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10 tricks to get (and keep) Windows 10 Creators Update running smoothly

If you’ve installed Windows 10 Creators Update, version 1703, take a few minutes to make sure you’re getting the most out what Microsoft offers.

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Android file transfer: How to move data between your phone and computer

Moving files from your Android device to a Windows PC or Mac (and vice versa) doesn't have to be difficult -- or dependent on any cloud services.

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Windows 10 Redstone: A guide to the builds

Get the latest info on new builds of Windows 10 Redstone as they roll out from Microsoft. Now updated for Insider Preview Build 16257, released on August 2, 2017.

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Windows 10: A guide to the updates

Get the latest info on Windows 10 updates as they roll out from Microsoft. Now updated for KB4034674, released on August 8, 2017.

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Windows 10 finally has become an adult product with a child’s heart

Windows 10 is maturing to finally place the needs of the user in the forefront again.

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How Windows to Go can protect data for business travelers

Worried about workers traveling internationally with sensitive company data on a laptop? A Windows to Go USB stick might be the answer for intrusive searches or bans on airplanes.

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It’s time to check your Windows machines and temporarily turn off Automatic Update

With Patch Tuesday just around the corner, you should seriously consider disabling Automatic Update, and wait until the unpaid beta testers have their say.

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The case against Windows Automatic Update

If you’re moderately conversant with your Windows machine, you should consider avoiding Automatic Update. Here’s why.

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New Surface Pro 4 driver restores Windows Hello — and this time it’s documented

Microsoft says the buggy, undocumented 1.0.65.1 driver, pushed through Automatic Update earlier this week, caused problems on only "a small number of devices."

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Microsoft 365 Business: Office + Windows 10 in one SMB-friendly subscription

Microsoft in July introduced two additional software-as-a-service subscription plans: Microsoft Enterprise 365 and Microsoft 365 Business. It has not yet set a price for Enterprise; the Business version will cost $20/user/month.

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Windows by the numbers: Stubborn Windows 7 unmoved by Microsoft's call to change to 10

Migration watch: In July, Windows 7 remained behind the decline pace of XP

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Microsoft releases dozens of bug fixes for Win10 Creators Update, build 15063.502

Five days after Microsoft declared Windows 10 Creators Update, version 1703, ready for business, it re-released KB 4032188 and dozens of bug fixes.

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Top web browsers 2017: Look on the bright side, Microsoft

In July, IE and Edge still lost market share, just not as badly as before. Google Chrome, meanwhile, ticked up.

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The fine print behind Microsoft’s new Surface financing plan, Surface Plus

Microsoft joins Swedish online financing firm Klarna to offer consumers zero-percent, 24-month financing and a limited 18-month upgrade option on all current Surfaces.

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Surface Pro 4 problems: Windows Hello disappears, shaky screen

Surface Pro 4 camera refuses to log in with Windows Hello after an undocumented bad driver was installed. Meanwhile, the shaky screen problem continues.

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Win10 machines with 'Defer feature updates' now getting Creators Update

There’s a reason why your Win10 1607 PC with "Defer feature updates" is getting pushed onto 1703 — and you aren’t going to like it. Fortunately, a partial solution exists.

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Microsoft declares April's Windows 10 upgrade ready for business

Creators Update is now suitable for broad deployment in enterprise.

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Microsoft releases KB 3213643, 2956078, 4011078, 4011052 to fix June Outlook security bugs

Six weeks after rolling out four botched security patches for Outlook, Microsoft claims it’s fixed the bugs — and tackled three new exposures to boot.

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Windows 10 Fall Creators Update: 9 key enterprise features

From ransomware protection to one-click communication with frequent contacts, the Fall Creators Update will introduce a host of business-friendly features to Microsoft Windows 10.

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Tiptoe through the bugs and get Windows and Office updated

It’s time to get the July patches rolled into your Windows and Office systems, in spite of a handful of niggling bugs.

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