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Microsoft Denies Windows 10 Is Self-Installing

For obvious reasons, Microsoft is pushing hard to get their users onto Windows 10. While spamming advertisements and making the upgrade free have done wonders, it seems like that is still not fast enough for Microsoft. According…

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Microsoft Slips Ad Generator Into Windows 7/8.1 Security Update

Microsoft has been getting more brazen every day as  they continue to try to get users to upgrade to Windows 10. After making Windows 10 a recommended update for Windows 7 and 8.1 systems, Microsoft may…

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Microsoft Will Start Releasing Windows 10 Update Notes

While there are undoubtedly many issues and concerns users have with Windows 10, one of them is finally being addressed. After announcing last year that there will be improved documentation for Windows 10 Updates, Microsoft has…

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How to Permanently Prevent Forced Windows 10 Download

Microsoft is set to introduce Windows 10 as a recommended update through Windows Update for Windows 7 and Windows 8.1 very soon, meaning that millions of users will be inadvertently upgrading their operating system merely by…

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New Windows 10 Feature Delays Updates For Up to a Year

The latest update to Windows 10, version 1511 (or build 10586, but effectively ‘Service Pack 1’), has introduced a plethora of changes, from performance enhancements, refinements to Cortana, and an updated Microsoft Edge internet browser, but…

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Windows 10 Upgrade May Automatically Install on Windows 7/8.1 Systems

Microsoft has been pushing their new Windows 10 OS pretty heavily since launch a little over two months ago. Due to those efforts, the Windows 8.1 replacement managed to hit 75 million installs in just 1…

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Microsoft Accidentally Releases Buggy Windows Update

Those who set Windows 7 to automatic update may have experienced an unpleasant surprise yesterday. According to multiple reports, the update would cause the system-wide error, with Windows Explorer and other programs frequently crashing, corrupting even…

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Microsoft Actually Writes Windows 10 Release Notes But Won’t Release Them

With Windows 10, Microsoft has a large number of controversial choices. One of the biggest ones, of course, is with the new telemetry Microsoft added that is raising a number of privacy concerns. Another major gripe users…

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Microsoft is Keeping its Windows 10 Updates Secret

Microsoft has refused to reveal the content of its Windows 10 updates, unless the revisions to its operating system are what it deems “significant”. Microsoft was asked by The Register to clarify its policy following the…

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How to Stop Windows 10 From Sharing Your Bandwidth

The Windows 10 upgrade procedure is remarkably simple and easily reversed if you prefer an older operating system. To manage the bandwidth demands, Microsoft uses a peer-to-peer (P2P) system which allows your network to host the…

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Windows 10 Rolls Out – Upgrade Available to Install Now

Windows 10 has officially arrived for Windows users. For a lucky few who have already reserved their copies of the new Microsoft OS, Windows Update is already offering a 2.699 GB download to upgrade from your…

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Windows 10 Will Include Tool to Block Updates

Much fuss has been made, rightly, about Microsoft’s decision to include mandatory automatic updates in its forthcoming operating system, Windows 10. There is no way to edit, control, or block Windows Update in Windows 10 Home,…

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Samsung Laptops Disable Windows Updates

Samsung laptops with Windows pre-installed have disabled Windows Update, in favour of its proprietary Samsung SW Update, potentially leaving computers at risk of having unpatched security issues exploited by hackers. Samsung SW Update is pre-installed updates…

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Microsoft to Use P2P to Deliver Windows 10 Updates

The latest leaked build of in-development operating system Windows 10 shows that Microsoft is moving towards using peer-to-peer (P2P) protocol to deliver system updates. A new option in the Windows 10 build allows users to enable…

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Windows 10 Install Will Work via Update Function

Microsoft unveiled in a media event that their latest build of Windows 10 will make updating from older versions of the Operating System as easy as installing an update. It is actually just that. Windows 7…