Regular data backups are an important part of our digital lives because the computer electronics cannot be trusted and can get damaged at any time. There are a huge number of data backup solutions available for Windows, including Microsoft’s own SyncToy. Each backup and sync program has some unique features that others don’t have. This […]
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If you have bought a new computer from a store, you’d know how it is to turn on the computer only to find out that it is crammed with many extra and useless software. This is one of the most frustrating complaints that people have had against computer manufacturers, and one of the reasons I […]
You might have heard that many people are having issues recovering their data when some of the hard drive becomes corrupt. Having one partition is often more detrimental than you think. Your computer could benefit in multiple ways from a multi-partition system, perhaps more ways than you think. You can turn your computer into a […]
We’ve come to the 15th week running of Ask a Windows Expert, where you ask a question and we get an expert on the case to give you a fully-researched and concise answer to your issues or curiosities. No matter how complex the question, our answers will always cover everything that you need to know […]
Windows 8 includes a new metro interface which is optimized for touch screen. It makes use of the screen in order to perform different tasks. For example, if you drag your mouse to any of the screen corners, Windows 8 will let you do a specific task. Crusper is a small application that can enable […]
There comes a time in one person’s life, when he or she makes a paramount discovery of certain settings, features, or tweaks of Windows 7 that open doors to a brand new lifestyle. That moment could be now for you, depending on whether you know absolutely everything about your operating system or not. This is the […]
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 […]
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.