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7 steps for setting up a new Windows 10 PC

You've got a new computer running Windows 10. Here's what to do, and what not to do, to start off right in the new OS.

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How Cortana in Edge can help you find context for images

Microsoft recently added 'Ask Cortana' support for images in Edge. Here's how to use it.

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Windows 10 picture password: Draw your own conclusions about its safety

Windows 10's picture password gives you an alternative to traditional passwords and PINs that could be easier to remember. Whether it's as safe is a good question--we go over the issues here.

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Restore a Windows 7 backup in Windows 10

It's good to have a backup when you've lost your PC. But only if you can recover the files.

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How to download local maps for offline use in Windows 10

Don't let an unpredictable Internet connection keep you from where you're going—Windows 10 lets you download maps to use offline.

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Onetastic add-in for OneNote puts your notes in a calendar

Onetastic's OneCalendar is a great way to view your notes organized by date.

How Excel logical functions can do the number-crunching work for you

When you have a big, ugly spreadsheet, logical formulas can help you make sense of it all by looking for results or patterns that you specify. We show you how to set up a simple one.

How to add a checkbox in Excel, a small but powerful data tool for spreadsheets

Adding a checkbox to Excel sounds like a little thing, but it opens up a new level of database-like possibilities for your spreadsheets. We show you how to get started.

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7 ways Windows 10 pushes ads at you, and how to stop them

Regardless of whether you upgrade from Windows 7 or pay $100 for a new license, Windows 10 bombards you with ads. Here's how to make them stop.

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Clear out your PC's junk files with Kaspersky Cleaner Beta

A new program from security firm Kaspersky cleans out your PC's log files and cache files quickly and easily.