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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 start Windows 11's Safe Mode with Command Prompt

How to start Windows 11's Safe Mode with Command Prompt

Being able to work in Safe Mode is essential when you have no other option for troubleshooting Windows 11 issues or boot failures. As Safe Mode loads only the most basic components required for the operating system to start, it can help you a lot in finding and resolving problems on your computer. Moreover, if you suspect some graphical user interface issues affect the loading
How to open File Explorer in Windows (12 ways)

How to open File Explorer in Windows (12 ways)

File Explorer is one of the most used apps in Windows 10 and Windows 11. Whether you need to open, copy, delete, or move files, there is always one thing you have to do first: open the File Explorer. So, I thought it would be an excellent idea to write this roundup article, showing all the ways to open File Explorer in Windows 10 and
How to create a Windows recovery USB drive

How to create a Windows recovery USB drive

When Windows crashes because of a faulty update or when it doesn’t boot correctly, you can try fixing it with a recovery USB drive. Creating a recovery drive involves plugging a USB memory stick into a working Windows computer and running the Recovery Media Creator wizard. Here’s how it all works and how to create a recovery USB drive that works on any PC with
How to show the desktop on a Windows 10 computer

How to show the desktop on a Windows 10 computer

The desktop is the home base for many Windows 10 users, and there are several ways to access it. Even if you don’t store files and folders on it, you can switch to the desktop to quickly hide your screen’s contents. All your app windows are minimized when you do that, and the desktop is shown instead. In this tutorial, I’ll tell you six ways
Windows 10 Update Assistant: Upgrade Windows 10 to the latest version!

Windows 10 Update Assistant: Upgrade Windows 10 to the latest version!

After ending support for the 21H2 Home and Pro editions of Windows 10 back in January 2023, Microsoft has announced that support for Windows 10 21H2 Enterprise and Education will run out on June 10th, 2024. If, for any reason, you haven’t upgraded to the latest 22H2 version of Windows 10, which was released way back in October 2022, your only choice is to upgrade
How to use Nearby sharing in Windows 11 and Windows 10

How to use Nearby sharing in Windows 11 and Windows 10

Nearby sharing is a feature that allows you to share documents, photos, links, and more with other devices that are close by, over Bluetooth and Wi-Fi. Instead of cumbersome sharing methods like email attachments, cloud storage, or USB memory sticks, you can use Nearby sharing to quickly and easily send or receive content. Oh, and it works with both Windows 10 and Windows 11 computers
ASUS ROG Strix Scope II 96 Wireless review: Precision in a compact layout

ASUS ROG Strix Scope II 96 Wireless review: Precision in a compact layout

If you’re looking for a wireless gaming keyboard with top-notch performance, durability, and plenty of customization options, you may want to take a look at the ASUS ROG Strix Scope II 96 Wireless. This mechanical keyboard is silent, it offers multiple connectivity options, it has a relatively compact layout, per-key RGB lighting, high-quality switches, and a detachable wrist rest. After using it for a while,
Windows 8.1 settings: How to open PC Settings

Windows 8.1 settings: How to open PC Settings

Windows 8.1 has reached its end of support on January 10th, 2023. However, this doesn’t mean all laptops and devices with this operating system are gone. Many people are still using them, and those that do often ask themselves: How do I get to my PC Settings? To help them out, we decided to update this 10-year-old guide, and provide people with the most comprehensive
What is Safe Mode on a Windows computer?

What is Safe Mode on a Windows computer?

You may be familiar with the term Safe Mode in Windows, but do you know what it means and what it does? Do you want to learn more about it and how it differs from regular Windows? What about the differences between the three Safe Modes available on Windows operating systems? To get answers to all these questions, read this article: What is Safe
How to get Gmail as a desktop app for Windows

How to get Gmail as a desktop app for Windows

Google doesn’t offer an official Gmail desktop app for managing emails on Windows computers. However, with just a few clicks or taps, you can get your own Gmail app for Windows 10 or Windows 11. You’ll need to use a web browser like Google Chrome or Microsoft Edge, but it will give you a native app-like experience for accessing Gmail on your computer. Here’s how
What is the latest version of Windows 10? Check your Windows 10 version

What is the latest version of Windows 10? Check your Windows 10 version

The latest version of Windows 10 is 22H2, build number 19045, and it was released on October 18th, 2022. This is the last version of Windows 10, and Microsoft will end its support on October 14th, 2025. Until that happens, you may want to check your Windows 10 version to find out whether you’re using the latest build number. Or you may want to know
Wi-Fi Sense is gone. What is and how to enable Hotspot 2.0 in Windows 10

Wi-Fi Sense is gone. What is and how to enable Hotspot 2.0 in Windows 10

Years ago, Wi-Fi Sense allowed Windows 10 devices to connect to public wireless hotspots. It’s gone now, but today, we have Hotspot 2.0, which makes connecting to public hotspots not only easier and faster but also more secure. Do you want to know more about Wi-Fi Sense and Hotspot 2.0? If you do, read on, and you’ll find out why you should use Hotspot 2.0
How to install Windows 10 from a USB drive, DVD, or ISO

How to install Windows 10 from a USB drive, DVD, or ISO

Windows 10 is used on over a billion computers and devices, and many users want to install it independently. One way is to use a USB memory stick with the Windows 10 setup, a disc (like a DVD or CD), or an ISO file with the installation. The installation process is the same regardless of the source you use. This guide shows you how to
Razer Basilisk V3 Pro review: Razer’s best gaming mouse yet?

Razer Basilisk V3 Pro review: Razer’s best gaming mouse yet?

Razer’s Basilisk V3 Pro goes against the recent trend of lightweight gaming mice, offering an all-inclusive experience. With features like Qi wireless charging, RGB lighting, a 30K DPI sensor, and an impressively fast scrolling wheel, this mouse seems made for those who are seeking high-end specs, as well as comfort and reliability. Yes, it has a premium price, but it’s Razer’s most advanced mouse to
How to turn off Safe Mode in Windows

How to turn off 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 operating system... or can you? Read this article to learn four methods of turning off Safe Mode in Windows
How to open Settings in Windows 10 (on a laptop, PC, or tablet)

How to open Settings in Windows 10 (on a laptop, PC, or tablet)

The Settings app in Windows 10 is the modern replacement for the dated Control Panel that we’ve been accustomed to since the good old days of Windows XP. Its purpose is to help us configure how the operating system works on our machines. Therefore, if you have a Windows 10 laptop, PC, or tablet, you must know how to open Settings. Maybe you want something
What is the Device Manager and what is it used for?

What is the Device Manager and what is it used for?

Did you hear about the Device Manager? Do you know what it is and what it’s used for in Windows operating systems? With just a few clicks or taps, Device Manager lets you see and manage all the hardware installed on your Windows PC or device, view the devices for which you did not install appropriate drivers, and also see and manage “hidden” devices. If
How to open Microsoft Edge in Windows (10 ways)

How to open Microsoft Edge in Windows (10 ways)

Both Windows 10 and Windows 11 come with Microsoft Edge as their default web browser. If you’re already using it as your main browser or if you’re trying out Microsoft Edge, it’s essential to know the most convenient ways to open it. Though launching Edge is easy and intuitive, there are situations when you can’t find its shortcut or when using the one at hand