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Windows 10 build 10122: The new, the mysteriously changed, and the future

Here’s what to expect from the newly released build 10122

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Where Windows 10 stands right now

Windows 10 betas are coming fast and furious. Discover what Microsoft has released so far

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Microsoft releases 13 optional Windows patches

Microsoft reissues one patch and adds 12 new fixes, including one for a problem with VM images in Azure that is poorly described in KB 3040272

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Microsoft fingers KB 3020369 as culprit in Stage 3 of 3 reboot hangs

A week after the fact, MS says the re-issued April stack update hangs in certain installation sequences

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Windows goes Node for Microsoft's Internet of things

The Chakra JavaScript engine will bridge the gap to run Node.js on Windows on ARM systems

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Microsoft updates KB 3057110, KB 3045171 cause Windows 7 PCs to crash

GDI+ updates freeze Win7 and earlier PCs when using GsDraw and other drawing tools to create text outline-based path objects

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Microsoft's latest on Windows 10 to pirates: No deal

Microsoft now says its free offer does not apply to non-genuine copies, but plans to make upgrades 'very attractive' to some counterfeits

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Windows patch KB 3022345 triggers apparent sys file corruption

The problem appears to be common to versions 1, 2, 3 and 4 of the patch

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Microsoft re-re-re-issues controversial Windows 10 patch KB 3035583

Against a backdrop of increasing concern for Microsoft's patching ways, the re-appearance of KB 3035583 does not inspire confidence

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Windows Schannel patch KB 3061518 causes problems with DSLS Catia, Enovia

If you’re running the Dassault Systèmes license service for the Catia or Enovia CAD program, avoid KB 3061518

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Microsoft's latest patches leave PCs hanging in 'Stage 3 of 3'

Users with all sorts of Windows configurations report that Tuesday’s crop of patches hang PCs during reboot

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Microsoft releases new official Windows 10 details, including the editions

Much like Win7, Windows 10 will come in several flavors, including versions for enterprises, mobile, and education

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Server 2003 users get the shaft in Microsoft's latest massive round of patches

Support for Server 2003 ends July 14, but as Tuesday's patches demonstrate, Microsoft can change the rules at any time

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Microsoft confirms: Original versions of KB 3022345, KB 3048043 broke updating

Microsoft rolled out new versions of the patches last week to address an issue that prevented users from getting updates

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Third time's a charm? Microsoft releases third version of Windows patch KB 3022345

Patch's third version in two weeks says it's directed at Windows 7/8.1 and appears to be another usage tracker

Microsoft reissues KB 3022345 patch, but does it solve Win8.1 installer failure?

Also rereleases KB 3046306 and KB 3048043 patches without explanation

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Microsoft wants Verizon to hand over names of suspected Windows pirates

Microsoft wants names to sue for activating "hundreds of copies of Windows 7" that used stolen keys

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How Windows 10 updating will work: The devil's in the details

Windows Update for Business gives a look at how Windows 10 will be maintained -- and some hope for an end to the current patching nightmare

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