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Can't find a Windows 10 feature? Ask Cortana for help

Microsoft has rearranged the furniture in Windows 10. To find what you need, turn to the operating system's digital personal assistant.

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How to stop Windows 10 from using your PC's bandwidth to update strangers' systems

By default, Windows 10 turns your PC into a server for distributing updates to other machines. Here's how to make it stop.

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Windows 10: How to skip the line and claim your free upgrade right now

You may be waiting for your free upgrade even if you reserved your free Windows 10 upgrade months ago. Here's how to get it now if you're impatient.

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How to change Windows 10's default web browser to Chrome, Firefox, or Opera

Windows 10 pulls a nasty trick when you upgrade: It sets your default web browser to Edge, even if you opted for Chrome or Firefox in Windows 7 or 8. Here's how to change it back.

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How to turn on System Restore in Windows 10 to protect against bad updates

Worried about a bad update borking your Windows 10 system? Turn on System Restore so you can roll back to a pre-update state.

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How to uninstall programs and apps in Windows 10

You can still use the Control Panel, but there are also options to uninstall from the Start menu and the Settings app.

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Use Windows 10's individual display scaling to perfect your multi-monitor setup

Want to boost the scaling on your 1080p monitor by a little and your 4K display by a lot? With Windows 10 that's an easy fix.

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Killing Cortana: How to disable Windows 10's info-hungry digital assistant

Cortana, Microsoft's supremely useful digital assistant, is a highlight Windows 10 feature—but not everyone will appreciate the amount of personal information she demands to be helpful. Here's how to disable Cortana in Windows 10.

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How to play DVDs in Windows 10 for free

Regretting the loss of DVD playback on your fancy new Windows 10 upgrade? Here's how to get that capability back for free.

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How to maximize your first 30 minutes with Windows 10

So you finally have Windows 10 on your PC. What do you do with it? Join our guided tour.

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5 must-know Windows 10 tips and tricks

Dive right into some of Windows 10's coolest new features with these tips for the Start menu, Cortana, virtual desktops and more.

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Set Windows 10's Wi-Fi connections as metered to download forced updates at your own pace

Want to avoid Windows updates downloaded to your PC automatically? Setting your connection as metered can help avoid that.

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How to schedule when Windows 10 updates restart your PC

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.