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 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 ...

How to Disable Quick Access from Windows 10 File Explorer

The jury is split on the utility of the Quick Access section in Windows 10’s File Explorer. I love it, and find it a quick and efficient way to navigate Windows. That said, I can also see a couple d...

Windows 10 Creators Update Launches April 11th. These Are its Best Features.

It's official. Microsoft will start rolling out the Windows 10 Creators update via automatic updates on April 11th. The new Windows build has a host of helpful capabilities, ranging from better tab ma...

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 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 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 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...