How to Change Which Desktop Icons Appear on Windows 11

By default, Windows 11 doesn’t display any special icons (such as “This PC” or “Recycle Bin”) on your desktop. If you’d like a classic Windows look, you can enable special…

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How to Check the .NET Framework Version on Windows 10

Do you want to find the .NET Framework version that’s installed on your Windows 10 PC? You can use a PowerShell command or dig through File Explorer to find the…

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How to Switch Between Dev and Beta Channels on Windows 11

With reports that future Windows 11 Dev Channel updates could be unstable for Windows Insiders, you might want to switch to the more stable Beta Channel—or back to the Dev…

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Get an On-Screen Windows Key Shortcut Guide on Windows 10

Windows 10 features a rich collection of Windows key shortcuts that can make using a PC speedy fast—if you remember them. Luckily, thanks to PowerToys, you can quickly see a…

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Unsupported PCs With Windows 11 Are Receiving Updates For Now

Microsoft Windows 11 is here, and lots of people are looking to run it on their unsupported PCs. Microsoft said that it wouldn’t provide updates to Windows 11 users on…

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How to Change a Network From Public to Private on Windows 10 or 11

If you’d like to make your Windows 10 or Windows 11 PC discoverable on your network and to use file and printer sharing, you’ll have to switch your Wi-Fi network’s…

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How to Get SVG Thumbnails in File Explorer on Windows 10

If you work with SVG files frequently, you might get frustrated by Windows 10’s lack of SVG thumbnail capability. Luckily, with PowerToys, you can see thumbnails in File Explorer with…

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How to Sync Your Clipboard Between Windows and Android

GaudiLab/Shutterstock.com Windows 10 has the ability to sync its clipboard to other devices. SwiftKey—a popular keyboard app for Android—utilizes this feature to sync your clipboard across your phone and PC….

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How to Fix Error Code 0x80004005 on Windows 10 and 11

Windows loves to throw cryptic error codes with a million possible causes, and at least as many solutions. Error Code 0x80004005 is no exception, though it does have a few…

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How to Turn Off Transparency in Windows 11

Windows 11 includes fancy new transparency effects in its windows, taskbar, and some menus. If you don’t like them, it’s easy to disable translucent interface elements in Windows 11 with…

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