Windows 10 gives people a few options to scan with Windows Defender. When you start using Windows 10, you’d be forgiven for wondering where the Windows Defender is and if it is even working. But in truth, all versions of Windows 10 do come with a built-in anti-virus just as it did with all versions […]
The Windows series’ of operating systems are developed by Microsoft and are the most popular desktop operating systems in the world. While the versions of Windows have differed over the years to try to provide what was best with the current day technology, each one has come with a graphical user interface and a desktop so users can view files and folders.
Part of what makes these Windows operating systems so popular is the wide variety of each version. For example, with the latest Windows 10 operating system, you can buy a Home version, Pro version, Education version, and Enterprise version. The idea here is to offer something for people’s computers at home and the working professionals.
Windows operating systems are very popular to use for businesses and companies because of their “Group Policies” that allow administrators to manage lots of different users, the user’s permissions and the overall computer’s configuration.
Every time you use the Windows 10 operating system, processes are running in the background. A process is something that is currently running–be it an app or program if it’s running, then it’s going to be showing up as a process in the Task Manager. The Task Manager offers a way for you to manage […]
The Microsoft Windows Anniversary Update arrived exactly one year after the original release of the operating system, and it brought with it many great new features. Starting with Windows 10 build 14371, the operating system now has a new feature to link a Microsoft account to the digital license. (The digital license that Microsoft is referring […]
The Windows 10 operating system always has services running in the background. These services are similar to daemon processes in UNIX-like operating systems. These services in Windows 10 play an integral role in the core of the operating system. The services look after things like error reporting, file serving, event logging, printing, and cryptography. Sometimes […]
Most techies will always use the Command Prompt to some degree. It’s the same as using the Terminal in Mac or Linux operating systems. Basically, instead of browsing through the operating system to try to do something, the Command Prompt allows you to enter commands and then have them executed by the command line. Advanced […]
Screen savers were popular with older versions of Windows operating systems such as when Windows XP first came out well over a decade ago now. The reason they were popular then was because they prevented screen burn. Since screen technology has changed and screen burns are no longer a thing, the screen saver option isn’t […]
Windows 10 does with heaps of customization options so you have an abundance of tweaks you can make to the operating system, so it better suits your needs. One of the areas that can be customized is the templates for the drives, libraries, and folders. These are options you have from the File Explorer that […]
The first settings menu to break away from the settings coming from the Control Panel began in Windows 8. The Windows developers have taken things considerably further again in the new Windows 10 where it appears as though they intended to phase out the older Control Panel and eventually replace it all with the new […]
A user account is something that we all have to have when we use the Windows 10 operating system. If you have managed to log into Windows 10 without creating an account, then it is only because you are using someone else’s account. Otherwise, it wouldn’t be possible. There are two types of user accounts […]
Most people don’t need to worry about a product key with the latest version of Windows because the vast majority of individuals updated automatically with Windows Update to free copies. However, if you were to have bought Windows 10 versions from a store and installed it that way instead, you need to enter a product […]
Earlier versions of the Windows operating system came with a “Favorites” section from the File Explorer. In Windows 10 that has now been replaced by the “Quick Access” menu. For all intensive purposes, the new name is better than the older name because there was no reason to be restricting the “Favorites” section to only […]
Whenever you create a shortcut in Windows 10, you get an arrow icon on the logo of the shortcut to let you know that it is, in fact, a shortcut. You probably have a few desktop shortcut icons available on your computer right now. These shortcuts can be links to files, folders or even shortcuts […]
The Advanced Host Controller Interface, otherwise known as AHCI, makes Native Command Queuing and hot-swapping possible when you use SATA Serial-ATA host controllers. Most of the computers you get today come with AHCI available by default, but sometimes people set up the Windows operating systems to feature IDE instead. If you are one of those […]
The lock screen is your portal to the Windows 10 operating system. For security reasons, Windows deploys a lock screen, and it’s here where you sign into your Microsoft account or the local user account. Technically, you don’t see the lock screen unless you have been using the computer for a while and then it […]
Every time you buy a new computer that runs on a version of the Windows operating system, the first person to set up the computer gets control of the “Administrator” account. That administrator can then assign the same administrator permissions to another user, or they can assign a standard user account to another user—if the […]
Many modern-day devices running on Windows 10 are now coming with Windows Hello—a new friendly winking face gesture feature that allows people to sign in with facial recognition instead of a password. Another thing that Windows Hello offers is the chance for you to set up a PIN code. The PIN is 4 digits long […]
One of the features you get with Windows 10 is the chance to change a background image. With all versions of the Windows 10 operating system up until the Creators Update, whenever you changed the background image, it would automatically choose the rest of the color of your theme to go with it based on […]
As usual, I started off considerably behind everyone else when it came to watching movies being streamed online. Even though I’m the tech guy who sits down all day writing about tech, I’ve actually been considerably behind most people I know when it comes to using it. Back when the first iPhone came out, I […]
There are many types of things that can be found within the Windows 10 operating system that are regarded as objects—from essential things you need when beginning such as your registry key to other things like files and folders or even a drive. There is always an owner of every object that is created in […]
All versions of the Windows 10 operating system have two ways they block files: by using the Open File — Security Warning and Windows SmartScreen. You can typically get passed the Open File — Security Warning by unchecking the dialog box that says “always ask before opening this file the open file security warning.” The […]