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How to upgrade to Windows 10: What you need to know

Now that we know when and how Microsoft plans to upgrade consumers to Windows 10, in detail, we can pass that advice along to you. Here's our guide to making the big move.

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PC prices to go up later this year, Gartner warns

PC makers may also reduce features in laptops or desktops to keep prices stable

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In a post Superfish world, it's time to hold PC vendors more accountable for adware

Adware. Bloatware. Crapware, Whatever you call it, Superfish shows how something annoying can turn scary. It's time for PCWorld to say enough is enough.

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MSI's sweet Shadow gaming dock bundle costs as much as an old-school PC

Laptops with integrated graphics can't really run modern AAA games. But they can with MSI's pricey new Shadow gaming dock with a discrete GPU.

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Intel brings next-gen 'Broadwell' processor tech to mainstream notebooks, desktops

The new chips will bring improved battery life and increased performance, as well as new technologies including wake-on-voice and better wireless capabilities.

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Hands-on with HP's Stream 11, the $200 Windows laptop that wants to kill Chromebooks

HP and Microsoft have created a Windows laptop that's as small and cheap as a Chromebook. Is that an accomplishment? Mark Hachman dives in to find out.

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Three can't-miss deals on Intel 'Haswell' PCs

As the holiday season approaches, PC makers are starting to clear their shelves. Here are three must-see deals on PCs you can score if you act fast.

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Intel earnings show revenue gains in notebooks, Internet of Things

Intel says it shipped more than 100 million microprocessors for the first time. The good news for consumers? Hard-won price battles mean cheaper products for you and me.

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PC shipments down just slightly in the third quarter, IDC says

Worldwide shipments fell 1.7 percent from a year ago, beating IDC projections.

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As HP splits in two, weaker PC makers won't survive the shakeout, analysts say

Hewlett-Packard's decision to spin off its PC business shows that even historically strong PC makers are having to rethink their commitment to the market -- and that smaller players are already saying, "No mas."

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Should you buy an HP PC after the plan to split?

The plans to split PC/printing and hardware operations could have long-term implications

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Trying Windows 10 Tech Preview? Keep these 7 things in mind

The software you'll install on your PC is an early stage version of the OS that'll have bugs and will change a lot over time

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Tasked with promoting Office 365? Microsoft has a website for you

The new Office 365 Customer Success Center is for 'champions' responsible for driving adoption of the suite, the company says.