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USB-C explained: How to get the most from it (and why it keeps getting better)

At the office, home or school, USB-C has arrived. We’ve got tips on how to take advantage of those new ports, along with a peek at the future of data transfer and video.

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Microsoft launches its second update rerun, Windows 10 20H2

The Windows 10 October 2020 Update is now available, which means enterprise users can begin testing it before embarking on a broader deployment.

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Warning: Multiple Windows 10 retirements ahead

Over the next seven weeks, two Windows 10 feature upgrades will hit the end of support. And a third dropped of the support list last week.

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Troubleshooting Windows 10 with Reliability Monitor

Built into Windows 10, this old-school tool is great at diagnosing crashes, hangs and other issues.

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Windows by the numbers: Real gains or just an illusion?

A sudden spike of Windows' overall share led to increased user numbers for both Windows 10 and Windows 7.

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IT admins want one, and only one, Windows 10 upgrade annually

Though they question how Microsoft has cut the number of yearly Windows 10 refreshes, for admins it's clearly a case of less is more.

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Windows 10 upgrades are rarely useful, say IT admins

A majority of admins surveyed this summer say Microsoft's oft ballyhooed twice-a-year upgrades for Windows 10 aren't really worth the hassle.

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And the motherboard slipped right out

It’s a whole new category of PC abuse.

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A fat Windows Update for September's Patch Tuesday

Microsoft released 129 updates to its Windows ecosystem this month. The good news: we are not dealing with any zero-days or publicly reported vulnerabilities.

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Pro tip: Sock away a clean copy of Windows 10 (2004)

It looks like Microsoft will release the next version of Windows 10 – version 20H2 – sometime in the next couple of weeks. Now would be a good time to squirrel away an official, clean copy of Win10 version 2004, even if you don't ever...

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Beaucoup bugs beset this month’s Windows patches

July and August had relatively stable Patch Tuesdays. Not so, this month. Here’s the tip of the iceberg – the bugs that cropped up within a day of release.

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Wayback Wednesday: You can’t blame marketing this time

Brute force is rarely a good idea in computing.

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Yes, you can install the August Windows and Office patches now

There are a few odd problems with the latest Microsoft patches, but they’re sporadic and reasonably-well understood. Go get the outstanding updates installed now, but avoid “optional” patches.

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Elementary

Logic only takes you so far, my dear Watson.

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14 ways to speed up Windows 10

If you want to optimize Windows 10, take a few minutes to try out these tips to speed up your PC and make it less prone to performance and system issues.

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Windows 10 update (and retirement) calendar: Mark these dates

Microsoft is releasing new versions of Windows 10 on a set schedule – and just as regularly retiring older versions from support. Here are all the dates you need to know about.

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A zero-day and testing of key printing features will drive August Windows updates

Though a DNS-spoofing vulnerability in Windows has been rated as a zero-day, the focus for this month’s updates should be on testing key Windows features prior to deployment.

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Is Microsoft finally getting its Windows update act together?

Microsoft is reconsolidating its Windows team and maybe, just maybe, we'll finally see Windows patches we can install without praying first.

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