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How to track your favorite sports teams with Cortana in Windows 10

Want to know how badly the Jets are doing for this upcoming NFL season? Let Cortana deliver the bad news.

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20 must-know keyboard shortcuts for Windows 10

Want to know how to launch Cortana or open the Action Center without taking your hands off the keyboard? This list will show you how.

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How to stop Windows 10's annoying Microsoft Office ads

Rather than upgrading to Office to stop Windows 10 from bleating about it all the time, take these steps instead.

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How to cure Windows 10's worst headaches

These tips and tricks can help you overcome Windows 10's niggling hassles.

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How to create a local account in Windows 10

Want to create a local account to use on your PC for yourself or other people in your home? Here's how to do that.

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How to reclaim your privacy in Windows 10, piece by piece

Windows 10 has deep cloud hooks and shares a lot of data with Microsoft in order to create a smart, seamless experience across devices. If you prefer to keep some privacy, here's how to disable all of it.

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How to use Windows 10's File History backup feature

Need a quick and easy way to back-up your personal files in Windows 10? Give File History a try.

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How to change Windows 10's default apps

Not feeling the love for Windows 10's default apps for music playback, web browsing, and so on? You can change them without breaking a sweat.

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How to disable Bing web results in Windows 10's search

Windows 10 has the annoying habit of favoring Bing web search results over local file searches. Here's how to stop it.

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How to customize the left side of the Windows 10 Start menu

Hate those "Most used" and "Recently added" sections of the Windows 10 Start menu? Here's how to get rid of them and add items that are actually useful.

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How to boot into Windows 10's Tablet Mode every time you start your PC

Whether you're rocking a small Windows tablet or just plain love Live Tiles, here's how to configure Windows 10 to automatically boot into Tablet Mode.

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How to customize Windows 10's Action Center

Here's how to tweak exactly which notifications and quick access settings appear in Windows 10's new Action Center.

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How to disable Windows 10 File Explorer's new Quick Access view

The Windows 10 File Explorer's new Quick Access view can be handy indeed, but here's how to disable it and bring back the This PC view if you're so inclined.