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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


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

10 hurdles to Windows 10 adoption

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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Avoid Windows 10 cumulative update KB 3136562

Yes, it's on Microsoft's servers. No, you don't want to mess with it unless/until it's in Windows Update

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KB 3135449 and 3135445 could be useful, but ignore the rest of Microsoft's batch

KB 2952664, 2977759, and 2976978 are optional patches that users can safely dismiss

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New details emerge about forced Windows 10 upgrade -- and how to block it

There are still preventive measures available for users who want to resist Microsoft's latest Windows 10 upgrade offensive


Security flaws not so critical if admin rights are taken away

Privilege management can be a good workaround while waiting for IT to catch up on patch schedules

Microsoft's latest Windows 10 push may leave IT seeing red

Microsoft's latest Windows 10 push may leave IT seeing red

Exposing the Get Windows 10 app to business users provides an easy upgrade path potentially rife with landmines

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What works where: Outlook vs. Outlook vs. native apps

Office 2016 starts to unify the Exchange experience on the desktop, but native apps do better on mobile clients


PCWorld Show Episode II: Tanking tablets, the SwiftKey acquisition, and the new Windows phone

In this week's episode of the PCWorld Show, we ponder why PCs are killing tablets, why Microsoft would buy SwiftKey, why anyone would make a new Windows phone, and why we love (or hate) USB-C.

Microsoft signals renewed push to force users onto Windows 10

Cryptic Microsoft post seems to indicate Windows 10 is being switched to 'recommended' status. It's unclear how the update can be kept at bay

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It's time to pull the plug on Windows 7

As is the case for Outlook, OneDrive, and Internet Explorer, Microsoft's pile of Windows legacy is collapsing, and the only hope is to make a clean break


The PCWorld Show Episode 1: Surfacegate, spec leaks and teeny-tiny phones

Welcome to the first installment of PCWorld's first long-form video show! Florence Ion, Gordon Mah Ung and Jon Phillips discuss, analyze and goof on the most interesting news of the week.

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Latest Surface Pro 4 and Surface Book firmware update gets mixed reviews

Early feedback on the firmware update is mildly positive, but there are also reports of problems persisting

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Enterprises eye a fast switch to Windows 10

Enterprise interest in moving to Windows 10 is at an unprecedented level, research firm Gartner said today.

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Microsoft updates Windows 10 version 1511 with KB 3124262

Concurrently, Insider Preview Fast ring now up to build 14251, no immediately obvious changes

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