User Accounts and Family Safety
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:
Many people hate passwords because they are long, hard to remember, they have to be complex and so on. To keep your security at a decent level and make it faster for you to sign in, Microsoft has created several authentication methods for Windows 10. You can use your user account password, and you can also create a short PIN to sign in or a picture password on which you draw quick gestures. Here’s how to create a PIN and a picture password, and how to use them to log into Windows 10:
Most people are not the only users of their computers and devices. Whether you have a little brother or a little sister, or one of your grandparents wants to experience the new world of technology, because they are not familiar with these devices, they could cause real damage to your operating system. For this situation and many other circumstances, Windows 10 allows you to create a separate user account for each user so that each has their files, settings, and apps. If your Windows 10 computer has multiple user accounts on it, here’s how to switch between user accounts in just a couple of seconds:
For reasons known only to Microsoft, they decided to remove the Guest account from Windows 10. As of July 2015, starting with build 10159, this feature is gone from Windows 10, without much of an explanation from Microsoft. Even though this feature is removed from Windows 10, you will find several websites promising multiple ways of enabling the Guest account in Windows 10. The trouble is that all these methods don’t work or they work but they create a standard local user account, instead of a real Guest account. Here’s why the most popular solutions on the web don’t work, what happens when you “enable” the Guest account in Windows 10 and how to clean up the problems you’ve generated for yourself when doing so: