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Windows 10 install problems — and how to solve them

Having trouble installing and setting up Win10? You aren’t alone. Here are many of the most common problems, along with a few solutions

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Security fixes delayed as Microsoft postpones Patch Tuesday

Known security vulnerabilities in SMB and Flash are left unpatched, indicating an unprecedented problem, but Microsoft isn't talking

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Microsoft quietly prolongs life of original Windows 10

Adds 40+ days to support lifespan of version 1507, the mid-2015 debut edition

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New Windows 10 SDK prods devs to embrace Windows' future

The new Windows 10 SDK is all about moving beyond the Windows legacy, into the Universal Windows Platform, then the eventual multi-OS workflows

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What you need to know about Windows 10 versions and lifespan

Microsoft uses a lot of confusing verbiage to describe Windows 10 versions, branches, updates and builds; here's what it all means

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22% off Intel NUC Kit Mini PC - Deal Alert

Intel's NUC Kit is equipped with Intel’s newest architecture, the 6th generation Intel Core i5-6260U processor. Intel Iris graphics 540 with 4K display for brilliant resolution. Room for a 2.5” drive and an M.2 SSD for lightning fast...

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Which Windows 10 should your business install? This one

Microsoft's mixed-up metaphors of Windows 10 rings and branches can be confusing. We cut to the chase to offer clear recommendations

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How to use Microsoft’s Paint 3D app

Paint 3D is coming with the Windows 10 Creators Update. But we can show you how to create cool 3D scenes right now.

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Microsoft unveils a bonanza of security capabilities

New features for Windows and Office 365 aim to help businesses with cybersecurity

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Slimmer, nimbler Visual Studio 2017 will ship March 7

A multitude of improvements are planned for coding, startup and testing

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Microsoft re-releases snooping patches KB 2952664, KB 2976978

Earlier versions of the Win7 and 8.1 patches kicked off enhanced snooping routines, and there's no indication what's changed in these versions

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AMD: Sorry, there will be no official Ryzen drivers for Windows 7

Some PC users will again be forced to choose: the latest hardware or Windows 7?

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3 Ways to Speed Up Windows 10

Windows 10's settings offer a few surprising ways to make the OS run faster.

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Review: Microsoft's Nano Server offers mega advantages

Microsoft’s stripped-down Windows Server 2016 deployment option reduces the ops burden, but supports only a limited number of server roles

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Microsoft helps Windows 10 support large Git repos

The Git Virtual File System in Windows 10 and Visual Studio can cut cloning time from 12 hours down to a few minutes

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Vulnerability in Microsoft SMBv3 protocol crashes Windows PCs

Computers running fully patched Windows 10, 8.1, Server 2012, and 2016 are hit by Blue Screens when trying to connect to an infected server

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HP Spectre x360 15 unboxing: A new year, a new look

Pulling the 2017 version of HP's premium 15-inch 2-in-1 from its packaging reveals some notable differences versus last year's model.

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Asus ZenBook Flip review: This budget 2-in-1 offers enormous value

Asus packs solid performance and generous amounts of storage into a convertible that costs much less than the competition.

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