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Microsoft updates Windows 10: adds features, addresses clean install license nightmare

Share This article Microsoft has released Build 10565 to Windows Insiders on the Fast Ring. It is chock full of new features, but the most-important may be an improved system for licensing a new install on a Windows 7 or ...

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Microsoft kills patch notes, will no longer explain most Windows 10 updates

Share This article When Microsoft debuted Windows 10, it began offering significantly less information about KB updates in any given package. Instead of getting a clickable link that provided more than a bare sentence of information, users have to manually ...

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Windows 10 coming to Xbox One in November with new UI

Share This article Microsoft announced at Gamescom today that the Xbox One’s Windows 10 rollout will take place in November. We’ve known that the upgrade was coming for a while, alongside DirectX 12 support, but Microsoft had previously declined to ...

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Mozilla blasts Microsoft for overriding user choice in Windows 10

Share This article Windows 10 dropped this week with a promise of a free upgrade for anyone using Windows 7 or 8, but it turns out there’s a fly in that ointment. If you previously used Chrome or Firefox as ...

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Demystifying DirectX 12 support in Windows 10: What AMD, Intel, and Nvidia do and don’t deliver

Share This article Now that Windows 10 is finally shipping, the question of DirectX compatibility is going to move from a marketing bullet point to a tangible issue for users. For more than a year, AMD and Nvidia have been ...

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Windows 10 no longer launching on July 29 for vast majority of people

Share This article When AMD accidentally leaked that Microsoft would launch Windows 10 this summer, it surprised a number of people. Even at the time, midsummer was near enough to seem unlikely, particularly given how badly Redmond bungled Windows 8. ...

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ExtremeTalk: Windows 10 is coming — what will it take for you to upgrade?

Coming soon to a store near you… As Windows 10’s release date rolls steadily onward, Microsoft has been clarifying some of the concerns and issues that users have been asking. We now know that the free upgrade offer that arrives ...

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Microsoft unveils Windows 10 ship date, OEM prices leak online: Is this OS ready to debut?

Share This article Microsoft has officially confirmed AMD’s previous leak — the next version of the venerable Windows operating system will be available on July 29. Microsoft plans to finalize the Windows code by the end of June before shipping ...

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Microsoft’s Phil Spencer wants to win PC gamers back, despite Games For Windows Live debacle

Share This article When Microsoft debuted Games for Windows — Live eight years ago, the platform was cheered as a way for the company to use its considerable marketing clout to improve the visibility of PC gaming. Features like Xbox ...

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ExtremeTalk: Windows 10 mobile can run iOS, Android apps — do you care?

Windows 1 Apple 0 At Build this week, Microsoft announced that it’s going to offer a platform for iOS and Android developers to move their apps over to Windows devices. This appears to be done in slightly different ways. Android ...

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