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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 enter BIOS in Windows 10

How to enter BIOS in Windows 10

While most users never have to do this, there are times when you need to know how to enter the BIOS on your Windows 10 PC, laptop, or tablet. The UEFI BIOS in Windows 10 is the first software to run on your computer and controls the way the hardware works. It also lets you access and configure the settings of the device's components. This
How to make a Windows Defender Offline scan

How to make a Windows Defender Offline scan

There are times when your computers and devices may be infected by malware that is difficult to remove with traditional antivirus. On other occasions, the malware blocks the installation of any antivirus, and you cannot remove it manually. In such delicate situations, you need to boot an antivirus in a safe recovery environment, to have it running before the operating system is loaded. This is
How to share folders, files, and libraries with the network, in Windows

How to share folders, files, and libraries with the network, in Windows

A lot of people have several computers in their homes and workplaces. If you're one of them, then you may need to share folders, files, and libraries with other users and computers on the same network. Unfortunately, many don't know how to share something on their network, and use other, clunkier methods for sharing, like e-mail. Here is how to use Windows' sharing wizard to
Protect your PC with Windows Security alongside a third-party antivirus

Protect your PC with Windows Security alongside a third-party antivirus

In general, we recommend installing security suites on Windows 10 PCs, from the likes of Bitdefender, ESET, or F-Secure. They usually provide more features and better antivirus protection than the built-in Microsoft Defender Antivirus found in Windows Security. The thing is that, when you install a third-party Windows antivirus, the Microsoft Defender Antivirus gets disabled. This happens because simultaneously running two antiviruses is a recipe
How to login to Windows 10 with a PIN? How to change the login PIN?

How to login to Windows 10 with a PIN? How to change the login PIN?

People hate passwords because they are long, hard to remember, and preferably unique. To keep your security at a decent level and make it faster for you to sign in, Microsoft has created several authentication methods for Windows 10. One of the fastest is the PIN. In Windows 10, you can create a PIN and use it to login quicker than typing a password. Here
The Windows 10 Timeline and how to make the most of it

The Windows 10 Timeline and how to make the most of it

The Windows 10 Timeline is meant to improve your workflow by allowing you to quickly resume tasks previously started on your Microsoft account. The days of searching for those files you edited last week are over, because the Windows Timeline remembers them for you and lets you access them with one click or tap. And you can do that on any device, as long as
How to create a screensaver with IrfanView, in Windows

How to create a screensaver with IrfanView, in Windows

The quest to find good screensavers seems to be quite daunting these days because either you cannot find something you like or the things you find are full of malware. So, let us show you a different direction, in which we help you create a great screensaver with your own photos. In Windows, it is possible to create an SCR file from images (personalized screensaver)
How to use multiple desktops in Windows 10: All you need to know

How to use multiple desktops in Windows 10: All you need to know

Using multiple virtual desktops in Windows 10 helps you organize your tasks better, allowing you to avoid clutter and distractions while focusing on a specific activity. You can group the apps needed for your current work project on one virtual desktop, have your mail and social media open on another, and plan your upcoming vacation on a third desktop. If you're constantly trying to find
What is Task View in Windows 10 and how to use it

What is Task View in Windows 10 and how to use it

Task View brings multitasking to a whole new level in Windows 10. You can use the feature to access and manage open app windows on multiple virtual desktops, compartmentalizing different tasks for better focus. On top of that, Task View's Timeline improves workflow by allowing you to easily resume activities started on your Microsoft account. Continue reading to find out what Task View is and
How to use the Windows USB/DVD Download Tool

How to use the Windows USB/DVD Download Tool

Do you need to create a bootable USB memory stick or a bootable DVD with the Windows installation kit on it? Do you want to use tools that are compatible with any modern Windows version, such as Windows 10, Windows 7, or Windows 8.1? Luckily, Microsoft offers such free tools for all these Windows versions, and they are easy to use and work great. One
OneDrive's Recycle Bin: How to recover deleted files

OneDrive's Recycle Bin: How to recover deleted files

Did you know that OneDrive has a Recycle Bin folder, just like Windows 10 does? That folder stores the files deleted from any of your OneDrive synchronized devices for 30 days after you removed them. You can then use the Recycle Bin to "undelete" your files and recover them when required. Here's how to access OneDrive's Recycle Bin and how to use it to restore
What is Notepad? 9 things you can use it for!

What is Notepad? 9 things you can use it for!

You've probably seen Notepad on your Windows computer or device. Did you wonder about what it is and what it does? This is a very old app that has been present in Windows operating systems for decades. Although it keeps mostly the same appearance in all Windows versions, lately, in Windows 10, it has received more attention from Microsoft. In this article, we're going to
How to download and install iCloud for Windows

How to download and install iCloud for Windows

If you're the proud owner of one or more Apple devices such as an iPhone, iPad, or a Mac, iCloud is something you probably rely upon. Do you also use a Windows 10 or Windows 7 PC? Would you like to get easy access to your iCloud files from it? Fortunately, Apple provides us with an app called iCloud for Windows, which we can use
5 ways to double-click with a single click in Windows

5 ways to double-click with a single click in Windows

Are you tired of opening files and folders in Windows by double-clicking or double-tapping on them? Do you want to open them like you do on your smartphone, with a click or a tap? You can do that if you change a particular setting in Windows. In this guide, we share five ways in which you can make your mouse double click on a single
5 ways to recover deleted files from the Recycle Bin in Windows 10

5 ways to recover deleted files from the Recycle Bin in Windows 10

In Windows 10, it's easy to recover deleted files from the Recycle Bin and restore them to their original location. If you removed something deliberately or accidentally from your PC and need it back later, there are five ways to recover deleted files from the Recycle Bin in Windows 10. This tutorial illustrates everything you need to access, find, and recover deleted files and folders
How to change the User Account Control (UAC) level in Windows 10

How to change the User Account Control (UAC) level in Windows 10

Did you know you can modify the User Account Control (UAC) settings to change the security level in Windows 10? Although most users are barely aware of its existence, the Windows 10 User Account Control (UAC) is a core security feature that prevents apps from making unauthorized changes to your computer or device. Read this guide to learn how to change the UAC notification levels
8 ways to close apps in Windows 10 like a Pro

8 ways to close apps in Windows 10 like a Pro

Windows 10 offers several options to close apps using your mouse, keyboard, or touchscreen. We recommend closing any app you no longer need to prevent it from using system resources or cluttering the screen. This tutorial illustrates how to close apps in Windows 10 using touch, the mouse, or the keyboard, and it applies to both computers, laptops, and Windows 10 tablets, like the Surface