Windows 10

OTT Guide to Backups, System Images and Recovery in Windows 10

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Just about all new versions of Windows have many components that are taken from previous versions of the OS. Most of the time, it’s a better version of the old software. Sometimes, like in Windows 8, multiple versions of the same feature are included and it can make things worse. Lastly, some features from older […]

10 Awesome Windows 10 Registry Hacks You Might Not Know

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As Windows 10 gains a bigger market share over the next few years, you can be sure there are going to be a lot of ways to customize or tweak the registry! A lot of visual and under-the-hood changes can only be done via the registry. In this article, I’ll show you 10 cool registry […]

How to Use the Windows 10 Camera App

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Windows 10 has an app called Camera that lets you use your webcam to record videos and take photos. It’s definitely better than having to download spyware/malware-ridden third-party webcam recording software. In this article, I’ll walk you through the process of using the app and adjusting the various settings. One of the problems with the […]

How to Add Network Folders to the Windows Search Index

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In Windows 10, the default search function indexes your Internet Explorer history, Start Menu, and the entire users folder on the system partition. What if you want to add a network folder to the search index in Windows 10? For example, let’s say you have a NAS (network attached storage) device and you have a […]

How to Setup Gmail in Windows 10

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If you’re running Windows 10, you might be happy to know that there is now a simple and elegant way to view your Google email, contacts and calendar using built-in store apps rather than using Outlook. Outlook is a great email client for corporate employees, but I’m not a big fan of it for my […]

Change from Public to Private Network in Windows 7, 8 and 10

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In Windows, when you connect to a wireless network, it will either register it as a Public network or a Private network. Private networks are basically home and work whereas public networks are anywhere else, which you don’t trust. Sometimes Windows detects a private network as a public one and vice versa. You can manually […]

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 […]

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 […]