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Want Admin Privileges on Windows 10? Just Plug in a Razer Keyboard or Mouse

After a security researcher went public about the vulnerability, Razer says a fix is in progress.

By Matthew Humphries

How to Enable Dark Mode in Windows 11

Need to turn down the lights on Windows 11? Here's how to turn on system-wide dark mode or set color themes for specific elements in Microsoft's newest OS.

By Jason Cohen

Microsoft Warns Insiders Windows 11 Builds Are Going to Be Less Stable

Dev Channel members of the Windows Insider Program are going to be on the cutting edge once again.

By Nathaniel Mott

Microsoft Teases Windows 11 Update to MS Paint

Chief Product Officer Panos Panay says Microsoft is showing MS Paint some love inWindows 11.

By Nathaniel Mott

Want to Change the Default Browser in Windows 11? Good Luck!

Microsoft is making it frustratingly difficult to change your browser in its latest OS.

By Matthew Humphries

How to Stop Your Computer From Randomly Waking Up From Sleep Mode

If your computer keeps waking up from sleep mode, there may be a few settings you can tweak to fix the problem. Here's how to make sure your computer stays asleep.

By Whitson Gordon

Night Terrors: Ransomware Campaigns Are Exploiting PrintNightmare

Security researchers discover several ransomware campaigns exploiting the Windows PrintNightmare vulnerability.

By Nathaniel Mott

How to Manage Virtual Desktops in Windows 11

The virtual desktops feature gets a makeover in Windows 11. Here's how to organize and customize them in Microsoft's next-gen OS.

By Jason Cohen

Microsoft Starts Testing Some of Windows 11's New Built-In Apps

Dev Channel members can now play around with updates to the Snipping Tool, Calculator, Mail, and Calendar apps for Windows 11.

By Nathaniel Mott

Microsoft Discloses Yet Another Windows Print Spooler Security Flaw

Microsoft says yet another vulnerability in Print Spooler can be exploited to enable remote code execution on Windows PCs.

By Nathaniel Mott

Start11 Restores the Classic Start Menu to Windows 11

For anyone who refuses to accept Microsoft's modern user interface design and doesn't mind spending $5.

By Matthew Humphries

Microsoft Windows 11 Preview

A radically slicker, more consistent design belies what it is really more of an evolutionary update to the world's most popular desktop operating system.

By Michael Muchmore

How to Capture Video Clips in Windows 10

Windows 10 has a built-in tool called Game Bar to help you record your screen during PC and Xbox gaming sessions. But this tool can also be used to record non-gaming apps and activity.

By Lance Whitney

M1 Macs Can Run Windows 11 With Parallels Software (But It's the ARM Version)

The newest version of Parallels Desktop includes support for a virtual TPM chip, a requirement for the final version of Windows 11.

By Michael Kan

Windows 11 Will Have a Focus Mode With Spotify Integration

Microsoft is removing the need for a Pomodoro app in Windows 11.

By Matthew Humphries

How (and Why) to Create a Separate Windows Account Just for School

Keep your personal and school lives separate by creating an education-focused account on your PC. Distinct profiles can help you (or your children) concentrate on learning.

By Ben Moore

Microsoft Windows 10 Review

4.5
Editors' Choice

Windows 10 is a feature-packed, polished operating system suited to a huge variety of users. The May 2021 Update (aka 21H1) doesn't add major new features, but we can look forward to big changes in the fall, with Windows 11 looming.

By Michael Muchmore

How to Recover Deleted Files in Windows 10

Did you accidentally delete an important file? Did you also empty the Recycle Bin? Don't worry. Microsoft added a new file recovery tool in Windows 10 May 2020 Update.

By Lance Whitney

How to Silence Notifications With Windows 10's Focus Assist

Whether you're hard at work or relaxing with a game after hours, notifications for emails, text messages, and more can be distracting. Here's how to tell Windows 10 to leave you alone when you're busy.

By Lance Whitney

Microsoft Releases First Windows 11 Beta

Microsoft releases the first build of Windows 11 to the Windows Insider Program's Beta Channel.

By Nathaniel Mott