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How-To Windows 11 can run Android apps, but only a limited number from Amazon's Appstore. Here's how to sideload unsupported Android apps you want to use. How-To It's a dead-simple trick, but so few PC users do it. Here's how to improve PC performance by disabling Windows startup apps
Updated Set up your new computer the right way by performing these crucial tasks. How-To If you own a Samsung Galaxy Tab tablet, you already have a terrific second display for both work or business travel. Here's how to use it. How-To Microsoft nerfed a useful keyboard shortcut for Bluetooth devices in Windows 11, but you can work around it. How-To Windows 10 is chock full of tools that can eliminate distractions, optimize your workflow, and make you all-around more productive—but they aren't always obvious. Updated Want to reuse your existing Windows license key with a new PC? We explain how to determine if that’s possible. Updated Windows 11 gives Microsoft's operating system a bold new look, but you can still make it feel (mostly) familiar. Here's how. How-To Chances are that Microsoft automatically encrypted your PC during setup. But don’t worry—that key should be safely stored. Here’s where to find it. How-To Microsoft finally gives users some control over their Xbox game files. Updated It really doesn't take much to set up a solid backup protocol for your PC. Here are the basics, with pointers to more details. How-To Whether your collection includes makeshift scans of tax documents or personal videos, you can keep them under extra protection. How-To If your computer audio abruptly stops working, you can try these simple steps in five minutes or less. How-To Don’t like Windows 11? You can go back to Windows 10. Here’s how. Tip A little preparation can nip activation problems in the bud when upgrading from Windows 7 or 8.1 to a newer version. How-To All Windows 11 users, and not just those who subscribe to Microsoft's beta programs, should see this new account subscriptions feature within the Windows 11 Settings menu. Here's how to use it and what to expect. How-To Microsoft is expected to allow all Windows 11 PCs to install Android apps from the Amazon Appstore later this month. Here's how to do it. How-To Need to troubleshoot your Windows 11 PC? Safe Mode to the rescue! Here's how to get into it How-To Knowing your version and edition of Windows is useful, especially if you’re about to upgrade. Here are several fast ways to get the info.
How-To If you're tired of Microsoft Teams automatically launching when you boot or restart your PC, there's an easy way to fix the problem without uninstalling the app. The Teams-based Chat app can be disabled, too.