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Top 10 free troubleshooting tools for Windows 10

Every Windows 10 user should have a set of troubleshooting tools tucked away for tumultuous times. Here are some favorites for righting the ship

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KB 3187022 fixes MS16-098/KB 3177725, but not for Windows 10

Let's see how long it will take for Win10 customers to recover from the bad double-printing problem caused by the faulty security patch

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Windows 7 log file compression bug can fill up your hard drive

Microsoft has known about this bug in the Trusted Installer log for years, but done nothing about it

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Microsoft brings iOS JavaScript debugging to MacOS, Windows

The iOS Web Debugger for Visual Studio Code is the latest attempt by Microsoft to woo iOS developers

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Windows 10 cumulative update KB 3176934 breaks PowerShell

Microsoft's update for version 1607 doesn't fix two widespread problems with Windows 10 Anniversary Update, and it causes problems with PowerShell DSC operations

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Linux at 25: How Linux changed the world

A devoted practitioner offers an eyewitness account of the rise of Linux and the open source movement, plus analysis of where Linux is taking us now

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Visual Studio 15 preview adds TypeScript, C++ improvements

Microsoft's fourth preview of Visual Studio 15 also focuses on faster installation

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EFF condemns Windows 10 data collection

Advocacy group tells Microsoft to 'come clean' over telemetry, and offer 'meaningful opt-outs'

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Win10 Anniversary Update woes: One step forward, two steps back

With the leaked release of a Self-Healing tool, Microsoft shows it’s trying. But big problems still persist

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Windows smartphone sales collapse

Sales of Windows smartphones plunged 76% in the second quarter of this year compared to 2015.

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Free at last! PowerShell goes open source, heads to Linux

Microsoft believes that open-sourcing its command-line automation and scripting environment will drive its cross-cloud management platform and Linux-native apps

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Microsoft's new plan to save Edge: reward points

The company will award redeemable points for 'active' hours spent in Windows 10's default browser

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Microsoft promises fewer forced sign-ins to Visual Studio

Developers had griped about frequently re-entering credentials to access the company's IDE; now, sessions should last for months

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A peek at the future of Windows 7 and 8.1 patching

Yesterday’s three patches -- KB 3177723, 3179573, and 3179574 -- give clues to what we can expect in October with Microsoft's new Windows updating process

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Intel debuts Project Alloy VR headset

The biggest news out of the Intel Developer Forum this year is Project Alloy — Intel’s push in virtual and augmented reality.

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Microsoft changes Win7/8.1 updates, pushes even harder for Windows 10

Starting in October, patches will be cumulative and Win7/8.1 customers will effectively cede control of their PCs to Microsoft

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Microsoft's .Net Framework will get its own Patch Tuesday

Starting in October, the .Net Framework Monthly Rollup will provide regular security and quality updates

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End to free upgrade halts rapid Windows 10 growth

Early numbers for August put gains at between a quarter and a third of the last two months

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