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Microsoft's Store is not a safe haven

Symantec discovered eight application in the official Microsoft Store that ran cryptomining operations without informing the user about it in the background when installed. One of the main arguments for integrating the […]

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Microsoft changes Windows Update for Business options

Microsoft employee John Wilcox revealed yesterday that Microsoft will remove the Semi-Annual Channel (Targeted) option from Windows Update from Windows 10 version 1903 forward. Business customers have two options right now to […]

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Microsoft: help us test new gaming tech on Windows 10 1903 but we don't tell you anything about it

Microsoft released a new build to the Windows 10 Fast Ring Insider Channel yesterday evening. The new build, build number 18334, is a bug fix release mostly. Microsoft does advertise one new […]

Would you pay Microsoft for extended Windows 7 support?

Windows 7 support ends in January 2020 and there is nothing that consumers and small business customers-- read non-Enterprise customers -- can do about it. Microsoft won't release security updates, any update […]

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Microsoft explains why Windows Update did not work on January 29, 2019

Windows users and administrators reported that Windows Update was broken for them on January 29, 2019. Affected systems received an "error encountered" error message when Windows Update was used to search for […]

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Please Microsoft, leave Windows Search alone

Microsoft released a new preview build of the upcoming Windows 10 version 1903 feature update yesterday; it included, among other changes, a new top apps listing in Search. Windows 10 users who […]

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Windows 10 1903 comes with setup error improvements

Microsoft plans to improve the user experience during setup of Windows 10 in regards to error messages the system may display in the coming Windows 10 version 1903. The company demonstrated the […]

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Changes to Windows Media Center and Player Metadata service

Microsoft revealed plans on Friday to turn off the metadata service for certain media product and operating system combinations. The company maintains two media products right now that ship with various versions […]

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Microsoft confirms it distributed KB4481031 in error

Microsoft released KB4481031, a cumulative update for the .NET Framework 3.5 and 4.7.2 for Windows 10 version 1809 and Windows Server 2019 on January 22, 2019. Several things were odd about the […]

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KB4476976 for Windows 10 version 1809 and Server 2019 released

Microsoft released -- the missing -- cumulative update KB4476976 for Windows 10 version 1809 and Server 2019 yesterday evening to the public. The company released cumulative updates for earlier versions of Windows 10 […]

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Windows 10 can run all your Windows 7 apps, says Microsoft (except a few)

The last twelve months of official unpaid support for Windows 7 have started; Microsoft's, still very popular, operating system will receive the last batch of updates in early January 2020. Extended support […]

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Windows 10 updates KB4480977, KB4480959, KB4480967 and KB4480976 released

Microsoft released the cumulative updates KB4480977, KB4480959, KB4480967 and KB4480976 for various versions of the company's Windows 10 operating system and Windows Server 2016 in the past couple of days. The updates, […]

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The end of Windows 10 Mobile: the facts

Microsoft plans to end support for Windows 10 Mobile on December 10, 2019. The company revealed plans to end support for the mobile operating system on a support page on the company's […]

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Microsoft to split Search and Cortana in Windows 10 version 1903

Microsoft's upcoming operating system Windows 10 version 1903 splits Cortana and Search to separate one from the other. Cortana, a digital assistant created by Microsoft, was integrated in the Windows 10 operating […]

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Windows 10 1903 may display Let's make Windows even better prompt

Windows 10 version 1903, the next feature update for Microsoft's Windows 10 operating system, may display a prompt to users to link more of their devices and services to the operating system […]

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Better check your Windows 7 PC for Get Windows 10 (GWX) traces

Depending on from what angle you look at it, Microsoft's Get Windows 10 (GWX) campaign to get Windows 7 and Windows 8.1 devices to upgrade to Windows 10 was either a colossal […]

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Back up Windows 10 Apps Settings with CloneApp UA

CloneApp UA is a free program for Microsoft's Windows 10 operating system that users and administrators may use to back up or restore settings of UWP applications on Windows 10 devices. The […]

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Microsoft explains the Windows 7 KMS activation issue

Some Microsoft customers started to report activation issues that they experienced on Windows 7 devices on January 8, 2019, after installation of the latest security updates for the operating system. Microsoft updated […]