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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How to Create a Detailed Battery Report in Windows 10

Windows 10 has a built-in, hidden battery report tool that can tell you everything you need to know about your laptop battery, including your battery life estimate and its capacity over time. Use this...

How to Use Windows 10

Windows 10 is the most powerful operating system that Microsoft has ever made, but it's also the most complex. While the user interface is extremely intuitive and familiar to anyone who has used a PC ...

How to Enable the Linux Bash Shell in Windows 10

Linux geeks rejoice. As of build number 14328, Windows 10 allows you to run a special flavor of the Bash shell (on Ubuntu) in a window. Using Bash, you can navigate around the file system, install and...

How to Change Windows Explorer's Default Folder

When you open Windows Explorer in Windows 10, the default folder that opens is either Quick Access or This PC, depending on your settings. But what if you want Explorer to open a different folder? Her...

How to Make Cortana Show the Weather for Multiple Cities

In Windows 10, Cortana conveniently shows you the weather for your current location. If you travel often, however, you'll probably want the virtual assistant to give you the weather report for more ci...

Windows 10 Anniversary Update: Best New Features

Windows 10's Anniversary Update is here for those in the Insider program, and it's a big one. This new update heralds some major improvements to Edge and Cortana, and will even let you turn your Windo...

How to Use Multiple Desktops in Windows 10

Multiple desktops in Windows let you separate program windows into different groups. You might have all your files related to one project open in one desktop, for example, and programs and files relat...

How to Create a Guest Account in Windows 10

Windows' guest account lets other people use your computer without being able to change PC settings, install apps or access your private files. That comes in handy when you have to share your computer...

How to Get the Full Layout in Windows 10's Touch Keyboard

Microsoft designed the on-screen keyboard in Windows 10 with tablet users in mind. The large keys are easy to tap, autocorrect and text suggestion are built in and there's an emoji button. However, th...

Opera Browser Features Ad-Blocking in Latest Build

A new beta version of the Opera Web browser released today (Mar. 10) makes ad-blocking easier by baking the feature right into the application itself. The team behind Opera claims this change is meant...