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Some Windows 8.1 updates tripping over driver problems

Users say they're getting an error message when they try to update to Windows 8.1; Microsoft says it's looking into the matter.

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Microsoft disputes tests that suggest Windows 8.1 has a battery life problem

MacBooks continue to outlast PC laptops. But why?

PCs left unprotected as ZoneAlarm, Comcast's Norton struggle with Windows 8.1

We all know that apps installed while running the preview release of Windows 8.1 need to be reinstalled after upgrading to the final version. But what about apps that just don't work?

Record first-quarter sales for Microsoft, but Windows OEM revenue falls

Microsoft saw record first-quarter revenues in the first quarter after drastically reorganizing its reporting structure. But excluding sales of Windows Pro, OEM Windows sales dropped 22 percent.

8.1 features Microsoft removed from Windows 8.1

Good-bye, Messaging. Farewell, My Computer. These and some other features were left behind in the jump from Windows 8 to Windows 8.1, but for the most part you won't miss them.

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Microsoft reportedly sourcing components for its own smart eyeglasses

Microsoft is attempting to find its footing in the mobile space by embracing brave new form factors.

From Windows 8.1 to Surface 2 and beyond: What Microsoft's ecosystem needs to thrive

When Microsoft asks you to open your wallet for a Surface 2 or a new Windows PC, it's really asking for a larger commitment. Here's how Microsoft's latest products ask you to buy into Microsoft itself.

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Microsoft unveils app gift cards

Microsoft has begun selling gift cards good for purchases on its digital content market, taking a page out of Apple's iTunes playbook.

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Save your saved games: What files upgrading from Windows 8.1 preview will kill

Microsoft says that upgrading from Windows 8.1 Preview to the final GA edition will kill any apps that you added after upgrading to the preview. It's actually slightly worse than that.

With Windows 8.1, Microsoft seeks redemption of bold, flawed OS redesign

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Windows 8.1 is finally here and with it comes Microsoft's hopes of a second act for its flagship operating system.

How to prepare your business for Windows 8.1

Whether you're embracing Windows 8 or reluctantly retiring XP, this guide will get you ready for Microsoft's latest operating system.

Google guarantees Chrome support for Windows XP through April 2015

The April 2015 date for Chrome support is one year after extended Windows XP support from Microsoft is set to end.

As businesses flee the coming 'XPocalypse,' they're turning to Windows 7, not 8

Microsoft is ending support for Windows XP, but even that won't spur Windows 8 adoption.