User Accounts and Family Safety
In certain situations, you may need to extract a list with all the user accounts that exist on a Windows device. Or you may want to know the hidden user accounts that exist alongside your user account. To help you out, we compiled a list of four methods that you can use to see all the users, including the hidden ones created by Windows or third-party apps that you installed. Here they are:
Microsoft offers two-step verification for your Microsoft account. However, when you try to enable it, the company tries to force you into using their Microsoft Authenticator app. While using this app has some benefits, some users might prefer using another two-step verification app, like Google Authenticator. Here is how to enable two-step verification for your Microsoft account and use any third-party authenticator app you prefer and how to turn it off, when you no longer want to use two-step verification:
If you are not the only person using your computer, you might want to limit the amount of storage space that every user can use. If you do that, you ensure that the storage space on a specific drive or partition is never filled up by only one user account. Everybody has their personal space to fill, and nobody can trespass his or her limits. In Windows, this is called disk quotas, and, in this tutorial, we show you how to use quotas to limit the space of each user:
No matter whether you use Windows 7, Windows 10 or Windows 8.1, you may want to login without entering a password, while keeping your existing user account password. You may have a long password, and you are using a PC where only you have access. If this is what you want, then you are in luck. With the help of a hidden Windows app named netplwiz, you can set Windows to automatically log you in, without typing the password, each time you start your PC. Here is how it is done:
When someone is visiting for a while and needs access to your Windows computer or tablet, you should not give away your user account details. The best thing you can do is enable the Guest account in Windows and have your visitor use it. This keeps your private files and system settings safe and does not make you look like a bad person. :) In this guide, we will explain what a Guest account is and how to enable it in Windows 7 and Windows 8.1, and how to turn it off when you no longer need it. We will also show you how to create a standard Visitor account with some limitations in Windows 10 because, unfortunately, this operating system does not allow you to use a limited Guest account.
Each SIM card you plug into a smartphone or tablet has a PIN code. For your device to use the SIM card, you need to enter its PIN. Some mobile providers use standard PIN codes for all their SIM cards, like 0000 or 1234. Others generate unique PIN codes for each SIM. Whatever the case, you may want to personalize this PIN code and use one you want. Or, you may want to disable having to enter the SIM PIN each time you start your device. Read this tutorial and see how both tasks are performed:
Did you know that you can check whether your Microsoft account was hacked by someone else? If you suspect that another person is using your Skype, your Outlook email service, your Xbox ID, or your Microsoft account, you can find the real answer in minutes. Here is what you can do to discover whether you have been hacked or not and how to prevent being hacked in the future:
Whatever you want to do with Android, there is most probably a feature for it, and if there is no built-in feature, then there is undoubtedly an app for it. However, without a Google Account set up with the Android operating system of your mobile device, these features and apps are out of your reach. Android relies on your Google Account to be able to do all it can do for you. So how can you pair a Google Account with your Android-powered device? Read on through this tutorial to find out how to do it, both on a brand new Android device that you just bought, as well as on an Android device that you have used for a while and is already configured.
Have you bought an Android smartphone and you want to use it? Then you need a Google account. Do you watch videos on YouTube and want to subscribe to your favorite channels? You need a Google account. Have you received a Chromebook and you want to use it? Again, you need a Google account. For those of you who want to create a Google account, we have the perfect tutorial to guide you in creating it:
Do you know where Windows stores passwords and login details that you save when using this operating system? For example, you access a network share and you type a username and password, in order to access it. When you do that, Windows stores those details for later use. It does that in a hidden desktop app named Credential Manager. Here is how to find this app, how to see which credentials are stored by Windows and how to manage them: