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Create Shortcut to Windows Settings

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.

 Pin Any File, Folder or Program Shortcut to Start Screen in Windows 8 and Later? by AskVG.com

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.

Windows 10 How To Collection

The SuperSite for Windows 10 How To Collection: by Paul Thurrott's SuperSite for Windows

 

Solitaire and Minesweeper

You Don’t Have to Pay $20 a Year for Solitaire and Minesweeper on Windows 10 by How-To Geek

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. 

Installing/Upgrade Windows 10

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.

Note

  • If you want to upgrade to Windows 10 for free, select Upgrade this PC now in the tool.

Download the tool 

  1. Find the media creation tool on the Software download page.
  2. 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:.
  3. 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).
  4. When you're asked, select Run (or choose to Save the tool if you don't want to run it now).

Windows 10 How To Collection

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.
    Click here to get started.

Windows 10 scams

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.
 

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