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How to join the Windows Insider program

The Windows Insider program is a great way to get access to Windows features before they're widely available, like Microsoft Copilot. Here's how to sign up.
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The best Windows 10 keyboard shortcuts

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Windows 12: the top features we want to see in the rumored OS

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Windows 11 vs. Windows 10: finally time to upgrade?

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Here’s how to unlock a keyboard that’s locked

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How to use Microsoft Copilot in Teams, Powerpoint, Excel, and more

Android Apps on Windows 11.

How to install Android apps on Windows 11

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SSD not showing up in Windows? Here are some easy fixes

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How to take a screenshot using a Microsoft Surface

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How to pin a website to the taskbar

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How to resize an image

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How to move the taskbar in Windows 11

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How to convert HEIC to JPG on Windows 11

Converting a HEIC file to JPG only takes a few steps on Windows 11 and you can do it via the operating system's native apps or via a free web app. Here's how.
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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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How to install Windows on the Steam Deck

You can run Windows on the Steam Deck, but the process is a little involved. Here's how to install Windows 11 or 10 on your Steam Deck.
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How to combine PDF files on Windows, macOS, or the web

No matter your operating system, knowing how to combine PDF files is a good skill. We'll teach you the best ways to do so for Windows, MacOS, or via the web.
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How to enable or disable ChatGPT from Windows taskbar

ChatGPT is built into Windows 11 through Bing search integration. You can turn it off if you don't want it, though. Here's how to disable ChatGPT in Windows 11.
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How to disable VBS in Windows 11 to improve gaming

Windows 11's security features can cause a drop in gaming performance. If you want to make sure yours isn't impacted, here's how to turn off VBS in Windows 11.
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Common Windows 11 problems and how to fix them

Windows 11 is Microsoft's best and brightest operating system yet, but it still has problems. Here's how to fix some of the most common Windows 11 issues.
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How to take a screenshot on a Windows PC or laptop

Taking screenshots on a PC is easier than you think and is an important computing task to know. Here's how to take a screenshot on a PC in a few quick steps.
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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 use iMessage on Windows

Apple's iMessage chat app might be an Apple exclusive, but that doesn't mean you can't use it on Windows. Here's how to do it.
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How to share a printer on Windows

Windows can easily share a printer with PCs and Macs, but Microsoft buried the controls several layers deep and in an unlikely location.
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How to set a default printer on Windows or Mac

Here's how to set a default printer on Windows and macOS to avoid the frustration and waste of sending a black-and-white document to your color photo printer.
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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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How to password protect a folder in Windows and macOS

Everyone has private data on their PC, and one of the best ways to safeguard that is to password protect it. But do you know how to password protect a folder?
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How to build a PC from scratch: A beginner’s guide for building your own desktop computer

Building a computer might seem intimidating, but DIY PC building can be a lot of fun, and with a little help, anyone can do it. Here's how.
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How to split screen on a Chromebook

Ready for a multitasking session on your Chromebook? Here's how to use split screen on your Chromebook so you can view two sites or apps at the same time.
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How to record your computer screen

Need to record your computer screen for a project or to share gaming fun with friends? Here's how to do it on different platforms via various apps and tools.
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Will my computer automatically update for daylight saving time?

Check out these fixes you can use if you're having trouble with your Windows or Mac automatically updating for daylight saving time.
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How to use Live Captions in Windows 11: add subtitles to any audio automatically

Live Captions are a great way to better understand audio, whether it's a film, a new song, or a conversation with a friend. Here's how to enable Live Captions.
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How to get Windows 11 for free

If you already have a legal Windows 10 installation, you can easily upgrade to Windows 11 for free. Here's how to do it.
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How to reset graphics drivers in Windows 11

Knowing how to reset graphics drivers in Windows 11 can be super useful for recovering from a frozen screen, or repeat GPU problems. Here's how to do it.
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How to take a screenshot on Windows 11

You can take a screenshot in Windows 11 in a few different ways. Some of them will be familiar to anyone who's taken a screenshot on Windows before.

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