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How Babelsoft Media Preview reveals less-common file types in Explorer

Babelsoft Media Preview is the answer for revealing less-common multimedia files that Windows Explorer's own Preview tool doesn't support.

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How to use Mentions in Windows 10's Mail app

Microsoft recently rolled out its Mentions feature to the Windows 10 Mail app. Here's how it works.

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How to force Cortana to use your default browser

A little program called EdgeDeflector lets you pair Cortana with the browser and search engine of your choosing.

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Three ways to restrict OneDrive uploads in Windows 10

Sometimes you need a break from the cloud when your internet connection isn't the greatest.

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Windows 10: Maps and Mail

Windows 10's Maps and Mail apps were once deemed inadequate by many, but have recently grown into highly useful tools.

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How to show the taskbar on only one display in Windows 10

Taskbars across all displays are great, but if you want to keep things simple, try putting the taskbar on only one monitor.

How to use Microsoft’s Paint 3D app

Paint 3D is coming with the Windows 10 Creators Update. But we can show you how to create cool 3D scenes right now.

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How Windows Explorer can help you find duplicate files

Sure, you could buy a utility to ease the task of finding duplicate files or organizing your multimedia, but Windows Explorer is quite good at it in its own right.

3 Ways to Speed Up Windows 10

Windows 10's settings offer a few surprising ways to make the OS run faster.

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How to stop Windows 10 from rebooting after updates

One of the most annoying "features" of Windows 10 is how it no longer gives you the option to postpone a reboot after certain updates. Here's how to fix that once and for all.

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How to increase your right-click options with Right Click Tweaker

Personalize the right-click context menu in Windows by adding functions you use most.

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How to change Windows 10's default web browser to Chrome, Firefox, or Opera

Windows 10 pulls a nasty trick when you upgrade: It sets your default web browser to Edge, even if you opted for Chrome or Firefox in Windows 7 or 8. Here's how to change it back.

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How to create Live Tiles for your Steam games in Windows

It's not easy to turn your Steam games into Live Tiles, but this Windows Store app can help.

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How to create and restore an image backup in Windows 10

Windows 10's image backup can protect your Windows configuration. Learn how to make one of your entire drive. And, should disaster strike, learn how to restore Windows from that backup.

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3 easy steps anyone can take now to back up a PC

It really doesn't take much to set up a solid backup protocol for your PC. Here are the basics, with pointers to more details.

How to Clean-install Windows without Bloatware

You can get rid of bloatware or other troublesome software by doing a clean install of Windows 10. Here’s how it works.

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How to change the 'Hey, Cortana' wake word in Windows 10

Microsoft doesn't let you personalize Cortana's wake word, but this third-party program does.

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How to turn on the Ink Workspace in Windows 10

Even if you don't have a digital pen, you can still activate the Windows Ink Workspace to see what it's all about.

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4 reasons to kick off the New Year with an Office 365 Subscription

Office 365 is a great way to stay productive. Here are the main reasons you should give Office 365 a try.