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Windows by the numbers: Maybe Windows 7 doesn't want to retire

With the countdown on to the January end-of-support date for Windows 7, the aging operating system doesn't seem to be going anywhere fast.

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Microsoft tells IT admins to nix 'obsolete' password reset practice

The company now says forcing users to routinely reset passwords at pre-set time intervals doesn't work as well other security options.

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How to avoid spoilers without leaving Facebook or Twitter

You don't have to completely fear social media before watching the latest episode of your favorite show—or the final movie of a major franchise.

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10 truly helpful Windows 10 tools you might not know about

Enthusiast-friendly power tools lurk in every corner of Windows 10. Let's shine a light on some of the more obscure ones.

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Microsoft adds phone notification support, dictation languages to new Windows 10 Insider build

Microsoft' Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 18885 adds notification support to the Your Phone app and broadens WIndows' dictation capabilities.

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Windows 10 May 2019 Update bug prevents the upgrade unless SD and USB devices are removed

Microsoft has discovered a bug in the May 2019 Update for Windows 10 that prevents an upgrade to the new feature release if an SD card or attached USB drive is present.

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Microsoft Paint has been given another reprieve

Microsoft had planned to turn Paint into a downloadable app. Now, apparently, it will remain within Windows for the near future.

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Microsoft's tabbed interface for Windows, known as Sets, appears dead for now

A Microsoft project manager has said that Microsoft has given up on its tabbed interface for Windows 10, also known as Sets.

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Microsoft adds more reasons for enterprise users to run Edge on mobile devices

The iOS and Android versions of the company's Edge browser now support single sign-on and conditional access, a move that could spur more use for the mobile version of Edge.

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Windows 7 upgrade nag messages start to show up

They're heeeerre.... Microsoft has begun pushing Windows 7 users to move to Windows 10 before support ends for the older OS in January 2020.

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The latest Windows patch is breaking even more PCs with antivirus installed

If you have antivirus software from McAfee, Avast, Sophos, Avira, or ArcaBit installed on your PC, it might not boot correctly after the latest Windows patch.

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How to protect your privacy in Windows 10

Worried about privacy issues in Windows 10? Here's what you can do.

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Hackers reportedly abused Microsoft's customer support to read Hotmail, Outlook.com email

Microsoft has begun sending emails warning some users that their Outlook, MSN, or Hotmail email accounts may have been compromised.

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Sophos, Avast warn of Windows machines failing to boot after latest Microsoft patch

Antivirus makers Sophos and Avast are warning users that installing a recent Windows update may cause their PCs to lock up or fail to boot.

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Microsoft previews 'full-Chromium' Edge for the first time

Windows 10 users running the 64-bit edition of the OS now have access to two different "builds" of the still-under-construction browser.

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Windows 10 update (and retirement) calendar: Mark these dates

Microsoft is releasing new versions of Windows 10 on a set schedule – and just as regularly retiring older versions from support. Here are all the dates you need to know about through Windows 7's retirement in 2020 and beyond.

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Microsoft throws in the towel on Windows 10 1809

The company largely stopped distributing the October 2018 Update in March, apparently deciding to simply skip one feature upgrade to solve the problem of two on a collision course.

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Microsoft's Windows 10 May 2019 Update can be downloaded now: Here's how

Microsoft's Windows 10 May 2019 Update (also known as 19H1) is available for Windows Insiders, and it's simple to join and download the update.

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Microsoft releases alpha versions of its Microsoft Edge on Chromium browser for you to try

Microsoft posts an early, public version of its Edge browser running on top of the Chromium platform used by Google Chrome.

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Microsoft move to release Windows 10 1903 in May marks third straight delayed upgrade

Here we go again. Another Windows 10 rollout has been pushed back, showing the strain Microsoft is under to push out feature upgrades on its own six-month schedule.

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