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How Microsoft's tricky new Windows 10 pop-up deceives you into upgrading

A nasty change to the way Microsoft's "Get Windows 10" pop-up behaves seems designed to trick users into upgrading.


Add accents, symbols and more with Alt codes for special characters

Pressing the Alt key and a number code gives you access to hundreds of special characters from currency to copyright symbols, to linguistic characters and tiny graphics like snowmen and smiley faces. Here's how they work.

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Microsoft tweaks IE11-Edge interoperability in Windows 10

Microsoft will introduce changes in this summer's Windows 10 Anniversary Update to simplify switching from IE11 to Edge, and back.


Windows 10 tutorial: How to uninstall apps and programs

You have two new ways to uninstall programs in Windows 10. We’ll show you how it works.

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Microsoft releases ‘service pack 2’ for Windows 7

Microsoft announced a "convenience rollup" for Windows 7 Service Pack 1 and Windows Server 2008 R2.

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Microsoft's sale of feature phone biz erodes smartphone commitment

Microsoft today continued to undo its disastrous 2014 acquisition of Nokia's phone business, announcing that it is exiting the feature phone market.

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Microsoft issues cumulative roll-up pack for Windows 7

Microsoft yesterday threw a bone to Windows 7 users by releasing a cumulative roll-up that collects all bug fixes from February 2011 to April 2016.

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Microsoft makes final, aggressive Windows 10 upgrade push

Microsoft has begun the final push in its upgrade offensive against consumers and businesses running Windows 7 and Windows 8.1.

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Windows 10 post-upgrade cleanup tips

Your Windows 10 upgrade is complete. Now it’s time to reclaim some disk space.


The Full Nerd Episode 0: GeForce GTX 1080, Battlefield 1, and 4-core vs. 8-core

This week Gordon Mah Ung, Brad Chacos, and Hayden Dingman fawn over the GeForce 1080 and debate whether to build an LGA1151 or LGA2011 v3 rig.


The PCWorld Show Episode 16: Windows 10 upgrade, GeForce GTX 1080, and Facebook's controversial approach to news

Jon, Brad, and Gordon discuss the week's hot tech topics, including the Windows 10 upgrade offer, the GeForce GTX 1080, and the death of VGA.

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New build of Windows 10 Anniversary Update preview tweaks Edge, Wi-Fi Sense

The latest build of Microsoft's Windows 10 Anniversary Update preview makes Edge easier to install and eliminates a controversial feature in Sense.


The truth about Windows 10's hidden drive partition

You may think there's free space in these hidden drive partitions, but think twice before messing with anything in these locations. We use a third-party disk utility to find out what's really in them.

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Latest Windows 10 preview gets loose early

Microsoft had planned to release a Windows 10 update to the company's beta testers today, but the build started showing up on some users' PCs late Tuesday.

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Microsoft fixes actively attacked IE flaw and 50 other vulnerabilities

Microsoft released patches for 51 vulnerabilities Tuesday, including one affecting Internet Explorer that hackers have exploited in targeted attacks against organizations in South Korea.

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Windows Store for Business finally opens for business

Developers can now sell apps directly to customers through Windows Store for Business.

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Microsoft strips Store blocking from Windows 10 Pro

Microsoft has confirmed that it's stopped letting business customers block the Windows Store in Windows 10 Pro, annoying some users.

20 ways to fix a Windows 10 cumulative update meltdown

20 fixes for a Windows 10 update meltdown

Latest Win10 update got you fuming? Here’s how to get your PC back on track

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