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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.

You don’t have to safely remove USB drives from Windows

You don’t have to safely remove USB drives from Windows

  • tutorial
  • Codrut Neagu
  • 22.04.2022
A long, long time ago, the story says, you had to use the “Safely Remove Hardware” option when you wanted to unplug a USB memory stick or eject an external hard drive from Windows. It was something you had to do; otherwise, you risked corrupting...
ASUS TUF Gaming M4 Air mouse review: Lightweight and fast!

ASUS TUF Gaming M4 Air mouse review: Lightweight and fast!

  • review
  • Codrut Neagu
  • 21.04.2022
Some of the best gaming devices and computer accessories I’ve tested in recent years are part of the ASUS TUF lineup. And the latest one on my bench is a strange mouse called the ASUS TUF Gaming M4 Air. Why strange? Just look at the...
What is a network location in Windows?

What is a network location in Windows?

  • misc
  • Codrut Neagu
  • 20.04.2022
What are network locations? You’ve probably heard the term being used in networking guides or regular face-to-face discussions between tech people. Do you want to know what a network location is in Windows, its purpose, and why the network location you set matters? Read this...
Windows icons locations. Where are the default icons found?

Windows icons locations. Where are the default icons found?

  • misc
  • Codrut Neagu
  • 19.04.2022
Whether you want to change the default icon of a certain folder or the icon of a shortcut you have created, you might wonder where you could find new icons. While there are lots of websites that offer custom-made icon sets, you might, however, prefer...
View and change the Windows 7 network location (Home, Work, Public)

View and change the Windows 7 network location (Home, Work, Public)

  • tutorial
  • Codrut Neagu
  • 15.04.2022
The network location in Windows is the setting that tells the operating system whether to make your computer discoverable on the network and whether to share files (or not) with other computers and devices. The user sets the network location when connecting for the first...
How to open the Device Manager in Windows 10 & Windows 11 (14 ways)

How to open the Device Manager in Windows 10 & Windows 11 (14 ways)

  • tutorial
  • Codrut Neagu
  • 13.04.2022
Device Manager is a useful tool that allows you to do things like: find unknown hardware devices, update drivers, disable hardware components from inside your computer, and so on. To use it, you must first know how to open it. To help you, we have...
19 free PC games for Windows to download from Microsoft

19 free PC games for Windows to download from Microsoft

  • misc
  • Codrut Neagu
  • 12.04.2022
We wanted to find the best PC games from the Microsoft Store that are free to download and play. We did plenty of research and rounded up a list of free games that you can get in their full versions for Windows 10 and Windows...
How to change the Windows network profile to Private (or Public)

How to change the Windows network profile to Private (or Public)

  • tutorial
  • Ciprian Adrian Rusen
  • 11.04.2022
When you connect to a new and unknown network in Windows 10 or Windows 11, the operating system sets it as Public which means it doesn’t consider it trustworthy. When the network profile is set to Public, your computer or device is not discoverable on...
How to delete a mapped network drive from Windows (5 ways)

How to delete a mapped network drive from Windows (5 ways)

  • tutorial
  • Codrut Neagu
  • 08.04.2022
Mapping network drives and other locations on your Windows laptop or computer is a good way of keeping remote data at hand in your local area network. However, at some point, you might also want to delete some of these drive mappings and keep only...
How to reset your network adapter(s) in Windows

How to reset your network adapter(s) in Windows

  • tutorial
  • Ciprian Adrian Rusen
  • 07.04.2022
Is your laptop’s Wi-Fi network card no longer working correctly? Are the Ethernet settings on your Windows PC scrambled up, and you can’t make sense of anything? Do you have problems in general with network connectivity on your Windows laptop, PC, or tablet? Then, it...
How to open Notepad in Windows (11 ways)

How to open Notepad in Windows (11 ways)

  • tutorial
  • Codrut Neagu
  • 06.04.2022
Notepad has always been one of the most useful apps in Windows, and that holds true in both Windows 10 and Windows 11. Whenever you need to write a few things, jot down some thoughts, or simply need to get help in Windows, Notepad is...
ASUS ZenScreen Go MB16AWP review: A feature-rich portable monitor

ASUS ZenScreen Go MB16AWP review: A feature-rich portable monitor

  • review
  • Codrut Neagu
  • 05.04.2022
Nowadays, you can find all kinds of portable monitors on the market. They’re great for boosting your productivity on the go but can also be a good match for your home office if you want to create a dual-screen setup for your desktop PC. During...
How to change a drive’s name and icon in Windows

How to change a drive’s name and icon in Windows

  • tutorial
  • Ciprian Adrian Rusen
  • 01.04.2022
Do you have a USB drive for which you want to change the name and icon displayed by Windows in File Explorer? Are you tired of the default drive icons shown by Windows, and you want to change them with custom ones? If the answer...
ViewSonic VX2719-PC-MHD review: Fast, curved, and reasonably priced

ViewSonic VX2719-PC-MHD review: Fast, curved, and reasonably priced

  • review
  • Codrut Neagu
  • 01.04.2022
The gaming monitors market is getting more crowded every day, and while some models are better than others, not that many offer good price-per-performance ratios. One of the monitors I’ve tested recently seems to be just that: an excellent device aimed at gamers, sold for...
What is a Microsoft account? The pros and cons of Microsoft accounts

What is a Microsoft account? The pros and cons of Microsoft accounts

  • misc
  • Ciprian Adrian Rusen
  • 31.03.2022
Are you using a laptop with Windows 10 or a gaming PC with Windows 11? Are you editing documents with Microsoft 365 or synchronizing your files with OneDrive? Do you own an Xbox Series X console? Are you still video conferencing on Skype? If the...
ASUS ROG Desk Mount Kit ACL01 review: Excellent for ROG monitors

ASUS ROG Desk Mount Kit ACL01 review: Excellent for ROG monitors

  • review
  • Codrut Neagu
  • 31.03.2022
There are many models of monitor arms and other types of supports out there. Some are more flexible than others, some more powerful, and some more expensive than you’d think. And some are just great, like the ASUS ROG Desk Mount Kit ACL01. Yes, I...
How to change a shortcut icon in Windows 11 and Windows 10

How to change a shortcut icon in Windows 11 and Windows 10

  • tutorial
  • Diana Ann Roe
  • 29.03.2022
In both Windows 10 and Windows 11, you can change any shortcut icon, whether it's a regular one linking to an app, file, folder, or web page or one of the standard desktop icons. This comes in handy if you dislike the default icon of...