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The next Surface devices could finally get Thunderbolt. Here’s why that’s vital

The next Surface devices could finally get Thunderbolt. Here’s why that’s vital

Rumors indicate that the next Surface device could come with a Thunderbolt port. Here's why that's a good thing.
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Enable these 3 easy Windows settings to drastically improve your PC’s security

Enable these 3 easy Windows settings to drastically improve your PC’s security

From ransomware and malware to viruses, a lot of things can go bad when you own a PC. Here are three settings you can change to improve security in Windows.
Windows 11 on a tablet.

Why Windows 11 is more than just a Windows 10 reskin

Why Windows 11 is more than just a Windows 10 reskin

Windows 11 is built on the same foundation as Windows 10, but it's more than a visual update. In a new video, Microsoft explains why.
The design elements of Windows 11 in the Start Menu.

Windows 11 just took dark mode to the next level

Windows 11 just took dark mode to the next level

Notification sounds in dark mode of Windows 11 will have a more subdued sound profile than the ones in light mode.
Windows 11 on a tablet.

How to find your Windows 11 product key

How to find your Windows 11 product key

There are more ways than one to find your product key in Windows 11. Here are some of the best ways to find your Windows 11 product key.
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Valorant could use TPM for anti-cheat, but not in the way you think

Valorant could use TPM for anti-cheat, but not in the way you think

Valorant's Vanguard anti-cheat software may have received a new update that requires TPM 2.0 and Secure Boot for sessions running on Windows 11.
Android Apps on Windows 11

I downgraded from Windows 11 to Windows 10, and I don’t plan on going back

I downgraded from Windows 11 to Windows 10, and I don’t plan on going back

After living with all the new features and slick look of Windows 11 for months, I'm going back to Windows 10. Here's why.
Microsoft Corporate VP of Devices Panos Panay holding up a Surface Book.

Microsoft’s September 22 event could reveal Surface Duo 2, new Surface Laptop

Microsoft’s September 22 event could reveal Surface Duo 2, new Surface Laptop

Microsoft has announced a Surface event for September 22. It's likely the company could announce Surface Duo 2 or a new Surface Laptop model.
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Microsoft warns select Windows 11 beta testers to move back to Windows 10 now

Microsoft warns select Windows 11 beta testers to move back to Windows 10 now

If you've been beta testing Windows 11 on a device that's unsupported by Microsoft, then it's time to move back to Windows 10.
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The best Windows 11 themes

The best Windows 11 themes

Are you ready to customize your Windows 11 operating system with excellent new themes? These are our favorite alternative themes for the latest Windows OS.
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How to find your computer specs on Windows 11

How to find your computer specs on Windows 11

Want to know what processor, how much RAM, or what version of Windows you're running? Here's how you can do that.
Android Apps on Windows 11

How to uninstall apps from Windows 11

How to uninstall apps from Windows 11

Is there a program in Windows 11 that you want to remove? Here's how to uninstall apps and programs from Windows 11 in a few different ways.
Windows 11 on a tablet.

How to start Windows 11 in Safe Mode

How to start Windows 11 in Safe Mode

If Windows 11 isn't performing as it should, then you can diagnose things by booting the operating system into Safe Mode. Here's how to do just that.

How to remove a login password on Windows 11

How to remove a login password on Windows 11

Removing your login password in Windows 11 is quite an easy process. Here's how you can do it in a few simple steps.
Windows 11 Gaming Features

Windows 11 bringing new gaming features to PC players next month

Windows 11 bringing new gaming features to PC players next month

Windows 11 will incorporate a number of features Microsoft first implemented in the Xbox Series X/S.
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Microsoft suggests Windows 11 will be missing a key feature at launch

Microsoft suggests Windows 11 will be missing a key feature at launch

Microsoft just announced the Windows 11 release date, but the operating system will ship with one of its key features missing.
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Windows 11 general availability and free update set to start on October 5

Windows 11 general availability and free update set to start on October 5

Windows 11 has hit a new moment in its history, as Microsoft has announced the operating system will hit general availability on October 5.
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Unsupported Windows 11 installs won’t get critical security updates

Unsupported Windows 11 installs won’t get critical security updates

Microsoft has clarified that unsupported Windows 11 installs won't receive critical bug, security, and features updates through Windows Update.
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Windows 10’s update screen will soon tell you if your PC supports Windows 11

Windows 10’s update screen will soon tell you if your PC supports Windows 11

The next version of Windows 10 could bring a nifty feature in Windows Update that lets you know if your PC can run Windows 11.
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Microsoft won’t budge on Windows 11 TPM requirement, but offers clarification

Microsoft won’t budge on Windows 11 TPM requirement, but offers clarification

Microsoft updated its minimum requirements for Windows 11, but the company is holding firm on its TPM 2.0 requirement.
Laptop sitting on a desk showing Windows 11's built-in Microsoft Teams experience

Microsoft fixes Windows 11 PC Health Check app, extends processor compatibility

Microsoft fixes Windows 11 PC Health Check app, extends processor compatibility

Microsoft is bringing back the controversial Windows 11 PC Health Check app with some big changes to make sure there are no false positives.
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Survey results predict a surprisingly positive reception to Windows 11

Survey results predict a surprisingly positive reception to Windows 11

A new survey reveals that nearly half of a set of polled Windows users might end up upgrading to Microsoft's new operating system.
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Microsoft just made it easier to officially download Windows 11

Microsoft just made it easier to officially download Windows 11

Microsoft just released Windows 11 ISO files, making it easier to download and install the new operating system on compatible PCs.
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Microsoft: Windows 11 will benefit all hybrid processors, not just Alder Lake

Microsoft: Windows 11 will benefit all hybrid processors, not just Alder Lake

Microsoft confirmed that all hybrid CPUs will benefit from Windows 11, not just Intel's upcoming Alder Lake processors with their Thread Director feature.
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How Intel Thread Director makes Alder Lake and Windows 11 a match made in heaven

How Intel Thread Director makes Alder Lake and Windows 11 a match made in heaven

Alder Lake is the new hybrid CPU architecture from Intel, and it features a special optimization for Windows 11 in the form of Thread Director.
Laptop screen showing the Windows 11 Start Menu reverted to classic.

Windows 11 made a change to how default apps work — and people are upset

Windows 11 made a change to how default apps work — and people are upset

Microsoft has made setting default apps on Windows 11 an unnecessarily time-draining task.
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Windows 11 has successfully avoided Windows Vista’s most costly mistake

Windows 11 has successfully avoided Windows Vista’s most costly mistake

Windows 11's Mica transparency effects avoid the performance hit that Windows Vista had with its Aero theme.
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These redesigned Windows 11 apps provide a preview of the future of Windows

These redesigned Windows 11 apps provide a preview of the future of Windows

Microsoft finally releases updates to their Calculator, Snipping Tool, and Mail apps. These updates update the design language and add new features.
Laptop screen showing the Windows 11 Start Menu reverted to classic.

This app reverts controversial Windows 11 Start Menu back to classic form

This app reverts controversial Windows 11 Start Menu back to classic form

Stardock recently announced the launch of Start11, which allows you to bring back the classic Start Menu to Windows 11.
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This crucial Windows update finally fixes the PrintNightmare vulnerability

This crucial Windows update finally fixes the PrintNightmare vulnerability

Microsoft has released yet another patch to correct issues with PrintNightmare by changing the default Point and Print driver installation and update behavior.
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Microsoft teases new Windows 11 feature, calling it a ‘game-changer’

Microsoft teases new Windows 11 feature, calling it a ‘game-changer’

Microsoft's Windows+Devices chief Panos Panay has just teased a new Focus Sessions feature for Windows 11, for those times when you need to relax.
Windows 11 updates are moving to once a year.

The best Windows 11 feature? Here’s what developers and fans voted for

The best Windows 11 feature? Here’s what developers and fans voted for

A new Microsoft Poll has revealed what the best Windows 11 feature is. The results might surprise you.
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Microsoft reveals the brand new look of the Windows 11 Snipping Tool

Microsoft reveals the brand new look of the Windows 11 Snipping Tool

Microsoft offers a tease of the new Snipping Tool in Windows 11, which has a brand new look and feel.
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What is Windows 365 Cloud PC?

What is Windows 365 Cloud PC?

Microsoft is bringing Windows online with Windows 365 Cloud PC. Here's a look at who it is for, how you can use it and, why you might want to.