Microsoft has released a preview update for Windows 10 versions 20H2 and 1909, a fix for the printer bug in 21H1, and an update to the Windows Feature Experience Pack.
First, choose your preferred backup strategy from our three options, based on your own personal preference and practicality. Then follow our step-by-step guide to achieving peace of mind. What do you have to lose?
Microsoft is continuing to make icon updates and some under-the-covers tech changes with the latest Windows 10 Dev Channel test build, No. 21343.
Lenovo is releasing four new Windows 10 clamshell PCs and four matching Chromebooks aimed at students and teachers.
If you've gone shopping for a portable PC lately, you know that the sheer number of choices can be overwhelming. How do you narrow your options? Use my checklist to assemble the specs that match your preferences.
Microsoft's latest update should finally address BSODs and incomplete printouts.
Microsoft is taking the next step toward making its spring Windows 10 feature release available by enabling business users to check it out via its various update channels.
Microsoft is adding new customization options to Virtual Desktops and changing things around for several inbox apps (including Notepad) in its Windows 10 Dev Channel test build 21337.
Finding yourself spending more time working from your home office? Time to kit it out with quality keyboards so you can get more work done in less time while also keeping your joints -- especially wrists and shoulders -- healthy.
Microsoft is adding a more slowly updated browser channel for users who aren't ready for Google's new every-four-week release cadence for Chromium.
Is Microsoft finally taking the first official step toward the planned closing of the Microsoft Stores for Business and Education? It looks like it.
Looking for a new Windows 10 laptop that won't break the bank? With prices starting at only $350, these laptops -- from ASUS, Dell, Lenovo, and other vendors -- are new, not refurbished, and available for purchase today.
A clean install is the ultimate troubleshooting technique, but it's also the best way to repurpose a device you no longer need or to get a fresh start. By my count, there are four ways to do a clean install. Here are the pros and cons of each.
Microsoft is getting ready to release the new Windows 10 'News and Interests' Taskbar widget to more users ahead of the 21H1 release.
Microsoft is about to release its next big semi-annual update. What's in it, how long will it take to install, and should you install it now? I've got some answers.
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.)
You may be able to easily run your Windows programs on Chromebooks soon.
Once you get the May 2020 Windows 10 update, you also get this new pack, which Microsoft officials oddly won't discuss.
You've just upgraded to the most recent version of Windows 10. Before you get back to work, do these seven things to cut annoyances to a bare minimum.
Ed Bott explains how the new Project Reunion API will change the way Windows developers work and why consumers and small businesses might not notice the changes. Read more: https://zd.net/2X8FeD2
Linux on Windows just took a big graphical desktop step forward with Microsoft's plans for Windows Subsystem for Linux.
PUA/PUP-blocking option to be added in Windows 10 May 2020 update.
There's a handful of apps that users should install before doing anything else.
Microsoft beefs up chat features in Microsoft Teams to take on rivals like Zoom and Google Meet.
Microsoft releases a public preview of Rust/WinRT for Rust programming language developers to test.
As Windows 10 gets ready to mark its five-year anniversary, Ed Bott looks back on what it was supposed to be and what it became. Read more: https://zd.net/3eBvisv
As the installed base of Microsoft Teams explodes, Ed Bott demos his eight favorite productivity-enhancing tips and tricks. Read more: https://zd.net/2xaoKAs
Zoom halts feature development to focus on security problems