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Published: Mon, 27 Mar 2017 02:42:14 +0000

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Windows 10 tip: More window-snapping shortcuts and secrets

Wed, 22 Mar 2017 13:25:16 +0000

Windows 10 offers a handful of keyboard shortcuts that make it ridiculously easy to snap application windows into place. Here's a full list.(image)

Windows 10 Creators Update in the homestretch: Here's what's next

Tue, 21 Mar 2017 18:16:00 +0000

With a flurry of recent Windows 10 preview releases, anyone in the Windows Insider Program Fast ring has a right to feel exhausted. What comes next? Based on past development cycles, here's what you can expect.(image)

Microsoft begins blocking updates for older Windows versions on newer hardware

Fri, 17 Mar 2017 13:01:00 +0000

Windows 7 is supported until 2020, and Windows 8.1 will get updates until 2023, right? Not if you're trying to run those older Windows versions on new hardware, as some frustrated customers discovered this week.(image)

Windows 10 tip: Master advanced window-snapping techniques

Wed, 15 Mar 2017 16:06:00 +0000

Windows 10 adds some smart improvements to the basic snap technique for organizing windows. Here's how to go beyond the simple "snap two apps side by side" scenario.(image)

Microsoft quietly delivers two Windows Update surprises

Tue, 14 Mar 2017 23:14:00 +0000

The upcoming Creators Update makes an early appearance, signaling its imminent arrival, and the first slimmed-down "delta updates" arrive for Windows 10.(image)

Windows 10 tip: Temporarily delay the Creators Update

Wed, 08 Mar 2017 12:28:00 +0000

Microsoft is about to release a big upgrade to Windows 10. If you're running Windows 10 Pro or Enterprise, you can wait a few months before you install this version. Here's how.(image)

What to expect from the Windows 10 Creators Update

Fri, 03 Mar 2017 12:49:00 +0000

Microsoft is putting the finishing touches on the next big update to Windows 10. Here's what you can expect when the Creators Update begins rolling out to the general public next month.(image)

Microsoft prepares new update options for Windows 10

Wed, 01 Mar 2017 17:13:00 +0000

In the Creators Update, this spring's big Windows 10 release, Microsoft is adding some new knobs and levers for managing updates, including an option to delay feature updates by up to a year. The biggest change is a new option to schedule or snooze updates. Here's what you can expect.(image)

Windows 10 tip: Use the Magnifier tool to zoom in on text or objects

Wed, 01 Mar 2017 13:18:00 +0000

Even if you have 20/20 vision, there are times when it's helpful to zoom in on a portion of your display. For anyone with less-than-perfect eyesight, the Magnifier tool can help prevent eyestrain.(image)

Windows 10 tip: Cut to the front of the line for the next version

Wed, 22 Feb 2017 15:45:00 +0000

If the idea of joining the Windows Insider program fills you with dread about the dangers of running beta software, consider the Release Preview ring. Here's how to sign up.(image)

"Windows as a service" means big, painful changes for IT pros

Tue, 21 Feb 2017 16:46:00 +0000

Everything you know about Windows deployment is undergoing wrenching changes. For IT pros who've grown accustomed to "set it and forget it" as a management strategy, three big changes are making life much more challenging.(image)

Windows 10 tip: Make your mouse pointer easier to locate

Wed, 15 Feb 2017 12:00:00 +0000

Finding a tiny white mouse pointer on a light background can be frustrating, especially if your vision is less than perfect. Use these settings to make the pointer larger and bolder, so it's easier to locate even on a small laptop screen.(image)

Life in the Fast Ring: A survival guide for the Windows 10 Insider Program

Mon, 13 Feb 2017 15:02:00 +0000

Want to participate in the Windows 10 development process? Join the Windows Insider Program and add your feedback. But before you sign up, know exactly what you're getting into and follow these six rules.(image)

FAQ: How to install, reinstall, upgrade and activate Windows 10

Fri, 10 Feb 2017 12:26:00 +0000

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

Windows 10 tip: Back up your third-party hardware drivers

Wed, 08 Feb 2017 12:00:00 +0000

Tracking down drivers and control software for internal and external hardware devices after a clean reinstall doesn't have to be a tedious job. The secret is to back up the driver file repository that Windows 10 maintains. Here's where you'll find it.(image)

FAQ: How to manage Windows 10 updates

Fri, 03 Feb 2017 12:26:00 +0000

If you've spent years mastering the ins and outs of Windows Update, prepare to do some unlearning. Windows 10, with its emphasis on "Windows as a service," rewrites almost all the rules of updates and upgrades. Here's what you need to know.(image)

Windows 10 tip: Repair your Windows 10 installation

Wed, 01 Feb 2017 12:00:17 +0000

Performing a clean install or a reset means you have to reinstall apps and desktop programs and start over with settings and preferences. If you suspect Windows has become damaged, there's a less drastic solution: Run Setup to repair Windows. Here's how.(image)

Windows 10 tip: Reset your PC completely

Thu, 26 Jan 2017 13:58:00 +0000

Windows 10's Reset option allows you to remove apps, settings, and drivers, effectively giving you a clean install without the hassles of a regular setup. You can keep your files if you're planning to reuse the PC, or wipe everything if you're selling or giving away the device.(image)

Windows 10 versus Windows 7: Whose numbers do you trust?

Wed, 25 Jan 2017 12:00:00 +0000

Are users really in love with Windows 7? Or are they clinging to old habits as Windows 10 rolls out? Three popular data sources offer very different answers. Regardless of which one you choose, take that data with a heaping helping of salt.(image)

Windows 10: You've got questions, I've got answers

Fri, 20 Jan 2017 12:35:00 +0000

[Updated] Windows 10 has undergone major changes in the 18 months since its initial release. This FAQ includes details about every development through the end of 2016. It also previews the Creators Update due in spring 2017.(image)