It is easy to add or modify an environment variable with Command Prompt (CMD), but removing one is much more complicated. Here are a few different ways you can do it.
Studies show that blueish light in the evening may affect your ability to easily get to sleep. Windows 11 includes a feature called “Night Light” that lets you switch your display to a more yellowish tint to counteract those …
Sometimes you need Command Prompt open to a specific folder, but opening Command Prompt and then changing the directory manually requires typing several lines. Why not open it directly in the folder you need?…
The Windows Terminal won’t normally allow administrator tabs to be open simultaneously with other non-elevated tabs. But with a third-party tool, it is possible! Here’s how to launch PowerShell as Admin in Windows Terminal….
Microsoft has now confirmed Windows 11’s File Explorer will get tabs. The long saga of tabs is finally coming to a close–remember when we were supposed to get them in 2018? Here’s why we’re confident Microsoft is delivering …
Many people use a Windows PC and Android phone throughout the day. Making these two platforms work together is important, which is where Microsoft Phone Link—formerly known as “Your Phone”—comes in. We’ll explain why you …
Windows 10 and Windows 11 come packed to the brim with features designed to make your life easier, like Windows Hello. If you don’t set them up, Windows will constantly remind you. Here’s how you can shut off the reminders….
Windows 11 is notorious for being picky about your hardware. If you bypassed the normal requirements and forced it to install, you might be seeing a “System Requirements Not Met” message. Here’s how you can disable it….
Windows 11 is notorious for its system requirements. But who wants to upgrade their hardware when it works perfectly well? If you bypassed the Windows 11 hardware requirements, the “System Requirements Not Met” message probab…
If you’re connecting a USB or wireless game controller to your Windows PC, you might encounter terms like “DirectInput” and “XInput.” But what do they mean, and what’s the difference? We’ll explain.
Problems with your internet connection can be frustrating to live with, and difficult to diagnose. It is possible that a problem with Winsock is responsible. Luckily, resetting Winsock is simple.
You can install Windows 11 on a supported device by downloading and using the ISO file that’s available on Microsoft’s official website. To do this, you’re going to need a flash drive and meet certain requirements….
When you need a wireless internet connection on your Windows 11 machine, you’ll probably want to connect to Wi-Fi. Here are two different ways to do it—and how to troubleshoot when things go wrong.
Bash, the default shell on most Linux distributions, runs better than ever on Windows 11 thanks to upgrades to the Windows Subsystem for Linux. Here’s how you install the Bourne Again Shell using Windows Terminal….
One of Windows 11’s most contentious features is the redesigned taskbar. Many long-standing abilities have been stripped away, including the “Combine Taskbar Labels” preference. Luckily, there’s a way to ungroup the icons on …
Windows 11 supports Android apps, but you’re limited to using the Amazon Appstore—or are you? With a little work, it’s possible to get the Google Play Store up and running on your Windows 11 PC.
So you’ve purchased a wireless mouse and you’re preparing for the first-time setup. How you connect your wireless mouse depends on which type of wireless mouse you purchased–a USB-RF mouse or a Bluetooth mouse….
PowerShell and Command Prompt (CMD) have a lot of overlapping functionality, but what if you specifically need to open PowerShell from Command Prompt or a batch file? Here’s how you do it.
Microsoft has been busy adding new features to Windows 11 through various Insider builds. Its most recent one has a hidden feature that adds tabs to File Explorer, making browsing your files much more pleasant….
Microsoft just announced Windows 11 Insider Preview Build 22572 for the Dev channel, and it comes with an exciting change: two new tools are becoming Inbox apps, which means they’ll be preinstalled on all Windows 11 PCs….
Disk Management is a utility found in Windows 10 and 11. It is used to initialize hard drives, create, resize, or delete partitions, change drive letters, and more. Find out five ways to open it here.
A mouse that’s too slow takes longer for the cursor to get to its destination, while one that’s too quick may zoom past it, easily disrupting your efficiency. Here’s how to adjust that speed on Windows 10 or 11….
Editing your PC’s environment variables can save you time in Command Prompt and make your scripts more concise. It also lets you customize where Windows stores certain files. Find out how to edit them here….
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….
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…