Is your Windows 10 or Windows 8.1 computer or device unable to load the operating system successfully? Is Windows reporting missing or damaged system files? If that's the case, you should try to boot from a recovery drive and use the Startup Repair tool. It’s the only tool that can repair your system and it can save you from having to reinstall the operating system. Here's how it works:
The USB technology has been around for more than 20 years now. We’ve become so used to it that we take it for granted and we don’t consider it special. Although it’s almost impossible to have never used a USB device or to have plugged a USB connector into a USB port, it possible that you don’t really know what USB means, and what this technology does. You might have heard some acronyms like USB Type C but that’s pretty much it. In this article, we will explain what USB is, give you a bit of history about this standard and share the differences between the different types of ports like USB Type C, Micro USB, USB 3.0 and so on. Let’s get started:
When you remove a display language from Windows using the Control Panel or the Settings app, you don’t uninstall it. It’s only removed from the list of languages that are installed on your Windows computer or device. However, the files for that language are still present on the disk and continue to occupy storage space. As proof of this, if you try to install the same display language again, Windows won’t download it again from Windows Update. It will only quickly enable it back for you to use. If you want to completely remove a display language and all its files, you must use a hidden Windows tool. Here’s how it works:
Did you just buy a new Windows 10 computer with the operating system available only in English? Do you want to use it in another language like Spanish, Chinese, German or Hindi? For Windows 10, Microsoft offers a total of 106 language packs that are available for download and use by anyone with a valid license. Here’s how to download and install any display language and how to switch from English to the language of your choosing. At the end of this tutorial, you will also find links to other guides that help you translate every possible part of the operating system. Let’s get started:
Do you need to know how to print from any app in Windows? Unfortunately, printing is not as easy as it should be. It depends on the version of Windows that you are using, whether you are using apps designed for touchscreens or for the desktop and so on. To make things simpler, here’s our guide that shares all the ways to print from Windows, using touch or the mouse and the keyboard:
Have you ever wondered what fonts are? What makes them special in the world of computers or what makes them unique from one another? Why are there some people claiming that writing a sentence in italic means that you are using a different font from when you write without using italics? Do you want to know more about fonts and where to find them in Windows or on the internet? In this guide, we’ll try to answer all these questions and explain the different little things that, together, make a font and a font family.
Some of our readers asked how they can find out when a certain Windows program or app was installed on their computers and/or devices. This is a legitimate question so we thought that it was worth a bit of research to find the right answer. In this article we will show you how you can determine when a desktop or a Universal Windows Platform (UWP) application was installed in Windows 10, Windows 8.1 or Windows 7. Let’s get started:
When you look at the technical specifications for modern gaming keyboards and mice, do you notice that many manufacturers provide life span estimations like: this keyboard will last 80 million keypresses or this mouse will last 30 million clicks? But what do these metrics actually mean? Can you use them to estimate how many years these products will last? I wanted to answer these questions and I have performed my own experiments, using software that tracks my day-to-day computer usage patterns. Here’s what I have learned:
The Task Manager has always been a quick first stop for technicians trying to diagnose performance issues on Windows computers and devices. That’s because Task Manager has always provided useful information about the performance of our Windows computers. In Windows 10 and in Windows 8.1, the Task Manager offers you detailed graphs and charts that you can use to see precisely what resources are being taxed, and which apps are bogging your computer down. This makes diagnosis much easier and faster, as you’ll see in this guide:
One of the most important elements when working with images, video and even when playing games, is color. Every monitor has a different color profile, rendering it slightly different from other displays. It's important to make sure that the colors your monitor displays are as close to reality as possible. That’s why you should always install a color profile that’s suited for your display. In this tutorial, we will explain what color profiles are, why they matter and how to install them on any computer with Windows. If we made you curious enough to learn more, don't hesitate to read on.