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Tutorials, how-to guides, and blog posts about using Windows. How to use laptops, tablets, PCs, and other gadgets with Windows.

How to check the Windows 10 version, OS build, edition, or type

We know that Windows 10 is the last edition of Windows That is easy, but new versions of Windows 10 pop up for download and installation each year We’ve had Windows 10 with Anniversary Update, November 2019 Update, October 2020 Update, and many other feature updates What do all...

How to test your RAM with the Windows Memory Diagnostic tool

RAM can cause some of the most frustrating computer problems Symptoms can be diverse and somewhat random: you may encounter high system instability, data corruption, or unexplained behaviors that leave you puzzled When you have problems like these, it is a good idea to test the RAM...

12 ways to start the Windows Memory Diagnostic troubleshooting app

Windows Memory Diagnostic is a troubleshooting tool that is less known by Windows users That's because it can come in handy only when you have problems with your computer's RAM or experience random reboots and system instability One possible cause for such problems may be faulty RAM...

What is Bluetooth? How to get Bluetooth on a PC

Many people visiting our website are interested in tutorials about using Bluetooth technology If you want to know what Bluetooth is, the different versions of implementations that exist, how Bluetooth came to life, and how to get Bluetooth on a computer with Windows, read this...

How to open, unmount, or permanently attach a VHD file in Windows 10

Windows 10 has an excellent tool for managing your drives and partitions, called Disk Management One of its best features is that it allows you to mount and unmount VHD files so that you can work with them as you need In this guide, we show you how to attach and detach Virtual Hard...

How to turn off Chrome notifications: All you need to know

Do you want to stop Google Chrome notifications Are you wondering how to turn off notifications in Chrome and use your PC without interruptions While you might find it useful to get updates from your favorite websites, allowing too many of them can feel like Google Chrome...

How to add or remove Windows 10 Start Menu folders

By default, Windows 10 displays a couple of folders on the Start Menu’s left side column, for easy access Few people know that this list of folders is editable, and you can easily add or remove folders to or from the Start Menu The procedure is not complicated at all, and all you...

How to run commands from File Explorer in Windows 10

File Explorer is one of the core apps of Windows 10 It is the place you go to when you need to manage your files and folders However, File Explorer also has some other hidden capabilities One spectacular feature is the fact that Windows 10 lets you run commands directly from File...

How to buy Steam gift cards or Steam games from Amazon

Do you have an Amazon gift card that you want to use for buying Steam games or credit on your Steam wallet Do you want to buy a Steam gift card from Amazon Both scenarios are possible, but some things are a bit more complicated than you would expect And it doesn’t even matter if...

How to change the PowerPoint Slide Size: All you need to know

It’s always a good idea to know how to change Slide Size in PowerPoint, as you might have to adapt your presentation to different devices Did you know that the default size of a PowerPoint slide depends on the version of the program you’re using That’s another reason why the...

7 alternatives to Microsoft Paint

Who doesn't know what Paint is It has been around since you had your first Windows computer Unfortunately, all those years that passed did not bring that many significant changes to this application Maybe you have some great memories of using it, but we think it is time to try...

How to print on Windows (Ctrl + P)

Do you need to know how to print on Windows 10, or Windows 7, from any app you might be using Although printing is not as easy as it should be, it is not overly complicated either It all depends on the version of Windows that you use, whether you use apps designed for touchscreens or...

How to add a local printer on your Windows 10 computer, using a USB cable

Printers are a familiar presence in homes and offices all over the world To be able to print anything on your printer, you must connect it to your computer and install it The most common way to do that is by using a USB cable If you do not know how to do it, this guide is for you: we...

How to use the Show or hide updates tool to stop a Windows 10 update

Knowing how to stop a Windows 10 update with the “Show or hide updates” tool can save you a lot of trouble if an automatic download causes system instability or crashes Microsoft developed the “Show or hide updates” tool to fix existing issues caused by faulty updates or...

MSI GE66 Raider 10SGS review: Powerful gaming laptop with a Sci-Fi design

MSI just launched a new premium gaming laptop called the MSI GE66 Raider 10SGS It's a high-end device that's available in a multitude of configurations We got a sample that featured an Intel Core i9-10980HK processor, 32 GB of DDR4 RAM, and the best mobile graphics card these days:...

How to connect to an FTP server in Windows 10, from File Explorer

Did you know that Windows 10 includes a built-in FTP client It might come as a surprise, but we’re talking about File Explorer! One of the lesser-known features available in File Explorer is that it can handle connections to FTP servers You can use File Explorer to do all the file...