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Change these 5 settings on your new Windows laptop

Purchased a new laptop? We've got a look at some of the top settings you can change to help make the most out of your new device.
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Beware: The latest BIOS updates might wreck your Dell, Alienware, or Inspiron PC

Dell Latitude 5320 and 5520 laptops, Inspiron 5680 desktop, and the Alienware Aurora R8 owners are reporting a BIOS update that wrecks their PC.
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Windows 11 moves to finally kill Control Panel

Microsoft appears to be slowly phasing out its notable Control Panel feature on Windows 11 by moving various options to the Settings app.
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What is TPM? Everything you need to know to run Windows 11

Windows 11 requires TPM 2.0, which has tripped up a lot of PC builders. Here's what TPM does and why you might need it.
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Xbox PC Game Pass has a big problem — and it isn’t the name

Microsoft recently announced that it's rebranding Xbox Game Pass for PC as PC Game Pass. The name is far from the main issue with the PC subscription service.
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How to dual boot Windows 10 and Windows 11

If you want to try Windows 11 while still running Windows 10, then you can try out what's known as a Dual Boot. Here's how to do that.
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A fix for slow NVMe SSD speeds in Windows 11 is out — here’s how to get it

Microsoft has issued a fix for slow SSD speeds in Windows 11. Here's how you can get it installed so your system runs right.
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Windows 11 brings back another highly requested Taskbar feature

Microsoft is bringing back the weather widget initially introduced in Windows 10 to Windows 11, as well as adding a new voice access feature for the OS.
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Video encoding could soon get a lot more efficient in Windows 11

Microsoft has announced a new Direct X12 API for video encoding. It could speed up the video editing process in Windows 11.
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Windows 11 may be slowing NVMe SSD speeds for many users

Several reports suggest that Windows 11 may be crippling the performance of NVMe SSDs. Comparisons show noticeable dips in read and write speeds.
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Microsoft backpedals on changing default browsers in Windows 11

Up until now, it was difficult to change your default browser in Windows 11. Microsoft listened to the outcry of its users and is making it easier to do.
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3 reasons why Microsoft Edge is better than Google Chrome

Microsoft's Edge browser is based on the same engine as Google Chrome, but these three features make the browser the better option.
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Windows 11 is finally bringing a highly requested feature to the Start Menu

In the latest Windows 11 Dev Channel build, Microsoft is beta testing more customization options for the Start Menu.
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Is Windows 11 a success so far? New report reveals how many PCs have upgraded

Following a release in October, Microsoft's latest operating system update, Windows 11, has now been installed on nearly 10% of systems.
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Microsoft brings an Xbox Cloud Gaming feature to Edge to improve visuals

Microsoft continues improving its signature browser, Edge, with new improvements. The latest updates include updates to gaming and productivity.
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Windows 11 update resolves a big pain point with managing video calls

Microsoft is bringing an enterprise feature to Windows 11 PCs that's designed to make it easier to manage video calls.
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How to install fonts in Windows 11 and Windows 10

A new font can be a great way to spice up your PC projects. But you need to install them to use them. Here's how to install fonts in Windows 11 and Windows 10.
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Frustrated security researcher discloses Windows zero-day bug, blames Microsoft

A security researcher angry with Microsoft over bug bounties has disclosed a zero-day vulnerability in Windows.
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Microsoft’s Clippy finally lands on latest Windows 11 build as an emoji

What is old is now new again. The paperclip emoji is getting replaced on Windows 11 with an image of Microsoft's Clippy digital assistant.
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Microsoft Edge’s latest feature keeps you even more secure when browsing

A new Super Duper Secure Mode in Microsoft Edge helps improve your security and experience when browsing the web.
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A broader range of ARM-based PCs could be coming soon to take on Apple M1 Macs

A report indicates that Qualcomm's exclusive Windows on ARM contract could be expiring soon, meaning newer ARM-based PCs could be on the way.
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This popular photo-editing app will no longer work on Windows 7 and Windows 8.1

The popular app Paint.Net is dropping support for Windows 7 and Windows 8.1, the developer announced in a recent changelog.
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How to run Windows 11 on a Mac

It's really easy to run Windows 11 on a Mac via virtualization through Parallels. Here's how to do it.
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Microsoft is working on new updates to make Windows 11 faster next year

Microsoft is promising some big updates in 2022 that will help solve Windows 11 bugs that affect the operating system's performance.
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New Windows 11 bug leaves some apps unable to update or repair

Microsoft has acknowledged a new Windows 11 bug where some apps are unable to be updated or repaired.
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Google Chrome has a secret feature to make it match Windows 11’s new design

The Google Chrome web browser has a special flag that makes the user interface match Windows 11's new look. Here's how to find it.
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Microsoft Edge courts holiday shoppers with price alerts and price history tools

Microsoft wants the Edge browser to be your home for holiday shopping with features like price change alerts and a price history tool.
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Windows 11 brings back a familiar ‘friend’ to accompany your PC crashing

Microsoft has confirmed that it will be changing the color of the new black screen of death (BSOD) in Windows 11 back to the original blue.
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The rumors were true: Windows 11 is getting a beautiful new media player

Microsoft is testing a beautifully redesigned Media Player in Windows 11 so that watching multimedia content is more enjoyable.
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Windows 11 hits more devices just as the Windows 10 November 2021 Update deploys

Microsoft is releasing the Windows 10 November 2021 Update, and is also increasing the pace of the Windows 11 free update rollout.
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Windows 11 is blocking an app that lets you switch browsers to Google Chrome

Microsoft has blocked an app providing users with a workaround to a URL scheme that forced them to use its Edge browser instead of others like Google Chrome.
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Microsoft takes on Chromebooks with $249 Surface Laptop SE and Windows 11 SE

Microsoft just announced Windows 11 SE and Surface Laptop SE. With these. the company is looking to dethrone Chromebooks as the educational platform of choice.
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You can now install any Android app on Windows 11 with a single click

A new utility, called WSATools, makes it easy for Windows Insiders to sideload any Android app on Windows 11, and you can download it now.
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This Windows 11 bug is preventing basic system applications from running

Microsoft has acknowledged a new Windows 11 issue causing some built-in applications such as the Snipping Tool to not work as expected.