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Can 200 million licenses be wrong? Windows 8 hits major milestone

License sales lag behind Windows 7, but are ahead of Windows Vista.

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How to force SkyDrive to store your files on your hard drive in Windows 8.1

With Windows 8.1 SkyDrive makes many of your files available only when you're online. Here's how to change that so you always have a local copy at hand.

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Microsoft asks for help coaxing users to ditch Windows XP

As the countdown to Windows XP's cutoff continues, the company encourages users to help users to upgrade, but offers no discounts for the new OS.

Hands-on with Mozilla's long-delayed Metro Firefox app: Good thing it's a beta

It's not all bad, but you can't call it good.

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Why a leaked Windows 8.1 update and Microsoft's new CEO bode well for PC lovers

After taking a plunge with Windows 8's modern UI, Microsoft appears ready to let a PC be a PC and a tablet be a tablet.

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Windows 8.1 Update 1 leak: More changes for Start screen, desktop

Big changes in this update include improving the modern UI experience for traditional point, click, and type PC users.

Windows XP users reluctant to part, or to adopt Windows 8

The soon-to-be-retired Windows XP is gaining user share while adoption of Windows 8 and 8.1 stalls.

Incoming Windows 8.1 update might boot to desktop by default for PC users

Live Tiles aren't dead, but they might be hidden in the next version of Windows.

Windows 8.1 Update 1: Everything we know so far

The next refresh of Windows will place more emphasis on desktop-friendliness, and it's said to be right around the corner.

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As Microsoft readies Q2 earnings report, non-financial questions swirl

There's uncertain over the future of Windows, Office for iPad, and the company's search for a CEO.