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How to add any website to Windows 10's Start menu

Chromebooks aren't the only PCs that can treat web pages as apps. You can do it in Windows 10 too.

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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.

How to buy a productivity tablet

Whether you're opting for an iPad or a Surface, here are five things to consider before you buy a tablet.


How to reclaim 20GB of hard drive space after the Windows 10 November update

Need some extra space on your PC's internal drive after installing the November update? Here's how to make room.

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How to save Windows Store apps to external storage in Windows 10

The Window 10 November update brings lots of little tweaks to Microsoft's operating system including the ability to save your apps to external storage.

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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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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.


How to use a gorgeous Bing images slideshow on your Windows 10 lock screen

Windows Spotlight puts a Bing images slideshow on your lock screen, but right now only for Windows 10 Home. Here's how to get something similar in Windows 10 Pro.

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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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How to upgrade from pirated Windows to legitimate Windows 10

Pirated Windows copies abound, and instead of fighting it, Microsoft is inviting pirates to come clean. Here's how to get a legitimate copy of Windows 10 now, and more on the one-click upgrade Microsoft plans for the near future.


How to use Windows 10’s Reliability Monitor to fix and fine-tune your PC

Whether you're troubleshooting issues or trying to push a Windows 10 machine to its highest level of performance, Windows Reliability Monitor can help in a big way.

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If you forget your Windows admin password, try this

That Windows admin password is pretty important. If you lose track of it, though, all is not lost. You just have to wiggle in through the virtual back door.

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When a deleted Windows file won't go away: 3 ways to move or erase it

Moving or erasing a file should be easy. But sometimes Windows just won't let go.

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How to disable Windows 10's window animations to speed up responsiveness

Are Windows 10's animations killing your PC's performance? Here's how to turn them off.