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 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, you'll have to dig a little deeper to cu...

How to Install New Desktop Themes in Windows 10

Out of the box, Windows 10 comes with a handful of themes sure to suit most tastes. For those that desire a bit more customization, you can always download themes from the Microsoft Store, all of whic...

How to Pin Contacts to the Windows 10 Taskbar

As part of the Windows 10 Fall Creator’s Update, Microsoft now allows you to pin your favorite people (or those you talk to most often) to the Taskbar. After pinning Contacts to the Taskbar, you’l...

How to Dual-Boot Windows and macOS on a Mac

Mac vs. Windows. Windows vs. Mac. Why choose when you can get the best of both worlds by dual-booting? Here's how to install Windows on your Mac using Boot Camp so you can jump back and forth between ...

How to Use Windows 10's Timeline Feature

Your web browser keeps a history of every web page you visit so you can easily go back to something you saw before. So why not have your operating system keep track of every file you've worked on? As ...

How to Send Web Pages From Your Android Phone to Windows 10

You're looking at a web page on your phone, but you really want to access it on your PC for more in-depth viewing. Perhaps it's a long article that's easier to read on your laptop or maybe it's a web...

The 7 Best New Features of Windows 10 Insider Build 17063

On Dec. 19, Microsoft released Windows Insider Build 17063, which features plenty of changes, including the introduction of Timeline, a new activity navigation system. Available to users on the Window...

How to Disable (or Enable) Grayscale Mode in Windows 10

You're working diligently on your PC when, all of a sudden, the entire screen turns to grayscale. Did your screen magically transform into an old, black and white TV when you weren't looking? No, you ...

How to Set Alarms in Windows 10

Most of us don't have old-fashioned clock radios at home or portable alarm clocks to take with us on the road. When you need to be woken up at a particular time, you can use your smartphone, but any W...

How To Password Protect a Folder in Windows 10

We all have computer files we'd like to keep secret from the world. Fortunately, in Windows 10, you can tuck those unmentionable plans or files in a secret folder that is password protected, and you c...