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Windows by the numbers: Windows 10 restarts purge of Windows 7

Windows 10 grew by 1.8 percentage points in May to reach 57.8% of global OS share, resuming the trend away from Windows 7 that was upended by the pandemic.

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What's next for Windows 10?

The rest of the year is likely to be busy for Microsoft, which plans to retire four different versions of Windows 10, re-release a fifth this fall and put the finishing touches on next year's big refresh.

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Top web browsers 2020: Chrome snaps up more share, new Edge again gains ground

Google's Chrome browser edged toward the 70% mark in user share in May. No one else in the browser wars is close.

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Get your May 2020 Windows and Office patches installed

It was quite a month, with an undocumented drive-by patch, five (six?) zero-days, and voluminous reports of bugs that, with two exceptions, don’t appear to have any common cause. Now’s a good time to get Windows and Office patched.

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Ready or not, we’re on our way to the Windows Virtual Desktop

The pandemic has given the latest version of Microsoft’s desktop-as-a-service offering unstoppable momentum.

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Microsoft Patch Alert: May 2020

May brought us an undocumented drive-by patch that rebooted most exposed machines. In addition to the usual problems with random patching bugs, five (!) zero-days were announced by malware sleuths ZDI. By and large, the patching scene...

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Microsoft's Windows 10 2004 arrives (but not for everyone right away)

The latest Windows 10 upgrade, released this week, won't immediately show up for everyone; Microsoft is taking its usual gradual approach to rolling out the upgrade.

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How to have Teams meetings with people outside your organization

Microsoft Teams was designed for collaboration with colleagues in your own company, but that makes it harder to meet with other people.

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How to block the Windows 10 May 2020 update, version 2004, from installing

I get it. You’re bored and want to try something shiny and new. And look! Here comes Windows 10 2004. But think twice before marching your PC to the front lines. Wait while we see what problems lurk. Here’s how to sit on the sidelines...

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Microsoft monkeys with Office 365, Microsoft 365 release channels

The company has announced sweeping name and default-setting changes for how it updates and upgrades the apps at the core of Office 365 – namely, the locally installed versions of Word, Excel and PowerPoint.

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A 'business-as-usual' Patch Tuesday update for Windows desktops

With no “zero-days” and a relatively light load of Office, Developer Tools and legacy ESU updates, May's patch cycle focused on the Windows desktop and server platforms, with 111 security related updates to all platforms.

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Windows 10 quick tips: 13 ways to speed up your PC

If you want to speed up Windows 10, take a few minutes to try out these tips. Your machine will be zippier and less prone to performance and system issues.

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It’s time to squirrel away a clean copy of Win10 version 1909

With Win10 version 2004 locked and loaded and ready to fire at any moment, now would be a very good time to store away an official, clean copy of Win10 version 1909. You never know when it might come in handy.

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Late May release of Windows 10 2004? Expect a minor update this fall

Given that Microsoft has delayed the full-blown rollout of the latest version of Windows 10 until the end of May, users shouldn't expect many — if any — new features late this year.

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Windows 10: A guide to the updates

Here's what you need to know about each update to the current version of Windows 10 as it's released from Microsoft. Now updated for KB4556799, released May 12, 2020.

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Review: Windows 10 May 2020 Update delivers little tweaks that add up to... well, not a lot

There’s no reason we can see to rush out and install the Windows 10 version 2004 upgrade.

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Check to make sure you have Windows updates paused

Patch Tuesday is here. While we aren’t expecting any big surprises, it would behoove you to ensure that Windows has been set to wait until the dust clears. Yes, you have to patch eventually. No, you don’t have to patch immediately.

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From Surface to Surface Go 2 and Surface Book 3: The evolution continues

When Microsoft unveiled the Surface, the portable landscape was a much different place. Now, with the the Surface Go 2 and the Surface Book 3, Microsoft can be proud of how its hardware has evolved.

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