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New Windows 10 beta build 14371 introduces mysterious Activation Troubleshooter

Microsoft releases KB 3161647, KB 3161608 to fix slow Windows 7 update scans

Microsoft releases KB 3161647, KB 3161608 to fix slow Windows 7 update scans

Early results look promising: the many-hours-long Win7 waits may be behind us

Windows 10 beta build 14367 brings 'start fresh' option to clean off crapware

Windows 10 beta build 14367 brings 'start fresh' option to clean off crapware

With a long list of fixed bugs and essentially no new features, this release of Windows 10 indicates we’re very close to a final version

Microsoft acknowledges permission problems with MS16-072 patches

Microsoft acknowledges permission problems with MS16-072 patches

The patches all aimed at fixing Group Policy, but in the end they break Group Policy

Windows 10 beta build 14366 features Edge extension

Windows 10 beta build 14366 features Edge extension

The new Edge extension for Office Online mimics Chrome's extension quite precisely

Patch Tuesday: IE/Edge share exploit, Windows 10 advances to build 10586.420

Patch Tuesday: IE/Edge share exploit, Windows 10 advances to build 10586.420

Users struggling with the superslow update scans can now speed up checks for Win7 patches

Windows 10 beta build 14361 closes in on the final Anniversary update, but problems remain

Windows 10 beta build 14361 closes in on the final Anniversary update, but problems remain

Another round of bug fixes and small tweaks, but LastPass still has a way to go

Attention Windows 10 admins and developers: Grab KB 3163014 now

Attention Windows 10 admins and developers: Grab KB 3163014 now

The Win10 Insider Release Preview ring is Microsoft's gift to Win10 software peddlers

Windows 10 market share rises in May -- but Windows 7, XP remain strong

Windows 10 market share rises in May -- but Windows 7, XP remain strong

Usage numbers also showed Google Chrome was up 4 percent in one month, while IE/Edge's share declined

New Windows 10 beta build 14352 holds a few pleasant surprises

New Windows 10 beta build 14352 holds a few pleasant surprises

With a new ‘Start fresh' link and independent malware scans, Version 1607 looks nearly done

It's back! Microsoft’s Get Windows 10 app, KB 3035583, reappears

It's back! Microsoft’s Get Windows 10 app, KB 3035583, reappears

The nagware upgrader’s fourteenth version in fourteen months arrives with no fanfare

More Surface Book, Surface Pro 4 driver updates roll out -- details included

More Surface Book, Surface Pro 4 driver updates roll out -- details included

The round of updates is dated May 24, 2016, and for the first time we get detailed documentation

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