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How to: Fix a stuck Windows 10 update

Has your PC frozen during an update? Here's how to get it running again.<p>The need to maintain your Windows 10 operating system with security patches …

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EarTrumpet is the Windows 10 volume control app Microsoft should have created

An awesome utility to improve audio in Windows 10<p>Microsoft has made some steady improvements to audio control in Windows over the years, but if you use multiple outputs, headsets, or digital-to-analogue converters then you probably already know that Windows 10 doesn’t handle them well. Thankfully, …

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Find Out What's Taking Up Space on Your Windows Computer With Wiztree

Windows: Most computer geeks know about WinDirStat, an incredibly useful utility that shows which folders and files are taking up so much room on …

Windows 10 tip: Use setup log files to troubleshoot installation problems

The Windows 10 Setup program keeps extensive log files every time it runs. If a Windows 10 upgrade or feature update goes wrong, use the SetupDiag …

Windows 10: The best tricks, tips, and tweaks

Digging deep into Windows 10Image by Dan Masaoka/IDGWindows 10's constantly evolving nature means fresh features arrive twice per year, and with all the new goodies come a legion of new tweaks and tricks—some of which unlock powerful functionality hidden to everyday users. Others simply let you …

How to move Windows 10 to an SSD

Are you looking to upgrade your hard drive to that long-awaited SSD or hybrid drive? Congratulations! But first, you’ll have to move your operating …

New privacy settings in Windows 10 April 2018 Update: What you need to know

With the Windows 10 ($100 at Amazon.com) April 2018 Update -- previously known as Windows 10 Spring Creators Update -- Microsoft gives you greater control of your data and account. After getting to know the new features such as Timeline and nearby sharing and the bigger and better Settings app, …

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How to find the little-known 'kill switch' that lets you use Facebook with the maximum amount of privacy

(Photo by Matt Cardy/Getty Images)<p><b>There's a Facebook setting that acts as a "kill switch" to keep apps and other websites from sharing or accessing</b> …

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LibreOffice, the best office suite, gets even better with LibreOffice 6.0

The open-source and free LibreOffice is looking better than ever.<p>The Internet of Things is the new frontier. However, generations of ERP systems were …

How can I remove unwanted apps from Windows 10?

I am not a power user. I have a Microsoft Surface Pro 4, which has plenty of features I don’t need, and I hate Cortana, Edge, Xbox, Groove etc. I noticed that one of the Windows 10 tuners you reviewed last week “removes unwanted programs”. Would it work for these? <b>Tony</b><p>Every operating system includes …

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How To: Enable the New Native SSH Client on Windows 10

For years, PuTTy has reigned supreme as the way to establish a Secure Shell (SSH) connection. However, those days are numbered with the addition of …

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Windows 10 tip: More shell shortcuts that offer fast access to system folders

Learn these shortcuts to system and user folders that use the shell: prefix. This list includes some Control Panel destinations you can't access any …

How can I free up some disk space on my Windows 10 PC?

Andy’s PC has less storage space on an almost daily basis and he would like to get some of it back …<p><i>I frequently use the Disk Cleanup facility in Windows 10, but the amount of disk space taken up increases almost on a daily basis. Despite upgrading to Windows 10, Disk Cleanup still refers to disk</i> …

How to upgrade Bash/Windows Subsystem for Linux in Windows 10 Creators Update

You can't help but have noticed that Microsoft has started the rollout of Windows 10 Creators Update. After testing with Windows Insiders, the third …

Windows 10 tip: Navigate the Windows Settings app like an expert

Use these common navigation tricks to get around the Settings app at full speed. Version 1703 adds a new keyboard shortcut that lets you go back home …

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How to disable all of Microsoft's ads in Windows 10 Creators Update

Pretty much since the launch of Windows 10 there have been complaints about ads and usage tracking in various forms. You might think that Microsoft …

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How to Retrieve Folders, Files With Windows 10 Quick Access

Windows 10 offers a feature in File Explorer through which you can snag your most frequently used folders and recently used files. Let's check out …

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Windows 10 is bringing shitty ads to File Explorer, here's how to turn them off

At this point in time, it’s safe to say that most copies of Windows 10 are legit, which means Microsoft has already made money off of it. Unfortunately, it looks like the company is thirsting for more, and wants to inject ads into its File Explorer tool.<p>According to the folks at Thurrott, the ads …

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How to Get the Old Volume Control UI in Windows 10

One of the more subtle changes in Windows 10 was that of a new volume control UI. Seemingly minor, the change rubbed a lot of people the wrong way, …

Temporary Fix: Logitech BRIO Camera broken on Windows 10 Insiders 15042

I just updated my Windows 10 to Insiders Fast Build 15042, and suddenly my glorious new Logitech BRIO 4k webcam doesn't work! Well, it's all beta …

How to Disable the Windows 10 Startup Delay

If you have a fast SSD you’re used to rocket-like startup speeds. What you may not know is that you can make this process even faster by disabling …

QEMU disk image utility for Windows – Free Tool

QEMU disk image utility for Windows is a free utility for Windows users allowing to convert different types of virtual disk formats. Converting but …

Get Rid of Windows 10 Ads, Office Offers and Other Annoyances

Microsoft slowly started to sneak advertisements into the Windows platform with Windows 8, and they’ve only crept up further in Windows 10. From …

PnP PowerShell overview

SharePoint Patterns and Practices (PnP) contains a library of PowerShell commands (PnP PowerShell) that allows you to perform complex provisioning …

Here's why so many of your Windows drivers are from 2006

If you’re a long time Windows user reading a tech blog, chances are you’ve had to mess around with drivers in the Device Manager at some point. You might’ve noticed something peculiar – Microsoft’s drivers are from 2006. Specifically, June 21, 2006.<p>Surely Microsoft has updated drivers since then, …

How to show the taskbar on only one display in Windows 10

Windows 10 has some nice features for multimonitor setups. One of which is the ability to display the taskbar on only one monitor. Changing this setting really comes down to preference. Sure, there are some good reasons to keep the taskbar on both monitors. Since the Anniversary Update, for …

Doug installs free, legal Windows virtual machines

Gadget reviewer Doug Aamoth shows off a method combining the free VirtualBox product with freely downloadable Windows virtual machines direct from Microsoft. There’s a face-sized asterisk, of course, but this is still a pretty solid tactic to get you up and running with free Windows VMs in about 10 …

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How to Fix the Most Annoying Things in Windows 10

Windows 10 is great, but it has its issues. Here's how to fix them.<p>PCMag reviews products independently, but we may earn affiliate commissions from …

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