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How to Create a Mobile Hotspot on Windows 11

If your Windows 11 PC has a working Internet connection (through Ethernet, a cellular modem, Wi-Fi, or otherwise), you can share that connection as a mobile hotspot wirelessly through Wi-Fi or Bluetooth. Here’s how to set it …

How to Take a Screenshot on Windows 11

If you need to capture the contents of your Windows 11 PC’s screen (or a portion of it) for later reference, then it’s time to take a screenshot. You can use built-in screenshot features or third-party tools. Here are several…

The Golden Age of Shareware CDs

In the mid-late 1990s and into the early 2000s, you could purchase CD-ROM discs containing thousands of shareware apps, games, pictures, and otherwise. These CDs were gateways to numerous hours of cheap entertainment. Here’s …

How to Use Color Filters in Windows 11

Windows 11 includes built-in color filters that might help people with vision loss or color vision deficiencies. To set up a filter, all it takes is a trip to Accessibility options in the Settings app. Here’s how to use them….

How to Boot Into Safe Mode on Windows 11

If you’re having trouble starting your Windows 11 PC, it might help to reboot into safe mode, which temporarily disables drivers and features to make your PC more stable. Here’s how to do it.

How to Easily Disable Sound Devices on Windows 11

If you have an audio output device connected to your Windows 11 PC—such as speakers, headphones, or a headset—that you don’t want to output sound to, you can disable it in Settings without having to uninstall it in Window…

How to Select Default Speakers on Windows 11

On your Windows 11 PC, you might have several different audio output devices hooked up, such as speakers, headphones, headsets, or otherwise. Here’s how to tell Windows 11 which sound device you want to use as the default for…

How to Uninstall an Application on Windows 11

If you don’t need an app anymore on Windows 11, it might be time to uninstall the program to save disk space (or de-clutter your Start menu). There are several ways to remove apps on Windows 11—we’ll show you the three easi…

How to Test Your Microphone on Windows 11

If a microphone connected to your Windows 11 PC is too loud, too quiet, or just not working, there’s a handy way to test your audio input device and check its input level in Windows Settings. We’ll show you how….
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