Articles tagged: Windows 10

Tip of the Day: Find Your Mouse Pointer

Tip of the Day: Control Your Laptop Buttons

Using Disk Cleanup in Windows 10 – Including What to Clean Up

Disk Cleanup in Windows 10 is a handy tool for freeing up space on your hard drive. I’ll show you how it’s done, and what to clean up. It’s one of the first places I recommend people turn to when they’re running low on disk space.

Windows Update

How Important Is It to Seek Out and Take Updates?

We need updates, yet they can cause problems. How aggressively should you update your Windows 10 machine?

How Do I Tell If My Computer Meets Windows 10 Minimum Requirements?

It would be good to know if your computer meets Windows 10 minimum requirements before installation. I have a recommendation on how to proceed.

Customizing Windows 10 - Ask Leo! Live

Customizing Windows 10 – Ask Leo! Live

I walk through my initial customizations of a Windows 10 Home machine, including Start menu, Task bar, Notification area, and more.

Tip Of The Day: More Command History in Command Prompt

Tip Of The Day: File Explorer Views

Tip Of The Day: Password Protect Your Screen Saver

Two desktops

Focus Better with Multiple Desktops

Using multiple desktops can be a great way to organize your work, and keep you focused on the task at hand.

How To Keep Using Windows 7 Safely After Support Ends

Yes, it’ll be possible to keep using Windows 7 after it’s no longer supported. However, doing so safely will depend on you.

How Do I Know What Updates to Install?

Unless you have a specific reason not to, the best approach to taking updates is to take them all. I’ll review why, and how to protect yourself in case something goes wrong.

Will My Old Computer Run Windows 10?

There are several options to extend the life of an older machine, depending on its capabilities.

Is Windows 10 Still Free in 2020? Where to Get It and How To Install It

Officially Windows 10 is no longer free, but there remains at least one unofficial scenario that may allow you to upgrade for free.

Tip of the Day: Pin Common Folders to Start

Tip of the Day: Download the Latest Windows 10 Update

When Does Windows 10 Support End?

The end-of-support date for Windows 10 is now based on the release date of the feature update you last installed.

What Windows Startup Programs Do I Need?

Windows startup is a complex process further complicated by the number of programs that add themselves to the list. Paring it down takes work.

Tip of the Day: Locating Windows Wallpaper

Why is Windows 10 Using More and More RAM?

Software programs, like people, tend to get larger over time. I’ll look at how that happens and a few things you can do to compensate.

Where Can I Download Windows?

You can download Windows versions 7, 8.1, and 10 from legitimate sources. If you have a legal retail product key, this could be your replacement media.

How to Repair a Computer that Only Blue Screens

Blue screens on startup can be difficult to diagnose and recover from. If your machine only blue screens on start up, there are a number of things to try.

Tip of the Day: Update Your Recovery Drive

Open-Shell: Regain Your Start Menu in Windows and Much More

The single biggest complaint about Windows 8 and 10 is the tiled Start menu. Don’t like it? There’s an app for that.

How to Back Up Windows 10

How to back up Windows 10 using its own built-in tools in eight easy steps. Four bonus steps handle Microsoft’s plans to retire one of those tools.

Tip of the Day: Desktop Peek

For those with cluttered (or information-filled) desktops, Desktop Peek is a quick way to see what your running applications otherwise cover.

Tip of the Day: Delay Updates in Windows 10

Microsoft, We Deserve Better

Updates to Windows seemingly can’t be trusted, and yet they’re forced on us. Something must change.

Should I Install the Latest Windows 10 Update?

My take on the latest Windows update and your options therein.

Should I Upgrade to Windows 8.1 Instead of Windows 10?

As Windows 8.1 is “between” Windows 7 and Windows 10, it’s tempting to think it’s a less jarring change. It’s not.

How Do I Reset Windows 10?

“Reset your PC” is an option within Windows to return Windows itself to its initial state. I’ll walk through the steps.

Resetting Windows 10

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How Do I Move the Taskbar Back to the Bottom?

Occasionally, the Windows taskbar can end up on either side (or even the top of) your screen. I’ll show you how to move the taskbar bar back to the bottom.

How Do I Figure Out My Windows Edition?

The “edition” of Windows you’re running — Home, Pro, or others — defines some of the features made available. It’s not difficult to find out which edition you have.

How Do I Change the Default Mail Program in Windows?

The default mail program is used to send email at the request of other programs on your computer or links on web page. If you use a web interface, however, things get tricky.

How Do I Upgrade Windows from 32-bit to 64-bit?

If you have a 64-bit capable machine, you may want to upgrade from 32-bit Windows to 64. Unfortunately, the upgrade, while quite possible, isn’t easy.

Tip of the Day: Log In to Windows 10 Using a Microsoft Account

How Do I Uninstall and Reinstall Internet Explorer in Windows 10?

Because Internet Explorer is really a component of Windows itself, uninstalling and reinstalling, while possible, is somewhat different than other applications and has different implications.

Uninstalling and Reinstalling Internet Explorer in Windows 10

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Tip of the Day: Sign in With a PIN (or Not)

Windows 10 introduced the ability to sign in using a PIN. It’s quick and easy to set up and use.

Tip of The Day: Choose Command Prompt Over PowerShell

How Do I View the Contents of My Hidden D: Drive?

Partitions may be hidden for good reasons. Here’s how to peek inside.

Tip of the Day: Get Classic Skype on Windows 10

Tip of the Day: Turn On (or Off) Password After Sleep or Screensaver

Tip of the Day: Install Acrobat Reader in Windows 10

How Should I Back Up My Computer Before an Operating System Upgrade or Reinstall?

Step one to an operating system upgrade? Create a full system image backup of up your entire machine! Step one to a reinstall? The same.

Tip Of The Day: Executable Properties

Tip of the Day: The PSTools Suite of Command Line Tools

Tip of the Day: Yet Another Way to Open Control Panel

Tip of the Day: Uninstall from the Windows 10 Start Menu