Security

What is an antivirus or a security suite? How do I choose a good security product? How to use my computers and devices in a secure manner?

How to block Windows updates (2 ways)

Knowing how to stop a Windows update can save you a lot of trouble if an automatic download causes system instability or crashes. In the past, Microsoft developed a tool called “Show or hide updates” that could fix existing issues caused by faulty updates or drivers and...

How to install and use Windows 11 with a local account

Do you have Windows 10 Home, and you want to use it without a Microsoft account? Do you want to install Windows 11 (Home or Pro) using a local account? Luckily, you can do these things, even though Microsoft makes things too complicated. Our guide shares the steps you need to follow...

How to pause Windows 11 updates

Unfortunately, Windows updates are often a hit-and-miss affair, with many users rushing to update their operating system only to find that the process broke built-in apps and features or even made their device unusable. If you’re cautious about updating Windows 11 or you want to...

5 ways to uninstall Windows 11 updates

Even if Microsoft does test its updates, in recent years, there were many occurrences of buggy updates ruining system stability. Therefore, uninstalling Windows 11 updates can come in handy if your system doesn’t function properly after updating. This article shows you five methods...

How to disable ads in Windows 11

Does Windows 11 have ads? Unfortunately, yes, it does: Windows 11, just like Windows 10, is a victim of Microsoft’s quest for pushing ads directly into the core of the operating system. Like it wasn’t enough that we see ads everywhere on the internet, sometimes to the brink of...

7 ways to lock a Windows 11 PC

If you want to make sure others can’t access your data when you step away from your PC, it’s a good idea to learn how to lock the screen in Windows 11. This also saves battery while keeping your Windows session active in the background, so you can simply log in to get back to...

How to add and use a VPN in Windows 11

Windows 11 has a built-in VPN feature that allows you to add as many VPNs as you wish and connect to them. In this guide, you’ll learn what you need in order to add a VPN connection to Windows 11, how to create a VPN connection, use it, change its settings, and delete it when you...

How to change the Administrator on Windows 11: 5 ways

If you want to grant a Standard user complete control over the operating system, its apps, and settings, there are several ways to set it as Administrator on Windows 11. An Administrator account can install software and hardware, access any files (including protected ones), and...

How to remove an account from Windows (7 ways)

Do you need to delete a user account from your Windows 11 or Windows 10 computer or device? Maybe a specific user became corrupted, or perhaps you want to block someone’s access to your PC. Well, regardless of whether you want to remove a Microsoft account from Windows or a local...

How to face unlock Windows 11 with Windows Hello

Unlocking your device using face recognition is a super-easy way of accessing your tablet, laptop, or PC. With Windows Hello Face, Microsoft has refined this type of authentication and has enhanced its security. This article explains what Windows Hello Face is and...

How to switch to a Windows 11 local account from a Microsoft one

Windows 11, just like Windows 10, wants you to use a Microsoft account on your computers and devices. It’s true that such accounts come with certain advantages like synchronization and built-in support for a wide range of Microsoft services. However, it also means that you might be...

How to use Tracking prevention in Microsoft Edge

Have you ever searched for a product online, only to have advertisements for similar products follow you around on completely unrelated sites? This happens because websites track your internet activity through advertising cookies and other means. If you are concerned about privacy,...

5 ways to create and add a new user in Windows 11

Do you have a new PC with Windows 11 or did you just install it yourself? You may want to share your computer with other people, so you have to add a new user to Windows 11. If that’s the case, you are in the right place. In this guide, we show you how to create and add a new user...

How to set and configure Location Services in Windows 11

Location Services allow for a more personalized experience in Windows 11 by enabling location-based information to be displayed. Precise location means better weather reporting, more relevant local news, and overall greater functionality for apps and Windows. The downside is...

Go incognito with a shortcut key in Chrome, Edge, Firefox, and Opera

We all want to browse the web as privately as possible, and using dedicated modes like Google Chrome’s Incognito or Microsoft Edge’s InPrivate helps us with this goal. If you’re sharing a device, it makes sense to want to keep some of your browsing history to yourself....

How do I reset my Microsoft account password?

If you are using Windows 10, Windows 11, Outlook, Microsoft 365, Xbox, Azure, or most of the other products and services offered by Microsoft, it’s almost a given that you also own a Microsoft account for logging in. You might call it your email account, Xbox account, OneDrive...