A pair of Windows 10 feature upgrades will soon collide, with one just beginning to get traction on PCs as its successor readies for release.
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The next iteration of Windows 10 will self-diagnose start-up failures and if necessary uninstall recent updates to get the PC up and running.
Microsoft in April plans to begin nagging Windows 7 users with messages that the operating system is nearing its forced retirement.
Firefox Send is a website anyone can use free of charge to transfer files. Links to the files can be set to expire in a week or less, and downloads can be limited in number.
Microsoft has retreated from a core update practice for System Center, saying it is dropping Semi-Annual Channel feature upgrades.
Microsoft has revealed that 800 million devices are now running Windows 10, a 100 million increase in less than six months.
While 'incognito' mode in any of the big four web browsers offers a measure of privacy, it doesn't completely hide your tracks online. Here's how the feature works, and how to use it.
'Extended Security Updates' will give enterprise customers more time to move off Windows 7 after support ends in January 2020.
Microsoft has created a mirage for users of Windows 10 Home, crafting an illusion of partial control over updates and upgrades, researchers have concluded.
The Firefox browser maker plans to work with Scroll, a news subscription service that charges a flat monthly fee for access to ad-free news from a variety of publishers.
Windows Defender ATP, which can detects ongoing attacks on corporate networks and recommend a response, is now available for Windows 7 and 8.1.
Microsoft has revised its schedule to dump support for an outdated cryptographic hash standard by postponing the deadline for Windows 7.
The company pointed to a 'longer lead time' for some of the features in the far-off upgrade, which isn't expected to arrive until the spring of 2020.
With 'Project Fission,' the developer hopes to wall off malicious sites and attack code so websites don't bring down the whole browser.
A Microsoft document offers details on how much it could cost companies to maintain Windows 7 PCs if they don't migrate to Windows 10 by early next year.