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Top Windows 10 questions: How to install, secure, upgrade, get it for free

Tue, 12 Dec 2017 14:27:52 +0000

In 2017, Ed Bott answered hundreds of questions about Windows 10. Here are the topics that readers found most interesting.(image)



Windows 10 tip: How to capture a screenshot

Wed, 06 Dec 2017 18:28:23 +0000

Windows 10 offers a wide range of built-in screen capture options. You can save the full screen, the active window, or a rectangular selection to a file or to the Clipboard for reuse in another app. Here are the keyboard shortcuts to memorize.(image)



Microsoft says ASLR behavior in Windows 10 is a feature, not a bug

Tue, 28 Nov 2017 13:59:00 +0000

After a prominent security analyst criticized the implementation of a Windows 10 security feature, Microsoft fired back. That behavior is "by design," says Redmond. Here's the full story.(image)



Windows 10 tip: Take full control over how your PC shuts down

Wed, 22 Nov 2017 13:13:00 +0000

The most common shutdown options are available on the Start menu. For additional options, such as restarting and configuring firmware options, use the Shutdown command.(image)



Windows 10 tip: Move your default data folders to a different drive

Wed, 15 Nov 2017 14:13:00 +0000

If you have more than one physical drive, keep your system (C:) drive from getting overwhelmed by moving default folders (Music, Pictures, Documents, and so on) to a secondary drive.(image)



Microsoft quietly announces end of last free Windows 10 upgrade offer

Fri, 03 Nov 2017 14:00:00 +0000

More than a year after ending its free Windows 10 upgrade program, Microsoft is getting ready to shut down the last official free upgrade extension. The news wasn't exactly shouted from the rooftops.(image)



How to install, reinstall, upgrade and activate Windows 10

Fri, 03 Nov 2017 12:04:00 +0000

Here's everything you need to know before you repair, reinstall, or upgrade Windows 10, including details about activation and product keys.(image)



Windows 10 setup and configuration tips: Don't settle for default settings

Thu, 02 Nov 2017 18:06:00 +0000

Ed Bott's extensive collection of Windows 10 tips has been freshly updated for the Fall Creators Update. This page includes the most popular tips for getting Windows 10 configured exactly the way you want it.(image)



Windows 10 tip: Use the hidden repair option to avoid uninstalling an app

Wed, 01 Nov 2017 14:22:21 +0000

Windows 10 includes two panels where you can manage apps and desktop programs. If you dig deep enough, you'll find useful repair and reset buttons that can help you quickly fix a misbehaving app.(image)



With latest Surface device, Microsoft opts for a business-first approach

Tue, 31 Oct 2017 17:10:00 +0000

Microsoft's newest member of the Surface family arrives in about a month, but don't look for it in the usual retail outlets. Initially, the Surface Pro with LTE Advanced will be available exclusively for businesses. Here's why.(image)



After Windows 10 upgrade, do these seven things immediately

Fri, 27 Oct 2017 13:20:00 +0000

You've just upgraded to the most recent version of Windows 10. Before you get back to work, use this checklist to ensure that your privacy and security settings are correct and that you've cut annoyances to a bare minimum.(image)



Windows 10 tip: Turn on the new anti-ransomware features in the Fall Creators Update

Wed, 25 Oct 2017 16:19:00 +0000

A well-hidden feature in Windows 10 version 1709 prevents "unfriendly" apps (including most known strains of ransomware) from modifying files in protected folders. Here's how it works.(image)



Windows 10 productivity tips: Making everyday tasks easier

Wed, 18 Oct 2017 14:59:00 +0000

Ed Bott's extensive collection of Windows 10 tips, organized by category. This page includes the most popular tips for working smarter.(image)



Windows 10 performance and troubleshooting tips: Run faster, smoother, longer

Wed, 18 Oct 2017 14:58:00 +0000

Ed Bott's extensive collection of Windows 10 tips, organized by category. This page includes the most popular tips for performance and troubleshooting.(image)



Windows 10 networking and security tips

Wed, 18 Oct 2017 14:57:00 +0000

Ed Bott's extensive collection of Windows 10 tips, organized by category. This page includes the most popular tips for networking and security.(image)



With Surface Book 2, Microsoft shows off its vision of the PC's future

Wed, 18 Oct 2017 13:51:00 +0000

Microsoft claims its new Surface Book 2 devices pack more computational power than any competitor. Can these super-premium devices convince other PC makers to raise the bar as well?(image)



Windows 10 Fall Creators Update: New features to try, but don't rush to install it

Wed, 18 Oct 2017 11:38:00 +0000

The fourth feature update to Windows 10 is here now. It's packed with a wide assortment of new and refined features, including some new security options designed to block zero-day exploits and ransomware. But should you upgrade now?(image)



Microsoft's mystery update arouses anger, suspicion among Windows 10 users

Thu, 12 Oct 2017 13:01:00 +0000

Microsoft's update servers are pushing out a new Photos Add-on app, with no explanation of what it does. Windows 10 users aren't taking it well.(image)



Windows 10 tip: Customize and rearrange the Quick Actions buttons

Wed, 11 Oct 2017 13:56:54 +0000

The Action Center pane hosts notifications, but it also includes a group of buttons that give you easy access to common tasks and settings. Here's how to personalize those buttons to match your preferences.(image)



Windows 10 tip: More shell shortcuts that offer fast access to system folders

Wed, 04 Oct 2017 13:54:00 +0000

Learn these shortcuts to system and user folders that use the shell: prefix. This list includes some Control Panel destinations you can't access any other way.(image)