Windows 10

How to fix a stuck Windows 10 update
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operating systems

How to fix a stuck Windows 10 update

Has your PC frozen during an update? Here's how to get it running again
8 Jul 2021
16 ways to speed up your laptop
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Laptops

16 ways to speed up your laptop

Does your ageing laptop need a boost? We look at the software tweaks and hardware upgrades that will give your computer a new lease of life
5 Jul 2021
17 Windows 10 problems - and how to fix them
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operating systems

17 Windows 10 problems - and how to fix them

Tips and tricks for everything from upgrade issues and freeing up storage, to solving privacy errors and using safe mode
25 Jun 2021
How to get help in Windows 10
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operating systems

How to get help in Windows 10

Find out how to get expert help and support for Windows 10 from Microsoft and others
18 Jun 2021
Windows vs Linux: what's the best operating system?
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operating systems

Windows vs Linux: what's the best operating system?

Can the open-source OS really stand up to Microsoft's enterprise juggernaut?
17 Jun 2021
How to turn on Windows Defender
Windows 10 Defender
Software

How to turn on Windows Defender

Find out how to turn on, or off, Windows Defender on Windows 10 and older versions of Windows
15 Jun 2021
Microsoft will end support for Windows 10 in 2025
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operating systems

Microsoft will end support for Windows 10 in 2025

The confirmation adds weight to the rumours that Windows 11 is coming
14 Jun 2021
How to unlock Windows 10's secret modes
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Microsoft Windows

How to unlock Windows 10's secret modes

Some of Windows 10’s most useful features are mysteriously tucked away. We reveal how to find and make the most of the operating system’s hidden ‘mode…
7 Jun 2021
How to move Windows 10 from your old hard drive to SSD
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operating systems

How to move Windows 10 from your old hard drive to SSD

The move to a solid-state drive will transform your Windows experience
30 Apr 2021
Microsoft begins rollout of refreshed Windows 10 taskbar
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Microsoft Windows

Microsoft begins rollout of refreshed Windows 10 taskbar

The highly customisable taskbar will appear for all users over the next few weeks
23 Apr 2021
Parallels Desktop 16.5 review: Windows comes to Apple Silicon (sort of)
Parallels Desktop 16.5
virtualisation

Parallels Desktop 16.5 review: Windows comes to Apple Silicon (sort of)

The best way to run Windows apps on an M1 Mac – but it’s not yet a fully stable proposition
19 Apr 2021
How to fix automatic repair loop in Windows 10
Automatic repair screen
Microsoft Windows

How to fix automatic repair loop in Windows 10

Discover ways to break free from endless Windows automatic repair loops
1 Apr 2021
How to factory reset Windows 10
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operating systems

How to factory reset Windows 10

If your Windows 10 system isn't playing ball, you can reset it back to its factory conditions
30 Mar 2021
Best laptops 2021: Acer, Apple, HP and more
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Laptops

Best laptops 2021: Acer, Apple, HP and more

We've rounded up the best notebooks, ultrabooks, and ultraportables around
25 Mar 2021
How to wipe a laptop easily and securely
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Security

How to wipe a laptop easily and securely

Selling your laptop? Make sure that all your sensitive data is gone before it reaches its new owner
12 Mar 2021
How to speed up Windows 10
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Microsoft Windows

How to speed up Windows 10

Does Windows 10 feel a bit sluggish for you? Read on for tips and tricks to speed up the OS
12 Mar 2021
Best Windows 10 tips and tricks for power users
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operating systems

Best Windows 10 tips and tricks for power users

A roundup of some of the most sophisticated Windows tweaks designed for power users in mind
11 Mar 2021
Managing a late migration
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Microsoft Windows

Managing a late migration

When it comes to moving from Windows 7 to Windows 10, it's better late than never
11 Feb 2021
Windows 10 vs Windows 8.1: which is best for you?
Graphic showcasing a showdown between Windows 10 and Windows 8.1
operating systems

Windows 10 vs Windows 8.1: which is best for you?

We rate Windows 10 and Windows 8.1 in a number of key categories for professional users
29 Jan 2021
Microsoft rolls out fix for Windows 10 forced-reboot bug
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Microsoft Windows

Microsoft rolls out fix for Windows 10 forced-reboot bug

The bug triggers forced reboots in affected systems, with no option to stop or delay it
11 Jan 2021
How to reinstall Windows 10 without losing data
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Microsoft Windows

How to reinstall Windows 10 without losing data

Reinstalling Windows 10 can wipe your system clean; here’s how to keep your files intact
24 Dec 2020
How to fix a blue screen of death error in Windows 10
Windows 10 blue screen of death
Microsoft Windows

How to fix a blue screen of death error in Windows 10

There’s a handful of ways to counter Windows 10’s most infamous system error
11 Dec 2020
Ten free ways to speed up Windows 10
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Microsoft Windows

Ten free ways to speed up Windows 10

Not ready to shell out for a new SSD? Here are some free tips you can try to speed up Windows 10
26 Oct 2020