Windows 10 will overtake Windows 7 before 2017 is out

According to numbers from one analyst firm, Windows 10 is set to overtake Windows 7 before the end of the year, in terms of the amount of PCs these operating systems are installed on across the world.The latest figures from Statcounter (based on its own website analytics) show that, as of September 2017, Windows 10 is installed on 39.3% of desktop Windows PCs, and Windows 7 is now only just ahead at 43.99%.Compared to the previous month, Windows 10 gained

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How to Log In to a Windows Desktop Without a Keyboard

How to Log In to a Windows Desktop Without a Keyboard Have you ever had your keyboard break down on you, or your computer simply refuses to accept its input? It’s especially frustrating if this happens while the computer is off, since you can’t input your password to get access to Windows. Thankfully, Microsoft has included a way to access your data (and hopefully fix your problem) using only a mouse or a touch screen. Turn on your computer normally.

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Why Does Windows Automatically Save the Registry?

You’ve probably heard of the “Registry” a lot, particularly when it comes to tweaking Windows features 5 Windows 10 Registry Tweaks to Improve & Unlock Features 5 Windows 10 Registry Tweaks to Improve & Unlock Features The registry editor is the only way to enable some of Windows 10’s hidden features. Here we’ll show you easy tweaks like enabling the dark theme or hiding folders. Read More and troubleshooting system issues How to Fix Windows Registry Errors & When Not

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How to Make Windows 10’s Taskbar Clock Display Seconds

Windows 10’s taskbar clock can display the precise time down to the second. This feature requires a registry hack to enable, and only works on Windows 10. Windows 7 users will instead need a third-party utility like T-Clock Redux to do this instead.Early beta versions of the taskbar clock did show seconds. However, this caused performance problems in the 90’s, and the feature was removed before the release of Windows 95.Here’s our standard warning: The Registry Editor is a powerful tool and

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Byte Size Tips: How to Configure a Proxy Server on Windows

How to Configure a Proxy Server on Windows Configure a proxy server on Windows, and Windows applications will send your network traffic through the proxy server. For example, you may need to use a proxy server provided by your employer. Generally, you’ll use a proxy if your school or work provides it to you. You could also use a proxy to hide your IP address or access geoblocked websites that aren’t available in your country, but we recommend a VPN for that

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What Is “Developer Mode” in Windows 10?

What Is “Developer Mode” in Windows 10? If you dig through Windows 10’s settings, you may come across something called “Developer Mode”. When put into Developer Mode, Windows allows you to more easily test apps you’re developing, use the Ubuntu Bash shell environment, change a variety of developer-focused settings, and do other such things. This setting is available in the Settings app. To access it, head to Settings > Update & Security > For Developers and select “Developer mode”. Your

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7 Superior Windows 10 Mail Features You Probably Didn’t Know About

7 Superior Windows 10 Mail Features You Probably Didn’t Know About There are lots of desktop email clients to choose from. We’ve taken an in-depth look at them 5 of the Best Desktop Email Clients That Don’t Cost a Dime 5 of the Best Desktop Email Clients That Don’t Cost a Dime You need a desktop email client to handle your incoming mail? We show you the best desktop email clients you can get for free. Read More elsewhere on

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Lenovo announces Windows 10-powered, $199 Miix 320 Chromebook killer

Chromebooks like Acer’s Chromebook 14 are an excellent alternative to budget-minded Windows laptops yet even with the recent addition of Android apps, some still prefer a Microsoft operating system.If you fall into this category and happen to be in the market for a low-cost 2-in-1 Windows machine, Lenovo’s just-announced Miix 320 may be worth a look.The Lenovo Miix 320, marketed to millennials and post-millennials that juggle multiple side jobs via the “gig economy,” features a 10.1-inch full HD (1,920 x

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How to Customize the Lock Screen on Windows 8 or 10

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.But there’s still a lot you can do to customize the lock screen to your liking. Windows 8 and 10 work similarly, but we’ll use Windows 10 in the examples below.By default, Windows uses “Windows Spotlight” for your lock screen background. This service automatically downloads

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How to Set Up a Picture Password in Windows 10

A picture password is an alternative to typing regular passwords when signing into Windows 10. Setting one up is pretty easy, and we’re going to walk you through it.Windows 8 and Windows 10 each brought in new ways of signing into your account. You now have options like signing in using a PIN or a picture password built into your basic account options. With the right add-on hardware, you can use Windows Hello to sign on with a fingerprint or

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