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You can remove Cortana from Windows 10, but it's tricky

Just turning off Cortana is easy. Removing her completely is hard. We'll show you how to delve cautiously into the Windows registry.

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Mastering Excel Date & Time: Serial numbers, Networkdays, Datevalue, and more

All businesses need to calculate dates and times for payroll, expenses, inventory and more. We show how Excel turns dates into serial numbers for easier calculations, and we discuss Networkdays, Datevalue, and Excel for Mac's 1904 calendar

How to use Firefox's new simplify page printing feature

A small but handy new feature scheduled to roll out with Firefox 49 will help ease your printer-ink bill.

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Excel formula tips: How to troubleshoot by tracing dependents and precedents

In Excel, when you need to debug a complex web of formulas, you need to trace dependent and precedent formulas. Here's how they work.

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How to use Firefox's new experimental feature to outsmart error 404s

Mozilla recently added a new Test Pilot feature called 'No More 404s' that's helpful for anyone who runs into dead webpages while doing research online.

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How to use FileBot to organize your Plex video files

FileBot organizes the TV shows and movies saved to your hard drive so they are easier to find on Plex.

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Excel: 5 timesaving power tips

There's no such thing as too fast in Excel. These power tips help with formulas, and filling and fixing spreadsheet data.

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How to find your Windows or Office product key

Locate your Microsoft Windows and Microsoft Office product keys with this simple guide.

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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How to turn off web notifications in Chrome, Edge, and Firefox

Web notifications are great, except when they aren't. Here's how to disable them off on a site-by-site basis.

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Excel power tips: 3 handy ways to tame hyperlinks

Excel does its best to handle hyperlinks, even though they're ungainly in spreadsheets. Here are tricks you'll need to keep them under control.

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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.

Visualizing data with Power BI

We try out Microsoft's Power BI by showing how you can graph airline departure and arrival delays using this visualization tool.

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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.

How to access your Chrome apps without the apps launcher

Google plans to remove the Chrome Apps Launcher from Chrome for Windows, Mac, and Linux in July. Luckily, there's a workaround.

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Windows 10 reinstallation tip: How to reset your PC and keep your files

Sometimes Windows needs a fresh start—maybe a program’s gone awry or a file’s been corrupted. Luckily, Windows 10 has an option where you can reinstall Windows and wipe your programs, but it keeps your files intact.