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Microsoft reverses course on Windows 10’s malware-style upgrade tactics

Microsoft reverses course on Windows 10’s malware-style upgrade tactics As we previously covered, Microsoft’s last GWX update changed the default behavior of the program.Instead of telling Redmond that they didn’t want to use Windows 10, customers started waking up to systems that were running an operating system they neither asked for nor wanted.

Microsoft will fix Surface Pro 3 systems with badly deteriorating battery life

Microsoft will fix Surface Pro 3 systems with badly deteriorating battery life If you’ve got a Surface Pro 3 with battery life problems, you may be in luck.The problem occurs in Surface Pro 3 devices with batteries manufactured by Simplo, according to ZDNet.

PSA: Windows 7 and 8 keys apparently still work for free Windows 10 upgrades

PSA: Windows 7 and 8 keys apparently still work for free Windows 10 upgrades There are at least two ways to still get Windows 10 for free, provided you have an authentic Windows 7 or 8.” In short, anyone who wants Windows 10 can still get it that way.

Microsoft claims Windows 10 now active on 400 million devices

Microsoft claims Windows 10 now active on 400 million devices In July, the company declared 350 million people had upgraded to or were using Windows 10.Now, after the conclusion of its Get Windows 10 campaign, Microsoft declared it has more than 400 million customers using the OS.

Microsoft may be prepping a new, locked-down version of Windows, with Windows RT-like restrictions

Microsoft may be prepping a new, locked-down version of Windows, with Windows RT-like restrictions Now, however, rumors have surfaced the firm might be preparing a new OS version — Windows Cloud — that’s not actually cloud-based at all.Sharp-eyed users have spotted product definitions for a new “Windows Cloud” / “Windows Cloud N” (European version without a multimedia player packed in), and been speculating on what it might mean for the future of Windows.

Microsoft launches less expensive flagship Surface Book without an Nvidia GPU

Microsoft launches less expensive flagship Surface Book without an Nvidia GPU ”) Now, Microsoft has tweaked its SKUs and, in the process, given its top-end systems a modest price cut.While all Surface Books come with a keyboard, Microsoft’s highest-end models have all shipped with a discrete GPU.

Microsoft finally reveals exactly what telemetry Windows 10 collects about your PC

Microsoft finally reveals exactly what telemetry Windows 10 collects about your PC Ever since Microsoft launched Windows 10, privacy advocates and concerned users have loudly argued that the firm needed to improve and clarify its privacy policies.To date, the company has mostly ignored those requests, though Windows 10’s recent Creators Update did move the ball forward in some meaningful ways.

Diving into Project Scorpio's backwards compatibility, 4K, VR, and 1080p support

Diving into Project Scorpio's backwards compatibility, 4K, VR, and 1080p support Now that we’ve discussed the basic technical specs of Project Scorpio, Microsoft’s follow-up to the original Xbox One, it’s time to cover some of the ancillary information, like 4K support, 1080p goodies, and VR functionality.All Xbox Scorpio games (that’s our shorthand, not Microsoft’s specific nomenclature) are required to be backwards-compatible with Xbox One titles.

NSA-Derived Ransomware Is So Serious, Microsoft Is Patching Windows XP

NSA-Derived Ransomware Is So Serious, Microsoft Is Patching Windows XP Last week, we discussed the appearance of a new type of ransomware and the havoc it has wreaked across the internet.Infections have spread across the globe and included institutions in Spain, the UK, China, Russia, and the United States.