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How to use Windows Sandbox in Windows 10

In this guide, we'll show you how to use the Sandbox feature in Windows 10 Pro and Enterprise to keep your computer safe from sketchy software and apps.
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How to customize File Explorer in Windows 10

The Windows 10 version of File Explorer has a few new bells and whistles. Here's a handy guide for new users (and Windows veterans) on the new interface.
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What is Windows Polaris? Microsoft’s defunct UI explained

What is Windows Polaris? It was a component of Microsoft's supposed Windows Core OS project. Here's how it fit in the overall modular Windows picture.
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How to use your laptop as a monitor

Does your desktop computer need some extra screen space? We can show you how to use your laptop as a monitor if you need a second display: Here's what to do.
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Windows 10 is at a standstill. Here’s what it needs to learn from Chromebooks

With Chrome OS recently surpassing MacOS as the second-most-used operating system in world, there are a lot of lessons to be learned by Microsoft.
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The Windows 10 File Explorer is about to look very different

Microsoft started testing new modern folder icons for photos, desktop, documents, music, and more. The icons replace the ones leftover from Windows 8.1 
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How to connect your computer to a TV

Sometimes a desktop monitor just won't do, especially if you're trying to showcase images or videos to others. Here's how to connect your computer to a TV.
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How to connect a PS3 controller to a PC

Want to connect a PS3 controller to your PC so you can jump into console-style action in your favorite games? Our guide lays out the basics for doing just that.
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Best typing programs

Looking to increase your words per minute and leave your colleagues in the dust? Check out some of the best typing programs to improve your form and efficiency.

How to use the Command Prompt in Windows 10

This how-to guide will teach you how to use Command Prompt commands. We cover commonly-used commands, as well as lesser-known commands that are still helpful.
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How to upgrade from Windows 10 Home to Windows 10 Pro

While Windows 10 Home and 10 Pro will help you complete most tasks, Pro is slightly more advanced. In this guide, you'll learn how to switch from Home to Pro.
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How to turn off notifications in Windows 10

The Windows Action Center has a lot of useful functions, including notifications. But not everyone likes them. Here's how to customize them to your preferences.
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Windows 10X has reportedly been pushed back to later in 2021

After rumors indicated Windows 10X could arrive this spring, it's now looking as though Microsoft might not be ready to release the OS until later this year.
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How to zip a file in Windows 10

File compression using the ZIP format is built into Windows 10. In this guide, we show how to zip a file in Windows 10 in three ways and how to unzip a file.
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Who needs a crew? How to sail solo in Sea of Thieves

Looking to sail the ocean blue in Sea of Thieves, but don't want to assemble a ramshackle crew of scoundrels? These tips will help you best other crews alone.
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How to get Microsoft Office for free

The software can be expensive, but there are ways to access the apps you need, including free trials and web apps. Here's how to get Microsoft Office for free.
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Quick fixes for Surface Pro 7 common problems

Microsoft's Surface Pro 7 arrived in 2019, but if you're facing issues with any Surface device or Windows 10 PC, here are quick fixes for many common problems.
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How to set up speech-to-text in Windows 10

Do you want to start dictating your documents or text with your voice? Windows 10 Speech Recognition lets you voice-operate several tasks or apps on your PC.
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How to reinstall Windows 10

No operating system is immune to hiccups, errors, and software installation issues. Thankfully, we've put together a great guide on how to reinstall Windows 10.

How to enable dark mode in Windows 10

Dark mode provides a dark theme to change lighter colors in Windows and File Explorer to a black background. Here's how to enable dark mode in Windows 10.
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Latest Windows Update is causing blue screen of death issues with some printers

Some users who have installed March's monthly Windows 10 cumulative update are reporting that they have subsequently not been able to print properly.
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How to fix the most common Windows 10 installation problems

Here's your guide to fixing those Windows 10 installation problems that could pop up when trying to upgrade or install from scratch.
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Microsoft’s spring Surface event could feature Surface Laptop 4 and new webcam

Microsoft is rumored to be launching a new webcam, the Surface Laptop 4 and other peripherals, at its next hardware event.
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Here’s how to clean out your bloated hard drive in Windows 10

Windows 10 hard drive feeling crowded lately? Here are the easiest ways to free up PC space, from emptying the trash to USB, external drives, and cloud storage.

Windows 7 vs. Windows 10

It has a rightful place in the heart of many users, but Windows 7 is different from Windows 10. In this guide, we look at the biggest differences to consider.
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Microsoft’s Edge browser gets 41% faster thanks to new Startup Boost feature

Version 89 of Microsoft's Chromium-based Edge browser is taking aim at Google Chrome with Startup Boost, which can improve the browser's performance by 41%.
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How to secure your Wi-Fi network

It's more important than ever to keep your work and home networks safe from prying eyes. We'll show you how to secure your Wi-Fi network so you can rest easy.
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Microsoft’s Panos Panay on Windows: It’s going to be a massive year

During a prerecorded session at Ignite 2021, Panos Panay made an interesting remark about what we can expect from Microsoft and Windows for the year 2021.
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The best Windows tablets for 2021

If you're looking to run Windows 10 on a tablet, you have quite a few options to choose from on the market. Here are the best Windows tablets that you can buy.
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Windows 10X, the revolutionary new version of Windows, could be coming in March

Windows 10X, which comes with many revolutionary features could be coming in March. That's according to a well-known and very reliable Microsoft leaker
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Microsoft Office 2021 includes one highly requested feature

Microsoft has announced that Office 2021 is now officially set to hit PCs and Macs later this year. It will have true dark mode support in Excel and Word.
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Microsoft is setting the stage for the biggest update to Windows in years

In a Windows Hardware Certification Blog post, Microsoft has finally acknowledged this year's first major Windows 10 update, currently code-named 21H1.
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Samsung will reportedly launch a Galaxy Book Pro laptop with an OLED display

Samsung could be working on a previously unknown Galaxy Book Pro laptop and Galaxy Book Pro 360 tablet that would feature an OLED screen and S Pen support.
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Get to the task with Windows 10’s Task View and Aero Snap

Task View and the old Aero Snap are important parts of the user interface in Windows 10. Here's a quick guide on how to get the best out of these features.