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How to Dual Boot Windows

For most people, running one operating system on their PC or laptop is enough, but in some instances it can come in handy to have two separate versions on a PC. This may be due to specific software that only works with an older release of Windows,  or maybe you want to compare the differences between Windows 7 and Windows 10 before committing to an upgrade. Thankfully Windows is designed with dual booting in mind. You can create a dual-boot system…

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How to Set Up Parental Controls on Netflix With PIN Codes

Netflix has always allowed you to create user profiles, which is a boon not simply so you can stop your kids watching content aimed at adults. It also means that it keeps what you watch separate from what they watch, so Peppa Pig and PAW Patrol don’t end up on your ‘Continue watching’ list. But now Netflix is introducing a more granular way to control what your children are allowed to watch – yet another way to keep your kids…

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How to Delete Cached Files: Fix ‘Insufficient Storage’ Error

These days most budget Android phones will come with at least 16GB of internal storage, but there are still plenty of devices out there with less. And when you’re playing with such a tiny amount of space for your files, the operating system itself can take up such a huge proportion that just a couple of apps and the odd photo are enough to put you over the edge. When Android’s internal storage is seriously short, the “insufficient storage available”…

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How to Install WhatsApp on Tablet

WhatsApp is designed for smartphones, while WhatsApp Web lets you access your WhatsApp account from tablets, laptops and PCs. But what if you don’t have a smartphone on which to create a WhatsApp account and want to run it from a tablet as a proper app? Also see: How to send texts on a tablet While you won’t find WhatsApp in the Google Play store when searched using a tablet, there is a way you can sideload the app and…

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How to Hibernate Windows 10: Configure Settings in Control Panel

In Windows 10, as with previous versions, there are three basic options when you turn off your computer: shut down, sleep and restart. When you choose shut down, your PC will do different things depending on whether hibernate is enabled or disabled. Hibernate is – as far as you’re concerned as a user – the same as Sleep mode. It means you can carry on where you left off: all your apps will be open and where you left them,…

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How to Update Android: OTA & Manual Upgrades

If an Android update is available to your device you’ll find it in your phone or tablet’s Settings menu. However, just because a newer version of Android exists it doesn’t mean it will be available for your device – now or ever. That is entirely dependent on what device you have (and sometimes which operator you are with). Unfortunately, about two years into the device’s lifetime you might see updates becoming rarer. There are no obligations from the manufacturers to support updates for…

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What Hardware Is Inside My PC: How to Find Graphics, CPU & RAM Specs

There are many good reasons to want to know the specification of your PC or laptop. Perhaps it is running slowly and you’re wondering if an upgrade is appropriate. You may be looking to buy or sell a laptop, or see if your computer is up to running a specific program or game. Regardless, once you have thrown away the box in which your PC or laptop arrived it can be difficult to glean the exact spec. Some PCs and…

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What to do when the Mac App Store shows a different Apple ID for software updates

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How to Search in Windows 10

The Windows 10 search bar is pretty simple, but there are ways to find things faster. PCMag reviews products independently, but we may earn affiliate commissions from buying links on this page. Terms of use. On Windows 10, a search field in the lower-left corner lets you seek out apps, files, settings, and other items on your PC, as well as web content. You can narrow your searches to specific types of items, such as apps, music, and settings. You…

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