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Windows 10 launch draws a small group of Microsoft diehards in Boston

Most were there to meet an NHL hockey player

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These graphics cards and processors support Windows 10's DirectX 12 graphics tech

Windows 10's supercharged DirectX 12 graphics tech may revolutionize PC gaming--but only if your hardware supports it.

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After Windows 8 debacle, PC makers have high hopes for Windows 10

OEMs are hoping that advances features of Windows 10, such as Cortana, may encourage people to replace their older Windows 7 machines

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Windows 10 is a free upgrade for Windows 7 and Windows 8 users

You read that right: Current Windows users will be able to snag Windows 10 for the low, low price of absolutely nothing.

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How to download Windows 10 ISO files

Want to stash an ISO of Windows 10 on a thumb drive or your regular hard drive? Here's how to do that.

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On your mark, get set, update! Windows 10 is here

Microsoft launches its new operating system worldwide.

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Microsoft: Making Windows 10 was like 'ordering pizza for 1.5 billion people'

How Microsoft tackled the challenge of updating one of the world's most popular operating systems.

The top 5 features of Windows 10

These five innovative, useful features sell Windows 10 all by themselves.

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The 10 best hidden features of Windows 10

Windows 10 isn't all Cortana and the Start menu, you know. Follow the ninjacat to find the best stuff under the hood.

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Hands on with Windows 10's Windows Hello: It just works

Windows 10's facial authentication feature recognizes you when you sit down in front of your PC. One day, it could kill the password.

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Xen patches new virtual-machine escape vulnerability

The flaw affects virtualization systems that use QEMU to emulate CD-ROM drives

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Can't wait for a new Windows 10 PC? Dell joins HP in shipping today

Order select computers from Dell or HP on July 28, and they'll both guarantee delivery on July 29.

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Windows 10 installation files already sneaking onto Windows 7 and 8 PCs

'Twas the night before Windows and all through the house, not a creature was stirring, not even a clicky mouse. The PC was running in the basement with care in the hopes that Cortana soon would be there.

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Windows 10 adds full support for Canadian French, Mexican Spanish

Quebecois separatists now have a fully localized OS just for them.