July’s PC patching collides with Win10 release

Updating to Win10: Definitely a mixed experience

As you’d expect, Windows Secrets contributors jumped on the formal Win10 release, downloading and installing the new OS on their various systems. Not surprisingly, they employed a range of methods just to get Win10 loaded.

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Will updating Windows get easier — or not?

With questions about updating still swirling around Windows 10, Microsoft posts a Win10 Preview tool for troublesome updates. All other supported versions of Windows should see an out-of-cycle security update for a font-driver vulnerability.

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Detecting DISM-tool corruption takes patience

As anyone who uses tools for work knows, sometimes the tools themselves demand attention. Forum member bbearren reported such an interlude recently in the Maintenance forum.

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Arts and sciences: How to see Pluto

Like millions of others on our blue planet, we’ve been thrilled by close-up images of Pluto. You, too, might be inspired by New Horizons’ streak past our distant solar-system neighbor (nine and a half years into the journey).

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Huge WinSxS folder stymies PC cleanup

Ubuntu 101: Using this popular Linux distro

AV testing: Is your antivirus app doing its job?

Using savvy security software is an important part of staying safe online. But just how effective is it? You can’t depend on your experience — or mine. The best source for information on the competency of anti-malware apps comes from a handful of independent, virus-testing organizations. Here’s one example.

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Final countdown for the release of Win10

Microsoft has apparently gone quiet, as it approaches the Windows 10–release deadline; the folks in Redmond are likely putting in some long hours. Still, there’s much to be revealed about the new OS — not just on launch day, but over the weeks to follow.

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No shortage of morals to software stories

Lounge member petesmst uses the system management tool Belarc and was recently disturbed to see it displaying the wrong product keys for most of his software. The situation wasn’t catastrophic: he still possessed the original and correct product keys, so he wasn’t facing a tool failure or misinformation.

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