alert: April patches have sharp edges, with several missing, others reappearing

April started with a bad spate of bluescreens for some antivirus products – and didn’t get much better. We’re still missing the second Win10 1809 cumulative update. And a buggy 2016 Internet Explorer patch makes a reappearance.

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Second-wave April Windows patches arrive, not with a bang, but a Japanese whimper

We waited an extra 10 days for this? Microsoft has released its second monthly patches for Windows. Oddities abound, but there’s no fix for the mammoth bluescreen antivirus conflict in Win7 or 8.1, and precious little improvement...

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Apple is suffering the butterfly effect

Apple’s butterfly keyboard was meant to be a technological marvel, instead it was loud and broke too easily

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Buy More, Save More -- This HP Coupon Code Cuts Prices on Business PCs

Configure your new business PC to $599+ and save $60. Create a $1299 configuration and save $150. Spend $1,999 and save $350. For a limited time, and only with this coupon code.

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Windows 7 upgrade nag messages start to show up

They're heeeerre.... Microsoft has begun pushing Windows 7 users to move to Windows 10 before support ends for the older OS in January 2020.

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Here's an easier way to block the IE XXE zero day security hole

Many well-intentioned people recommend you disable/uninstall Internet Explorer right now to guard against a newly published zero day. It turns out there’s a much simpler way to fix the problem, as long as you don’t rely on MHT files....

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Microsoft surrenders control over Windows 10 upgrades: What you need to know

It's not easy keeping track of all the upgrade timing changes Microsoft keeps rolling out. And now, there's a new one: 'Download and install now.' Here's what that means.

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Windows 10 update (and retirement) calendar: Mark these dates

Microsoft is releasing new versions of Windows 10 on a set schedule – and just as regularly retiring older versions from support. Here are all the dates you need to know about through Windows 7's retirement in 2020 and beyond.

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Microsoft throws in the towel on Windows 10 1809

The company largely stopped distributing the October 2018 Update in March, apparently deciding to simply skip one feature upgrade to solve the problem of two on a collision course.

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Microsoft move to release Windows 10 1903 in May marks third straight delayed upgrade

Here we go again. Another Windows 10 rollout has been pushed back, showing the strain Microsoft is under to push out feature upgrades on its own six-month schedule.

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Microsoft deems troubled Windows 10 1809 good-to-go for business

Just a few weeks before Microsoft starts distributing the next version of Windows 10, the company finally said last fall's edition is ready for enterprise deployments.

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What's new in Windows 10 version 1903? | TECH(talk)

With the next version of Windows 10 set to appear this spring, it’s a good time to take a look at what’s new and what’s changed in version 1903. (Not much, actually.) But that’s a good thing, according to Computerworld contributing...

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Windows 10 Redstone: A guide to the Insider Preview builds

Get the latest info on new builds of Windows 10 19H1 as they roll out from Microsoft. Now updated for Insider Preview Build 18362, released on March 20, 2019.

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When Windows 10 feature upgrades collide

The botched rollout of last fall's Windows 10 feature upgrade means the upcoming release of its successor could cause trouble for users not ready to update their computers again so soon.

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Windows 10 to automatically uninstall faulty monthly updates

Expected to be included in the upcoming feature upgrade for Windows 10, the new functionality will back out of failed installations and then wait 30 days before trying the install again.

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Microsoft to soon start nagging Windows 7 users about looming end times

The so-called 'courtesy reminders' will be showing up on users' PCs beginning in April, nine months before support for Windows 7 ends.

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With Windows 10 version 1903 imminent, it’s more important than ever to lock down Windows updates

This month's Patch Tuesday will likely include the usual swamp of buggy patches – we’ve seen it over and over again for most of the past year. Now, though, you should be extra careful to block the new Win10 version 1903 in case it...

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