Some of our readers have sent us messages asking how they can remove the test versions of Windows 10 for Insiders which they installed or even older versions of Windows, such as Windows 7 or Windows 8.1. It does not matter what version of Windows you have, the procedure for uninstalling all of them is the same, and we share it in this article. We cover two different situations: how to remove a version of Windows when you have multiple installations of Windows on your computer and how to remove Windows when it is the only operating system installed. Let’s get started:
Windows provides a handy tool called Magnifier which allows you to enlarge different parts of the screen. With it, you can see the whole screen or just the parts of it that you want, by using the different magnification levels and types of views available. In this article, we show you how to open the Magnifier tool, how to use it and configure it to fit your needs and, finally, how to set it to launch at your computer startup. We cover all the modern Windows operating systems: Windows 10, Windows 8.1 and Windows 7.
Are you a student and your teacher gives lectures that are too long for you to write down? Do you have a boss who talks too fast and when he is finished you have no idea what he wanted you to do? Have you ever wanted to be able to record yourself while singing? Or maybe you wanted to record your sleep talk during the night? :) These are all questions that have the same answer: get yourself a voice recorder! Or, even better, if you already have an Android smartphone or tablet, get yourself a voice recorder app. To make it easier for you to choose from the many such apps that are available in the Play Store, we have created this roundup for you:
By default, Windows 7 gives you the option to create a system repair disc on a CD or a DVD, and all it takes is a few clicks. However, Windows 7 does not give you an option to create a bootable flash memory stick with system recovery tools on it. There is no built-in tool for creating a flash drive with such tools, and there is no command which you could use. However, that does not mean that you cannot do it. You must get your hands dirty in the process, as it involves changing some security permissions on a system folder called Recovery and it also involves copying some system files onto your memory stick. If you want to learn how to create a USB memory stick with system recovery tools on it, in Windows 7, read this guide:
Many people who use a Windows computer also use the Office suite from Microsoft. However, although it is easy to spot what Windows version you are using just by looking at what your desktop looks like, knowing what version of Office you use can be a bit trickier. If you need this information, in this tutorial we show you four different ways in which to discover the exact version of Office that you are using:
In this tutorial, we will show you how to customize the WinX menu from Windows 10 and Windows 8.1 using a free application called Win+X Menu Editor or by making changes manually in Windows. After you read this article, you will be able to add or remove items from the WinX menu or create and configure new groups of items. We walk you through the complete process of downloading, installing, starting and using the Win+X Menu Editor application, as well as show how to use a small command line tool called hashlnk to add new shortcuts to the WinX Menu directly in File Explorer.
We like Instagram as a social network, and we use it regularly. However, if there is one thing we dislike it’s that it doesn’t let users post pictures from desktop computers with Windows, Linux and so on. Even some Windows 10 users are not able to post to Instagram, even though there is an official app in the Windows Store. If you look for solutions to this problem, some websites recommend emulating Android and then installing the Instagram app for Android. That is a complicated thing to do that requires a lot of hardware resources. Luckily, we have a much simpler solution for you, and all you need is a web browser:
How to emulate a mobile device in a desktop browser (Chrome, Firefox, Edge, Internet Explorer, and Opera)
There are websites which offer more options and features only when visited from mobile devices. When that happens and you must use a desktop browser, you get frustrated because of the limited user experience you get. Other times, you want to test and see how a website looks on a particular mobile device like the iPhone, the iPad or a Google Nexus smartphone. No matter why you need to access a website from a desktop computer or simulating a mobile browser, here’s how it is done:
If you have used a computer, then you have probably heard about drivers. However, do you know what a driver is? Moreover, what does it do that makes it so important to a computer’s operation? Even if you have an idea of what a driver is and does, do you know the best practice when it comes to updating drivers? Is it best to keep the drivers offered by Windows or install your own drivers? These are all questions for which we give you simple and easy to understand answers, in this article:
When Windows Vista was launched, User Account Control (UAC) was the most criticized and misunderstood feature. Even though it is essential for security, many people have chosen to disable it and expose their systems to security problems. This feature has been improved in the next versions of Windows and, even though it adds a lot to the safety of the operating system, some users still choose to disable it. That’s why, in this article, we clarify what this feature is, how it works and the benefits of keeping it active, in any version of Windows: