Windows 10

Microsoft tells IT admins to turn off legacy group policies to improve Windows performance
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Microsoft Windows

Microsoft tells IT admins to turn off legacy group policies to improve Windows performance

Though the recommendations are supposed to simplify the management of environments, admins say they are being given conflicting advice from the compan…
21 Jan 2022
Best laptops 2022: Acer, Asus, Dell and more
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Laptops

Best laptops 2022: Acer, Asus, Dell and more

Looking for a business machine that won’t let you down? Here’s our pick of the best laptops in 2022
18 Jan 2022
How to turn on Windows Defender
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Software

How to turn on Windows Defender

Find out how to switch on Windows Defender in Windows 10 and older versions of the OS
14 Dec 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
8 Dec 2021
Microsoft Defender review: Effective, effortless protection for zero cost
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antivirus

Microsoft Defender review: Effective, effortless protection for zero cost

The interface is clunky in places, but Windows 10’s built-in protection is amazingly effective
3 Dec 2021
Microsoft patch fails to fix Installer zero-day affecting every version of Windows
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zero-day exploit

Microsoft patch fails to fix Installer zero-day affecting every version of Windows

The exploit allows hackers to elevate privileges and create admin accounts
25 Nov 2021
BazarLoader malware abuses Windows 10 apps in 'Call Me Back' attack
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phishing

BazarLoader malware abuses Windows 10 apps in 'Call Me Back' attack

The highly targeted phishing campaign abuses appxbundle to infect devices
12 Nov 2021
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
10 Nov 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
29 Oct 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
22 Oct 2021
Microsoft Windows 11 review: The more things change, the more they stay the same
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Microsoft Windows

Microsoft Windows 11 review: The more things change, the more they stay the same

A welcome visual refresh, but nothing that makes it a must-have upgrade
5 Oct 2021
How to virtualise Windows 7 inside Windows 10
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Microsoft Windows

How to virtualise Windows 7 inside Windows 10

It isn’t safe to run a Windows 7 PC connected to the internet, but if you don’t want to lose access to your apps and setup this is a cunning workaroun…
9 Sep 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
8 Sep 2021
Microsoft Windows Security review: Minimum effort
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antivirus

Microsoft Windows Security review: Minimum effort

It’s the easiest security solution imaginable – but these built-in protections aren’t without their foibles
25 Aug 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
19 Aug 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 Aug 2021
Microsoft launches new layered group policy feature
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Microsoft Windows

Microsoft launches new layered group policy feature

Layered feature makes it easier to selectively block USB devices in Windows
5 Aug 2021
Microsoft suspends Windows 365 trials
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Microsoft Windows

Microsoft suspends Windows 365 trials

Overwhelming demand shuts the door to new users, for now
4 Aug 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
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