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You'll only be able to buy Windows 7 PCs for one more year

PC makers will have to stop pre-installing Windows 7 on October 31, 2016.


OneDrive dumps unlimited storage, slashes free storage amount by two-thirds

It was nice while it lasted, but Microsoft is dropping the unlimited storage limit for Office 365 subscribers to 1TB.

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Report: Major Windows 10 update, codenamed 'Redstone,' due next summer

The update will contain new features that will make it easier to shift between devices while you work, according to WinBeta.

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Microsoft to users: You'll download Windows 10, and you'll like it

Microsoft really wants people to get on the Windows 10 bandwagon, so much so that the company plans to start automatically downloading its new operating system to some users' computers next year.

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Microsoft offers amnesty of sorts to pirates of older Windows software

Users who own a pirated copy of Windows 7 or Windows 8.1 will be invited to buy a licensed copy of Windows 10.

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Microsoft's new Windows 10 beta build for phones fixes pesky upgrade bug

People who have been testing the latest beta versions of Microsoft's Windows 10 for smartphones have a new operating system build to play with Thursday.

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Surfaces, Steam Machines, and 8K screens: October's hottest new PC hardware

Surface Books. Skylake laptops. Steam Machines. 8K displays. October's hot new PC hardware is all about the holiday push.


Microsoft's Windows 10-powered New Xbox One Experience rolls out Nov. 12

Xbox 360 backwards compatibility and a Windows 10 alignment are due for the Xbox One in November.

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Microsoft doesn't see Windows 10's mandatory data collection as a privacy risk

Microsoft Corporate Vice President Joe Belfiore says the telemetry data that its new operating system collects is so important to the health of the Windows ecosystem that the company has to take it.

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Windows 10's Cortana can now connect to Xbox Live, pushes Halo 5 countdown

Microsoft paves the way for better Xbox-PC integration by connecting Cortana to your Xbox Live account.

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Microsoft earnings show plunging phone revenue and uncertain future for Lumias

Microsoft's phone business suffers a disastrous quarter as it feels the effects of layoffs. Will new phones make a difference? We won't know for a while.

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Major Windows 10 PC update tipped to land in November

Microsoft has a major update coming for Windows 10 in just a few weeks.

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Microsoft says take your cumulative Windows updates, they're good for you

Windows 10's mandatory updates rub just about everyone the wrong way. But Microsoft's Joe Belfiore said the company's policy of requiring cumulative updates to Windows 10 is actually better for reliability than the old model of letting users and IT administrators apply piecemeal patches.

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Windows 10 Build 10565 will let you send texts using Cortana

Cortana's new texting capabilities join new Messaging, Skype, and Phone apps in Build 10565.

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10 (mostly free) must-have Windows 10 apps for power users

If you’ve just bought a Windows 10 device, here are the apps you’ll want to download as soon as possible to get the most out of your new machine.