Here's everything you need to know before you repair, reinstall, or upgrade Windows 10, including details about activation and product keys.
Microsoft lists the chips you'll need - but no 5G, yet.
Sets, Microsoft's Windows-management feature which allowed users to group data, sites and other information in tabs, is gone and not expected to come back in a future release of Windows 10, my contacts say.
As part of its continuing Progressive Web Apps (PWA) work, Microsoft is making available the second iteration of its open-sourced PWA Builder tool.
Each time Microsoft rolls out a major upgrade to Windows 10, you have the option to wait a few months before you install it on PCs running Windows 10 Pro or Enterprise. But you have to act quickly.
Surprise: Microsoft has made the Windows 10 1903 (May 2019 Update) and Windows Server 1903 bits available for download on MSDN, a month earlier than many were expecting.
Microsoft is finally building a Surface-branded display with no compute included. It will be available later in 2019.
Microsoft's Surface Hub 2S 50-inch conferencing system will start shipping in June for a starting price of $8,999.99.
Subdomain currently in the possession of a German security researcher, preventing any abuse.
Microsoft puts the brakes on Windows 10 20H1 testing as it works on a fix for a flawed update.
You've been able to run many Linux distros on Windows thanks to WSL for years. Now, there's a Linux distro built to work hand-in-glove with WSL.
Microsoft's April 2019 patches are now causing issues on Windows 10 as well as Windows 7 and Windows 8.1.
Acer launches its new ConceptD range of laptops, desktops and more, with prices from $1,699 to $20,000.
Microsoft publishes simple guide for securing Windows 10 PCs based on five DEFCON-like security access levels.
The first native ARM64 version of Firefox for Qualcomm-based Windows 10 PCs is ready for beta testers.
Every installation of Windows 10 includes a huge collection of built-in apps. Some are Universal apps that are updated from the Microsoft Store. Others are legacy apps that hang around because other programs expect them to be there. If you prefer a tidy system, many (but not all) of these apps can be uninstalled, especially if you prefer a third-party alternative. This gallery offers a comprehensive look at how to unclutter your copy of Windows 10.
Windows 10 version 1903, which will be officially dubbed the May 2019 Update, begins rolling out soon. Here are some of the new capabilities you can expect in yet another feature-packed semi-annual release. (This gallery is based on a near-final Insider Preview release.)
If you're an owner of a newer MacBook, then you'll know that your choice of ports has dwindled down to, well, USB-C ports. But fear not! This doesn't mean that you need to buy new accessories. What you need is the Anker 7-in-1 USB-C hub. Not that this will also work with Windows PCs that have a USB-C port, as well as Chromebooks and smartphones and tablets kitted out with USB-C.
Windows 10 version 1809, officially the October 2018 Update,started rolling out October 2. Here are some of the new capabilities you can expect in this surprisingly feature-packed release. (This gallery is based on a near-final Insider Preview release.)
Microsoft started working on the hybrid devices that now make up the Surface family back in 2009. The group has made some missteps along the way, but today its lineup of Windows 10 devices is genuinely impressive and widely imitated. Here's how the brand has evolved.
macOS is a great platform, but there are times when some Mac users still need access to Windows and Windows apps.
The latest Windows 10 feature update includes the first public release of the Timeline feature as well as dozens of smaller enhancements to the Windows 10 user experience. Here's what you can expect.
The Cortana web service is tightly tied to Windows 10, which means you can get instant answers to some common questions and calculations without having to open a web browser. Here are 16 tricks that work directly in the Windows 10 search box.
Make the operating system work for you and your device.
Like the look of Apple's new iMac Pro workstation, but you're a Windows user so macOS is a no-go zone for you? No worries! You can get all the power and performance of the iMac Pro while still being able to run Windows.
While many are switching to Mac to break free of Windows, some of us still need to have access to the operating system to run specific applications or to carry out testing and development. Whatever your reason for wanting to run Windows 10 on your Mac, you have a number of options available to you.
As Microsoft Edge adoption increases, critical extensions are starting to show up for the promising new browser. We spotlight ten of them.
Windows 10 comes with a whole bunch of helpful apps. Unfortunately, some of them aren't as powerful as you might like. Fear not, for we have 15 power tools that will help you supercharge your Windows install.
Sometimes, Windows can be very frustrating. These are my 15 go-to tools for eliminating annoyances.
Not every wants to throw down thousands of dollars for a new laptop. Here are a handful of systems, all priced under $350.
Microsoft aims to cut the hassle of arranging meetings for Office 365 users with AI email and calendar suggestions. Read more: https://zd.net/2FZDSC1
Here are some of the new capabilities you can expect in yet another feature-packed semi-annual release. Read more: https://zd.net/2HLtL6f
TechRepublic's Karen Roby talks with ZDNet's Steve Ranger about the latest happenings regarding the shift to Windows 10 as the clock continues ticking on Windows 7. Read more: https://zd.net/2OkJj1c
Update Intel Windows graphics drivers, and stop using Intel Matrix Storage Manager and USB 3.0 Creator Utility.
Microsoft offers Windows 10 users a look at how they use data to improve the quality of Windows 10 updates.
In its annual security intelligence report, Microsoft offers up its top tips for blocking out hackers.
Eight Windows 10 apps removed from the Microsoft Store after getting caught mining Monero behind users' backs.
With Windows 7 security upgrades about to go poof in less than a year, there are still some Windows 7 diehards who refuse to upgrade. Read more: https://zd.net/2T3lxv8
Microsoft wants to make it easier for organizations to deal with new privacy regulations like EU's GDPR.
The 'reserved storage' coming with the next Windows 10 version is another reason to avoid PCs with little storage.
Microsoft could face more complaints after a ruling says it's liable for damages caused by an unauthorized Windows 10 upgrade.
It could include Windows 10, Office 365, Skype, Cortana, Outlook Mobile and/or other services.
Microsoft baffles Windows 10 users by apparently collecting data about recently opened websites and apps when users have opted against sharing that information.