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10 Best Widgets for Windows 11

Windows 11 comes preloaded with several useful widgets that you can use to get quick information about what you’re interested in. You can also add third-party widgets to your PC, extending your PC’s functionalities. Here are …

Fix: Microphone Doesn’t Work on Windows 10

Windows 10 may not hear your microphone’s audio for several reasons. All the usual PC microphone troubleshooting steps are still important, but Windows 10 contains a system-wide option that completely disables microphone inpu…

How to Print to PDF on Windows 10

On Windows 10, you can print a document to PDF from any application, thanks to the built-in Print to PDF feature. You no longer have to use the old XPS Printer or install a third-party application.

What Is Windows 10 or Windows 11 in S Mode?

Some Windows 10 or Windows 11 PCs, like Microsoft’s Surface Go 3, come with “Windows 10 in S Mode” or “Windows 11 in S Mode.” PCs in S Mode can only install applications from the Microsoft Store. But you’re free to leave S M…

How to Disable Hibernation on Windows 10

You can fix certain driver-related issues as well as free up your storage space by disabling hibernation on your Windows 10 PC. Turning hibernation off is a cinch in either Command Prompt or Power Options, and we’ll show you …

How to Rotate a Video on Windows 10 or Windows 11

If you’ve ever recorded a video on your smartphone, only to find it sideways or upside down, then you know how frustrating it can be to watch it later. If you use Windows, there are a couple of excellent ways to fix this prob…

How to Screenshot on Windows 10

By taking a screenshot, you can capture an image of your entire display—or just an area of it. Windows 10 has a variety of built-in tools for easily capturing a screenshot, and we’ve also got some even more powerful third-p…

How to Restart Windows 10

Restarting your Windows 10 PC is as easy as clicking a few options or running a command from Command Prompt. We’ll show you the options available to you to turn your PC off and then back on.

10 Ways to Open the Command Prompt in Windows 10

The Command Prompt has been around forever, and it’s still a great resource to have at your disposal. Today we’re showing you all of the different ways to open the Command Prompt. We’re betting you don’t know all of them….

How to Resize a Partition on Windows 10

Windows 10 includes Disk Management to shrink and expand partitions. You don’t need a third-party partition manager for basic tasks, although they will often by more feature-rich. This works on other versions of Windows, lik…

How to Disable Fast Startup on Windows 10

Windows 10’s Fast Startup feature helps turn on your computer faster, but there are times when you may want to disable Fast Startup. We’ll show you what those occasions are and how to turn the feature off….

How to Record Screen on Windows 10

Windows 10 can record a video of your screen without any third-party software. Here’s how to find and use Windows 10’s easy-to-use Capture utility to record your display.

How to Remove Your Windows 10 Password

Not everyone likes having to enter a password every time they need to sign in to their computer. Windows 10 lets you get rid of the password without too much hassle (just like Windows 11). Here’s how….

How to Enable Remote Desktop in Windows 10

Remote Desktop is disabled by default in Windows, but it’s easy enough to turn on if you want your PC to be remote control requests from the network. Today we’ll cover how to enable it from Windows 10 and earlier versions….

How to Turn On the Camera on Windows 10

By turning on your Windows 10 laptop or desktop’s camera, you can take pictures and videos, attend online meetings, stream your gaming sessions with your overlay on them, and more. It’s easy to start your webcam, test it, tro…

How to Find Your Computer Name in Windows 10

Do you want to find your computer on a network where there are several machines? One way to do that is to find your PC’s name and then match the name on the network. Here’s how to view your computer’s name using graphical and…

How to Exit Safe Mode on Windows 10

Booting Windows 10 in safe mode is a good idea if you can’t start Windows 10 normally, and you need to do some troubleshooting. Here’s how to get out of safe mode when you’re finished and want to use your PC normally….

How to Generate SSH Keys in Windows 10 and Windows 11

If part of your life includes logging in to a remote server be it for a self-hosted blog, a Nextcloud installation, or sending your latest changes to GitHub, you need SSH keys. In Windows 10 and 11 we are spoiled for choice w…

Windows 10 Really Wants You to Upgrade Already

Windows 11 has been out for more than a year, but there are still some holdouts that have, thus far, stayed on Windows 10. While Microsoft’s older OS is still usable today, Microsoft really wants you to update if you have th…

How to Delete Temporary Files on Windows 10

Windows temp files, as the name implies, are temporary files created by certain programs when in use on your Windows 10 device. These files can quickly add up and consume valuable storage space, so you may want to delete them…
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