33 tutorials Windows 10 Tutorials

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.


Headphones

Headphones are supposed to work every time you plug them in to your computer right? unfortunately no, these little nagging things are still present even when using Windows 10. I get many support tickets related to headphone issues from users quite frequently even from those using Windows 10. In this tutorial I will  give you a run down of troubleshooting…


I only write tutorials for this site, but I’ll make an exception today, and sneak in a review for this laptop. I’ve been wanting to write this review for awhile, but I didn’t feel it was appropriate for the site, but what the hell, I’ll just do it. As the “go to” IT guy at work I’m the one that…


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)…


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…


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…


<update>  Windows 10 now supports SSH natively. To enable the feature in Windows 10 ( still in Beta ) go to “Manage optional features” in your Start Menu, and then click on on “Add a feature”:   scroll to the bottom, and then select “OpenSSH Client ( Beta )” and then click on Install: wait for a few seconds, and…


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…


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”…


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…


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