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How to hold on to Windows 7 for the long haul

Developer lifts Windows 7's update blockade with unsanctioned patch

An anonymous developer created the patch, which negates Microsoft's barring of security updates from Windows 7 and 8.1 PCs equipped with the very newest processors.

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Microsoft plugs new power savings in Windows 10

Microsoft is touting operating system-wide power savings in a recent preview of Windows 10, claiming it can reduce notebook battery consumption by 11% on some newer laptops.

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Microsoft Surface Studio review: A magnificent, pricey all-in-one PC

In our review of the Microsoft Surface Studio, we'll show you how it and the Surface Dial propel the all-in-one PC category forward.

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Experts contend Microsoft canceled Feb. updates to patch NSA exploits

Microsoft may have delayed its February security update slate to finish patching critical flaws in Windows that a hacker gang tried to sell.

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Microsoft confirms it's patched most of the NSA's Windows exploits

Microsoft said it's patched most of the Windows vulnerabilities purportedly exploited by the NSA using tools leaked last week.

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Microsoft begins denying updates to some Windows 7 users

Microsoft has begun blocking Windows 7 and 8.1 PCs equipped with the very newest processors from receiving security updates, making good on a policy it announced last year.

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Microsoft sets May 9 as original Windows 10's retirement date

As expected, Microsoft has named May 9 as the date it will issue the final updates for 2015's debut edition of Windows 10.

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Microsoft again ballyhoos Edge as battery tightwad

Microsoft this week again claimed that its Edge browser uses much less power than rivals, an apparent move to salvage the struggling Edge on Windows 10.

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Microsoft kills off security bulletins after several stays

Microsoft this week retired the security bulletins that for decades have described each month's slate of vulnerabilities and patches for customers.

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Microsoft plies corporate customers with Windows 10 Creators Update free trial

Microsoft this week offered business customers a free 90-day trial of the enterprise-grade edition of Windows 10's latest version.

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FAQ: Enterprises face another Windows 10 upgrade

Microsoft today began pushing out its latest Windows upgrade, nicknamed "Creators Update." Here's what companies should know before making the jump.

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Windows 10 beta testing resumes after briefest break yet

Microsoft has restarted deliveries of Windows 10 to beta testers, weeks sooner than it resumed previews in the past.

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What Aerospike learned from testing Intel's superfast Optane SSDs

Before release, Intel gave Optane SSDs to a select few who had a chance to get their hands dirty with the new technology for over a year.

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Microsoft hikes Windows 10 savings claims by 28%

Microsoft this week boosted by 28% its claim of how much enterprises can save by moving to Windows 10.

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The Weekly Wrap: Time to prep for Windows 10 Creators Update

The latest version of Windows 10 arrives on April 11, but you can get it now if you want. Here's what you need to know before you download.

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Expect higher prices for PCs and mobile devices this year

If you're planning to buy a new PC or mobile device this year, you'll likely shell out more cash for the device than in previous years.

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Antsy Windows 10 users can grab Creators Update now

Microsoft on Wednesday began letting antsy customers download Creators Update, the latest Windows 10 feature upgrade.

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More high-end GPUs are now compatible with Dell's 8K monitor

Getting 8K displays to work with the most fully loaded Windows 10 PCs can be difficult, as Dell is finding out.

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