Woody Leonhard

Senior Contributing Editor

Woody Leonhard is a senior contributing editor at InfoWorld and author of dozens of Windows books, including Windows 10 All-in-One for Dummies. Get the latest on and vent your spleen about Windows at AskWoody.com.

Windows 7 update lockout claims older Intel, AMD processors

Yes, Windows patches are a mess, but you should still install them

Yes, Windows patches are a mess, but you should still install them

March and April patches had their share of bugs, but with a Word zero-day threatening now's the time to update your Windows PCs. Here's how to navigate the minefields

More Shadow Brokers fallout: DoublePulsar zero-day infects scores of Windows PCs

More Shadow Brokers fallout: DoublePulsar zero-day infects scores of Windows PCs

If you haven't installed the March Windows patch MS17-010, you need to hop to it

Microsoft re-issues much-maligned Windows patch KB 3150513 -- again

Microsoft re-issues much-maligned Windows patch KB 3150513 -- again

It won't die! Microsoft is pushing its 10th refresh of the hated 'upgrade enabling' patch to every version of Windows

Microsoft switches to twice-yearly Windows 10 update plan

Microsoft switches to twice-yearly Windows 10 update plan

The newly announced synchronized twice-a-year pace puts a big crimp in historic Win10 development cycles

There's a way to undo the damage caused by Microsoft's update blocker

There's a way to undo the damage caused by Microsoft's update blocker

GitHub poster releases patch files that repair Kaby Lake and Ryzen PCs that Microsoft blocked from Windows Update

Fact or fiction? The truth about the Windows and Office hacks

Fact or fiction? The truth about the Windows and Office hacks

In the last week, media reports suggested that Office and Windows users were at extreme risk of being hacked. Then the facts started coming in

Top 30 free apps for Windows 10

Top 30 free apps for Windows 10

From backup to productivity tools, here’s the best of the best for Win10. Sometimes good things come in free packages

Microsoft's critical Windows and Office patches present a panoply of problems

Microsoft's critical Windows and Office patches present a panoply of problems

For April, Patch Tuesday's 644 patches are crawling with bugs, but there are some solutions

Microsoft plan to force PCs with newer processors to Windows 10 backfires

Microsoft plan to force PCs with newer processors to Windows 10 backfires

A faulty detection mechanism also snagged some 6th gen AMD Carrizo PCs and locked them out of future Windows Updates

Ready, set, block! Windows 10 Creators Update arrives

Ready, set, block! Windows 10 Creators Update arrives

Microsoft starts rolling out the new version of Windows 10 today. If you don’t want it, here's how to keep your version of Windows 10 intact

Word zero-day affects all versions of Office and Windows

Word zero-day affects all versions of Office and Windows

Some say McAfee violated 'responsible disclosure' norms when it rushed to disclose the exploit ahead of Microsoft's fix

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