Windows 10 Guide

Windows 10 offers a bevy of helpful features, including the Cortana digital assistant, an improved Start menu and a flexible user interface that toggles between desktop and tablet modes. Read our advice before deciding whether to upgrade, then browse through dozens of tutorials designed to help you make the most of Microsoft's operating system.

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Why Consumers Won't Get Microsoft's New Edge Browser Security Tool

No matter who you are, your web browser is a major attack vector used by hackers to get at your data. So why is Microsoft only giving its new security tool for Edge browser to Enterprise business cus...

UK Consumer Advocates: Microsoft Should Pay for Windows 10

Now that Microsoft's done offering Windows 10 to those sticking with Windows 7 and 8.1, a customer advocacy group wants compensation for the rocky, nag-based rollout. In a blog post yesterday (Sep...

How To Disable Cortana in Windows 10

 Many people find Cortana to be genuinely helpful for searching the web, showing notifications and setting calendar reminders, among its other specialties. But security-conscious users might be wary ...

Windows Insider Updates to Pause For One Week

Windows Insiders will have to wait an extra week for their next update while new Insiders will also have to wait before they can sign up. The Insider program has been paused for a week while Microsoft...

How to Edit Photos to Fit Your Display in Windows 10

If you've ever set an image as your lock screen or desktop, you may find yourself dissatisfied with the crop that Windows 10 decided to use. Fortunately, you can custom-crop images to fit your displ...

How to Find Windows 10's Spotlight Lock Screen Pictures

If you have Windows 10's default, Spotlight feature enabled, your lock screen shows gorgeous images courtesy of Microsoft. Some of these high-quality photos are nature shots while others are pictures ...

Microsoft Developing Blue-Light Filter for Windows 10

Blue light filtering is a display adjustment that sets panels to emit a warmer range of colors, and some believe that using it before bedtime can make it easier for users to fall asleep. Apple introdu...

Windows 10 Update Borked Millions of Webcams. Here's a Fix.

The Windows 10 Anniversary Edition delivered a slew of new features, but it also screwed up webcam compatibility for consumers around the world. If your go-to for Skype isn't working any more, it's no...

Windows 10 Update Wastes 20GB: How to Get It Back

This month, Microsoft started rolling out its Windows 10 Anniversary Update, a major upgrade to the company's flagship operating system. The update adds several features, including Windows Ink, Cortan...

How to Move Your OneDrive Folder

Microsoft's OneDrive cloud storage service is a huge convenience because it keeps your files synced across devices and backed up onto the internet. However, depending on how much you store in it, your...