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Free Windows 10 installation and configuration training

This free training video details what it takes to upgrade or install a clean copy of Windows 10 and walks you through the process, step by step.

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Where’s the KB 4034661 jumbo bug fix for Win10 Anniversary Update?

The automatically installed patch is supposed to contain dozens of bug fixes for Windows 10 Anniversary Update, but it hasn’t gone out through Windows Update yet.

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Microsoft gets sloppy with Surface

Consumer Reports can’t recommend Microsoft Surface laptops, and neither can I.

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New Windows 10 Pro edition reveals Microsoft's inconsistency

The latest version of Windows 10 is aimed at workstations and offers support for up to four processors, Resilient File System and NVDIMM-N memory. It is slated to arrive in September.

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8 steps to install Windows 10 patches like a pro

Tired of the bugs in Microsoft’s pushed patches? Here’s how to take control in Windows 10.

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Where we stand with this month’s Windows and Office security patches

August has seen a relatively normal number of bugs in Windows and Office security patches, some acknowledged by Microsoft, some not.

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Windows 10 Pro for Workstations: undoing a huge 1990s mistake

When Microsoft launched Windows XP they unfortunately lost focus on the unique needs of engineers and others that used workstations. They just reversed that mistake with Windows 10 Pro for Workstations. What makes this unique version...

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Two of this month’s Windows 7 patches cause second-screen problems

Two German sites report graphics problems in some applications when using multiple monitors. Solution: Uninstall the bad patches.

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Microsoft's still trying to figure out Windows 10 support

The company faces an inherent contradiction it has yet to resolve: It says Windows 10 is the last Windows ever, but has also set time limits on support.

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Another undocumented Surface Pro update — Dynamic Platform and Thermal Framework

New undocumented driver updates for Surface Pro 2017 include “Intel driver update for Intel(r) Dynamic Platform and Thermal Framework Generic Participant."

Oh, boy. Just what we need. Another edition of Windows 10, WTFCUPFWP.

Microsoft’s just-announced Windows 10 Pro for Workstation PCs continues the product’s rapid descent down the rabbit hole.

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More problems with KB 4034658 August cumulative update for Win10 1607/Server 2016

New reports of broken WSUS connections and deleted Restore Points, plus MS confirms bugs in the August cumulative update for Win10 1607/Server 2016.

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Microsoft details how to install Office with Intune

IT can remotely, automatically deploy Office 365 ProPlus apps on systems running Windows 10 1703 with the company's cloud-based enterprise mobility management service.

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Microsoft Surface reliability problem: It’s more than hardware and software

Consumer Reports yanked the “Recommended” imprimatur for Surface devices — but Microsoft’s service should be sent to the woodshed, too.

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Surface Pro 4 Type Cover suddenly stops working

I’m seeing more and more reports of borked Surface Pro 3 and Surface Pro 4 Type Cover keyboards, likely linked to last month’s firmware/driver updates.

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Windows as a service in a nutshell, explained

Microsoft just posted a succinct, accurate description of the new 'Semi-Annual Channel' terminology, but there are a few important loose ends.

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New in Windows security: Automatically log off suspicious users

The Cloud App Security subscription service will boot users off the network, and out of apps and services, at the first sign of anomalous behavior.

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Windows 10 1607 cumulative update KB 4034658 wipes out Update History

If you’re updating the Anniversary Update, version 1607, it’s a good idea to take a screenshot of your Update History before installing this month’s KB 4034658.

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