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Microsoft delivers solid Windows-focused updates for June's Patch Tuesday

This month's Patch Tuesday updates deal with 55 flaws in Windows, SQL Server, Microsoft Office, and Visual Studio, and include a zero-day vulnerability in a key Windows component.

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The death of Internet Explorer: Good riddance to bad rubbish

Microsoft has pulled the plug on support for the IE desktop app. Finally!

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Before Patch Tuesday, a to-do list to avoid trouble

Whenever the second Tuesday of the month rolls around, Microsoft pushes out a raft of updates and patches for Windows users. What should users do to get ahead of any potential trouble?

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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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After a Windows update, what should you expect?

For many Windows users, updates from Microsoft can mean a lot of things. But just what’s 'normal' and what should you really expect post-update?

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NetApp’s cloud-based Spot PC: Right solution, right direction, wrong company

A look at some prominent vendors’ past tech failures sheds light on why NetApp’s well-timed Windows 365 offering is likely to fail.

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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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Hey Microsoft! Is anyone there listening?

The way changes, updates, tweaks and new features dribble out from Redmond can leave users frustrated. So why not just tell us clearly what you’re doing so the rest of us can focus on work?

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Windows 10 cheat sheet

Get to know the interface, features, and shortcuts in Microsoft's latest operating system. (Now updated for Windows 10 version 21H2.)

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Not all patching problems are created equal

Virtually every month, patches released by Microsoft come with unexpected side effects that have to be mitigated. But not everyone will be affected — and those that are won’t always be hit the same way.

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May's Patch Tuesday updates make urgent patching a must

With three zero-days and several serious vulnerabilities in key Windows server and authentication areas, it's time to patch now.

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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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Russia is losing the cyberwar against Ukraine, too

Not only has Russia seen setbacks on the battlefield in Ukraine, it's not faring well in the less-obvious cyberwar either. One reason: Russia's ally Belarus was still using Windows XP to keep the trains running on time.

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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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Printer setup problems? There’s got to be a better way.

It’s not always easy to get a printer connected to your network and working reliably. So why are printer makers complicating things now by requiring smartphone apps to even get started?

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Review: Logitech’s Lift vertical mouse helps control RSI

Logitech’s latest ergonomic device may help manage or prevent injuries that affect one in 50 employees.

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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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April's Patch Tuesday: a lot of large, diverse and urgent updates

This month's Patch Tuesday release was a big one, and includes fixes for Microsoft browsers and two zero-day vulnerabilities for Windows. Time to get busy updating!

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