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5 tips every Windows 10 user needs to know

5 tips every Windows 10 user needs to know
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Microsoft says that Windows 10 is now installed on more than 400 million gadgets worldwide. It appears the gamble of offering free upgrades to existing Windows 7 and 8.1 users seems to have paid off.

Windows 10 has been around long enough that many of the early kinks have been worked out. If you're using a laptop and want to upgrade to Windows 10, you'll still want to talk to your manufacturer to see if any compatibility problems have popped up, but for the majority of people, it should be fine.

Of course, getting used to a new operating system takes a little time and effort. You have to relearn some tricks, find out where familiar things have moved or get the hang of new features. We're going to help speed up the process.

Whether you're about to install Windows 10, or you've already been using it for a while, here are five tips you need to know. This covers taking control of the new Start menu, improving privacy, finding the traditional Control Panel, cutting down on notifications and more.

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