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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.

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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

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

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MSI just fixed a massive problem affecting Intel’s best CPUs

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How to download a Windows 10 ISO file legally and install Windows 10 from it

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How to combine PDF files on Windows, macOS, or the web

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Ranking all 12 versions of Windows, from worst to best

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ChatGPT can now generate working Windows 11 keys for free

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How to uninstall a program in Windows 10

Windows 10 Home vs. Pro

How to factory reset Windows 10 or Windows 11

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Windows 11 could be hurting your gaming performance

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Windows 10 Home vs. Pro vs. S mode: What’s the difference?

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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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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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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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The Windows 11 2022 Update has officially launched — here’s how to install it

Here's how to know if your device is eligible for the Windows 11 version 22H2 update and how to install the software for your Windows 11 or Windows 10 devices.
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How to create a system restore point in Windows 10

Creating system restore points in Windows 10 is a utility that can prove to be extremely useful if you're experiencing technical issues. Here's how to use it.
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How to tag files in Windows 10

One of the most effective ways to optimize your Windows 10 experience is to take advantage of the tag system, helping you identify your files. We show you how.
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How to optimize Windows 11 and Windows 10 for gaming

Windows is the place to be for PC gamers, but it's not perfect for gaming out of the box. Here's how to optimize your Windows 11 laptop or desktop for gaming.
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Top 10 Windows shortcuts everyone should know

You may be satisfied with the Windows shortcuts you already use, but you can enhance your PC experience with these 10 Windows shortcuts everyone should know.
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How to factory reset an HP laptop

Factory resetting a laptop is an unnerving prospect, but sometimes it’s the only effective option left to get rid of problems. Here's how to reset an HP laptop.
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How to make Windows look like Windows 7

We provide step-by-step instructions on how you can use tools and tweaks to bring the Windows 7 experience to Windows 10 and get back features you may want.
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How to install Windows on a Mac

You shouldn't be stuck with Apple's MacOS. To help Mac owners enjoy the benefits of Microsoft's OS, we provide a guide on how to install Windows 11 on a Mac.
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How to remove the Recycle Bin from your desktop

Windows users will naturally be familiar with the Recycle Bin icon. But if you find yourself not having much use for it, then here's a guide on removing it.
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After 10 years of headaches, I’m finally a believer in Windows on ARM

It's been a 10-year-long journey, but Windows on ARM is finally almost ready for prime time. But there's still work for Microsoft to do.
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How to change your PC name

The name assigned to a system when buying a PC is usually a generic one reminiscent of a device ID. We take a look at how to change your PC name.
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The latest Windows update is causing major printer problems

Here's how you can maximize the workaround for the Microsoft glitch on the Windows 10 mid-July update.

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