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Microsoft cautiously restarts Windows 10 1809 upgrade distribution

The rollout was halted after a bug wiped out some users' files; Microsoft ackowledged that the lost data may not be recoverable.

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Windows 10 quick tips: 11 ways to speed up your PC

Want Windows 10 to run faster? Take a few minutes to try out these tips, and your machine will be zippier and less prone to performance and system issues.

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Microsoft ships the final security updates for Windows 10 Home, Pro 1703

Users running one of those editions of Windows 10 will need to upgrade to a newer version if they want to continue getting security and non-security bug fixes.

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Lab rats, Windows 10 and the importance of being last

The file-deletion flaw that plagued last week's rollout of the Windows 10 October 2018 Update shows how Microsoft uses consumers to test out the OS so its important customers – businesses – are protected.

But thanks for keeping in touch!

Pilot fish runs an IT support group that's announcing new PC power management settings, which will roll out on Friday -- so you know what's going to happen on Thursday.

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Microsoft yanks buggy Win10 1809 upgrade, leaving zapped files in its wake

It took four days of complaints about deleted Documents, Photos and other files and late Friday, Microsoft finally pulled the Win10 1809 upgrade. Microsoft has known about the bug for months.

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Windows 10 Redstone: A guide to the Insider Preview builds

Get the latest info on new builds of Windows 10 19H1 as they roll out from Microsoft. Now updated for Insider Preview Build 18252, released on Oct. 3, 2018.

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Microsoft Surface refresh: the magic behind the announcement

A look at the launch of the latest line of Surface products from Microsoft.

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Microsoft to start pushing Windows 10's October upgrade to PCs next week

The first day of automatic availability for the latest version of Windows 10 is set for Oct. 9. But eager users can get it now.

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Microsoft grabs update, upgrade reins under its managed PC plan

Under its Microsoft Managed Desktop subscription service, the company will handle Semi-annual Channel Windows 10 updates for each device it oversees.

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Windows by the numbers: Windows 10 backtracks, Windows 7 remains resilient

Migration watch: Windows 10 unexpectedly slipped in September as Windows 7 gained ground, delaying the point where the newer OS will supersede its predecessor.

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Chrome OS: Tips, tools, and other Chromebook intelligence

Your one-stop source for Chrome OS advice, insight, and analysis — from someone who's covered Chromebooks closely since the start.

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Why you should install macOS Mojave and how to use it

Most Mac users should upgrade to the all-new Mojave macOS because its stable, powerful, and free.

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Getting ready for Microsoft Ignite

The Ignite event remains essential for any enterprise with investment in Microsoft.

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Apple's dropping Back To My Mac Remote Access. Here's an Alternative, Currently Discounted.

RemotePC by iDrive lets you connect to your work or office computer securely from anywhere, and from any iOS or Android device. Right now their 50 computer package is 90% off or just $6.95 for your 1st year.

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Enterprises expected to implement annual Windows 10 upgrade pace

The prediction from Gartner's Stephen Kleynhans follows Microsoft's announcement that it will extend support for Windows 10 Enterprise and Windows 10 Education to 30 months.

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Windows 10's new support policy a slap to SMBs

While Microsoft is extending support to 30 months for customers who purchased Enterprise and Educational versions of Windows 10, it's not doing so for those who use Windows 10 Pro.

Throwback Thursday: Mini hands make light work

Pilot fish is doing support work for a local school where children in one particular classroom have trouble with their computers' mice -- and nothing seems to fix them.

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