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While Windows 10 is still a preview and months away from final release (aka RTM), Microsoft's upcoming operating system is already taking shape with tons of new features and improvements. Every day more people are becoming part of the Windows Insider program to get a taste of what's to come later this summer, when Microsoft launches Windows 10 to the public.

As such, we thought we would share 10 of the most useful tips every Windows Insider should know to get started with Windows 10 Technical Preview.

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Research firms Gartner and IDC both showed sharp declines in PC shipments worldwide in the first quarter of 2015. Gartner stated that 71.7 million PC units shipped in the first quarter of 2015, which is a 5.2% decline from the same period a year ago. IDC said 68.5 million PC units shipped in the quarter, down by 6.7% from the same period a year ago.

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In Windows 10, Microsoft will not only be unifying the application platform which developers use to create apps, but also the store in which they are all available in. Beginning today, Microsoft will be giving Windows Insiders on the latest Technical Preview of Windows 10 some new additions to the Store Beta. Movies & TV will be the first addition to the store experience.

Previously, the Movies & TV section showed up in early March, but there has been no content available. Microsoft is now turning this feature on, and the roll-out is expected to take place over the next 24 hours.

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When you open File Explorer on Windows 10 Technical Preview, it opens to Quick Access by default. Think of Quick Access as a section where you can place shortcuts to your favorite folders. It also displays recently viewed files and frequently used folders by default. We'll show you how to use Quick Access and what checkboxes to uncheck if you're concerned about other people seeing your most frequently viewed folder. See it in action in our how-to video.

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Microsoft is gearing up to to go on the road to promote Windows 10 app development to software creators. Today, the company announced the Build Tour, which will include one-day stops at 23 cities worldwide in May and June, after Microsoft holds its larger three day Build 2015 conference in San Francisco in late April.

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