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Microsoft to cover Windows 7 with advanced threat service

Windows Defender Advanced Threat Protection can detect ongoing attacks on corporate networks, investigate the attack or breach, and provide response recommendations. It will be added to Windows 7 and 8.1 by this summer.

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FAQ: Microsoft monkeys with Windows 10 support – again

Microsoft unveiled a slew of changes to Windows 10 support, acknowledging that its rapid development-and-release tempo is still being resisted by enterprises.

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Windows 10 update (and retirement) calendar: Mark these dates

Microsoft is releasing new versions of Windows 10 on a set schedule – and just as regularly retiring older versions from support. Here are all the dates you need to know about through Windows 7's retirement in 2020.

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Windows by the numbers: Windows 10 posts strongest share gains since mid-2016

Migration watch: Windows 10's share of all Windows PCs is now expected to exceed Windows 7's by September 2018. Even so, large numbers of users will still be using the older OS when support ends in two years.

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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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Surface Laptop: Everything you need to know

Microsoft's thin, light, beautiful Surface Laptop is the halo PC for Windows 10 S. Read all about it here, as well as the Commercial Surface Laptop -- for those who prefer Windows 10 Pro instead.

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The best laptops: Ultrabooks, budget PCs, 2-in-1s, and more

Our top picks feature the best tech advances in portable PCs, from new CPUs and GPUs to new materials, and include laptops from HP, Dell, and Apple.

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FAQ: Windows 10 LTSB explained

The 'Long-term Servicing Branch' of Windows 1o was initially aimed at enterprises that wanted to avoid Microsoft's Windows-as-a-service model and delay frequent feature updates. Here's how it's supposed to work.

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Microsoft stamps October's Windows 10 feature upgrade as enterprise-worthy

The company said Fall Creators Update has been tested enough that companies can deploy it when they're ready.

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Windows 7 takes biggest performance hit from emergency Meltdown, Spectre updates

Microsoft warns that Windows 7 PCs would run slower after installing the updates, as will older PCs running Windows 10.

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Microsoft speeds up latest Windows 10 upgrade delivery

2017's final Windows 10 feature upgrade is being pushed out to customers faster than Microsoft released the year's first revision.

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Tips for new tech devices

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

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It's not to late! See Amazon's Last Minute Gift Ideas, On Your Doorstep By Christmas - Deal Alert

Right now you can still order lots of great gifts from Amazon, and they'll get to you by Christmas. But don't delay.

How to hold on to Windows 7 for the long haul

Windows 7 update guide: How 'security-only' and 'monthly rollups' differ

Microsoft in 2016 changed the way it rolls out updates for Windows 7 and Windows 8.1, leaving many IT admins and users confused. Here's how to sort out what the company is doing.

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10 killer PC upgrades that are shockingly cheap

Looking to put more pep in your PC's step? These surprisingly cheap PC upgrades and accessories do the trick without breaking the bank.

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Every AMD Radeon RX graphics card you can buy for PC gaming

AMD offers Radeon graphics cards that range from the budget RX 550 to the powerful RX Vega 64. Here's what performance to expect from each.

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Why Windows 7 updates are getting bigger

Microsoft's monthly security rollups for Windows 7 have almost doubled in size since the company revised the still-popular operating system's update regimen in 2016.

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The highest-performing PC components you can buy today

Looking to build the ultimate PC? If price is no object, this is the hardware you want, from Intel's bleeding-edge Optane 900P SSD to Nvidia's Titan V.

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