Windows

Windows | News, how-tos, features, reviews, and videos

windows 10 logo
sparkler / firework / sparks / celebration / hands

calendars

Enterprises expected to implement annual Windows 10 upgrade pace

The prediction from Gartner's Stephen Kleynhans follows Microsoft's announcement that it will extend support for Windows 10 Enterprise and Windows 10 Education to 30 months.

Open windows with billowy curtains

What Microsoft has joined together, let no man put asunder. Except for .Net patches.

Microsoft cracks open the cumulative update jumble for Win10 version 1809 and later, finally letting you install security patches and .Net patches separately. But can it walk the talk?

hand at keyboard with Windows logo

Microsoft Patch Alert: Despite weird timing, September’s Windows and Office patches look good

If you look beyond the inexplicable ‘Patch Monday’ dump and some forgettable vorpal blades aimed at the Meltdown/Spectre Jabberwocky, this month’s Windows and Office patches are the best-behaved in months.

hand at keyboard with Windows logo

Windows 10's new support policy a slap to SMBs

While Microsoft is extending support to 30 months for customers who purchased Enterprise and Educational versions of Windows 10, it's not doing so for those who use Windows 10 Pro.

18 re install windows 10

FAQ: Windows 10, now with more upgrade skipping

It's possible for companies to maneuver around Microsoft's upgrade schedule for Windows 10, and skip some updates if they want. Here's how.

Computerworld - Mingis on Tech - video podcast teaser [3x2/1800x1200]

Mingis on Tech: What's coming in the Windows 10 October update?

The next big feature upgrade for Windows 10 will be here soon, so it's time to look at what's new – and why the pace of OS innovation seems to be slowing.

template c100.00 02 53 13.still001
video

Mingis on Tech: What's coming in the Windows 10 October update?

The next big feature upgrade for Windows 10 arrives soon, so it's time to discuss what's new – and think about why the pace of OS innovation seems to be slowing.

Windows security and protection [Windows logo/locks]

Why Windows 10 is the most secure Windows ever

With Device Guard, Credential Guard, and Application Guard, Windows uses virtualization to provide unprecedented protection from malware and advanced persistent threats.

windows 10 updates 1

Windows 10 Redstone: A guide to the builds

Get the latest info on new builds of Windows 10 Redstone 5 as they roll out from Microsoft. Now updated for Insider Preview Build 17763, released on Sept. 18, 2018.

3 padlocks in a row with Windows logo

SharePoint Workflows go belly-up when you install the September .Net Security Only patch

Another major bug in this month’s patches, officially acknowledged, affects the Security Only .Net patch KB 4457916, for Win8.1 and Server 2012 R2. Install that patch and any defined Sharepoint Workflows will fail to run.

hand at keyboard with Windows logo

FAQ: Microsoft ups Windows 10 support to 30 months

Microsoft earlier this month suddenly announced that support for some versions of Windows 10 would last 30 months. Here's how that decision shakes out for users.

Top tools for Windows 10

Top 35 free apps for Windows 10

From backup to productivity tools, here’s the best of the best for Win10. Sometimes good things come in free packages.

Broken window with Windows 10 logo

Error 0x8000FFFF in Win7? Phantom patch for Win10 1803? There’s a solution.

Two very different installation oddities that have surfaced since Patch Tuesday have a similar source. Beware the insidious (and poorly understood) Servicing Stack Update. Remember: SSU before LCU except after C or if it sounds like...

clock and calendar montage

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 through Windows 7's retirement in 2020 and beyond.

mozilla firefox primary

Firefox calls it quits on antiquated Windows XP, Vista

Mozilla has ended browser security updates for the outdated versions of Windows; the only Top 5 browser still supporting Windows XP is Opera.

Microsoft Windows update arrows on laptop and mobile phone

Time to turn off Windows Automatic Update and brace for impact

Patch Tuesday hits tomorrow. Maybe it’ll be benign, as it was in August. Maybe, as in July, the rolled out offal will break everything in sight. You've got to ask yourself one question: 'Do I feel lucky?'

windows 7 logo in the rear view mirror

Microsoft plans to sell post-2020 support for Windows 7

The developer agreed to offer 'Windows 7 Extended Security Updates' for three years beyond the operating system's January 2020 retirement date.

Microsoft Windows headaches

How to fix six Windows 10 headaches

Microsoft's Windows 10 OS is a lot better than its predecessor, but it still has some annoying quirks. We help you solve them.

Load More