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Windows 10 is shaping up to be a lot more than just a coat of paint on Windows 8. Besides restoring the beloved Start menu, Microsoft will load the next generation of Windows with new features like the Cortana virtual assistant, the boldly minimalist Project Spartan browser, and even live streaming of Xbox One games. Read on for the latest from the world’s most popular operating system.

Microsoft OneDrive files can sync between a PC and a phone

How to sync files and folders to OneDrive

Microsoft OneDrive is an excellent cloud storage platform with numerous Windows and Microsoft 365 integrations. Here’s how to sync your files and folders.
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How to factory reset an HP laptop to start fresh or for resale

Split screen feature on Windows 11.

How to split your screen on Windows 11

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How to force quit on Windows to fix frozen applications

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How to share an external hard drive between Mac and Windows

The new Start Menu in Windows 11, 22H2

How to get Windows 11 for free

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How to downgrade from Windows 11 to Windows 10

How to use a blue light filter on a PC or Mac

How to use a blue light filter on your PC or Mac

How to use the Command Prompt in Windows 10 and 11

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The best Windows tablets for 2024

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How to print to PDF in Windows

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Microsoft plans to charge for Windows 10 updates in the future

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How to remove a login password on Windows 11

Removing your login password in Windows 11 is quite an easy process. Here's how you can do it in a few simple steps.
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Here is how you can uninstall Windows 11

If you've installed Windows 11 and find it unsatisfactory, reverting to Windows 10 or your previous operating system is a simple process.
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The best Windows apps for 2023

Choosing the right apps can be hard. Here are the best Windows apps, whether you need to stay productive at work or watch your shows.
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The best Windows 10 keyboard shortcuts

Whether you're saving time or just prefer using the keyboard to get things done, here are the best Windows 10 keyboard shortcuts for resizing windows and more.
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Windows 11 vs. Windows 10: finally time to upgrade?

With Microsoft slowing down support for Windows 10, is it finally time to upgrade to Windows 11? We break down all the differences.
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MSI just fixed a massive problem affecting Intel’s best CPUs

MSI just managed to fix a major problem that got some users stuck in a spiral of computer crashes. Here's what you need to know to avoid this issue.
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How to download a Windows 10 ISO file legally and install Windows 10 from it

You can download the Windows 10 ISO files straight from Microsoft's website, letting you quickly and easily install Windows 10 on your PC. Here's how to do it.
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Ranking all 12 versions of Windows, from worst to best

Microsoft has been making Windows operating systems for almost 40 years, and though they've improved, there have been some wins and duds. We rank them here.
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ChatGPT can now generate working Windows 11 keys for free

A Twitter user has found a clever way to use ChatGPT to create free Windows 11 Pro keys with just a simple prompt -- but there’s a notable catch involved.
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How to uninstall a program in Windows 10

Do you have Windows 10 apps that you could live without? Here's how to uninstall a program, or multiple programs in Windows 10, the fast and easy way.
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How to factory reset Windows 10 or Windows 11

If your PC is being sold or has serious errors, then your best option is to factory reset Windows. We'll walk you through the entire process, step by step.
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Windows 11 could be hurting your gaming performance

An obscure security feature in Windows 11 and Windows 10 could be impacting gaming performance, according to a new set of benchmarks. Should you disable it?
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Windows 10 Home vs. Pro vs. S mode: What’s the difference?

How does Windows 10 Home compare to Windows 10 Pro and S mode? All support basic Windows 10 features, but advanced functions depend on the version and mode.
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PC gamers are flocking to Windows 11, new Steam survey says

The latest Steam Survey shows that the adoption of Windows 11 by PC gamers is going well. Are we all ready to say goodbye to Windows 10?
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Windows 11 has been causing problems with Intel graphics for months, and no one said a word

Microsoft revealed that a not-so-recent update may have broken DirectX in Intel graphics, but luckily, there seems to be a fix on the way.
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Windows 11 review: the new era evolves

Windows 11 is growing more popular than ever, but even with the latest updates, is it time to upgrade?
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Microsoft warns that relying on Internet Explorer may cause disruptions

Microsoft has announced further end-of-life updates for Internet Explorer on Windows 10 that will take place in February 2023.
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Update Windows now — Microsoft just fixed several dangerous exploits

Microsoft has just fixed a whole lot of dangerous vulnerabilities as part of its latest Windows patch.
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It’s not just you — Microsoft admits its patches broke OneDrive

If OneDrive just started crashing and giving error messages on your computer, it might be Microsoft's fault since a recent update caused the problem.
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Microsoft’s DirectStorage may improve loading times by 200%, but don’t get too excited

Microsoft has introduced GPU decompression to DirectStorage 1.1, resulting in up to three times faster loading in games. There's a catch, though.
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The best touchscreen laptops for 2022

The top touchscreen laptops need a great screen, high performance, and long battery life. Here are the best options in 2022.
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Windows 11’s new update cadence finally makes sense

Microsoft will keep Windows 11 on an annual update cadence, but will also squeeze in smaller feature rollouts throughout the year.

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