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How to Disable Automatic Driver Downloads on Windows 10

How to Disable Automatic Driver Downloads on Windows 10

Windows 10 still has the option to avoid installing drivers as part of Windows Updates. That means you are going to be getting hardware drivers whether you wanted them or not. If you don’t like the sound of that, you could decide to stop Windows from downloading driver updates altogether if you prefer.

1. Click inside the search box on the Taskbar. Then type control panel and click the "Control Panel" from the search result.

How to Turn On or Off Sync Settings in Windows 10

How to Turn On or Off Sync Settings in Windows 10

If you are using a Microsoft Account to sign in to Windows 10, the operating system synchronizes your preferences between all the devices you use. If you have the sync settings turned on, Windows saves your Internet Explorer web browser settings, applications, passwords, Ease Of Access, themes, and other Windows settings.

It’s a good idea to get familiar with the sync settings if you haven’t gotten familiar with them yet already.

You...

How to Manage Automatic Maintenance Tasks on Windows 10

How to Manage Automatic Maintenance Tasks on Windows 10

Windows Automatic Management (WAM) is a process that helps maintain the health and performance of a Windows PC. Maintenance includes keeping Windows and applications up-to-date, checking security, disk optimization or defragmentation and running scans for malware. It’s a built-in feature that runs rather silently in the middle of the night and behind the scenes to keep your system running smoothly. Here is a look at how to run the maintenance tasks...

How to Stop Windows 10 Apps From Running in the Background

How to Stop Windows 10 Apps From Running in the Background

On Windows 10, apps you install have been designed to run in the background to download data, show toast notifications, and fetch information to display up-to-date updates in their Live tiles in the Start menu.

However, having many apps running in the background can eat up valuable resources and waste power. Here’s how to prevent them from doing so.

1. Open the Settings app by pressing the Windows...

How to Uninstall Get Office App in Windows 10

How to Uninstall Get Office App in Windows 10

Get Office is basically an app in Windows 10 that show ads of Microsoft Office. Its purpose is to get you to try the Office suite for one month.  In this article, I’ll show you how to uninstall this app entirely.

1. In the Cortana search bar, search for Windows PowerShell.

2. Right click the correct result and select Run as administrator.

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How to Uninstall Xbox App in Windows 10

How to Uninstall Xbox App in Windows 10

The Xbox app it's a great program, but if you really want to remove it, here’s how it’s done.

1. In the Cortana search bar, search for Windows PowerShell.

2. Right click the correct result and select Run as administrator.

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3. Type the following command to uninstall Xbox app, and then press Enter.

Code:

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Troubleshooting Disk Management Status Codes

Troubleshooting Disk Management Status Codes
This topic contains the possible Disk Management status codes and a description of each code; these are very useful in troubleshooting disk problems.

Status CodeDescription
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How to Turn off Windows Update Delivery Optimization

How to Turn off Windows Update Delivery Optimization

Windows 10 introduces the Windows Update Delivery Optimization feature, wherein your computer may get updates from or send updates to neighbouring computers or computers on your network.  Now, if you want to share updates with other computers within your known network, that’s fine. You can opt-in and alter settings accordingly. But the default setting is to share updates—using your bandwidth—without letting you know.

How to Find your Wi-Fi Password in Windows 10

How to Find your Wi-Fi Password in Windows 10

Not being able to remember the password for a Wi-Fi network can be a frustrating experience. We show you how to find your Wi-Fi password by using Windows 10 PC.

1. Press Win + I keys to open Settings app.

2. Select Network & Internet.

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3. Click on the Status heading in the left hand column, then in the main pane...

How to Fix Corrupted Boot Sector

How to Fix Corrupted Boot Sector

Booting problems can occur with corruption of the boot files or missing components. Common error messages include an invalid boot disk, inaccessible boot drive, a missing NTLDR file, or the BOOTMGR is missing.

When the boot sector is corrupted, the system is unable to locate the operating system.

In Windows you have several options to remedy this situation. In this topic you will perform a system repair.

1. Boot your computer with Windows...

How To Activate Night Light On Windows 10

How To Activate Night Light On Windows 10

The Windows 10 has a "night light" feature that allows you adjust the amount blue light that your screen emits. This not only helps prevent eye strain, but also makes it easier for you to fall asleep at night.

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Here’s how to activate it.

1. Press Win + I keys to open Settings app.

2. Choose System.

3.  Select Display.

Understanding Redundant Array of Independent Disks (RAID)

Understanding Redundant Array of Independent Disks (RAID)



Redundant array of independent disks (RAID) is an internal or external storage technology that uses an array of hard disks and may be hardware- or software-based. Hardware RAID processing is done on the motherboard or a separate RAID card. Software-based RAID uses standard hard drive controllers and handles the RAID processing as a software layer that is either built into the OS or installed as an extra feature. RAID can be used in...

How to Set Network Location to Private or Public in Windows 10

How to Set Network Location to Private or Public in Windows 10

Private network allows you to connect to other computers that are on the same physical network. A public network is a network that is accessible to the public. By participating in a public network, you expose your connected devices to the world.

You can manually make some changes to ensure that you are not accidentally sharing either too much on a public network or blocking all sharing on a private network.

In this article,...

How to Disable Cortana on Lock Screen in Windows 10

How to Disable Cortana on Lock Screen in Windows 10

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With the Windows 10, Cortana is now enabled by default on your lock screen. As good as it is, if you are not using or simply don’t like Cortana on the lock screen, you can easily disable it as needed. Here’s how.

1. First, open the Settings app by pressing the keyboard shortcut Win + I. In the Settings app go to “Cortana” and then “Talk...

How to Use Clipboard History in Windows 10

How to Use Clipboard History in Windows 10

Windows 10 supported copying one piece of content at a time and no interface to view the things you copied.  Starting with the October 2018 Update, Windows 10 introduces a new clipboard that tracks the text and images (up to 4MB) that you copy. Also, you can finally view and paste content from the clipboard history, and even pin items that you copy and paste more frequently.

To enable the new clipboard experience use these steps:

1. Open...

How To Turn Off Recent Items And Frequent Places In Windows 10

How To Turn Off Recent Items And Frequent Places In Windows 10

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When you open files or folders – Windows remembers all the history, and in File Explorer, you can see the recently opened folders and files.  In fact, Windows also shows you the recently opened items if you’ve ever right-clicked on an app icon on the taskbar or in the Start menu.  If you are not the only who uses the PC, you don’t want your history of viewed files to be recorded....

How to Uninstall Paint 3D from Windows 10

How to Uninstall Paint 3D from Windows 10

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Paint 3D it's a great program, but if you really want to remove it, here’s how it’s done.

1. In the Cortana search bar, search for Windows PowerShell.

2. Right click the correct result and select Run as administrator.

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3. Type the following command to uninstall Paint 3D,...

How to Enable Dark Mode for File Explorer and other Apps in Windows 10

How to Enable Dark Mode for File Explorer and other Apps in Windows 10

Dark themes are becoming more popular than ever. The dark mode was already available for all the modern apps and now, with Windows 10 1809 you can set up a dark mode for File Explorer.

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Let’s see how to enable Dark Mode for Windows File Explorer.

Head over to Settings app, then open Personalization and select Colors...

How to Reset the Microsoft Store in Windows 10

How to Reset the Microsoft Store in Windows 10

WSReset.exe is a troubleshooting tool designed to reset the Microsoft Store without changing account settings or deleting installed apps. Simply put, this executable clears the Microsoft Store cache.

If you ever find the Microsoft Store isn’t working, or won’t download or update apps, this is how to fix it.

In the Start Menu or Cortana, search for wsreset, and when it appears in the search results, right-click it and...

How to Securely Wipe Currently Unused Free Space

How to Securely Wipe Currently Unused Free Space

If you’re planning to sell or donate your computer and don’t want your old data to be recoverable, follow the steps below to wipe the free space on your hard drive.

Before using the cipher command to securely overwrite the free space on your hard drive, be sure you quit all programs. That ensures the maximum amount of free space is securely wiped.


1. Open the Command Prompt by typing cmd.exe into Start Menu,...

How to Add Color Back to Title Bars in Windows 10

How to Add Color Back to Title Bars in Windows 10

Hidden among the Settings app is the ability to put the color back into the title bars, and this short guide will show you how to do just that.


1. Open Settings app and select the Personalization category.

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2. Select Colors from the column on the left side of the screen.

How to Export or Import Default Application Associations on Windows

How to Export or Import Default Application Associations on Windows

Windows lets user make their own default application association choices, but when the user performs a feature update, these settings often tend to be lost, and Windows resets everything to its defaults. So, today we will try to create a backup of this configuration settings and learn how to restore it just to regain all your settings back as they were before the update.


How to Fix a Disk Signature Collision Error in Windows

How to Fix a Disk Signature Collision Error in Windows

A disk signature is a unique, identifying number for a hard disk drive or other data storage device, stored as part of the master boot record. Operating systems use disk signature to identify and distinguish the different data storage devices, and hard disk drive in the computing system for data access.

When you use both disks having identical signatures at the same time, you may run into the Disk Signature Collision problem. In the older...

How to Insert Time and Date into Text File

How to Insert Time and Date into Text File

You can easily insert the current time and date into Notepad manually. There is also an automatic option that inserts the time and date automatically when you open the file:


1. Open Notepad.

2. On the first line of the file, type this:

Code:

.LOG


3. Hit ENTER to insert one carriage return.

4. Save the file.

By doing this, every...

What is Network Address Translation (NAT)

What is Network Address Translation (NAT)

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Network Address Translation (NAT) provides a way to hide the IP address of a private network from internet while still allowing computers on that network to access the internet. NAT can be used in many different ways but one method frequently used by home users is called "masquerading" using NAT masquerading one or more devices on a LAN can be made to appear as a single IP address to the outside internet....
 
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