Windows

Get tips on troubleshooting Windows and fine tuning your system performance from the experts.

Lenovo P320 Tiny workstation

pht 069 windows10isofile v1.00 01 14 07.still001
video

How to download a Windows 10 ISO file

Putting an ISO file of Windows 10 on disc is your insurance against PC troubles. Here's how to get it.

v1.00 01 48 20.still001
video

How to make a Windows 10 bootable USB drive

Microsoft makes it easy, assuming you have a Windows 10 license. You do, don't you?

windows 10 s splash

Windows 10 still does a lot of snooping

Security analyst Mark Burnett says Windows 10 Enterprise Edition still connects to Redmond with user data, and the consumer edition has even less protection.

The Microsoft logo on the outside of a building.

Microsoft discusses progress in Git migration

Microsoft's migration of the Windows repository to Git hasn’t been flawless. The company's Brian Harry gives an update on its progress.

170529 asus zenbook
video

Asus ZenBook Flip S First Look

This is the Asus ZenBook Flip S. Asus says it is the thinnest 2-in-1 convertible laptop in the world.

12 ransomware

WannaCry was a Windows 7 phenomenon

The weakness of Windows 7’s Defender was partly to blame for the WannaCry ransomware outbreak.

Man wearing the Windows based Acer Mixed Reality headset
video

Windows Mixed Reality vs Hololens

What's the difference between Windows' new mixed-reality devices and the HoloLens? We go hands on to tell you.

12973123 10106415969507493 6982208931759200481 o

China pays for Windows XP addiction as 'WannaCry' hits

The WannaCry ransomware has wormed its way into tens of thousands of Windows PCs in China, where Windows XP remains relatively popular.

img 20170515 140831 01

Paying the WannaCry ransom will probably get you nothing. Here's why.

Last Friday’s massive WannaCry ransomware attack means victims around the world are facing a tough question: Should they pay the ransom? Those who do shouldn't expect a quick response -- or any response at all. Even after payment, the...

Surface Book and Surface Pro 4 side by side
video

Surface Pro 4 vs. Surface Book: How to decide

Two great machines, one hard choice. We walk through the pros and cons so you can decide.

img 20170512 095943

Old Windows PCs can stop WannaCry ransomware with new Microsoft patch

Users of old Windows systems can now download a patch to protect them from this week’s massive ransomware attack.

img 20170512 173142 01

A 'kill switch' is slowing the spread of WannaCry ransomware

Friday’s unprecedented ransomware attack may have stopped spreading to new machines -- at least briefly -- thanks to a "kill switch" that a security researcher has activated.

terry myerson build 2017

So, what did we get from Microsoft's Build conference?

A lot of news came out of Microsoft Build 2017—some of it expected, some not.

powershell script

Microsoft posts PowerShell script that spawns pseudo security bulletins

A Microsoft manager this week offered IT admins a way to replicate -- more or less -- the security bulletins the company discarded last month.

Acer's Mixed Reality Headset for Windows 10
video

Microsoft's New Mixed Reality Hardware video

Microsoft introduces its new mixed-reality motion controllers for mixed reality. Here's why they're important.

Surface Pro tablet running windows 10 and a windows phone
video

Windows 10 Fall Creators Update Preview

Microsoft has announced its Windows 10 Fall Creators Preview, with new features like Timeline, Pick Up Where You Left Off, and the new Story Remix. Here's what the new update will include.

Windows 10 devices

Microsoft now claims half a billion Windows 10 devices

Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella touted a new number for Windows 10, saying the operating system now powers 500 million devices.

0406 primary windows linux

18 things you should know about using Linux tools in Windows 10

Windows 10 can now run (many) Linux binaries. Yes, really. Here’s what you need to know to make the most of the Windows Subsystem for Linux.

Load More