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Microsoft releases first new Insider Preview build since Windows 10's launch

Microsoft has kicked off its Windows as a service plans with the launch of its first Insider update for Windows 10 Tuesday.

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Who's upgrading to Windows 10?

Windows 8.1 users have been half again as likely to upgrade to Windows 10 as their compatriots running Windows 7, data from a Web metrics vendor showed.

New Windows 10 virtual machine images let anyone test Microsoft's Edge browser

Web developers who want to make sure that their sites and apps run well on Microsoft's new Edge browser can now download a virtual machine that works with popular virtualization software on Mac OS X, Windows and Linux. 

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Windows 10's DirectX 12 graphics performance tested: More CPU cores, more oomph

New DirectX 12 benchmark points to a multi-core future and causes a ruffle with Nvidia.

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Fears of Microsoft scanning your Windows 10 PC for pirated games are overblown

Microsoft may be scanning your PC, but for usage data, not counterfeit software.

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Report: 50 million devices now run Windows 10

If a recent report is any indication, Windows 10 demand remains strong two and a half weeks after its launch.

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Free Windows 10 upgrade will have 'no financial impact' on Microsoft

Letting consumers get the latest version of its operating system won't mean much in terms of the tech giant's finances.

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Three Windows 10 Start menu tweaks that subtly improve your experience

We've talked about a lot of the big stuff that has to do with Windows 10. Let's dive in and look at some small tweaks that you might enjoy.

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Windows 10 search bar phones home to Microsoft, even with Bing disabled

Microsoft says it’s not collecting query or search usage data, but that doesn’t mean those searches are truly happening offline.

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Apple updates Boot Camp to support Windows 10

Some Mac computers that came out in 2012 will work with Windows 10, Apple said in an updated support document.

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Sony Vaio owners have a few weeks or longer to wait for their Windows 10 upgrade

Vaio users with Windows 8 and Windows 8.1 will know more in October, but it's unclear what Sony will do for Windows 7 users.

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Classic Shell and Start10 banish Windows 10 Live Tiles, bring back Windows 7 look

Here are two ways to make the Windows 10 Start menu more familiar to former Windows 7 users.

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New build of Windows 10 Mobile brings fixes and some massive bugs

Earliest adopters of Microsoft's new mobile operating system will see some improvements, along with broken features in Build 10512.

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Windows 10 gets its first set of security patches

Microsoft's Patch Tuesday for August contains critical patches for Windows, Internet Explorer and Microsoft Office.

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Oracle pulls blog post critical of security vendors, customers

Oracle's head of security advised customers not to submit bug reports from third-party security analysis tools and services