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How to uninstall QuickTime for Windows

Apple stopped supporting QuickTime for Windows, but left a couple of major security flaws unpatched. The company recommends you uninstall it, and now would be a good time. Here's how.

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You can dual-boot Windows 7 with Windows 10, but there's a catch

You can dual-boot old and new operating systems, but if you upgraded to Windows 10, your old Windows 7 is gone. Here's how to start over.

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Your PC has malware! Here's how to remove it

Malware is designed to stay put. You should be able to get rid of the malicious code with these steps.

Windows 10’s hidden hard drive partitions: How to find them, how to remove them

Your Windows PC came with one or two partitions you're not supposed to touch, and upgrading to a new Windows version just creates more. You might be able to get back a little storage space, if you tread carefully.

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10 supremely useful Microsoft OneNote add-ins and tools

OneNote becomes even more powerful at organizing your life when its connected to the right add-ins and services.

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3 quick fixes for your Windows Store problems

Ugh, the Windows Store. Some days you just want to forget it exists. Here are three quick fixes for when the Windows store is not working.

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How to make Windows 10 notifications last a little (or a lot) longer

Windows 10 notifications going by too fast? Here's how to slow them down.

How to Set Up Bash in Windows 10

On Wednesday, Microsoft released a version of its operating system that lets users try out Linux on Windows 10. Here's how to get it set up.

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How to remove Live Tiles from the Windows 10 Start menu

Say you're just not feeling Windows 10's Live Tiles, it's possible to banish them from the Start menu for a minimalist vibe.

Customizing Windows 10's Start Menu

Now that the Start Menu's back, make it your own. We'll show you how to customize what's listed at the left, how Live Tiles show on the right, and more.

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How to make your Windows 10 user account local

The account you log onto in Windows 10 is probably connected to Microsoft. Here's why you might (and might not) want to change that and how to do it.

Excel functions: How to work with dates

Microsoft did a couple of crazy things with dates so Excel could count them for you correctly. We explain how Excel sees dates and how to work with dates in formulas.

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How to copy windows that weren't meant to be copied with Textify

Textify is a free Windows utility that lets you easily copy a window's text, whatever the source.

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How to uncover Windows 10's hidden 'Applications' view in File Explorer

A quick command in Run turns File Explorer into an at-a-glance display for all your installed programs and Windows Store apps.

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How to clean install Windows the right way

Performing a Windows reinstall can make your PC feel like new, but you'll want to do some prep work first to avoid losing precious data and software.

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How to keep charging your USB devices past your PC's bedtime

With a simple tweak of your Windows settings, you can get a charge from your USB ports when your PC is in sleep mode.

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7 steps for setting up a new Windows 10 PC

You've got a new computer running Windows 10. Here's what to do, and what not to do, to start off right in the new OS.

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How Cortana in Edge can help you find context for images

Microsoft recently added 'Ask Cortana' support for images in Edge. Here's how to use it.