Windows 10

Windows 10 was one of the most successful Microsoft operating systems, setting a benchmark for future ones. We’ll look at the top features, which applications you can use on it, troubleshooting common issues, and the latest news from the company.

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Don't expect too much from Windows 10 Build 10041

If you are running a preview of Windows 10 on a computer system or virtual machine, you may have already noticed that Microsoft pushed out update 10041 of the operating system to […]

Windows 10 to ship this Summer

Who would have thought that? Microsoft announced a few moments ago that it will ship the company's new operating system Windows 10 this summer to 190 countries. What this means is that […]

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No more recovery partitions in Windows 10 and other storage gains

When I check the storage space that Windows uses on the two computer systems I run it on, I notice that it occupies 43.4 Gigabyte on a Windows 7 64-bit Pro system […]

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Manage and display System Tray Icons in Windows 10

If you have checked out a version of Windows 10 already, you may have noticed that the operating system handles certain things different to previous versions of Windows. One of those changes […]

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Stardock launches private beta test of Start 10 a Windows 10 Start Menu

When Windows 8 shipped without a start menu and forced anyone to use the full-screen Start Screen view instead to switch between it and the desktop regularly, third-party start menu replacements started […]

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How to get rid of Windows 10's Rollback option on start

If you are running Windows 10 on a system either directly or in a virtual machine, you know that the operating system displays a selection menu on boot. The menu displays options […]

Will you make the move to Windows 10?

Microsoft's Windows 10 operating system is coming out later this year if development does not take a hit between now and then. The company announced previously that an upgrade to Windows 10 […]

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Enable new clock experience in Windows 10

Whenever a new Windows 10 build gets released, new tricks and tweaks come to light shortly thereafter that reveal additional features that are not available by default. The most recent build of […]

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How to update Windows 7 or 8 to Windows 10 using Windows Update

The only options you had previously to upgrade from an older copy of Windows to a new one was to run the installer either while the installed operating system was running or […]

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Latest Windows 10 Preview download available featuring Cortana and new apps

Are you following the development of windows 10? If so, you know that Microsoft mentioned two days ago that it would release a new preview build of the operating system next week. […]

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Windows 10 after the live event: the key points

Microsoft revealed information about the company's upcoming operating system Windows 10 today during a live event. While some questions are still left unanswered, the company managed to provide information about several topics […]

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Sign in to a Windows 10 account automatically on start

Whenever I set up a new Windows PC at home I configure it to sign in to an account automatically. This bypasses the user selection screen and the need to enter the […]

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Prepare your PC to upgrade to Windows 10 through Windows Update

Microsoft will release a new Windows 10 Preview build in January to the public. Most expect it to be the consumer-focused build company representatives were talking about earlier this year but no […]

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Should you be worried if DirectX 12 will be Windows 10 exclusive?

Microsoft announced back in October 2014 that its upcoming operating system Windows 10 will ship with DirectX 12. Windows 10 is expected to be released in Fall 2015, three years after the […]

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Replace the Windows 10 Start Menu with a classic Start Menu

Microsoft plans to launch the Windows 10 operating system in 2015. One of the changes that the company introduces in it is a new start menu that mixes the classic Windows 7 […]

What to expect from the Windows 10 Consumer Event in January

Windows 10 is currently available as a preview designed to give tech enthusiasts, developers and businesses a chance to work with the operating system and give Microsoft feedback about it. If you […]

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Windows 10 to support Flac and MKV natively

One of the first things that I do after installing Windows on a PC that I plan to use or configure for someone that I like is to install VLC Media Player […]

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Windows 10 Disk Cleanup includes file compression option

It is quite easy to fill up hard drives or partitions with data. This is true for Solid State Drives which are blazing fast but don't come close to the storage that […]

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Get a first sneak peak at Windows 10's Continuum feature

Microsoft revealed information about a new Windows 10 feature called Continuum back in September 2014. One of the usage scenarios that Microsoft needs to handle are when a hybrid device is being […]

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New Windows 10 build lets you hide Task View and Search button

Microsoft pushed out a new Windows 10 Preview Build yesterday together with the security and regular updates for all its operating systems and products. Windows 10 users can get it already provided […]

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How to enable the hidden Windows 10 administrator account

When you install Windows 10 anew on a PC, or run it for the first time if it comes pre-installed with the computer, you create the first user account during that process. […]

Microsoft sheds light on Windows 10 security improvements

Microsoft has not really revealed a lot about Windows 10 up to this day. While it has released a preview build of the operating system and a first update for it recently, […]

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How Microsoft could improve the Windows 10 Action Center

Microsoft rolled out the first update for the Windows 10 Preview Build yesterday. The 2.x Gigabyte update did not introduce many new features to the operating system but introduced more than 7000 […]

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How to move or remove apps in All Apps in the Windows 10 start menu

If you have had time to use the preview build of Windows 10 on a machine you may have noticed the new start menu right away. While not identical to the Windows […]

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What users want to see integrated in Windows 10

The release of the Windows 10 Preview some time ago revealed some of the features that Microsoft plans to integrate in the upcoming operating system. Probably the biggest feature is the redesigned […]

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Remove Favorites, Frequent Folders or Recent Files in Windows 10 Explorer

When you open the File Explorer in Windows 10, or more precisely the Windows 10 preview that Microsoft released two weeks ago, you will notice that it starts on a Home page […]

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Switch quickly between Windows 10 Start Menu and Start Screen

If you are running Windows 10 you may have noticed that you can either display the start menu or the start screen, but not both. The start menu is the default option […]

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How to backup or reset the start menu in Windows 10

One of the changes of Windows 10 is a new start menu that Microsoft integrated into the operating system. Designed to please desktop users without dropping the idea of apps and features […]

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How to launch apps in Windows 10 in full screen

If you have installed the Windows 10 Preview on a computer system or read about it online, you may know that Windows Store apps run on the desktop now if you are […]

The Windows 10 Store may list desktop programs directly after all

When Microsoft launched Windows Store in Windows 8, it was disappointing to see for many that the store carried only applications that users could install on their systems directly from within the […]

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The new features of the Windows 10 Command Prompt

If you have played around on a Windows 10 Preview system you may have noticed that it features an improved command prompt. While you won't notice that right away, as it looks […]

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How to uninstall all Preview updates to fix update related issues in Windows 10

I did not experience any issues running the Windows 10 Technical Preview up until now. While that has been the case, the state of the operating system makes it more likely that […]

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Add Preview Build settings to Windows 10

The preview build of Windows 10 has been out for less than a week and feedback thus far seems to be largely positive, especially when you compare the reception with that of […]

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Install custom themes in Windows 10 with UxStyle

Windows users can install two different types of themes. First official themes for the operating system, either in form of themes that Microsoft has created for it or lightweight themes that anyone […]

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The important changes of the Windows 10 Preview

The Windows 10 Preview is out and interested users can download ISO images or an upgrade executable file to install Windows 10 as a standalone operating system or upgrade an existing version […]

Windows 10 Preview Downloads and Information

Microsoft has launched its Windows Insider Program a moment ago which lets you test new Windows versions before they are released, and in today's case a preview version of Windows 10. It […]

The features of the Windows 10 start menu

Microsoft announced Windows 10 yesterday during a media briefing in San Francisco and surprised the world with that name. The company has uploaded video footage of the briefing to YouTube for everyone […]

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Why the next version of Windows is Windows 10 and not 9

Microsoft revealed information about the next version of Windows today and one of the big surprises is that the next version of Windows will be Windows 10 and not Windows 9. Windows […]

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10 Programs that Microsoft should integrate into Windows 9

Microsoft has not revealed a lot about its upcoming operating system Windows 9 but from the tidbits the company has released and rumors it appears as if it will be closer to […]


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