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 Hide the Navigation Pane in Windows 10 File Explorer

The File Explorer Ribbon is a handy tool, but it’s a bit over-populated. It’s not always easy, at a glance, to find what you’re looking for, or to change things you need. The Navigation pane is ...

How to Pin Windows 10 File Explorer searches to the Start Menu

One of the most powerful features of the Windows 10 File Explorer is the ability to pin saved searches. You can pin these searches anywhere, but today we’re going to pin them to the Start Menu for ...

How to Disable the Windows 10 Password Prompt on Wake from Sleep

You walk away from your computer for a few minutes and when you come back it has gone to sleep to save power. You wake it up and then you have to enter your password again. That's annoying, particular...

How To Turn Off Annoying File Explorer Ads in Windows 10

Users who have updated early to the Windows 10 Creators Update (using Insider builds) have noticed a big annoyance: an ad in the File Explorer for Microsoft's own OneDrive service. It's one of the mos...

How to Turn Your Windows PC Into a Mobile Hotspot

If you have just one Ethernet cable and no access to other Wi-Fi, using your PC as a hotspot could be a lifesaver. With it, you can add phones, other laptops or anything else that needs Wi-Fi. It's re...

How to Restart Windows 10 Without Rebooting

Restarting Windows to install updates, fix a temporary annoyance or add new apps is a pain. Luckily, a simple fix exists that most don’t realize and it doesn’t require you to restart at all. Inste...

How to Get the Old Volume Control UI in Windows 10

One of the more subtle changes in Windows 10 was that of a new volume control UI. Seemingly minor, the change rubbed a lot of people the wrong way, and now they’re clamoring to get back the controls...

How to Set Up a Metered Internet Connection in Windows 10

Whether you're tethered to a mobile network with a limited amount of data or you just don't want to suck up too much bandwidth from your home network, Windows 10 has a solution. The operating system f...

How to Install Windows 10 Apps to an External or Second Drive

Whether your PC is running out of drive space, or you just want to store some apps you don’t us regularly on an external device, Windows has you covered. In Windows 10, there’s a simple setting th...

How to Remove Cortana’s

Cortana is useful, but with voice commands, I really don’t find myself using the “Ask me anything” box for anything other than writing tutorials. Luckily, it’s a breeze to turn off. Once gone,...