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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Removing a background from a photo used to mean firing up Photoshop and playing around with masks, selections, and all sorts of tools with a steep learning curve. In Microsoft’s Paint 3D, however, r...

How to Experience Windows Mixed Reality Without a Headset

Typically, you'd need a Mixed Reality (MR) headset in order to get a taste of Microsoft's new MR content in the Windows 10 Fall Creators Update. But if you don't own such hardware, you can simulate...

You Have Three Extra Months To Save Yourself From Windows 10 S

If you were worried about buying a Surface Laptop or other Windows 10 S device this fall because of a limited opportunity to jump to Windows 10 Pro for free, breathe easy; Microsoft is extending the f...

10 Worst Windows 10 Annoyances and How to Fix Them

Windows 10 is the most powerful and versatile PC operating system around, but even the best platform has its fair share of frustrating features. From automatic Windows updates that reboot your compute...

10 Old Windows Programs and Games (And How to Get Them)

You buy a shiny new computer with Windows 10 and are so excited to set it up. You notice that a few of your favorite Microsoft applications aren’t there, but so what? You’ll just download them fro...

How to Disable Transparency Effects in Windows 10

It’s not the Aero Glass of Windows Vista, but Windows 10’s transparency effects certainly aren’t for everyone.The transparency effects are visible by default in Start Menu, the Taskbar and Actio...

How to Delete a Locked File in Windows 10

When you run into a locked folder in Windows 10, the system won’t allow you to do anything with it -- open it, delete it, or move it -- without the password. For folders that you didn’t lock, find...

How to Change the Background on the Windows 10 Login Screen

Change is good. We change our desktop wallpaper every so often, but most probably aren’t even aware you can do the same for the Windows 10 login screen. It’s not immediately apparent how to do it,...

How to Turn Off Notification and System Sounds in Windows 10

Windows notifications have evolved with each new version, but never quite managed to master the art of not being annoying. Today we’re going to shut them off entirely, and instead rely on the notifi...

How to Automatically Lock Your Windows 10 PC with Dynamic Lock

One of the new features in April’s release of the Windows 10 Creators Update was Dynamic Lock. For those that work in a public space, or perhaps those with roommates, Dynamic Lock pairs with your ph...