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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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Securing Windows and Office in a time of COVID-19: update policies, remote options

Delayed updates and a rush to support remote workers have forced IT and security teams to scramble. This information and advice will help them better deal with the crisis.

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Data confirms: Given control, users opt for just one Windows 10 upgrade per year

Windows 10 users rejected Microsoft's longtime contention that operating systems should be updated on an aggressive tempo.

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Microsoft eliminates a Windows 10 telemetry setting, renames others

The company’s changes to its diagnostic data collection settings debuted in a recent Insider build, implying that they won’t make it into the impending spring upgrade.

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Google plugs for Chrome when Edge accesses search firm's services

Google is pushing warnings and alerts aimed at Microsoft Edge users who navigate to several of its services' websites, including the Chrome Web Store add-on market, Google Drive, Gmail and the company's default search page.

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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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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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How to replace Edge as the default browser in Windows 10 — and why you shouldn’t

Just because Microsoft wants you to use the Edge browser doesn’t mean you have to. Here’s how to make Chrome, Firefox or another your primary browser in Windows 10. (But are you sure you want to?)

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Microsoft syncs Edge's release to Chrome's cadence

It looks like Microsoft plans to update its Chromium-based Edge browser at about the same pace Google updates its Chrome browser.

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Microsoft retreats from scheme to change Chrome's search engine

The browser search change was unveiled in January to howls of outrage from users.

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Microsoft advisory shows whether Edge keeps up with Chrome's patching

The advisory will be updated when Microsoft releases a new version of Edge that includes publicly disclosed security updates from the Chromium project.

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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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10 ways Android and Windows 10 can work well together

You can sync reminders between an Android device and a Windows 10 PC, share files and more — if you have the right apps.

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FAQ: Microsoft's new Edge explained

Microsoft's Chromium-based browser has officially arrived, no doubt bringing questions from users about what it means for them. We've got answers.

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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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Microsoft to Windows 7: Beat it, you bum

In case the message isn't clear, Windows 7 PCs will soon show a full-page nag screen reminding users that they could fall victim to cyber criminals by running unpatched software.

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