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Did you know Windows 7 mainstream support ended yesterday?

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How do you feel about the number 13?  Are you superstitious? Well yesterday, January 13th, marked the end of mainstream support for Windows 7. Let me explain…

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3 Facts about Windows 9; oops, I mean Windows 10

Microsoft Windows 10 is in the hizzous

This morning in San Francisco, Microsoft hosted an exclusive invitation-only event to 50 lucky journalists who would be the first to see its new inchoate operating system. Terry Myerson, EVP of Operating Systems, started the show with gusto.  He stepped out

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You already have the latest Java Platform on this system

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In the spectrum of categorically silly error messages this one has got to top the list. Before I go on, I think the funniest error message of all time is this classic: Keyboard not found: Press F1 to resume. You may remember

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How uninstall (rollback) Windows Updates

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On August 12th, Microsoft quietly pushed a new Windows 8.1 update, colloquially known as Update 2, to millions of PCs.  It was purported to bring back the beloved Start Menu but instead it was a huge disappointment and only added mundane features such

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Microsoft breaks 300,000 apps in the Windows Phone Store, but does it matter?

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What’s the first thing that comes to mind when you hear news about the Windows Phone?

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