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Will the shift to Windows 11 mean more e-waste?

Because the move to Windows 11 is likely to force users to buy new hardware, a lot of older computers may wind up in the trash — worsening environmental issues for everyone.

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How to repair Windows 10 (and 11) in 4 steps

When Windows 10 gets wonky, try this series of repair techniques — in this order — to attempt to set things right.

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Windows 10 21H2, the bashful one, arrives

While the newest version of Windows 10 has arrived as promised, don't rush to install it. Think of this as the best time to see what your PCs are running already, then plan ahead.

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Microsoft releases its Windows 10 November 2021 update

The big news is that the Windows 10 release cadence is joining Windows 11 and returning to just one feature update a year from now on.

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Is Microsoft getting pushy with Windows 11?

Windows 11 isn't supposed to just magically (or mysteriously) install itself on a Windows 10 PC. But some users keep saying that's what happened. Hmm.

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How to block Windows 10 version 21H2 (and Windows 11) from installing

Windows 10 21H2 is a very minor update, and you may not want to be a beta tester for Windows 11. Here’s how to keep both of the new releases off your system for now.

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How to get rid of Windows 11 (and roll back to Windows 10)

If you’ve tried Windows 11 and for some reason want to go back to its predecessor, timing is key. The clock begins ticking as soon as you move to Windows 11. Here’s what to do.

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Windows 11 and the need for better BIOS integration

Although Windows has come a long ways since the early days of DOS, it needs to evolve further than it has with Windows 11.

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Windows 11: Microsoft's pointless update

After a couple of weeks using the beta and a week with the final version of Windows 11, I've yet to find a real reason to use it.

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Thoughts on navigating the transition to Windows 11

Windows 11 has only been out for a week, but users are already finding ways around security requirements and making UI changes. Here's what to keep in mind if you're planning to do either one.

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Windows 11 arrives: my initial impressions

Though I had a few hitches getting Windows 11 installed on a PC I had just built, the upgrade from Windows 10 is worth it for the added security alone.

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Microsoft lets Windows 11 loose on the world

PCs running Windows 10 that meet Microsoft's hardware requirements are immediately eligible for the free Windows 11 download. And new devices with Windows 11 factory installed are now on sale.

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How to choose the best desktop-as-a-service solution

With the future of work moving from office cubicles to the home, DaaS is becoming a more attractive choice than ever.

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Survey says! What my informal survey shows about Windows

The vast majority of people who responded already know about Windows 11, most don’t plan to upgrade anytime soon and many have serious issues with the overall Windows patching process.

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How Windows 10 ends up a lot like Windows 7

With the arrival of Windows 11 on Oct. 5, Windows 10 may well end its career much as Windows 7 did — as something of a dead end.

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MSRT vs. MSERT: When to use each Windows malware tool

The Windows Malicious Software Removal Tool (MSRT) and the Microsoft Safety Scanner (MSERT.exe) do more or less the same thing: scan for and remove Windows malware. We explore and explain the differences.

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Planning to update to Windows 11? A checklist before you do

With the Oct. 5 launch date less than a month away, it's time to think about when Windows users should move from 10 to 11. (Helpful hint: Don't rush.)

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Microsoft likely to offer Extended Security Updates for Windows 10 in 2025

By offering the extended support, organizations could safely run Windows 10 for years after its planned 2025 retirement.

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