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Wed, 26 Oct 2016 14:00:41 +0000Tired of digging through dialog boxes to show file extensions and hidden files? Try adding those options from the ribbon to the Quick Access Toolbar so they're always visible.
Wed, 26 Oct 2016 11:36:00 +0000Both Surface and MacBook lines are getting a refresh this week. Will they be incremental updates or genuinely cutting-edge designs? Ed Bott looks at four factors to decide.
Tue, 25 Oct 2016 20:49:00 +0000This week's headlines: Just how "revolutionary" is Apple's new Touch Bar? Also, an artist describes his week with the new Surface Studio, some tidbits from the next big Windows 10 update, and a closer look at what really happened in last week's big DNS attack.
Tue, 25 Oct 2016 18:34:00 +0000Two older versions of Windows are approaching their mandatory retirement date. If you want a new PC running Windows 7 or Windows 8.1, you'll have fewer options beginning on Nov. 1. Here's what the end-of-sales deadline means.
Mon, 24 Oct 2016 19:01:00 +0000Need help navigating Windows 10? Let Windows pro Ed Bott be your guide.
Sat, 22 Oct 2016 17:49:00 +0000This week's headlines: The Wall Street Journal reports AT&T will buy Time Warner for more than $80 billion. Also, Microsoft goes on offense for its Surface-NFL deal while its cloud revenue soars, Apple's car-making plans hit a roadblock, and a giant of tech journalism passes away.
Wed, 19 Oct 2016 14:45:00 +0000Safe Mode is the most important of the classic Windows troubleshooting tools. In Windows 10 on modern PCs, the old F8 shortcut doesn't work. Here's how to get to Safe Mode quickly.
Wed, 12 Oct 2016 12:37:01 +0000Windows 10 includes a well-hidden option that gives you quick access to common folders. This secret shortcut list appears on the left of the Start menu. Here's how to customize that list.
Tue, 11 Oct 2016 11:06:00 +0000Most of the changes in the latest Windows 10 preview release, build 14942, look like minor tweaks. But they point the way to more significant changes to come next year. Here's what to look out for.
Thu, 06 Oct 2016 00:29:00 +0000Six days after delivering a failed Windows 10 update, Microsoft has offered a fix-it script and an explanation.
Wed, 05 Oct 2016 17:18:00 +0000The latest cumulative update to Windows 10, KB3194496, is causing frustration for some PC owners, with the update trying and failing repeatedly to install. I've learned who's most likely to be affected and also have two recovery options.
Wed, 05 Oct 2016 13:47:27 +0000Just like earlier versions, Windows 10 shows the date and time at the right side of the taskbar. But Windows 10 adds a new trick: Click the date to open a flyout that shows your agenda at a glance, bringing multiple calendars together.
Thu, 29 Sep 2016 12:44:06 +0000Windows 10's new approach to updates won't allow you to refuse a security or reliability patch. But you can use a special troubleshooter to say no to a driver delivered through Windows Update. Here's how.
Wed, 28 Sep 2016 00:57:00 +0000Conventional wisdom says enterprise buyers take years before they even think of moving to a new version of Windows. That playbook is changing with Windows 10.
Thu, 22 Sep 2016 12:07:00 +0000Who can remember the magic keystroke combo that unlocks your PC's UEFI firmware settings screen? Use the hidden Advanced Options menu instead; it lets you choose advanced startup options for maintenance or troubleshooting.
Mon, 19 Sep 2016 10:45:00 +0000Where do you draw the line on personal privacy? The right options are different for everyone. In this guide, I show you which privacy settings help you create the right balance of privacy and convenience in Windows 10.
Wed, 14 Sep 2016 12:40:00 +0000The new Battery Saver feature is set to turn on automatically when your battery capacity dips below a preset level. But why wait? Turn this feature on manually to get the most out of your system when you're away from a power outlet.
Wed, 07 Sep 2016 14:58:00 +0000Personalizing your desktop background or lock screen has always involved a guessing game: Will your favorite personal photo fit the screen, or will it be stretched and distorted? A hidden feature in the new Photos app guarantees success.
Wed, 31 Aug 2016 11:24:00 +0000The Windows 10 Anniversary Update includes a new feature that lets you see your network status at a glance. If there's a problem, you can run a troubleshooter or do a complete reset, with a single click.
Mon, 29 Aug 2016 11:36:00 +0000The Anniversary Update to Windows 10, version 1607, has been rolling out for the past few weeks, and some early adopters are experiencing issues. Here's Ed Bott's guide to some specific fixes for known issues along with time-tested troubleshooting tools and techniques.