System and Security - Page 2
Resource Monitor extends the Task Manager in Windows by giving access to more details about the way Windows manages the resources (memory, processor, disk, network) of your computer. The information is given in real time which makes Resource Monitor an excellent tool to help diagnose problems with performance. Read this guide to learn how to get Resource Monitor started, in all the possible ways:
BitLocker is a tool included in Windows 10 (Pro and Enterprise), Windows 7 (Enterprise and Ultimate), and Windows 8.1 (Pro and Enterprise) that can be used to encrypt data on any drive. By default, you must have a TPM chip in your computer to encrypt your system drive. If you do not have one, it is still possible to use BitLocker, but you need to set Windows so that it allows the use of BitLocker without this chip.
Huawei smartphones are popular and used by millions of people all over the world. Unfortunately, all of them have one annoying feature: they aggressively close apps when you lock the screen, to save battery power, including apps that you may need to run in the background. This means that your Huawei smartphone may deactivate the antivirus that you installed for protection, the parental controls that you installed for your child, your fitness or your GPS navigation apps.
You might want to know the exact version of the firmware (BIOS or UEFI) installed on your computer's motherboard. Traditionally, this means that you have to restart your computer, manually enter the BIOS and check the version information that is displayed. It is just one way of doing it and not the quickest. If you use a Windows computer, there are several other ways of finding out its BIOS or UEFI version, and you can see them all in this article:
Local Group Policy Editor is a Windows tool used by IT administrators. It is mostly unknown to casual computer users. Local Group Policy Editor lets you control the sign-in and shutdown processes, the settings and the apps that users are allowed to change or use, in Windows. This can be useful if you want to manage rules for the other users of your computer. Read on to find out what exactly the Local Group Policy is and how you can work with Local Group Policy Editor:
SIM cards usually require a PIN (Personal Identification Number) to unlock and connect to the mobile carriers, so that you can make phone calls and use the internet. SIM PINs are a security feature that protects unauthorized people from using your SIM card in situations such as when your phone is stolen or lost. However, some people do not want this feature on, while others want to change the default PIN assigned by their mobile carrier and set their own. If you own an iPhone or an iPad and you want to change or remove the SIM PIN for it, read this tutorial, and find out how:
Local Group Policy Editor enables a power user to control what the other users are allowed to do in Windows. You can control the sign-in and shutdown processes, the settings and the apps that users are allowed to change or use. The tool itself is rather hidden from view in Windows, and you need to know how to access it. We have put together in this tutorial a comprehensive list of methods for accessing it so that you can choose the one that is most convenient:
Do you need a quick and easy way to schedule when your Windows computer or device shuts down or restarts? Do you want to schedule other things like when it enters Sleep mode? Maybe you do not want to bother with complicated tools like the Task Scheduler or the Command Prompt. We have found a way to do all this, with the help of a simple app called Simple Shutdown Scheduler that is free to download and use. Here is how it works:
If Windows 10 breaks and nothing seems to work well anymore, you might be tempted to contemplate reinstalling it from scratch. However, that would mean that you must go through a rather elaborate process to save your files and then to reinstall Windows 10. Fortunately, you do not have to do so, because Windows 10 gives you the option to reset it to its initial state and keep your personal files in the process. The advantage is that it is a lot faster than formatting your system partition and installing Windows 10 from scratch. Resetting can also improve the performance of your Windows 10.
Windows 10 is used on hundreds of millions of computers and devices. To change its settings, you need to use the Settings app, which replaces the old Control Panel. If you need to familiarize yourself with it and learn how to open Settings in Windows 10, read this tutorial and see all the methods to open it: