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Newly leaked Windows 10 build 9901 teases with Cortana, other neat features

Microsoft struts its stuff with a grand if flawed Cortana and new apps, including a worthy Photos app and the beginnings of a new Windows Store

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Windows 7 hit by rash of bogus 'not genuine' reports, validation code 0x8004FE21

Windows 7 is suddenly telling users it isn't genuine -- and it has nothing to do with Windows being stolen

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Patches aplenty: Microsoft sends out KB 2920807, KB 2920738 for Office

If you are running an installed version of Office 2010 or 2013, here are two more patches for your collection

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Microsoft on KB 3004394 patch: Uninstall it ... pretty please

It's official: If you installed KB 3004394, you need to uninstall the patch manually

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KB 2553154, 2726958 clobber Excel ActiveX; KB 3011970 Silverlight, KB 3004394 Root Cert pulled

KB 3008923 crashes IE, KB 3002339 still hanging on install, KB 2986475 still pulled -- but there's a small silver lining

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Microsoft pulls Exchange Server 2010 SP3 update rollup 8, KB 2986475

The company says that if you started deploying update rollup 8, you need to roll it back

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Botched KB 3004394 triggers error messages, but no response from Microsoft

That's not the only bad patch in yesterday's release: There's also an easily fixed error that prevents KB 3002339 from installing

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Warning: Today's Windows 10 security update has a known conflict with Office

Microsoft's Gabe Aul tweets that one of today's Windows 10 Tech Preview security updates has a problem -- but doesn't mention which one

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Microsoft falls short (again) in communicating about Windows 10 patch KB 3020114

The problem isn't with the bug, it's with the way Microsoft handled the bug. Redmond still hasn't updated the KB with a workaround

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Fix arrives for KB 3020114 bug -- thanks to a user

If you're running Windows 10 and having trouble getting Windows to install this Tuesday's patch KB 3020114, a user-generated fix appears to work

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Windows 10 patch KB 3020114 fails with error 80070005

Users running the Windows 10 Technical Preview build 9879 report that yesterday's patch refuses to install

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Microsoft cold-shoulders Server 2003 and XP users hit with Microsoft Update error 0x80248015

Microsoft has yet to provide a solution for customers who can't connect to Microsoft Update to install last week's out-of-band patch KB 3011780

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Four ways Linux is headed for no-downtime kernel patching

These technologies are competing to provide the best way to patch the Linux kernel without reboots or downtime

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Surface Pro 3 firmware patch solves some glitches, but Wi-Fi problems persist

Microsoft releases its ninth firmware fix for the Surface Pro 3 in five months, and early results are mixed

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Microsoft redoes SChannel patch, releases MS14-068/KB 3011780, KB 3000850

Three unexpected patches barreled out of the Automatic Update/WSUS chute, including a massive Windows 8.1 patch rollup

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More patch problems reported with MS14-066/KB 2992611/WinShock

Botched patch is still on Automatic Update. If Amazon, IBM, and BlackBerry can offer straight talk, why not Microsoft?

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OS X Yosemite update fails to solve Mac Wi-Fi mess

Early reports say OS X 10.10.1 does not resuscitate Mac Wi-Fi connections

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Microsoft does it again, botches KB 2992611 SChannel patch

Last Tuesday's MS14-066 causes some servers to inexplicably hang, AWS or IIS to break, and Microsoft Access to roll over and play dead

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