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Microsoft starts auto-update of Windows 10 1809 three months late

Microsoft has finally restarted the automatic distribution of Windows 10 October 2018 Update, the problem-plagued upgrade pulled from release in October just days after its debut.

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Windows 10 Redstone: A guide to the Insider Preview builds

Get the latest info on new builds of Windows 10 19H1 as they roll out from Microsoft. Now updated for Insider Preview Build 18317, released on Jan. 16, 2019.

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Apple’s biggest challenge isn’t selling iPhones

The congregation of loyal iPhone users will continue to grow, which means Apple’s biggest challenge isn’t mobile – it’s Mac -- and getting Windows 7 users to switch over.

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Tick-tock: The year-long Windows 7 countdown by the numbers

As of today, it's T-minus one year and counting before Windows 7 exits mainstream support. Let's look at some important numbers for the year ahead.

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Why full-Chromium Edge means end times for IE

Microsoft's decision to adopt the Chromium open-source code to power its Edge browser could mean a sooner-than-expected end to support for Internet Explorer.

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Windows 10 1903 to seize 7GB of user storage space for smoother upgrades

The upcoming spring update will include a 'Reserved storage' feature that sets aside disk space for future upgrades.

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After Apple's guidance revision, time to focus on enterprise

Apple's surprising announcement that earnings this quarter will come in less than expected highlight the company's need to expand in other areas. Beyond services, it should continue to push into the workplace.

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Windows 10 1809 adoption remains in the cellar

The botched rollout in October of Microsoft's latest version of Windows 10 has hampered adoption of Windows 10 October 2018 Update.

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2019 CES: Anticipating a revolution that transcends personal devices

2019 isn’t the beginning or the end of this change, it’s the year it becomes clear that the future will be nothing like the past.

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Windows by the numbers: Windows 10 finally dethrones Windows 7

Migration watch: It's taken three and a half years, but Windows 10 has finally passed Windows 7 is now being used by 45.5% of all PCs running Windows.

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Tips for new tech devices

Tips, tricks, apps and advice for getting the most out of iPhones and iPads, Android devices, Macs, Windows 10 PCs, and Chromebooks.

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Microsoft Patch Alert: Mystery patches for IE and Outlook 2013 leave many questions, few answers

With much of the Windows blogosphere in full Chicken Little mode over an undisclosed bug in Internet Explorer – and reports of problems with that patch – we’ve seen a reasonably tranquil patching month erupt in holiday-season glitter....

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Microsoft delivers emergency patch for under-attack IE

The company issued a rare emergency security update to fix a zero-day vulnerability – reported by a Google security engineer – in the still-supported IE9, IE10 and IE11.

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Microsoft offers up Windows 10 1809 to nervy seekers

The troubled feature upgrade – pulled from distribution for more than five weeks this fall – is now available to users who choose to 'check for updates' in Windows Update.

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Microsoft gets explicit about Windows 10 upgrade blockers

Relying in part on the telemetry it receives from Windows 10 computers, Microsoft is getting more aggressive in blocking PCs from getting problematic updates.

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FAQ: Windows 10 LTSB explained

The 'Long-term Servicing Branch' of Windows 10 was initially aimed at enterprises that wanted to avoid Microsoft's Windows-as-a-service model and delay frequent feature updates. Here's how it's supposed to work.

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The definitive Windows 7 retirement timeline countdown

In less than 14 months, Microsoft's popular Windows 7 runs out of general support, a deadline that's pushing businesses to move up to Windows 10. These are the dates to pencil in as the transition to 10 gathers steam.

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Amazon Echo sets the bar for the perfect PC, smartphone or tablet upgrade experience

The PC market largely lives on churn because it has reached near saturation. But if people resist buying a new PC, churn is damaged...and that's partially what resulted in slowing PC sales and the seeming decline of the PC. I found...

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