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How to repair Windows 10's Master Boot Record

You should know how to repair your Master Boot Record, because if ransomware or some other disaster bricks your PC, you just might be able to save it. Here’s how.


Use Windows 10's Battery Saver to squeeze more life out of your laptop

Settings for screen brightness, low-power mode and more will help you last longer on a charge.

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Windows: When no growth is an improvement

Microsoft said revenue in the September quarter for the More Personal Computing group was down 2%, the second consecutive quarter of year-over-year declines.

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Windows GDI flaw leads to PowerShell attacks

APT group FruityArmor exploited Windows GDI memory handling to break out of browser sandboxes and launch PowerShell in targeted attacks

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32% off Asus 15.6-Inch Laptop, 2.1GHz Core i3, 4GB RAM, 500GB Hard Drive, Windows 10 - Deal Alert

Housing multiple USB 3.0 ports for fast data transfer and the latest 802.11ac wireless for fast Internet connectivity, Asus promises it'll be fast and easy to get things done with their F555 laptop, currently discounted 32%.

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Free tool protects PCs from master boot record attacks

A new open-source tool called MBRFilter can protect the master boot record of Windows computers from modification by ransomware and other malicious attacks.

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Windows users face update bloat, and tough choices

Windows 10's cumulative updates have ballooned in size, and a similar bloat will affect the Windows 7 updates Microsoft revamped this month.

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The best programs to run Android apps on your Windows PC

There are several good options for taking your Android experience to the desktop.


Review: HP Elite x3 Windows phone

Incredible hardware, Win32 apps, Continuum: the HP Elite x3 is the first Windows phone your friends are going to envy.

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UML to be ejected from Microsoft Visual Studio

The company is removing UML support in Visual Studio 15 due to a lack of usage


What to do when you hate Windows 10

You have a few options for backing out of Windows 10, but most of them aren’t pretty.

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Next Windows 10 upgrade due March 2017

Microsoft will issue its next Windows 10 upgrade in March 2017, according to clues uncovered by digital detectives.

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Windows 10 runs again — but for how long?

Microsoft finally issued a patch that released Windows 10 PCs from reboot hell. So why is ungrateful me just bracing for the next awful thing to happen?

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Group policies, meet EMM: New and old Windows 10 management unite

MobileIron Bridge lets IT apply familiar group policy objects to Windows 10 PCs via enterprise mobile management, filling a big gap in Win10's new APIs

How to prepare for Microsoft’s Win7/8.1 ‘patchocalypse’

How to prepare for the Windows 7/8.1 ‘patchocalypse’

Microsoft is changing the way it patches Windows 7 and 8.1. Here’s what we know -- and what to do to keep having Windows your way

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Microsoft to live-stream Oct. 26 Windows event

Microsoft will host an event Oct. 26 where it's expected to unveil new Surface hardware and again push Windows 10.

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Something new is coming to the PC industry: Growth

PC sales volumes have hit bottom, so from next year, the only way is up, say Gartner analysts.

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New Microsoft support scheme scraps decade pledge

Microsoft has added a new support policy that drops the company's decade of technical support for an open-ended product lifetime.

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