UPDATE: Microsoft said it fixed the issue in an update (KB2267602) on September 19.
After its botched release of the version 1809 update for Windows 10 last year, Microsoft instituted a sweeping series of changes to Windows Update. Don't be fooled by the headlines: A close look at recent issues with version 1903 suggests those changes are paying off.
Microsoft's attempt to squish one bug exposes several more. Fixes are coming but users struggle.
Now Windows 10 version 1903 users are reporting fresh audio problems, wrecking hit multiplayer games like PUBG.
Apple and Microsoft have followed different paths, but their latest laptop replacements are strikingly similar. Can either one succeed as your next mobile productivity device?
Microsoft's October 2 fall event is going to feature not just new Surface devices, but new services and 'experiences' as well.
Microsoft is looking into new Windows Desktop Search problems, caused by its latest Windows 10 1903 patch.
Microsoft's newest Windows 10 20H1 feature update for Fast Ring Insiders, build 18980, adds new Windows Subsystem for Linux features and more.
Microsoft addresses bug causing CPU problems for the past two weeks for Windows 10 version 1903 users.
If you're in the market for a new PC, which features matter most? I asked readers for their suggestions, and they responded with some smart recommendations. Here's a checklist any business buyer can use.
Microsoft may deliver a new Surface Go tablet with a more powerful CPU, if a new Geekbench benchmark offers any indication.
Microsoft's Your Phone app for Android now lets users make calls from Windows 10 devices.
Huawei ban is like preventing a hotel chain from buying beds, says Microsoft president Brad Smith.
At the dawn of the Internet era, developers on the Windows Shell team created some nifty utilities and shared them with power users in the Windows community. A quarter-century later, PowerToys are back, and this time they're open source.
Microsoft will be hosting a community conference on the Windows Subsystem for Linux and related technologies in March 2020.
At the dawn of the Internet age, Microsoft used every trick it knew to dominate the World Wide Web. That strategy worked for a few years, but aggressive antitrust enforcement and equally aggressive competitors crushed the company's onetime dominance. Here's a quarter-century of history that explains just what happened.
A clean install is the perfect way to get a fresh start with a Windows PC. Use this checklist to make sure you take care of the small details that make a big difference in productivity
Every installation of Windows 10 includes a huge collection of built-in apps. Some are Universal apps that are updated from the Microsoft Store. Others are legacy apps that hang around because other programs expect them to be there. If you prefer a tidy system, many (but not all) of these apps can be uninstalled, especially if you prefer a third-party alternative. This gallery offers a comprehensive look at how to unclutter your copy of Windows 10.
Windows 10 version 1903, which will be officially dubbed the May 2019 Update, begins rolling out soon. Here are some of the new capabilities you can expect in yet another feature-packed semi-annual release. (This gallery is based on a near-final Insider Preview release.)
If you're an owner of a newer MacBook, then you'll know that your choice of ports has dwindled down to, well, USB-C ports. But fear not! This doesn't mean that you need to buy new accessories. What you need is the Anker 7-in-1 USB-C hub. Not that this will also work with Windows PCs that have a USB-C port, as well as Chromebooks and smartphones and tablets kitted out with USB-C.
Windows 10 version 1809, officially the October 2018 Update,started rolling out October 2. Here are some of the new capabilities you can expect in this surprisingly feature-packed release. (This gallery is based on a near-final Insider Preview release.)
Microsoft started working on the hybrid devices that now make up the Surface family back in 2009. The group has made some missteps along the way, but today its lineup of Windows 10 devices is genuinely impressive and widely imitated. Here's how the brand has evolved.
macOS is a great platform, but there are times when some Mac users still need access to Windows and Windows apps.
The latest Windows 10 feature update includes the first public release of the Timeline feature as well as dozens of smaller enhancements to the Windows 10 user experience. Here's what you can expect.
The Cortana web service is tightly tied to Windows 10, which means you can get instant answers to some common questions and calculations without having to open a web browser. Here are 16 tricks that work directly in the Windows 10 search box.
Make the operating system work for you and your device.
Like the look of Apple's new iMac Pro workstation, but you're a Windows user so macOS is a no-go zone for you? No worries! You can get all the power and performance of the iMac Pro while still being able to run Windows.
While many are switching to Mac to break free of Windows, some of us still need to have access to the operating system to run specific applications or to carry out testing and development. Whatever your reason for wanting to run Windows 10 on your Mac, you have a number of options available to you.
As Microsoft Edge adoption increases, critical extensions are starting to show up for the promising new browser. We spotlight ten of them.
Windows 10 comes with a whole bunch of helpful apps. Unfortunately, some of them aren't as powerful as you might like. Fear not, for we have 15 power tools that will help you supercharge your Windows install.
When it's time to buy a new portable PC, there's more to consider than just the standard specs. These are five features that can't be benchmarked but have an undeniable impact on productivity.
There’s more to the right hardware choice than speeds and feeds. Ed Bott shares some features from the latest generation of PCs that will make you more productive and less frustrated. Read more: https://zd.net/2A3S6y1
Nearly half of all PCs used in small businesses are running Windows 7 despite Microsoft's January 2020 deadline.
ZDNet's Steve Ranger tells Karen Roby that time is running out for Windows 7 but millions of PCs are still to be upgraded. Read more: https://zd.net/2Zvbvav
The bottom line is that you probably need more RAM than you think you can get away with! Read more: https://zd.net/33uWRhI
Are you finding that the battery in your Windows laptop isn't lasting as long as it used to? Here how to tell if it is getting worn. Read more: https://zd.net/2LJzPxh
Windows 10 preview shows signs of Windows OS separating from the shell in line with Microsoft's modular plans.
Microsoft unveils a new Apple iCloud for Windows app that integrates with Windows 10 File Explorer.
Microsoft has improved the scalability of its ION bitcoin blockchain-based distributed identity system. But it's still early days.
With the end of support for Windows 7 looming, four tech chiefs share their tips for making the switch to Windows 10.
Microsoft aims to cut the hassle of arranging meetings for Office 365 users with AI email and calendar suggestions. Read more: https://zd.net/2FZDSC1
Here are some of the new capabilities you can expect in yet another feature-packed semi-annual release. Read more: https://zd.net/2HLtL6f
TechRepublic's Karen Roby talks with ZDNet's Steve Ranger about the latest happenings regarding the shift to Windows 10 as the clock continues ticking on Windows 7. Read more: https://zd.net/2OkJj1c
Update Intel Windows graphics drivers, and stop using Intel Matrix Storage Manager and USB 3.0 Creator Utility.