Microsoft yanks buggy speed-up patch KB 3161608, replaces it with KB 3172605 and 3172614

Microsoft yanks buggy speed-up patch KB 3161608, replaces it with KB 3172605 and 3172614

Microsoft and Intel are in a standoff when it comes to Bluetooth bugs in the Windows Update speed-up fix, leaving users in the lurch

07/22/16

Last gasp: Microsoft updates Get Windows 10 nagster, KB 3035583, yet again

Last gasp: Microsoft updates Get Windows 10 nagster, KB 3035583, yet again

Windows 7 and 8.1 customers have another new version of GWX, now with a countdown clock

07/20/16

Is Windows 10 beta build 14393 the final Windows 10 Anniversary Update?

Is Windows 10 beta build 14393 the final Windows 10 Anniversary Update?

Though the beta released yesterday has a significant, known bug, build 14393 will likely be RTM

07/19/16

Microsoft is charging Surface Pro 3 customers to fix defective Simplo batteries

Microsoft is charging Surface Pro 3 customers to fix defective Simplo batteries

If you have a Simplo (not LGC) battery, you may be asked to spend $500 or more to fix Microsoft's problem

07/18/16

New Windows 10 beta, build 14390, brings us close to the finish line

New Windows 10 beta, build 14390, brings us close to the finish line

We're getting within spitting distance of the Windows 10 Anniversary Update RTM

07/18/16

Microsoft Patch Tuesday stirs up plenty of hype, but not much cause for alarm

Microsoft Patch Tuesday stirs up plenty of hype, but not much cause for alarm

The new method for speeding up Windows 7 scans for updates seems to be working

07/13/16

Installation problems snag Win10 update KB 3172985 build 10586.494

Installation problems snag Win10 update KB 3172985 build 10586.494

The big, obligatory, cumulative update runs slow and triggers some installation hangs

07/13/16

New Windows 10 beta build 14388 creeps out to Windows Insiders on 'Fast' ring

New Windows 10 beta build 14388 creeps out to Windows Insiders on 'Fast' ring

Microsoft's servers must be feeling the burn: Users voice concerted complaints about slow downloads for late-stage beta indistinguishable from the one released over the weekend

07/13/16

Microsoft releases surprise Windows 10 beta, build 14385, to fix clipped Chrome

Microsoft releases surprise Windows 10 beta, build 14385, to fix clipped Chrome

With an unprecedented release over the weekend, Windows 10.3 is a short breath away

07/11/16

Kevin Turner's departure marks the end of Microsoft's old guard

Kevin Turner's departure marks the end of Microsoft's old guard

Three years after being passed over for the CEO position, COO Turner is moving to hedge fund Citadel

07/07/16

Microsoft posts more details for botched permissions in MS16-072

Microsoft posts more details for botched permissions in MS16-072

The patch that was infamously intended to fix Group Policy but broke it has been thoroughly rendered

07/06/16

Four new Windows patches to avoid: KB 2952664, 2976978, 2977759, and Windows Journal 3170735

Four new Windows patches to avoid: KB 2952664, 2976978, 2977759, and Windows Journal 3170735

There are signs that Windows Journal -- a massive security hole in Windows -- is about to get the axe

07/06/16

New Get Windows 10 nagware screen arrives -- no need to install anything

New Get Windows 10 nagware screen arrives -- no need to install anything

Microsoft has switched to its new upgrade nag screen, without running an update

06/30/16

Win7 and 8.1 patch KB 3173040 throws full-screen Win10 upgrade warning

Win7 and 8.1 patch KB 3173040 throws full-screen Win10 upgrade warning

Sorry to interrupt, but this is important ... or so says Microsoft

06/30/16

Win10 admins and developers should get build 10586.456/KB 3170411 for testing

Win10 admins and developers should get build 10586.456/KB 3170411 for testing

The latest Insider Release Preview gives Windows 10 customers a chance to test their wares before the next Patch Tueday

06/30/16

It's official: Microsoft sets Aug. 2 rollout for Windows 10 Anniversary Edition, build 1607

It's official: Microsoft sets Aug. 2 rollout for Windows 10 Anniversary Edition, build 1607

Free upgrades for Windows 7/8.1 users will end on July 29

06/29/16

New Windows 10 beta build 14376 lays 'Messaging everywhere' to rest

New Windows 10 beta build 14376 lays 'Messaging everywhere' to rest

Microsoft’s sixth beta build this month comes with a long list of fixes and is very close to cooked

06/29/16

Get ready for yet another change to 'Get Windows 10' nagware

Get ready for yet another change to 'Get Windows 10' nagware

If a report in The Mercury News is right, Microsoft will make a new push this week to force-fed Windows 10

06/28/16

New Windows 10 beta build 14371 introduces mysterious Activation Troubleshooter

New Windows 10 beta build 14371 introduces mysterious Activation Troubleshooter

There's a new twist in the Windows licensing maze, and Microsoft has provided frustratingly few details

06/23/16

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

06/22/16

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