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When your Windows 10 login password fails, you need a recovery drive

Your Windows 10 PC could lose track of your password due to an upgrade gone awry, or some other unexpected hiccup. We have a few workarounds.

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The easy way to save Facebook videos

There's an easy way to save any video posted to Facebook—as easy as adding one letter to the URL. Here's how.

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Alienware 13 (2016) review: The first OLED gaming laptop has landed

Alienware's 13-inch gaming laptop not only offers a stunning OLED screen, but also a redesigned chassis, solid construction, and superb performance. It's the whole package.

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How to customize Windows 10 colors

You can tweak the built-in Windows 10 color palette quite easily; you just have to know where to look!

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Origin EON17-X review: Hot and loud, but oh so fast

The EON17-X embraces the big and bad stereotype for gaming laptops, delivering generous amounts of performance, heat, and noise.

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MSI GT73VR Titan review: This gaming PC excels with a GTX 1080 and G-Sync panel

MSI's fully loaded GT73VR Titan gaming laptop can go toe-to-toe with a desktop rig.

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How to create sublabels in Gmail

Gmail lets you attach labels to email for easy organization, but you can also create sublabels to fine-tune your mail sorting.

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How to know when your SSD could die

SSDs have a finite lifespan. Here's how to tell how "old" your drive is, and whether you need to prepare for an untimely death.

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Stop HTML5 autoplay videos in Chrome, Firefox, Opera (but not Edge, Explorer, Safari)

Websites have shifted from Flash to HTML5 for video, because many browsers now allow native disabling of Flash. Here's what you now need to know to stop videos from playing as soon as the page loads.

What to do when you hate Windows 10

Not everyone is pleased with Windows 10. If that's you, here are your options.

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Importing bookmarks and favorites to Edge is easier with the Anniversary Update

Microsoft's new Anniversary Update simplified the way you import favorites from other major browsers to Edge. Here's how easy it is now.

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You can remove Cortana from Windows 10, but it's tricky

Just turning off Cortana is easy. Removing her completely is hard. We'll show you how to delve cautiously into the Windows registry.

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Asus Zenbook Pro UX501VW review: Killer specs and pricing, offset by small flaws

In the world of premium 15-inch notebooks, the Zenbook Pro stands out by offering performance parts at a price that's unmatched by its competitors. Granted, there are a few trade-offs.

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Why your USB drive's file format matters: FAT32 vs. exFAT vs. NTFS

You have options when it comes to formatting a USB drive for use in a PC: FAT32, exFAT, and NTFS. We'll explain what they are and how to choose the best file system for your needs.

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Dell Inspiron 15 7569 review: An affordable and solid midrange 2-in-1

While this 15-inch laptop probably won't turn many heads, its strong features, solid performance, and low price will win over users.