Windows 10

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 […]

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 […]

How to Setup and Use Cortana in Windows 10

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If you’ve been using Windows 10 and haven’t started using Cortana, you may be interested in giving it a try. It’s basically Microsoft’s version of Siri and Google Assistant, but it’s integrated right into Windows. You can ask Cortana questions and it can help you do things on your PC. With each update, Microsoft adds […]

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 […]