Articles tagged: Windows 10
Exactly how long Windows 10 will be supported has changed since its original release. The original expectations were unrealistic at best.
Windows 11 has been announced to much fanfare, hype, and confusion. Windows 11 certainly isn’t ready for prime time, and likely not ready for you.
The release of Windows 11 proved the statement that Windows 10 would be the last version of Windows to be wrong. But was it a lie?
Windows Update generally works. Here’s the successful approach I took when it didn’t.
The best way to prepare for needing an installation disc is to create one before you need it. I’ll review some approaches.
Windows 10 privacy seems to be somewhat of an oxymoron, at least based on reputation. I’ll review the choices you can make at setup to retain some control.
Taskbar and Start button disappeared? We’ll look at solutions for several reasons why this might happen.
Windows File Explorer defaults to a simple view of files on your machine that isn’t secure. Changes these settings as soon as you can.
Windows 10 warns when it’s coming to “end of service”, but what does that mean if Windows 10 is always being updated?
Always back up before a Windows 10 upgrade, update, or reinstall. Create a full system image backup of up your entire machine.
It’s easy to report a bug in Windows 10. The question is, is it worth your time?
The best way to make sure Windows 10 is up to date is to let it do the job for you automatically. I’ll discuss why you want it to and what options you have.
“Reformat and reinstall” just your printer, and you may find that things start working again. It’s a safe and easy first step to fixing printer issues.
Windows Update has been known to cause Windows restarts at inopportune times. I’ll outline the approach I recommend to keep restarts in control.
There are a several approaches to getting the latest Windows 10 update. I’ll describe them and show you what I recommend, what I use, and what those who simply can’t wait should do.
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 when they’re running low on disk space.
We need updates, yet they can cause problems. How aggressively should you update your Windows 10 machine?
It would be good to know if your computer meets Windows 10 minimum requirements before installation. I have a recommendation on how to proceed.
I walk through my initial customizations of a Windows 10 Home machine, including Start menu, Task bar, Notification area, and more.
Using multiple desktops can be a great way to organize your work, and keep you focused on the task at hand.
Yes, it’ll be possible to keep using Windows 7 after it’s no longer supported. However, doing so safely will depend on you.
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.
There are several options to extend the life of an older machine, depending on its capabilities.
Officially Windows 10 is no longer free, but there remains at least one unofficial scenario that may allow you to upgrade for free.
The end-of-support date for Windows 10 is now based on the release date of the feature update you last installed.
Windows startup is a complex process further complicated by the number of programs that add themselves to the list. Paring it down takes work.