ARM-based Windows 10 Devices Expected to Launch in Late 2017

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Qualcomm CEO Steve Mollenkopf provided an update on the future of Windows on ARM in a recent investor call, saying the first Qualcomm-based Windows PCs will be available at the end of this year.

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Unofficial Patch Unblocks Windows 7 and 8.1 Updates for Kaby Lake, Ryzen

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Microsoft has started disallowing Windows 7 and 8.1 updates on machines running the latest hardware. One developer has had enough, and is releasing a patch to help users get around this artificial blockade.

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Raspberry Pi enthusiasts can use Cortana in the Creators Update for Windows 10 IoT Core

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Microsoft’s embedded Windows 10 operating system, Windows 10 IoT Core, is being updated to support Cortana with full voice functionality as well.

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Windows 10 Creators Update review roundup: mostly positive, but not quite perfect

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Windows 10 Creators Update reviews have hit the web. We’ve rounded up the thoughts of multiple sites and condensed them into one article.

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Microsoft claims 10 million ‘fans’ help it test Windows 10, but it’s sure got a funny definition of that word

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Microsoft says it’s cultivated a legion of 10 million fans with the Windows Insider program. The company’s bombastic claims to love its users don’t pass the sniff test, and its promise of actually making changes based on feedback is a joke.

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Microsoft faces new class-action lawsuit over its Windows 10 upgrade policy

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Microsoft is facing another class-action lawsuit for its upgrade practices related to Windows 10.

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The original article can be found here: https://www.extremetech.com/computing/246587-microsoft-faces-class-action-lawsuit-windows-10-upgrade-policy?source=Computing

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Microsoft may be blocking Windows 7, 8.1 updates on new Intel Kaby Lake, AMD Ryzen systems

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Windows may be refusing to update on Kaby Lake or Ryzen systems, but the exact situation is unclear. If you’ve installed a pre-Windows 10 OS to one of these products and attempted to update it, was it successful? Drop in and let us know.

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The original article can be found here: https://www.extremetech.com/computing/246049-microsoft-may-blocking-windows-7-8-1-updates-new-intel-kaby-lake-amd-ryzen-systems?source=Computing

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Android is set to overtake Windows as most used operating system

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Microsoft Windows holds the slimmest of margins over Android, and they could trade positions very soon if current trends continue.

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Qualcomm announces 48-core Falkor CPUs to run Microsoft Windows Server

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Qualcomm has partnered with Microsoft to create a new version of Windows Server on ARM. This could represent a potent threat to Intel’s data center business, even as Chipzilla gears up to take on AMD’s Naples.

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Report: Microsoft prepping a locked-down version of Windows, with RT-like restrictions

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Windows Cloud is less about a cloud-based operating system, and more about Microsoft challenging Google in the education and enterprise markets, where the locked-down nature of Chromebooks makes them preferable.

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How to stop Windows 10 from automatically rebooting after updates

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Tired of Windows 10 rebooting out from under you while you try to get work done? There’s a solution for that.

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Microsoft’s Creators Update will include a new Windows Defender Security Center

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Windows 10’s Creators Update will pack a number of improvements, including a new Windows Defender Security Center and a centralized location for managing devices and applications.

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Microsoft targets Chrome users with ads for personal shopping assistants in Windows 10

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Windows 10 is trying to push Chrome users to install its own extensions for the browser, and users generally aren’t happy about it.

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Upcoming Windows 10 update reduces spying, but Microsoft is still mum on which data it specifically collects

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Windows 10’s upcoming Creator’s Update will add some new privacy changes and condensed telemetry options — but while the ‘basic’ telemetry setting will now collect less information, MS isn’t really being open about the data it gathers.

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The original article can be found here: https://www.extremetech.com/computing/243079-upcoming-windows-update-reduces-spying-microsoft-still-mum-data-collects?source=Computing

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Why can’t Microsoft get Windows 10 updates right?

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Everyone agrees that getting Windows Update right is a hard problem, but it’s more than legacy hardware and software that have kept Microsoft from fixing it.

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Microsoft warns Windows 7 is dangerously insecure in 2017

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In 2009 Microsoft couldn’t stop talking about how great Windows 7 was, and now it’s dangerous to continue using. Funny how that happens.

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Microsoft’s latest Windows update breaks multi-monitor gaming

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Microsoft’s latest Windows 10 patch breaks multi-monitor gaming and the current workarounds are inadequate. How about using that telemetry data to flag users who shouldn’t install a given update, instead of making them all mandatory?

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Windows 10 free upgrades are still unofficially available

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Officially, Microsoft stopped giving away Windows 10 six months ago. Unofficially, it’s still readily available.

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Microsoft finally admits that its malware-style Get Windows 10 upgrade campaign went too far

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Microsoft has finally acknowledged that its “Get Windows 10″ campaign made a significant mistake by pushing a malware-style update that changed how the GWX.exe application functioned. The company’s explanation of how it ‘learned things’ from the process, however, still rings false.

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x86 emulation may finally come to ARM processors running Windows 10

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Microsoft may finally bring x86 emulation to its ARM hardware running Windows 10 Mobile, but will there be any demand for the feature? Microsoft’s market share losses make that difficult to predict.

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