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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.

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You may be waiting 'a few weeks' for your free Windows 10 upgrade, says Microsoft

14 million PCs are already rocking with Windows 10, but your PC may not be among them for a few weeks yet.

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Windows 10's inquiring minds: How Hello and Cortana get to know you very, very well

Tell Cortana about yourself so she can search better for you. Teach Hello what you look like for instant logins. These services are useful--if you give them your data.

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Windows 10 is already installed on 14 million devices

Microsoft wants to have the operating system on 1 billion devices in a few years.

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Mozilla CEO blasts Microsoft over Windows 10 defaults

Mozilla's Chris Beard calls setting Edge browser as default a "dramatic step backwards".

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Windows 10's launch was a bit bumpy, but people seem to like it

Users and reviewers complain of bugs, but overall impressions of the operating system seem favorable

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How to uninstall programs and apps in Windows 10

You can still use the Control Panel, but there are also options to uninstall from the Start menu and the Settings app.

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Critical BIND denial-of-service flaw could disrupt large portions of the Internet

The flaw could be exploited remotely to crash DNS servers by sending them a single packet

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Can your old PC run Windows 10? The answer will surprise you

How low can you go? Pretty low, you just don't want to be there.

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Satechi's $23 'Cortana button' brings the digital assistant to your car or countertop

The Bluetooth-connected button can call up Microsoft's virtual assistant with minimal effort and will be available in late August.

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Twitter's new Windows 10 app is a huge improvement

The new version is a scalable universal app that catches up on features compared to Twitter apps for other platforms.

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Use Windows 10's individual display scaling to perfect your multi-monitor setup

Want to boost the scaling on your 1080p monitor by a little and your 4K display by a lot? With Windows 10 that's an easy fix.

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What Windows 7 holdouts will miss: 11 improvements in Windows 10

You don't know what you're missing: These under-the-hood improvements have graduated from Windows 8 to Windows 10 and could justify an upgrade.

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Killing Cortana: How to disable Windows 10's info-hungry digital assistant

Cortana, Microsoft's supremely useful digital assistant, is a highlight Windows 10 feature—but not everyone will appreciate the amount of personal information she demands to be helpful. Here's how to disable Cortana in Windows 10.

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10 things Windows 10 failed to fix or flat-out broke

Windows 10, you're a great operating system, but...please put these deficiencies on your update list somewhere.