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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.

Use Startup Repair to fix problems that keep Windows from loading

Is your Windows 10 or Windows 11 computer or device unable to load the operating system successfully? Is Windows reporting missing or damaged system files? If that's the case, you should try to boot from a recovery drive and use the Startup Repair tool. It’s a very helpful...

How to configure app notification settings in Windows 11

Some decisions, like choosing to enable or disable notifications in Windows 11 are easy. Others not so much, like when you want notifications but there are too many of them and you need to find a way to filter what and how you get them. Although we can’t help you decide what apps...

How to turn off emergency and government alerts on Android and iPhone

Most smartphones today, regardless of whether they’re Apple iPhones, Samsung Galaxy smartphones, or other Android devices, can receive emergency and government-issued alerts. These alerts can be quite helpful, as they can raise awareness of important things happening in your area,...

How to hide or unhide a partition in Windows

If you work with Windows computers and devices that have multiple partitions and drives, you may need to hide a particular partition. For instance, many computer manufacturers create hidden recovery partitions on their devices. However, in certain situations, the recovery partitions...

How to see all the hidden files on a Windows computer

By default, both Windows 10 and Windows 11 hide many files and folders from your view. First of all, they hide any items you’ve set as hidden and those set as hidden by other user accounts, certain apps you installed, and the operating system itself. Second, Windows also hides from...

How to unhide files and folders in Windows

Hiding important files or folders on your Windows PC can be useful if you want to keep them relatively safe. However, there comes a point when you’ll probably want to unhide those files and/or folders. Fortunately, you can do it just as easily as hiding them. Whatever your reasons...

What’s coming to Windows 11: An overview of Windows 11 22H2

Microsoft is finalizing the first major update to Windows 11: version 22H2. The update is rumored to become available anytime between July and October 2022, and it looks like the operating system’s new features and changes are finalized. Windows Insiders can already test...

How to hide files and folders in Windows

If you have some files and folders that you want to keep safe from prying eyes, you might want to hide them so others can’t access them easily. Luckily, Windows allows you to hide all kinds of items, using only built-in tools like File Explorer or commands run in...

6 ultimate boot CDs (system rescue) for troubleshooting Windows PCs

Each and every Windows user should have a rescue disc nearby, stored in a glass box that says: “Break if your computer breaks!”. They are a very efficient way of troubleshooting the problems and issues your computer is having when it doesn’t want to start, when it starts but...

How to boot from a USB drive (4 ways)

There are many situations in which you might want to boot your computer using a USB flash drive. Maybe because you need to install Windows on your PC or maybe because you want to try the latest version of your favorite Linux distribution. Whatever reasons you might have, here are...

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

Do you want to install Windows 11? Unless you intend to upgrade from Windows 10 using Windows Update or the Windows 11 Installation Assistant, you’ll need to create Windows 11 media. Either make a bootable USB drive or a Windows 11 DVD (in which case you need an...

How to turn off Feedback Hub prompts in Windows

Are you using Windows 10 or Windows 11 and receiving Feedback Hub survey notifications asking things like “How likely are you to recommend Windows to a friend or colleague?” or your opinion about a specific feature of Windows? Then, you’re interacting with...

What is the Feedback Hub? How to find and give feedback to Microsoft

In Windows 10 and Windows 11, Microsoft wants our feedback on pretty much anything from the Windows features we don’t like to bugs and the apps that we want to be improved. Thus, Windows 11 and Windows 10 include a neat little app called Feedback Hub that anyone can use to...

CMD: 11 basic commands you should know (cd, dir, mkdir, etc.)

Geeks and experts love the Command Prompt because of the advanced commands it can run. Fortunately, Command Prompt is not built only on advanced commands, but also on simple ones, designed to perform basic operations. In this article, we show you how to change the...

How to open the Device Manager in Windows 10 & Windows 11 (14 ways)

Device Manager is a useful tool that allows you to do things like: find unknown hardware devices, update drivers, disable hardware components from inside your computer, and so on. To use it, you must first know how to open it. To help you, we have compiled fourteen methods...

How to change the Windows network profile to Private (or Public)

When you connect to a new and unknown network in Windows 10 or Windows 11, the operating system sets it as Public which means it doesn’t consider it trustworthy. When the network profile is set to Public, your computer or device is not discoverable on the network,...

How to check what version and edition of Windows 11 you have

Microsoft said that Windows 10 was the last version of Windows the company would ever make. But then came Windows 11. And, leaving out the mismatch between what’s been said and what’s been done, Windows 11 brought with it a new user interface, new features, and a lot of changes...

How to print the list of running processes in Windows

One of our readers asked us: “How do you print the list of running processes from Task Manager?”. Unfortunately, you can’t do this from Task Manager. However, you can run some commands to generate a list of running processes in Windows and then print it like...