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'Get Windows 10' prompt adopts malware-like tactics to lure you into upgrading

Microsoft's pushy new Windows 10 upgrade prompt gives users the option to upgrade now, or upgrade now.

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A "What's New" Tile in this update to Microsoft Band implies better future support

Microsoft's wearable adds a few new welcome features that show that development is continuing.

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Windows 10's "Redstone" update promises a smarter, Office-savvy Cortana

The Verge reports that Cortana will get even smarter in Windows 10's upcoming, major "Redstone" update. Instea dof being stuck in the taskbar, she'll be able to dive into individual apps and provide more context.

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Microsoft open-sources dead, but beloved Windows Live Writer as Open Live Writer

Live Writer will live on as Open Live Writer, an open source project that is already available for download.

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Microsoft website leak hints that Edge browser extensions are approaching release

Edge extensions may be ready for preview soon after Microsoft offered an accidental sneak peek at a developer site.

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Windows 10 Mobile's first worldwide update put phones on a PC-like update path

Microsoft's phones and PCs are now running a common version as Microsoft has taken over control over how its mobile updates are deployed.

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Microsoft releases major System Center update to the world

Microsoft released the latest version of its System Center Configuration Manager to the world on Tuesday, giving system administrators new tools to manage a fleet of devices across their organization.

Horrendous PC shipment decline in 2015 isn't going to end anytime soon

The PC business can't seem to climb out of the four-year hole it's dug for itself.

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If you return a tech gift this Christmas, make sure you erase all your data first

Mark Hachman discovered that the open box tablet he purchased still was keyed to a prior account. Don't make the same mistake.

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Windows 10 usage overtakes Windows XP (by one count)

It took four months, but Windows 10 is now more widely-used than Windows XP by one metric.

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Microsoft's Windows 10 November update screwed up some users' privacy settings

Microsoft revealed Tuesday that an update to Windows 10 changed some users' privacy settings accidentally.

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Windows 10 November update apparently deleting some third-party programs

Windows 10 November update reportedly wipes some programs without permission.

Windows at 30: Microsoft’s biggest OS missteps

Windows at 30: Microsoft’s biggest blunders

The first three decades of Windows has brought unparalleled frustrations -- and an undying hope that the next version will be the best one yet

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Half of all enterprises to start Windows 10 rollouts in the next year

Gartner expects that half of all enterprises will at least begin their roll-outs of Windows 10 by January 2017, according to a report the analyst firm released Monday.

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Microsoft removes standalone download of November Windows 10 update

If you want the November update for Windows 10, you can no longer use the Media Creation Tool to get it—Windows Update is the only option.