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How to cautiously update Windows 7 and 8.1 machines

With the new update regime now in full force, you need to change your patching ways


Paint 3D Hands-On: How Microsoft makes it easier to create

It feels weird at first, but Paint 3D builds in lots of help for people just getting started with creating 3D objects.

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Review: HP's Elite x3 is too much smartphone, not enough PC

We've seen this 'one device for everything' movie before, and it ends just as badly this time


Microsoft Surface Studio hands-on

The price is exorbitant and the internal components aren't world class, but the Surface Studio may have the most breathtaking all-in-one display ever.


The Surface Dial is a new way to interact with a PC

Microsoft has developed a hockey-puck like device for use on its touchscreen computers that frees the user from the keyboard when creating.

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Microsoft's new Surface Studio and Win10 updates target creative users

The Surface Book also gets a major performance and battery boost


Microsoft's Surface Studio is a powerful PC for creators

Microsoft's new Surface Studio is the company's first ever desktop PC and is aimed directly at the creator market, just the kind of people who typically buy Apple Macs.


Disable Autoplay Settings In Windows 10

Use the AutoPlay settings to keep malicious files from downloading to your PC. Here's how.


Microsoft Surface Dial hands on

Mark Hachman shares first impressions of Microsoft's most eclectic new peripheral: a puck-shaped dial that places radial menus directly on Surface displays.


How to repair Windows 10's Master Boot Record

You should know how to repair your Master Boot Record, because if ransomware or some other disaster bricks your PC, you just might be able to save it. Here’s how.

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10 beloved PC programs Windows 10 renders obsolete

Some of the best third-party PC software around has been usurped by native Windows 10 tools and features


Use Windows 10's Battery Saver to squeeze more life out of your laptop

Settings for screen brightness, low-power mode and more will help you last longer on a charge.

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The wait for TensorFlow on Windows is almost over

There's work in progress to deliver Google's deep learning framework to Windows, but it's still a ways from being a drop-in-and-go project

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Bugs in latest Windows/Office patch bundles create confusion

Recent buggy patches have been handled in conflicting, confounding ways

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Windows GDI flaw leads to PowerShell attacks

APT group FruityArmor exploited Windows GDI memory handling to break out of browser sandboxes and launch PowerShell in targeted attacks

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The cloud will absorb Windows (and the rest)

It's hugely inefficient and expensive to manage client operating systems -- and the cloud gives us a way to stop doing so

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32% off Asus 15.6-Inch Laptop, 2.1GHz Core i3, 4GB RAM, 500GB Hard Drive, Windows 10 - Deal Alert

Housing multiple USB 3.0 ports for fast data transfer and the latest 802.11ac wireless for fast Internet connectivity, Asus promises it'll be fast and easy to get things done with their F555 laptop, currently discounted 32%.

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3 ways Windows Server 2016 is tackling security

Windows Server 2016 could be a generational shift in security on par with Bill Gates’ introduction of Trustworthy Computing in 2002

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