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Updated 12/12/17

how to increase the font size on menus  in Windows 10

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…


How to map a network drive in Windows 10

Mapping a network drive in Windows 10 is not much different than mapping a network drive in previous Windows releases, but just to refresh your memory here is how you do it.  open File Explorer and click on This PC then click on Computer on the top menu and then click on Map network drive: The folder mapping window will…


How to setup Gmail in Windows 10 built-in mail app

Setting up Gmail to work with the built-in mail app in Windows 10 is pretty straight forward, that is if you haven’t setup the 2 step verification process in your Google account, if you have, then process can get a little bit more involved. To setup Gmail with the built-in Windows 10 app, make sure IMAP access is setup in…


Is Windows 10 really free?

I’ve been asked by friends and colleagues a few times if Windows 10 is really free. maybe because they saw a window popping up on their Windows 7 or Windows 8 computer screen like this? And the answer is NO, Windows 10 is not free. here is what’s going on, In order to encourage adoption of Windows 10, Microsoft is…


Enable the home button in Windows 10 Microsoft Edge

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…


How To Save Windows 10 Lock Screen Dynamic Backgrounds

The other day a user asked me if it was possible to save the dynamic lock screen backgrounds randomly shown when you log in to your Windows 10 computer. If you don’t know what I’m talking about, go to Settings > Personalization > Lock screen and under Background, and you should see “Windows spotlight”   And yes, it is possible to save…


Lenovo T460s laptop review and a comparison of the T series laptops

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…


See what’s draining your laptop’s battery in Windows 10

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…


How to get the product key of your Windows 10 Installation

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


File Explorer Acting Up In Windows 10

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”…


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