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Enter the brave new world of Windows 10 license activation

Historically, hardware upgrades on Windows PCs that involved major changes (new motherboard and/or CPU, for example) required a phone call to Microsoft to reactivate the Windows license. Microsoft has altered its licensing policy to...

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Why (and how) you should manage Windows PCs like iPhones

The pieces are finally coming together to implement an omnidevice systems management approach for Windows, MacOS, iOS, and Android

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Hybrid tablet showdown: Huawei Matebook vs Microsoft Surface Pro 4

CIO.com's Sarah White puts these two hybrid tablets through the paces to see which one is the best fit for the enterprise.

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Remote Safe Mode attack defeats Windows 10 pass-the-hash defenses

Attackers could remotely force Windows computers into Safe Mode in order to bypass pass-the-hash protections and steal user account credentials.

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Microsoft sets dead date for Insider builds

Microsoft will soon pull the plug on older builds of its Windows 10 previews to force testers to either abandon the program or update to the newest version.

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Windows 10 Redstone: A guide to the builds

Now that Windows 10 Anniversary Update is here, Microsoft is already working on the next two major updates. We track all the new builds here.

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Windows Desktop apps are now in the Windows Store

Developers can now distribute their Windows desktop apps to people shopping through Windows 10's app store, with an update from Microsoft on Wednesday morning.

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Microsoft releases one of its biggest security updates this year

Microsoft released one of its biggest security updates this year, fixing 50 vulnerabilities in its products and 26 more in Flash Player which is bundled with its Edge browser.

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Why You Lost Your Windows 10 Product Key

Goodbye, product key; hello, digital license. Learn more about the changes here.

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A USB device is all it takes to steal credentials from locked PCs

A security researcher demonstrated that all it takes to steal an OS account's password hash from a Windows computer in a locked state, is to plug in a special USB device for a few seconds.

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What should you do with your .NET apps?

'The .NET Core has brought a renaissance in .NET,' says Scott Hunter, a member of the .NET engineering team. But that doesn’t mean you should port your existing apps.

Consumers have no right to buy a PC without an OS, European court rules

Bare metal buyers beware: PC makers have no obligation to offer you a machine without an OS, the European Union's highest court has ruled.

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'Stupid simple' attack can steal credentials from locked Windows and Mac computers

After a researcher spoofed a USB Ethernet adapter, he could steal credentials from locked computers.

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New Wi-Fi features in Windows 10 Anniversary Update

Microsoft quietly added several new Wi-Fi and networking features worth knowing about in its recent Windows 10 update.

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PAX 2016: South Park's fart-simulating Oculus Rift parody is an invention from Satan

Hayden pushes his nose to the limits with the Nosulus Rift and the perfume "Fart No. 3."

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Sophos false positive detection ruins weekend for some Windows users

A bad malware signature caused Sophos antivirus products to detect a critical Windows file as malicious, preventing some users from accessing their computers.

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How to watch iPhone 7 reveal on Apple, Windows or Android

If you've got 2 hours to spare on Wednesday, Sept. 7 at 1PM EST, here's how to catch the livestream of the Tim Cook & Co., show revealing what's expected to be the iPhone 7, possibly a new Apple Watch and the latest on iOS 10.

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PAX 2016: Rock Band VR hands-on

Rock Band VR ditches the trademark note highway so you can feel more like a true guitar god. It makes for a good Oculus Touch demo, but does it have staying power?

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