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When should you move to the next version of Windows 10?

With the imminent release of Win10 version 1803, the answer to that question leads to actions you need to take right away.

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Mingis on Tech: The top changes in Windows 10's spring update

With the next update to Windows 10 expected to roll out soon, it's time for a look at what's coming. Windows expert Preston Gralla breaks it down for you.

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Microsoft shrinks Windows 10's upgrade downtime

Beginning with the upcoming spring update to the OS – likely to arrive in early April – users will find the upgrade process is faster.

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Microsoft lifts update embargo on Windows 10

But Windows 7 and 8.1 PCs must still contain approved antivirus to receive post-Spectre/Meltdown patches.

Not quite what he thought success would sound like

This company is trying to get a Japanese supplier to cut component prices and it's not going well, so a purchasing manager is heading for Japan -- but he needs a laptop.

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Microsoft stops pushing buggy Win7 patch KB 4088875, hopefully as a precursor to yanking it

Microsoft no longer installs the Windows 7 March Monthly Rollup automatically, but KB 4088875 is still available in the Update Catalog.

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Microsoft to name Windows 10 1803 'Spring Creators Update'

The feature upgrade is now expected to be released in early April; Microsoft's naming convention drew some barbs on Twitter.

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Windows 10 quick tips: 8 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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Microsoft hints at early April release of Windows 10's next feature upgrade

Based on the current progress for Windows 10 version 1809, due out this fall, it now looks like the spring update for the OS will arrive on April 3 or 10.

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Microsoft's free analytics service sniffs out Meltdown, Spectre patch status

Windows Analytics can now scan enterprise PCs running Windows 10, Windows 8.1 and Windows 7 and report on whether they're prepped to fend off attacks based on the Meltdown and Spectre vulnerabilities.

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Microsoft to cover Windows 7 with advanced threat service

Windows Defender Advanced Threat Protection can detect ongoing attacks on corporate networks, investigate the attack or breach, and provide response recommendations. It will be added to Windows 7 and 8.1 by this summer.

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FAQ: Microsoft monkeys with Windows 10 support – again

Microsoft unveiled a slew of changes to Windows 10 support, acknowledging that its rapid development-and-release tempo is still being resisted by enterprises.

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Belay that order: Intel says you should NOT install its Meltdown firmware fixes

The warning, which encompasses just about every Intel processor out there, from all PC manufacturers, takes effect immediately. And there’s no indication when it will get fixed.

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FAQ: Windows 10 LTSB explained

The 'Long-term Servicing Branch' of Windows 1o was initially aimed at enterprises that wanted to avoid Microsoft's Windows-as-a-service model and delay frequent feature updates. Here's how it's supposed to work.

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IT buyer’s guide to business laptops

Business-friendly notebooks come in all shapes, sizes and prices. Here's help picking the laptops best suited to your organization’s various employees.

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InSpectre: See whether your PC's protected from Meltdown and Spectre

Security guru Steve Gibson cooks up a new, easy, no-bull utility that scans your machine and tells you, point blank, whether you’re vulnerable to Meltdown or Spectre.

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Microsoft stamps October's Windows 10 feature upgrade as enterprise-worthy

The company said Fall Creators Update has been tested enough that companies can deploy it when they're ready.

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Windows 7 takes biggest performance hit from emergency Meltdown, Spectre updates

Microsoft warns that Windows 7 PCs would run slower after installing the updates, as will older PCs running Windows 10.

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Microsoft speeds up latest Windows 10 upgrade delivery

2017's final Windows 10 feature upgrade is being pushed out to customers faster than Microsoft released the year's first revision.

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Tips for new tech devices

Tips, tricks, apps and advice for getting the most out of iPhones, Android devices, Macs, Windows 10 PCs, Alexa devices and more.

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