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How to check the Microsoft Update Catalog with any browser

Fumbled fixes highlight problem with Windows 10 cumulative updates

Fumbled fixes highlight problem with Windows 10 cumulative updates

Plagued by ongoing issues caused by a printing bug, Microsoft needs to come clean about its process for fixing the problem

Top 10 free troubleshooting tools for Windows 10

Top 10 free troubleshooting tools for Windows 10

Every Windows 10 user should have a set of troubleshooting tools tucked away for tumultuous times. Here are some favorites for righting the ship

KB 3187022 fixes MS16-098/KB 3177725, but not for Windows 10

KB 3187022 fixes MS16-098/KB 3177725, but not for Windows 10

Let's see how long it will take for Win10 customers to recover from the bad double-printing problem caused by the faulty security patch

Windows 7 log file compression bug can fill up your hard drive

Windows 7 log file compression bug can fill up your hard drive

Microsoft has known about this bug in the Trusted Installer log for years, but done nothing about it

Windows 10 cumulative update KB 3176934 breaks PowerShell

Windows 10 cumulative update KB 3176934 breaks PowerShell

Microsoft's update for version 1607 doesn't fix two widespread problems with Windows 10 Anniversary Update, and it causes problems with PowerShell DSC operations

Win10 Anniversary Update woes: One step forward, two steps back

Win10 Anniversary Update woes: One step forward, two steps back

With the leaked release of a Self-Healing tool, Microsoft shows it’s trying. But big problems still persist

A peek at the future of Windows 7 and 8.1 patching

A peek at the future of Windows 7 and 8.1 patching

Yesterday’s three patches -- KB 3177723, 3179573, and 3179574 -- give clues to what we can expect in October with Microsoft's new Windows updating process

Microsoft changes Win7/8.1 updates, pushes even harder for Windows 10

Microsoft changes Win7/8.1 updates, pushes even harder for Windows 10

Starting in October, patches will be cumulative and Win7/8.1 customers will effectively cede control of their PCs to Microsoft

More Win 10 Anniversary Update problems -- and what to do about them

More Win 10 Anniversary Update problems -- and what to do about them

If the Anniversary Update has your PC tied in knots, it may not be too late to back out

Microsoft admits to distributing Windows printing bugs in KB 3177725 and KB 3176493

Microsoft admits to distributing Windows printing bugs in KB 3177725 and KB 3176493

Unfortunately, KB 3177725 is the 'magic' Win7 patch that speeds update scans. But here's a workaround

Good news for Microsoft Office: Renamed HTML files now open in Excel

Good news for Microsoft Office: Renamed HTML files now open in Excel

Microsoft fixes a bug it surreptitiously introduced last month that affected Excel 2010, 2013, and 2016, including Office 365 versions

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