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Published: Mon, 29 May 2017 09:04:01 +0000

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Here's how you can still get a free Windows 10 upgrade

Fri, 26 May 2017 19:31:00 +0000

Microsoft's much-hyped free upgrade offer for Windows 10 ended last year, right? Maybe not. The GWX tool may be gone, but all the other upgrade tools still work, and the end result is an apparently valid digital license. Here's how to get yours.(image)

Meet the army of Surface Pro clones and lookalikes

Fri, 26 May 2017 11:15:19 +0000

They laughed at the original Surface RT. But Microsoft persisted, refining the Surface Pro's features and engineering away its flaws through multiple iterations. The proof of success? Just look at all the Surface Pro clones.(image)

Making sense of Microsoft's Surface lineup

Fri, 26 May 2017 11:15:00 +0000

With its new Surface Laptop and a major internal makeover for the Surface Pro, Microsoft's line of PCs now includes four models. Here's a closer look at where each one fits in the competitive landscape.(image)

Windows 10 tip: Create direct shortcuts to shared network folders

Wed, 24 May 2017 10:00:00 +0000

Why waste time browsing through File Explorer folders to find shared resources on your local network? Use these two tricks to create mapped shortcuts, with or without drive letters.(image)

​AMD makes its data center move: Will it be EPYC?

Wed, 17 May 2017 10:00:20 +0000

AMD's master plan: Crack the data center via its EPYC server processor, simplify architecture with its GPUs and then grab machine learning and artificial intelligence workloads.(image)

Windows 10 tip: Stop using the horribly insecure SMBv1 protocol

Wed, 17 May 2017 10:00:00 +0000

For years, Microsoft has been recommending that you disable the vulnerable SMBv1 protocol. The recent WannaCry ransomware outbreak underscores the need to take this important step. Here's how.(image)

Which apps are in Office 365? (Plus answers to other popular Google searches)

Fri, 12 May 2017 23:32:00 +0000

When you're searching for answers, Google's autosuggest feature lets you know what other people are looking for when they start with the same search terms. In this week's installment of our Google Autosuggest series, we provide some answers to the most popular queries about Microsoft's cloud-based productivity suite.(image)

New Files On-Demand feature brings OneDrive placeholders back to Windows 10

Thu, 11 May 2017 15:30:22 +0000

It's taken nearly three years, but one of the signature features of Windows 8.1, cut from Windows 10 well before its initial release, will return in the Fall Creators Update. Here's how the Files On-Demand feature will work.(image)

Microsoft reveals new Windows 10 features coming in fall update

Thu, 11 May 2017 15:30:00 +0000

On day 2 of its Build 2017 developers conference, Microsoft announced a name for its fall release of Windows 10 and showed off a few new features that will be in that update. A surprise announcement: iTunes is coming to the Windows Store.(image)

Windows 10 installed base hits 500 million

Wed, 10 May 2017 15:00:00 +0000

For most tech companies, getting a flagship product onto half a billion devices would be a very big deal. For Microsoft, hitting that milestone with Windows 10 is a slight disappointment.(image)

Windows 10 tip: Use filters for faster and more accurate searches

Wed, 10 May 2017 10:00:00 +0000

The Windows 10 search box does an amazing job of helping you find files and folders, photos, apps, settings, and more. Typing one of eight words at the start of a search can make your results even more useful. Here's the list.(image)

Google Chrome won't be allowed on Windows 10 S

Wed, 10 May 2017 04:57:00 +0000

Microsoft's newest Windows 10 edition is designed to allow desktop apps that have been converted to packages for the Windows Store. But a provision in the store's policies blocks desktop browsers like Chrome. Is it about security, or something else?(image)

Can Android run iTunes or FaceTime? (And more top Google queries answered)

Fri, 05 May 2017 11:00:04 +0000

When you're searching for answers, Google's autosuggest feature lets you know what other people are looking for when conducting similar queries. In this week's installment of our Google Autosuggests series, we provide some answers to the most popular queries about Google's hugely popular mobile operating system.(image)

Windows 10 editions: Everything you need to know

Thu, 04 May 2017 19:28:00 +0000

With the introduction of Windows 10 S, your options for buying a new PC just got more complicated. Here are the key differences you need to know about the many Windows 10 editions: Home, Pro, Enterprise, and more.(image)

Does Windows 10 need antivirus software? (And more top Google queries answered)

Wed, 03 May 2017 13:53:00 +0000

When you're searching for answers, Google's autosuggest feature lets you know what other people are looking for when conducting similar queries. In this, the first of a new series, we provide some answers to the most popular queries, as suggested by Google.(image)

Windows 10 tip: Keep unwanted software off PCs you support

Wed, 03 May 2017 10:00:00 +0000

Everyone who does part-time PC support knows the pain of continually having to clean up after a click-happy friend or family member. Here's how to keep that poor soul out of trouble.(image)

Windows 10 S: Chromebook killer or the second coming of Windows RT?

Wed, 03 May 2017 00:29:00 +0000

With Windows 10 S, Microsoft is trying to once again build a wall around the wide-open PC ecosystem. Its last attempt was a spectacular failure. Can it succeed the second time around?(image)

What is Windows 10 S?

Tue, 02 May 2017 17:20:00 +0000

Microsoft's May 2 event in New York City was ostensibly focused on education. But the biggest surprise was a major addition to the Windows 10 family. Here's what you'll find on a PC running Windows 10 S.(image)

Windows 10 tip: Customize your user profile folder name

Wed, 26 Apr 2017 14:46:00 +0000

When you set up a new user account, Windows 10 creates a profile folder and assigns it to the new account. Here's how to customize the name of that folder.(image)

Windows 10 tip: Add extra details to Task Manager's Processes tab

Wed, 19 Apr 2017 15:39:00 +0000

Task Manager's list of running processes is a useful tool all on its own. But you can tweak its display to add extra information, including the full path of the command that started each running process.(image)