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How to use Windows, Android, iOS, and other platforms securely. How to deal with system and security updates, how to troubleshoot problems, etc.

Install Windows

How to install Windows 11 on unsupported hardware

  • tutorial
  • Codrut Neagu
  • 05.12.2022
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, enough RAM, or a compatible processor. This checklist leaves many on the outside, theoretically unable to install Windows 11. However, the good...
Partitions and drives

How to delete a partition in Windows 11 or Windows 10

  • tutorial
  • Codrut Neagu
  • 25.11.2022
Both Windows 11 and Windows 10 offer specialized apps and tools that you can use to delete partitions. If you need to remove a partition or a volume from a drive, you don’t have to install third-party apps like EaseUS Partition Master. Instead, you can use the apps or commands...
Original Microsoft Software

How to check if Windows is activated and genuine

  • tutorial
  • Codrut Neagu
  • 23.11.2022
Do you use a Windows 11 or Windows 10 desktop PC, laptop, or tablet? Do you want to know whether your Windows is activated and genuine? Do you need to know whether activated copies of Windows are also genuine? If the answer is yes, read this article. We explain how...
Windows 10 laptop

How to find the serial number of your Windows PC (laptop, desktop, 2-in-1)

  • tutorial
  • Ciprian Adrian Rusen
  • 10.11.2022
Do you have a laptop, desktop PC, 2-in-1 device, or tablet with Windows 10 or Windows 11? Do you need your laptop’s serial number for warranty claims or insurance issues? Do you need technical support from your PC manufacturer, and they’re asking for the serial number? If this is the...
Windows 10

What is the latest version of Windows 10? Check the version you have

  • tutorial
  • Ciprian Adrian Rusen
  • 08.11.2022
The latest version of Windows 10 is 2022 Update or 22H2, build 19045, and it was released starting October 18th, 2022. This version doesn’t introduce new features, instead including only quality and security improvements. Still, it does keep the evolution process of Windows 10 alive and kicking. If you want...
Windows Update

How to pause Windows 10 updates

  • tutorial
  • Ciprian Adrian Rusen
  • 03.11.2022
When writing this article, Microsoft has rolled out Windows 10 2022 Update (version 22H2). As always, the company initially throttles availability to ensure a reliable download and installation experience, so the update was only offered to some. While this feature update is about quality improvements and bug fixing, Microsoft does...
Windows 10

Windows 10 Update Assistant: Upgrade Windows 10 to the latest version!

  • tutorial
  • Ciprian Adrian Rusen
  • 02.11.2022
On October 18th, 2022, Microsoft began distributing the 2022 Update for Windows 10 through Windows Update and the Media Creation Tool. Additionally, this update, also known as Windows 10 version 22H2, is available through the Windows 10 Update Assistant - a small executable file that acts as an upgrade wizard...
Windows 11

Windows 11 Media Creation Tool: Create a setup USB stick or ISO file

  • tutorial
  • Ciprian Adrian Rusen
  • 03.10.2022
Do you want to install Windows 11 2022 Update (version 22H2)? Unless you intend to upgrade from Windows 10 using Windows Update or the Windows 11 Installation Assistant, you’ll need to download an ISO file with the setup files and then write it on a Windows 11 DVD, or create...
Install Windows

How to install Windows 11 from USB, DVD, or ISO

  • tutorial
  • Ciprian Adrian Rusen
  • 28.09.2022
When writing this article, Windows 11 has just received its first major update: Windows 11 2022 Update or 22H2. It brings several new features and quality of life improvements, so you may want to get your hands on it as soon as possible. If you don’t want to wait to...
Windows 11

How to check the Windows 11 version and edition

  • tutorial
  • Ciprian Adrian Rusen
  • 22.09.2022
Now, one year after the launch of Windows 11, Microsoft has released its first major update for this operating system (OS): Windows 11 2022 Update or version 22H2. This is only the first of many major updates to come, and many people don’t really know whether they have the latest...
Windows 11

What’s new in Windows 11 2022 Update (version 22H2)

  • misc
  • Ciprian Adrian Rusen
  • 21.09.2022
Microsoft has finalized the first major update to Windows 11. It is named Windows 11 2022 Update or Windows 11 version 22H2. The update is available starting September 20th, 2022 and will be slowly rolled out via Windows Update. However, people eager to try it out can download ISO images...
Windows features

How to add or remove Windows features or components

  • tutorial
  • Codrut Neagu
  • 06.09.2022
Both Windows 11 and Windows 10 come with predefined sets of features and components. You can customize Windows by removing the features you’re not using and by adding the ones you need but aren’t installed by default. Moreover, if you remove unwanted components, you can theoretically save a bit of...
Windows features

What are those Windows features that you can add or remove?

  • misc
  • Codrut Neagu
  • 30.08.2022
Some of our readers asked us to explain all those optional features that can be added to or removed from your Windows installation. Even though all of them have some description, the information offered by Windows is either too brief or too complex to understand for most people. So we...
Optional features

How to add or remove optional features in Windows 11 and Windows 10

  • tutorial
  • Codrut Neagu
  • 29.08.2022
Both Windows 11 and Windows 10 are complex operating systems with many built-in components. However, there are some features that are not installed by default but can be added by the user. These are called Optional features, and you can choose whether you want them or not. Some add new...
Antivirus rescue disk

3 free antivirus rescue disks for Windows PCs (2022)

  • misc
  • Codrut Neagu
  • 19.08.2022
All computer viruses are bad, but some are nastier than others. When an evil one infects your system and takes control of your PC, you might find yourself “in prison”: you can’t use your infected computer for anything, including removing the viruses from it. When something like this happens, a...
IP addresses

How to change DNS settings in Windows

  • tutorial
  • Codrut Neagu
  • 16.08.2022
Are the DNS servers offered by your Internet Service Provider (ISP) too slow? Are you concerned about online security? Or maybe you want to protect your children from inappropriate websites? Whatever the reason, changing your computer’s DNS servers to something new, like the public DNS servers maintained by Cloudflare, Google,...