Microsoft’s killer Windows 7 patch: Breaks networking, flags legit PCs as ‘Not genuine’

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Windows sysadmins wake up on Wednesday with an almighty Patch Tuesday headache.

Some Windows 7 admins are feeling the pain of Microsoft’s latest updates in this week’s Patch Tuesday releases.

Thankfully for Microsoft, hardworking admins continue to spot bugs that it didn’t detect during pre-release testing. 

This time they’ve found that its January security updates are bricking Windows 7 devices … Read more...

Microsoft Is Making It Harder To Mess With Windows 10’s Built-in Antivirus

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In the Spring of 2019, Microsoft will be releasing another big update for Windows 10. You can expect a long list of tweaks and a few brand new features. One of those new features will help keep your computer malware-free.

The Surface Pro 6 is on display during a news conference, Tuesday, Oct. 2, 2018, in New York.

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Microsoft’s new Office app for Windows 10 is coming to all Office users for free

Microsoft is replacing its existing ‘My Office’ app with a new Office app for Windows 10 — a Progressive Web App which will be available to all Office users ‘soon.’

Microsoft has been looking for ways to simplify the way users log into Office and find their documents via its Office.com portal. On December 19, the company is taking … Read more...

Microsoft officially announces ‘Windows Sandbox’ for running applications in isolation

Microsoft’s coming ‘Windows Sandbox’ feature is a lightweight virtual machine that allow users to run potentially suspicious software in isolation. It could debut in Windows 10 19H1.

Microsoft officially took the wraps off a feature expected to come to Windows 10 19H1 early next year that it has rechristened as “Windows Sandbox.” This feature, which will be part of Windows … Read more...

Windows 10’s latest update is deleting some users’ documents

Microsoft released its latest Windows 10 October 2018 Update earlier this week, but some users are reporting serious issues. Threads on Reddit, Microsoft’s own support site, and other forums show that some Windows 10 users are upgrading to the October 2018 Update and having their documents, photos, or even entire user profiles wiped out. While some have … Read more...

Not upgraded to Windows 10? Microsoft offers Windows 7 users some good and bad news

MICROSOFT continues its drive to get users to switch to its latest Windows 10 software but there is some good news if you are still using Windows 7.

 Windows 10 software was first pushed out across the globe in 2015 with it offering numerous improvements over older versions of the popular operating system.

However, despite its clear advantages, many … Read more...

Microsoft provides free lessons for quantum computing basics

Want to learn more about quantum computing and how to program in the Q# language? Microsoft just launched Quantum Katas, an open source project that does just that by providing you with tutorials for learning at your own pace. According to Microsoft, these exercises are based on three learning principles: Active learning, incremental complexity growth, and feedback.

 

“Each … Read more...

Microsoft AC power cord recall for original Surface Pro, Surface Pro 2, and certain Surface Pro 3 devices

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Microsoft AC power cord recall for original Surface Pro, Surface Pro 2, and certain Surface Pro 3 devices.

Get details and answers to common questions about the Microsoft Surface Pro AC power cord recall. Learn how to order a free replacement part if your Surface Pro power cord is affected.

How to request a power cord replacement

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Microsoft may release a lower-cost Surface tablet this year

Microsoft will try making another inexpensive tablet. Redmond is rumored to launch a new, cheaper slate to compete with the iPad this year, according to Bloomberg‘s sources. Like Apple’s tablet, the device will have rounded corners and a 10-inch screen, along with a kickstand and a USB C port for charging and syncing. It’ll cost around $400,

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Windows 10 users should wait to install the latest update-it’s bricking some PCs

The latest Windows 10 cumulative update is causing some PCs to fail to boot, and the only solution is a system restore.

Windows 10 users may want to hold off on updating their PCs: The first cumulative patch for the Windows 10 April 2018 update is causing some PCs to enter a cycle of failed boots.

The bug in update … Read more...