[Windows 10 Tip #3] - Where Is Everything?
[Windows 10 Tip #3] - Where Is Everything? - Last week, I said I would next cover Win 10’s new browser, Edge. I don’t know what I was thinking. Less than 6% of all Web surfers use Edge, and only about 1 in 5 Windows 10 users use it. The only time a typical consumer uses Edge is immediately after installing Win 10, when he needs a browser to download his favorite browser. So for now, let’s ignore Edge and get to a more interesting subject...
Microsoft Office 'Fluent Design' makeover could simplify work, boost productivity
Microsoft announced a visual overhaul is coming to Office, replacing the oft-maligned Ribbon interface introduced in Office 2007.
[FIFTEEN] Windows 10 Features You Didn't Know About
[FIFTEEN] Windows 10 Features You Didn't Know About - Windows 10 has been here since July 2015, and hundreds of millions are using it. Yet there are still many new and useful features in Windows 10 that most people don’t know about. Here are some of the most useful, interesting, or at least amusing ones...
How to Clean Up and Tame Quick Access in
Windows 10 introduces a new Quick Access view in File Explorer that automatically gathers your most recently and frequently used files and folders. But for those who prefer to manually manage their data, Quick Access may prove more annoying than helpful. Here's how to tame Quick Access in Windows 10.
What Is Windows 10 S, and How Is It Different?
Windows 10 S is “the soul of today’s Windows”, according to Microsoft. It’s a new version of Windows intended for school PCs, but available to everyone. It’s designed to be more simple and streamlined, so it only runs applications from the Windows Store—unless you spend another $50 to upgrade to Windows 10 Pro.
[FIFTEEN] Windows 10 Features You Didn't Know About
Windows 10 has been here since July 2015, and hundreds of millions are using it. Yet there are still many new and useful features in Windows 10 that most people don’t know about. Here are some of the most useful, interesting, or at least amusing ones...
[HOWTO] Gain Full Control of Your Computer
Many of us are the sole or principal user of a PC or laptop, and hold the privileges of the Administrator account. An Admin is supposed to be omnipotent, having full control over every file and folder on a machine. It is frustrating to learn this is not always so! Here is why you may at times “not have permission to access” a file or folder, and several clever ways to gain full control of your “personal
FAQ: How to manage Windows 10 updates | ZDNet
If you've spent years mastering the ins and outs of Windows Update, prepare to do some unlearning. Windows 10, with its emphasis on "Windows as a service," keeps rewriting the rules of updates and upgrades. Here's what you need to know. [Updated June 2020]
Windows 10 setup and configuration tips: Don't settle for default settings | ZDNet
Ed Bott's extensive collection of Windows 10 tips has been freshly updated for the Fall Creators Update. This page includes the most popular tips for getting Windows 10 configured exactly the way you want it.
What’s the Difference Between the “Program Files (x86)” and “Program Files” Folders in Windows?
There’s a good chance you have both the “C:\Program Files” and “C:\Program Files (x86)” folders on your Windows PC. If you poke around, you’ll see that some of your programs are installed in one folder, and some are installed in the other.
What’s New in Windows 10’s Creators Update
The Windows 10 Creators Update—codenamed Redstone 2—will begin rolling out on April 11, 2017. Like other updates to Windows 10, it’s free, and includes a host of new features. It will be rolled out slowly like the Anniversary Update, so it will be a few months before Microsoft offers it to everyone.
Windows 10’s Settings Are a Mess, and Microsoft Doesn’t Seem to Care
It’s been over four years since Microsoft first released the PC Settings interface with Windows 8, but the Control Panel and Settings app are still a confusing, split experience. There still isn’t a single interface, as there is on other operating systems, and Microsoft is seriously dragging their feet on consolidating them.
Windows 10 Fall Creators Update: Microsoft chops these old features, gets ready to dump Paint | ZDNet
Microsoft has put its Paint app on the chopping block, and it's goodbye to Outlook Express and EMET in the Fall Creators Update.
[Windows 10 Tip #4] - Cortana: Friend or Foe?
[Windows 10 Tip #4] - Cortana: Friend or Foe? - Cortana, Microsoft’s version of a “personal digital assistant,” is something you either love or hate. To some, Cortana is a useful productivity tool, and to others it’s a creepy, intrusive nuisance like Clippy, the prototypical “intelligent assistant” that debuted in Microsoft Office 97 and died a much-celebrated death after Office 2003. This article has tips for both sorts of users…
How to Use Snap Assist and 2×2 Snap on Windows 10
The extremely useful Snap feature — introduced as “Aero Snap” in Windows 7 — is much-improved in Windows 10. Snap Assist, 2×2 snapping, and vertical snap features help make you more productive on the desktop.
Getting Started With OneDrive
Microsoft’s OneDrive cloud storage feature now comes installed by default with Windows 10. That OneDrive folder is on your File Explorer tree and there is no getting rid of it, even if you deactivate the OneDrive app. Microsoft wants OneDrive to be always part of your Windows experience. So let’s see what OneDrive can do, and why MS is pushing it so hard...