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Microsoft ships the final security updates for Windows 10 Home, Pro 1703

Users running one of those editions of Windows 10 will need to upgrade to a newer version if they want to continue getting security and non-security bug fixes.

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Lab rats, Windows 10 and the importance of being last

The file-deletion flaw that plagued last week's rollout of the Windows 10 October 2018 Update shows how Microsoft uses consumers to test out the OS so its important customers – businesses – are protected.

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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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Microsoft Surface Headphones Hands-On

Microsoft surprised us October 2 by unveiling the Surface Headphones, designed to tune out the noise, with 16 different levels of noise cancellation. And of course, it works with Cortana.

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Microsoft to start pushing Windows 10's October upgrade to PCs next week

The first day of automatic availability for the latest version of Windows 10 is set for Oct. 9. But eager users can get it now.

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Microsoft grabs update, upgrade reins under its managed PC plan

Under its Microsoft Managed Desktop subscription service, the company will handle Semi-annual Channel Windows 10 updates for each device it oversees.

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Microsoft Surface Pro 6 Hands-On

The new Surface Pro 6 looks a lot like its predecessor, but Microsoft made a few changes under the hood. And it's black.

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Windows by the numbers: Windows 10 backtracks, Windows 7 remains resilient

Migration watch: Windows 10 unexpectedly slipped in September as Windows 7 gained ground, delaying the point where the newer OS will supersede its predecessor.

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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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Apple's dropping Back To My Mac Remote Access. Here's an Alternative, Currently Discounted.

RemotePC by iDrive lets you connect to your work or office computer securely from anywhere, and from any iOS or Android device. Right now their 50 computer package is 90% off or just $6.95 for your 1st year.

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Enterprises expected to implement annual Windows 10 upgrade pace

The prediction from Gartner's Stephen Kleynhans follows Microsoft's announcement that it will extend support for Windows 10 Enterprise and Windows 10 Education to 30 months.

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Windows 10's new support policy a slap to SMBs

While Microsoft is extending support to 30 months for customers who purchased Enterprise and Educational versions of Windows 10, it's not doing so for those who use Windows 10 Pro.

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Mingis on Tech: What's coming in the Windows 10 October update?

The next big feature upgrade for Windows 10 will be here soon, so it's time to look at what's new – and why the pace of OS innovation seems to be slowing.

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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 and beyond.

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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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Microsoft plans to sell post-2020 support for Windows 7

The developer agreed to offer 'Windows 7 Extended Security Updates' for three years beyond the operating system's January 2020 retirement date.

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The highest-performing PC hardware you can buy today

Looking to build the ultimate PC? If price is no object, this is the hardware you want, from Nvidia's GeForce RTX 2080 Ti to AMD's 32-core Threadripper 2990WX.

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Microsoft may soon add multi-session remote access to Windows 10 Enterprise

Microsoft may be close to offering multi-session remote desktop access to Windows 10 Enterprise, allowing for as many as 10 simultaneous connections.

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