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Microsoft pushes Windows 10 build 10041 out to Slow ring

Clean install ISOs are also available, but problems with the corrupted Mail/People/Calendar app persist

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Windows 10 puts biometric security front and center

The future of travel, mobile payments, system authentication, and even safe driving may rely on biometric technology

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Inside the new Windows 10 Technical Preview tools, SDK

Microsoft's massive Windows 10 developer package contains surprises for developers and users alike

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From the trenches with Windows 10 build 10041: What you really need to know

From features to fumbles, P2P to Photos, install stalls to a recalcitrant Mail app, build 10041 holds many surprises

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Didn't pay for Windows? You might still get Windows 10 for free

Microsoft hopes to convert pirate users into paying customers -- or at least get them off XP

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Windows 10: Still no new beta in sight

Windows honcho Terry Myerson spreads the religion at WinHEC in Shenzhen, but testers come up empty-handed

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Microsoft re-releases EMET 5.2, fixing IE problems under Windows 8.1

The re-released Enhanced Mitigation Experience Toolkit is identified as EMET 5.2, same as the old version

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What's behind the stall in PC and tablet sales

Windows 8 may help explain the PC's poor uptake, but you can't blame it for the iPad's fall

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Why you should give the leaked Windows 10 build 10036 a miss

With little that's new or worthwhile in Windows 10 build 10036, it's better to wait for an official release of a later build

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Microsoft warns: The Windows 10 beta pace is about to speed up

Insiders who choose the Fast lane will get fresh code more often. But to stay safe, switch Windows 10 preview updates to the Slow ring

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KB 3033929 install fails, with multiple errors

The reissued patch that's supposed to bring SHA-2 code signing abilities to Win7/Server 2008 R2 is causing havoc

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Woes mount for Microsoft Netlogon patch KB 3002657, SHA-2 signing patch KB 3033929

In good news: Microsoft patch KB 3032359 fixes last month's Poodle patch that broke Cisco AnyConnect VPN

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Problems reported with Microsoft patch KB 3002657, warning issued on KB 3046049

But in general, this month's massive patching exercise is going surprisingly well so far

Microsoft fixes FREAK vulnerability in Patch Tuesday update

Microsoft has issued five critical patches among its 14 updates for for Windows, Internet Explorer, and Office

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VDI on Hyper-V gets easier

Two major VDI bottlenecks have held back VDI adoption but third parties are helping clear the way

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Infected with malware? Check your Windows registry

Auditing your registry can turn up telltale signs on malware infection. Here's how to monitor the registry keys that matter using Microsoft's Sysinternals Autoruns

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Getting started with PowerShell: The basics

Learn how to perform simple tasks and make your way around the syntax

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Windows 8.1 cumulative patch KB 3000850 rears its ugly head again

Without warning or explanation, Microsoft changes the much-maligned KB 3000850 from 'optional' to 'important'

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