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If we show you how to back up your PC for free, will you finally do it?

What's it gonna take? These free backup tools are a good start.

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How to create and restore an image backup in Windows 10

Windows 10's image backup can protect your Windows configuration. Learn how to make one of your entire drive. And, should disaster strike, learn how to restore Windows from that backup.

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3 easy steps anyone can take now to back up a PC

It really doesn't take much to set up a solid backup protocol for your PC. Here are the basics, with pointers to more details.

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The best OneNote 2016 tips: 10 ways anyone can get organized

Microsoft’s OneNote is a surprisingly versatile tool for jotting down and organizing notes, random facts and more. These tips will help you make the most of its features.

You can safely use Windows 7 until 2020, but I won't be answering your questions

Microsoft will stop supporting Windows 7 in January of 2020, but I'm turning over Answer Line to Josh Norem today.

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Removing Windows 10's default apps isn't easy, but CCleaner can help

Microsoft makes it hard to remove its built-in apps in Windows 10, even if you really don't want them. CCleaner gives you a way, though, and we'll show it to you here.

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How to get out of Windows Safe Mode

Safe Mode is a useful tool, but it's not a desirable working environment. If your PC only boots into that limited environment, here's your way out.

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2 ways to control Windows 10 automatic updates

Previous Windows versions let you update manually or automatically. But Windows 10 updates whether you want it to or not…unless you know the trick.

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How to fix a dead key on your keyboard

If you have a dead key on your keyboard, you probably need to clean whatever is under that key. Here's how to do it with a regular keyboard and a laptop keyboard.

Why you should use two-step verification even if it's a hassle

No one really likes two-step verification. It's annoying. And yes, it can be hacked. But you're still far safer with it than without it.

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How to run a DOS program in Windows 10

There are some old DOS applications that you just can't afford to lose (or games you still like), and Windows 10 lets you keep them. Here's how.

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How to tell if your Android phone has spyware

You know that Google, your service provider, and Facebook follow what you do on your phone. But what about your employer, your spouse, or a criminal? Find out if you have spyware on your Android phone and what to do about it.

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3 alternatives if you don't want to enter a password on your Windows machine

You boot your PC; you enter your password. You come back from a break; you enter your password. You open your laptop; you enter your password. Let's make this easier.

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The problems with using Dropbox for cloud-only storage

Dropbox, primarily used for syncing, can also be used for online-only storage. But I don't advise it.

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POP3 vs. IMAP: Which protocol lets you get all of your email on any device

When some of your email messages appear on one PC, and other messages on another, you're using the wrong protocol.