With Windows 10, there are still some things you need a disc in the disk drive for and one of them is when you want to boot to the advanced startup options menu. The advanced startup options is a place where you can begin your journey of trying to figure out how to successfully troubleshoot […]
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.
Part of what makes the Windows 10 operating system so different from anything else we’ve ever seen from the Redmond company is the distribution of applications all over the Start menu. For many, a lot of the apps are just there for looks and don’t really get used at all while others enjoy swapping the […]
If you only use your Windows 10 operating system at home,then you might not know anything about Group Policies. If you use Windows 10 as part of your business, then things might be different. A local Group Policy editor, otherwise known as just gpedit.msc for short, is a Microsoft Management Console (MMC) snap-in to get access to […]
Windows operating systems have something called a Local Group Policy and a Local Group Policy Editor to allow administrators to do the edits within the Local Group Policy. The administrator of Microsoft’s Active Directory network is in charge Group Policy and can issue different configurations for different users who are part of the group. These are […]
The Command Prompt is the command line that allows people to enter codes and execute commands. The Command Prompt in Windows 10 provides access to over 280 commands that anyone can run to perform a variety of different tasks. The Command Prompt has been around since the very beginning in Windows, but to confuse things […]
If you plan on walking away from your PC for a while, it might be best to shut it down completely. That way you don’t use any additional power, and you also preserve the hardware inside your computer so that hardware can hopefully last you longer. Shutting down a computer that is running on a […]
Each computer has a network location. The network location is the type of network the PC is using with a network adapter. There are three types of network locations that are available for the Windows 10 users to choose: public network, a private network, and domain network. By default, you are given the public network. […]
There are quite a few tweaks you can make to the fonts and the font sizes in versions of the Windows 10 operating systems. You can use the ChangeFont tool to change the default Windows 10 font of Tahoma to something different, so it is the main font you see when navigating through Windows. Likewise, […]
One of the simplest tricks you can do with Windows 10 to customize the way it looks is changing the font or the font size. The default font in Windows 10 is Tahoma, but I’ve changed the font on my computer to show Verdana which is why my screenshots look slightly askew to yours. When […]
If you are someone like me, password protecting just about everything you have is of the utmost importance because within the walls of what is being password protected comes some sensitive data that I do not want hackers seeing. Take my emails for example. If I were to open up any three of my primary […]
The Windows Update feature in Windows 10 can be both convenient and frustrating. It’s great to have such easy access to checking for updates, but it’s annoying how each update’s hard to identify since they name them one thing in the media and then offer nothing but build numbers from the Update status. Another annoyance […]
As time goes on, the Windows operating systems help make our lives more efficient. If you are a regular user of Windows computers, then you will no doubt have some applications that you use more than others. Windows developers know this, and that’s part of the reason why they have implemented the chance to have […]
Many people still love the Start menu that Windows 7 produced and prefer installing a tool like Classic Shell on Windows 10 to get it back. Those who liked Windows 8 will like the tiles that are still available from the Windows 10 Start menu that allow you to get access to applications quickly. Tiles […]
Fonts play a significant role in how we perceive what is on our computer screens. You might not realize it, but web developers rely on a bunch of different fonts to help them apply some critical touches to design. If you pay attention when you browse the web, you’ll notice that many websites have a […]
Windows 8 and Windows 8.1 didn’t do very well with consumers because it didn’t come with a Start menu at all. Instead, Windows developers thought it would be best to create more of an operating system that is better suited to mobile devices and have that for the desktop version of Windows too. Windows 10 […]
If there is one version of the Windows operating system that most people believe should never have happened, it is Windows Vista. At one point, Windows fanatics liked to think of Vista as something that was different and not a continuation of Windows XP for businesses when in fact the Windows developers had every intent […]
There are two ways you can sign into your user account on a computer that is running on Microsoft’s Windows 10: by using a Microsoft account or a local account. Most people elect to use the Microsoft account over the local user account because it’s the newer way of doing things and becomes a wise […]
One of the most common things people do when they have a computer turned on is check what time of the day it is by looking at the clock that has always been available in the bottom right-hand corner of the computer’s display. This area is called the system tray in Windows, and it marks […]
The On-Screen Keyboard is the keyboard that you can get access to a variety of ways on any computer that is running on Windows 10. It’s not a very popular keyboard to use since most people can just use the physical keys for the most part instead. It becomes popular when people get stuck and […]
When you first setup the Windows 10 operating system on the computer, you are asked to either create a Microsoft account or log in to an existing one. Once you are inside the Windows 10 operating system, you can choose to exchange that Microsoft account for a local account if you prefer. Regular readers of […]