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.

Top 30 free apps for Windows 10
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Top 30 free apps for Windows 10

From backup to productivity tools, here’s the best of the best for Win10. Sometimes good things come in free packages

Review: Windows 10 Creators Update is worth waiting for

Review: Windows 10 Creators Update is worth waiting for

In fact, wait as long as Microsoft will let you, since this is mostly a minor upgrade

Microsoft releases Win10 Creators Update—but proceed with caution

Microsoft releases Win10 Creators Update—but proceed with caution

ISOs for build 15063 may be available, but users would be wise not to install them until they're ready for prime time

5 fatal flaws that dog the new Windows 10

5 fatal flaws that dog the new Windows 10

Microsoft's forthcoming Creators Update offers a mixed bag of fixes for Win10's biggest knocks

Reality check: How Windows 10's new privacy controls stack up

Reality check: How Windows 10's new privacy controls stack up

A hands-on look at whether Microsoft’s Win10 Creators Update will win back your trust

How to hang on to Windows 7 for the long run

How to hang on to Windows 7 for the long run

Not sold on Windows 10? We have the keys to keeping your Win7 system running the way you like it

20 ways to hate Windows 10 less

20 ways to hate Windows 10 less

These tips and tricks will make the parts of Win10 that you actually use work better

How to speed up Windows 7 Update scans—forever

How to speed up Windows 7 Update scans—forever

Win7 Update scans got you fuming? Here’s how to make the most of Microsoft’s 'magic' speed-up patch

How to prepare for the Windows 7/8.1 ‘patchocalypse’

How to prepare for the Windows 7/8.1 ‘patchocalypse’

Microsoft is changing the way it patches Windows 7 and 8.1. Here’s what we know -- and what to do to keep having Windows your way

Go pro: The power user's guide to PowerShell

Go pro: The power user's guide to PowerShell

PowerShell is a powerful tool to master. Here’s our step-by-step guide to getting familiar with Windows’ über language

Top 10 free troubleshooting tools for Windows 10

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

Still searching for a killer app in Windows 10 Anniversary Update

Still searching for a killer app in Windows 10 Anniversary Update

Or have we reached the point where killer apps just don’t matter?

Review: Windows 10 Anniversary Update fails to excite

Review: Windows 10 Anniversary Update fails to excite

The new upgrade introduces small improvements across the board, but nothing to sway Windows 7 stalwarts

Top 25 free apps for Windows 10
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Top 25 free apps for Windows 10

Here’s the best of the best for Windows 10. Sometimes good things come in free packages

How to roll back your Windows 10 upgrade

How to roll back your Windows 10 upgrade

Windows 10 not your cup of tea? Here's how to get back to your previous version of Win7 or Win8.1

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

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