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How to Snap Apps and Multitask on Your Xbox One

How to Snap Apps and Multitask on Your Xbox One | Windows HELP! | Scoop.it
The Xbox One allows you to play a game and use an app–or just use two apps–at once. You just “Snap” an app to the right side of your screen. With Windows 10 apps debuting on the Xbox One this summer, Snap will only get more powerful and useful.
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10+ Useful System Tools Hidden in Windows

10+ Useful System Tools Hidden in Windows | Windows HELP! | Scoop.it
Windows contains a variety of system utilities that are useful, but well-hidden. Some are buried deep in the Start menu, while others you can access only if you know the right command to run.
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Windows 10 has a secret screen recording tool -- here's how to use it

Windows 10 has a secret screen recording tool -- here's how to use it | Windows HELP! | Scoop.it

Windows 10 has not even been released yet, but that's a perfect reason to start unearthing a few secrets. Over the coming weeks and months there will undoubtedly be an endless stream of tips, tricks, and tweaks to try out, but how's this for starters? Windows 10 has a secret screen recording tool that can be used to capture on-screen activity as a video file.


Windows 10 has a secret screen recording tool -- with some limitations It appears to only work within a single window without the ability to show the Desktop or switch windows. Or more to the point, it will only record the one Window it starts on even if you switch windows. 

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How to Customize the Lock Screen on Windows 8 or 10

How to Customize the Lock Screen on Windows 8 or 10 | Windows HELP! | Scoop.it
The lock screen on Windows 8 and 10 isn’t just a background image or slideshow. It can display notifications and detailed status information from a variety of apps. You can also access Cortana directly from this screen.
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New Excel 2016 Functions Not working in desktop app (CONCAT, IFS, SWITCH, MAXIFS, MINIFS) SOLVED

I upgraded Office 2013 to Office 2016 this morning, but my Excel desktop application does not have the new Excel Features described here:
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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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Three Ways to Quickly Search Your Computer’s Files on Windows 10

Three Ways to Quickly Search Your Computer’s Files on Windows 10 | Windows HELP! | Scoop.it
Windows 10’s Start menu can search your files, but it seems like Microsoft is more interested in pushing Bing and other online search features these days. While Windows still has some powerful search features, they’re a bit harder to find—and you might want to consider a third-party tool instead.
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What’s New in Windows 10’s Fall Creators Update, Arriving September 2017

What’s New in Windows 10’s Fall Creators Update, Arriving September 2017 | Windows HELP! | Scoop.it
Windows 10’s Fall Creators Update, codenamed Redstone 3, will be released in September 2017. Here are all the new features you’ll see in the latest version of Windows—and some big, splashy features Microsoft announced that never arrived.
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Microsoft Confirms Desktop Screen Flashes Bug in Windows 10, Offers Fix

Microsoft Confirms Desktop Screen Flashes Bug in Windows 10, Offers Fix | Windows HELP! | Scoop.it
If your desktop screen flickers, here's what you need to do
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How to Customize Folder View Settings in Windows

How to Customize Folder View Settings in Windows | Windows HELP! | Scoop.it
While the Windows File Explorer seems somewhat simplified compared to older versions, it still packs in a lot of options for controlling how you see the contents of your folders.
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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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