Don't-Miss Windows Stories
There are some old DOS applications that you just can't afford to lose (or games you still like), and Windows 10 lets you keep them. Here's how.
Windows 10 wants you to enter your password all the time. You can remove your password, or reduce how often you have to enter one, but there are security risks to doing so.
There's always a first time for building a PC, and the guides can only go so far when it gets to specific details for each part. Read on for seven things I wished I'd known before I started.
Like Cortana but hate that it always surfaces news from a certain site? Now you can dump that site thanks to a new Cortana feature.
You boot your PC; you enter your password. You come back from a break; you enter your password. You open your laptop; you enter your password. Let's make this easier.
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.
It's super-easy to reinstall Windows 10 or 8, and not much more difficult to reinstall Windows 7. Use these tips to get the most out of a reinstall.
The feature is a work in progress, but it offers a hint at how your PC might integrate more deeply with an Android phone.
You understand that you need to protect your PC, phone, and online accounts. But do you always have to use a long and complex password?
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.
Windows 10 gives you 31 days to go back to your prior Windows version. Whether you've changed your mind or you were forced into the upgrade, here's how to get your old life back.
Lenovo's Reachit integrates with Cortana to search your local hard drive and various online accounts.
Windows 10 doesn't include Hibernate in the shut-down options by default, but it's easy enough to add it.
Take a break from Live Tiles! Launch programs or create shortcuts from this simple, minimalist view.
Cortana isn't all about calendar appointments, reminders, and jokes. Microsoft's digital assistant is capable of all sorts of tricks.
Classic Shell let's you replace Windows 10's Start menu with that of Windows 7, or even Windows XP.
Windows 10 makes it easy to start fresh by letting you reset the operating system and remove everything. We’ll show you how to find and start this feature.
A little app called Share Via Clipboard takes the frustration out of copying links or other content from Windows Store apps.
Microsoft's pushing Windows 10 onto Windows 7 and 8 PCs even if you didn't consent to it. Here's how to get your computer back to normal.