Do you want to use Microsoft products and services like Windows 10, Xbox, Skype, Office 365 or OneDrive? Then, in order to get access to all features and benefits, you need a Microsoft account. There are many ways to create one, including from Windows 10 or an Xbox console. However, the best way is to create a Microsoft account in a web browser and then use it to sign into the products and services that you want to use. Here’s how to create a Microsoft account in just one minute, with and WITHOUT creating a Microsoft e-mail address:
You’ve probably worked with a lot of PDF files. The format is user-friendly, easy to view and easy to print. The are a lot of apps capable of opening this type of file but few people know that there’s an app developed by Microsoft for this purpose, called Reader, included in the standard Windows experience. The app was first introduced with the release of Windows 8.1 and it’s also available in Windows 10. The Reader app capable of opening PDF files, as well as XPS and TIFF files. In this article we will share how to use the Reader app to open and work with PDF, XPS and TIFF files:
Folders are one of the defining concepts of Windows, as they’re one of the best ways to organize files and other folders on your computer. This is also true when you think about your Start Menu - users have always been able to create folders inside Start Menu, folders in which they could organize shortcuts as they saw fit. Windows 10 also lets you create folders for the shortcuts that are found in the Start Menu, but it didn’t do the same thing for live tiles. At least not until recently, because starting from Creators Update, Windows 10 includes this feature too. Now you can group live tiles from the Start Menu in folders, which is pretty awesome. If you want to see how to do it, read this tutorial:
If you installed Windows 10 Creators Update on your computer or device, besides all the new features and options you get, you might have noticed that Microsoft decided to change some things which you probably used on a regular basis. One of these changes is the fact that the Control Panel and the Command Prompt ar no longer part of the WinX menu. These shortcuts have been replaced by shortcuts for the Settings app and PowerShell. But, although Microsoft clearly wants us to use these two new alternatives, some users prefer having the old shortcuts back. If you want to get them back, read this guide:
You are probably aware of the risks you are exposed to by using the same 2-3 passwords on all your accounts, including the password you use to login into Windows 10. No matter what type of account you use to log in, a weak password will give access to your files to anyone who knows it or it is able to crack it. Therefore, you may want to reconsider changing it. Also, if your Windows 10 account has been compromised, you must change your password at once. In this article we will show you how to change your account password in Windows 10 in the easiest way possible:
If you have used a computer, then you have also used a computer keyboard. And if that’s true, you surely saw and probably also used its function keys. They are the F1, F2 to F12 keys that are found on the top row of most keyboards. Although you’re likely to know what a few of these keys do, there could be some F keys whose purpose you don’t know. Unless you’ve witnessed the evolution of computers from their early days, you probably don’t know why they were invented and for what. In today’s article, we will share a bit of knowledge with you, about the purpose of the keyboard function keys, or simply named: the F keys.
One fact of life with Windows is that, every once in awhile, your computer will slow down or freeze, or a program won't work the way you expect it to. Wouldn't it be nice if you had a way of finding out what had gone wrong, and why - whether it's CPU use, memory use, a program behaving badly, or something else? Yes, it would definitely be nice to know all these things and more. And that's why the Resource Monitor exists in Windows. This tutorial will show everything you need to know about this great tool and how to use it:
The latest operating system from Microsoft - Windows 10 - is definitely full of new things when compared to previous versions of Windows. But, like all things in life, there are also things missing from it, things people used and loved. If you’ve just upgraded from Windows 7, there are quite a few features and applications which are no longer present in Windows 10, and which you’ll probably miss. In this article, we’re going to tell you which are the most important, and who knows, if you didn’t already upgrade to Windows 10, maybe after you’ll see what’s missing, you’ll never do the upgrade anyway. Let’s get started:
You can use system recovery tools to fix most of your computer problems. However, there are times when you'll need to address such issues in a manual way, like, for example, when your Windows computer won't boot. In these cases, you can use a tool named Bootrec.exe. It can help you troubleshoot and repair things like the master boot record (MBR), the boot sector or the Boot Configuration Data (BCD) store. Here's how it works, in all modern versions of Windows:
Do you have a brand new computer on which you need to install and configure everything: starting from the operating system to drivers, applications, plugins and so on? Do you need to delete everything from an "old" computer and reinstall all from scratch? If the answer is yes to either of these questions, then you are in luck! After setting up many computers (both old and brand new), we created a checklist of steps you must go through, in order to have the best experience possible: without (too many) crashes, in the least possible time and in a secure way. This article shares the optimized list of steps you need to go through, in order to have everything working correctly.