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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

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This trick will stop Windows 10 Automatic Updates, but be careful

A little white lie could save Windows 10 Home users from automatic updates, but it comes with big responsibilities. Watch for the full details.

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Still searching for a killer app in Windows 10 Anniversary Update

Or have we reached the point where killer apps just don’t matter?

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Microsoft reveals big plans for .Net Core

The open source runtime will get new APIs, language upgrades, and ARM processor backing

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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

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Microsoft steps up legal pressure against Windows 10 pirates

Files fifth lawsuit since February to stop alleged pirates from illegally activating Windows and Office

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Review: Windows 10 Anniversary Update fails to excite

The new upgrade introduces small improvements across the board, but nothing to sway Windows 7 stalwarts

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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

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2 ways to get out of Windows 10 Safe Mode

You went into Windows Safe Mode to fix something, and now you can't get out. Luckily, you have two emergency exits. Watch for more details.

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15 free Modern Windows apps for IT pros

Most of the newer Modern Windows apps are still very basic in their functionality, but some are quite useful even for network and IT pros

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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

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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

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Essential Azure automation tricks for Windows admins

Tap the power of PowerShell and Azure Automation to automate your troubles away

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Microsoft touts $404 per user savings with Windows 10

Enterprises can recoup migration investment in just 13 months, according to a Microsoft-commissioned analysis

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Microsoft customizes Surface tablets for enterprises

Microsoft has partnered with IBM and Booz Allen Hamilton to make custom software for Surface enterprise customers, and is open to customizing hardware as well

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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

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Installation problems snag Win10 update KB 3172985 build 10586.494

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

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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

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