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How to use Windows 10's game DVR tool to capture video in any app

With the Windows 10 release just around the corner here's a handy trick to know about that lets you easily do a screen recording.

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Watch the first Windows 10 ad use adorable babies to push Hello, Cortana, and Edge

The tiny tots represent the new generation that will grow up with the wonders of Windows 10. Well, and they're cute.

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Lenovo's Windows 10 PCs should arrive by mid-August

The company expects to take pre-orders for PCs equipped with Windows 10 on launch day, but shipments won't begin for a couple weeks.

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Microsoft makes it official: Windows 10 will receive security fixes for ten years

The company will offer "mainstream" support for its upcoming OS until 2020 at the earliest, and extended support until at least 2025.

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Windows 10 vs. Windows 8: Performance benchmarks show a close battle for fastest

Microsoft has been mum about what Windows 10 brings to the performance table, but our early tests show surprising similarities.

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These PCs will work with Windows 10's terrific 'Hello' facial recognition

If you want to use Hello to login to Windows 10 with your face, you'll need a special camera for that. Here's a list of Hello-friendly PCs you can buy right now.

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Windows 10 will force automatic updates for all Home users

The policy will keep users up to date on patches and features, but could also leave no recourse if an update breaks things.

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With Windows 10, Microsoft finally lets you buy Windows on a USB flash drive

Finally, you can buy a retail version of Windows on a USB stick instead of DVDs. Just be prepared to wait a few weeks before you get it.

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Windows 10, the pre-review: Six things build 10240 reveals about the new OS

This near-final Windows 10 takes the best of Windows 7 and 8 and also springs forward with Cortana, Hello, and a surprisingly rough Edge browser.

Surface RT tablets won't get their Windows 10-like update until September

Surface RT tablets aren't getting Windows 10, but they will get a minor upgrade with some new feature in September.

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HP says not to panic, you'll be able to have a Windows 10 PC on launch date

Microsoft said PC makers would likely miss the party, but HP joins Dell in begging to differ. Both companies say they'll be ready with Windows 10 machines on July 29.

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Windows 10 build 10240 shows 'blazing fast' Edge, as Office 365 subscriptions loom

As Microsoft engineers burn the midnight oil, you'll see buffing, polishing...and Universal Office app pricing.

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Microsoft sets Windows 10 on the RTM launch pad for July 29 takeoff, report says

The Verge reports that Build 10240, due out today, will be the one Microsoft sends to PC vendors and presents for the official launch on July 29.