How to use Windows 10

Everything you need to know

With Windows 10 set up just the way you want it to, let's look at ways to make using the operating system even easier.

How to use Windows 10

10 ways to optimise your copy of Windows 10

Windows 10 has loads of productivity options, so your first port of call should be our list of 10 ways to optimise your copy of Windows 10 - it will transform Microsoft's latest operating system and get it running the way you want it to.

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How to work with PDFs in Windows 10

The humble PDF is one of the most widely used file types in the World, so if you have spent any time on a computer then you've probably encountered one.

Windows 10 brings in a range of new features that makes opening, editing and creating PDFs easier than ever. For example in Windows 10 you can now create PDFs from Office documents by selecting the Microsoft Print to PDF option as a printer.

For more tips on how to use the new feature check out our how to work with PDFs in Windows 10 guide.

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How to use virtual desktops in Windows 10

One of the best new features of Windows 10 is the ability to create virtual desktops and easily switch between them.

It can help keep your Windows 10 desktop from becoming too cluttered, and by placing shortcuts, apps and programs on other virtual desktops you can easily organise your workspace.

It's easy to set it up, just check out our guide to using virtual desktops in Windows 10.

How to recover files in Windows 10 with File History

Windows 10 has a fantastic feature that saves multiple versions of your files, so if something goes wrong, you can easily revert back to an older version.

This feature, known as File History, is powerful, yet it's not enabled by default. Our how to recover files in Windows 10 with File History guide will show you how to enable it, as well as everything you need to know to make the most out of this handy tool.

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How to use the improved Action Center in Windows 10 Anniversary update

How to use Windows 10

Notifications got a big overhaul in Windows 10, and since the Windows 10 Anniversary update they've been refined once again.

Notifications, and the Action Center they appear in, is now better than ever, so to see how to make the most out of the new changes, check out our guide on how to use the improved Action Center in Windows 10 Anniversary update.

How to disable Windows 10 notifications

Windows 10 notifications can be useful for keeping you updated on what your apps are doing, when you receive new emails, upcoming birthdays and events and much more.

However, they can also be distracting, which isn't ideal if you're working on something. Check out our guide on how to disable Windows 10 notifications to find out the best ways to tame those popups when you're working.

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How to connect your phone to Windows 10

Connecting your smartphone up to your Windows 10 PC can be as simple as plugging in its USB lead, but you're actually missing out on a lot of cool new features.

That's because the new Windows Phone Companion tool gives you the power to synchronise your files, music and much more when you connect your phone.

It also allows Cortana to access your phone as well, and best of all you don't need a Windows Phone device to use it - Android and iPhones are also supported.

Check out our guide to find out how to get the most out of connecting your phone to Windows 10.

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How to use OneDrive in Windows 10

OneDrive, Microsoft's cloud computing service, has been given a huge overhaul in Windows 10, making it a key component of the new operating system.

This means it's easier than ever to save your files to OneDrive and have them synchronised with all of your internet-connected devices.

Check out our guide on how to use OneDrive to find out how this service can change the way you work with documents in Windows 10.

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How to safely clean Windows 10's registry

Keeping Windows 10's registry in order is a good way to keep your PC running well, but it can be complicated - as well as risky.

The registry is key to Windows 10 working as it should, so you should only tweak it if you're certain you know what you're doing. That's why you should check out our guide on how to safely clean Windows 10's registry, which will show you how to fix the registry without putting your PC at risk.

Windows 10 command line tricks

The Windows Command Prompt is powerful yet often overlooked. It harks back to the days of DOS and the command-line, and continued to feature in early versions of Windows.

In our Windows 10 command line tricks guide, we show you have you can use the command prompt to unlock the full power of Windows 10.

How to install and use Linux Bash in Windows 10

A new feature of Windows 10 allows you to run certain Linux Bash commands and programs from inside Windows 10.

Not only does this make performing certain tasks faster, but it also allows you to run free, open source apps that were once only available in Linux distros.

To find out more, check out our how to install and use Linux Bash in Windows 10 guide.