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Why You Lost Your Windows 10 Product Key

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

How To Enable Windows 10's Dark Theme

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

Install Windows 10 with privacy settings

The Express settings option will make your installation go faster, but you might inadvertently agree to conditions you wouldn't choose for yourself.

3 ways to remove Windows 10's default apps

Microsoft makes it easy to remove some apps, but for others, you'll need assistance from a third-party utility.

This trick will stop Windows 10 Automatic Updates, but be careful

A little white lie could save Windows 10 Home users from automatic updates, but it comes with big responsibilities. Watch for the full details.

2 ways to get out of Windows 10 Safe Mode

You went into Windows Safe Mode to fix something, and now you can't get out. Luckily, you have two emergency exits. Watch for more details.

How to remove your Windows 10 password

Windows 10 wants you to enter your password all the time. You can remove your password, or reduce how often you have to enter one, but there are security risks to doing so.

Windows 10 Tutorial: How to reset your PC and keep your files

Windows 10 makes it easy to start over by letting you reset the operating system but keep your files and programs intact. We’ll show you how to find and start this feature.

Windows 10: How to disable Cortana

Cortana wants to be helpful, but that means she can be nosey about what you're doing online. Turn off these settings to get her off your case.

Windows 10: How to return to Windows 7 or 8

Windows 10 gives you 31 days to go back to your prior Windows version. Whether you've changed your mind or you were forced into the upgrade, here's how to get your old life back.