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How To Skip The Line And Upgrade To Windows 10 Now

If you’ve reserved a copy of Windows 10 but haven’t gotten the upgrade prompt yet, here’s a secret: you can skip the line and upgrade right now.


How Desktop Apps Can Be Transformed Into Great Touchscreen Apps

A 2 in 1 gives you the ability to access both desktop and tablet apps, but how can developers build apps that take advantage of both platforms? Here are some of the tricks that they use.


You May Be Able To Selectively Update Windows 10

Windows 10 updates will be mandatory — except when they won’t. Microsoft’s added another tool to make some Windows 10 updates that bit more optional.


Stop Windows From Automatically Updating Your Hardware Drivers

Automatic updates sound like a great idea in theory, but having a newer driver install itself behind your back, cause a problem and force you to troubleshoot for a few hours is no fun at all. Fortunately in Windows, it’s possible to tell the operating system to apply platform patches only and leave the driver updates to you.


Microsoft Releases Emergency Patch For All Windows Versions

Users of Windows Vista, 7, 8 and 10 are advised to update their systems against a critical flaw.


What To Do When Google Chrome Refuses To Update

Chrome’s auto-update system is for the most part unobtrusive — you see the three-bar symbol in the top-right corner go from green, to orange and finally red, until you restart the browser. So, you cycle the program and Chrome fails to fire up again and when you do it manually, nothing has changed. The problem is easy enough to fix however, without rebooting.


Windows 10 Home Updates Will Be Automatic And Mandatory

Windows 10 is about to drop at the end of the month. When the new OS comes out, it looks like Microsoft will be making some changes to its update policy. The ability to turn updates off entirely will be completely removed.


Windows RT Isn't Quite Dead (But It's Still Not Becoming Windows 10 Either)

Windows RT users won’t see a free upgrade to Windows 10 on July 29th, but there’s one last gasp of life left in Microsoft’s ARM-based OS.


How 2 In 1s Minimise Management Headaches For BYOD

We live in a world where bring-your-own-device (BYOD) is a fact of life for IT managers, but that doesn’t eliminate the need to secure and manage those devices. Here’s how using a 2 in 1 makes that easier.


Microsoft Comes Last In Latest Enterprise Antivirus And Security Tests

In case you weren’t convinced that Microsoft has mostly given up on keeping its antivirus products competitive, the most recent results from independent lab AV-Test should hammer the point home so thoroughly you’ll be uninstalling them by the end of this sentence.


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