Windows 10

General knowledge- Microsoft Ends Support for Windows 7

Affiliate Disclosure: By buying the products we recommend, you help keep the lights on at MakeUseOf. Read more. Microsoft has officially ended support for Windows 7. So, unless you’re a company willing to pay for continued support, it’s time to move on from Windows 7. And if you don’t then you’ll be stuck using an …

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General knowledge- Which Operating System Should You Choose for Your Next PC?

Buying a new computer? You have more operating system choices than ever. Windows is still popular, but Macs are a great choice for creative professionals. Google offers Chromebooks that are simple and cheap, and Linux laptops are an option, too. But what is the best operating system for your new computer? We’ll give you an …

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General knowledge- How to Make Windows 10 Look Like Windows 7 or XP

Maybe you’re happy with Windows 10 overall, but wish it looked more like an older version of Windows. Whether you’re nostalgic for the past or prefer the navigation system of a previous version, you’ll be happy to know you can change the look of Windows 10. We’ll show you how to make Windows 10 look …

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General knowledge- How to Screenshot on a Windows PC Without Print Screen: 4 Methods

If you don’t have a Print Screen button on your keyboard, you have to come up with an alternate method for taking Windows screenshots. And as it turns out, the classic method of  hitting Print Screen, pasting the image into Paint, and saving it is pretty slow anyway. There are plenty of reasons you wouldn’t …

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General knowledge- How to Take a Screenshot on Your Windows PC

Taking a screenshot is so useful in all kinds of situations that everyone should know how to do it. From saving information to sharing error messages for troubleshooting, screenshots are vital. We’ll show you everything you need to know about how to take a screenshot on Windows. You’ll never again have to take a picture …

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General knowledge- The Best Free Windows 7 Themes You Might Want to Try

You’re running your Windows desktop. The first thing you want is customization. How can you customize your Windows desktop? Microsoft includes a bunch of Windows themes with each operating system. If you don’t like the default operating system design options, check out the best free Windows 7 themes for your operating system. Why not bring …

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General knowledge- 3 Ways to Run Windows on Your Mac

Looking to run Windows on your Mac? There are a few different ways you can do it, each with its own pros and cons. The best solution depends on what you want to use Windows for. Do you want to play video games? Need to use a specific Windows-based app? Or do you want a …

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General knowledge- Xbox Game Bar Not Working? Try These Troubleshooting Tips for Windows 10

Recording and streaming games on Windows 10 has never been easier thanks to the build-in Xbox Game Bar. It features tools for recording game activity and it’s also a great way to share footage and upload your greatest gaming achievements with the webcam and mic. But what if it stops working? The Xbox Game Bar …

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General knowledge- How to Change Windows 10 File Associations and Default Programs

Windows 10 opens different file types using a particular program. It does this through file associations, where a program or app has been set as the default for that file type. If you want to set default programs and change file associations in Windows 10, we’ll show you all the methods to do this. What …

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General knowledge- Run Windows on Your Mac With Parallels Desktop 15

Compared to the dark old days, we’re rich with options when it comes to running Windows programs on macOS. There was a time when even Mac diehards might have had to keep a Windows PC around in order to use a key piece of software. Now we have Boot Camp, but that might be overkill …

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