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Microsoft readies urgent patch for Windows XP next week

Microsoft is patching Windows XP on this month's Patch Tuesday, shoring up a vulnerability that can lead to computers being taken over entirely by attackers.

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Lenovo widens lead as PC market decline slows

Worldwide PC shipments dipped again in the fourth quarter of 2013, but analysts said that they believe the market is leveling out. Lenovo continued to hold the top spot as the world's leading PC supplier.

PC makers embrace Windows+Android, but the devil's in the details

OEMs asked for Dual OS devices, says Intel CEO, but will consumers want them?

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Organize your digital life with Windows Libraries

Windows' Library feature lets you transform the chaos of far-flung files into clean, centralized organization.

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Asus' new PC convertible can switch between Windows and Android in five seconds

The Taiwanese PC maker is bringing its Padfone device to the US late this year

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HP ships an Android all-in-one PC, plus several business laptops and desktops

In addition to its first all-in-one to run Android 4.3 instead of Windows, the company also announced several new Windows laptops and desktops at CES.

Hackers easily hijack Windows crash reports, report says

Microsoft transmits a wealth of information from Windows PCs to its servers in the clear, claims a security researcher.

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Microsoft's 2014 new year's resolutions (our suggestions)

2013 was a busy year for Microsoft, from Ballmer's retirement announcement to product action involving Windows, Surface, and Office 365. Here's what to do in 2014.

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2013 in Review: PCWorld's top stories

The Windows 8.1 update was a big story for PC users, but it wasn't the only thing to land on our list of most-read stories for 2013.

Portrait of the Microsoft Ballmer's successor inherits

Steve Ballmer's retirement leaves his still-unnamed successor a busy agenda and battles on many fronts.