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How to customize the left side of the Windows 10 Start menu

Hate those "Most used" and "Recently added" sections of the Windows 10 Start menu? Here's how to get rid of them and add items that are actually useful.

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How to boot into Windows 10's Tablet Mode every time you start your PC

Whether you're rocking a small Windows tablet or just plain love Live Tiles, here's how to configure Windows 10 to automatically boot into Tablet Mode.

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How to customize Windows 10's Action Center

Here's how to tweak exactly which notifications and quick access settings appear in Windows 10's new Action Center.

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How to disable Windows 10 File Explorer's new Quick Access view

The Windows 10 File Explorer's new Quick Access view can be handy indeed, but here's how to disable it and bring back the This PC view if you're so inclined.

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How to customize Windows 10's Start Menu

Windows 10 comes with a new Start menu, complete with a new bag of tricks. We'll show you how to master it.

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3 Windows 10 tweaks to maximize your taskbar

Here's how to customize all the things in Windows 10's taskbar.

How to uninstall Windows 10 and go back to Windows 7 or 8

Did you upgrade to Windows 10 and regret it? You can go back to your older operating system in a few clicks.

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How to install Windows 10 on your PC

We'll walk you what you'll need to do to upgrade to Windows 10.

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Can't find a Windows 10 feature? Ask Cortana for help

Microsoft has rearranged the furniture in Windows 10. To find what you need, turn to the operating system's digital personal assistant.

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How to stop Windows 10 from using your PC's bandwidth to update strangers' systems

By default, Windows 10 turns your PC into a server for distributing updates to other machines. Here's how to make it stop.

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Windows 10: How to skip the line and claim your free upgrade right now

You may be waiting for your free upgrade even if you reserved your free Windows 10 upgrade months ago. Here's how to get it now if you're impatient.

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How to change Windows 10's default web browser to Chrome, Firefox, or Opera

Windows 10 pulls a nasty trick when you upgrade: It sets your default web browser to Edge, even if you opted for Chrome or Firefox in Windows 7 or 8. Here's how to change it back.

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How to turn on System Restore in Windows 10 to protect against bad updates

Worried about a bad update borking your Windows 10 system? Turn on System Restore so you can roll back to a pre-update state.

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How to uninstall programs and apps in Windows 10

You can still use the Control Panel, but there are also options to uninstall from the Start menu and the Settings app.

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Use Windows 10's individual display scaling to perfect your multi-monitor setup

Want to boost the scaling on your 1080p monitor by a little and your 4K display by a lot? With Windows 10 that's an easy fix.