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How to personalize your Windows 10 PC

How to set Windows 10's themes, configure your Start menu and taskbar, and understand the privacy features—all to make your new PC feel like home.

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Windows 10 November 2019 Update review: Fewer features now, bigger changes later

Microsoft's goal with its Windows 10 November 2019 Update is to fix bugs, not push features. A Windows Search-powered File Explorer offers one of the few improvements.

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They're back: Windows 7 popup warnings to update to Windows 10 will soon reappear

Microsoft said Tuesday that it's beginning to use popup notifications to warn Windows 7 Pro users that they had better upgrade to Windows 10 by January 2020.

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Surface Book 2 firmware fixes Nvidia GPU bug blocking Windows 10 upgrades

Microsoft has apparently patched the longstanding bug that prevented the Surface Book 2 from receiving the Windows 10 May 2019 Update.

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Microsoft preps service pack-esque Windows 10 1909 for release

The newly renamed 'Windows 10 November 2019 Update' is nearing release. But given the company's past naming conventions, it might not show up until November.

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Microsoft prods customers with Windows 10 retirement dates

The last update for Windows 10 Enterprise 1703 and Windows 10 Education 1703 arrived on Tuesday.

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Microsoft's next Windows 10 feature update gets a name: the Windows 10 November 2019 Update

It's no longer just Windows 10 19H2. Microsoft has named its next feature update the Windows 10 November 2019 Update, which is a month or two later than anticipated.

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Android file transfer: How to move data between your phone and computer

Moving files between your Android device and a Windows PC, Mac, or Chromebook doesn't have to be difficult — or dependent on any cloud services.

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Microsoft rolls out Your Phone's Calls feature: You can use your PC to make calls using your phone

Microsoft is making its Calls feature for Your Phone live to its Windows 10 Insider program, with a far, far larger number of supported phones than previous iterations. You can now leave your phone in your pocket.

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Windows 10: A guide to the updates

Here's what you need to know about each update to the current version of Windows 10 as it's released from Microsoft. Now updated for KB4517389 (OS Build 18362.418), released Oct. 8, 2019.

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Windows, Xbox now allow parents to set per-game screen time limits for kids

Microsoft has made its Windows and Xbox family settings more granular, allowing parents to place more defined limits on their kids' online activity and screen time.

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Microsoft's plan to ignore Windows 10 1809 worked

Remember the problematic rollout of last year's fall update to Windows 10? Microsoft would just as soon forget it happened, and hopes users do, too.

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Microsoft crowdsourced QA, and look what we got

The Windows Insiders program has signed up lots of people willing to check out pre-release versions of Windows for free. It’s pretty clear it’s not working.

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Windows by the numbers: Windows 10 continues to cannibalize Windows 7

Windows 10's share of all PCs rose 1.4 percentage points in September as users continued to shift away from Windows 7 ahead of a January end-of-support deadline.

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Meet Windows 10X, a 'new expression' designed for dual-screen devices

Windows 10X is a remixed version of Windows 10 proper that's been designed with comprehensive support for dual-screen devices like the Microsoft Surface Neo.

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Post-retirement Windows 7 patches: Not just for the big dogs now

Microsoft now says it will offer patches for the aging OS through early 2023 to any business that's willing to pay up.

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Top web browsers 2019: Microsoft's browser share falls to record low

While Microsoft's browsers lost ground in September, Firefox managed another small gain. But the big winner continues to be Google's Chrome, which dominates the browser market.

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Leaked: Windows 10X will be Microsoft’s OS for dual displays

Leaks by Evan Blass indicate that Windows 10X will be Microsoft's OS for dual displays, expected to be announced at the company's event October 2 in New York.

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