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Upgrading your PC’s hardware for Windows 11

Microsoft’s stringent hardware requirements for Windows 11 have left many wondering if they can — or should — upgrade their current PCs to support the upcoming OS.

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The real reason for Windows 11

It's all about security, and it's going to be a costly upgrade — because most of us will need to buy new PCs to make it work.

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30+ free and cheap apps for Windows 10

From backup to productivity tools, here’s the best of the best for Windows 10. Sometimes good things come in free packages.

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Podcast: Windows 11 arrives; what's new, how it compares to macOS

Microsoft announced its latest version of its Windows operating system, Windows 11, last Thursday. Some changes look similar to macOS, but others seem to hit directly at Apple and its closed ecosystem. Macworld executive editor...

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Windows 11 servicing to deliver for enterprise

The new support lifecycles and maintenance structures of Windows 11 could best be described as "Windows 10+."

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The Windows 11 rollout: Microsoft’s most-botched announcement ever

The 'Big Reveal' for Microsoft's new operating system wasn’t so big and revealed very little. And what it did reveal was often wrong. So what gives?

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The 3 words that could spell trouble for Android apps on Windows 11

Microsoft's move to make Android apps available within Windows 11 sure sounds splendid on the surface, but these three words should give any tech-observer pause.

Should your business upgrade to Windows 11?

If you heard about Microsoft’s big announcement of Windows 11 and are wondering whether to upgrade, I have an answer. In a word: No. In two words: Hell no.

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Why worry with Windows 11 when you've got Chromebooks (and Chrome OS)?

What does Windows 11 really bring to the table? Better security (maybe) and Android compatibility, yes. But don't Chromebooks already have that covered?

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Windows 11: The long migration

Moving from one operating system to another can be a grind — like watching sausage being made. Get ready for the long process of moving on from Windows 10 to its successor.

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Microsoft hits Apple with Windows 11

Microsoft lashes out at Apple's App Store business with Windows 11 launch. What comes next?

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What enterprise needs to know about Windows 11

We've collected some of the most salient points about the upcoming Windows 11, the ones enterprise IT admins will most need to know.

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Before we get Windows 11, can Microsoft fix Windows 10?

Later this week, Microsoft is set to talk about the future of Windows. But it still needs to fix a few things in Windows 10.

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Microsoft: All things must end ... even Windows 10

Support for the OS ends in four years. And while that date raised eyebrows this week, it's important to remember that before Windows 10's 2015, launch, Microsoft declared it would only offer updates for 10 years — until October 2025.

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Windows updates: The four basic patch personalities

You can be a bleeding-edge Windows user, the cautious type, or even reboot-hesitant. But there's no getting around updates. Here's how to figure out what works best for you.

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6 zero-days make this a 'Patch Now' Patch Tuesday

For June, Microsoft released 50 updates to address vulnerabilities across the Windows and Office ecosystems. There's some good news — and some bad.

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Microsoft's plan to remake Windows — what that might mean

In two weeks, Microsoft, plans to unveil the "next generation" of Windows. But isn't Windows 10 supposed to be the last generation of the ubiquitous OS?

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The ins and outs of data recovery in Windows 10

Missing folders? Unreadable files? Corrupted hard drive? Sooner or later, most computer users lose data of some kind. Here’s a series of steps you can take in Windows 10 to get it back.

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Patch Tuesday: The rules of updating Windows (and Microsoft apps)

It’s important to be proactive when it comes to Microsoft’s updates. Here are some of the rules of the patching road to keep in mind this week.

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It’s not me, it’s you: How to keep up with Microsoft cloud services trouble

When cloud-based apps, services and software go down, or when Windows 10 flakes out, it's good to know where to get reliable information about what's happening.

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