Monthly Archives: April 2017

Windows 10: Acer’s silent Switch 5 2-in-1 is stalking Microsoft’s Surface Pro 4

Acer goes upscale with its new Kaby Lake Switch 5 convertible, available from $799. Acer Switch 5 is a 12-inch 2-in-1 Surface Pro challenger. Image: Acer Acer has unveiled the Windows 10 Switch 5 2-in-1, featuring its fanless cooling system, … Continue reading

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Windows 7 update block: Is it Microsoft forcing Windows 10 upgrades or just protecting users?

Is it right for Microsoft to abandon its longstanding commitment to support Windows versions for 10 years after their release, regardless of the hardware they run on? By Nick Heath | April 28, 2017, 3:36 AM PST Microsoft insists that … Continue reading

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When to defrag a hard drive, TRIM an SSD and perform other storage tasks, or not

  We still get quite a few questions about when and how to optimize storage devices. Easy answer: The care and feeding of storage devices is either taken care of automatically by Windows, or it’s simply unnecessary. Mostly. Defragging Defragging … Continue reading

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Surprise: Microsoft blocks the latest Windows 10 update for some users

Microsoft a few weeks ago released its next major Windows 10 update. Called Creators Update, the software upgrade was officially issued on April 11th, though hardcore Windows 10 users were probably running the final version of the update well before … Continue reading

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Popular Antivirus Program Mistakenly IDs Windows as a Threat, Creating Chaos

An antivirus service used by tens of thousands of businesses and millions of home users shut down an untold number of computers around the world after it mistakenly identified core parts of Microsoft Windows as threats, the company confirmed Tuesday. … Continue reading

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Microsoft will issue major Windows features twice a year

Microsoft (MSFT) said on Thursday that it will update Windows with big feature releases twice a year, each September and March. The company just released its most recent version of Windows, the Windows 10 Creator’s Update, and said the next … Continue reading

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Windows Vista is dead

After April 11, Vista will be unsupported forever.   Microsoft is putting Windows Vista to rest once and for all.  After April 11, 2017, Microsoft will no longer support Windows Vista: no new security updates, non-security hotfixes, free or paid … Continue reading

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