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Microsoft uses WSUS and Config Manager to lure more testers to Windows 10 betas

The company is offering up new ways for enterprises to test upcoming versions of Windows 10 before those updates go live.

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Microsoft releases emergency IE patches inside 'optional, non-security' cumulative updates

After posting patches yesterday that are directed at an Internet Explorer security hole claimed to be under active attack, Microsoft took the next step and released “optional, non-security” Win10 patches through Windows Update and...

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5 unanswered questions about Windows 10 1909

The next version of Windows 10 is due to arrive soon. But for enterprise customers, a number of questions remain about what it will entail and whether it sets the stage for all future fall updates.

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The 3 PC industry changes needed to create a better tomorrow

What’s holding back the PC market? I can think of a few things…

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NVIDIA creates the last ultra performing laptop in the world

The ACE RTX concept laptop NVIDIA showcased at the IFA show in Europe is arguably the most innovative and highest performing laptop introduced to the market. It may also be the last laptop we ever see performing at these levels.

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What we know so far about the unusual Windows 10 1909

The way Microsoft plans to roll out the next version of Windows 10 this fall is almost certainly a precursor for future autumn upgrades.

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The old switcheroo

Tell the client it’s art, no extra charge.

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Heads up: A free, working exploit for BlueKeep just hit

If you haven’t yet installed the May Windows patches (yes, May), your machine just inherited a giant “Kick me” sign.

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The wrong way

At least he remembers something.

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Patching behavior in Win10 1903 changes dramatically – for the better

Patching in Windows 10 version 1903 has turned the old “Check for updates” turkey shoot into something manageable, according to a new report by Ed Bott. If true, this will be the second significant reason to upgrade to 1903 (if...

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A tiny sop to Win10 1903 users bitten by the KB 4512941 Cortana/SearchUI.exe redlining bug

Microsoft has finally acknowledged – by tweet, no less – what many have known since Friday: The “optional, non-security” August patch for Win10 version 1903, KB 4512941, can redline your PC. Thanks, Cortana.

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Cameyo: Fixing the Chromebook app critical path problem

If you’ve been struggling with converting to a more aggressively cloud-based alternative to your current desktop deployment, this young company appears to have a solution.

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Microsoft: Enterprises have upgraded Windows 10 just once a year from the start

The company's decision to extend support for the fall editions of Windows 10 Enterprise and Education reflects an upgrade cadence companies have already been following.

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Microsoft offers free post-2020 Windows 7 support for Win 10 Enterprise subscribers

The company will give Windows 7 Extended Security Updates to EA and EAS customers with active subscriptions to Windows 10 Enterprise E5, Microsoft 365 E5 or Microsoft 365 E5 Security.

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Windows 10 quick tips: 13 ways to speed up your PC

If you want to speed up Windows 10, take a few minutes to try out these tips. Your machine will be zippier and less prone to performance and system issues.

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Installing Windows 7 from a backup? You need a BitLocker patch right away

Whether you’re installing Win7 from backup on bare metal or on a VM, watch out for a missing patch. On Friday, Microsoft issued a hidden advisory saying you need to run bcdboot.exe and get the SHA-2 patch KB 3133977 – a BitLocker fix...

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Windows 10 Pro: More of a dead end than ever

Microsoft has made it clear that it wants companies to embrace Windows 10 Enterprise, leaving the lesser Pro version in the dust. Gartner analyst Stephen Kleynhans sees no reason that will change.

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Windows 10 1803-to-1903 forced upgrades gather speed

In one month, the percentage of Windows 10 PCs running this spring’s feature update almost doubled, though it still lags behind older versions.

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Windows 10's fall upgrade: Yep, it's a service pack

When it comes to Windows, what's old is new again. The next update to Windows 10 will amount to little more than tweaks and improvements to May's Windows 10 1903.

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Microsoft pitches free help for Windows 7-to-Windows 10 upgraders

With its FastTrack assistance program, the company will work with customers migrating from Windows 7, either Enterprise or Professional, or Windows 8.1 Enterprise or Professional, to Windows 10 Enterprise.

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