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Windows 10 Redstone: A guide to the builds

Get the latest info on new builds of Windows 10 Redstone as they roll out from Microsoft. Now updated for Insider Preview Build 16241, released on July 13, 2017.

How to hold on to Windows 7 for the long haul

June's Windows numbers: Microsoft Windows 7 maintains grip

Windows 7 dug in its heels in May, and retained control over a majority of all Windows PCs. That could spell problems for later corporate migrations to Windows 10.

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Toshiba Portege X30 review: The clamshell strikes back

The new Toshiba Portege X30 is a tough, top-performing Windows 10 laptop well-suited to demanding enterprise users.

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Why you can't buy a Radeon card | The Full Nerd Episode 24

Just try buying a Radeon card. Or a GeForce, for that matter. And the reason has to do with money, specifically, cryptocurrency and its greedy miners. Learn the truth behind this major worldwide shortage in our "Full Nerd" show.

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How we test Windows system performance

A quick rundown of how we assess the performance of Windows computers.

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Intel Core i9 vs. AMD Threadripper | The Full Nerd Episode 24

Let the core wars begin! It's 18 cores in Core i9 vs. 16 cores in AMD's Ryzen, specifically Threadripper. Which will prevail? We go over all the numbers in Full Nerd

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MSI GT75VR Titan Hands-on: It's heavy into VR

MSI GT75VR Titan is big, beefy, and one of the first HDR-ready laptops, with not one but two HDR-ready options, and of course it's VR-ready. But is something this heavy really portable? Check out our detailed hands-on here.

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Microsoft Surface Laptop review: It's cool enough for school

Microsoft's Surface Laptop provides excellent battery life inside an attractive package. Move over, MacBook Air.

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AMD Radeon Vega Frontier Edition Hands-on

AMD says its new Radeon Vega Frontier Edition has the potential to disrupt professional graphics the way Ryzen has disrupted CPUs.

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Radeon Vega Frontier Edition benchmarking and gaming first impressions

We took AMD's disruptive Radeon Vega Frontier Edition for a spin in workstation tests and gaming too

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Lenovo's new workstation is 'Tiny' but packs a punch

Windows users working in tight spaces who are looking for a small workstation with multiple display ports and solid processing power have a new contender to check out: the ThinkStation P320 Tiny.

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The Full Nerd Episode 25

In this episode of The Full Nerd the gang discusses PCWorld's Core i9 review, building an Xbox One X PC, and the first 32-bit consumer sound card.

Details, details...

Backup administrator pilot fish who works at a big insurance company gets a request to recover some missing files -- which is what a backup admin does, right? Well, maybe.

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Xbox One X PC build | The Full Nerd Ep 25

The Full Nerd crew discusses why it's currently hard to match the Xbox One X's price and specs.

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Windows 10 quick tips: 6 ways to speed up your PC

Want Windows 10 to run faster? Take a few minutes to try out these tips, and your machine will be zippier and less prone to performance and system issues.

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6 months using Office and a MacBook Pro with Touch Bar

I've been using Microsoft Office's Touch Bar integration on a new MacBook Pro for a few months, here's what I've found.

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Critical updates to Windows 10, XP and Vista for June Patch Tuesday

This month's Patch Tuesday is unique. Microsoft is not only attempting to address a record 94 vulnerabilities, but also provided security updates for several operating systems that are no longer supported, including Windows XP and...

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Windows XP: All dead, or just mostly dead?

Security and patch experts contend that Windows XP is still retired, even though Microsoft has issued security updates two months running for the 16-year-old OS.

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