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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.

Windows 11 taskbar

Things you can’t do with the Windows 11 taskbar

  • misc
  • Codrut Neagu
  • 14.11.2023
Windows 11, Microsoft’s latest operating system, comes with a redesigned taskbar that aims to provide a more modern and streamlined user experience paired with a more visually appealing look. However, not everyone is happy with the changes. Some users, including me, are frustrated by the...
Install Windows

How to install Windows 11 from USB, DVD, or ISO

  • tutorial
  • Codrut Neagu
  • 13.11.2023
The latest update for Windows 11, version 23H2, is now available for download and installation. This update brings some minor enhancements to the operating system, building on the Copilot and other AI-based features that were introduced in September. The Windows 11 2023 update also improves...
Christmas

23 cute Christmas wallpapers for your desktop computer in 2023

  • misc
  • Diana Ann Roe
  • 09.11.2023
2024 is just around the corner and, as the winter chill fills the air, you can almost smell the freshly baked cookies and see the twinkling lights. Meanwhile, you could start decorating with a cute Christmas wallpaper for your laptop to get you into that...
ASUS ROG Ryujin III 360 ARGB AIO

ASUS ROG Ryujin III 360 ARGB review: High-performance liquid cooling

  • review
  • Codrut Neagu
  • 08.11.2023
If you’re looking for a top-notch liquid cooling system for your PC, you might want to check out the ASUS ROG Ryujin III 360 ARGB AIO. This is one of the best products in its category, and it offers many benefits for gamers and enthusiasts...
Windows 10 taskbar

How to pin a folder to the taskbar in Windows

  • tutorial
  • Codrut Neagu
  • 07.11.2023
In Windows, it’s easy to pin your apps and programs to the taskbar. However, it’s not as simple to pin folders and add shortcuts on the taskbar for the folders you use the most. While there is a way to pin folders to the taskbar,...
Windows 11 Gallery

How to use the Gallery in Windows 11’s File Explorer

  • tutorial
  • Codrut Neagu
  • 06.11.2023
If you’re using Windows 11 on your computers and you’re storing photos on your PCs, you might be interested in the new Gallery from Windows 11. This is a feature that Microsoft has introduced in File Explorer recently, which now offers a convenient way to...
Windows 11 taskbar

How to show the seconds on your Windows 11 clock

  • tutorial
  • Ciprian Adrian Rusen
  • 03.11.2023
Some people want their Windows 11 clock to show the seconds, not just the hours and minutes, as it does by default. This wasn’t possible in the initial version of Windows 11, but Microsoft added this feature in an update that came out in July...
ASUS TUF Gaming Z790-Pro Wi-Fi

ASUS TUF Gaming Z790-Pro Wi-Fi review: Good for gamers!

  • review
  • Codrut Neagu
  • 02.11.2023
Intel’s 14th-generation Core processors are here. With these new Raptor Lake Refresh CPUs, hardware manufacturers have also released “refreshed” motherboards. 🙂 Though the new processors are compatible with any LGA1700 motherboard, it’s nice to see new models surfacing on the market. One of them is...
OneDrive

How to disable and remove OneDrive from Windows

  • tutorial
  • Ciprian Adrian Rusen
  • 31.10.2023
Many Windows users, myself included, use OneDrive to store their files in the cloud and synchronize them across their computers and devices. However, others don’t, and they are annoyed that OneDrive is everywhere in Windows 10 and Windows 11. If you don’t want OneDrive on...
ASUS Chromebox 5

ASUS Chromebox 5 review: Excellent ChromeOS experience!

  • review
  • Ciprian Adrian Rusen
  • 30.10.2023
Many people and organizations don’t have complicated tech needs. They use several apps, a few web services, some cloud storage solutions and regularly visit a handful of websites. For such users, a simpler PC experience without the hassle of complicated maintenance is a godsend. That’s...
Intel Core i5 14th Gen

Intel Core i5-14600K review: Good but disenchanting…

  • review
  • Codrut Neagu
  • 27.10.2023
Intel just launched its 14th generation of Core processors, a series of desktop CPUs based on the same architecture as the previous 13th generation but with slightly higher clock speeds. Some models, like the Core i7-14700K, also come with more cores and threads. That’s not...
Windows 11 taskbar

How to hide or show the taskbar in Windows 11

  • tutorial
  • Ciprian Adrian Rusen
  • 26.10.2023
Are you using Windows 11 and want to fiddle with the taskbar to change its behavior? Do you want to hide the taskbar at all times so that you won’t see it no matter what you do, whether that’s playing games, browsing the web, or...
Disk Management

How to resize partitions in Windows

  • tutorial
  • Codrut Neagu
  • 25.10.2023
If you have some free space on one of your drives and the partitions on it are too small, you may want to resize them to make them larger. Or maybe you want to resize one of the partitions on your drive to make it...
Windows 11 taskbar

How to add or remove icons or apps from the Windows 11 taskbar

  • tutorial
  • Ciprian Adrian Rusen
  • 24.10.2023
The Windows 11 taskbar looks good but may not include the icons you want. You may need to pin to the taskbar the apps you use frequently or remove icons for apps or Windows features you don’t use. For example, some people do not like...
Keyboard

How to open any program (or app) with a keyboard shortcut in Windows

  • tutorial
  • Ciprian Adrian Rusen
  • 20.10.2023
Do you need to open an app or more using a keyboard shortcut? Luckily, Windows 10 and Windows 11 allow you to set a shortcut key to open any application you want, just like older versions of Windows. There are two methods to do this...
Windows Backup

How to restore a backup made with Windows Backup

  • tutorial
  • Codrut Neagu
  • 19.10.2023
The Windows Backup app for Windows 11 and Windows 10 is not your regular backup solution. It doesn’t allow you to restore your entire system or any specific files, settings, apps, or credentials. The folders you’ve backed up are available directly in your OneDrive cloud...
Environment variables

How to edit, clear, and delete environment variables in Windows

  • tutorial
  • Codrut Neagu
  • 17.10.2023
Environment variables are special settings that store information about the system and the programs installed on it. They can be used to customize the behavior of applications, scripts, and commands. But can environment variables be deleted? The answer is yes, and that’s a good thing,...
Windows Backup

How to make a backup with the new Windows Backup app

  • tutorial
  • Codrut Neagu
  • 16.10.2023
One of the most important tasks that every computer user should do regularly is to back up their data. Backing up your data means creating a copy of your files and settings in a separate location, such as an external hard drive, a cloud service,...