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The new 'Get Windows 10' announcement arrives for Win7 in KB 4493132

Unlike the infamous GWX debacle from when Win10 first arrived, this kinder, gentler nag can, in theory, be reliably disabled. It’s rolling out just now in an optional Windows 7 update, KB 4493132.

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How to audit Windows Task Scheduler to detect attacks

Learn how to prevent attackers from using Task Scheduler to hide and set up tasks to access Windows systems.

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When Windows 10 feature upgrades collide

The botched rollout of last fall's Windows 10 feature upgrade means the upcoming release of its successor could cause trouble for users not ready to update their computers again so soon.

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Microsoft cheat sheets: Dive into Windows and Office apps

These guides will help you find your way around several generations of Microsoft’s Office apps for Windows — and Windows itself.

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Microsoft OneDrive cheat sheet

If you have Windows 10, you have OneDrive. Here’s how to back up, sync and share files in OneDrive and OneDrive for Business.

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Windows 10 quick tips: Get the most out of Cortana

Microsoft's digital assistant Cortana can make your life easier and more efficient — if you know how to really take advantage of it.

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Windows 10 to automatically uninstall faulty monthly updates

Expected to be included in the upcoming feature upgrade for Windows 10, the new functionality will back out of failed installations and then wait 30 days before trying the install again.

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Windows 10: A guide to the updates

Here's what you need to know about each update to Windows 10 as they roll out from Microsoft. Now updated for KB4489899 (OS Build 17763.379), released March 12, 2019.

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Microsoft to soon start nagging Windows 7 users about looming end times

The so-called 'courtesy reminders' will be showing up on users' PCs beginning in April, nine months before support for Windows 7 ends.

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Urgent updates for Windows and IE for March Patch Tuesday

This is a big month for Microsoft updates. With 64 reported vulnerabilities addressed in this month’s Patch Tuesday release, the focus is on the two zero-days for Microsoft Windows. Both Windows 7 and Windows 10 platforms are...

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CorelDRAW returns to the Mac

CorelDRAW is available for the Mac for the first time since 2001.

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March 2019 Windows and Office patches poke a few interesting places

Although it’s much too early to draw any definitive conclusions, initial reports are that the March 2019 Patch Tuesday rollout hasn’t hit any major bumps. There are a few odd nuances, though, that warrant your consideration.

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Microsoft retreats from rapid release tempo for System Center

The company plans to drop Semi-Annual Channel feature upgrades for its enterprise suite of client and server management tools to better 'optimize the way we are delivering new features.'

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With Windows 10 version 1903 imminent, it’s more important than ever to lock down Windows updates

This month's Patch Tuesday will likely include the usual swamp of buggy patches – we’ve seen it over and over again for most of the past year. Now, though, you should be extra careful to block the new Win10 version 1903 in case it...

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Microsoft's 800M claim for Windows 10 signals migration acceleration

If those numbers are accurate, the company is 80% of the way toward its goal of Windows 10 on 1 billion PCs and devices. But Windows 7 remains popular, too.

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Microsoft to start selling Windows 7 add-on support April 1

'Extended Security Updates' will give enterprise customers more time to move off Windows 7 by providing security fixes for OS vulnerabilities after support ends in January 2020.

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February's Windows and Office patches look ripe, but look out for Win 8.1

With a few lingering holes plugged in the past couple of days, it looks like the coast is clear for applying the February 2019 Windows, Office and Net patches. But there are some troubling reports of bluescreens with the Win 8.1...

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Windows by the numbers: Windows 7 is one obstinate OS

Even as its end-of-support deadline draws ever closer, Windows 7 apparently gained users in February, casting doubt on just how well how customer migrations to Windows 10 are doing. Even Windows XP gained users.

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