Windows 10

Troubleshoot Windows 10 Does Not Go to Sleep

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I’ve already written about how to fix issues with Windows 7 not going to sleep and Windows 8 not going to sleep, but I haven’t talked about sleep issues in Windows 10. Due to the wide number of machines and huge variety of hardware that Windows can run on, every single version of Windows will […]

Change Default Search Provider in Microsoft Edge to Google

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Windows 10 comes with an entirely new web browser from Microsoft called Edge. It’s actually surprisingly fast and works with all the websites I normally use. That being said, it also has some really annoying problems. For one, it doesn’t yet support add-ons or extensions, but will soon. Another annoying issue is that it defaults […]

How to Disable Adobe Flash in Microsoft Edge on Windows 10

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If you’re using Windows 10 and Microsoft’s new Edge browser, you might be wondering how you can turn off Adobe Flash? By default, Microsoft Edge has built-in support for Adobe Flash, so it’s basically enabled all the time. If you need to use Flash while browsing the web, then you don’t have to worry about […]

8 Windows 10 Task Manager Tips

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As I mentioned previously in an article comparing Windows 7 to Windows 10, the Task Manager has been completely redesigned. It’s now a lot simpler to use by default, but if you really want to get all the details like before, you can still get those! There are a couple of other little shortcuts and […]

OTT Explains – UAC (User Account Control) in Windows 10

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User Account Control is one of those features in Windows that many people really don’t understand. Most people just find it annoying that you keep getting pop up dialogs asking for permission to do things like install apps, change settings, etc., etc. A lot of people even disable UAC just so they don’t have to […]

5 Ways to Speed up Windows 10

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Windows 10 is pretty darn fast compared to older versions of Windows like Windows Vista and Windows 7, especially on boot up. If you replace your hard drive with an SSD (solid state drive), it’s even more ridiculously fast! But I’m always about optimizing the system to make it even faster! I’ve been using Windows […]

The Online Tech Tips Guide to Chkdsk in Windows 10

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Chkdsk has been one of those great little tools built into just about every version of Windows that help fix NTFS file system errors, corruption in file system metadata, or hard disk errors. Before Windows Vista and Windows 7, chkdsk hadn’t changed much at all. In Windows Vista and 7, there were some significant speed […]

Change Desktop Icon Spacing in Windows 10

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In Windows 10, there is no easy way to adjust the desktop icon spacing as we used to be able to do in Windows 7. There you could go to Personalize, choose Window Color and then click on Change advanced appearance settings. Then the dialog Window Color and Appearance box above would pop up and […]

Check Disk and System Files in Windows 8/10

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If you’re having problems with your Windows install, there are a couple of tools you can use to try and fix the problems. For hard disk errors, you can run check disk (chkdsk) and for corrupt or damaged system files, you can run system file checker (sfc). You can run both from within Windows itself, […]

Mount an ISO Image in Windows 10

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There is one great new feature of Windows 10 that has made life easier for some of us out there: you can now mount ISO images in Windows 10 without any additional third-party software! I’ve played around with mounting various ISO images and so far it works great. Actually, this feature has been around since […]