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While most users never have to do this, there are times when you need to know how to enter the BIOS on your Windows 10 PC, laptop, or tablet. The UEFI BIOS in Windows 10 is the first software to run on your computer and controls the way the hardware works. It also lets you access and configure the settings of the device's components. This tutorial illustrates how to get to the Windows 10 BIOS on your PC, laptop, or tablet:
The Windows 10 startup programs are apps that launch automatically when you turn on your computer or device. When you install a new app, it might be added to the startup programs without your knowledge and run in the background on your operating system. While you want some apps to start together with Windows 10, having too many apps launch when you open your PC can slow things down considerably. This tutorial illustrates how to change startup programs in Windows 10 and shows how to stop apps from opening at startup the easy way, with the Settings app:
Xiaomi has become a large company that makes all kinds of devices that we wouldn't have expected to see a couple of years ago. One such area is the vacuum cleaning market, where Xiaomi is present through its ROIDMI subsidiary. During the last few weeks, we've used a portable wireless vacuum cleaner made by them, called the ROIDMI Nano P1 (Model XCQP1RM). If you're interested in such a device, read this review to find out more about it before making a buying decision:ROIDMI Nano XCQP1RM: Who is it good for?
The ROIDMI Nano XCQP1RM is a good device for:
There are times when your computers and devices may be infected by malware that is difficult to remove with traditional antivirus. On other occasions, the malware blocks the installation of any antivirus, and you cannot remove it manually. In such delicate situations, you need to boot an antivirus in a safe recovery environment, to have it running before the operating system is loaded. This is the only way to disinfect that kind of malware. For such situations, Microsoft has created its own Microsoft Defender Offline antivirus tool, and it does an excellent job.
When you work with shared resources on a network, you may need to quickly get the link to a shared network folder and paste it into a chat window. Or, for example, you might want to know how to create a link to a file on your computer and use it to share that file with others on the same network. Although they are not easy to figure out, Windows gives us two ways to hyperlink a path to a file, folder, or library that's shared on the network. Without further ado, here's the answer to the "How do I copy a file path as a link?" question:
Microsoft says that Windows 10 is the best Windows ever. That means that the most popular computer operating system of all times - Windows 10 - has to meet plenty of high expectations. Although it has its fair share of problems, especially with updates, Windows 10 also offers some exciting features. Starting with a well designed Start Menu, continuing with a pleasant desktop experience and excellent gaming features, and going all the way to a completely new Microsoft Edge, Windows 10 is the best operating system built by Microsoft in the last decade.
Unless you have an unlimited data plan, you should know how to limit data usage on your Android smartphone, especially considering today's data-hungry apps and our tendency to constantly check them. Luckily, Android has built-in features to monitor mobile data usage and restrict how much cellular data you're using to avoid additional costs. We know having full control over your data usage is important, so this tutorial illustrates how to set a data limit on your Android device:
A lot of people have several computers in their homes and workplaces. If you're one of them, then you may need to share folders, files, and libraries with other users and computers on the same network. Unfortunately, many don't know how to share something on their network, and use other, clunkier methods for sharing, like e-mail. Here is how to use Windows' sharing wizard to share any folder, file, or library over the network:
In general, we recommend installing security suites on Windows 10 PCs, from the likes of Bitdefender, ESET, or F-Secure. They usually provide more features and better antivirus protection than the built-in Microsoft Defender Antivirus found in Windows Security. The thing is that, when you install a third-party Windows antivirus, the Microsoft Defender Antivirus gets disabled. This happens because simultaneously running two antiviruses is a recipe for failure, conflicts, and performance issues.
People hate passwords because they are long, hard to remember, and preferably unique. To keep your security at a decent level and make it faster for you to sign in, Microsoft has created several authentication methods for Windows 10. One of the fastest is the PIN. In Windows 10, you can create a PIN and use it to login quicker than typing a password. Here is how to create a login PIN, change the login PIN, and use it for fast sign-in, in Windows 10: