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Locate your Microsoft Windows and Microsoft Office product keys with this simple guide.
Microsoft will stop supporting Windows 7 in January of 2020, but I'm turning over Answer Line to Josh Norem today.
Web notifications are great, except when they aren't. Here's how to disable them off on a site-by-site basis.
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.
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.
We try out Microsoft's Power BI by showing how you can graph airline departure and arrival delays using this visualization tool.
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.
Google plans to remove the Chrome Apps Launcher from Chrome for Windows, Mac, and Linux in July. Luckily, there's a workaround.
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.
Windows 10 makes it easy to start over by letting you reset the operating system but keep your files and programs intact. We’ll show you how to find and start this feature.
There are several reasons why you might want to reset Windows 10 and remove everything. Fortunately, Windows 10 lets you start over with a few clicks.
When some of your email messages appear on one PC, and other messages on another, you're using the wrong protocol.
Wildcards work in Word much like they do in Scrabble or Poker, representing whatever you need to find or change in a document. Here's how the basic wildcard features work and what you can do with them.
Gmail’s advanced search operators help you find messages more quickly, even if you have a pile of them to sift through. Here's how.
Your USB drive isn't slow because you have too much stuff on it. It's slow because it uses a slow storage format like FAT32 or exFAT. You can re-format it to NTFS to get faster write times, but there is a catch.
When data dumps into your spreadsheet and it's a big mess, you'll know what to do. Here's how to use text functions to join and separate data at will.
Cortana wants to be helpful, but that means she can be nosey about what you're doing online. Turn off these settings to get her off your case.
If you're only using one of the two operating systems on your PC, why bother with that menu every time you boot?
Sometimes, you need the day-before-yesterday's version of a file. Here's how to get it.
Windows 10 makes it easy to start fresh by letting you reset the operating system and remove everything. We’ll show you how to find and start this feature.
Alt key codes give you access to hundreds of special ASCII characters, from accent marks to tiny icons. We show you how to use the Alt codes and also Word's Symbol library.