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.

Microsoft is better at documenting patch problems, but issues abound

How to block the Windows 10 May 2019 Update, version 1903, from installing

How to block the Windows 10 May 2019 Update, version 1903, from installing

With the May 2019 feature update to Windows 10 (version 1903) almost ready to hit the fan, here are the best ways to ensure you install it when you’re ready — even in the face of recent forced updates from Microsoft.

When should you move to the next version of Windows 10?

When should you move to the next version of Windows 10?

With the imminent release of Win10 version 1803, the answer to that question leads to actions you need to take right away.

Windows 10 IQ test (Part 2)

Windows 10 IQ test (Part 2)

We're back with round two to put your Windows 10 knowledge to the test.

Windows 10 IQ test (Part 1)

Windows 10 IQ test (Part 1)

Do you know your LTSC from your LTSB? The difference between a feature update and a quality update? Put your Windows 10 knowledge to the test and prove it.

10 key warnings for your Windows 10 migration

10 key warnings for your Windows 10 migration

If you’re looking at a Win10 rollout, like Damocles staring at the sword, there are a few important tidbits that every executive needs to understand. Here is your report from the Win10 trenches.

Microsoft patch alert: Outstanding problems with recent updates

Microsoft patch alert: Outstanding problems with recent updates

Get the latest up-to-date information about problematic Windows and Office patches, and what you need to do (or avoid!) to keep everything running smoothly.

23 tips for the care and feeding of Windows 10

23 tips for the care and feeding of Windows 10

Love Windows 10? Hate it? Either way, it can’t hurt to know it better. From the obvious to the insane – with lots of useful tips in between – here are 23 insights into Microsoft’s ultimate version of Windows.

The definitive guide to privacy settings in Windows 10 Creators Update

The definitive guide to privacy settings in Windows 10 Creators Update

Here's everything you need to know about Windows 10’s many and varied privacy settings -- and how to claw some of your privacy back.

8 steps to install Windows 10 patches like a pro

8 steps to install Windows 10 patches like a pro

Tired of the bugs in Microsoft’s pushed patches? Here’s how to take control in Windows 10.

10 tricks to get (and keep) Windows 10 Creators Update running smoothly

10 tricks to get (and keep) Windows 10 Creators Update running smoothly

If you’ve installed Windows 10 Creators Update, version 1703, take a few minutes to make sure you’re getting the most out what Microsoft offers.

There's a reason Microsoft is patching Windows XP again this month

There's a reason Microsoft is patching Windows XP again this month

Patch Tuesday brings a large dose of fixes, including updates for XP, Server 2003, Vista and Win8, covering the NSA-linked CVE-2017-8543 "wormable" vulnerability

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