How to Keep Everything Updated in Windows 10

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As you may know, updates are critical for keeping your computer safe. Having the latest patches installed protects you from exploits that target older versions, plus it gives you access to current features. Let’s look at how to stay on top of updates in Windows 10 so you don’t miss out on any important fixes. […]

How to Troubleshoot Your Microphone in Windows 10

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Having trouble with your sound input in Windows is extremely frustrating, especially if you frequently join video calls. Thankfully, computer microphone problems usually come down to a few common causes. Let’s look at how to figure out what’s wrong with your microphone in Windows 10 and get it working again. Like all troubleshooting, it’s a […]

How to Change Your Mouse Cursor in Windows 10

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Windows has used the familiar white mouse cursor by default for decades. And while there’s nothing wrong with this, have you ever wished you could change your mouse cursor? Maybe you could work more efficiently with something that’s easier to see, or perhaps you want to customize the cursor just for something new. Thankfully, it’s […]

How to Factory Reset a Windows 10 Computer

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Sometimes, the nuclear option of a full factory reset is the only way to solve certain issues with your computer. While it’s not convenient, knowing how to perform a factory reset is important. Whether you need to resolve a problem or just want a fresh start, here are a few ways to perform a factory […]

How to Manage Startup Programs in Windows 10

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You might know that each time you boot up your computer, certain programs run as soon as you log in. While this is often convenient, having too many programs run at startup can have negative consequences. Let’s look at how to manage startup programs in Windows and how to decide which ones to keep. Review […]

What Is the Microsoft Store on Windows 10?

While looking around Windows 10, you might have noticed an app called the Microsoft Store. What is this for, and why is it included with Windows? Today we’ll look at what the Microsoft Store offers, where it came from, and what it’s good for. What Is the Microsoft Store? The Microsoft Store is a distribution […]

How to Find Out What Version of Windows 10 You Have

Sometimes it’s important to figure out what version of Windows 10 you’re running. Perhaps you want to install some software and need to make sure it’s compatible with your OS. Or maybe  you’re getting help with troubleshooting and the other person wants to know what version of Windows 10 you have. You might know that […]

8 Useful Features in the Windows 10 Settings Menu

While the old Control Panel interface still exists in Windows 10, the main way to control preferences and options is through the Settings app. It holds all kinds of toggles and tweaks to help you make your computer run just as you want it. The Settings app has far too many options to discuss in […]

What’s New in the Windows 10 May 2019 Update?

After a few delays, the latest version of Windows 10, the Windows 10 May 2019 Update, is ready. While it doesn’t pack a ton of new features, it has some enhancements to existing tools and a few new tricks to try out. Let’s take a tour of what the latest Windows 10 update has to […]

An Introduction to Windows Ink in Windows 10

For a long time, the only viable way of interacting with a computer was using a mouse and keyboard. And while this is still quite popular, touchscreen machines have enabled new methods of input by stylus and fingers. Windows 10 collects these features under the name Windows Ink. Let’s see how you can use these […]