Late in January 2015, Microsoft’s system chief said in an announcement that Windows 10 will come as a free upgrade. What’s with this change? Let’s find out.
Windows Tips & Tricks
One of the best security practices is to rename the Administrator account to deter attackers. Here’s how to rename the Administrator account in Windows.
If you don’t want Windows to waste your time when you next boot into your system, here is how you can cancel scheduled CHKDSK operations in Windows.
Not everyone finds reading from a computer screen to be easy. Yes, Windows Magnifier exists, and here are 3 more magnifying alternatives you may prefer.
If you are a Windows administrator, it’s only natural to want to restrict users from easily accessing Administrative Tools. This is how to do that.
NirSoft has some of the best free and portable Windows utilities; it’s the perfect software library. Here are 15 NirSoft Utilities for you to check out.
EMET (Enhanced Mitigation Experience Toolkit) is one of the best and lesser known security tools by Microsoft. Here’s an in-depth look at how to use it.
Blocking the installation of external removable devices renders them inaccessible and it is helpful in an organization environment. Here’s how it’s done.
File Manager Gold for Windows 8 brings back the 80-90’s way of navigating the window. Let’s check it out and see how it works.
Microsoft Word comes with options for the Flesch-Kincaid scales to check your document’s readability and complexity. Here is how you can enable it.
Microsoft replaced the classic toolbar UI with the Ribbon UI in Windows 8. For those who don’t like the Ribbon UI, here are a few hacks you can use to restore the classic toolbar UI.
In Windows, you can use the Run commands to quickly access tools and tasks. Here is a good list of useful Run commands to help you be more productive.
Had enough with the default Outlook email client in Windows 8? Here are some native email clients that are available in the Windows store for free. Let’s check them out.
Boot record errors are annoying and can prevent you from booting up your Windows. Here is how you can fix the Windows boot record errors with a command.
If you are in a server environment or want to control device drivers using the command line, DevCon is a good alternative for the regular Device Manager in Windows.
There are a few ways to get the BIOS version information in Windows, namely the command prompt, power shell, registry and System Information tool in Windows. Check out the details here.
Windows has a Snipping Tool that allows you to easily take screenshots. Here is how you can use Snipping Tool to take and edit screenshots.
If you have installed a Windows update and your PC crashes as a result, here is how you can uninstall the Windows Updates and get your system back up and running again.