Windows 10 Tutorials

Personalizing the Appearance of Windows

ou can make Windows 10 yours by personalizing its appearance. From fine-tuning your window colors to choosing your desktop backgrounds, screen savers, sounds, mouse pointers, Read more...

Installing and Running Desktop Programs

You install desktop apps via the Windows Store. You install programs using a downloaded installer or installation media. Part of the installation process involves checking the credentials and prompting for consent if the user doesn't have appropriate priv Read more...

Configure System and Data Recovery

In this tutorial, you review how to configure system and data recovery options for Windows 10. If you have experience with an earlier version of Windows, you might be familiar with many of the options because some are included in Windows 10. Read more...

Repairing and Removing Programs

Most of the time, your applications operate smoothly and without incident. Occasionally, however, you need to repair a program that is having problems. Read more...

Configure removable devices

Removable devices such as USB flash drives and Secure Digital High-Capacity (SDHC) memory cards are common and can offer portability benefits but also pose a potential threat to data security and loss. Read more...

Configure HomeGroup connections

Introduced in Windows 7, the HomeGroups feature aims to provide a simplified process of sharing files and printers on small networks such as in small offices or homes, where Active Directory Domain Services (AD DS) is not used. Read more...

Windows 10 Install on bootable USB

With the performance and capacity benefits achievable with USB drives, Microsoft now sells Windows 10 installation media on USB drives. You can also download the Windows 10 image. Read more...

Updating and Uninstalling Drivers

If you're having a hardware problem that you suspect is caused by a device driver, your first stop should be Device Manager. Read more...

Upgrading the Windows Client Operating System

Up until Windows 10, Microsoft historically released several new operating systems per decade. While most PC owners keep the preinstalled version of Windows that came on the system, a large percentage of owners seek to upgrade to the latest version Read more...

Magic Fixes in Windows

System Restore was the Windows go-to fix when your computer began running rough. System Restore lives on in Windows 10. But Windows 10 offers several other powerful tools that bring an ailing computer back to health. Read more...

Avoiding Viruses with Windows Defender

When it comes to viruses, everything is suspect. Viruses travel not only through e-mail messages, programs, files, networks, and flash drives, but also in screen savers, themes, toolbars, and other Windows add-ons. Read more...

Troubleshooting Hardware and Performance

This tutorial discusses the components of your computer and addresses some common problems and their solutions. Read more...

Hardware and Sound

The Control Panel's Hardware and Sound category, shows some familiar faces. The Display icon, for example, also appears in the Appearance and Personalization category. Read more...

Adding or Removing Apps or Programs

Removing an app from your Start menu doesn't take much effort. Right‐click the app's tile from the Start menu and choose Unpin from Start from the pop‐up menu. Read more...

Creating and Restoring a System Image Backup

Windows 10 includes the Windows Backup program (Sdclt.exe) originally released as part of Windows 7. Its feature set is basically the same as its predecessor, and it's included primarily for compatibility with backups created using that older operating.. Read more...

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