Articles tagged: Windows 10
Windows startup is a complex process further complicated by the number of programs that add themselves to the list. Paring it down takes work.
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.
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.
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.
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 using its own built-in tools in eight easy steps. Four bonus steps handle Microsoft’s plans to retire one of those tools.
Updates to Windows seemingly can’t be trusted, and yet they’re forced on us. Something must change.
There are several options to extend the life of an older machine, depending on its capabilities.
My take on the latest Windows update and your options therein.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Partitions may be hidden for good reasons. Here’s how to peek inside.
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.