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How to make Cortana search with Google instead of Bing in Windows 10

Windows 10's Cortana uses Bing for web searches by default with no official option to change it, but there are ways to get Cortana to embrace Google.

When your Windows registry gets cluttered, here's what's worth doing about it

Your Windows registry may look like a big mess, especially if you install and uninstall a lot of software. But before you clean it, here's something else to consider.

Don't want a standing desk? Use Workrave as a break timer to remember to move around

Don't want a standing desk, but worried about the evils of sitting all day? Time yourself to make sure you take regular breaks.

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Learn Windows 10's touchpad gestures for laptops

Here are Windows 10's trackpad gestures.

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How to enable Windows 10's 'Hey Cortana' voice commands

Loving Cortana, but can't figure out to get the voice activation feature running? Here's our guide.

How to delete the windows.old folder clogging up your drive

It's a huge folder that appears on your SSD or hard drive after your Windows 10 upgrade, You can remove it, but do so carefully.


How to set different wallpapers for multiple monitors in Windows 10

Assigning different wallpapers for each monitor was so easy in Windows 8. That's not the case with Windows 10.


When your computer reboots itself over and over again

Something is rotten in the state of your Windows PC. Here's how to deal with a computer that keeps rebooting.


How to quickly jump to often-used Windows app subsections in Windows 10's Start menu

Always jumping into Windows Update or another part of the Settings app in Windows 10? This trick makes getting there easier.


How to turn off Windows 10's keylogger (yes, it still has one)

Microsoft can track your keystrokes, your speech, and more. Here are the settings to turn it all off.


How to customize Windows File Explorer's details view

You spend a lot of time diving into the file system on a PC. Getting File Explorer organized just the way you like it is quick, easy, and worth it.

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Your PC boots, gets to the Windows desktop, then freezes. Now what?

It might take some sleuthing to find out what's freezing up your computer, but these tips will help.

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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.


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.