31 tutorials Windows 10

Windows 10 was officially released to the public in July 29th, 2015. Windows 10 is available in six editions e.g. Windows 10 home, Windows 10 pro, Windows 10 Enterprise, Windows 10 Education, Windows mobile, and Windows Mobile Enterprise. To encourage the adoption of Windows 10, Microsoft offered a free upgrade to users using Windows 7 and Windows 8 that free upgrade expired in July 29th, 2016, but If you have a relatively new computer running Windows 7 or Windows 8 you can still perform the upgrade for free. Download the Windows 10 creation tool ( you will need a USB thumb drive ) to perform the upgrade.

Windows 10 is a completely new operating system compared to Windows 7 and a big improvement from windows 8. One of the biggest complains people had about Windows 8 was the touch screen oriented design. Windows 10 comes with a traditional desktop interface like Windows 7, but it also give you the option to turn the desktop into “tablet mode” if you have touch screen enabled device.

Microsoft has marketed the Windows 10 operating system as a service which means improvements and new features will be rolled out as updates. If this is the case, most likely Windows 10 will be the last Windows version that will be packaged and released as standalone.

Windows 10 Features

Live Start Menu The biggest change in Windows 10 from windows 8 is the return of the Start menu. But unlike the traditional start menus we got used to in Windows 7 and previous releases, the start menu in Windows 10 features live tiles with live app updates.

Windows Store Another thing that was rethought from Windows 8 is the Windows store. The Windows store is now a standalone application instead of opening in full screen as it does in Windows 8.

Cortana Cortana is the Siri or Google Now from Microsoft. it replaces the search function on your computer, and responds to voice commands, and has complete access to your personal information.

Task View Another nice feature in Windows 10 is task view. task view allows you see all the programs opened in your computer at once

Virtual Desktops Another cool feature in Windows 10 are Virtual Desktops. with virtual desktops you can create multiple screens and have different applications open in each screen.

Action Center Action center in Windows 10 is basically a notification center. All apps and system notifications are posted in the action center.

Redesigned Core Apps All core apps in Windows 10 like Mail, Calendar, File Explorer, etc. were revamped. they look and work much better now

Microsoft Edge is a new minimalist browser included in Windows 10 by default. It is also the default browser in Windows Mobile, Xbox One, and other Microsoft devices replacing Internet Explorer. Microsoft Edge was built from scratch using a proprietary engine called EdgeHTML. Edge is designed to be lightweight supporting theming, annotation tools and native reading mode.

Edge does not support ActiveX , but it supports extensions that are distributed through the Windows store. Internet Explorer is still included in Windows 10 as legacy support.

There are many more features and small refinements in Windows 10. Below you will fine many step by step tutorials on how to do certain things in Windows 10.

Windows 10 Tutorials

Microsoft Edge is somehow the default application for opening PDF files in Windows 10 regardless if you install Adobe Reader or not. If you would like to set Windows 10 to open PDF files in Adobe Reader instead then make sure you have Adobe Reader installed ( you can get it from this link if you don’t have it yet) and then Right-click a PDF file saved in your computer and go to Properties  and then on the Open with option click on Change: Then choose Adobe Reader from the list option: Then click on Apply then OK. That should make all your PDF files on your computer open with Adobe Reader   If that doesn’t make all your PDF files open with Adobe Reader by default, then try this. Click on your Start Menu and then go to Settings…

If the menu font size appear too small in Windows 10 for you, here is a quick way to change it. Up until now I’ve been just customizing the display for people that have asked me how to resize the fonts on their computer because the text appears too small: But doing that will also decrease the solution on your screen. to increase the size of the font on menus without changing the resolution on your screen, right-click an empty space on your desktop, and go to Display Settings: Then click on Advance display settings: Then click on Advanced sizing of text and other items: Then under the Change only the text size option, choose Menus from the drop-down list: Choose the font size you want, you can also bold the text on menus if you  need better visibility. Click…

If you need to set a custom interactive log on message for your users using Windows 10 computers for legal or any other purposes there are a couple of ways you can accomplish that. If you only have a few computers in your network you can set the message individually on each computer using the Local Security Policy console, but if you have a large network of computers then doing it through a Group Policy makes more sense. In this tutorial I will show you how you can do both. Using the Local Security Policy To setup the message individually on each computer using the Local Security Policy console go to Control Panel > System  > Administrative Tools > Local Security Policy  > Local Policies > Security Options there are two policies you need to change. The first one is the…

As you probably already know, you can enable Bash on Windows 10 by installing the Windows subsystem for Linux using the remove/add features in control panel. That will install a trimmed down version of Ubuntu, but if you just want SSH on your computer without loading a bunch of unnecessary stuff, there is an easier and lighter way of doing that using the OpenSSH client for Windows. Head over to this website and download the latest version of OpenSSH. At the time of this writing the latest version is 7-3-p1-2. Once you have downloaded the package, execute it. Click Next and accept the agreement on the following screen. Uncheck “Server” from the component list on the next screen: Choose the path where you want to install it: Click Next and Next on the following screen, and then Finish. Open the…

Even though Microsoft released Windows 10 more than a year ago to the general public, its adoption rate has been very low especially at the workplace. Based on the latest trend reports Windows 7 is the most popular Windows operating system still. Sooner or later people will have to make the jump to windows 10 though, vendors are not selling computers with Windows 7 preinstalled anymore, so any new Windows computer in the market today has Windows 10 preinstalled and I’m sure corporations are gearing up to roll out Windows 10 to their computer networks if they haven’t already. If you are reading this page because you are just getting started with Windows 10, then you are in the right place. So far I’ve done hundred’s of Windows 10 upgrades and fresh installs at my work, so this is what…

A few people using Windows 10 at the office complained that File Explorer was crashing when opening. I don’t know if this is a bug in file Explorer or it was something they installed that caused that behavior. If you are having that problem here is how I fixed it. Open Control Panel then under “view by” choose “large icons” Then click on “File Explorer Options” Then under the general tab option “Open File Explorer to”  choose “This PC” Click on Apply and then OK. trying opening File Explorer again and see if it crashes Restarting File Explorer If after doing the above, you still have the problem, try restarting File Explorer. Right-click the taskbar and then choose “Task Manager” Then under the Processes tab, select File Explorer and then choose Restart Conclusion I think this problem is caused by…

Just in case you need to find the product key of your currently installed Windows 10 OS there is a quick PowerShell command you can run to do that. Open PowerShell, and type this command: (Get-WmiObject -query ‘select * from SoftwareLicensingService’).OA3xOriginalProductKey that should display the product key

If the battery is draining quicker than normal on your Windows 10 laptop,  there is a quicker way to see what apps are causing the drain. to do that, click on the Start Menu and then click on Settings wrench: Then click on System: Then click on Battery then on Battery usage by app: Then you should be able to see the apps that are using the battery the most:

Microsoft Edge is the new minimalist browser installed by default in Windows 10. I’m starting to use Edge over Chrome for some web browsing, and one of the things I’m really used to is to have a “home” button in my browser. Edge does not have a home button by default, but it only takes a few seconds to set it. To restore the home button in Microsoft Edge, click on the three “dots” on the top right corner, and then click on Settings: Then click on “View advanced settings” Then right at the top of the menu click on “Show the home button”   Now you should have the home button visible next to the search bar!

In this tutorial I will walk you through some basic things you can check when wireless  is not working on your Windows 10 laptop.  For a walk through on how to manage wireless profiles in Windows 10, please take a look at this tutorial Manage wireless profiles in Windows 10 Things to know   This icon indicates your laptop wireless adapter is on and that you are connected to the Internet. This icon indicates your laptop is not connected to any wireless network and your wireless adapter is either off or disabled. This icon indicates your wireless connection is on Airplane mode. Check the basics first Make sure the wireless adapter in your laptop is on! there are a couple of ways to turn on and off the wireless adapter in your laptop either by clicking the wireless icon on…

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