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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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What Graphics Card Do I Have?

On a most basic level, a Graphics Processing Unit (GPU), or commonly known as a graphics card, is responsible for rendering images and videos on your screen. There have been significant strides made into the innovation of these graphics cards, and most modern PCs are capable of producing extremely high-quality images and videos. Having said

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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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How to Turn Off Sticky Keys in Windows 10

For the unaware, Sticky keys are a functional feature in Windows 10, designed to assist those who have difficulty pressing two or more keys simultaneously — such as ALT + CTRL + DELETE. In other words, it is an accessible characteristic of the operating system. With sticky keys enabled, you won’t necessarily need to press

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How to Find the Wi-Fi Password on a Windows 10 OS

You’d think that finding the Wi-Fi Password on a Windows 10 OS — for the SSID you’re connected to would be a breeze. Ironically, it isn’t, and the only reason I can think of why this is a bit involved is for security reasons. In any case, follow the five steps along to find your

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How to Delete Backup Files in Windows 10

Please note: This post mainly focuses on system restore points. Backups are nice. But they also clog your hard-drive — which in my opinion is necessary — but in contrast, many think it’s not. When it comes to Windows 10, there are a couple of mechanisms in place to ensure you’re able to get up

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How to Turn Off Mouse Acceleration in Windows 10

Probably a useful feature in regular use, but an inconvenience for gaming, the Windows 10 Mouse acceleration is a well thought out function. To turn off Mouse acceleration, all you have to do is tweak one of the mouse settings where you’re deselecting a checkbox. However, before we get there, let’s briefly understand what it

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How to Block YouTube on Windows 10 (or Any Website)

To block YouTube on Windows 10, or any website for that matter, we’d be using what’s called the “hosts file.” What is a hosts file? A hosts file is a plain text file that can be used to assign a specific IP address of your choosing for a particular domain, which is also how it

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How to Check if Something Is Downloading in the Background in Windows 10

If you’re connected to the internet and want to check if something is being downloaded in the background, the first step is to rule out the obvious. Depending on what browser you’re using, see if it’s fetching anything online. If it is, pause or stop/cancel the download. If not, it’s time to get a little

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How to Set a Default Printer in Windows 10

To set a default printer in Windows 10, you’d have to make adjustments via the “Printers & scanners” settings. Typically, this is usually a headache with folks or users having more than 1 printer; nonetheless, having a default printer can ensure that your print jobs are sent to the printer you’d want to use. Step

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How to Remove Files Folders & Shortcuts From Windows 10 Quick Access

Inside the Windows 10 File Explorer, Quick access, as the name suggests, is a fast way to navigate to your recently used files, folders, and pinned items (shortcuts). By default, this is something that’s turned on. However, some users might want the privacy or share a device and do not want other people to know of

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How to Enable All Cores in Windows 10

The concept of multi-cores was a significant breakthrough in what we could have computers do for us. At the end of the day, you can think of a core as an independent functioning CPU in itself. Therefore, a multi-core processor unit means that you have more than 1 CPU working together (not that straightforward technically)

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How to Undo Always Open With in Windows 10

There are two methods you can employ to undo or to modify a default app for a specific file type. The first is to simply use the right-click context menu, while the second involves leveraging a Windows 10 settings in order to change the default app for multiple file types (such as .pdf, .3gpp, .ods,

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How Much Space Does Windows 10 Take on an SSD

In a Windows 10 Home edition (version 2004), for a 64-bit operating system, you’ll need at least 22.8 GB of SSD space for pure core system files. These said system files are critical, or in other words, the Windows 10 operating system won’t work without them. But that’s only what you’ll need to install, which

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How to Print Double Sided on Windows 10

Note: Please assume duplex printing = double side printing, for all intents & purposes of this post. With the entire world going more digital, the need for printing has indeed reduced; albeit, not entirely eliminated. And despite the fact that it may not excite you much when it comes to sustainability & Eco-friendliness, it doesn’t

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How to Forget a Network in Windows 10

Either for diagnostic reasons, or it’s an old Wi-Fi name/SSID that you don’t need anymore, there will come a time when you’d want to forget a Wi-Fi network from your Windows device. Whatever the case may be, there are two methods to achieve this goal. Although, one of them will only work for a W-Fi

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How Do I Stop Word From Opening on Windows 10 Startup

While convenient for some, and annoying for others, for better or worse, you can end up with a few applications that open during your Windows 10 startup. From the many choices available, a likely candidate is Microsoft Word. Personally, I find this feature to be notorious because I’d like to take control of the fact

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A Comprehensive Guide to Windows 10 Taskbar Settings

A taskbar in Windows/Windows 10 is a utility tool that usually resides at the bottom — occupying the full horizontal space of your screen. This is where your start menu, search/Cortana, pinned apps, notifications, Wi-Fi connection icon, time, etc., are displayed. Simply put, a taskbar is akin to a top-most bar (with URL, extensions, etc.)

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About Hard Drive Defragmentation in Windows 10

Anything that you use, requires maintenance, optimizations, and updates. Hard Drives in Windows OS, aren’t immune to this phenomenon. The mechanism to store files on a hard disk drive, on a high-level, works this way: When you give the command to save the file for the first time, your system finds an empty space/slot on

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