Windows 10 Tutorials

Zipping and Compressing

File compression reduces the size of a file by cleverly taking out parts of the contents of the file that aren't needed, storing only the minimum amount of information necessary to reconstitute the file - extract it - into its full original form. Read more...

Protect Your PC with Windows Defender

Windows Defender, the preinstalled security tool for Windows 10, is better than ever. Defender now includes cloud-based protection and automatic analysis of suspicious software or files. Read more...

Updating Your Device Drivers

Keeping your device drivers up to date ensures that your computer delivers optimum performance under Windows 10 and makes your whole system more stable and reliable. Read more...

Disable Unneeded Start-up Items

Windows 10 launches pretty quickly when it's newly installed but as you install more apps it may slow down over time. Read more...

Backing Up and Restoring Windows 10

IT pros will commonly want to reimage a PC when encountering a problem. With Windows 10, however, this raises a question: What system imaging tool do you want to use? Read more...

Managing Advanced Firewall Policy

When it comes to maintaining good security on our PCs, nothing is more important than a firewall. The Windows Firewall is extremely good, and there’s almost never any need to replace it with a third-party option. Read more...

Windows 10 Maintenance Tools

Before you start to add software to help with PC and Windows 10 maintenance, it is worth checking out the numerous tools included with the OS. Read more...

Managing Your Notifications

If you've used a modem smartphone, you'll be all too familiar with Notifications, those urgent little messages that tell you something has just happened. Read more...

How to Secure Your Web Browser

The web browser is possibly the weakest link in the entire security chain. It is the software product that is on the front line, the one that will inevitably bear the brunt of any Internet attacks and as such, attackers focus a lot of effort on making the Read more...

Defragment Your Hard Drive

Over time the data stored on your hard drive may get fragmented and become slower for your system to access. Read more...

Resetting Windows 10: Formatting your PC

Windows 10 can malfunction in many ways, from sudden file disappearances to issues when installing updates. If your computer is not working properly, with strange errors or poor performance, it may be time to restart. Read more...

Add a Shutdown Timer to the Desktop

A shutdown timer allows you to delay the shutdown of your computer in the event that you need to leave it on while it completes a particular function. Read more...

Using the Task Scheduler

This guide looks at how the new scheduler works and how we can modify its use. Read more...

Installation and Restore Windows 10

When Windows 10 first launched into its "free for a year" offer, there were plenty of horror stories of people getting unstable systems after upgrading from Windows 7 and Windows 8.1, or from people who couldn't get the new OS installed at all. Read more...

Manage Disk Partitions in Windows 10

Disk partitioning is the creation of one or more separate regions on a PC hard disk (hard drive) and all modern drives need at least one partition to begin storing files. Read more...