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The Windows 10 Technical Preview can track your keystrokes and listen to your speech. It's for research rather than spying, but still something to keep it in mind if you're going to use it.
You know about Documents and other libraries. But some important data files are stored in the difficult-to-access AppData folder. Here's what you need to know.
Get Microsoft's beta operating system on a virtual drive or right on your hard drive.
Your PC has 4GB of RAM, or maybe even 8GB. But Windows doesn't even use 4GB. Here's what's going on.
If you've got a problem with your PC. The Microsoft Store may be able to fix it for you for free.
You don't need a little arrow in the corner to tell you that icon is a shortcut. Here's how to remove it.
Every time you boot Windows, a whole lot of programs load automatically. Some of them you need, while some of them are pointless. Here's how to trim the fat.
Windows temporary files can stack up and waste storage space. Here's how to check for clutter and clean it out.
Windows' Task Scheduler makes it easy to have your PC do some of your work for you while you get your morning coffee.
Want to have a spartan desktop with not so much as a Recycle Bin visible? Here's how to do just that.
IT professionals have used virtual hard drives for years in servers and virtual machines, but you can also use VHDs to back up your data. we'll show you how and when to do this.
Windows PCs run a whole lot of code in the background, much of which slows you down and provides little or no benefit. Here's how to stop them.
Get a taste of automated app installation with this sweet command-line tool.