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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.

System Restore

How to configure System Restore in Windows 10

  • tutorial
  • Codrut Neagu
  • 10.09.2020
While having the ability to restore your system from a restore point is one of Windows' most useful features, it may be that some people will want to turn it off for all or some of their partitions. Others may wish to change how much...
Microsoft

How to add a Microsoft account to Windows 10

  • tutorial
  • Codrut Neagu
  • 07.09.2020
When you install Windows 10 or set it up for the first time, the operating system invites you to create a Microsoft account. However, during the setup process, you only get to configure one Microsoft account. What if you need to use more than one...
System Properties

The Windows 10 workgroup and how to change it

  • tutorial
  • Diana Ann Roe
  • 02.09.2020
The Windows 10 workgroup is a simple way to link together a small number of computers and devices, which makes it ideal for home networks, as well as small offices and businesses. If you want to facilitate sharing resources (files, printers, etc.) with other devices...
System Restore

What is System Restore and 4 ways to use it

  • tutorial
  • Codrut Neagu
  • 01.09.2020
System Restore is one of those Windows apps that can be categorized as being an "oldie but goldie." If something suddenly stops working as it should or if your Windows 10 PC breaks down without notice, you'll want to know about System Restore and how...
BitLocker

How to remove BitLocker To Go from a USB drive

  • tutorial
  • Ciprian Adrian Rusen
  • 28.08.2020
BitLocker To Go is useful when you want to protect the data on your removable drives (USB memory sticks, external hard disks, etc.). Though it can be helpful, it may not appeal to all users, because it asks you for a password each time you...
System Restore

3 ways to create a restore point in Windows 10

  • tutorial
  • Codrut Neagu
  • 25.08.2020
When your Windows 10 machine breaks and refuses to work, System Restore is one of those lifesaving tools that makes you thankful they exist. That's because you can use it to repair your PC if you've created a system restore point before it started to...
Text

How to select or highlight text in Windows

  • tutorial
  • Diana Ann Roe
  • 24.08.2020
It is hard to ignore the usefulness of selecting text efficiently in Windows, especially if you use Microsoft's Word, WordPad, or Notepad on a daily basis. After all, highlighting a fragment is always the first step, regardless of what you want to do with that...
Windows apps

When was a program or app installed in Windows 10?

  • tutorial
  • Ciprian Adrian Rusen
  • 20.08.2020
You may have your Windows 10 computer or device for a long time. It has many apps and programs installed, and you don't even remember when they got there in the first place. Do you want to find out when an application was installed in...
Windows Settings

15 ways to open Windows 10 Settings

  • tutorial
  • Ciprian Adrian Rusen
  • 13.08.2020
The Settings app is the place where you customize how Windows 10 works in detail. You can install devices from it, change the keyboard language, the desktop wallpaper, update Windows 10, or configure its privacy settings. To change Windows 10 settings and personalize it as...
Cryptography

How to encrypt a system partition with BitLocker in Windows 10

  • tutorial
  • Codrut Neagu
  • 10.08.2020
BitLocker Drive Encryption is one of the most used encryption solutions for Windows. It's a security tool found in Windows 10 Pro and Enterprise editions that helps protect your data from unauthorized access. It does that by allowing you to encrypt system partitions, as well...
System Restore

2 ways to enable System Restore in Windows 10

  • tutorial
  • Codrut Neagu
  • 06.08.2020
System Restore is an old feature that has been present in Windows operating systems for a long time. However, it's still useful today on modern Windows 10 operating systems. It's one of those tools that can save you a lot of time and headaches when...
File Explorer

How to change a folder's view template in Windows 10's File Explorer

  • tutorial
  • Diana Ann Roe
  • 05.08.2020
In Windows 10, you can use one of the five built-in view templates to have File Explorer display a folder's contents just the way you like them. This helps you optimize the way you see the files stored in that folder for increased efficiency and...
BitLocker

Get access to a BitLocker-encrypted USB drive when you forget its password

  • tutorial
  • Codrut Neagu
  • 05.08.2020
You've encrypted your flash drive using BitLocker To Go, and now your data is safe from prying eyes. To anyone without your password, your files are garbled beyond comprehension. Unfortunately, if you lose your BitLocker password, your data stays just as indecipherable to you as...
Icons

How to change a folder icon in Windows 10 in 3 easy steps

  • tutorial
  • Diana Ann Roe
  • 04.08.2020
Changing a folder icon in Windows 10 can help you identify and locate it faster, allowing you to customize each folder according to your style. Not to mention, it breaks up the monotony of yellow folder icons on your Windows 10 computer or device. Change...
BitLocker

3 ways to access BitLocker in Windows

  • tutorial
  • Codrut Neagu
  • 03.08.2020
BitLocker is one of the most straightforward tools that you can use on Windows computers to encrypt and protect your files and folders from unauthorized access. It's available in Windows 10 (Pro and Enterprise editions), as well as Windows 7 (Enterprise and Ultimate editions), but...
PDF file

3 ways to make a PDF smaller

  • tutorial
  • Codrut Neagu
  • 31.07.2020
Adobe's PDF (Portable Document Format) files are used everywhere on the internet for sharing all kinds of documents. PDF files are designed to include text formatting and pictures that are displayed the same way on any computer or device, regardless of its type, hardware, or...
BitLocker To Go

How to unlock a BitLocker USB drive or external hard drive

  • tutorial
  • Ciprian Adrian Rusen
  • 29.07.2020
Protecting the data on your external hard drive or USB memory stick with BitLocker To Go is a smart move to ensure that your files are not available to anyone who gets their hands on your drive. While it does take a while for BitLocker...