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 Upgrade to Windows 10 for Free in 2019

In November of 2017, Microsoft quietly announced it was shutting down its free Windows 10 upgrade program. If you didn’t get your free version of its best operating system to date, well, you were pret...

How to Find Your MAC Address in Windows 10

Every network device or interface, such as your laptop's Wi-Fi adapter, has a unique hardware ID called the MAC (or "media access control") address. You can find the MAC address for your network card ...

How To Password Protect a Folder in Windows 10

We all have computer files we'd like to keep secret from the world. Whether you're working on taking legal action against someone with access to your computer or (hopefully) something less drastic, yo...

How to Reset Your Windows 10 PC

Windows 10 is prone to all sorts of issues, from the sudden disappearance of files to problems with installing updates. If your computer isn't running the way it should, giving you strange errors or p...

Best Windows 10 Themes

Windows 10 Themes provide a quick way to customize your PC that includes a gallery of desktop background pictures, coordinating menu colors and sometimes even unique system sounds. On its site, Micros...

Microsoft Ends Surface Pro 4 'Flickergate' with Free Replacements

After more than a year's worth of complaints about the Surface Pro 4's flickering screen issue (better known as Flickergate), Microsoft is finally offering free replacements.The company recently poste...

Windows on Snapdragon is Getting a Big Upgrade

SEATTLE -- At a panel here at the Build developer conference yesterday, Microsoft announced Visual Studio 15.8.1,  a software development kit (SDK) for developers to create 64-bit apps that run on Win...

How Microsoft Is Moving Beyond Windows

SEATTLE — For over 30 years, Microsoft has been synonymous with Windows. And while it clearly has no plans to do away with its operating system, I can’t shake the feeling here at the company’s Build d...

Microsoft Details Windows 10 Sets, Outlook Features

SEATTLE – At its annual Build developer conference, Microsoft showed off a few new features that will enhance Windows 10. Joe Belfiore, corporate vice president for Windows, detailed updates to Sets a...

Microsoft Is Integrating Windows 10 With Your Phone

SEATTLE – Windows Phone is long dead, long live Windows on your phone. At its Build developer conference, Microsoft announced new phone-friendly features for Windows 10 as well as iOS and Android. &nb...