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It's official: Older versions of Internet Explorer are now at risk

Microsoft this week made good on a 2014 promise and withheld security updates from users of older versions of Internet Explorer.

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Microsoft plans to make Windows 10, Xbox One game “crossbuys” a habit

Microsoft will launch Remedy's upcoming Quantum Break Xbox One game with a digital copy for Windows 10, with more deals like this to follow.

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Classic Windows 3.1 games and programs live again thanks to the Internet Archive

Archive.org's Windows 3.1 section brings SkiFree and JezzBall to your web browser.

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Windows 10 Insider option makes desktop and mobile testing less scary

Microsoft's Release Preview Ring is for users who can't quite stomach the Fast Ring of Windows 10 Insider builds.

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Windows 10, revealed: You'll get more information from Microsoft in future updates

After months of keeping users in the dark about changes to Windows 10, Microsoft is flinging open the shutters and letting the light pour in. A new support page explains in more detail what its Windows 10 updates are doing to your PC.

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The Surface Pro shares the Denver Broncos' moment of triumph at Super Bowl 50

Denver Bronco cornerback Aqib Talib used the Surface Pro's handwriting tools to help celebrate his team's victory, a nice comeback for the Surfacegate-plagued device.

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Microsoft sees a silver lining in clouded Windows

The company is in the midst of a great transition, and current indications are that it is going well.

PCWorld Show Episode 2: VAIO's New Windows Phone

PCWorld's Gordon Mah Ung, Florence Ion and Jon Phillips discuss the significance of the new Windows Phone release from VAIO.

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Vaio's sleek debut Windows 10 phone is all business

The reborn Vaio isn't just about PCs anymore. The company recently introduced its first smartphone, and it's running Windows 10.

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New Windows 10 Insider preview build brings bug fixes and a ninja monkey

Windows 10 preview build 14257 paves the way for faster updates, and placates Insiders with ninja monkey wallpaper.

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Microsoft imagines future NFL games played out on your coffee table, via HoloLens

From an improved sideline Surface experience to an audacious vision for HoloLens, Microsoft is digging deep into its role as an NFL technology partner.

PCWorld Show Episode II: Tanking tablets, the SwiftKey acquisition, and the new Windows phone

In this week's episode of the PCWorld Show, we ponder why PCs are killing tablets, why Microsoft would buy SwiftKey, why anyone would make a new Windows phone, and why we love (or hate) USB-C.

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A third of all PC gamers on Steam use Windows 10

Steam users are moving towards Microsoft's latest operating system in large numbers, but Windows 7 still reigns supreme.

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You will upgrade to Windows 10: Inside Microsoft's strong-arm upgrade tactics

Now that the carrots aren't luring new users to Windows 10, Microsoft's breaking out the sticks

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It begins: Microsoft starts 'recommended' rollout of Windows 10

Many users of Windows 7 and 8.1 will start seeing a more aggressive push to upgrade to Windows 10 in the coming days, as Microsoft starts rolling the new operating system out as a recommended update which will automatically download.

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Windows 10 Mobile Build 10586.71 edges closer to the final release for older phones

Microsoft fixes some annoying bugs in Windows 10 Mobile as it preps a broad rollout to older phones.

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Vaio confirms its Windows Phone will be launched this week

Mere days after Microsoft reported plummeting sales for its own Lumia handsets, Vaio says it will launch its own Windows 10 Mobile phone. Whether third parties like Vaio and Acer can succeed where Microsoft hasn't remains an open question.