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How to set up photo reminders in Cortana in Windows 10

The Anniversary Update is chock-full of little tweaks that will make your experience just that much better, like photo reminders in Cortana.

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.

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2 ways to control Windows 10 automatic updates

Previous Windows versions let you update manually or automatically. But Windows 10 updates whether you want it to or not…unless you know the trick.

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How to remove your email address from Windows 10's login screen

The Anniversary Update adds a nice little feature that makes it easy to hide your email address on Windows 10's sign-in screen.


How to use Cortana-friendly Sticky Notes in Windows 10 to keep track of tasks

Sticky Notes and Cortana merge in the Anniversary Update for a stylus-free way to set reminders.

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How to run a DOS program in Windows 10

There are some old DOS applications that you just can't afford to lose (or games you still like), and Windows 10 lets you keep them. Here's how.

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.

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7 things I learned once I built my first PC

There's always a first time for building a PC, and the guides can only go so far when it gets to specific details for each part. Read on for seven things I wished I'd known before I started.

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How to ban the sites you hate from Cortana's top headlines

Like Cortana but hate that it always surfaces news from a certain site? Now you can dump that site thanks to a new Cortana feature.

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3 alternatives if you don't want to enter a password on your Windows machine

You boot your PC; you enter your password. You come back from a break; you enter your password. You open your laptop; you enter your password. Let's make this easier.

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Windows 10 reinstallation tip: How to reset your PC and keep your files

Sometimes Windows needs a fresh start—maybe a program’s gone awry or a file’s been corrupted. Luckily, Windows 10 has an option where you can reinstall Windows and wipe your programs, but it keeps your files intact.

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.

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Windows 10 reinstallation tip: How to reset your PC and remove everything

There are several reasons why you might want to reset Windows 10 and remove everything. Fortunately, Windows 10 lets you start over with a few clicks.

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How to reinstall Windows like a pro

It's super-easy to reinstall Windows 10 or 8, and not much more difficult to reinstall Windows 7. Use these tips to get the most out of a reinstall.

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How to enable Android notifications on the Windows 10 preview

The feature is a work in progress, but it offers a hint at how your PC might integrate more deeply with an Android phone.

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When to choose a password, when to choose a PIN

You understand that you need to protect your PC, phone, and online accounts. But do you always have to use a long and complex password?

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.

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How to use Cortana and Lenovo's ReachIt to find files strewn across your digital life

Lenovo's Reachit integrates with Cortana to search your local hard drive and various online accounts.

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How to add a Hibernate option to the Windows 10 Start menu

Windows 10 doesn't include Hibernate in the shut-down options by default, but it's easy enough to add it.