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Microsoft Windows

Malware operators abusing Windows shortcuts to bypass VBA macro block
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exploits

Malware operators abusing Windows shortcuts to bypass VBA macro block

The likes of Emotet and Qakbot, as well as Russia-linked state-sponsored hackers, have all pivoted to the new infection technique
5 Aug 2022
How to boot Windows 11 in Safe Mode
Screenshot of Windows 11's recovery settings menu
Microsoft Windows

How to boot Windows 11 in Safe Mode

Unless you’re a complete Windows novice, you’ll have come across Safe Mode before - but what exactly is it, and how do you access it in Windows 11?
29 Jul 2022
How to reinstall Windows 10 without losing data
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Microsoft Windows

How to reinstall Windows 10 without losing data

Reinstalling Windows 10 can wipe your system clean; here’s how to keep your files intact
18 Jul 2022
How to make a printer shortcut in Windows 10
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Microsoft Windows

How to make a printer shortcut in Windows 10

Quickly checking printer settings and the print tray just got a bit easier with these simple steps
18 Jul 2022
Command Prompt Windows 10: What is it and how does it work?
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Microsoft Windows

Command Prompt Windows 10: What is it and how does it work?

We take a look at one of the most basic - and most powerful - features in Windows 10
15 Jul 2022
Microsoft bifurcates channel chief role following partner backlash
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channel

Microsoft bifurcates channel chief role following partner backlash

The move comes a week ahead of the company's annual partner conference
15 Jul 2022
17 Windows 10 problems - and how to fix them
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operating systems

17 Windows 10 problems - and how to fix them

Tips and tricks to help you solve Windows 10 upgrade problems, for everything from freeing up storage, to solving privacy errors and using safe mode
15 Jul 2022
Microsoft testing fresh UI for the Windows 11 taskbar
The Windows 11 Desktop in dark mode
Microsoft Windows

Microsoft testing fresh UI for the Windows 11 taskbar

A minor U-turn sees the developer experimenting with new search icons on the taskbar, alongside widget notification badges, and a Camera app
14 Jul 2022
Microsoft makes Windows Autopatch generally available to enterprise users
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Security

Microsoft makes Windows Autopatch generally available to enterprise users

First announced in April, the feature has been met with confusion from the industry
12 Jul 2022
'Embrace PowerShell for better security', say UK, US, NZ cyber authorities
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Microsoft Windows

'Embrace PowerShell for better security', say UK, US, NZ cyber authorities

The powerful automation and IT administrative tool has been used by hackers as an attack tool, but proper configuration can take the power out of thei…
23 Jun 2022
Making the most of Disk Management on Windows 10
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Microsoft Windows

Making the most of Disk Management on Windows 10

We look at why disk management in Windows 10 is important, how to do it, and its benefits
22 Jun 2022
Windows vs Linux: what's the best operating system?
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operating systems

Windows vs Linux: what's the best operating system?

Can the open-source OS really stand up to Microsoft's enterprise juggernaut?
22 Jun 2022
Windows 11 Home vs Pro: What's the difference for business users?
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operating systems

Windows 11 Home vs Pro: What's the difference for business users?

A comparison of the various features and tools available across Windows 11's Home and Pro versions
20 Jun 2022
How to take screenshots on a Windows 10 laptop or PC
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Microsoft Windows

How to take screenshots on a Windows 10 laptop or PC

A guide to all the various tools and shortcuts you can use to take a screenshot on Windows 10
20 Jun 2022
Microsoft reportedly blocks Russian Windows 10 and Windows 11 downloads
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Microsoft Windows

Microsoft reportedly blocks Russian Windows 10 and Windows 11 downloads

Local media report issues from inside Russia but the company has yet to confirm if it was a deliberate move or merely an error
20 Jun 2022
Windows 10 vs Windows 11: Is Windows 10 or 11 better for your business?
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operating systems

Windows 10 vs Windows 11: Is Windows 10 or 11 better for your business?

Windows 10 is by far the most popular operating system, but is it worth upgrading your business to Windows 11?
17 Jun 2022
Almost half of Windows 10 users urged to upgrade before Internet Explorer end of life
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Microsoft Windows

Almost half of Windows 10 users urged to upgrade before Internet Explorer end of life

Businesses have till 15 June to setup IE Mode in the newer Edge browser to avoid "disruption"
14 Jun 2022
Windows 10 Pro vs Home vs Enterprise: Which is best for your business?
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operating systems

Windows 10 Pro vs Home vs Enterprise: Which is best for your business?

A guide to the various features available across each iteration of Microsoft's most popular operating system
27 May 2022
What is Trusted Platform Module (TPM)?
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components

What is Trusted Platform Module (TPM)?

We investigate that mysterious little component that’s seemingly so crucial to Microsoft’s Windows 11
26 May 2022
Windows 11's nifty new search feature has one major downside
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Microsoft Windows

Windows 11's nifty new search feature has one major downside

Bringing inspiration from Android, the new search feature has divided onlookers
23 May 2022
How to factory reset Windows 10
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operating systems

How to factory reset Windows 10

If your Windows 10 system isn't playing ball, you can reset it back to its factory conditions
13 May 2022
Actively exploited Windows vulnerability reaches peak severity when paired with popular attack
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Security

Actively exploited Windows vulnerability reaches peak severity when paired with popular attack

May 2022's routine Patch Tuesday fixes seven 'critical' issues, including a familiar headache for IT administrators
11 May 2022
What we know about One Outlook so far
One Outlook
email providers

What we know about One Outlook so far

One Outlook, known internally as Project Monarch, has been mostly kept under wraps by Microsoft
9 May 2022