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

There are a lot of differences between Windows 11 and Windows 10, and we break all of them down in this Windows 11 versus Windows 10 showdown.
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It’s not just you: Microsoft confirms Windows 11 is having gaming issues

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Update Windows now — Microsoft just fixed several dangerous exploits

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It’s not just you — Microsoft admits its patches broke OneDrive

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Microsoft’s DirectStorage may improve loading times by 200%, but don’t get too excited

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The best Windows apps for 2022

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The best touchscreen laptops for 2022

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Windows 11’s new update cadence finally makes sense

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

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Windows 11 review: The new era evolves

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How to create a system restore point in Windows 10

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How to tag files in Windows 10

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Top 10 Windows shortcuts everyone should know

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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How to shut down a computer with shortcuts

How to shut down a computer with shortcuts

Need to turn your PC off fast? Keyboard shortcuts can help you immediately choose the sort of shutdown you want to use. Here's how to use them on Windows 10.

How to boot Windows 10 from a USB drive

How to boot Windows 10 from a USB drive

Did you know that you can run Windows directly off a USB drive? Here is a simple guide on how to download, create, and run Windows 10 from a USB flash drive.
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How to download Windows 10 for free

How to download Windows 10 for free

As Microsoft removes support for Windows 7, Windows 10 will ensure that you're not open to security issues. Here's how to get Windows 10 for free.
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Windows 11 might pull ahead of Windows 10 in one key way

Windows 11 might pull ahead of Windows 10 in one key way

Computer builder Puget Systems revisited its Windows 10 versus Windows 11 test for computers and found that Windows 11 pulls ahead, with some caveats.
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How to turn off PIN on Windows if you don’t need the added security

How to turn off PIN on Windows if you don’t need the added security

If you are not very particular about having a security PIN on your PC, then here is a quick guide that can help you turn off PIN on Windows 10 or Windows 11.
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How to move Windows 10 to an SSD

How to move Windows 10 to an SSD

Migrating a Windows installation can be tricky. Thankfully, our guide will show you how to move Windows 10 to an SSD from your dusty old hard drive in no time.

How to split your screen in Windows 10

How to split your screen in Windows 10

To fully take advantage of Windows 10, you need to learn how to split your screen. Follow these instructions, and you'll be splitting your screen in no time.
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New Live Share feature for Teams is like screen sharing 2.0

New Live Share feature for Teams is like screen sharing 2.0

Microsoft Teams is getting a new Live Share feature, which is designed to make you interact with Teams apps in fun new ways.
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This simple Windows File Explorer trick blew my mind

This simple Windows File Explorer trick blew my mind

If you need to rename multiple files in Windows 10 or Windows 11, don't do it one by one. Use this trick instead.
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The Windows 11 update rollout has finally ended

The Windows 11 update rollout has finally ended

It’s been well over six months since Windows 11 launched. Now, it is finally available for everyone to download.
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How to uninstall Windows 11

How to uninstall Windows 11

If you installed Windows 11 and do not like it, then you can easily roll back to Windows 10 or your previous operating system. Here's a look at how.
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How to wipe a hard drive on your PC or Mac

How to wipe a hard drive on your PC or Mac

Learning how to wipe a hard drive is an important step in maintaining your privacy when upgrading or replacing hardware. These steps have everything you need.
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How to share an external hard drive between Mac and Windows

How to share an external hard drive between Mac and Windows

Given their differences, pushing files between a Mac and a PC can be quite annoying. Here's how to share an external hard drive between Mac and Windows.
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How to download a Windows 10 ISO file legally and install Windows 10 from it

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

Microsoft offers free ISO files of the Windows 10 operating system to anyone who wants them. This is useful if you're thinking of upgrading from Windows 7.