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Windows 10: The best tricks, tips, and tweaks

Windows 10 is chock-full of handy, hidden new features worth exploring, especially after the recent May 2020 Update. Check out the best tips and tricks here.

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Windows 10 May 2020 Update review: Microsoft boosts Linux and Your Phone, but Cortana slips hard

Microsoft's Windows 10 May 2020 Update, aka Windows 10 20H1 or version 2004, pumps up Linux and the Your Phone integration to Android phones. But Microsoft also fumbles Cortana's transition to a standalone app.

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How to block the Windows 10 May 2020 update, version 2004, from installing

I get it. You’re bored and want to try something shiny and new. And look! Here comes Windows 10 2004. But think twice before marching your PC to the front lines. Wait while we see what problems lurk. Here’s how to sit on the sidelines...

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A huge $200 discount brings this HP 15t laptop with a Core i7 inside down to $580

HP is selling a version of its 15t laptop with a Comet Lake CPU for $580.

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Microsoft touts new business features slated for Edge

The Chromium-based browser was supposed to roll out to users earlier this year. Microsoft now says expect that to take place over the next few weeks.

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Windows 10 gets its own package manager

Microsoft launches its own automated package manager for Windows, App Installer, for people who like installing software via the command line.

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Why Cortana won't be at Microsoft Build

Though AI will be a hot topic at Microsoft Build this week, Cortana won't be making an appearance. We talk with Andrew Shuman, Microsoft's Cortana chief to find out why and where Cortana goes from here.

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Windows 10 moves closer to 'true' Linux with graphical support for WSL2

The Windows Subsystem for Linux (WSL) will gain finally gain GUI support, Microsoft said at Build 2020. Also on tap: fresh PowerToys and new initiatives like Project Reunion and WinUI 3.

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Best new Windows 10 security features: Passwordless authentication, Chromium-based Edge support

Here's what you need to know about each security update to Windows 10 as they roll out from Microsoft. Now updated for the 2004 feature release.

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Don't panic: Microsoft's phaseout of 32-bit Windows won't kill 32-bit software

Microsoft's Windows 10 May 2020 Update won't be available in 32-bit form for new computers, but the change shouldn't affect you or your software.

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PCWorld's May Digital Magazine: Ryzen 4000 vs. Comet Lake H

Enjoy the best of PCWorld.com in a curated Digital Magazine for Android, iOS, and your web browser.

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Windows 10 quick tips: 13 ways to speed up your PC

If you want to speed up Windows 10, take a few minutes to try out these tips. Your machine will be zippier and less prone to performance and system issues.

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Late May release of Windows 10 2004? Expect a minor update this fall

Given that Microsoft has delayed the full-blown rollout of the latest version of Windows 10 until the end of May, users shouldn't expect many — if any — new features late this year.

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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 KB4556799, released May 12, 2020.

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Microsoft to start changing Chrome's search engine to Bing for opt-in customers

Microsoft has revised its schedule for rolling out a Chrome browser extension to Office 365 customers; it plans to begin adding the extension to Google's browser this month.

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Microsoft, Apple open virtual dev conferences to all

It's going to be all virtual, all the time, for this year's Microsoft Build event and Apple's traditional WWDC. Blame the ongoing pandemic for the shift.

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Windows by the numbers: Windows share shrinks, Linux surges ... wait, Linux?

The coronavirus pandemic and the rush to work from home seems to have upended recent trends in OS use. Windows is down. macOS is up. And so is Linux.

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Microsoft officially delays Surface Neo, dual-screen Windows PCs

Microsoft chief product officer Panos Panay says that dual-screen Windows PCs like the Surface Neo won't ship until "the right moment." Windows 10X will be repurposes on single-screen PCs. He also pledges to accelerate Windows 10's...

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