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How to make a full backup of a Windows 10 or Windows 8.1 PC

How to make a full backup of a Windows 10 or Windows 8.1 PC

There is no such as thing as too many backups. If you can make a backup of the backup, do it. Luckily, Windows makes it super easy to make an exact copy of your entire computer using the System Image Backup utility. Never used it before? We'll explain what it does and how to use it. What is...
Xbox One Stream to Windows 10

How to stream Xbox One games to Windows 10

Want to play your Xbox One games outside of the living room? It's possible thanks to Windows 10 as long as you're in the same network as your Xbox One. It's really simple. Watch our quick how-to video to see how it works on our Surface Pro 3 running Windows 10. Enable game streaming on your...
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How to roll back from Windows 10 Mobile preview to Windows Phone 8.1

Microsoft recently made available a new preview of Windows 10 Mobile (build 10080) through the Fast ring of updates with a bunch of new changes. It's the first preview of the universal version of Office apps, and starting with build 10080 the operating system now expands to new phone headsets,...
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How to manually enable tablet mode in Windows 10

How to manually enable tablet mode in Windows 10

Continuum is Microsoft's fancy new way of switching between tablet and desktop mode in Windows 10 as and when the need arises, but what if you want to play around with tablet mode on your desktop PC? Well, no worries, as is often the case there's a manual way to do it so long as you know where to...
Cortana in Windows 10

How to disable Cortana from the task bar in Windows 10

One of the prominent new features in the task bar in Windows 10 is the Cortana search box to the right of the Start button. It's a really great tool to have close at hand, but, it does also use up quite a bit of real estate. So, it's understandable you might want to make it go away – especially...
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How to remove the Live Tiles section in Windows 10 Start

We think the Live Tiles section in Start is an awesome feature for Windows 10, but it can be completely removed. It might not be obvious for some users, so we made a quick how-to video. See it in action on a Surface Pro 3 running Windows 10. First, you'll need to unpin every tile in Start....
Can't reserve your free copy of Windows 10 due to the missing update icon on the taskbar? Try this

Can't reserve your free copy of Windows 10 due to the missing update icon on the taskbar? Try this

Many users around the world today are updating to Microsoft's Windows 10. Indeed, this video shows the installation rate and just how fast it is going. Still, some users are having issues. We already posted how to force start the update if you have Windows 10 reserved but what about if you are...
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Windows 10 upgrade not showing up yet? Here's how to manually trigger an update

Microsoft has opened the floodgates for Windows 10, making the upgrade available in 190 countries around the globe. If you've already reserved the upgrade on Windows 7 and Windows 8/8.1 and are yet to see the update, there's an easy fix that allows you to manually initiate the download process...
How to make a full backup of a Windows 10 or Windows 8.1 PC

How to make a full backup of a Windows 10 or Windows 8.1 PC

There is no such as thing as too many backups. If you can make a backup of the backup, do it. Luckily, Windows makes it super easy to make an exact copy of your entire computer using the System Image Backup utility. Never used it before? We'll explain what it does and how to use it. What is...
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How to set the default web browser in Windows 10

Microsoft Edge is your new, default web browser for Windows 10, but that doesn't mean you have to use it. Web browsing is a personal experience and many of us are already attached to and invested in a particular browser. So, while Edge may be the default out of the box, it's pretty simple to...
How to prepare your PC for the Windows 10 upgrade

How to prepare your PC for the Windows 10 upgrade

On July 29, Microsoft's goal of having Windows 10 running on a billion devices in the next three years begins. It's been a long ride, but at the end of July, millions of users around the world will finally get their hands on Windows 10. In this new release, Microsoft is going back to the drawing...
How to upgrade Windows 7 to Windows 10

How to upgrade Windows 7 to Windows 10

The Windows 10 release is fast approaching, and it's time to start thinking about the upgrade. Have a Windows 7 machine and thinking about upgrading to Windows 10? Even though this could be a relatively easy task for many users, it may not be as easy for everyone else. There are few things you...
Xbox One Stream to Windows 10

How to stream Xbox One games to Windows 10

Want to play your Xbox One games outside of the living room? It's possible thanks to Windows 10 as long as you're in the same network as your Xbox One. It's really simple. Watch our quick how-to video to see how it works on our Surface Pro 3 running Windows 10. Enable game streaming on your...

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