Windows 10

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Windows 10 is a series of personal computer operating systems produced by Microsoft as part of its Windows NT family of operating systems. It is the successor to Windows 8.1, and was released to manufacturing on July 15, 2015, and broadly released for retail sale on July 29, 2015. Windows 10 receives new builds on an ongoing basis, which are available at no additional cost to users, in addition to additional test builds of Windows 10 which are available to Windows Insiders.  Continue reading→

The Ultimate Windows 10 Information Hub
Looking for technical information about Windows 10 releases, new features, known issues, troubleshooting, and tech support? I’ve collected the links I regularly use to find information and download tools and utilities. These include essential information, troubleshooting tools, and download sites, as well as some of my most popular FAQ pages and tips. Start here→

How to create recovery media for your Windows 10 PC
There are many ways to go about restoring your system to a blank slate, as most computer manufacturers offer some sort of recovery tool, but in this guide, we’ll show you how to get started by creating recovery media, so you can always get back to a functional state later. This guide should work on any computer running Windows 10 and while it specifically refers to Windows 10 version 20H2, these features should be available in most of the recent versions of the OS.  Continue reading→

How to Install Windows 10 from a USB Drive
Most modern computers don’t have a CD or DVD drive, so installing Windows 10 using a disc isn’t always possible. The good news is you don’t need discs anymore – all you need is a USB drive.

How to Use Windows 10 to Stay Focused While Working from Home
Your Windows 10 device boasts a feature that can help you concentrate on work, rather than being distracted by random WhatsApp forwards, Slack messages, notifications, and promotional alerts. This Windows 10 feature is called ‘Focus Assist’, which is designed to help prioritize and manage your notification settings so that you are not distracted and can focus on the task at hand.  Continue reading→

Windows 10 Privacy Guide: Settings Everyone Should Use
With large corporations using your data as currency, users are getting fed up and looking for ways to restrict how their data can be used to track them, display ads, or build interest profiles. Like almost all products these days, in its default state, Windows will track a lot of your activities to not only improve their products and services but also deliver ads and promotions. Thankfully, Windows 10 allows us to disable the operating system’s tracking and includes other settings to beef up your privacy game.  Continue reading→

Windows 10 package manager can now remove any app from the command line
Commonly used in Linux, package managers allow you to automate the installation, upgrading, and removal of applications from a command line. Even more helpful, package managers will automatically determine the dependencies of the program you are trying to install and install those dependencies as well.  Continue reading→

How to autostart PWAs after logging into Windows
As more users begin to use a website as a progressive web app (PWA), Chromium-based browsers have added the ability to automatically launch your favorite PWAs when you log in to Windows 10. A progressive web app, or PWA, is an application designed to be delivered via the web without installing executables on the computer.  Continue reading→

Customize your Windows 10 experience with these free apps
From simply changing the accent color to installing a new theme from the Windows Store, Windows 10 provides plenty of options by default. However, if you want to get the most out of your desktop, you can try the third-party programs highlighted here. Continue reading→

All the Windows 10 Tutorials You’ll Ever Need
“This treasure trove of Windows 10 tips and tutorials covers most areas of Windows 10. It’s a great resource for anyone new to Windows 10, and Windows 10 users can find things they didn’t know about or look for something specific. The tutorials are clear and easy to follow, often with more than one option to get something done.”  Continue reading→

How to Perform Windows Defender Offline Scan in Windows 10
If your PC is infected with persistent malware such as rootkits or especially stubborn malware, you should consider using the Windows Defender Offline scan feature. This is because Windows Defender Offline is run when Windows is not started and thus the malware is not active and blocking security software.  Continue reading→

How to Make Windows 10 Pause Updates for a Period of Time
In order to service Windows 10 with improvements, bug fixes, and security updates, Microsoft releases updates every month. Unfortunately, these updates often introduce other bugs that could cause problems with the proper operation of Windows. This has led some Windows users to want to delay, or pause, the installation of new updates until they have been determined to be bug-free. To do this, Microsoft lets you pause or delay Windows Updates, and here’s how:  Continue reading→

Creating Custom Windows Sandbox Configurations in Windows 10
Windows 10 May 2019 Update (version 1903) included a new feature called the Windows Sandbox that allows you to safely run applications in isolation from the rest of the operating system. In order to make it more useful for users, Microsoft allows you to create configuration files that modify the functionality of the Sandbox. In this guide, we will explain how to create a configuration file and then use it to launch the Windows Sandbox.  Continue reading→

Microsoft Now Enables Windows 10 Tamper Protection By Default
Microsoft has announced today that the Windows 10 Tamper Protection security feature is now officially generally available for the Enterprise and consumers. Along with this announcement, Microsoft will be enabling this security feature on all Windows 10 devices by default.   Continue reading→

How to Uninstall Windows 10 Updates Manually
Microsoft recommends that users keep their Windows 10 installations up-to-date, and while this is a good practice for security, there are times when Windows updates can cause more harm than good. Botched updates can ruin everything, from the Start menu to desktop to the Action Center and the complete operating system.
In this guide, we will explain the steps required to uninstall Windows updates that have known issues or that are causing problems on your computer. With this guide, you will learn how to remove updates via Settings, Control Panel, and a Command Line tool.  Continue reading→

How to Get a List of Installed Windows 10 Updates
Windows 10 cumulative updates are released at least twice every month, and the updates include both security and non-security fixes. The monthly updates are downloaded and installed automatically in the background to provide quality improvements and important security fixes. Updates to servicing stack, security components are also installed without user’s consent.  Continue reading→

How to Manually Install Windows 10 Cumulative Updates
For most people, Windows updates are installed automatically with little to no efforts by users. In some cases, though, Windows 10 may fail to download and install the cumulative updates (monthly updates) or Windows Defender virus definitions. If you are experiencing issues with Windows Update or you have multiple PCs, you might want to use the Windows Update Catalog to download and install Windows updates manually.  Continue reading→