Articles tagged: Windows 10

Tip of the Day: Projector Mode

How to Get File Explorer to Display Details by Default

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.

Tip of the Day: Clean Up Quick Actions

Why You’re Being Warned About Windows 10 End of Service and What to Do About It

Windows 10 warns when it’s coming to “end of service”, but what does that mean if Windows 10 is always being updated?

Tip of the Day: CTRL+ALT+DEL

Tip of the Day: Turn Off Hibernate (and Free Up Some Disk Space)

How to Back Up Before a Windows 10 Upgrade

Always back up before a Windows 10 upgrade, update, or reinstall. Create a full system image backup of up your entire machine.

How Do I Report a Bug in Windows 10?

It’s easy to report a bug in Windows 10. The question is, is it worth your time?

How Do I Make Sure Windows 10 is Up to Date?

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.

Tip of the Day: Dump the Fax

Tip of the Day: Airplane Mode Is for More Than Airplanes

Fix Printer Problems with an Uninstall and Reinstall in Windows 10

“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.

Tip of the Day: Side-by-side Windows

Avoiding Windows 10 Update Restarts at Inopportune Times – Simple Solutions Avoiding Hacks

Windows Update has been known to cause Windows restarts at inopportune times. I’ll outline the approach I recommend to keep restarts in control.

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

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 2021? 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 10? Or Windows 7?

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.