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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.

Version History

How to use version history in Excel, OneDrive, and Microsoft 365 products

  • tutorial
  • Ciprian Adrian Rusen
  • 24.06.2022
Microsoft offers a version history service for OneDrive, OneDrive for Business, and SharePoint Server. How long older versions are stored, depends on whether you’re using a personal Microsoft 365 subscription or a business one. If you want to restore previous versions of your Excel, Word,...
ASUS Zenbook Pro 14 Duo OLED

ASUS: What matters most to people when choosing a new laptop?

  • misc
  • Ciprian Adrian Rusen
  • 24.06.2022
I was recently invited to attend a local ASUS Intel Performance Day event. The event was hosted by Ivan Besskyi, East EMEA Technical PR Leader at ASUS. He showcased the latest trends in the market and how ASUS and Intel are doing to meet customer...
Partitions and drives

How to hide or unhide a partition in Windows

  • tutorial
  • Codrut Neagu
  • 22.06.2022
If you work with Windows computers and devices that have multiple partitions and drives, you may need to hide a particular partition. For instance, many computer manufacturers create hidden recovery partitions on their devices. However, in certain situations, the recovery partitions might start showing up...
ASUS Mini PC PB62

ASUS Mini PC PB62 review: An excellent choice for businesses

  • review
  • Codrut Neagu
  • 20.06.2022
On top of gaming computers and accessories, ASUS also manufactures small form factor PCs, targeted at various audiences. I’ve recently tested a relatively new model called the ASUS Mini PC PB62. Though it’s a small device, it promises to deliver plenty of power and a...
News and interests

How to remove Weather from the taskbar in Windows

  • tutorial
  • Diana Ann Roe
  • 16.06.2022
Are you wondering how to remove the Weather from the taskbar in Windows 10 or Windows 11? Over time, Microsoft used Windows updates to introduce several controversial elements to its modern operating systems, and one of these elements is the Weather widget. While some, including...
Hidden files

How to see all the hidden files on a Windows computer

  • tutorial
  • Codrut Neagu
  • 15.06.2022
By default, both Windows 10 and Windows 11 hide many files and folders from your view. First of all, they hide any items you’ve set as hidden and those set as hidden by other user accounts, certain apps you installed, and the operating system itself....
ASUS ROG Strix RX 6650 XT Gaming 8GB OC Edition

ASUS ROG Strix RX 6650 XT Gaming 8GB OC Edition review

  • review
  • Codrut Neagu
  • 10.06.2022
During the last months, AMD launched a couple of new graphics cards based on the RDNA2 architecture, with fairly good retail recommended prices. In an attempt to match Nvidia’s propositions, the current AMD gaming GPUs sometimes amaze with their specs, while sometimes not so much....
Hidden files

How to unhide files and folders in Windows

  • tutorial
  • Codrut Neagu
  • 09.06.2022
Hiding important files or folders on your Windows PC can be useful if you want to keep them relatively safe. However, there comes a point when you’ll probably want to unhide those files and/or folders. Fortunately, you can do it just as easily as hiding...
Intel XMP

What is XMP? How to enable XMP to speed up your RAM

  • tutorial
  • Codrut Neagu
  • 08.06.2022
Ever wondered what XMP means and does? Did you read about memory modules that support XMP? Or maybe you’ve heard a friend talk about RAM SPD, JEDEC, overclocking, and XMP? Read on if you want to know more about XMP, what it is, and how...
Intel Core i9 12th Gen

Intel Core i9-12900K review: A beast in every way!

  • review
  • Codrut Neagu
  • 06.06.2022
The 12th generation of Intel processors proved to be a significant leap forward for the silicon giant. After a couple of years of lagging behind AMD, the company is back on track and back in pole position. Its Alder Lake processors are powerful and fast,...
Windows 11 notifications

How to handle Windows 11 notifications like a Pro

  • tutorial
  • Daniel Parchisanu
  • 02.06.2022
Although intended to aid and increase productivity, Windows notifications can easily get overwhelming. What starts as a way to be alerted about important emails, meetings you shouldn’t miss, or messages from friends and family can easily descend into an overwhelming distraction. Too many notifications in...
Command Prompt (CMD)

Repair the EFI Bootloader or the MBR (Master Boot Record) for Windows

  • tutorial
  • Codrut Neagu
  • 01.06.2022
You can use system recovery tools to fix most of your computer problems. However, there are times when you'll need to address such issues manually, for example, when your Windows computer won't boot. In these cases, you can use a tool named Bootrec.exe. It can...
Kingston Fury Renegade SSD

Kingston Fury Renegade SSD review: High-end storage for enthusiasts

  • review
  • Codrut Neagu
  • 31.05.2022
Kingston continues to amaze us with the extremely fast storage devices it designs. The last one, reviewed in this article, is called the Fury Renegade, and its technical specs are, simply put, incredible. It can theoretically read data sequentially at a speed of 7.3 GB/s!...
Hidden files

How to hide files and folders in Windows

  • tutorial
  • Ciprian Adrian Rusen
  • 30.05.2022
If you have some files and folders that you want to keep safe from prying eyes, you might want to hide them so others can’t access them easily. Luckily, Windows allows you to hide all kinds of items, using only built-in tools like File Explorer...
Kingston Fury Beast DDR5-6000

Kingston Fury Beast DDR5-6000 32GB review: It’s super fast!

  • review
  • Codrut Neagu
  • 30.05.2022
DDR5 RAM is slowly but surely going to replace DDR4, and although the prices I’ve seen are still quite high, the good news is that nowadays, it looks like you can actually find DDR5 memory modules in stores. Kingston is one of the companies that...
Personalize Windows 11

How to get a daily Bing Wallpaper in Windows 11 with Windows Spotlight

  • tutorial
  • Ciprian Adrian Rusen
  • 27.05.2022
Until recently, Windows 11 users could use the Windows Spotlight feature to get new Bing Wallpapers only on their Lock Screen. Now they can also use it to get new desktop wallpapers straight from Bing’s database of awesome wallpapers. Here’s how to enable Windows Spotlight...
Steam

How to download, install, and use SteamCMD in Windows

  • tutorial
  • Codrut Neagu
  • 24.05.2022
If you’re a gamer, it’s extremely likely that you’re using Steam to buy and play games on your computer. But did you hear about SteamCMD? Do you want to know what SteamCMD is, how to get it, and how to use it? In this guide,...