Articles in Category: Windows 10
On the surface, signing into Windows using a PIN feels less secure than a traditional password. It’s possible it’s more secure.
Windows 10 changed how to modify default programs, forcing you to make the choice explicitly.
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.
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.
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.
Using OneDrive is up to you — but here’s why I absolutely recommend it.
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.
“Reset your PC” is an option within Windows to return Windows itself to its initial state. I’ll walk through the steps.
The latest major update to Windows 10 has an issue that’s preventing wider rollout. I’ll review what it is, and what to do.
Changing the default browser used to be simple — and then along came malware. It’s still easy to change the default browser; it’s just different.
Windows Update seems less than reliable. How can you prepare for what may or may not happen without tearing your hair out?
The October 2018 Windows 10 Update is apparently deleting some people’s files. Here’s how to prepare and protect yourself.
I prefer Windows 10 Professional edition. Here’s what I consider the important differences between Windows 10 Home and Pro.
So-called “problems” with your Microsoft account may refer to Windows, or to other applications on your system.
A peek into my priorities as I install apps and make changes after a Windows 10 reset.
A new icon has appeared on the Windows 10 taskbar. I’ll review what it is and how to make it go away.
Fast startup optimizes boot-time speed, and is an occasional suspect in boot-time problems. Turn fast startup off to get clues.
There are a couple of ways to report Windows 10 issues. One involves searching for an answer, and the other is a tool built into Windows 10 itself.
“App” and “application” are two terms that in years past have been used interchangeably to refer to computer programs. In Windows 10, the difference between them has become significant.
While the Windows 10 free upgrade offer expires July 29, it turns out there are a couple of approaches that, while they are a little bit of work, can save the free upgrade so you can use it after the deadline has passed. There are the normal number of caveats and possible issues, but if … Read more
The most common question related to Windows 10 seems to be “Should I upgrade?” I’ll cover my recommendations.
It may be possible to block Windows 10 – both the unwanted download of the operating system and the annoying reminders – with this handy utility.
It appears Microsoft may be pushing Windows 10 to machines even when it hasn’t been requested. That’s just wrong, and I’ll show you how to stop it.
We’ll look at how to review and adjust privacy settings in several areas of Win10.
After updating to Windows 10, many users find that they must sign in to Windows using a password, even if they previously did not. I’ll show you how to sign in to Windows 10 automatically.
Windows 10 privacy seems to be somewhat of an oxymoron, at least on its initial release. I’ll review choices you can make at setup to retain some control.
Windows 10 has been criticised for encroaching on users privacy. Is it an issue? Is Microsoft being evil? Or is it something else?
Windows 10 peer-to-peer sharing (or “delivery optimization”) is a technology used to make updates quicker and more reliable. Unfortunately, it does come with some risk.
Windows 10 will be free for one year after it’s release. But what does that really mean? I’ll look at what we do and don’t know for sure.
Two techniques to remove the Windows 10 offer icon, including a more generally useful approach to notification icons.
Many people are having second thoughts about accepting the offer to reserve their Windows 10 update. I’ll show you how to cancel the reservation.
Windows 10 is coming. I talk about it a little, and make recommendations about what you should do.
A suspicious-looking icon that invites you to Get Windows 10 – is it legit, and should you?