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A Year Later, You Can Still Upgrade to Windows 10 for Free

Although Microsoft concluded its free Windows 10 upgrade program on July 29, 2016, the company has yet to close some of the loopholes that it originally opened for folks running Windows 7, 8 and 8.1. If you thought about taking advantage of the launch promotion but never got around to it, there's still nothing stopping you from downloading a free copy of Windows 10 from Microsoft's servers. Free ...
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7 Windows Maintenance Mistakes You Should Never Make

Every Windows user knows that you need to perform regular maintenance to keep your computer running smoothly. But what needs to be done has changed with recent versions, especially with Windows 10. What should you do, and what are the big pitfalls to avoid? We’ll show you the biggest maintenance mistakes to avoid so you can streamline the process and get back to work. 1. Cleaning the Registry ...
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6 Easy Ways to Open Notepad in Windows 10

Notepad is one of the most used applications in Windows operating system. Notepad is a basic text-editing program in Windows 10, and it's most commonly used to view or edit text files. A text file is a file type typically identified by the .txt file name extension. Way 1: Open it via context menu. Step 1: Right-click blank area, point at New in the menu and select Text Document from the sub-...
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How to Change Text Sizes and Fonts in Windows 10

Windows 10 runs on laptops, desktops, tablets, and even phones—but even though the operating system should scale accordingly, fonts and icons aren't always perfectly sized for every screen. Luckily, though, there's a handy new menu for adjusting the size of your screen's contents, which you can use to make everything bigger or smaller to match your preferences. The default font size in Windows ...
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Fix Your Internet Speed With These 7 Windows Tweaks

If you’re reading this, your internet is probably slow. Slow internet speeds affect all PC users at one point in time or another. Besides, no one has ever requested a slower internet. While the exact purpose of any particular network issue is best determined on a case by case bases, there are certain, largely unknown, tweaks you can perform in Windows to relieve unnecessary data usage. Ahead...
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How to Manage Location Services in Windows 10 and Why You Should Bother

Windows 10 places a greater focus on location-based apps and services than ever before. Critics claim it’s just another way for Microsoft to log — and profit from — every aspect of your life. Proponents say it’s a glimpse into the future. As always, the truth is somewhere in the middle. Location services can bring enormous benefits to users who deploy them appropriately, but they can undoubtedl...
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How to Reinstall Windows 10 Without Losing Your Data

Many PC users might not know this, but it’s possible to reinstall Windows 10 without losing your documents, pictures, music and other data. In this guide, we will see how to properly reinstall Windows 10 without losing data. Windows 10 isn’t without its problems and often it can be hard to determine where the cause of the issue lies. If your system worked well when you first got it, you might fin...
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20 Easy Steps To Make Windows 10 Feel Faster

Windows 10 runs pretty fast — but you can make it even faster with a handful of tips and tricks! There are three basic categories of speed and performance hacks: operating system (OS) tweaks, software enhancements, and app replacement or removal. You can also make all kinds of hardware upgrades, like buying more RAM or investing in an SSD, but those cost money, so I’m going to skip them. Let’s s...
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These 7 Default Windows Apps Have Better and More Useful Alternatives

Do you hate some of the default Windows Apps software? While there are some tools you have to live with, you can replace most with superior alternatives. We’ve taken a look at awesome programs to replace stock apps, but those are far from the only ones. Let’s explore more of best free apps that blow standard Windows tools away. These are total replacements — check out the best apps to enhance def...
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How to Prevent Windows 10 Restarts When You’re Actively Using It

Imagine that you’re in the deep state of flow on an important paper or project. You can feel all the jigsaw pieces falling into place. And, just then… Windows decides to restart. This isn’t random. Your Windows 10 machine is installing the latest updates and restarts because it needs to finish the process. And while it’s necessary, it can be extremely irritating because you wanted to get that ...
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