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How to Backup My Files on a Windows Computer
Back up your personal files on a PC using an external hard drive and the Backup feature included in Windows.
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How to Cast the Windows Desktop to Chromecast
How to mirror your computer desktop to your Chromecast, to watch videos, show pictures, or present on a big screen.
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How to Change DNS Settings on a Windows PC
Learn how to change the DNS settings on your Windows PC to boost your internet speed, increase privacy or for troubleshooting purposes.
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How to Change Windows Update Settings
Windows regularly releases updates for your computer in order to keep it secure and to fix bugs. Learn to change how your computer checks for updates.
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How to Check Connection on Windows 10
Check the connection status and other network details of your Windows PC by going to the Traybar or into the Network Settings.
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How to Check for and Install Windows Updates
Windows regularly releases updates for your computer in order to keep it secure and to fix bugs. Learn how to check for updates on your computer.
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How To Check If My Windows 10 PC Supports Miracast
Checking in Windows 10 for Miracast support, so you can share your display wirelessly with a smart TV or set top box.
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How to Connect a Windows 10 PC to WiFi
Learn how to connect your Windows 10 PC to WiFi and what you can do if you've lost the WiFi credentials or are having connection issues.
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How to Connect a Windows 8 PC to WiFi
Learn how to connect your Windows 8 PC to WiFi and what you can do if you've lost the WiFi credentials or are having connection issues.
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How to Connect a Windows PC to WiFi
Learn how to connect your Windows 8 PC or Windows 10 PC to WiFi and what you can do if you've lost the WiFi credentials or are having connection issues.
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How to Connect an Acer PC to WiFi
Learn how to connect your Acer PC to WiFi and what you can do if you've lost the WiFi credentials or are having connection issues.
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How to Connect Phone Tablet to DLNA Media Server
Learn how to set up and use a DLNA server on your Windows computer to allow a DLNA client such as VLC to connect and watch video.
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How to Connect Smart TV to Windows DLNA Media Server
A guide to sharing your library of videos, movies, and any other media on your computer to your home theater or television
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How to Disable Notifications on Windows 10
Not all "pop-ups" are bad. Notifications help keep track of things happening on your computer. Learn how to disable them if you prefer they not get in your way.
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How to Download and Install Firefox on Windows
Learn how to install the Mozilla Firefox third party web browser onto your PC as an alternative to Edge or Internet Explorer.
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How to Download and Install Google Chrome on Windows
Learn how to install the Google Chrome third party web browser onto your PC as an alternative to Edge or Internet Explorer.
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How to Download and Install iTunes on Windows
Get help with installing iTunes on your Windows PC. Gain access to a massive library of songs and the ability to connect your Apple devices to your PC as well.
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How to Download and Install Opera on Windows
Learn how to install the Opera third party web browser onto your PC as an alternative to Edge or Internet Explorer.
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How to Download Movies and TV Shows from Netflix
Using the Netflix app on your device, you can download available movies and TV shows to your Windows, Mac, Android or iOS device and watch them later.
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How to Eject a Stuck Disc from a Windows PC
Learn how you can retrieve a stuck optical disc from a Windows PC without damaging the disc or system.
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How to Enable Family View Parental Controls in Steam
Enabling Family View gives you complete control over your Steam account including parental controls and sharing specific games in your Stream Library.
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How to Extend Battery Life on a Windows PC
Learn some tips and tricks you can use to conserve battery life on your Windows 10 tablet or laptop.
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How to Find Files Lost After a Windows 10 Update
After upgrading Windows 10, are you missing files? You may be in a temporary profile and need to log into your real profile.
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How to Fix a Printer that Won't Print on Windows 10
Is your printer refusing to print, giving you errors, or just not being seen by your Windows 10 computer?
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How to Fix Blue Screen of Death (BSOD) on Windows 10
Common troubleshooting to find and solve hardware and software problems with Windows 10 that can cause the "Blue Screen of Death".
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How to Fix Cortana Speech Recognition on Windows 10
If Cortana doesn't understand you, learn how to fix issues with Microsoft Cortana's speech recognition in Windows 10.
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How to Fix Crashes for Internet Explorer
Learn how to troubleshoot Internet Explorer when it has a crash, is erroring, or just won't open at all.
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How to Fix Crashes for Microsoft Edge
Learn how to troubleshoot Microsoft Edge when it has a crash, is erroring, or just won't open at all.
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How to Fix Hardware Issues on a Windows PC
Help solving Windows PC Power, Video, Audio, Networking, Keyboard, Mouse, and other device issues you may have
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How to Fix Keyboard Issues on a Windows 10 PC
Learn how to troubleshoot connectivity issues or other unusual keyboard issues that you may be experiencing with Windows 10.
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How to Fix Performance Issues on a Windows PC
Use this guide to learn simple solutions to help solve common causes of slow performance on your Windows computer.
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How to Fix Printer After Upgrading to Windows 10
If you've upgraded to Windows 10 and you can no longer use your printer, this guide may help you fix that issue.
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How to Fix Software Install Issues on a Windows PC
If you're having issues installing software on your Windows PC, it may be due to low disk space, network connection issues, user rights or other reasons.
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How to Fix Sound Issues on Windows 10
Fix sound issues on your Windows PC such as distorted or no audio, or the audio levels are too low or too high.
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How to Fix Sound Recording Issues on Windows 10
Fix sound recording issues on a Windows PC if your microphone is malfunctioning or the audio levels are too low or too high.
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How to Fix the Start Menu and Cortana in Windows 10
A guide to help resolving issues with the Windows 10 taskbar, start menu, and other included elements.
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How to Fix Update Issues on Windows
Learn how to troubleshoot problems you may have with your Windows Computer if its update doesn't go quite right.
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How to Fix Video Issues on Windows 10
Fix video issues with your Windows PC such getting a blank screen, screen shuts off randomly, display colors are off or picture is fuzzy.
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How to Fix Windows 10 Black Screen Errors
Fix issues on a Windows PC such as when you get a blank screen on startup or the computer won't fully load.
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How to Fix Windows Apps
Learn how to repair issues with apps that are pre-loaded or you installed on your PC and no longer work as intended.
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How to Fix Windows Bluetooth Issues
Troubleshoot basic connectivity issues you may be having between your Bluetooth device and your Windows 10 computer.
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How to Fix Windows Not Recognizing a USB Device
Fix PC issues such as Windows not recognizing your USB devices, by restarting them, replugging them or reinstalling their drivers.
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How to Fix Windows Store Apps on Windows 10
Fix PC issues such as when the Windows Store or a Windows App won't open, or opens and closes quickly.
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How to Free Up Storage Space in Windows 10
Learn how to manage your Windows PC's data storage by removing unneeded data or adding external or cloud storage for an extended capacity.
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How to Install the Spotify App
Install Spotify onto a multitude of different devices such as iPhones, Android tablets, Samsung Smart TVs, and more so you can enjoy your music anywhere.
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How to Install Windows 10 on a PC
Reinstall Windows 10 to fix operating system corruption, install it on a new drive or just refresh your files.
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How to Install Windows 7 on a PC
Reinstall Windows 7 to fix operating system corruption, install it on a new drive or just refresh your files.
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How to Install Windows 8 on a PC
Reinstall Windows 8 to fix operating system corruption, install it on a new drive or just refresh your files.
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How to Keep Windows Secure
Learn how enabling a password, setting up automatic updates, installing security software and doing data backups can keep your Windows device secure.
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How to Listen to Music Offline with a Windows 10 PC
You can download songs, albums, podcasts and other audio from Spotify for offline listening later on your Windows pc.
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How to Live Stream from a Windows PC to Twitch
A quick primer on setting up and streaming your Windows desktop to Twitch for social gaming with people all around the world.
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How to Live Stream from a Windows PC to YouTube
Guiding you to start streaming your screen from Windows to YouTube for games, webcasts, and other social video sharing.
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How to Maintain a Windows Computer
By performing routine maintenance on your Windows computer, you can maximize the performance of your computer and keep your drives free of clutter.
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How to Maintain a Windows PC
By performing routine maintenance on your Windows PC, you can maximize the performance of your computer and keep your drives free of clutter.
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How to Manage User Accounts on Windows 10
Learn how to make changes to your online or local profile(s) for Windows 10 devices in order to set access levels, passwords, and more.
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How to Move the Taskbar on Windows 10
Want to move your Windows taskbar to the top of your screen? What about keeping it at the bottom or moving it to the right or left? We can show you how.
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How to Open Firewall Ports on a Windows PC
Learn about your firewall and how it works then open firewall ports on your Windows PC in order to allow apps, games, etc to access your network.
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How to Pair Bluetooth Devices to a Windows PC
Learn how to pair your Windows 10 computer with Bluetooth-enabled devices such as phones, mice or keyboards.
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How to Play Music on a Windows PC
Learn how to play music on Windows using Groove Music or Windows Media Player, as well as popular web-based streaming services & 3rd party programs.
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How to Prevent Malware on a Windows PC
Malware is easily downloaded on Windows machines, but a few simple tips can lock down your device and keep it secure.
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How to Prevent Popups on Microsoft Edge
Learn how to clear pop-ups in Microsoft Edge to speed up your PC and prevent it from getting infected with malware.
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How to Recover Deleted Files in Windows
Accidental deletion of files happens to everyone. This guide will help you check the trash, and various backup solutions for your missing files on Windows 10
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How to Remove Unwanted Programs on a Windows PC
Get help removing unwanted programs that may be causing malicious pop-ups to show up on your Windows PC.
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How to Reset or Reinstall Windows on a PC or Laptop
Restore your Windows device to a factory-fresh state for troubleshooting purposes, to prepare to give it away, or other reasons.
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How to Save Online Video & Pictures on Windows
Find a funny cat pic you wish to save for later? You can download video, songs, images and more from the web to your Windows system.
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How to Screen Mirror Android Phone Tablet to Windows
How to use the Connect app on Windows 10 to create a Miracast destination to cast your smartphone or tablet to.
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How to Screen Mirror Windows 10 to a Phone or Tablet
Learn how to connect to and control your Windows desktop computer with your Tablet or Smartphone using Google Remote Desktop or TeamViewer.
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How to Screen Mirror Windows 10 to Another Device
Learn how to connect to and control your Windows desktop computer with your your Roku, Chromecast, or Smart TV using Google Remote Desktop or TeamViewer.
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How to Secure a Windows Phone
Learn how enabling a password, setting up automatic updates, installing security software and doing data backups can keep your Windows Phone secure.
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How to Set Up a DLNA Media Server in Windows
Learn how to setup a DLNA server on your Windows 10 Laptop or Desktop to share video, music, and pictures to other devices on your network.
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How to Set Up Dual Monitors on a Windows PC
Learn how to add a second monitor to your Windows computer to increase screen space and productivity.
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How to Set Up Parental Controls in Windows 10
Parental controls are tools that allow parents to set limits on their child's use of a device. Learn how to manage parental controls for your Windows 10 PC.
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How to Set Up Peripherals on a Windows Computer
Learn how to connect another monitor, audio device, USB device, and Bluetooth device to your Windows computer.
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How to Set Up Windows 10
There is a lot more involved in setting up a computer than simply plugging in a cable and hitting the power button. Learn how to unbox and setup your computer.
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How to Set Up Windows for Remote File Access
The Windows 10 Remote Desktop Host can be set up from your desktop allowing you to remotely connect to your PC if you have the IP address.
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How to Share Videos from a Windows 10 PC
Share video from PC to Smart TV, Roku, iPhone, Android. Share your computer screen to Roku, iPhone, Android, YouTube, Twitch. How to use Miracast.
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How to Share Videos to a Windows 10 PC
Get help with determining exactly what type of video you would like to share to your PC, and where to get that information.
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How to Stop Chkdsk Running on Every Startup
Learn how to fix the black screen Chkdsk scans that are happening every boot on your Windows computer.
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How to Stop Pop-Ups in Internet Explorer
Learn how to clear pop-ups in Internet Explorer to speed up your PC and prevent it from getting infected with malware.
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How to Take a Screenshot on Windows 10
Screenshots allow you to capture an image of exactly what you see on the screen, which can be cropped, edited, shared or used in documents.
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How to Turn Off Sleep Mode in Windows
Learn how to disable sleep mode on your Windows 10, WIndows 8 or Windows 7 machine if you find it is getting in the way of operating your computer normally.
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How to Turn Windows Defender On or Off
Learn how to disable Windows Defender if you're using a different anti-virus solution so you don't have two running.
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How to Use Windows 10
Learn to use the basic functions of Windows 10, such as browsing, email, connecting to WiFi, installing and managing applications and files, and more.
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