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Windows 10 beta build 10565 brings sanity to activation

Finally, Windows 7 and 8.1 owners will be able to use their product keys to activate Windows 10, but a big question remains

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Dismal PC business contraction continues; no bounce yet from Windows 10

Mac sales may also have shrunk, says IDC, though Gartner disagrees; either way, Mac sales grew as a percentage of the marked

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Microsoft recalls bad Surface Pro 3 firmware update

There's no official acknowledgment yet, but the bad firmware update from Sept. 29 is gone from Windows Update and Microsoft download sites

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Microsoft: Go old-school to lock down Office from changes

Microsoft tells businesses to purchase one-time licenses -- not an Office 365 subscription -- if they don't want to receive constant changes


12 Windows 10 install issues -- and what to do about them

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

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Windows 'snooping' and nagging patches return, including KB 3035583, KB 2952664

Nagware KB 3035583 is marked 'Important' on some PCs and will thus install on Automatic Update

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Surface Book: Finally, exciting hardware from Microsoft

Is a laptop with a removable keyboard the new laptop -- and tablet? Microsoft is betting on that proposition with the Surface Book

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Windows 10 revives the old smartphone-as-PC idea

The portable PC notion was very appealing four years ago, but technology advancements have since passed it by

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Windows 10 users back away from the Edge

Another metrics vendor weighs in with data that shows Edge run by just 12 percent of Windows 10 users in the U.S.

Microsoft to live-stream Tuesday's Surface Pro 4, Lumia event

Microsoft on Tuesday will live-stream the New York City event where it's expected to unveil a new Surface Pro 2-in-1 and a pair of flagship smartphones.

Stealthy Microsoft Surface Pro 3 firmware update brings BSODs, mayhem

Microsoft has issued 19 separate firmware updates for the Surface Pro 3 in the past 15 months

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Microsoft stays in the on-premises email server game with launch of Exchange 2016

Updates include enhancement to search, eDiscovery, collaboration and more

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Windows 10 cumulative update 7, KB 3093266, hit by recurring update failures

There are many reports that the latest Windows 10 patch fails to install repeatedly -- and a few user suggestions to fix the problem

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Crank it to 11! Start menu tricks for Windows 10

The latest Start menu has few of Win7-era customizations -- but many new tricks worth knowing

Another day, another Windows 10 cumulative update, KB 3093466

We have yet another update to Windows 10 -- call it CU 7 -- with absolutely no description or explanation

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Microsoft stays mum on mystery Windows 7 patch

Another botched patch? It's hard to say when Microsoft releases, then pulls a Windows patch and offers no information on it


Oops! Microsoft accidentally leaks Lumia 950 and 950XL Windows 10 Phone details

Thanks for confirming the Lumia 950 and 950XL before the official launch, Microsoft!

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Microsoft reshuffles into 3 businesses for financial reporting

The reorg will make it easier to mask hardware's hard road to profit, says analyst

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