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Maybe you’ll be able to block Windows 10 updates after all

Microsoft says Windows 10 represents a new stage for its flagship operating system: the transition to Windows as a Service. This means that the company plans to treat Windows 10 as a platform that evolves and grows over time… but that only works if users regularly download and install software updates. That’s at least one […]

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Lilbits 304: Maybe Microsoft makes more money next year

Microsoft has just released its earnings report for the fourth quarter of its fiscal year. As expected, the company took a nearly $8 billion write-off for costs associated with its acquisition of Nokia’s phone business. So it’s probably not all that surprising that the company says revenue from its Devices and Consumer business declined. Windows OEM […]

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Report: Windows RT will get new Start Menu this fall, not much more

Microsoft plans to launch an update for Windows RT this fall which the company has said will bring some Windows 10 features to devices like the original Surface and Surface 2 tablets. But don’t expect all that many Windows 10 features. WinBeta reports that Windows RT 8.1 Update 3 will bring a Windows 10-style start menu, […]

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Windows 10 automatic updates can’t be disabled

Windows Update is Microsoft’s service for sending security patches, bug fixes, and new features to Windows users over the internet. While the updates are often meant to fix problems, sometimes they introduce new ones — especially if they conflict with third-party software running on your PC. Up until now, you’ve had the option to disable […]

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Acer Cloudbook laptops with Windows 10 coming soon for $169 and up

Acer is getting ready to launch a new line of low-cost Windows laptops designed to be priced competitively with Chromebooks. An Acer Aspire One Cloudbook with an 11.6 inch display will be available in August for $169. A 14 inch model is also on the way. There are already a handful of Windows laptops priced at […]

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Microsoft releases Windows 10 Build 10240

With two weeks to go until the official launch date for Windows 10, Microsoft has pushed out another pre-release build to beta testers in the Windows Insider preview program. This comes just two days after the company temporarily suspended the release of new builds. So why is the company giving Insiders a new version of […]

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Microsoft temporarily suspends Windows 10 Insider updates

Microsoft released three new preview builds of Windows 10 last week. This week the company isn’t releasing any: and if you have downloaded the latest build by July 14th, you’re out of luck because Microsoft is suspending the availability of all pre-released Windows 10 builds for a little while. Why? Because we’re just about done with […]