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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Microsoft Details Windows 10 Fall Creators Update

SEATTLE -- Don't call it Redstone 3 anymore. At its Build developer conference, Microsoft unveiled the Windows 10 Fall Creators Update, the next major upgrade to its operating system since the company...

Microsoft Build 2017 Preview: Windows, Cortana and More

Microsoft’s Build developer conference will take place from May 10 through May 12, which means it’s almost time for us to learn about the company’s vision for the future of Windows and computing...

How to Change the Name of Your Wi-Fi Network

Each Wi-Fi network has a name that help people identify it. This is called an SSID, or secure set identifier. When the ISP installs a new internet connection, it typically uses the router’s default ...

How to Disable Active Scripting in Internet Explorer

If you’re one of the holdouts -- someone still using Internet Explorer rather than making the jump to Edge -- you might not be aware of some of the security vulnerabilities IE still faces. Microsoft...

Windows 10 S Locks You Into Edge and Bing, Out of Key Apps

Many school administrators love Chromebooks, precisely because Google's stripped-down operating system is like a pair of rubber training wheels for children who can't be trusted to drive a full-fledge...

Microsoft Teams Brings Collaboration to the Classroom and Beyond

By next fall, students will have new ways to collaborate on projects, communicate with their teachers and make learning fun, thanks to Microsoft. As part of its Windows 10 S launch, Microsoft announce...

How to Find Saved Wi-Fi Passwords on Windows 10

When you enter the password to join a wireless network, Windows obscures it by default. A series of asterisks keep prying eyes from peering in on the contents of the field containing your password, th...

Add Clocks from Multiple Time Zones in Windows 10

If you live on the West Coast, but do business on the East Coast, the mental math needed to keep everything on target is sometimes overwhelming. It’s a three hour time difference, but a slight misca...

How to Use VLC to Put Your Computer on a Sleep Timer

If you’re like me, watching movies and television shows is often done right before bedtime. As such, I typically fall asleep while watching.I just learned this trick recently, but VLC actually has a...

How to Record Your Desktop Using VLC

When making a quick desktop recording, most of us look to other programs designed for the job. But you don’t have to. There’s a feature-rich desktop recording tool built into VLC that makes quick ...