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What the heck is it with Windows updates?

Lately, it’s been difficult to update Windows systems without running into some showstopping bugs. WTH is going on?

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Windows 10: A guide to the updates

Here's what you need to know about each update to Windows 10 as they roll out from Microsoft. Now updated for KB4464330 (OS Build 17763.55), released Oct. 9, 2018.

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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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Microsoft's DaaS plans stick with Surface – for now

Microsoft's device-as-a-service service currently offers a choice of just three Surface configurations, but the company has plans to expand it.

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Windows 10: The best tricks, tips, and tweaks

Windows 10 is chock-full of handy, hidden new features worth exploring, especially after the recent October 2018 Update. Check out the best tips and tricks here.

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Why Chromebooks are a bigger threat to Microsoft than you know

Google is somewhat stealthily winning mind share with youths.

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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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How to block the Windows 10 October 2018 Update, version 1809, from installing

With the October 2018 feature update to Windows 10 (version 1809, build 17763, Redstone 5) now available, here are the best ways to ensure you install it when you’re ready — even in the face of recent forced updates from Microsoft.

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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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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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Top web browsers 2018: Internet Explorer sags below 10%

The venerable browser from Microsoft continued to shed users in September, dragging down the company's overall browser market share to a record low.

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Turning old PCs into new Chromebooks

Just about any slow, memory-challenged system can get a second lease on life with the lightweight Chrome OS.

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FAQ: What the device-as-a-service (DaaS) trend is all about

Whether it involves PCs, smartphones, tablets or other bits of enterprise hardware, companies are increasingly looking to outsource how corporate hardware is bought, managed and retired. Here's what to know.

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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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Microsoft Managed Desktop: All your Windows 10 devices, managed by Microsoft

With Microsoft Managed Desktop, Microsoft is betting your organization has better things to do than endpoint management. Early customers like the Seattle Reign show what to expect.

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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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