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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.

An SSD upgrade is still the single best thing you can do for your PC

I can't tell you exactly how much your PC will speed up with an SSD. But I can tell you it will be a lot.

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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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Trust no one: How caller ID spoofing has ruined the simple phone call

Caller ID is easy to spoof and it’s leading to a host of real threats, from account recovery fraud to marketing scams to malicious pranks resulting in SWAT teams showing up at a victim's door.

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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.

Dual-booting Linux with Windows: What you need to know

Windows 10 or Linux Mint? You can have it both ways, but there are a few tricks for doing it right.

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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.

A multi-monitor USB adapter lets you add a display even if you lack a spare video port

When you need to get serious work done, the more monitors the merrier. And if you don't have a spare VGA, DVI, or HDMI port, you can still use USB.

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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.