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Windows 10 patch KB 3055415 released with no details

The patch arrives with no description and no warning, other than that it requires a reboot

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Windows patch KB 3045999 conflicts with McAfee (error c0000018), Romax, VirtualBox

An 'important' patch from this month’s Black Tuesday causes odd problems in many applications

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Microsoft acknowledges -- but doesn't fix -- KB 3038314 installer fail with error 80092004

However there's still no admission that MS15-032 blocks the installation of search providers

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What's new and important in Windows 10 build 10061

Here's the best source for all the details, and the big picture

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Where Windows 10 stands right now

Windows 10 betas are coming fast and furious. Discover what Microsoft has released so far

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Microsoft kicks off two-month Spartan bug bounty program

Offers up to $15K for top-notch reports and exploits of the still-under-construction browser slated to ship with Windows 10

Intel's Compute Stick goes on sale for $149 with Windows 8.1

A Compute Stick with Ubuntu Linux will go on sale this summer for $110

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Optional Windows 8.1 update KB 3022345 fails to install with error 800F0922

At least one of the 34 patches Microsoft released yesterday is having big problems

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How Windows 10 could launch by July

Microsoft is likely to show something resembling a release candidate at the Build conference next week

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Windows 10 will launch in late July, says AMD CEO

AMD CEO Lisa Su let slip during last week's earnings call that Windows 10 would launch in late July. Was she right?

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KB 2952664 triggers daily telemetry run in Windows 7 -- and may be snooping on users

Microsoft bills the 'compatibility update' as way to ease the upgrade process to Windows 10 -- but it's collecting data daily

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IE11 patch KB 3038314 blocks search engines and may fail with error 80092004

The latest IE11 patch prevents some Windows users from adding Google as a search provider -- if it finishes installing at all

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Microsoft to release massive set of 34 non-security patches Tuesday

Here's what we know about those 34 patches headed for the Automatic Update chute

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Google extends Chrome for Windows XP support until the end of 2015

Google isn't giving up on XP yet, but it hopes you will once Windows 10 rolls around

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What if Microsoft really did open-source Windows?

When Microsoft said it wouldn't rule out putting Windows in the open source domain, people scoffed -- but it could be a shrewd business move for the cloud era

KB 2965295, KB 2965270 freeze Calendar and syncing, cause lockouts

February patches KB 2956128 and KB 2956203 also come into question -- again

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Microsoft elaborates on KB 2990214, KB 3044374 Win10 nagware

The explanation raises more questions and has some users upset about being 'stampeded' by Microsoft

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4 no-bull facts about Microsoft's HTTP.sys vulnerability

The latest Web server vulnerability affects desktop systems as well as Microsoft products

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