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Report: Google Ditches Windows Over Security Issues

Google employees are slamming Microsoft's Windows operating system, claiming security vulnerabilities in the OS left the company open to Chinese hackers in January 2010, a new report says. According to the Financial Times, Google will...

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Windows 11 22H2: Small but welcome changes

A handful of tweaks improve the Start menu, Task Manager, and File Explorer, but the most anticipated new feature is absent.

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Critical zero-days make September's Patch Tuesday a 'Patch Now' release

Microsoft focused on Windows with this month's big patch release, pushing out 63 updates affecting the operating system, Microsoft Office and the Visual Studio and .NET platforms. The release came amid reports of three publicly...

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Coming in Windows 11 22H2, a change of update cadence?

While Microsoft has yet to confirm it officially, the software maker is expected to soon announce not only new features for Windows 11 but also a change in how often it rolls out new versions.

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Windows troubleshooting tips, tools, and techniques

Microsoft offers numerous useful tools that can help users and admins diagnose problems in Windows 10 and 11. Here’s how to use them for best results.

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Windows 11: A guide to the updates

Here’s what you need to know about the latest updates to Windows 11 as they’re released from Microsoft. Now updated for KB5017328, released on Sept. 13, 2022.

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Windows 10: A guide to the updates

Here's what you need to know about each update to the current version of Windows 10 as it's released from Microsoft. Now updated for KB5017308, released on Sept. 13, 2022.

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Windows 11 Insider Previews: What’s in the latest build?

Get the latest info on new preview builds of Windows 11 as they roll out to Windows Insiders. Now updated for Insider Preview Builds 22621.598 and 22622.598 for the Beta Channel, released on Sept. 12, 2022.

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When Windows updating goes bad — the case of the problematic patch

To update or not to update, for Windows users that is the monthly question. And with last month's KB5012170, you better get the answer right.

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For most users, Windows 11 22H2 doesn’t move the needle

Data from my informal survey shows most Windows 10 users are content with the status quo, and feel no pressure to move to Windows 11 — even with version 22H2 arriving soon.

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Microsoft OneNote cheat sheet

Built into Windows 10 and 11 integrated with Microsoft Office, OneNote is a robust note-taking app that’s free to use. Here’s how to get up and running with it quickly.

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What excites you about Windows 11? Inquiring minds want to know....

With Windows 11 22H2 arriving soon, some users may be ready to make the jump from Windows 10. If so, I want to hear from you.

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Windows 10 Insider Previews: A guide to the builds

Get the latest info on new preview builds of Windows 10 as they roll out from Microsoft. Now updated for Windows 10 Build 19044.1947 for the Release Preview Channel, released on August 15, 2022.

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Windows 11 22H2 arrives soon — are you ready to deploy?

The newest version of Windows 11 will be here soon, and if you've got new hardware, deployment shouldn't be a problem. But for Windows 10 users with older PCs, that's not necessarily the case.

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Patch Tuesday update addresses 123 vulnerabilities, two critical zero-days

This month's Patch Tuesday deals with a variety of security issues in Microsoft Windows, Office, Exchange, and Visual Studio. It's a broad update across Microsoft products that will require planning and testing before general...

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17 ways to speed up Windows 10

If you want to optimize Windows 10, take a few minutes to try out these tips to speed up your PC and make it less prone to performance and system issues.

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Microsoft urges Windows users to run patch for DogWalk zero-day exploit

Despite previously claiming the DogWalk vulnerability did not constitute a security issue, Microsoft has now released a patch to stop attackers from actively exploiting the vulnerability.

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REFRESH TEST STORY: Microsoft OneNote cheat sheet

Built into Windows 10 and 11 integrated with Microsoft 365, OneNote is a robust note-taking app that’s free to use. Here’s how to get up and running with it quickly.

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Parallels — the easiest way to run Windows on any Mac

Parallels Desktop 18 makes it easy to run Windows or Linux VMs on Intel and Apple Silicon Macs.

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