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Microsoft lets cautious users try more of Windows 10’s leading edge

Microsoft is adding a Release Preview ring to its beta program, letting users get an early glimpse of what's coming to their PC while retaining stability

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Why Windows 10 users should care about the Azerbaijani Manat

It's time to take on the second fundamental problem with Windows 10: monolithic patches

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Microsoft fixes 36 flaws in IE, Edge, Office, Windows, .Net Framework

February’s Patch Tuesday brought 12 security bulletins, five of which Microsoft rated critical

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Setting up a Windows 10 picture PIN

How cool is it to draw on a picture to log into your Windows 10 PC? It's a lot cooler than remembering a bunch of letters and numbers. Here's how to set it up.

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Microsoft delivers Office 2016 to subscribers on the slow train

Also renames the Office 365 update and upgrade tracks: Old 'Branches' are out, 'Channels' are in

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Microsoft releases Windows 10 build 10586.104, CU 9, KB 3135173 -- with changelog

Finally, Microsoft addresses the biggest hurdle to Windows 10 adoption: The changelog

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Microsoft skills: What's hot and what's not?

SQL Server, Azure, SharePoint, and .Net are among the Microsoft skills most in demand

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How to use Windows 10 backup and recovery features

Sooner or later, you’re going to experience a hard drive failure. Don’t panic -- there’s a good chance Windows 10 will let you restore seemingly lost documents and files

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Adding a child user account in Windows 10

It actually costs you 50 cents to set up a child user account in Windows 10! But there's a good reason why, and you'll find out how it all works in this video.

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Microsoft defends new Windows Server licensing

Microsoft rebuts a law firm's analysis of the new licensing rules for Windows Server

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I forgot my Windows 10 password!

Forgetting your Windows 10 password isn't the disaster it used to be. Windows lets you get back on track with a pretty easy reset process. Here's how it works.

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Setting up a local user account in Windows 10

You can set up a local user account on a Windows 10 PC so you don't have to bother with a Microsoft account. Here's how to do it.

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Bypassing the Windows 10 password with a PIN

There's an easier way to get into Windows: setting up a numerical PIN, just like you'd use with a bank ATM. Here's how to do it.

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Fed up with bogus computer support calls, man turns tables on scammers

Played along with scammer using a Windows PC whose 'My Documents' folder was loaded with malware

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KB 3123862 eerily resembles Microsoft's earlier Get Windows 10 patch

The mystery update has too many parallels with last year's Get Windows 10 patch debacle, so you may not want to install it

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PCWorld Show Episode 2: VAIO's New Windows Phone

PCWorld's Gordon Mah Ung, Florence Ion and Jon Phillips discuss the significance of the new Windows Phone release from VAIO.

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Windows 10 beta build 14257: Solid, stable, and boring

If you're in the Windows Insider Fast track, you now have an undistinguished new beta copy of Redstone

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10 hurdles to Windows 10 adoption

Here's what Microsoft needs to do before the so-called last version of Windows is truly ready for prime time

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