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How to create an image backup in Windows 10 and restore it, if need be

There's no better way to protect your Windows installation than creating an image backup. Here's what you need to know in Windows 10.

Why finding a better ISP is harder than it should be

Thanks to monopolies, the U.S. has fewer Internet Service Provider options than you'd think. But you might still have some options.

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Tell Windows that your browser mail is your default mail

Click a mailto link in a webpage or a local document, and up comes your email client of choice…unless your preferred email client is a website. Here's how to fix that.

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Why you should turn off your PC, laptop, modem, router, and other tech routinely

Why leave stuff on? Why not? This has been debated since the birth of tech.

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Windows taskbar icons: How to clean up the clutter

There's only so much space in the Windows taskbar, so here's how to use it wisely.

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How to use Microsoft Word's Styles to automate formatting of large blocks of text

Headers, subheads, footnotes, and regular paragraphs all need their own look. Word's styles can make that all easy.

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9 ways to keep your Windows computer safe

Evil people roam the Internet. Here's an overview of what you need to do to protect yourself.

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Windows' thumbs.db files: What they are, and what to do when they get in your way

Windows loves to create thumbs.db files, but they can cause problems, especially on a network. Here's what you can do about them.

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How to enlarge display text in Windows

A high-resolution screen can result in very tiny text—sometimes too tiny to read easily. Here's how to fix that.

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Why Lenovo's PCs have less bloatware or spyware than ever before

Lenovo consumer PCs used to have a lot of bloatware, but the company cleaned up its act after getting burned on one bad program earlier this year.

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The first affordable robot servant, Alpha2, is now in development

Don’t set your expectations of its capabilities too high.

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How to remove Bing from Edge or Internet Explorer

Maybe you like Google. Or Yahoo. Or DuckDuckGo. But both Internet Explorer and Edge want you to search with Bing. Here's how to make Microsoft use your preferred search engine.

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How to stop Windows 10 from saving files to OneDrive

If you don't watch out, Windows 10 will put your documents, music, and photos into OneDrive. Here's how to get them back and stop this behavior.

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How to block the Windows 10 upgrade

It's nice of Microsoft to offer all of us a free upgrade to Windows 10. But it's not so nice when they insist upon it.

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Sharing passwords: One way to save a lot of heartache in case of senility, accident, or death

Arrange to give loved ones access to key online accounts. Don't worry, you won't lose control.