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How to turn off Windows Defender's enhanced notifications in Windows 10

Windows Defender in the Anniversary Update loves to tell you what it's doing. Here's how to stop that.

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Importing bookmarks and favorites to Edge is easier with the Anniversary Update

Microsoft's new Anniversary Update simplified the way you import favorites from other major browsers to Edge. Here's how easy it is now.

Why You Lost Your Windows 10 Product Key

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

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You can remove Cortana from Windows 10, but it's tricky

Just turning off Cortana is easy. Removing her completely is hard. We'll show you how to delve cautiously into the Windows registry.

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How to repair Windows' master boot record and fix your bricked PC

Whether Windows' MBR was corrupted or erased by ransomware or a less nefarious means, it can be fixed. Here's how.

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How to use Windows 10's Battery Saver mode

Battery Saver in Windows 10 is a handy feature for anyone who prefers to keep their power cords at home.

How To Enable Windows 10's Dark Theme

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

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How to remove your login password from Windows 10

Sure, you can remove your password from your Windows 10 PC, as long as it's in a very safe place. Here's how.

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How to rearrange the quick-actions tiles in the Windows 10 Anniversary Update

Microsoft's quick actions tiles are a convenient way to get at key system settings. Here's how to organize them to your liking in the Anniversary Update.

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What Microsoft won't tell you about your Windows 10 recovery drive size

You'd think it wouldn't be too hard to know how much storage space you need to create a Windows 10 recovery drive. But we asked Microsoft, and the answer will surprise you.

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Microsoft Edge's bookmarks bar is called the Favorites bar, and here's how to enable it

Microsoft’s new Edge browser has bookmarks, but they're called Favorites. Here's how to enable them.

How to adjust your AutoPlay settings in Windows 10

Control how AutoPlay responds to various removable media in Windows, so you can enjoy the feature's convenience while minimizing the risk to your PC's security.

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.

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How Windows 10's Anniversary Update takes the wait out of future updates

Windows 10's Anniversary Update adds a new setting that makes it easier for your PC to finish an update without you logging in. Say goodbye to the 'We're just getting things ready' screen.

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Why it matters whether your Windows is 32-bit or 64-bit

There's a difference between 64-bit and 32-bit operating systems, and it involves your PC, too.

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How to enable Windows 10's dark theme in the Anniversary Update

The dark theme is ready to trick out your Windows 10 PC. Here's how to enable it.

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How to use Windows 10's Active Hours to prevent surprise update installs

Want to make extra sure Windows 10 won't install updates when you need your PC the most? Active Hours can help.

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How to install Microsoft Edge browser extensions

With the Anniversary Update Microsoft Edge can finally use browser extensions. Here's how to install them.