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How to find your Windows 10 product key or digital license

Your Windows 10 product key serves as proof that you actually own Windows 10. You can find your Windows 10 product key through the Command Prompt, or by checking the packaging. You might need to provide your product key when upgrading Windows or troubleshooting. Visit Insider's Tech Reference library for more stories. LoadingSomething is loading. ...
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Chromebooks are a special type of laptop — here’s what makes them different

Chromebooks are a specific kind of laptop that run Chrome OS instead of Windows or macOS. Compared to Mac or PC laptops, Chromebooks put heavy focus on Google apps and websites. In short, all Chromebooks are laptops, but not all laptops are Chromebooks. Visit Insider's Tech Reference library for more stories. A few years ago, if you wanted to buy a laptop, you'd have two choices: a Mac or a PC. But these days, you've got a third choice: a Chromebook.Chromebooks are probably pretty different than the laptops you're used to. Here's everything to know about the differences between Chromebooks and laptops. ...
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How to zip and unzip files in Windows 10

Zipping is one of the oldest and most commonly used methods for compressing files. It's used to save space and share big files quickly. In the past, you needed third-party programs like WinZip to unzip files in Windows. But Windows 10 lets you zip and unzip any file you want just by right-clicking. How to zip files in Windows 101. Put all the files you want to zip in the same location, like the same folder. 2. Select all the files. An easy way to do this is to drag a selection box around them with the mouse pointer, or hold down Ctrl as you click each one.3. Right-click one of the selected files.4. In the drop-down menu, choose Send to and then click Compressed (zipped) fol...
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How to set up dual monitors on your Windows PC or Mac computer

To set up dual monitors on your computer, you'll need to connect all your monitors with HDMI or VGA cables. Once you've connected the dual monitors to your computer, open your PC or Mac's "Displays" menu. You can set up your dual monitors to display the same image, or work separately. Visit Insider's Tech Reference library for more stories. In an office, it's common to see people using multiple monitors at the same computer. It's a great way to expand your workspace and use lots of different apps at once.Luckily, dual monitors aren't just for professionals. You can set up dual monitors on your PC and Mac easily. You just need the m...
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How to clean your iPad’s screen without damaging it

To clean your iPad's screen, wipe it in circular motions with a clean microfiber cloth. If a dirty spot won't come out, you can lightly dampen the cloth with water or 70% isopropyl alcohol. The iPad has an oleophobic screen, making it easy to wipe away oily smudges. Visit Insider's Tech Reference library for more stories. LoadingSomething is loading. ...
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How to add special characters like emojis and accent marks using your computer’s keyboard

You can add special characters while typing on a computer using keyboard shortcuts or a special pop-up window. Both Windows and Mac computers have the same special characters, but have different ways of typing them. Windows users can use numeric codes to enter special characters, while Mac users can use a Character Viewer menu. Visit Insider's Tech Reference library for more stories. From degree signs to accents, there are dozens of special characters that can be added to your text on a computer. This even includes emoji, which are more popular than ever these days.Here's how to type special characters on a PC and insert them on Ma...
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The best ways to contact Amazon for help when you have a problem with your account

If you need to track down a lost order or troubleshoot an Amazon device, its customer service is 24/7. For basic issues, Amazon's customer service page is intuitive with helpful FAQs and guidance. For complicated problems, contact customer service via live chat, phone call, email, even social media. Considering we order everything from household essentials to clothes to groceries on Amazon, not to mention rely on devices like Amazon Echo, Alexa, Kindles, and Fire tablets, there's no doubt you'll need to contact the online retailer at some point to initiate a return, make changes to an order, or troubleshoot one of the aforementioned essentials. The probl...