How to get more out of Edge (and bolster its security)

How to get more out of Edge (and bolster its security)

By tweaking a few important settings in Microsoft's browser, you can ensure your online surfing is more secure.

Will the shift to Windows 11 mean more e-waste?

Will the shift to Windows 11 mean more e-waste?

Because the move to Windows 11 is likely to force users to buy new hardware, a lot of older computers may wind up in the trash — worsening environmental issues for everyone.

Windows 10 21H2, the bashful one, arrives

Windows 10 21H2, the bashful one, arrives

While the newest version of Windows 10 has arrived as promised, don't rush to install it. Think of this as the best time to see what your PCs are running already, then plan ahead.

What’s past is prologue: When code-signing in Windows 11 goes bad

What’s past is prologue: When code-signing in Windows 11 goes bad

Eighteen years ago, a code-signing issue with Small Business Server 2003 caused problems for early installations. Last week, a similar problem has cropped up in Windows 11.

Is Microsoft getting pushy with Windows 11?

Is Microsoft getting pushy with Windows 11?

Windows 11 isn't supposed to just magically (or mysteriously) install itself on a Windows 10 PC. But some users keep saying that's what happened. Hmm.

How to get rid of Windows 11 (and roll back to Windows 10)

How to get rid of Windows 11 (and roll back to Windows 10)

If you’ve tried Windows 11 and for some reason want to go back to its predecessor, timing is key. The clock begins ticking as soon as you move to Windows 11. Here’s what to do.

Just who is Windows 11 for, anyway?

Just who is Windows 11 for, anyway?

Although it’s being marketed to consumers, Windows 11 is really about helping businesses protect sensitive data.

Thoughts on navigating the transition to Windows 11

Thoughts on navigating the transition to Windows 11

Windows 11 has only been out for a week, but users are already finding ways around security requirements and making UI changes. Here's what to keep in mind if you're planning to do either one.

How to make sense of Microsoft’s upcoming mail security changes

How to make sense of Microsoft’s upcoming mail security changes

Microsoft is cutting off some versions of Outlook from Microsoft 365 and Office 365 next month. And it plans more security moves a year from now that could affect how email is handled. Time to plan ahead.

Survey says! What my informal survey shows about Windows

Survey says! What my informal survey shows about Windows

The vast majority of people who responded already know about Windows 11, most don’t plan to upgrade anytime soon and many have serious issues with the overall Windows patching process.

A penchant for patching: After 20 years, the system’s still a mess

A penchant for patching: After 20 years, the system’s still a mess

Though Microsoft has tried a variety of patching schemes over the past two decades, update problems continue with no end in sight.

It’s been a big week for patches

It’s been a big week for patches

In addition to Patch Tuesday’s retinue of updates from Microsoft, fixes arrived this week for zero-day flaws affecting Google’s Chrome browser and Apple hardware.

Planning to update to Windows 11? A checklist before you do

Planning to update to Windows 11? A checklist before you do

With the Oct. 5 launch date less than a month away, it's time to think about when Windows users should move from 10 to 11. (Helpful hint: Don't rush.)

Triggered by email? Some thoughts on how to stay safe

Triggered by email? Some thoughts on how to stay safe

When even previewing an email can let attackers gain access to your system, it pays to be cautious.

The Windows print nightmare continues for the enterprise

The Windows print nightmare continues for the enterprise

KB5005652, meant to address “PrintNightmare” vulnerabilities, is causing some enterprise users to be prompted to reinstall print drivers or install new drivers — which they can’t do without admin privileges.

11 questions for Windows users

11 questions for Windows users

It’s time for my survey of Windows users: I want to get an idea of how you use Windows, what you think of Windows 11, and what other options you use or may be considering.

The case of the cranky Chrome install

The case of the cranky Chrome install

Sometimes an install just won’t work as it should on Windows 10 —no matter what you try to do. When all else fails, start from scratch, and even consider a hardware upgrade while you’re at it.

For Windows security, what we have is a failure to communicate

For Windows security, what we have is a failure to communicate

While we await the arrival of Windows 11, Microsoft would better serve users by telling them about the security solutions we already have on our systems.

Getting ready for 21H2 (and maybe Windows 11)

Getting ready for 21H2 (and maybe Windows 11)

Windows 10 21H2 will be here before you know it (as will Windows 11). So now's a good time to get a handle on how, when and whether to update.

In the fight against ransomware, Microsoft must do more

In the fight against ransomware, Microsoft must do more

The rash of ransomware attacks that have plagued companies in recent months highlights the need for Microsoft to do more to help users avoid being hit — and recover quickly if they are.

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