While reading through forums, I’ve noticed that a ton of people are now using solid state drives (SSDs) instead of hard disk drives (HDDs) for their operating system partition and, sometimes, for the entire computer’s storage. That’s all fine and dandy, but if you run an SSD, you pretty much don’t benefit as much from […]
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Deleting files is as easy as pressing the delete button or selecting delete from the context menu of the selected item, but do you know that a simple delete in Windows doesn’t actually delete the file. It just free up the hard drive space, ready for other files to overwrite it. Until that happens, that […]
Welcome back to another segment of “Ask a Windows Expert,” where you ask a question and we get a Windows expert on the case to research and find an answer to your question. Today, we have an inbox a bit fuller than usual, but we’ve also gotten a lot of questions that do not relate […]
Windows 7 is already a pretty fast operating system, but many things still annoy its users, such as the amount of time it takes to shut down, how it runs certain games, and its inability to use the full potential of the hard drive to transfer files. The truth is we never run out of […]
We’ve already discussed on and on about Windows 8’s features and some of the possible outcomes in the final build of the operating system. However, we haven’t really touched base with many of the possible tweaks that could be done to improve the functionality of the system, particularly when you want Windows 8 to run […]
While the computers are becoming more and more powerful nowadays, the software used to operate the computer are also becoming more and more complex. If you are following the press releases of software companies, we can safely assume that hundreds of new software are released everyday and thousands of already released software are updated to […]
It’s been a rather busy week for us at MakeTechEasier, but we still managed to research your questions and get solid answers for them. We apologize to those whose questions we chose not to answer as they were not Windows-related. If you can rephrase your questions, we’ll get to them in the next week and […]
Social media is an essential part of every business marketing strategy and it’s growing in popularity everyday. Regardless of why you use social media, having it a click away can help you keep tabs on what’s going on in your social circles at a glance. Here’s how you can create social shortcuts on your Windows desktop.
Your life revolves around saving time, whether you like it or not. We’ve previously discussed shortcut keys you can use in Windows 7, but didn’t cover all of them. There’s no way to do this, but we can certainly give you another large list of key combinations you can use to make your life much […]
At this moment, you’re probably satisfied with how Windows 7 runs, but you probably want to squeeze as much juice as you can out of it. Despite the improvements, the operating system still takes up resources that didn’t necessarily have to be used for normal functions. Let’s have a look at a few of those […]
Microsoft releases the SkyDrive desktop app and reduced your storage space from 25GB to 7GB. However, for a limited time, they allow you to restore back to 25GB (or upgrade to 25GB if you are a new user) for free. Here is how it can be done. Grab it while it lasts!
In this week “Ask the Windows Expert” , we answered questions on remove write protection from USB Drive, setting up parental control for kids who built their own PC, blurry screen after system update and many more questions.
Lots of people anticipate Windows 8 because of its integration with SkyDrive, but do you really need to upgrade in order to feel the power of having a cloud storage accessory? We’re going to teach you how to make SkyDrive into your own personal network storage, allowing you to put backups of your website, important […]
Several people are getting upset at some of the changes that Microsoft made in Windows 8, especially those involving the user interface. However, while you poke around the UI, you must not forget that Windows isn’t just a UI. There are several back-end services and features that make the operating system work, some of them […]
Hello, folks! We’re in for another session of “Ask the Windows Expert,” and boy did we hit the aquifer this week! Lots of questions just spilled into our inbox, and we hope to be able to answer them all. As always, we’re happy to answer even the toughest questions that trouble your minds about Windows. […]
We’ve grown to appreciate the success of Microsoft’s Windows 7, but no one – not even Microsoft fanboys – can say that the company has actually done its homework before releasing every product. Some would say that Microsoft has made too many mistakes to continue as a prominent company, but there are those with a […]
Hello again, fellow Windows users! We’re in for another week with “Ask a Windows Expert,” where you ask the questions, and our resident Windows expert gives you fully tested and researched answers. To submit a question to our experts, click the “Ask Our Experts Now!” button on the sidebar at any page of MakeTechEasier, or […]
In the midst of all the recent heavy criticism Microsoft has received since around the year 2000, some people fail to realize that the company has made some heavy contributions that many believe actually come from other sources. In this piece, we will discuss things that Microsoft has done that hasn’t been brought up in many years, or recent things no one noticed about its accomplishments.