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Microsoft cracks the top 5 U.S. PC vendors, but Intel CPU shortages could bring more change

Microsoft and its Surface lineup unexpectedly cracked the top five U.S. PC vendors. But what impact will Intel's CPU shortages bring?

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Windows 10 October 2018 Update rereleased to Insiders, data loss blamed on misdirected folders

Microsoft has restarted the Windows 10 October 2018 Update to Windows Insiders, ascribing the reports of data loss to folders that had been misdirected between a user's PC and another drive.

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Microsoft has added $20 to the price of Windows 10 Home, but there are sales elsewhere

Microsoft has quietly raised the price of Windows 10 Home by $20, from $119 to $139, on its own site. Fortunately, there are cheaper (and reputable) options available elsewhere.

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The best day-to-day improvements you'll find in the Windows 10 October 2018 Update

The Windows 10 October 2018 Update offers new ways to secure your PC from ransomware, Bluetooth battery gauges, and automatic Storage Sense cloud cleanup, to name a few handy improvements.

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Windows 10 October 2018 Update review: Many small improvements make a better experience

Microsoft's Windows 10 October 2018 Update includes a few nifty tricks, such as the PC-to-PC cut and paste, and the Your Phone app to grab photos from your phone. But there's more under the hood than on the surface.

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Microsoft's Project xCloud service will stream Xbox games to PCs, tablets, and phones

Microsoft's Project xCloud streaming service aims to let you play Xbox One games on any device you want, leveraging the power of both Xbox and Azure.

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After the October Update fiasco, Microsoft needs to warn users about the risks of Windows 10 upgrades

Performing a major operating system upgrade can result in disaster, as the Windows 10 October 2018 Update proves. But you wouldn't know it from reading Microsoft's upgrade prompts.

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The Full Nerd ep. 70: Microsoft Surface refresh analysis, inside the Windows 10 October Update

In this episode of The Full Nerd, PCWorld's Microsoft expert joins the gang to discuss what you'll find in the Windows 10 October 2018 Update and share hands-on impressions of the Surface Pro 6, Surface Laptop 2, Surface Studio 2, and Surface Headphones.

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Microsoft Surface Headphones Hands-On

Microsoft surprised us October 2 by unveiling the Surface Headphones, designed to tune out the noise, with 16 different levels of noise cancellation. And of course, it works with Cortana.

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Microsoft Surface Studio 2 Hands-On

The Surface Studio 2 has an even brighter, more vivid display than before, and a few improvements under the hood—though not the 8th-gen CPU we expected.

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The $999 Surface Laptop 2 is available, but good luck finding it

Microsoft said the Surface Pro 6 and Surface Laptop 2 would be priced starting at $899 and $999. That's true, but finding those lowest prices gets confusing very quickly.

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Microsoft warns that overstuffed hard drives could stall the Windows 10 October 2018 update

Microsoft recommends that you take a few minutes to prep your PC for the Windows 10 October 2018 Update, as Windows Update won't run correctly if your PC's hard drive is too full.

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Hands-on with Microsoft's Surface Headphones: Tune out the outside world to focus

Naturally, you can talk to Cortana via the noise-cancelling Surface Headphones. And what she tells you is for your ears alone.

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Hands on with the Microsoft Surface Studio 2: Still the PC you desire but can't afford

We go hands-on with the Microsoft Surface Studio 2 all-in-one PC, the most powerful Surface Microsoft has ever made.

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Hands on with the Microsoft Surface Laptop 2: Still a great laptop, now without Windows 10 S

Microsoft's Surface Laptop 2 has changed little, but Microsoft added an 8th-gen Core chip while subtracting Windows 10 S.

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Microsoft Surface Laptop 2 Hands-On

Microsoft puts a quad-core CPU into the Surface Laptop 2, for a significant bump in performance. Watch the video for more news.

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Hands on with Microsoft's Surface Pro 6: The new tablet is easy to use, confusing to buy

Microsoft's Surface Pro 6 tablet boasts a new 8th-generation Core chip inside it, as well as a new color option: black. If only the buying process weren't so confusing.

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Microsoft Surface Pro 6 Hands-On

The new Surface Pro 6 looks a lot like its predecessor, but Microsoft made a few changes under the hood. And it's black.

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Microsoft launches next-gen Surface Pro 6, Surface Laptop 2, Surface Studio 2 and more

Microsoft announced a round of upgrades to its Surface hardware on Tuesday, with a new Surface Pro 6 tablet, the Surface Laptop 2, the Surface Studio 2, and a surprise: Surface headphones.