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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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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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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.

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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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FAQ: Windows 10's new browser-ized UI – Sets

Microsoft is highlighting previews of Windows 10 that would include new features – 'Timeline' and 'Sets' – aiming at boosting productivity on a PC.

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Black Friday deals: PC and PC component steals

Laptops, processors, and video cards are on sale almost everywhere, but these particular deals will actually save you some real cash.

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Microsoft's Windows 10 update strategy is showing strains

Analysts argue that Microsoft should cut the number of Windows 10 upgrades in half and pledge to support each version for 24 months.

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Microsoft grants enterprises 6 more months of support for Windows 10 1511

The company says it want to help early adopters of the 2015 feature upgrade with support through April 2018. The extra support is limited to patches for security vulnerabilities rated by MIcrosoft as 'Critical' or 'Important.'

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

Here's what we'd tell our non-nerdy friends if they asked which budget laptop computers are really the best deals on Amazon and Best Buy.

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Microsoft previews 'Near Share,' an AirDrop clone for nimble Windows 10 file transfers

The new ad hoc file-sharing service – similar to Apple's AirDrop – is included in the latest Windows 10 Insider (Build 17035) and is likely to be available for non-Insider users next year.

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Windows 10 Insider: What's in it for us?

The three-year-old Windows Insider program delivers pre-release versions of the next Windows 10 feature upgrade, allowing Microsoft to sniff out bugs before they go public.

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