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When your Windows image backup fails, try this

A backup should protect your PC from disaster. But sometimes it can become one disaster on top of another.


How to turn off Windows 10's keylogger (yes, it still has one)

Microsoft can track your keystrokes, your speech, and more. Here are the settings to turn it all off.


How to customize Windows File Explorer's details view

You spend a lot of time diving into the file system on a PC. Getting File Explorer organized just the way you like it is quick, easy, and worth it.

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Your PC boots, gets to the Windows desktop, then freezes. Now what?

It might take some sleuthing to find out what's freezing up your computer, but these tips will help.

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How to use OneNote to share notebooks, lists and more

Now that all Windows users have Microsoft accounts, sharing notes with family and colleagues is easy to set up.


How to liquid-cool your graphics card in 20 minutes

Closed-loop liquid cooling can be yours for cheap, but read this first to make sure you and your GPU are up for it.

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Word macros: Three examples to automate your documents

Use these step-by-instructions to turn complex procedures into one-click wonders.

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How to make the cursor or mouse pointer bigger

The mouse pointer isn't always clearly visible, especially if you're working on a small screen or have eyesight problems. Here's how to fix that.

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How to track your favorite sports teams with Cortana in Windows 10

Want to know how badly the Jets are doing for this upcoming NFL season? Let Cortana deliver the bad news.


20 must-know keyboard shortcuts for Windows 10

Want to know how to launch Cortana or open the Action Center without taking your hands off the keyboard? This list will show you how.

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How to stop Windows 10's annoying Microsoft Office ads

Rather than upgrading to Office to stop Windows 10 from bleating about it all the time, take these steps instead.

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How to find out if your PC is compatible with Linux

Can your PC run Linux? Probably. But here's how to find out for sure.

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How to cure Windows 10's worst headaches

These tips and tricks can help you overcome Windows 10's niggling hassles.

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How to encrypt and password-protect ZIP files the right way

You can protect the contents of a ZIP file, but unless you know the trick, you might as well not bother.


The quick and easy way to find the best antivirus software

Need antivirus for your PC, but not sure which of the numerous programs to choose from? Let some independent test data be your guide.