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Windows 10's usage share lead over Windows 7 evaporates

Even a free upgrade offer can't sustain Windows 10's early head start over Windows 7 in each operating system's first 123 days

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Is Microsoft making Windows worse to make it better?

Windows 10 is being presented as an OS in continuous development. We're used to cloud services being a work in progress, but how well does that transfer to an operating system?

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Microsoft pulls Windows 10 v 1511 Threshold 2 release from download page

It now takes two downloads to get the latest Windows 10 update, and Microsoft is turning the support community into liars -- again

Windows at 30: Microsoft’s biggest OS missteps

Windows at 30: Microsoft’s biggest blunders

The first three decades of Windows has brought unparalleled frustrations -- and an undying hope that the next version will be the best one yet


How to buy a productivity tablet

Whether you're opting for an iPad or a Surface, here are five things to consider before you buy a tablet.

Windows at 30: What we've loved

Happy 30th, Windows: What we've loved through the years

Celebrate three decades of Microsoft's desktop innovation with a trip down 64K memory lane

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Microsoft pulls Windows 10 support from Intel's Galileo boards

Support for Microsoft's Windows 10 edition for IOT on Galileo's board will end on Nov. 30

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Bing gains search share after Windows 10 gives it a hand

Search query volume up 5 percent since Windows 10's launch, beats industry growth average

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Microsoft debuts controls that postpone Windows 10 feature upgrades up to a year

The move puts the final 'Windows Update for Business' pieces in place

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Microsoft fixes Hyper-V bug in Windows

While it's not critical, this Hyper-V bug can cause denial-of-service issues in guest VMs

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Windows 10 upgrade woes include deleted apps, system hangs

The rollout of Windows 10 version 1511 has hit a few bumps, but we have solutions

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Review: New Windows 10 version still can't beat Windows 7

Microsoft’s 'Fall Update' promised to put the finishing touches on Windows 10 -- it doesn’t

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Microsoft launches Windows 10, Version 1511, build 10586

Users can manually upgrade to the latest version of Windows 10 now, or wait and have it done for them overnight

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Microsoft surreptitiously reissues botched patch KB 3097877 for Windows 7

The new, fixed patch has the same KB number as the old, bad patch that crashed Outlook and busted network logon

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Box boosts Windows 10's enterprise potential with new app

The Box app works across PCs, tablets, and smartphones

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KB 3097877 crashes Outlook, causes network sign-in black screens

Also, the Win7 sidebar and gadgets disappear, and Asus Audio Center dies

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Windows 10 Insiders: Make sure your PC updated to build 10586.3

It's a good idea to be on the latest build, as the next version of Windows 10 could roll out as early as tomorrow

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KB 3105210, KB 3105213 Windows 10 updates lead Patch Tuesday deluge

Twelve Security Bulletins covering 49 separately identified vulnerabilities, two additional security patches, 39 nonsecurity Office patches, and two confusing Win10 cumulative updates

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