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    Expanding my IT knowledge (not for professional purposes)

    I am interesting in expanding my IT knowledge to be more proficient in my home computer use. I know that there are educational resources but many or most in my top categories below are geared more at the professional. Here are the areas that I am interested in (basically in order of...
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    Avoiding telemetry Windows 7/ 8.1

    There is a lot of mention of abilities/efforts to avoid telemetry in windows 7 and 8.1. To go through the history, it seems that at first Microsoft rolled out telemetry to these operating systems as an optional update, then they rolled it out as a required update/ disguised as something else...
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    NTFS Bug Allows Malicious Websites to Bluescreen Windows 7 and 8.1 Systems

    Russian site habrahabr.ru has a story up regarding how a new bug found in NTFS allows malformed filenames to bluescreen Windows 7 and 8.1 boxes. (Those of us not of unusual linguistic inclination can access an English version courtesy of Google Translate.) Apparently this issue is made worse by...
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    Upgrade to windows 10 pro

    My laptop has windows 8.1 single language. I want to upgrade to windows 10. I have following doubts: 1. Can I upgrade to windows 10 pro over windows 8.1 single language. I mean, this can be done by downloading windows 10 ISO from Microsoft website and selecting windows 10 version as 'windows 10...
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