Microsoft Announces New Data Privacy Tools for Windows 10

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Soon you’ll be able to see the diagnostic data Microsoft collects from Windows and what it’s doing with it.

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The original article can be found here: https://www.extremetech.com/computing/262752-microsoft-announces-new-data-privacy-tools-windows-10?source=Computing

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How to Download Windows 10 For Free, Even in 2018

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Users who still want a free copy of Windows 10 can get it, at least until Microsoft makes good on its threat to close the download loophole.

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The original article can be found here: https://www.extremetech.com/computing/260524-download-windows-10-free?source=Computing

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Windows Hello Facial Recognition Bypassed with a Photo

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It’s not a “normal” photo, but it wouldn’t be hard to replicate this hack.

The post Windows Hello Facial Recognition Bypassed with a Photo appeared first on ExtremeTech.

The original article can be found here: https://www.extremetech.com/computing/261014-windows-hello-facial-recognition-bypassed-photo?source=Computing

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How to Upgrade to Windows 10

Got an older PC you want to upgrade to Windows 10 for free before the window closes? Looking to buy a copy of the OS and upgrade that way? We step through the two upgrade options and the pros and cons of each.

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The original article can be found here: https://www.extremetech.com/computing/260967-upgrade-windows-10?source=Computing

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Major New Windows Insider Build Introduces Timeline, Sets

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The new Windows Insider build previews features that’ll eventually drop in Redstone 4 — and there’s a lot of new features, UI improvements, and capabilities to like.

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The original article can be found here: https://www.extremetech.com/computing/260923-new-windows-insider-build-introduces-timeline-sets-major-features?source=Computing

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New Handheld Windows PC Launches in April, Can Play GTA V

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The Win GPD is a micro Windows 10 system that packs an Atom SoC and Windows 10 Home into a 5.5-inch display with attached keyboard and gaming controllers. Its successor aims to up its game with a much larger portfolio of supported titles.

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The original article can be found here: https://www.extremetech.com/computing/260828-new-handheld-windows-pc-launches-april-can-play-gta-v?source=Computing

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How to Uninstall Windows 10

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Microsoft’s Windows 10 is a solid OS, but that doesn’t mean everyone is happy with it. This guide will walk you through the process of uninstalling Windows 10 and the issues to watch out for when you do.

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The original article can be found here: https://www.extremetech.com/computing/260606-uninstall-windows-10?source=Computing

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How to Download Windows 10 For Free, But Only Until December 31

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Users who still want a free copy of Windows 10 can get it — but only for a little while longer.

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The original article can be found here: https://www.extremetech.com/computing/260524-download-windows-10-free?source=Computing

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How to Take a Screenshot in Windows

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There are a variety of third-party tools for taking screenshots in Windows, but there are a number of included options that go beyond the Print Screen key. We break them down.

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The original article can be found here: https://www.extremetech.com/computing/260311-take-screenshot-windows?source=Computing

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New ARM Always Connected Windows PCs Debut, AMD Ryzen On the Way

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MIcrosoft’s first Windows on ARM machines have debuted, with a claimed 20-22 hours of battery life, all powered by Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 835.

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The original article can be found here: https://www.extremetech.com/computing/259991-new-arm-always-connected-windows-pcs-debut?source=Computing

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Windows 10 Now Runs on 600 Million Devices Worldwide

Windows 10 has hit 600 million devices, up from 500 million worldwide earlier this year. While the company won’t hit its original goal of 1 billion devices by 2018, significant regional disparities in OS usage make its Windows 10 shipments look worse than they really are.

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The original article can be found here: https://www.extremetech.com/computing/259779-windows-10-now-runs-600-million-devices-worldwide?source=Computing

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HP Caught Installing Spyware on Windows 10 PCs Without Permission

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HP is pushing an update (possibly through Windows Update itself) that installs a telemetry tracker on your system — and it’s doing so without every informing customers that the software has been installed, or explaining what it does.

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The original article can be found here: https://www.extremetech.com/computing/259605-hp-caught-installing-spyware-windows-10-systems-without-permission-notification?source=Computing

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Key Windows 10 Anti-Malware Tech Critically Broken

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Windows 10 is supposed to include support for memory address randomization techniques that stop certain kinds of malware. Unfortunately, that protection isn’t currently working.

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The original article can be found here: https://www.extremetech.com/computing/259350-key-windows-10-antimalware-technology-critically-broken?source=Computing

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Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Yoga (2nd Gen) Tested: the Ultrabook to Buy if Your Boss Is Paying for It

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For anyone looking for a lightweight Windows notebook that still packs a lot of power and features, we haven’t seen anything better on the market.

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The original article can be found here: https://www.extremetech.com/computing/258065-lenovo-thinkpad-x1-yoga-2nd-gen-ultrabook-buy-boss-paying?source=Computing

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Windows 10 Adds Anti-Ransomware Feature in Fall Update

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Microsoft thinks it has a way to prevent ransomware from extorting money from Windows 10 users, and it’s called Controlled Folder Access.

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The original article can be found here: https://www.extremetech.com/computing/257880-windows-10-adds-anti-ransomware-feature-fall-update?source=Computing

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Windows 10 Fall Creators Update Launches With Mixed Reality Support

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Windows 10’s Fall Creators Update is now available, with a range of improvements and additional features.

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The original article can be found here: https://www.extremetech.com/computing/257597-windows-10-fall-creators-update-now-available-adds-edge-onedrive-features-mixed-reality-support?source=Computing

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Microsoft May Be Planning Price Increases for Windows 10

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A new edition of Windows 10 called Windows 10 Pro for Workstations is coming soon, and the version realignment will likely increase costs for system builders. Those costs will probably end up being passed down to consumers, too.

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The original article can be found here: https://www.extremetech.com/computing/257228-microsoft-may-planning-price-increases-windows-10?source=Computing

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Has Windows 10 Overtaken Windows 7 Yet? Depends Who You Ask

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In the latest update of market share, Windows 10 appears to be closing the gap with Windows 7. However, Microsoft says it caught up earlier this year. So, what’s going on?

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The original article can be found here: https://www.extremetech.com/computing/256856-windows-10-overtaken-windows-7-yet-depends-ask?source=Computing

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Should Windows 10 Power Users Shut Off Windows Update?

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Windows 10 users can still ‘opt-out’ of updates by turning Windows Update off altogether. Can you get away with doing so, without risking major security problems?

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The original article can be found here: https://www.extremetech.com/computing/255686-windows-10-power-users-shut-off-windows-update?source=Computing

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