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If you’re using Word, Excel, or PowerPoint 2016 and you often share your files with people using older versions, it can get tedious to select the option for saving files in the old format every time. Here’s how to change the default file format for the Save dialog.

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The Calendar app included with Windows 10 is a modern, universal app that integrates wonderfully with Mail and other Windows 10 apps. If you’re looking for a place in Windows 10 to manage your days, weeks, and months, here’s how to set up a Calendar in Windows 10’s Calendar app.

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If you have a VBA function that turns Microsoft Excel into a CPU munching beast, is it possible to tame things down so that you can continue to use your computer for other activities while Excel is finishing up? Today’s SuperUser Q&A post comes to the rescue to help a frustrated reader get Excel back under control.

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The icons that Windows uses for your documents and programs are saved in an icon cache, so they can be displayed quickly instead of having to slowly load them every time. If you ever have problems with the icons on your computer, rebuilding the icon cache might help.

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The People app is an essential tool for creating and managing contacts. We’ve previously shown you how to import or manually create an address book in Windows 10. As you add different accounts (like Gmail, iCloud, Yahoo!, Exchange, Office 365 for business) and add contacts, your list will quickly grow. Thankfully, the People app lets you search, edit, and link different contacts to keep it all straight.

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Netflix recently announced it plans to crack down on VPN, proxy, and unblocking DNS users trying to access content in other countries. The good news: watching streaming sites through a VPN may get a bit more difficult, but it will always be possible.

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Microsoft is technically selling  two phones with Windows 10 built-in, but it hasn’t released the update for older phones just yet. If you have a Windows phone, though, there’s a good chance you can upgrade it to Windows 10 now, even if your cellular carrier is planning to delay or block the update.

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Microsoft thought they were being helpful when they set up notifications for new email. However, a constant barrage of notifications can also disrupt your train of thought. You can turn the notifications off completely, or–better yet–you can set up Outlook to only notify you about important emails.

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The Lord of the Rings is easily my favorite movie of all time. (Which one, you ask? All three, obviously.) But the latest Blu-Ray collection has one glaring problem.

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Windows 10 has an awful lot of options in its new Settings app, but from time to time, you may encounter a setting that’s grayed out, with the message “disabled by company policy” or “Some settings are managed by your organization”. Here are a few reasons that may be happening.

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Many of us juggle multiple email accounts between our professional and personal lives. Instead of managing multiple separate address books, you can use Windows 10’s People app to bring together all your contacts into a single, centralized interface.

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Windows enables device encryption on many Windows 10 and 8.1 PCs out-of-the-box. It also uploads your recovery key to Microsoft’s servers, allowing you to regain access to you encrypted drives even if you forget their passwords.

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The Windows 10 upgrade process drags old files, settings, and programs from your previous Windows system to your new one. If you want a completely fresh system, though, you have a couple options.

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Dangerous root certificates are a serious problem. From Lenovo’s Superfish to Dell’s eDellRoot and a number of other certificates installed by adware programs, your computer’s manufacturer or a program you installed may have added a certificate that opens you to attack. Here’s how to check if your certificates are clean.

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For whatever reason, sooner or later we all have someone or something mess around with our keyboards and create ‘interesting’ results. With that in mind, today’s SuperUser Q&A post has a simple and elegant way to help a frustrated reader restore his desktop icon text back to the default appearance.

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As consumers continue to shift their lives away from the desktop and onto their mobile devices, having an external hard drive that can you connect to without any cables is a convenient way to stash away photos, videos, and music you want to take with you on the road. But how do they work, and are they worth the increased cost over the more traditional external media solutions we’ve used until now?

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When you insert a removable device such as a CD, DVD, or memory card into your computer, you’ll often see Windows’ “AutoPlay” popup. AutoPlay detects the kind of disc or media you have inserted and automatically takes whatever action you request. But if you find the feature annoying, you can disable AutoPlay very simply in Windows 10.

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All over Windows, you’ll see menus with the most recently used items for a given application. Maybe it’s a document you recently opened, or some videos you recently watched. Frequent Places works similarly, showing you important folders in your account (Desktop, Downloads, Documents, Pictures, Music, and so on), plus folders you’ve pinned or accessed recently. Here’s how to turn off recent items and frequent places in Windows 10.

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New 4K monitors are dropping in price, and they are available almost everywhere. They can be found now for a few hundred bucks, and we’ve seen some great sale prices. But are they worth the money, and should you upgrade?

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Even though Microsoft may have ruffled some feathers with its latest redesign of the Windows 10 start menu, luckily the engineers behind it were smart enough to make it highly malleable and customizable at the same time, just in case users wanted to add some flair of their own.

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The command prompt has been around forever, and while it might not be as useful in Windows as one would hope, it’s still a great resource to have at your disposal. Today we’re showing you all of the different ways to open the command prompt. We’re betting you don’t know all of them.

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Got a big party coming up, but don’t want to leave the DJ duties to just one person? Thanks to Spotify’s collaborative playlist feature, you can be sure that no matter what taste in music might suit the mood best, everyone will get their say.

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The Windows 10 taskbar works much like previous Windows versions — it offers buttons for every application you’re running and lets you pin icons for later, and a system tray for icons. The main difference is that Windows 10 has a Cortana search box located right on the taskbar, although you can easily disable it.

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The Quick Access Toolbar is a small, customizable toolbar that exposes a set of commands that are specified by the application or selected by the user. It provides a lot of customization opportunities to help make the commands and actions you use most often in File Explorer quicker and easier to use.

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Microsoft Edge is not only the default web browser in Windows 10 but also the default PDF reader. This is definitely a good thing as we can finally view PDF files without having to install third-party apps, but it’s more of a basic PDF reader.

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