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Reset your Windows 8 password if you're locked out

Locked out? Get back into Windows 8 by resetting your password

A forgotten password is no need for panic. There are several ways to get back into your Windows 8 PC if you've locked yourself out.

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Windows Start Menu may not return until next year

Microsoft could hold back the pop-up Start menu for the next major version of Windows.

Hands on with Dell's 2-in-1 Inspiron hybrids

Dell's 2-in1 Inspiron machines bring a touch of table to a conventional laptop, but don't be mistaken. With the screen folded around, they end up as pretty heavy tablets so look elsewhere if you're primarily after tablet functionality.

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Windows 8.1 finally overtakes Windows 8 in usage share

Microsoft's latest operating system is on the rise, but so is Windows 7

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Latest AMD Radeon graphics drivers drop support for Windows 8.0

Users will need Microsoft's free Windows 8.1 update to get game-specific performance improvements.

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Microsoft announces Windows 8.1 with Bing for low-cost devices

It's like Windows 8.1, but with Bing as the default search engine in Internet Explorer. So, uh, it's like Windows 8.1?

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China bans government purchases of Windows 8, surprising Microsoft

Microsoft is still selling Windows 7 to Chinese government offices.

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Aomei Partition Assistant review: Windows to Go no longer just for Enterprise users

Partitioning software doesn't get any better, but this program's best trick is creating Windows to Go (portable Windows) installations from any version of Windows 8.

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Windows XP refuses to go down without a fight

Support ends, usage dips, but XP users are still legion.

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Uninstall preloaded Windows 8 apps in bulk with this program

It's easy to dump all your desktop bloatware in one fell swoop, but what about all those programs you don't need on the modern side of Windows? A new app helps you dump modern apps in bulk.

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The future of Live Tiles could be more widget-like and interactive

The forward-looking folks at Microsoft Research demo'd Live Tiles that scroll and expand. It's still just an experiment, but it sure sounds cool.