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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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...

Windows 10 Sets Is How Windows Always Should Have Been

SEATTLE — Sets in Windows 10 is available only to some Windows Insiders, but we know now a little bit more about the tabbed app interface feature after Microsoft gave some new details about it during ...

Alexa and Cortana Will Finally Work Together

SEATTLE - At its Build developer conference, Microsoft further detailed how Microsoft’s Cortana and Amazon’s Alexa will work together. Microsoft’s Megan Saunders, general manager of Cortana and Tom Ta...

Next Big Windows 10 Update Gets a New Name

Microsoft has been suspiciously silent about the official name for its big feature update to Windows 10, codenamed Redstone 4, but the latest proof points to the moniker simply being "April Update."Pr...

How to Upgrade to Windows 10 for Free in 2018

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...