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Microsoft shoves some Windows 10 testers into next year with early look at 2020 feature upgrade

The company pointed to a 'longer lead time' for some of the features in the far-off upgrade, which isn't expected to arrive until the spring of 2020.

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Windows 7 add-on support to cost up to $350 per PC for 3 more years of patches

A Microsoft document offers details on how much it could cost companies to maintain Windows 7 PCs if they don't migrate to Windows 10 by early next year.

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Best external drives for backup, storage, and portability

Whether you're looking for speed, capacity, portability, or all of the above, a USB external hard disk or SSD is a necessary complement to your desktop PC setup.

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Windows by the numbers: Windows 10 again posts growth as deadline focuses minds

For the second month in a row, Windows 10's user share jumped by more than one full point, indicating that next January's end-of-support deadline for Windows 7 may be spurring upgrades.

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The best laptops: Premium laptops, cheap laptops, 2-in-1s, and more

From budget, to ultraportable, to gaming laptops, our top picks feature the best tech advances in laptop PCs, from new CPUs and GPUs to new materials, and include portables from HP, Dell, and Apple.

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Get Anthem and/or Battlefield V when you buy GeForce RTX - Deal Alert

For a limited time, your purchase of a new gaming PC with GeForce RTX graphics gets you one (or both) of these games for free.

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Windows 10 1809 fiasco may hinder enterprise migrations from Windows 7

The delayed delivery of Windows 10 October 2018 Update could put the pinch on companies looking to upgrade from Windows 7 before support for the aging OS ends next January.

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Windows 10 quick tips: 12 ways to speed up your PC

If you want to speed up Windows 10, take a few minutes to try out these tips. Your machine will be zippier and less prone to performance and system issues.

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Chrome OS: Tips, tools, and other Chromebook intelligence

Your one-stop source for Chrome OS advice, insight, and analysis — from someone who's covered Chromebooks closely since the start.

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Microsoft starts auto-update of Windows 10 1809 three months late

Microsoft has finally restarted the automatic distribution of Windows 10 October 2018 Update, the problem-plagued upgrade pulled from release in October just days after its debut.

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Tick-tock: The year-long Windows 7 countdown by the numbers

As of today, it's T-minus one year and counting before Windows 7 exits mainstream support. Let's look at some important numbers for the year ahead.

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Why full-Chromium Edge means end times for IE

Microsoft's decision to adopt the Chromium open-source code to power its Edge browser could mean a sooner-than-expected end to support for Internet Explorer.

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Windows 10 1903 to seize 7GB of user storage space for smoother upgrades

The upcoming spring update will include a 'Reserved storage' feature that sets aside disk space for future upgrades.

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Windows 10 1809 adoption remains in the cellar

The botched rollout in October of Microsoft's latest version of Windows 10 has hampered adoption of Windows 10 October 2018 Update.

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Tips for new tech devices

Tips, tricks, apps and advice for getting the most out of iPhones and iPads, Android devices, Macs, Windows 10 PCs, and Chromebooks.

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Microsoft delivers emergency patch for under-attack IE

The company issued a rare emergency security update to fix a zero-day vulnerability – reported by a Google security engineer – in the still-supported IE9, IE10 and IE11.

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Microsoft offers up Windows 10 1809 to nervy seekers

The troubled feature upgrade – pulled from distribution for more than five weeks this fall – is now available to users who choose to 'check for updates' in Windows Update.

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Microsoft gets explicit about Windows 10 upgrade blockers

Relying in part on the telemetry it receives from Windows 10 computers, Microsoft is getting more aggressive in blocking PCs from getting problematic updates.

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