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How to protect Windows 10 and 11 PCs from ransomware

Ransomware is running rampant, but there are several ways individuals and admins can protect their Windows 10 and 11 PCs. Here’s what to do.

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Windows 11: A guide to the updates

Here’s what you need to know about the latest updates to Windows 11 as they’re released from Microsoft. Now updated for KB5015882 Preview, released on July 21, 2022.

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Think twice before deploying Windows’ Controlled Folder Access

The ransomware defense baked into Windows 10 and 11 lets users and admins protect certain folders from “untrusted” apps. But it may block apps you trust, causing frustration and wasted time. Caution is advised.

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What’s coming in Windows 11 22H2

Get a sneak peek at the main features arriving with the first Windows 11 feature update this fall.

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Trouble with Windows? You have support options

Where you turn in case of problems with Windows depends on which version you're running, whether it involves a work computer or one at home, and whether you have IT help or you're on your own.

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Windows 11 22H2 goes gold; expected to ship later this year

Microsoft announced what's likely the shipping version for Windows 11 22H2, now available through its Insider channel, enabling IT shops to test it on qualified systems before it ships later this year. The company is also offering...

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Windows 11: Should you bypass the hardware block?

Strict hardware requirements block many machines from upgrading to Windows 11. There’s a way around that block, but should you use it? Here’s what to consider.

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How to use File History in Windows 10 and 11

You can back up and restore files with Windows’ built-in File History tool — but there are key limitations you should know.

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Just what does Windows 11 bring to the table?

For many enterprise users (with the right Windows licensing) Windows 11 offers a number of security upgrades. But for more regular users, those tools may not be available.

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Want a good Windows experience? Focus first on hardware

There are a variety of versions of Windows 10 and 11 available, and picking the right one depends on your security needs. But first, don’t skimp on hardware.

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How to make a Windows 10 or 11 image backup

Making a full system image backup preserves not only your files, but Windows and all its settings as well. Here are the best free Windows backup and recovery tools with step-by-step instructions.

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Microsoft to kill Patch Tuesday for some enterprise users

The company plans to launch its Windows Autopatch service for enterprise users with Windows 10 or Windows 11 Enterprise E3 licenses; it will continuously deploy patches, eliminating the need for admins to manually deploy them.

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More than half of PCs can't upgrade to Windows 11 — report

New data from Lansweeper, an asset manager software provider, shows the uptake of Windows 11 at just 1.44% of all systems — the result of an inability to run the new OS.

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What to do about IE and .NET?

Internet Explorer is soon to be retired, and older versions of .Net are about to run out of support. But that doesn't mean Windows users should start deleting things right now.

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We’re one step closer to Windows in the cloud

Microsoft is bound and determined to move your old Windows setup to Desktop-as-a-Service (DaaS). Here are its latest moves.

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Windows 11 — we haven’t seen anything, yet

Microsoft this week talked up a number of changes and advances it plans to roll out for Windows 11 in the year ahead. Here's what the company has in mind.

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Windows 11 adoption appears to be stagnating

Windows 11, which launched six months go, appears to be flatlining in terms of uptake in the month of March, according to one data source. It's being used on one in five systems, and Microsoft says adoption has been faster than with...

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When it comes to Windows, out with the old, in with the…what?

The arrival last year of Windows 11 has prompted a lot of Windows users to think about upgrades — and what can actually meet their technology needs. Some thoughts on what works and what doesn’t.

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