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Disable Autoplay Settings In Windows 10

Use the AutoPlay settings to keep malicious files from downloading to your PC. Here's how.

How to repair Windows 10's Master Boot Record

You should know how to repair your Master Boot Record, because if ransomware or some other disaster bricks your PC, you just might be able to save it. Here’s how.

Use Windows 10's Battery Saver to squeeze more life out of your laptop

Settings for screen brightness, low-power mode and more will help you last longer on a charge.


3 handy image tools you can use in File Explorer

File Explorer's Manage tab for photos has some quick-and-easy photo-management tools for Windows 8 and Windows 10 users.

What to do when you hate Windows 10

You have a few options for backing out of Windows 10, but most of them aren’t pretty.

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How to shut down your PC at a set time

Two simple programs make it easy to shut down your PC at a specified time.

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Get more Edge extensions by installing beta versions

New Edge extensions are slow to come to the Windows Store, but you don't have to wait. Try this trick to get beta extensions in Edge today.

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How to stop failing Windows Updates from bothering you

Microsoft's show or hide updates troubleshooter is a handy tool for those times when you need to say "no" to Windows 10's mandatory updates.

Is my Windows PC 32-bit or 64-bit? Why it matters

Especially if you have an older PC, there’s a big difference between 32-bit and 64-bit Windows. Here’s how to find out what you have and why you should care.

What to do when you hate Windows 10

Not everyone is pleased with Windows 10. If that's you, here are your options.

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How to use your Android, iOS, or Windows 10 smartphone as a Wi-Fi hotspot

When you really need to access the internet from a PC, your phone can save the day.


How to turn off Windows Defender's enhanced notifications in Windows 10

Windows Defender in the Anniversary Update loves to tell you what it's doing. Here's how to stop that.

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Importing bookmarks and favorites to Edge is easier with the Anniversary Update

Microsoft's new Anniversary Update simplified the way you import favorites from other major browsers to Edge. Here's how easy it is now.

Why You Lost Your Windows 10 Product Key

Goodbye, product key; hello, digital license. Learn more about the changes here.

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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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How to repair Windows' master boot record and fix your bricked PC

Whether Windows' MBR was corrupted or erased by ransomware or a less nefarious means, it can be fixed. Here's how.

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How to use Windows 10's Battery Saver mode

Battery Saver in Windows 10 is a handy feature for anyone who prefers to keep their power cords at home.

How To Enable Windows 10's Dark Theme

You see a window and you want to paint it black. Here’s how.

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How to remove your login password from Windows 10

Sure, you can remove your password from your Windows 10 PC, as long as it's in a very safe place. Here's how.

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How to rearrange the quick-actions tiles in the Windows 10 Anniversary Update

Microsoft's quick actions tiles are a convenient way to get at key system settings. Here's how to organize them to your liking in the Anniversary Update.

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What Microsoft won't tell you about your Windows 10 recovery drive size

You'd think it wouldn't be too hard to know how much storage space you need to create a Windows 10 recovery drive. But we asked Microsoft, and the answer will surprise you.

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Microsoft Edge's bookmarks bar is called the Favorites bar, and here's how to enable it

Microsoft’s new Edge browser has bookmarks, but they're called Favorites. Here's how to enable them.