Windows

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

Review ESET Internet Security: Powerful and easy to use!

The world we live in is more connected than ever. Whether you use your computer for remote work, gaming, or simply browsing the web looking for multimedia content, it’s inevitable that, sooner rather than later, you’ll stumble upon malicious websites or even malware. To be...

How to use the Microsoft Store in Windows without a Microsoft account

Back when Windows 10 was released, Microsoft used to force users to sign into their Microsoft accounts before they could download and install apps and games from the Microsoft Store. Luckily, that is a thing of the past. Do you want to download apps from Microsoft Store...

How to create a System Repair disc in Windows 10 and Windows 11

If you want to repair a malfunctioning computer with Windows 10 or Windows 11 installed, you need a USB recovery drive or a repair disc. Most people prefer using USB memory sticks to create such drives. However, if you still have a computer laying around with a DVD or Blu-Ray drive...

How to restore the desktop icons in Windows 10 and Windows 11

You could be wondering how to restore the desktop icons in Windows 10 or Windows 11 for several reasons. Maybe all your icons are missing from the Windows desktop, in which case showing them again can be done easily with a couple of clicks or taps. Or perhaps you want to restore your...

9 ways to open the Microsoft Store in Windows

Whether you’re looking for a game to play with your friends or a program to help you with your job, Microsoft Store is a great place to download or buy apps for your Windows PC or your Xbox. In this article, we show you nine ways to access Microsoft Store in...

What is the Local Group Policy Editor, and how do I use it?

The Local Group Policy Editor is a Windows tool most often used by IT administrators to quickly change settings for computers in a network. However, the Local Group Policy Editor also lets you control many settings related to your computer and the local user...

5 ways to open the Windows Defender Firewall

As part of its built-in security suite, both Windows 11 and Windows 10 offer a powerful firewall application named Windows Defender Firewall. Whether you want to turn off the Windows Firewall or just to make sure it is running to protect your PC, you first need to...

7 ways to switch the user in Windows 11

Having multiple users on a Windows 11 computer is a great way to make sure each person who uses the computer has a pleasant experience while using it. Keeping files, settings, and apps separated helps with security and privacy, so it’s a good idea to have multiple user accounts if...

How to install Windows 11 on any (unsupported) PC or virtual machine

You’ve probably heard of the steep system requirements of Windows 11. You can’t install it on an unsupported computer - one that doesn’t have TPM 2.0, Secure Boot, or enough RAM. This checklist leaves many on the outside, theoretically unable to install Windows 11. However, the...

How to open Photos in Windows 10 and Windows 11 (10 ways)

The Photos app in Windows 10 and Windows 11 makes it easier than ever to view, browse, and organize the digital pictures on your device. On top of that, the app lets you do some basic editing of your photos and even create your own montages. However, you first need to know...

How to tell what Windows I have (11 ways)

How do you tell which Windows you have? The answer to this question is not rocket science. It is not even a complicated thing to do. However, it is a question you may have to answer so that you receive technical support with a problem you have. If you have handled Windows devices...

How to open the Local Group Policy Editor in Windows

The Local Group Policy Editor enables a power user to control a large number of settings in Windows. You can control the sign-in and shutdown processes, the features and the apps that users are allowed to access, and you can do so using a simple interface that offers lots of...

How much is Windows 10? Where to buy Windows 10 Pro or Home?

Do you want to buy Windows 10 and to know its price? Do you need help deciding whether to buy Windows 10 Pro or Home? Do you want to purchase a Windows 10 product key or an upgrade code? If the answer is yes to any of these questions, you’ve arrived at the right article. To help...

How to set Windows and app permissions in Windows 11

Windows 11 includes many features and settings, and some of them can be looked upon as intrusive by privacy-concerned folks. The good news is that Windows 11 also provides us with plenty of switches and settings that let us control what hardware devices and what features Windows 11...

6 ways to restore the original MAC address of your network card

There are times when you might want or have to change the MAC address of your network adapter so that you can connect to certain networks. However, what do you do when you have to restore the original MAC address, and you do not know what that was? Fortunately, you can quickly...

How to add or remove desktop icons (shortcuts) in Windows

While shortcuts are useful, knowing how to add and how to remove icons from your desktop helps you avoid clutter and keep everything tidy. Showing only one icon by default, Windows 10 and Windows 11 appear to encourage a “clean” desktop, but you can add as many shortcuts as you...