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Google Chrome's notifications won't support Windows 10's Action Center

Google has valid reasons for Chrome to not support Action Center, but it's still the latest blow in a longstanding feud with Microsoft.

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How to stop Windows 10's annoying Microsoft Office ads

Rather than upgrading to Office to stop Windows 10 from bleating about it all the time, take these steps instead.

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New app solves Windows 10's failure to hide the taskbar in Tablet Mode

Windows 10 is a great OS, but tablet users looking for a little extra screen space are stymied by the taskbar's refusal to fully disappear. Enter a new third-party utility.

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Four weeks after launch, Windows 10 is already on 75 million PCs and tablets

Microsoft’s free Windows 10 upgrade offer is having the desired effect, as uptake outpaces earlier versions.

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How to cure Windows 10's worst headaches

These tips and tricks can help you overcome Windows 10's niggling hassles.

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Cheat sheet! Microsoft releases printable Windows 10 key shortcut list

This handy guide lists every Windows key shortcut in Windows 10. It’s ready to print or view offline--and we made it better.

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VMware adds Windows 10 and enhanced graphics support to its virtual machine software

VMware has released new versions of its desktop virtualization products with support for Windows 10 and more.

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Microsoft starts public test of Cortana app for Android smartphones

Microsoft now lets anyone with an Android phone try out its app that brings the virtual assistant from Windows 10 to a non-Microsoft platform.

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How to create a local account in Windows 10

Want to create a local account to use on your PC for yourself or other people in your home? Here's how to do that.

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Ask Cortana anything: Snarky answers to 59 burning questions

If nothing else, Windows 10's Cortana digital assistant proves she’s more fun than Siri and Google Now put together.

Torrent trackers freak out over perceived Windows 10 anti-piracy measures

Based on extremely thin evidence, several private torrent trackers believe Microsoft is setting up for a big piracy crackdown in Windows 10.

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20 years later, Windows 10 follows in Windows 95’s footsteps

With Windows 95, Microsoft began the PC’s shift from software platform to communications tool, while introducing several features that persist today.

Windows through the ages

Twenty-five years later, we look back at Microsoft's popular operating system.

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How to reclaim your privacy in Windows 10, piece by piece

Windows 10 has deep cloud hooks and shares a lot of data with Microsoft in order to create a smart, seamless experience across devices. If you prefer to keep some privacy, here's how to disable all of it.

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Testing suggests that not even identical twins can dupe Windows Hello

If The Australian's testing is any indication, you shouldn't have to worry too much about your evil twin or doppelgänger unlocking your PC using Windows Hello.