Articles tagged: Windows 10

What Windows Startup Programs Do I Need?

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

We All Get Bigger Over Time

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?

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.

Recovery Console

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.

Creating a Recovery Drive in Windows 10

Tip of the Day: Update Your Recovery Drive

Tiled Start Menu in Windows 10

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.

An Eight-Step Back Up Plan Using Windows 10's Built-In Tools

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.

Desktop Peek Control

Tip of the Day: Desktop Peek

Pausing or Delaying Windows Updates

Tip of the Day: Delay Updates in Windows 10

Microsoft, We Deserve Better

Microsoft, We Deserve Better

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

Will My Old Computer Run Windows 10?

Will My Old Computer Run Windows 10?

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

Pausing or Delaying Windows Updates

Should I Install the Latest Windows 10 Update?

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

Windows 8 Start Sceen

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.

Resetting Windows 10

Resetting Windows 10

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Moving the Windows Taskbar Back to the Bottom

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.

Windows 10 Edition in the About page

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.

Choose Default Email Program Windows 10

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.

64-bit OS

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.

Signing In To Windows 10 Using a Microsoft Account

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

IE Uninstall button

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

Uninstalling and Reinstalling Internet Explorer in Windows 10

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PIN Sign-In

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

Replace Command Prompt

Tip of The Day: Choose Command Prompt Over PowerShell

Disk Management interface

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

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

Get Classic Skype

Tip of the Day: Get Classic Skype on Windows 10

options

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

Get Adobe Reader

Tip of the Day: Install Acrobat Reader in Windows 10

Back Up!

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

Control Panel

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

Uninstall on the Start Menu

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

Move, Copy, Make a Shortcut

Tip of the Day: Move, Copy, or Create Shortcut

Windows File Explorer

Tip of the Day: Master File Explorer Columns

Driver Update

Tip of the Day: Use Device Manager to Update Drivers


Tip of the Day: Force a Complete Shutdown in Windows 10

Windows 10 Task Manager

Tip of the Day: Get Even More Info From Windows 10 Task Manager

Device Manager

Tip of the Day: Access Device Manager Quickly

Windows File Explorer

Tip of the Day: View the Full Path in Windows File Explorer

Searching for Settings

Tip of the Day: Search Within Settings

Performance Options

Tip of the Day: Disable Screen Effects for Speed

AutoPlay settings

Tip of the Day: Turn Off or Control AutoPlay in Windows 10

Volume Mixer

Tip of the Day: Quick Access to the Volume Mixer

Taskbar Icons

Tip of the Day: Large and Small Taskbar Icons

Letter to Mom

Tip of the Day: Edit Elsewhere

TAB Key in Action

Tip of the Day: TAB Through Fields

Save As Location

Tip of the Day: Where Does Save Save?

Windows 10 with a solid color desktop

Tip of the Day: a Solid-color Desktop

Set as default output device

Tip of the Day: Change the Output Audio Device