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How to activate Game Mode in the Windows 10 Creators Update

Game Mode is a great choice for budget gamers or anyone else who needs to dedicate as many system resources as possible to their game.

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How to snooze your Wi-Fi in the Windows 10 Creators Update

The Windows 10 Creators Update has a new feature that lets you turn off your Wi-Fi, and then turn it back on automatically after a set time period.

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How to find the Windows 10 Creators Update's hidden desktop themes

The Windows Store has nearly 175 desktop themes for Windows 10 Creators Update users, but don't start by opening the Store to find them.

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How to stop websites from asking for your location in Chrome, Edge, Firefox, Opera, Safari

Browsers can supply your location when you permit it. If you have no plans of ever permitting it here's how to turn that feature off.

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Set your power button to turn off all your PC's displays in the Creators Update

Windows 10 has new Power Options setting in the Control Panel.

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Windows 10 Privacy: How to disable the Location features

Windows 10’s Creators Update makes it easier to disable location tracking and also erase location history.

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How to create a single-column Start menu in the Windows 10 Creators Update

There's a new setting in the Creators Update that lets you simplify the Start menu.

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How to defer future updates in the Windows 10 Creators Update

The Creators Update makes it much easier to delay feature and security updates than previous versions of Windows 10.

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How to enable Windows Sonic virtual surround sound in the Windows 10 Creators Update

The Creators Update's built-in Windows Sonic spatial sound feature is supposed to improve your headphone audio experience

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How to use Night Light in the Windows 10 Creators Update

The Creators Update brings a built-in way to adjust your screen's color temperature and make it easier to sleep after a late-night computer session.

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Windows 10 Privacy in the Creators Update

Windows 10 privacy settings are easier to find and use in the Creators Update. But there's a difference between getting more control and getting more privacy.

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How to use Start menu folders in the Creators Update

Start menu folders have arrived on Windows 10 to pack more apps into a smaller space.

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How to free up storage space automatically with Storage Sense in the Creators Update

The Storage Sense feature in the Creators Update automatically dumps the contents of your Recycle bin and temporary folders.

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How to prevent installation of apps from outside the Windows Store

A new feature in the Windows 10 Creators Update helps you keep third-party apps off a PC.

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How to reclaim file permissions and ownership in Windows

Malware or network issues can sometimes change file permissions or disown you. If you're getting a "you don't have permissions" error, here's how to fix it.

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How to remove or change the signature in Windows 10 Mail

WIndows 10's Mail app includes a "sent from Windows 10 Mail" signature by default. Here's how to change that or remove it.

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Switching from Mac to PC, Part 4: How to keep your iPad and iPhone in the mix

Incorporating your iPhone and iPad into your new life with Windows is easy.