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'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 yo...

Windows Insiders Get Long-Awaited Timeline and 'Sets' Features

Microsoft took the cover off of the Windows 10 Fall Creators Update at its Build developer conference this year, but not every key feature launched with the update. Some of those are coming soon, thou...

How to Crop the Background Out of an Image in Paint 3D

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...