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Why upgrading to Windows 10 is less alarming than it used to be

Windows 10's been out for six months now, and most of the big bugs have been squashed. It just might be time to make the leap.

How to enter Windows 10 Safe Mode

Safe mode is like your bomb shelter when Windows 10 explodes, but it takes a few extra steps to get into it. We'll show you how it's done.

How to make a Windows 10 recovery drive

The time to make a Windows 10 recovery drive is before your PC dies. Grab a USB drive—you might need a big one!—and we'll show you how it's done.

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How to turn your Android phone and Windows 10 PC into a dynamic duo with Cortana

Cortana has some great tricks up its sleeve—including a few new ones—that make it a great companion for any Windows 10 user on Android.

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How to banish the Windows 10 upgrade prompts in Windows 7 and Windows 8.1

Are you a Windows 7 or 8.1 user tired of seeing Microsoft's incessant taskbar pop-ups prompting you to upgrade to Windows 10? Here's how to banish them forever.

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When you can't create the Windows 10 Recovery Drive, try these three fixes

If you're running Windows 10, you need to create a Windows 10 Recovery Drive. But sometimes, instead of a bootable flash drive, you get the error message "We can't create a recovery drive on this PC." Try these workarounds.

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Three ways to fix Windows 10 password problems

Windows 10 would like you to use your Microsoft account to log in, but you can change to another password, or set up a PIN or a local account.

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How to get Windows 10 to stop asking you for feedback

Microsoft wants to know if you really like Windows 10. In fact, it won't stop asking. Here's how to put an end to that.

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How to change your computer name in Windows 10

Don't like the randomly generated name Windows 10 gives your computer after a clean install? Here's how to change it to something more memorable.

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How to create an image backup in Windows 10 and restore it, if need be

There's no better way to protect your Windows installation than creating an image backup. Here's what you need to know in Windows 10.

2 easy ways to remotely access files on your PC

Need a file from your computer, but forgot to throw it into Dropbox? Having a back-up plan for remote access can help.

Fixing Windows 10's privacy problems

Windows 10 can be intrusive. If it isn't having Cortana follow you around online, it's logging your keystrokes or sending you personalized ads. We show you four ways to keep Windows out of your business.

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Tell Windows that your browser mail is your default mail

Click a mailto link in a webpage or a local document, and up comes your email client of choice…unless your preferred email client is a website. Here's how to fix that.

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How to use Microsoft Edge's casting feature to beam media to your TV

Microsoft's Windows 10 November update included a great feature to send media from one device to another.

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Windows taskbar icons: How to clean up the clutter

There's only so much space in the Windows taskbar, so here's how to use it wisely.

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How to turn on Windows 10's Find My Device feature

The Windows 10 November update has a lot of nice little updates in it including the ability to turn on a smartphone-style Find My Device feature.

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How to add any website to Windows 10's Start menu

Chromebooks aren't the only PCs that can treat web pages as apps. You can do it in Windows 10 too.

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9 ways to keep your Windows computer safe

Evil people roam the Internet. Here's an overview of what you need to do to protect yourself.