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Microsoft browser users kick older IE editions to the curb

With less than 20 weeks left before Microsoft stops serving security updates to most versions of Internet Explorer, Windows users are finally ditching the soon-to-be-retired editions in significant numbers.


Windows 10 sets one-month OS adoption record

Windows 10 in August set a record for a one-month increase in user share for any operating system.

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Microsoft may offer some Windows 10 patch notes to enterprises

Windows 10 Enterprise has been installed in about 1.5 million business devices in less than a month. Now Microsoft is considering how to best offer patch information to users of its new OS.

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Windows 10 hits the 75-million mark

Microsoft this week bumped up its claim of Windows 10 devices to 75 million.

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Microsoft to deliver Windows 10's business update service in stages

Microsoft won't have all the pieces in place for its Windows Update for Business (WUB) until sometime next year.

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The first 29 days of Windows 10

For a version of Windows on which Microsoft placed so much emphasis on upgrades, Windows 10 has a remarkable set of post-upgrade problems.

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Hey Cortana, why can’t I use Siri on a Mac?

You can use Cortana on a Mac, but not Siri. Why does this make sense?

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4 overblown Windows 10 worries

There are a lot of alarms going off about Windows 10's effect on your security and privacy. We look at the four top concerns to find out whether they're true or not, and tell you what you can do about them.

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Windows 10's usage share closes in on OS X's

Less than four weeks after its official release, Windows 10 has come close to -- but has yet to surpass -- the global usage share of Apple's OS X.

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Bloatware: What it is and how to get rid of it

Many Windows PCs are sold laden with unnecessary -- or even harmful -- software. We look at what you might find on your new system and how to get rid of it.

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Windows 10's usage share growth flatlines

The growth pace of Windows 10 slowed this week as gains stalled starting on Monday, according to new data from analytics firm StatCounter.


Latest Windows 10 preview cripples 64-bit Chrome

Microsoft's latest Insider build of Windows 10 has crippled the 64-bit version of Google's Chrome browser.

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Microsoft tells some Insiders to stop using Windows 10 preview

With the resumption of Windows 10 builds to testers, Microsoft has told users they may not have the right to run the software and again begun marking copies with small watermarks.

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Microsoft pushes out an emergency update for IE flaw

Windows users are being urged to update their computers as soon as possible, after Microsoft pushed out a patch for an issue in Internet Explorer that lets attackers remotely run malicious code with whatever privileges the current...


Microsoft resumes Windows 10 Insider update delivery

Microsoft today issued the first refresh of Windows 10 to Insider participants since the new OS launched three weeks ago.

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Who's upgrading to Windows 10?

Windows 8.1 users have been half again as likely to upgrade to Windows 10 as their compatriots running Windows 7, data from a Web metrics vendor showed.

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Windows 10's usage share ascent routs Windows 7's

Windows 10 has easily surpassed the global usage share ascension of Windows 7 six years ago, putting it on track to become Microsoft's most successful OS introduction ever.

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Edge browser fails to win over Windows 10 users

Microsoft's new Edge browser is being used by a only minority of those running Windows 10, according to data from a pair of analytics vendors.

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