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Part search engine, part spam bot, and part portal for reaching customer support agents, the Get Help app provides several ways, most of them successful, to get you answers to your tech-support questions. This article aims to show you how to launch and use the Get Help app in Windows 10, and what is the fastest way to reach a human support agent. There is a lot to go over, so let's get started:
Windows 10 comes with a predefined set of features or components. You can customize Windows 10 by removing the features that you are not using and by adding those you need but are not installed by default. Moreover, if you remove unwanted components, you can save quite a bit of space on your hard disk. This tutorial teaches you how to add and remove Windows features in Windows 10. The process is pretty straightforward, so let's get started:
If you've recently tinkered with File Explorer's settings in Windows, you might be surprised to discover some files called desktop.ini in all the folders on your computer or device. The two desktop.ini files present on your Desktop are the most noticeable and raise a lot of questions: What are these files and why are there two of them on your Desktop? What purpose do they serve? How do you get rid of them? In this guide, we aim to shed some light on these matters, so read on to find the answers you seek:
Do you want to know how to change the default apps used by Windows 10 for activities like viewing pictures, or watching movies? Do you want to set a new app as the default for a particular file type, like images with the PNG file extension? Do you need a new default app to be used for a specific protocol? Then, you are in luck, as we can show you how to change the default apps in Windows 10, for anything that you wish. The guide is long and comprehensive, so let's get started:
While Windows 10 updates such as May 2019 Update comes with new features and improvements, some things are not so great. We are not trying to be perfectionists, but there are more than just a few things that Microsoft could change or improve in Windows 10. Some of our complaints are small, while others are quite significant. If you are curious to find out what people do not like about Windows 10, read on:
The AMD Ryzen 5 3600X processor has base and boost clocks that are only 200 MHz faster than the ones offered by the AMD Ryzen 5 3600, and is sold at 50 dollars more. Some users prefer to save some money, buy the cheaper model, and overclock it to match the more expensive AMD Ryzen 5 3600X. Is this a good idea? What kind of performance do you get when overclocking the AMD Ryzen 5 3600? How does it compare to Ryzen 5 3600X? Will it draw a lot of power when overclocked? We answered these questions, and more, in this analysis:
When you open the Power menu in Windows 10, you see the options for Sleep, Shut Down, and Restart. What if you want to add the Hibernate option to this menu? To use this feature, you have to activate it manually. That's why, in this guide, we will give you step-by-step information on how to enable the Hibernate option in Windows 10, so that it is displayed in the Power menu. Here is how it is done:
AMD's new lineup of Ryzen processors has made some exceptional performance improvements compared to its predecessors. And it also provides excellent value compared to similar processors sold by Intel. With the release of the Ryzen 5 3600, AMD has reached new heights and conquers the mainstream and value processors market. AMD Ryzen 5 3600 offers six cores and twelve threads clocked at a base speed of 3.6 GHz and a maximum boost clock of 4.2 GHz, paired with 32 MB of Level 3 Cache memory and support for PCI Express 4.0. All that technology for a price that's under 200 dollars.
The first thing you see when you start Windows 10 is the Lock Screen background. After your PC boots, it shows you the Lock Screen; when it goes to sleep, it wakes up and displays the Lock Screen; leave your computer unused for a while, and when you come back, it is going to be waiting for you on the Lock Screen. Since you see this screen a lot, having only a boring stock wallpaper on it is no fun.
Do you need to remove obsolete icons from the notification area on the Windows taskbar? Do you see icons for apps that are no longer installed, and you want to get rid of them? While you can do this with dedicated apps, a simple trick is to remove two registry values and then restart the explorer.exe process in Windows. Here are two methods for cleaning the icons shown in the notification area, on your Windows PC:
NOTE: This guide applies to all versions of Windows, from Windows 7 to Windows 10.