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How To Protect Your Windows PC From Potentially Unwanted Applications (PUAs)

If you are old enough to remember the earlier Windows days, you might be able to recall that when you installed something, say a browser, for example, something else got added to your device along with it, for instance, a search bar or a system cleaner to help you delete files. As such, any software

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What Is Device Encryption in Windows 11 & 10, and How Does It Protect You?

As the name suggests, Device encryption in Windows 11 & 10 devices secures your hard drive data from unwarranted and unauthorized access. Technically, according to Microsoft, when you sign in routinely into your Windows device, your data still has protections, except it’s safeguarded by the ones that come along with the operating system. This works

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What Is “Nearby Sharing” in Windows 11 and 10?

With Nearby sharing, Windows 11 and Windows 10 (version 1803 or higher), PCs can share documents, files, links to websites, and more by utilizing Wi-Fi and Bluetooth connections. Functionally, for the most part, Nearby sharing in both versions of the Windows OS behaves the same way; however, the UI is a little different between the

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What Is Storage Sense in Windows Operating Systems?

For a long time, not many years ago, storage space on computers has been an issue that many have grappled with. And of course, that issue has diminished as a valid concern as time has passed by — because of the technological advancements, increased competition, and reduced costs for hard drives with large capacities. Yet,

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A Step-by-Step Guide to Installing Chrome Extensions on Edge Browser

For Windows 10 or 11, Microsoft Edge is considered most ideal for a complete immersive web-browsing experience. Yet, many end up favoring Google Chrome — perhaps due to its popularity + Google being the default search engine — but probably also because of the wide variety of browser extensions available. Edge does have its own

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What Is Trusted Platform Module in a Windows Operating System?

Trusted Platform Module or TPM is a hardware-based security mechanism built into Windows Operating System devices. Most commonly, it is literally a chip that is inserted on a motherboard or attached independently to a CPU. There are numerous use-cases and justifications as to why that’s the case; in simple terms, know that TPM was developed

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What Is Swift Pair in Windows 11?

Technically taking birth as part of the Windows 10 version 1803 build, Swift Pair in Windows 11 is a newer and faster way to connect Bluetooth peripherals. Or, in less fancy terms, Bluetooth devices. What Does Swift Pair Do in Windows Operating Systems? (How It Works) Ultimately, Swift Pair helps connect your Bluetooth hardware to

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How To Toggle Between 2.4GHz and 5GHz Wi-Fi in Windows 10

It is common public knowledge that the 5GHz Wi-Fi band is faster than its counterpart 2.4GHz; what isn’t is how to switch between the two in Windows 10, or rather, how to upgrade to a 5GHz band from the default 2.4GHz. Moreover, many believe that the only way to truly use 5GHz is via changing

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What Are Background Apps in Windows 10 and Should You Turn Them Off?

In Windows 10, apps can remain active in the background, even if you’re not using them. The reason such functionality exists is because while you may not care about notifications or live updated data in the moment (because you’re not presently using that specific app), you may still want to get the most recently available

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How To Factory Reset Windows 10

Like in life, your Windows Device may also need a reset for a fresh start. In fact, in some scenarios, switching your device back to the factory defaults may even improve battery life, speed, security, and browsing experience — According to Microsoft’s own support resource. So how can you implement a factory reset in Windows

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How To Roll Back Windows 10 Updates

When referring to rolling back Windows 10 updates, it could usually mean one of the two things: Going back to the previous version of the Windows 10 Operating system. Uninstalling specific items from a list. You can handpick what you want to remove. Follow along, to get a tour of both approaches. How To Roll

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How To Easily Update Drivers on Windows 10

If everything is functioning the way it’s supposed to, and you’re proactive about updating your Windows OS regularly, there shouldn’t be a need for you to worry about your drivers not being the latest version. Part of the Windows update is about ensuring your drivers are upgraded. However, if you’re having issues, or curious in

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How To Change Brightness on Windows 10

To personalize how bright or dim and what colors a screen on Windows 10 will use, there are primarily two aspects that can control these behavior. They are: Screen brightness Night light How To Change Screen Brightness on Windows Chiefly, there are two approaches to changing the screen brightness. It’s either directly via the Action

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How To Change Taskbar Color in Windows 10

Personalization is what makes Windows 10 a popular choice for many users. From intricate & advanced registry hacks to styling and appearance changes, you can probably tweak it all when it comes to this pervasive operating system. One of the changes that many seem to want is to change their taskbar color. To do so,

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How To Turn Off Touch Screen on Windows 10

Having a touch screen capability on a Windows device can certainly prove useful, but sometimes, there are situations when you do not want that feature to work. Luckily, there is a very straightforward solution to turning off the touch screen functionality in Windows 10. Follow the steps along to learn how. Step 1: Open Device

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How To Change Administrator Name on Windows 10

If you’re the administrator and your login is associated with a Microsoft account, the only way to truly change your name is to update it inside your Microsoft profile. There are a couple of ways to do that. Either you login directly, go to profile, or take a journey from your Windows Operating System. To

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How To Remove Password From Windows 10

While it is recommended to have a password during Windows 10 login, if you’re the sole operator of a Windows 10 device, removing it may make sense in order to speed through the login process. To remove a password from Windows 10, follow the steps along. Step 1: Open User Accounts Settings As your very

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What Is Mobile Hotspot in Windows 10 and How Can It Be Useful?

As the name may suggest, Mobile Hotspot in Windows 10 can convert your device into a hotspot so that other devices can use your internet connection to get online. Technically speaking, this really isn’t that different than using a hotspot through your mobile phone; it’s still nice to know that the functionality exists with Windows

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Everything You Need To Know About Windows 10 DNS Cache (Including DNS Flushing)

In Windows 10, if you’re running into issues with accessing certain websites, you might be advised to flushing your DNS cache. The process might sound a bit unfamiliar, as the chances of not accessing a website are rare in this day and age. Still, the problem could be a derivation of something as simple as

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How To Delete Temporary Files in Windows 10 (Manual + Automated Approach)

Almost every new iteration of the Windows 10 OS has sophistications and functional upgrades intelligently crafted out for the modern user. Discarding temporary files from your device is part of those clever improvements. In this day and age, if you want to get rid of temporary files in Windows 10, the default settings offered by

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How To Change Date and Time in Windows 10

Most Windows 10 devices are in all likelihood set to automatically display the date and time of where the device is located; however, if there is a need for a manual intervention — in order to change the default settings —Windows 10 does have that option available. Step by Step Guide to Manually Changing Date

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How To Find the Mac Address on Windows 10

Short for Media Access Control Address, a MAC Address is a permanent unique identifier for every device connected to the Internet, or having the capability to do so. There can be more than 1 MAC address on a single laptop, for instance, as you can have multiple network adapters, such as one for Ethernet/wired and one

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How to Clear and Disable Clipboard History in Windows 10

I’ve often portrayed Windows 10 as an excellent utility for everyday productivity and hacks. One of those is the clipboard history that many of you may not be aware of. With the October 2018 Windows upgrade, the clipboard itself also went through some of its own, where it can now store up to 25 items in the

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How to Fix Broken Registry Items in Windows 10

While multiple solutions exist to fix broken registry items in Windows 10, some even advanced, this post will discuss two that are easy to execute. I’ll start with the easiest solution. Solution 1: Leveraging the Inbuilt System File Checker Abbreviated as SFC, the Windows 10 System File Checker quite literally exists for the purpose of

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How to Split Screen on Windows 10

Splitting Screen on Windows 10 is a Breeze! There is a keyboard shortcut + the usual mouse drag method — which can be beneficial on larger screen sizes. I’ll discuss both the techniques. How to Split Screen on Windows 10 by Using the Keyboard Shortcut As far as I know, this shortcut works quite easily

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