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8 ways to open Disk Management (diskmgmt.msc) in Windows

8 ways to open Disk Management (diskmgmt.msc) in Windows

Disk Management or diskmgmt.msc is one of the oldest tools in Windows. Although Microsoft hasn’t updated it for many many years, you can still find it in Windows 11 and Windows 10. It’s relatively easy to use and helpful when you need to manage the drives and partitions inside your computer without installing more advanced third-party applications. But, before using it, you need to know
How to add clocks to the taskbar in Windows 10 and Windows 11

How to add clocks to the taskbar in Windows 10 and Windows 11

If you need to keep in touch with people from different time zones, you can add two additional clocks to the Windows taskbar to quickly check the time in their part of the world. Having multiple clocks available also comes in handy if you are traveling, as it allows you to schedule calls, meetings, and tasks without having to remember or search for the corresponding
What is your device name or computer name in Windows?

What is your device name or computer name in Windows?

When you install Windows and set up a computer for the first time, the operating system asks you to assign it a name that should be no longer than 15 characters. Since we all have names, our pets have names, and some enthusiasts even name their cars, why not name our computers too? However, you might ask yourself: What is the purpose of a computer
6 ways to find your IP address in Windows

6 ways to find your IP address in Windows

The IP address or Internet Protocol address is a numerical label used in networks to identify and locate network devices, from computers and smartphones to printers, TVs, and other devices. The IP address can be a useful piece of information, especially when you want to set up your home router or connect to other devices on a network. But how do you see a computer’s
What is Open With and how to use it in Windows

What is Open With and how to use it in Windows

Do you want to open a .pdf file with Google Chrome instead of the default app set by Windows? Use Open With. Do you want to see the contents of a file before you run it? Use Open With. You may have noticed the Open with option in most right-click menus from Windows and File Explorer, but do you know what it is and how
What is Miracast, and how do you use it?

What is Miracast, and how do you use it?

At first, there was the HDMI! Well, not really, but HDMI has been the main way of transmitting video and sound from a device to an external TV or monitor for more than a decade now. However, starting a few years back, a new contender appeared, and its name is Miracast - a technology that promises to let you connect your computers and devices to
11 ways to open Computer Management in Windows

11 ways to open Computer Management in Windows

Computer Management is part of many Windows versions, and it’s an old tool that geeks and IT pros appreciate. You can think of this app as a control panel that gives you access to many advanced administration tools: Task Scheduler, Event Viewer, Performance Monitor, Device Manager, Disk Management, Services, and more. When you have to troubleshoot Windows, Computer Management gives you access to many tools
How to wirelessly mirror the screen of your Android on a TV

How to wirelessly mirror the screen of your Android on a TV

Miracast is a great piece of technology, one that, at times, can make your life a lot easier. Whether it’s because you need to make a presentation and the fastest way is to project your device’s screen to a Miracast-enabled projector, or because you want to watch a movie from your smartphone on a large screen TV, Miracast can do all that. Here's how to
How to wirelessly connect and project to a TV from Windows 11

How to wirelessly connect and project to a TV from Windows 11

Do you have a TV with the Android TV operating system on it? Or maybe a Samsung Smart TV with Tizen TV, or an LG Smart TV running on WebOS? The brand doesn’t matter; all Smart TVs allow you to connect wirelessly to them and cast from a laptop, smartphone, or tablet through Miracast - a widely adopted industry standard for wireless projection. Luckily, Windows
How to wirelessly connect and project to a TV from Windows 10

How to wirelessly connect and project to a TV from Windows 10

Do you have a Windows 10 laptop, tablet, or hybrid device and want to mirror your screen to a Smart TV? You can do that with ease, using the Miracast technology built into many modern devices, including Smart TVs from all the major brands (Samsung, LG, Sony, Phillips, etc). Here’s how to connect to a TV wirelessly from Windows 10 and project your screen onto
What is Microsoft Defender? Is this app worth installing?

What is Microsoft Defender? Is this app worth installing?

Microsoft recently released a new app called Microsoft Defender. It’s not a new version of the company’s anti-malware software, and it’s probably something completely different from what you might expect. You’ll be able to get it on Windows, Android, and iOS, and it will theoretically help you manage the security of your devices from a single unified dashboard. Want to know more about it? Read
How to find all the large files on OneDrive

How to find all the large files on OneDrive

OneDrive can handle large files with a size of up to 250 GB each. And depending on your plan, you can have up to 1 TB of storage available or even more. However, storing many large files on OneDrive means your storage space gets filled quickly, and you may soon receive an email about how OneDrive is almost full, and you need to either buy
Use Startup Repair to fix problems that keep Windows from loading

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 tool that can repair your system and save you from having to reset or reinstall the operating
How to test and use your webcam in Windows with the Camera app

How to test and use your webcam in Windows with the Camera app

Many modern devices with Windows 10 or Windows 11 include a webcam, and to use it, you need an app that helps you take pictures, record videos, or stream video while video chatting. For this purpose, Microsoft has built an app called Camera, which is available by default in both Windows 10 and Windows 11. This guide shows you everything you need to know on