Brad ChacosSenior Editor, PCWorld

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Brad Chacos spends the days jamming to Spotify and digging through desktop PCs. He covers the gaming, graphics cards, and how-to beats for PCWorld, and spends his mornings running the news desk for PCWorld, Macworld, Greenbot, and TechHive.

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Windows turns 30: A visual tour of Windows through the ages

Thirty years later, we look back at Microsoft's popular operating system.

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Nvidia GeForce GTX 950 review: Bringing more oomph to budget gaming PCs

Nvidia's new GeForce GTX 950 delivers a better-than-consoles gaming experience for just $150.

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How to disable Bing web results in Windows 10's search

Windows 10 has the annoying habit of favoring Bing web search results over local file searches. Here's how to stop it.

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How to boot into Windows 10's Tablet Mode every time you start your PC

Whether you're rocking a small Windows tablet or just plain love Live Tiles, here's how to configure Windows 10 to automatically boot into Tablet Mode.

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How to disable Windows 10 File Explorer's new Quick Access view

The Windows 10 File Explorer's new Quick Access view can be handy indeed, but here's how to disable it and bring back the This PC view if you're so inclined.

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Why Windows 10 isn't really free: The subtle new world of built-in costs

Even if you get the free upgrade, everything from Cortana to Xbox has its ways of making you pay.


All Windows 10 users can now buy Microsoft's DVD Player app for $15, but you shouldn't

Windows 10 killed Windows Media Center, and now Microsoft wants to charge users $15 for a buggy DVD playback app.

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Office 365's Outlook web interface spruces up with new features and a sleeker look

If you check your email in your browser, you'll want to check out these new Office 365 Outlook for web changes.

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Steam gamers already use Windows 10 more than all Linux distros combined

Well that didn't take long. Windows 10's usage among Steam gamers already dwarfs that of all Linux OSes combined.

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How to stop Windows 10 from using your PC's bandwidth to update strangers' systems

By default, Windows 10 turns your PC into a server for distributing updates to other machines. Here's how to make it stop.

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Windows 10: How to skip the line and claim your free upgrade right now

You may be waiting for your free upgrade even if you reserved your free Windows 10 upgrade months ago. Here's how to get it now if you're impatient.

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How to change Windows 10's default web browser to Chrome, Firefox, or Opera

Windows 10 pulls a nasty trick when you upgrade: It sets your default web browser to Edge, even if you opted for Chrome or Firefox in Windows 7 or 8. Here's how to change it back.

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Windows 10 superguide: Everything you need to know

Learn all about Windows 10's free upgrade, killer new features, and availability.