5 Hard Drive Formatting and Partitioning Utilities

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Formatting hard drives and external hard drives is usually a fairly straightforward process. The two most popular operating systems, Windows and Mac OS both have formatting utilities built-in, which makes formatting external drives even more convenient. However, with all of the different drive manufacturers, interfaces and other compatibility and formatting issues that hard drives can […]

Transfer Files from Windows XP, Vista, 7 or 8 to Windows 10 using Windows Easy Transfer

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Whether you plan to upgrade your Windows XP, Vista, 7 or 8 machine to Windows 10 or buy a new PC with Windows 10 pre-installed, you can use Windows Easy Transfer to copy all your files and settings from your old machine or old version of Windows to your new machine running Windows 10. In […]

How to Prevent Shutdown of a Windows Computer

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If you’re looking for a way to prevent people from shutting down or logging off your Windows machine, you’ve come to the right place. Whatever your reason may be, there are several ways to remove all options for shutting down or logging off a Windows computer. By default, there are several ways to shutdown a […]

Guide to Windows 10 Task Manager – Part III

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In Part I of this series, we went over the Processes, Details, and Services tabs of the Task Manager in Windows 10 and in Part II, we covered the Performance and App History tabs. In this last part, we’re going to talk about the Startup and Users tabs. Startup One of the most important tabs […]

Guide to Windows 10 Task Manager – Part II

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In Part I of this series, we talked about how to open the task manager and went over the Processes, Details and Services tab. In this second part, we’re going to go over the Performance and App History tabs. In Part III, we’ll talk about the Startup and Users tabs. Performance Tab The Performance tab […]

Guide to Windows 10 Task Manager – Part I

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Ever had a program freeze on you that refuses to close or disappear? One annoying problem is when a poorly written application crashes and refuses to be shut down. Or maybe you’ve noticed that your computer is suddenly running very slow, but there’s no clear indication as to why? In that case, you might have a process […]

How to Share WiFi Credentials and Contact Info using QR Codes

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Normally, when someone comes to your house and they ask to connect to your WiFi, you either go find the password if you can’t remember it or you go ahead and manually connect them to the network. In addition, when you meet someone new and want their contact info, you normally exchange numbers, call each […]

Unable to Delete Network Adapter in Windows 10?

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Recently, I uninstalled some VPN software off my system because I was no longer using it, but the virtual network adapter created by the software didn’t get removed automatically. When I tried to delete the network adapter from the list of adapters, the delete option was greyed out. After quite a bit of troubleshooting, I […]

How to Link Windows Product Key to Microsoft Account

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With the latest release of Windows, Windows 10, you can now worry less about keeping track of that pesky little product key that is always so important when activating Windows. Normally, you will never need it anyway, but there are cases when you need to reinstall Windows or change some hardware on your computer and […]

How to Add a Family Member to Your Microsoft Account

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As my daughter gets older and starts using the computer more often, I thought it might be a good idea to create a new account for her so that I can use the parental control features in Windows 10 to keep track of her activities. I had previously written about a third-party program with parental […]