The Windows 10 upgrade process drags old files, settings, and programs from your previous Windows system to your new one. Microsoft allows you to get an entirely fresh system by performing a clean install. This is particularly useful if you’ve purchased a new Windows 10 PC and it includes manufacturer-installed bloatware you don’t want. Or, you may need […]

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Windows 10 still lets you create desktop shortcuts to applications, files, folders, and even websites. Desktop icons may a little out of fashion, but they’re still useful as part of a nicely organized desktop. How to Create a Shortcut to an Application To do this the easy way, open Windows 10’s Start menu. Look for the […]

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Avast is collecting its users’ browsing histories and selling the data to third parties, according to a joint investigation by PCMag and Motherboard. This is just the latest example of free antivirus software harvesting data. After all, that free antivirus has to make money somehow. Update: On January 30, 2020, Avast announced it will shut down to its Jumpshot subsidiary, […]

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Clean Boot Modern computers come loaded with hundreds of processes and services designed to make the operating system run smoothly. Sometimes when you install a program or service, they may interfere with crucial services, resulting in unexpected program crashes, error messages popping up, or slowing down your computer. You could start your computer into Safe Mode, which […]

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Windows is the most targeted operating system on the planet. That means you should fortify your PC’s defenses to stay safe both online and offline. This guide shows you how to enable or disable Secure Sign-In for Windows 10. Secure Sign-In is an additional component on the Windows 10 login screen. It doesn’t prevent anyone […]

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Windows 10 won’t hassle you to install an antivirus as Windows 7 did. Since Windows 8, Windows now includes a built-in free antivirus called Windows Defender. But is it really the best for protecting your PC–or even just good enough? Windows Defender was originally known as Microsoft Security Essentials back in the Windows 7 days when […]

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It can be frustrating when you’re trying to get your work done, but your computer is not cooperating with you. You would notice that transferring from one app to another takes longer than usual and everything in your PC is just generally slow. Of course, it is only natural for you to get curious and […]

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Antivirus protection software is critical for every PC as it does a virus scan to detect and remove viruses. Without it, you risk losing your personal information, your files, and even the cash from your bank account. We’ve tested more than 40 utilities to help you pick the best antivirus protection for your computers. Computers […]

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Windows 10 Insiders, today we’re releasing Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 19013 (20H1) to Windows Insiders in the Fast ring. If you want a complete look at what build is in which Insider ring, head over to Flight Hub. You can also check out the rest of our documentation here including a complete list of […]

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Windows 10 You can reinstall Windows from scratch using the product key that came with your PC, but you’ll have to find installation media yourself. Microsoft offers free ISO files for downloading; you just have to know where to look. There area  few ways to do this, but they’re all on the straight and narrow–you […]

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