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Will you get the Windows 10 Anniversary Update on August 2nd? Maybe.

Windows 10 Anniversary Update launches on August 2nd, but it doesn’t mean that you’ll get it that day. Here’s how Microsoft will roll out the update. Microsoft is officially launching the Anniversary Update for Windows 10 on August 2, 2016. The new version of the operating system will be available simultaneously for laptops, tablets, phones, […]

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When Windows 10 breaks, don’t just blame Microsoft

By David Gewirtz for DIY-IT   It’s often easy to blame Microsoft for every flaw and failing in our Windows update experience. The fault, dear reader, may not be in the updates, but in our own installs.   TECH PRO RESEARCH Despite the laptop’s manufacturer warning that Windows 10 is not supported for the four […]

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Hands-on with the first feature-packed preview of the Windows 10 Anniversary Update

Last week’s release of Windows 10 build 14328 includes the first glimpse of new features slated for this summer’s major Anniversary Update. Here’s a closer look at what you can expect. Officially, Microsoft hasn’t announced a release date for this summer’s Anniversary Update to Windows 10. But the safe bet is Friday, July 29, one […]

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Five cheap or free ways to make a PC faster

It’s 2016 and tech users have a plethora of different devices to choose from, ranging from tablets to smartwatches, yet the most commonly asked question to land in my mailbox hasn’t changed in over two decades.   “How can I make my PC go faster?” This is a question that’s been fielding for over two […]

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Windows 10 tip: Use Cortana’s secret dictionary

Need to look up the meaning of a word? There’s no need to fumble for a reference book or open your web browser. Just learn this magic word and you can ask Cortana. Among Cortana’s many skills is her excellent vocabulary, which is powered in the background by the Oxford Dictionaries. If Cortana suspects you’re […]

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Find any setting in seconds in Windows 10

One confusing aspect of Windows 10 is the way it keeps some options in the old-style Control Panel and others in the new Settings app. The good news is you don’t have to guess where to look, once you learn these two search secrets. The Settings app in Windows 10 is filled with options, and […]

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August 2020