Although millions of people have already jumped on the Windows 10 wagon, there are still millions of upgraders waiting in the wings. If you want your upgrade to be as painless as possible read on as we highlight the best practices for upgrading your PC to Windows 10.
How to Create a Shortcut to Windows Update in Windows 10 by How-To-Geek
With Windows 10, Microsoft is slowly moving away from the Control Panel in favor of the new Settings app that brings a more unified and consistent place to configure classic and advanced settings. But how do you open a particular page easily from a shortcut?
A complete list of commands is available from the winaero website.
If you want to pin new items to Start Screen, you can pin it by right-clicking on the desired item and select "Pin to Start" option. But this option is not available for all items. The "Pin to Start" option is available for folders but its not available for all files and shortcuts. Many times you might need to pin an important document, text file or a shortcut to Start Screen. In such situations, you can take help of this tutorial.
How to Check Your Router for Malware by How-To Gee
Consumer router security is pretty bad. Attackers are taking advantage of lackadaisical manufacturers and attacking large amounts of routers. Here’s how to check if your router’s been compromised.
Is your Chromebook ill? A simple reset can fix its woes – here's how by Digital Trends
A Chromebook is, basically, a web browser wrapped in a laptop. Imagine the browser part as a juicy hot dog wrapped in the light and fluffy bun that is the hardware.
Comparing how security experts and non-experts stay safe online by Iulia Ion, Rob Reeder, and Sunny Consolvo (Google)
The state of advice given to people today on how to stay safe online has plenty of room for improvement. Too many things are asked of them, which may be unrealistic, time consuming, or not really worth the effort.
Discover your Chromebook’s hidden features with these 5 tips by Digital Trends
Chromebooks and other Chrome OS devices are great for cheap, easy-to-use access to the web. But as a stand-alone platform, Google’s Chrome OS hasn’t been around for all that long.
The SuperSite for Windows 10 How To Collection: by Paul Thurrott's SuperSite for Windows
- Troubleshooting tips
There's a lot to love about Windows 10, but it's by no means perfect. We run down some of the most common errors you're likely to see or snags you're likely to get caught on — and we tell you how to get over, around or through them.
- All about Microsoft Edge
- From set-up to productivity
- Customize your experience
- 29 tips Adjust Cortana's Settings in Windows 10
to Get Your Browser Favorites into Microsoft Edge When the Import Fails in Windows 10
- Manage Email Folders in the Windows 10 Mail App
The Mail app for Windows 10 is basically just an email reading application with limited features included. Email folder management is pretty limited, too.
- Manage Taskbar Real Estate in Windows 10
You can make settings adjustments in Windows 10 to free up more space for pinned apps.
- How to Use Your Google Calendar in the Windows 10 Calendar App
With the arrival of Windows 10, we’ve been greeted with a new slew of functionality-based programs and applications. One of these additions is the revamped Calendar app, which isn’t just more functional than its predecessor, it’s actually (dare I say), downright pleasurable to use. But what if you want your classic Google Calendar synced up with Microsoft’s internal app ecosystem?
- Use Quick Access in Windows 10's File Explorer
Windows 10's new Quick Access feature allows you to pin your favorite folders for easy and quick access.
- Windows 10 New Keyboard Options Available After Cumulative Update 3
There are a number of new settings that let you do anything from adding periods to automagically capitalizing the first letter of each sentence.
Windows 10 comes with the Microsoft Solitaire Collection, a solitaire game that requires you to watch 30-second-long full-screen video advertisements to keep playing. Ad-free solitaire costs $1.49 per month or $9.99 per year. That’s $20 per year if you want both ad-free solitaire and ad-free minesweeper. But there’s a better way.
Microsoft has jumped on board the “free-to-play” bandwagon, which means these games are no longer actually free but have become quite expensive.
Windows 10 includes a variety of universal apps, and there’s no easy way to hide them from the “All Apps” view in the new Start menu. You can uninstall them, but Microsoft doesn’t allow you to easily uninstall them in the usual way.
How to Set Up and Configure User Accounts on Windows 10 by How-To Geek
Windows 8 introduced Microsoft accounts, which are essentially roaming accounts that allow you to sync settings and files from computer to computer. Today we want to discuss what Windows 10 brings to user account management, and the options available to you.
Windows 10 isn’t just an improved desktop environment. It includes many “universal apps,” which often replace existing desktop apps. Unlike on Windows 8, these apps can run in windows on the desktop so you may actually want to use them.
Installing Windows 10 using the media creation tool from Microsoft help
The media creation tool can be used to upgrade your current PC to Windows 10 or to create a USB or DVD and install Windows 10 on a different PC.
Here’s a quick look at the steps to get Windows 10 installed on your PC using this tool.
- If you want to upgrade to Windows 10 for free, select Upgrade this PC now in the tool.
Download the tool
- Find the media creation tool on the Software download page.
- There are two versions of the tool, one for a “32-bit operating system” and one for a “64-bit operating system.” To find out which you have, go to Start, type Control panel, select System and security, and then, under System, look at the value for System type:.
- If your PC is a 32-bit operating system, on the Software download page, select Download tool now (32-bit version). If your PC is a 64-bit operating system, select Download tool now (64-bit version).
- When you're asked, select Run (or choose to Save the tool if you don't want to run it now).
If you need to install or reinstall Windows 10, you can use the tools on this page to create your own installation media using either a USB flash drive or a DVD.
What’s the Best Antivirus for Windows 10? (Is Windows Defender Good Enough?) by How-To Geek by Chris Hoffman
Windows 10 won’t hassle you to install an antivirus like Windows 7 did. Since Windows 8, Windows now includes a built-in antivirus named Windows Defender. But is it really the best for protecting your PC — or even just good enough?
The SuperSite Windows 10 How To Collection: From set-up to productivity by Paul Thurrott's SuperSite for Windows
Upgrading your system to Windows 10 is only the beginning; working within Windows 10 without a whole lot of troubleshooting is the end goal.
- How to make sure your free copy of Windows 10 is activated
Why would you need to do this? So that you can legally use your new copy of Windows 10.
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How To: Master the Windows 10 Snap Assist in Desktop Mode by Paul Thurrott's SuperSite for Windows
Windows 10 offers a more enhanced Snap Assist feature than its predecessor, Windows 8.1. But, mastering it takes some practice and know how.
Windows 10 related scams on the rise by Paul Thurrott's SuperSite for Windows
Scammers are always looking for a new angle to infiltrate your world for either phishing your personal info and infecting your computer. The recently released Windows 10 upgrade is starting to become a target.
10 Overlooked New Features in Windows 10 – by How-To Geek
Windows 10 includes some flashy new features like Task View virtual desktops, Cortana, the Edge browser, a Start menu, and apps that run in windows. Here are some of the other, more overlooked improvements.
Top 5 areas to update and customize after your Windows 10 upgrade by Paul Thurrott's SuperSite for Windows
Once you are upgraded to Windows 10 I recommend you head into these areas to customize and update your system.
Your crash course in Windows 10, from installation to personalization by WinSuperSite.com
Make your Windows 10 upgrade process and subsequent use smoother by keeping this page bookmarked; we'll be including all our Windows 10-related help here.