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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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Windows 10: Answers to your most important questions | TECH(talk)

Computerworld’s Windows expert, Preston Gralla, and Executive Editor Ken Mingis answer questions about Windows 10 and discuss how the operating system is still evolving.

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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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It’s the Monday before Patch Tuesday – make sure Windows Auto Update is off

Traditionally, August finds Microsoft in a mid-summer lull, with lots of folks on vacation and more than the usual chances of surprising screw-ups from second-string staff. It’s an excellent month to sit on the sidelines and see what...

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Windows 10 Redstone: A guide to the Insider Preview builds

Get the latest info on new builds of Windows 10 19H2 and 20H1 as they roll out from Microsoft. Now updated for Windows 10 Insider Preview Builds 18362.10012 and 18362.10013 for 19H2, released on Aug. 8, 2019.

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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.

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At the AMD Epyc 2 launch, I saw the future of the PC

The Epyc/Ryzen-powered Microsoft Virtual PC solution demo was the first time I saw the Microsoft Virtual PC functioning – and it was awesome. Cloud-based virtual PC instances are the future of the PC, and apparently, it’s coming...

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New Surface firmware/driver update knocks out Wi-Fi on some systems

The problem seems to lie with a new driver, “Marvell Semiconductor, Inc. – Net – 15.68.17013.110,” which was also installed on many Surface machines running the beta of Win10’s next version, 20H1 -- and caused similar problems. Is...

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For Microsoft, Windows 10 is a ‘cornerstone’ no more

For four years, Microsoft described Windows 10 as the very foundation of its ambitions. But in this year's Form 10-K filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, that description no longer applies, raising questions about how the...

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Windows by the numbers: Finally, the 7-to-10 migration kicks into high gear

Windows 7's share of all PCs dropped sharply in July, indicating users are finally migrating to Windows 10 as 7's end-of-support date draws ever closer.

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Microsoft Patch Alert: Welcome to the Upside Down

In July’s patches, Win7 basks in telemetry, the Win10 1903 RST upgrade block casts an unintentionally wide net, and we see problems with Visual Studio. Also: yet another fervent call to block the BlueKeep hole.

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Time-Machine Tuesday: Not so much

A little learning is an arrogant thing.

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Augmented reality and the problem of obsolescing the laptop computer

AR could, but currently isn’t, changing the laptop computer into something far more portable and advanced. With the advent of the virtual desktop and 5G, we’ll be able to create tiny personal computers…but without addressing the...

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Throwback Thursday: Vroom vroom!

Fast on the streets but slow you know where.

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The push to Win10 version 1903 takes in more 1809 machines, yields few complaints

Those of you running Windows 10 version 1809 with the branch readiness level at Semi-Annual Channel are now part of the countdown to 1903 hegemony. The old Semi-Annual Channel (Targeted) no longer exists, but there are few gripes. Is...

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What Microsoft's latest Windows 10 update upheaval means

The company's changes to support timelines and its plans for each spring and fall Windows 10 upgrade will affect how often and when companies and consumers update their PCs. Here's how things could shake out.

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Microsoft starts Windows 10's 1803-to-1903 forced upgrade

The company said it's starting the process of upgrading Windows 10 PCs running last year's April update and moving those PCs to the latest version of the operating system.

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Upcoming Windows 10 1909: Update or upgrade? Microsoft clarifies

The next version of Windows 10, due out this fall, will continue to offer Windows Update for Business controls, the company says.

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