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Surface Pro 2017 Review

Microsoft's new Surface Pro (2017) Windows tablet packs the power of Intel's new Kaby Lake chip inside, offering a powerful, pricey upgrade to the Surface Pro 4.

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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.

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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?

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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.

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The 6 best password managers

Look to these Windows, MacOS, iOS, Android, and web tools to make your passwords stronger and your online life easier

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Windows 10 S looks like the mainstream future of the platform

Windows 10 S isn't right for every environment, but the benefits it offers position it well to become Microsoft's mainstream version.

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Working with BCD in Windows 10

What admins need to know about BCD data, structures, and organization in Windows 10.

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How to make and use a bootable Windows 10 recovery disk

Like it or not, Windows 10 will occasionally fail or falter, to the point where it won't run and won't boot. That's when it's time to bring out a rescue or recovery tool often called a 'rescue/recovery disk.'

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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.

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Apple simplifies Windows 10 installs with support for Creators Update

Apple updated macOS Sierra to more easily allow users to install the latest version of Windows 10 on their Macs.

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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...

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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.

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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.

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The 10 best Edge extensions so far

The catalog for Edge extensions isn't huge, but it's still got some helpful tools to enhance your web browsing.

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Microsoft issues first Windows XP patch in 3 years to stymie 'WannaCrypt'

Microsoft took the unprecedented step of patching long-demoted versions of Windows, including Windows XP, to immunize PCs from the ransomware.

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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.

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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.

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Surface Laptop vs. Surface Pro 4: We compare prices, features and more

Comparing the specs of Microsoft's new Surface Laptop to its older Surface Pro 4 cousin can tell you a lot. For one thing, Microsoft really needs to update the Surface Pro 4.

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