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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Windows 10 Free Upgrade Offer Ends Today: Here's What to Do

The deadline for taking advantage of Microsoft's free Windows 10 upgrade offer is only hours away. After 6 am ET on July 30th (according to Microsoft's website), you won't be able to upgrade your Wind...

How to Send SMS Messages With Cortana on Windows 10

The Windows 10 Anniversary Update gives  Cortana some fancy new abilities. Among them is the option to send and receive SMS text messages from an Android or Windows phone. With just a couple of keys...

Windows 10 Anniversary Update Review

Windows 10 Anniversary Update adds intriguing new features such as Windows Ink and Cortana access on the lock screen, but it's a work in progress.

How to Restore a Missing Battery Icon in Windows 10

You log on to Windows 10 with your laptop and notice that the battery icon is conspicuously absent from your taskbar. You click the arrow which shows all your hidden icons, and there's no power indica...

How to Fix a 'Boot Configuration Data File is Missing' Error in Windows 10

You have Windows 10 on your laptop. It was there yesterday. But now, when you turn on your computer, you're greeted with error code 0xc0000034, "The Boot Configuration Data file is missing."  The g...

Windows 10 Prompting Chrome Users to Switch to Edge

Sometimes, when your operating system nags you, it’s for a good reason. When Windows tells you that you need to update your antivirus software or activate a firewall, you should probably listen. How...

How to Customize Windows 10's Autoplay Menu

Whenever you insert a USB stick, external hard drive, DVD or other media into your Windows 10 laptop, you're likely greeted with a pop-up asking you what the computer should do next. This is called Au...

How to Import Gmail Contacts to Windows 10

Microsoft's People app for Windows 10 lets you sync your contacts between devices running that operating system. A quick way to populate it is with the contacts you already have. Those may be in Outlo...

Windows 10 Anniversary Edition Out August 2 - Make Sure You Upgrade in Time

Mark your calendars — Microsoft has announced that the Windows 10 Anniversary Update will be available on August 2. The new build will include changes to Cortana, make the Edge browser more efficie...

Windows 10 Lawsuit Threatens Security, Innovation

Everyone loves uncovering hidden features in Windows. I'll never forget the time I figured out how to disable a default feature in the Edge Browser by creating a new Registry entry. Recently, lawyers ...