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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 switch to a Windows 11 local account from a Microsoft one

Windows 11, just like Windows 10, wants you to use a Microsoft account on your computers and devices. It’s true that such accounts come with certain advantages like synchronization and built-in support for a wide range of Microsoft services. However, it also means that you might be...

What is Safe Mode?

While it’s likely that you’ve heard about Windows’ Safe Mode, do you know what it is and what it’s used for? Do you want to learn more about it and what it does differently from normal Windows? What about the differences between the three Safe Modes...

What is Ctrl Alt Delete? What does Ctrl Alt Del do?

There’s a very slim chance that you have never heard of Ctrl Alt Delete. Most people encountered it, and many probably use it regularly. However, do you want to learn more about what Ctrl Alt Del is on a keyboard? What it’s used for, and how to send this...

Windows 11 doesn’t require a product key to install and use

Yes, you read that right: you can download, install, and use Windows 11 without a license key. Microsoft doesn’t require you to have one to get Windows 11 on your computer, and it also allows you to use Windows 11 indefinitely, without ever activating your copy. However, a few...

How to open the Task Manager in Windows 11 and Windows 10

Task Manager is a great tool that helps you manage the way apps, processes, and services run on your Windows PC. Before you can work with the Task Manager, you should first know how to open it. In this guide, we show you different ways of running it, whether you use...

How to install Windows 11 in a virtual machine

The best way to test a new operating system without putting your computers at risk is to install and try it on a virtual machine. That’s also true when it comes to Windows 11, Microsoft’s brand new operating system, which, although nice and shiny, comes with plenty of changes and...

How to exit Safe Mode in Windows

Windows Safe Mode is a great way to troubleshoot your computer or device. You can use it to uninstall problematic drivers or programs and to remove stubborn malware. Once you have fixed your Windows problems, you can exit Safe Mode and boot normally into the Windows...

How to make a Windows 11 hotspot

Do you have a Windows 11 laptop, tablet, or maybe even a desktop computer that’s connected to the internet, and you want to share its connection with other wireless devices like your smartphones? In other words, would you like to use your Windows 11 PC as a mobile hotspot? If you...

How to open Command Prompt (14 ways)

Geeks and IT professionals love the Command Prompt (CMD), and for a good reason: it allows you to do many administrative tasks with ease. We think that it is a good idea to make a list of all the fourteen methods we know for opening Command Prompt in Windows so that...

5 things you can do with the Windows 11 Clock app

In Windows 11, Microsoft redesigned the Alarms & Clock app to match the stylish look of the new operating system, while also renaming it to Clock. However, despite its simple name, the app includes a new feature called Focus sessions to help you...

How to remove Windows display languages

Both Windows 11 and Windows 10 are operating systems that allow you to use them in various languages, depending on what you prefer. It’s easy to add a new language pack and get yourself the Windows display language you like and understand. However, sometimes, you might want the...

Windows 11 sucks: 7 reasons why you may not like it

Just like every other operating system made by Microsoft before it, Windows 11 aims to be the best. And to be fair, there are many reasons why it’s great. However, there are also many reasons why Windows 11 sucks. Things that are missing and we had in Windows 10, things that were...

How to use Tracking prevention in Microsoft Edge

Have you ever searched for a product online, only to have advertisements for similar products follow you around on completely unrelated sites? This happens because websites track your internet activity through advertising cookies and other means. If you are concerned about privacy,...

Windows 11's best features: 8 great things about it

Microsoft’s latest operating system, Windows 11, is out and, on top of the stylish user interface and overall appearance, it also brings many other great features and improvements. Before you decide whether to upgrade to Windows 11, we thought you’d like to know what to expect...

3 ways to connect to hidden Wi-Fi networks in Windows 11

Connecting to hidden Wi-Fi networks in Windows 11 is not an easy task. In this tutorial, we explain when it is useful to use a hidden network, what information is required in order to access a hidden Wi-Fi, and how to connect to hidden networks on laptops, tablets, and other devices...

How to change the default browser in Windows 11

Ever since they created Edge, Microsoft has been trying to convince people to use it. The company pulled all the tricks it could think of to make us sway into switching to Microsoft Edge. It tried sending users messages in Windows 10 when they attempted to change...