Woody Leonhard

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Woody Leonhard is a columnist at Computerworld and author of dozens of Windows books, including "Windows 10 All-in-One for Dummies." Get the latest on and vent your spleen about Windows at AskWoody.com.

10 hurdles to Windows 10 adoption

10 hurdles to Windows 10 adoption

Here's what Microsoft needs to do before the so-called last version of Windows is truly ready for prime time

Windows at 30: Microsoft’s biggest blunders

Windows at 30: Microsoft’s biggest blunders

The first three decades of Windows has brought unparalleled frustrations -- and an undying hope that the next version will be the best one yet

Happy 30th, Windows: What we've loved through the years

Happy 30th, Windows: What we've loved through the years

Celebrate three decades of Microsoft's desktop innovation with a trip down 64K memory lane

Review: New Windows 10 version still can't beat Windows 7

Review: New Windows 10 version still can't beat Windows 7

Microsoft’s 'Fall Update' promised to put the finishing touches on Windows 10 -- it doesn’t

Crank it to 11! Start menu tricks for Windows 10

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

Review: The best 13-inch laptops for Windows 10

Review: The best 13-inch laptops for Windows 10

Laptops and convertibles from Acer, Asus, Dell, HP, Lenovo, and Microsoft square off in our performance, workability, and battery tests

Where Windows 10 stands right now

Where Windows 10 stands right now

With Windows 10 out and betas careening off the edges, here’s what you can get and what you should expect

Windows 10 Start menus: Start10 vs. Classic Shell

Windows 10 Start menus: Start10 vs. Classic Shell

The best Windows 8 Start menu replacements bring their Win7-inspired magic to Windows 10. Which should you choose?

Windows 10 tour: The good, the bad, and the missing

Windows 10 tour: The good, the bad, and the missing

Microsoft’s latest OS shows polish, promise, and pain almost everywhere you look

10 reasons you should upgrade to Windows 10

10 reasons you should upgrade to Windows 10

Windows diehards take note: Win10 is more than a misguided mash-up of Win7 and Win8

Windows 10 review: Hold off if you use Windows 7

Windows 10 review: Hold off if you use Windows 7

Windows 10 is what Windows 8 should have been, but it has too many rough edges to attract Windows 7 users. Continuous upgrades could change that as early as this fall

Windows 10: Fact vs. fiction

Windows 10: Fact vs. fiction

With Win10 slated to drop July 29, we give you the straight dope on support, upgrades, and the state of the bits

Windows 10 reality check: Separating fact from fiction

Windows 10 reality check: Separating fact from fiction

Licensing, upgrade paths, ‘Windows as a Service’ -- here’s the lowdown on common Win10 misconceptions

Microsoft's latest patches leave PCs hanging in 'Stage 3 of 3'

Microsoft's latest patches leave PCs hanging in 'Stage 3 of 3'

Users with all sorts of Windows configurations report that Tuesday’s crop of patches hang PCs during reboot

Review: Dell Venue 11 Pro 7140 is king of the 2-in-1 laptops

Review: Dell Venue 11 Pro 7140 is king of the 2-in-1 laptops

Faster, skinnier, and fanless, the new version of the Dell Venue 11 Pro is a lean, mean desktop replacement

Microsoft re-releases seven optional patches, including KB 3046480

Microsoft re-releases seven optional patches, including KB 3046480

The surprise release doesn't include a fix for last week's KB 3022345, which failed to install with error 800F0922

First look: Office 2016 for the Mac closes the gap

First look: Office 2016 for the Mac closes the gap

After a five-year hiatus, Microsoft finally brings a worthwhile Office to the Mac

20 epic Microsoft Windows Automatic Update meltdowns

20 epic Microsoft Windows Automatic Update meltdowns

These legendary clunkers made Patch Tuesday a living hell for Windows users the world over

WZor leaks screenshots of new Windows 10 build 10022, Server 9926

WZor leaks screenshots of new Windows 10 build 10022, Server 9926

Windows 10 Pro Technical Preview 3 and maybe Windows Server Technical Preview 2 are due this week, but screenshots show little of interest

Microsoft surreptitiously reissues KB 3013455 for Vista, Windows Server 2003

Microsoft surreptitiously reissues KB 3013455 for Vista, Windows Server 2003

The lack of documentation leaves users to guess what the Windows patch does and how to install it

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