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Patch Tuesday, 'C release' updates to continue for Windows 11

It's official: For better or worse, Windows 11 will be serviced on a monthly basis just like Windows 10.

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Getting ready for 21H2 (and maybe Windows 11)

Windows 10 21H2 will be here before you know it (as will Windows 11). So now's a good time to get a handle on how, when and whether to update.

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How to fix a frozen Start menu or taskbar in Windows 10

Before you restart your PC, try this.

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Say goodbye to all that: Microsoft ends Windows-as-a-Service

With the arrival of Windows 11, and its once-a-year update cadence, Microsoft is effectively turning its back on its Windows-as-a-service model.

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Not yet running Windows 10 21H1? It’s time

If you are still running Windows 10 2004 or 20H2, it’s time to move to 21H1. Here's how to do that and what to keep in mind as we roll toward the release of Windows 11.

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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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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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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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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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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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Microsoft confirms Windows 10X's demise, quickly teases 'significant update' to Windows 10

Windows 10X is officially out. So what's coming next for Windows 10? At this week's Build event, Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella teased serious updates "very soon."

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Microsoft sets IE's date with death — kind of

The company plans to retire Internet Explorer 11 next year, putting it on the path to a long, slow lingering death as the company fully embraces Microsoft Edge.

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An ‘underwhelming’ Windows 10 21H1 arrives

Microsoft last week officially rolled out Windows 10 21H1 without much fanfare — and (so far) without any major issues. Here are some things to keep in mind if you’re moving ahead with the install.

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The Windows 21H1 update, and why I won’t miss Windows 10X

Even as Microsoft released Windows 10 21H1, it made clear this week that Windows 10X isn't going anywhere. Some thoughts.

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Microsoft releases Windows 10 21H1 as another minor OS refresh

The year's first feature upgrade for Windows 10 arrived this week with little fanfare, largely because it offers little new functionality because Microsoft has abandoned its major-minor release cadence.

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