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Microsoft makes 'major-minor' Windows 10 release cadence the new normal

When it comes to how Microsoft updates Windows 10 each spring and fall, this year is looking a lot like 2019.

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Microsoft starts Edge-for-Edge swap on Windows 10 PCs

Coming soon to a PC near you: the Chromium-based Edge browser.

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Best cheap laptops: We rate the best-sellers on Amazon

If you have $500 (or less), we've found the best cheap laptops on Amazon and Best Buy. The ones that give you the best bang for buck. Keep reading to find our top picks.

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13 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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Late May release of Windows 10 2004? Expect a minor update this fall

Given that Microsoft has delayed the full-blown rollout of the latest version of Windows 10 until the end of May, users shouldn't expect many — if any — new features late this year.

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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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Rethinking PCs and smartphones in a post-COVID-19 world

We are still early into the COVID-19 disruption, but I have little doubt the world will be dramatically changed as a result. The tech hardware world that will exist post-pandemic will have a lot to do with what emerges at Blackberry,...

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Windows 10's pandemic support extension: What it means

As Microsoft has lengthened support times for various versions of Windows 10, it's set up a calendar for later this year that will create a pile-up of deadlines for itself – and users.

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Microsoft taps Windows 10 2004 as 'May Update,' preps for release next month

Even though much of the world is still dealing with the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, Microsoft is pressing ahead with plans to release a new version of Windows 10.

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Why Microsoft should postpone Windows 10's next feature upgrade, 2004

The latest iteration of Windows 10 is slated to appear this spring. But given the on-going COVID-19 pandemic, Microsoft would be better off delaying the rollout.

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Microsoft to stop serving non-security monthly updates to Windows

The updates, normally released during the third and fourth week of each month, will stop in May.

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Pandemic will push Microsoft to repeat 2019's major-minor Win10 upgrade cadence

The ongoing coronavirus outbreak makes it even more likely Microsoft will release a minor update for Windows 10 this fall.

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Upgrade your desktop with drop-dead prices on Samsung refurb displays

Woot is tunning a sale on refurbished Samsung displays, with many at ridiculously low prices.

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Answering your Windows questions: February 2020

Computerworld Windows expert Preston Gralla and Executive Editor Ken Mingis answer viewers' questions about the latest Windows 10 release and other Windows-related topics. If you have a question, post it as a comment.

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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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RIP: Larry Tesler, inventor of copy & paste

Tesler, who was 74, invented a user interface while at Xerox PARC that most of us rely on each day.

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Microsoft springs last-minute demand on buyers of Windows 7 after-expiration support

IT admins who signed up for Windows 7 post-retirement support found out there's a new prerequisite that has to be installed before they can download patches they've already paid for.

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Microsoft expands forced upgrade for 1809 users

For Windows users still running the October 2018 Update – otherwise known as 1809 – Microsoft thinks it's time to move to 1909.

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