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Microsoft tells some Insiders to stop using Windows 10 preview

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August 19, 2015

Microsoft tells some Insiders to stop using Windows 10 preview

With the resumption of Windows 10 builds to testers, Microsoft has told users they may not have the right to run the software and again begun marking copies with small watermarks. READ MORE

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2. Researchers can store data in DNA; the hard part is retrieving it

3. Latest Windows 10 preview cripples 64-bit Chrome

4. NOW ON CIO: Why you should be wary of Windows 10 if you own an older PC

5. Preston Gralla: Microsoft lays its smartphone ambitions to rest

6. Amazon, Microsoft strengthen tools to store app and enterprise data in their clouds

7. Just their type: 12 keyboards programmers love

8. IDG Contributor Network: Microsoft (yes, Microsoft!) ups the container ante

9. NOW ON CSO: Keep these cyberthug holidays marked on your calendar

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