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How to Test Your Webcam on Windows 10 or 11

You should always check and make sure that your webcam works before an important video meeting. Here’s how to do it in Windows 10 and 11—and in some popular video-chatting apps, including Zoom, Google Meet, and Discord….

How to Log In as Administrator on Windows 10 or 11

It is sometimes useful to run programs as administrator — but what if you want to run everything as administrator? Windows 10 and Windows 11 include an administrator account, but it is disabled by default — for good reaso…

How to Flush DNS on Windows 10

A problem with your PC’s DNS cache can result in trouble connecting to the internet. If you’ve tried the usual tricks like clearing your browser cache and cookies, flushing Windows 10’s DNS may fix your problem….

How to Switch User Accounts on Windows 10

Using multiple user accounts on Windows 10 is a convenient way to control access to files and applications. Switching between accounts preserves what you’re working on without closing anything. Find out a few ways to switch b…

How to Enter the BIOS on Windows 10

The BIOS, or UEFI, is a powerful tool for configuring your PC’s hardware such as your RAM, CPU, motherboard, and more. It also has options that can increase the security of your PC. Here are a few different ways to access the…

What Does “Sleep” Mean in Windows?

If you’ve noticed a “Sleep” power option (or seen a moon icon) in Windows 10 or 11, you might be curious about what it does. We’ll explain this sleepy power state and show why it really comes in handy….

Stop Shutting Down Your Windows PC

If you’re in the habit of completely shutting down your Windows PC on a regular basis, you might be inconveniencing yourself unnecessarily. Windows 10 and Windows 11 include more effective methods of saving power—and they a…

How to Set Your Default Email App on Windows 10

Sending emails in Windows 10 is easy with the right email client, but what if you click an email link and the wrong app opens? Luckily, it’s easy to select a default email app in Windows 10’s Settings app. Here’s how to do it…

Where Are My Downloads on Windows?

If you’ve downloaded a file using Chrome, Edge, or Firefox on Windows 10 or 11, You can usually find it in a special folder called “Downloads.” Even if you saved the file somewhere else, we’ll give you some tips on where to l…

How to Change Your Microsoft Account Name

You might need to change your Microsoft Account name in Office 365 or Windows 11 for whatever reason. Luckily, it’s easy to do with a visit to a special Microsoft Account website. Here’s how.
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