Microsoft's much-hyped free upgrade offer for Windows 10 ended years ago, right? Not exactly. We've made it to 2021 and my readers report that you can still use Microsoft's free upgrade tools to install Windows 10 on an old PC running Windows 7 or Windows 8.1. No product key is required, and the digital license says you're activated and ready to go.
Microsoft has also released a new AI-powered Journal app for Windows 10 touchscreen convertibles.
Microsoft is making it tougher for users who've looked to Long Term Servicing Updates as a way to avoid feature updates for Windows 10.
Microsoft's next Windows 10 feature update includes very few new features and is coming later in the first half of 2021.
Windows 10 users are reporting seeing a new update this week that permanently removes Flash from their systems.
The rumors look to be true. There is a Windows 10 21H1 feature update and it will be a minor one.
Microsoft is rolling out a new 'Kids Mode' feature to testers that is designed to make 'child friendly' content more easily accessible.
Microsoft also warns about three nasty vulnerabilities in the Windows TCP/IP stack.
Microsoft tells IT admins still relying on internet Explorer 11 to move to its Chromium-based Edge browser now.
Microsoft will remove the legacy Edge browser from Windows 10 users' machines as of April's Patch Tuesday, a month after ceasing security updates for the old Edge.
Microsoft tells enterprise customers it's safe to broadly deploy Windows 10 2004 and Windows 10 1909.
Microsoft is continuing to try to simplify the management of Windows 10 PCs for businesses and education customers, this time with a new collection of settings called 'in cloud.'
Google details some of its efforts to harden Android against threats like the Stagefright exploits.
But users are complaining Apple's iCloud Chrome extension is currently not working.
Here's a list of the apps and services I use day in and day out. It's an eclectic mix of desktop apps and browser-based tools, with some essential media players thrown in for good measure.
The YubiKey 5C NFC can be used across a broad range of platforms -- iOS, Android, Windows, macOS and Linux -- and on any mobile device, laptop, or desktop computer that supports USB-C ports or NFC.
Quite simply, it's the best way to run Windows 10 -- not to mention Linux and Android -- on your Mac. In fact, Parallels Desktop transforms Macs into one of the very best Windows 10 PCs you can buy.
The new Aegis Secure Key 3NXC builds on Apricorn's Secure Key 3z and Aegis Secure Key 3NX, taking the same proven form-factor and physical keypad, and adding something that users have been asking for -- USB-C support.
Need a USB-C hub that can turn a single port into a multitude of ports? Want the hub to wirelessly charge your gadgets? Want it to be small?
If you need a portable USB-C hub with an Ethernet port, this is for you.
New features include Break Time, Unit Convertor, and Enhanced Search.
These laptops conform to Microsoft’s Windows 10 Secured-core PC requirements and have been tested to meet or exceed MIL-STD-810G standards.
The world’s first laptop with a Mini LED display.
A gaming laptop with a premium sandblasted core black chassis.
The new 15.6-inch GE66 Raider features the latest CPU and NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 SUPER graphics and an ultrafast 300Hz display powered by a massive 99.9 Whr battery.
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.
At the dawn of the Internet age, Microsoft used every trick it knew to dominate the World Wide Web. That strategy worked for a few years, but aggressive antitrust enforcement and equally aggressive competitors crushed the company's onetime dominance. Here's a quarter-century of history that explains just what happened.
A clean install is the perfect way to get a fresh start with a Windows PC. Use this checklist to make sure you take care of the small details that make a big difference in productivity
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.)
Whether you are responsible for a single Windows 10 PC or thousands of enterprise PCs, your challenges for managing updates are the same. Your goals are to install security updates promptly, manage feature updates intelligently, and prevent unexpected restarts from cutting into productivity.
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These new features fix remote classroom shortcomings.
Organizations running Windows 10 Enterprise have a new option for processing diagnostic data (aka telemetry). The preview program allows organizations to take over the data controller role and relegate Microsoft to a data processor.
Microsoft has plans for single-screen Windows 10X rollout in spring 2021and for dual-screen in spring 2022.
New KDP security feature is currently being tested with Windows 10 Insider builds.
Now that Apple is moving away from Intel Macs, what are we to do with all that hardware? One idea is to repurpose it for Windows.
Microsoft's latest Dev Channel/Fast Ring Windows 10 test build, No. 20161, adds a number of new features which ultimately may or may not make it into Windows 10 21H1.
Microsoft is no longer putting a hold on certain Surface devices that were blocked from getting the May 2020 Windows 10 Update.
Microsoft's new command-line app can help advanced Windows users recover deleted files and photos.
After 11 years, Microsoft is throwing in the towel on its physical retail stores and is refocusing its retail sales efforts around its online/digital store.
Windows 10 users find a new glitch with certain configurations, missed by Microsoft in testing the latest feature update.
Microsoft brings malware scanning to firmware on Windows 10 PCs.
You may be able to easily run your Windows programs on Chromebooks soon.