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Microsoft delays Windows 7's update-signing deadline to July

The company's plans to move away from SHA-1 to SHA-2 for digital signatures for OS updates has been pushed back to mid-year.

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Microsoft shoves some Windows 10 testers into next year with early look at 2020 feature upgrade

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.

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How to identify, prevent and remove rootkits in Windows 10

Rootkits are among the most difficult malware to detect and remove. Now, new variations are targeting Windows 10 systems. Use this advice to protect yourself from them.

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Microsoft skips way, way ahead in new Windows 10 build

Microsoft is offering '20H1' builds of Windows 10 for testing. Yes, that's the build due in early 2020.

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Windows 7 add-on support to cost up to $350 per PC for 3 more years of patches

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.

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PCWorld's February Digital Magazine: Inside Project Athena

Enjoy the best of PCWorld.com in a curated Digital Magazine for Android and iOS.

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Microsoft to end IE10 support years early, tells enterprises to upgrade to IE11

Companies that still use Internet Explorer 10 have until next January before Microsoft cuts support for the browser. That end of support comes more than three years sooner than had been expected.

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Windows 10's April 2019 Update should be as straightforward as its name

Microsoft's next feature update appears to be officially named the Windows 10 April 2019 Update, reflecting the spit and polish Microsoft is emphasizing, as opposed to new features.

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Windows 10 1809 fiasco may hinder enterprise migrations from Windows 7

The delayed delivery of Windows 10 October 2018 Update could put the pinch on companies looking to upgrade from Windows 7 before support for the aging OS ends next January.

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Windows 10 quick tips: 12 ways to speed up your PC

If you want to speed up Windows 10, take a few minutes to try out these tips. Your machine will be zippier and less prone to performance and system issues.

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Microsoft declares the official end to its smartphone era

In the wake of the company's failed acquisition of Nokia's phone assets, Microsoft is reminding Windows 10 Mobile users that support ends this year – and they should move to iOS or Android devices.

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For Windows 7 users, the glory days of Microsoft are ending in about a year

Support for both the Windows 7 and Windows 10 Mobile operating systems runs out in about a year's time.

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Microsoft starts auto-update of Windows 10 1809 three months late

Microsoft has finally restarted the automatic distribution of Windows 10 October 2018 Update, the problem-plagued upgrade pulled from release in October just days after its debut.

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Microsoft expands Windows 7-to-Windows 10 app compatibility pledge

The company's 'Desktop App Assure' program launched in October in North America; it's now been expanded worldwide.

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Microsoft separates Cortana from search in new Windows 10 preview build

Microsoft releases Windows 10 Insider build 18317, which separates search and Cortana within the taskbar, adds a new way of importing fonts, and makes some changes to the "inbox" apps like Photos.

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Tick-tock: The year-long Windows 7 countdown by the numbers

As of today, it's T-minus one year and counting before Windows 7 exits mainstream support. Let's look at some important numbers for the year ahead.

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Why full-Chromium Edge means end times for IE

Microsoft's decision to adopt the Chromium open-source code to power its Edge browser could mean a sooner-than-expected end to support for Internet Explorer.

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Windows 10 quick tips: How to share a single PC

Have employees or temporary workers who need to share a Windows 10 computer? No problem — here's how to do it.

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