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Want to avoid Windows updates downloaded to your PC automatically? Setting your connection as metered can help avoid that.
You can't choose which updates to download in Windows 10, but you do have a say about when they're installed. Here's how to schedule Windows 10 updates.
Even if you aren't part of the first wave that's getting Windows on July 29, your upgrade shouldn't be far behind. Here are a few things you can do to get ready.
Windows 10's Cortana digital assistant is pretty darn easy to use, but she becomes even more powerful with some tinkering.
Wi-Fi Sense in Windows 10 takes the headache out of managing Wi-Fi networks, but some people have security and privacy concerns. Here's how to disable it.
Task View and virtual desktops are two powerful new Windows 10 features. Here's how to use them.
External flash and hard drives can be used to deliver malware or steal sensitive files. Here's how to control who can use them.
Windows 10 introduces a new Web browser, Microsoft Edge. We'll show you its new features, from Cortana to Web Notes, and how to use them effectively.
Windows 10 is a major and exciting upgrade that some people will download right away. Anyone with older hardware or software should do a little research first, though.
Windows' Sticky Notes program may seem like a convenient tool for jotting down reminders and miscellaneous stuff, but it's really a disaster waiting to happen.
The whole point of external USB-connected storage is that you can easily unplug it, but Windows's Eject Mass Storage option balks sometimes. Resist the urge to yank out the drive and try one of these solutions instead.
Yes, it's true. You can add a Start menu--of sorts--to the Windows 8.1 taskbar without installing a third-party program. All of the code is built into Windows itself. You just have to know the trick that makes it appear.
Windows 8 won't let you install the apps found in the Windows Store to external storage--but you can force the matter.
Based on the previews of Windows 10 so far, the OS will have some Windows 7-like capabilities. Third-party utilities could help, too.
You could pay someone to take care of these repairs for you, but you'd be surprised how easy they are with a little patience.