Have you ever struggled with storage space on your computer? A new Storage Sense feature can automatically clean Windows 10 of unused files. Learn how to use it here.
Let’s say you want to edit a file, but Windows tells you that another process has “locked” it. How do you unlock “in-use” files in Windows? Let’s find out.
If you received the “Access denied” errors while modifying some system files in Windows, you can manually take ownership of files and folders to override the user permission.
Windows 10 likes to put the computer to sleep if you leave it idle for too long. Learn how you can stop Windows 10 from sleeping and locking up your computer.
Sometime you may just want to reset your Windows 10 to the factory settings. Here is how you can create a reset recovery image and use it to reset your PC.
When dealing with lots of media files, you can increase the icon cache in Windows so the File explorer won’t freeze while generating preview thumbnails.
You may have seen a new app appear on your computer called “Paint 3D.” Is this just a revamped version of Paint, or is it something else entirely? Let’s find out.
There are plenty of reasons why a computer freezes. Here are 9 causes of a freezing computer and what you can do to prevent it.
If you grew up playing board games, then you will also love these board games for Windows 10. Check out some of the best board games for Windows here.
Sometimes the Action Center in Windows 10 can become unresponsive. Here are some simple methods you can try to make the Action Center work again.
Windows 10 includes some fairly advanced backup features. Here is how you can use the new backup features to create a Windows 10 backup to a network drive.
Microsoft released DirectX 12 with new features and developments. Find out the differences between DirectX 11 and DirectX 12.
You can download plenty of Windows 10 themes from the Windows Store, but if you are keen to, here’s how you can create your own Windows 10 custom themes.
Microsoft added a new dynamic lock feature in Windows Creators Update. Learn how you can auto lock your PC when your phone is out of range.
A faulty driver can cause a lot of trouble for a computer. Learn how you can use the built-in Driver Verifier to check for bad drivers in Windows.
Windows Live Mail help is particularly in need now that Microsoft has phased out the Windows Live Essentials. Here are solutions to common WLM problems.
Looking for an advanced screen recording program for Windows with tons of features and an affordable price tag? Chech out Action! Screen Recorder.
In addition to your phone and tablet, you can now download movies from Netflix on your desktop/laptop too. Here’s how you can download movies from Netflix on Windows 10.
There is no hard-and-fast way to check motherboard health, but here’s a list of things you can keep an eye on to see if your motherboard is working fine.
SMB version 1 is the protocol loophole that resulted in WannaCry ransomware and Petya wiper. Here’s how to disable SMBv1 in Windows.
By default, videos recorded using Game DVR are stored in the “Videos” folder. Here is how you can change the Game DVR folder in Windows 10.
Windows To Go allows you to install a fully-functional Windows system onto a USB flash drive. Learn how to create a portable Windows system to use on any computer.
Cortana in Windows 10 can help you with plenty of tasks, except for shutting down and restarting your PC. Here’s a trick to get Cortana to shut down your PC.
There was a complete makeover to the regular Windows Defender in Windows Creators Update. Learn how you can get the old Windows Defender’s interface back.
The Quick Launch bar in Windows XP allows users to quickly access frequently used apps and files. Learn how you can get it back in Windows 10.
Microsoft removed the Control Panel option from the Power User menu (“Win + X” menu). Here is how you can re-enable it and show the Control Panel option in the Win+X menu.
With Microsoft releasing Windows 10 S as a budget laptop, you might wonder whether to get ChromeOS or Windows 10 S. Let’s find out their differences.
Do you use multiple email clients on your computer and want to browse your email archive across these clients? Learn how to master desktop email search with these tips.
Making the Start menu transparent lets you read text on a document behind it. Here is how you can increase the transparency of the Start Menu.
Windows 10 has added native support for PDF, which means you can now easily save files as PDFs without additional software. Learn how to do it here.
Installing ESET’s NOD 32 or Smart Security is easy, but uninstalling them is not. Here’s how you can remove ESET’s NOD 32 or Smart Security in Windows 10
For documents downloaded from the Web, Microsoft Office will show a Protected View status. Here is how you can disable Protected View in Microsoft Office.
Ransomware is on the rise. If you are affected by ransomware, here are some free ransomware decryption tools that can help you get your data back.
Have you ever wondered why you are using the 32-bit version of Windows 10 while your PC supports 64-bit? Learn how to easily upgrade from 32-bit to 64-bit Windows.
By default, Windows doesn’t allow you to change the icon associated with a file type. Here is how you can change the icon of a file type in Windows.
If you are not using the Fast User Switching feature or if you think it is not for you, here’s how to disable the fast user switching feature in Windows 10.
There are myriad reasons why you want to block a website from loading. Here is a simple way to block a website in Windows 10 without using any third-party software.
Emojis used to be only available on mobile but have now found their place on desktops. If you’re on Windows 10, here’s how you can use emojis in Windows 10.
Windows automatically compresses the wallpaper image and reduces its quality. Here’s how to disable wallpaper compression in Windows 10.
If you need to shift from macOS to Windows, here are some of the best Windows 10 apps you can install to recreate the Mac experience in Windows.
There are plenty of things that Cortana can do, and you probably haven’t had the time to figure them out. Here are a few tips and tricks for Cortana that you can master easily.
Windows automatically adds a lock icon to your encrypted folders to differentiate them from the rest. Here’s how you can remove the lock icon on encrypted folders in Windows.
For those who are privacy conscious and who don’t want Windows to automatically generate a thumbnail for files, here’s how to disable image preview thumbnails in Windows.
By default, Windows doesn’t allow you to pin custom folders to the taskbar except for File Explorer. Here’s a simple hack you can use to pin custom folders to the taskbar.
Windows’ automatic maintenance can cause the system to become incredibly sluggish and unresponsive. Here’s how to disable Windows maintenance.
Microsoft added a Game Mode feature in Windows 10 Creators Update to make gaming faster and smoother. Here’s how you can turn on Game Mode in Windows 10.
Everyone loves to have a lasting battery life for their laptop. Windows 10 comes with a “Battery Saver” function to help you improve laptop battery life.
The Windows Creators’ Update is out, and it includes some bits and bobs that will make your life that much easier. Here are some of the best features of the Creators’ Update.
There are times when you might want to pause system updates for a period of time. Learn how you can easily defer or pause Windows 10 update.
If you have the required hardware, you can activate Windows Hello and log in to Windows using your fingerprint or face. Learn how to set up and use Windows Hello.