Productivity

What does it mean to use technology productively? How do you use devices and computers with Windows, Android, or iOS? Which gadgets make your work easier? How to personalize the operating system and the gadgets that you are using?

How to use the Microsoft Store in Windows without a Microsoft account

Back when Windows 10 was released, Microsoft used to force users to sign into their Microsoft accounts before they could download and install apps and games from the Microsoft Store. Luckily, that is a thing of the past. Do you want to download apps from Microsoft Store...

How to create a System Repair disc in Windows 10 and Windows 11

If you want to repair a malfunctioning computer with Windows 10 or Windows 11 installed, you need a USB recovery drive or a repair disc. Most people prefer using USB memory sticks to create such drives. However, if you still have a computer laying around with a DVD or Blu-Ray drive...

How to restore the desktop icons in Windows 10 and Windows 11

You could be wondering how to restore the desktop icons in Windows 10 or Windows 11 for several reasons. Maybe all your icons are missing from the Windows desktop, in which case showing them again can be done easily with a couple of clicks or taps. Or perhaps you want to restore your...

9 ways to open the Microsoft Store in Windows

Whether you’re looking for a game to play with your friends or a program to help you with your job, Microsoft Store is a great place to download or buy apps for your Windows PC or your Xbox. In this article, we show you nine ways to access Microsoft Store in...

What is the Local Group Policy Editor, and how do I use it?

The Local Group Policy Editor is a Windows tool most often used by IT administrators to quickly change settings for computers in a network. However, the Local Group Policy Editor also lets you control many settings related to your computer and the local user...

7 ways to switch the user in Windows 11

Having multiple users on a Windows 11 computer is a great way to make sure each person who uses the computer has a pleasant experience while using it. Keeping files, settings, and apps separated helps with security and privacy, so it’s a good idea to have multiple user accounts if...

How to install Windows 11 on any (unsupported) PC or virtual machine

You’ve probably heard of the steep system requirements of Windows 11. You can’t install it on an unsupported computer - one that doesn’t have TPM 2.0, Secure Boot, or enough RAM. This checklist leaves many on the outside, theoretically unable to install Windows 11. However, the...

How to tell what Windows I have (11 ways)

How do you tell which Windows you have? The answer to this question is not rocket science. It is not even a complicated thing to do. However, it is a question you may have to answer so that you receive technical support with a problem you have. If you have handled Windows devices...

How to open the Local Group Policy Editor in Windows

The Local Group Policy Editor enables a power user to control a large number of settings in Windows. You can control the sign-in and shutdown processes, the features and the apps that users are allowed to access, and you can do so using a simple interface that offers lots of...

How much is Windows 10? Where to buy Windows 10 Pro or Home?

Do you want to buy Windows 10 and to know its price? Do you need help deciding whether to buy Windows 10 Pro or Home? Do you want to purchase a Windows 10 product key or an upgrade code? If the answer is yes to any of these questions, you’ve arrived at the right article. To help...

Thermaltake A700 TG review: A larger-than-life computer case

We recently found ourselves needing a new computer case that would be larger than average, with great ventilation, and, preferably, a nice design. After a couple of weeks of researching, we stumbled upon a slightly older model from Thermaltake, namely the A700 TG. The company...

How to add or remove desktop icons (shortcuts) in Windows

While shortcuts are useful, knowing how to add and how to remove icons from your desktop helps you avoid clutter and keep everything tidy. Showing only one icon by default, Windows 10 and Windows 11 appear to encourage a “clean” desktop, but you can add as many shortcuts as you...

How to open Command Prompt when Windows doesn't boot (3 ways)

The Command Prompt is a powerful tool that you can use for various purposes, including troubleshooting and fixing problems with Windows. Starting it is easy if Windows is working correctly, but what do you do when Windows refuses to load? How do you "boot" to Command...

Kingston XS2000 portable SSD review: Fast and reliable!

Nowadays, there are more and more portable solid-state drives coming out on the market. And Kingston is one of the major players in this niche. Recently, they launched a fast model called the XS2000, an external SSD that promises speeds of up to 2000MBps, small size and lightweight,...

18 ways to open Settings in Windows 11

The Windows 11 Settings app is the go-to place if you want to control how your operating system looks and works. While many of the methods to open Settings in Windows 11 are the same as in Windows 10, the app is quite different, offering a more elegant design and a...

9 ways to open PowerShell in Windows (including as administrator)

Many IT professionals use PowerShell to manage Windows computers and devices and to execute administrative tasks of all kinds. Before you can use PowerShell in Windows 11 and Windows 10, you first need to know how to start it. That's why we made a list of all the...