Windows 10

How to Download Windows 10 Spotlight/Lock Screen Images

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If you’re using Windows 10, you’ve probably noticed that the lock screen usually displays a really nice background image that is automatically chosen from Bing and automatically sized for your desktop screen. If you have a high-resolution monitor, the feature works especially well. On a 4K or WQHD (2560×1440) monitor, the high-resolution images look absolutely […]

How to Add a Wireless or Network Printer in Windows 10

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Just got a new wireless or network printer for your home or office and need to install it on Windows 10? Compared to the old days, adding printers in Windows nowadays is usually a pretty easy process, as long as the printer isn’t ancient. I’ve actually already talked about installing printers before, but my previous […]

Adjust Windows 10 Firewall Rules & Settings

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In Windows 10, the Windows Firewall hasn’t changed very much since Vista. Overall, it’s pretty much the same. Inbound connections to programs are blocked unless they are on the allowed list. Outbound connections are not blocked if they do not match a rule. You also have a Public and Private network profile for the firewall […]

Troubleshoot 100% Disk Usage in Windows 10

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I recently wrote about troubleshooting Windows 10 freezing issues and in this post I’ll be talking about troubleshooting another fairly common issue, which is disk usage showing 100% all the time. I’ve noticed that this condition is especially true on laptops. Normally, the disk usage will go up to or close to 100% for a […]

Troubleshoot Windows 10 Freezing or Locking Up Randomly

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Over the last year, I’ve been running Windows 10 on about 4 PCs and really haven’t run into much trouble until recently. A few days ago, I started having a strange issue where my Windows 10 PC would freeze up randomly, eventually forcing me to perform a hard reset on the system. What’s strange is […]

The Easiest Way to Clean Install Windows 10

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Up till now, if you wanted to start fresh with your Windows 10 PC, you had one of two options: reset your PC or download the Windows 10 ISO and reinstall the operating system manually. In a previous post, I wrote about how you can restore Windows to factory settings, but this really only resets […]

Sync Bookmarks and Reading List in Microsoft Edge

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If you are an avid Google Chrome user, you’re probably familiar with the built-in syncing feature that is tied to your Google account. With Chrome, a whole lot of data gets synced including your installed extensions, auto-fill data, bookmarks, credit cards, passwords, history, settings, themes, and even open tabs. Of course, all of this gets […]

Top 10 Keyboard Shortcuts for Windows 10

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I’ve been using Windows 10 for over 6 months now and it’s way better than Windows 8. I use it on my main computer and have been fairly happy with it overall. Just having the Start Menu back was probably the best thing Microsoft did. Nowadays, I’m trying to become more of a power user, […]

The Best Utilities to Customize Windows 10

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By itself, Windows 10 doesn’t look so bad. It’s got a modern interface where everything is mostly flat and colorful. The Start Menu is a mix of Windows 7 and Windows 8. The taskbar is simple and straight-forward. The desktop consists of your icons and a wallpaper. For most people, the default settings are just […]

[Guide] How to Secure Windows 10

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If you’ve recently bought a Windows 10 machine or upgraded your PC to Windows 10, you might be wondering how secure the operating system is. Luckily, by default, Windows 10 is more secure than Windows 7 and Windows 8.1. It has a lot of new security features that help block viruses and malware infections. This is […]