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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.

6 ways to find your IP address in Windows

6 ways to find your IP address in Windows

The IP address or Internet Protocol address is a numerical label used in networks to identify and locate network devices, from computers and smartphones to printers, TVs, and other devices. The IP address can be a useful piece of information, especially when you want to set up your home router or connect to other devices on a network. But how do you see a computer’s
AMD Radeon RX 6800 review: Excellent for gaming in 1440p and above!

AMD Radeon RX 6800 review: Excellent for gaming in 1440p and above!

For me, one of AMD’s most compelling graphics cards these days is the Radeon RX 6800. And, as luck would have it, I got to test it this week. The RX 6800 targets the higher-end section of the gaming market, promising excellent performance in 1440p and even 4K resolutions. Built on the RDNA 2 architecture, it features 16 GB of GDDR6 RAM, fast bandwidth, and
What is Open With and how to use it in Windows

What is Open With and how to use it in Windows

Do you want to open a .pdf file with Google Chrome instead of the default app set by Windows? Use Open With. Do you want to see the contents of a file before you run it? Use Open With. You may have noticed the Open with option in most right-click menus from Windows and File Explorer, but do you know what it is and how
Which browsers are best for your laptop’s battery life in Windows 11?

Which browsers are best for your laptop’s battery life in Windows 11?

If you are a mobile user with a Windows 11 laptop, tablet, or 2-in-1 device, you may want to know which web browser to use to get the maximum battery time possible. To learn which web browser uses the least battery power, I’ve compared all the major browsers (Google Chrome, Microsoft Edge, Opera, and Mozilla Firefox) on two separate Windows 11 devices. Here’s what we’ve
ASUS ROG Zephyrus G14 (2022) review: Powerful, mobile, and beautiful

ASUS ROG Zephyrus G14 (2022) review: Powerful, mobile, and beautiful

The ASUS ROG Zephyrus G14 (2022) is one of the most interesting gaming laptops I’ve tested in a while. Not only does it offer premium high-end hardware, but it also sweetens the pot with a unique customizable AniMe Matrix on its screen lid and by being a very mobile gaming laptop with a smaller than the average screen size of just 14 inches. Pair that
11 ways to open Computer Management in Windows

11 ways to open Computer Management in Windows

Computer Management is part of many Windows versions, and it’s an old tool that geeks and IT pros appreciate. You can think of this app as a control panel that gives you access to many advanced administration tools: Task Scheduler, Event Viewer, Performance Monitor, Device Manager, Disk Management, Services, and more. When you have to troubleshoot Windows, Computer Management gives you access to many tools
How to wirelessly connect and project to a TV from Windows 11

How to wirelessly connect and project to a TV from Windows 11

Do you have a TV with the Android TV operating system on it? Or maybe a Samsung Smart TV with Tizen TV, or an LG Smart TV running on WebOS? The brand doesn’t matter; all Smart TVs allow you to connect wirelessly to them and cast from a laptop, smartphone, or tablet through Miracast - a widely adopted industry standard for wireless projection. Luckily, Windows
How to wirelessly connect and project to a TV from Windows 10

How to wirelessly connect and project to a TV from Windows 10

Do you have a Windows 10 laptop, tablet, or hybrid device and want to mirror your screen to a Smart TV? You can do that with ease, using the Miracast technology built into many modern devices, including Smart TVs from all the major brands (Samsung, LG, Sony, Phillips, etc). Here’s how to connect to a TV wirelessly from Windows 10 and project your screen onto
AMD Ryzen 5 5600 review: Is it a good choice in 2022?

AMD Ryzen 5 5600 review: Is it a good choice in 2022?

2022 has been a bit of a strange year for the processors market. While Intel regained the performance crown with its new and excellent Alder Lake family of processors, AMD released additional models of their Ryzen 5000 processors. Some are faster than their previous iterations, while some are more affordable in terms of price. One of the CPUs that falls in the latter category is
How to find all the large files on OneDrive

How to find all the large files on OneDrive

OneDrive can handle large files with a size of up to 250 GB each. And depending on your plan, you can have up to 1 TB of storage available or even more. However, storing many large files on OneDrive means your storage space gets filled quickly, and you may soon receive an email about how OneDrive is almost full, and you need to either buy
Use Startup Repair to fix problems that keep Windows from loading

Use Startup Repair to fix problems that keep Windows from loading

Is your Windows 10 or Windows 11 computer or device unable to load the operating system successfully? Is Windows reporting missing or damaged system files? If that's the case, you should try to boot from a recovery drive and use the Startup Repair tool. It’s a very helpful tool that can repair your system and save you from having to reset or reinstall the operating
How to test and use your webcam in Windows with the Camera app

How to test and use your webcam in Windows with the Camera app

Many modern devices with Windows 10 or Windows 11 include a webcam, and to use it, you need an app that helps you take pictures, record videos, or stream video while video chatting. For this purpose, Microsoft has built an app called Camera, which is available by default in both Windows 10 and Windows 11. This guide shows you everything you need to know on
How to make OneDrive expiring links: All you need to know

How to make OneDrive expiring links: All you need to know

Ever since 2017, Microsoft has allowed us to share files and folders with others using temporary links that expire at the dates of our choosing. How long do OneDrive links last? By default, they’re going to last forever. But, if you choose to set an expiration date on such a link, that link will become unavailable on that exact date. If you have a Microsoft
How to configure app notification settings in Windows 11

How to configure app notification settings in Windows 11

Some decisions, like choosing to enable or disable notifications in Windows 11 are easy. Others not so much, like when you want notifications but there are too many of them and you need to find a way to filter what and how you get them. Although we can’t help you decide what apps should be allowed to send you notifications, we can show you how
How to use version history in Excel, OneDrive, and Microsoft 365 products

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

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, or PowerPoint work files, as well as PDFs and other types of files, read this guide: How to use
ASUS: What matters most to people when choosing a new laptop?

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

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 demand and expectations in 2022 and beyond. One of the most exciting things presented was the criteria used by people
How to hide or unhide a partition in Windows

How to hide or unhide a partition in Windows

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 in File Explorer and elsewhere on your device. While helpful in restoring your PC, you might not always want to