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Microsoft shareholders express fear that the company is abandoning mobile

Microsoft shareholders express fear that the company is abandoning mobile | Windows HELP! | Scoop.it
Users aggrieved at Microsoft-developed apps coming to Android and iOS first.
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All my folders and files on my flash drive have been renamed automatically and I can no longer open them... I need those files

All my folders and files on my flash drive have been renamed automatically and I can no longer open them... I need those files | Windows HELP! | Scoop.it
This sort of thing usually happens when you plug in flash disk to old PCs (Pentium IV or lower) or on PC's internal card reader with USB port. Apparently, some old USB controllers (those that were manufactured before 4-GB flash storage were developed) simply do not support USB drives larger than 2GB. As a result, the files get corrupted.
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Bad news for Microsoft as Windows 10's market share flatlines

Bad news for Microsoft as Windows 10's market share flatlines | Windows HELP! | Scoop.it
While it was free, and being aggressively pushed on to users (whether they wanted it or not), Windows 10 saw strong growth, rapidly gaining significant market share. However, since it became a paid product, it’s fair to say the new operating system has been struggling.
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How to Disable All of Windows 10’s Built-in Advertising

How to Disable All of Windows 10’s Built-in Advertising | Windows HELP! | Scoop.it
Windows 10 has a lot of built-in advertising. This isn’t just about the free upgrade offer: Even if you purchase a new PC that comes with a Windows 10 license or spend $200 for a copy of Windows 10 Professional, you’ll see ads in your operating system. You can, however, disable a lot of it.
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How to Stop Windows 10 From Using So Much Data

How to Stop Windows 10 From Using So Much Data | Windows HELP! | Scoop.it
Windows 10 is designed to be an always-connected, always-up-to-date operating system. It’s the most data-hungry version of Windows yet, but you can restrain it from going all-out on your home network with a few tricks.
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Windows 10 May Delete Your Programs Without Asking

Windows 10 May Delete Your Programs Without Asking | Windows HELP! | Scoop.it
When you install a major Windows 10 update, you may reboot to find some of your programs missing. Yes, Windows 10 may remove your programs without asking you–but you can get them back pretty easily.
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How to Stop Windows 10 Apps From Running in the Background

How to Stop Windows 10 Apps From Running in the Background | Windows HELP! | Scoop.it
Those new Windows 10 apps have permission to run in the background so they can update their live tiles, fetch new data, and receive notifications. Even if you never even touch them, they may drain some battery power. But you can control which apps are allowed to run in the background.
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Microsoft Office 2016 for Windows will officially launch later this month

Microsoft Office 2016 for Windows will officially launch later this month | Windows HELP! | Scoop.it
Soon, you'll be able to use an all-new version of Office on your Windows PC. Office 2016 is the upcoming, latest version of Office. It's designed and built
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New Changes Ruin Microsoft OneDrive, Some Say

New Changes Ruin Microsoft OneDrive, Some Say | Windows HELP! | Scoop.it
Some say that Microsoft may have just ruined its chances at being the best cloud storage service available anywhere. This morning the company unveiled changes to its Microsoft OneDrive service that…
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Can I test-drive Windows 10 on my older PC for free?

Can I test-drive Windows 10 on my older PC for free? | Windows HELP! | Scoop.it
We'll be featuring an abridged Q&A from Fred Langa's LANGALIST, a feature available exclusively to paid subscribers of the Windows Secrets newsletter. Today's Q&A: "I want to test-drive Windows 10 on my older PC -- but I don't want to buy a retail copy if it's not going to work on my machine. How do check this?"
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How to turn off Windows 10's keylogger (yes, it still has one)

How to turn off Windows 10's keylogger (yes, it still has one) | Windows HELP! | Scoop.it
Microsoft can track your keystrokes, your speech, and more. Here are the settings to turn it all off.
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How to Make Old Programs Work on Windows 10

Most of your Windows applications should just work on Windows 10. If they worked on Windows 7, they’ll almost certainly work on Windows 10. Some older PC applications won’t just work, but there are many ways to get them working again.
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Windows 10 is Great, Except for the Parts That Are Terrible

Windows 10 is Great, Except for the Parts That Are Terrible | Windows HELP! | Scoop.it
Windows 10 is a great upgrade. Microsoft paid a lot of attention to the feedback they ignored while developing Windows 8, and it shows. Unfortunately, some parts of Windows 10 are inexplicably bad and hostile to users.
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How to Back Up Favorites in Internet Explorer

How to Back Up Favorites in Internet Explorer. Backing up your Favorites on Internet Explorer is as easy as manually copying and pasting the file elsewhere or exporting it to a new destination. This article will cover both method
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10+ Useful System Tools Hidden in Windows

10+ Useful System Tools Hidden in Windows | Windows HELP! | Scoop.it
Whether you’re using Windows 7, Windows 8, or an older version of Windows, Windows contains a variety of system utilities that are well-hidden. Some are buried deep in the Start menu, while others can only be accessed via a command.
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The ultimate guide to Windows 10 keyboard shortcuts

The ultimate guide to Windows 10 keyboard shortcuts | Windows HELP! | Scoop.it
Although memorizing which shortcuts do which functions can be a little daunting at first, it's important to remember not everyone needs to know every shortcut. Learning and using the ones that are most important to you is a great way to enhance your Windows 10 experience.
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Windows 10 Demo

Windows 10 Demo | Windows HELP! | Scoop.it
See Windows 10 features in action, like Microsoft Edge and Continuum, on PCs, tablets, and phones.
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The Pros and Cons of Windows 10’s “Fast Startup” Mode

The Pros and Cons of Windows 10’s “Fast Startup” Mode | Windows HELP! | Scoop.it
Windows 10’s Fast Startup (called Fast Boot in Windows 8) works similarly to the hybrid sleep mode of previous versions of Windows. By saving the operating system state to a hibernation file, it can make your computer boot up even faster, saving valuable seconds every time you turn your machine on.
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Microsoft CEO reportedly confirms Windows 10 Universal Apps are coming 'soon' to Xbox One

Microsoft CEO reportedly confirms Windows 10 Universal Apps are coming 'soon' to Xbox One | Windows HELP! | Scoop.it
A new report states that Microsoft CEO, Satya Nadella has confirmed that Universal Windows Apps are "coming soon" to Xbox One.
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Windows turns 30: a visual history

Windows turns 30: a visual history | Windows HELP! | Scoop.it
The PC revolution started off life 30 years ago this week. Microsoft launched its first version of Windows on November 20th, 1985, to succeed MS-DOS. It was a huge milestone that paved the way for...
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Will the OneDrive massive storage drop affect you?

Will the OneDrive massive storage drop affect you? | Windows HELP! | Scoop.it
Microsoft has announced that it is dropping the amount of storage each of its OneDrive subscribers gets either for free or as part of Office 365 home
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Windows 10 Specifications - Microsoft

Learn about the system requirements for the Windows 10 upgrade, which version will be installed on your device, and what languages are available.
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How to reclaim your privacy in Windows 10, piece by piece

How to reclaim your privacy in Windows 10, piece by piece | Windows HELP! | Scoop.it
Windows 10 has deep cloud hooks and shares a lot of data with Microsoft in order to create a smart, seamless experience across devices. If you prefer to keep some privacy, here's how to disable all of it.
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Screenshot Tour: What’s New in Office 2016

Screenshot Tour: What’s New in Office 2016 | Windows HELP! | Scoop.it
Today marks the release of Microsoft Office 2016. We’ve tested some of the more notable, cool new features and enhancements, which we’ll show you here in our standard How-To Geek style screenshot tour with lots of pictures.
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What Is The $WINDOWS.~BT Folder On My Hard Drive?

What Is The $WINDOWS.~BT Folder On My Hard Drive? | Windows HELP! | Scoop.it
uninstall the KB3035583 update
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You have to uninstall the KB3035583 update or the folder and all its contents will continue to download, using hard drive space and your bandwidth. It may even cost you extra internet charges depending on your Internet plan.

A separate article discusses how your computer will also act as a peer to peer resource for other people needing the files, if YOU LET IT!

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