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Microsoft details known bugs plaguing Windows 10's DVD Player app, with workarounds

Why look at free options when you can pay $15 for an DVD playing app that launches the Windows Store when you insert a new disc?


Windows RT update brings a Windows 10-like Start menu to Surface tablets

Microsoft's promised Windows RT 8.1 Update 3 is showing up in the wild with the previously announced Start menu.

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Who needs Windows 10 Pro: 5 reasons to upgrade

If you're buying a new Windows 10 PC, chances are you'll receive Windows 10 Home. But should you upgrade to Windows 10 Professional, just to be sure?


McAfee adds multi-factor authentication and cross-device support to all its 2016 antivirus security suites

The revamped McAfee lineup includes LiveSafe, AntiVirus Plus, Internet Security, and Total Protection.

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Surface clones rising: Now Dell is reportedly developing one, called the XPS 12

The Dell XPS 12 looks a lot like a Surface. Hey, is that a kickstand?

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Didn’t ask for Windows 10? Your PC may have downloaded it anyway

Microsoft may auto-download Windows 10 files whether you ask for them or not.

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Xbox One Preview's most vocal users will get a chance to test Windows 10 for Xbox

Microsoft is tapping a small, active subset of Xbox One Preview members to help test the New Xbox One Experience.


Minecraft update lets Windows 10, iOS, and Android gamers play together

Minecraft: Pocket Edition version 0.12.1 brings a host of improvments, but the biggest one is cross-platform play for all mobile gamers including the Windows 10 version.


Windows 10 is catching up to Windows 8.1, report says

Data from AdDuplex shows a 60-40 split between Windows 8.1 and Windows 10.

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Microsoft Edge browser gets its first critical patches

In its monthly Patch Tuesday round of bug fixes, Microsoft issues 12 bulletins covering 56 vulnerabilities, including four in the company's new Edge browser.

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Microsoft promotes Surface Pro tablets for business through partnerships with HP, Dell

Microsoft unveiled a partnership Tuesday that will allow businesses to purchase Surface Pro tablets and Surface accessories through Dell's enterprise sales division.


Microsoft uses Bing to coax would-be browser switchers towards Windows 10's Edge

If you search for a competing browser using Bing on Windows 10, Microsoft will gently nudge you toward its own offering.

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Microsoft trumpets Windows 10's momentum at IFA

Windows 10 continues to roll on, Microsoft's OEM chief says.


What does Apple have in store for Windows users?

Apple's Sept. 9 event promises to be a big one. Will there be something for Windows users, too?



Cortana packs her bags, heads to Windows Insiders in India, Japan and elsewhere

Windows Insiders in Japan, Australia, Canada and India will be getting a visit from Microsoft's virtual assistant soon as part of Microsoft's continued beta testing of new features for Windows 10.