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Sometimes Windows needs a fresh start—maybe a program’s gone awry or a file’s been corrupted. Luckily, Windows 10 has an option where you can reinstall Windows and wipe your programs, but it keeps your files intact.
Windows 10 makes it easy to start over by letting you reset the operating system but keep your files and programs intact. We’ll show you how to find and start this feature.
There are several reasons why you might want to reset Windows 10 and remove everything. Fortunately, Windows 10 lets you start over with a few clicks.
When some of your email messages appear on one PC, and other messages on another, you're using the wrong protocol.
Wildcards work in Word much like they do in Scrabble or Poker, representing whatever you need to find or change in a document. Here's how the basic wildcard features work and what you can do with them.
Gmail’s advanced search operators help you find messages more quickly, even if you have a pile of them to sift through. Here's how.
Your USB drive isn't slow because you have too much stuff on it. It's slow because it uses a slow storage format like FAT32 or exFAT. You can re-format it to NTFS to get faster write times, but there is a catch.
When data dumps into your spreadsheet and it's a big mess, you'll know what to do. Here's how to use text functions to join and separate data at will.
Cortana wants to be helpful, but that means she can be nosey about what you're doing online. Turn off these settings to get her off your case.
If you're only using one of the two operating systems on your PC, why bother with that menu every time you boot?
Sometimes, you need the day-before-yesterday's version of a file. Here's how to get it.