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Updated February 26, 2016

How to upgrade from Window 7 to Windows 10

A few days ago I wrote an article if it was worthy to upgrade to Windows 10 from Windows 7, Windows 8 or Windows 8.1. My conclusion was that if you are currently running any of those operating systems, you should upgrade. Before upgrading please keep in mind these things: You can only upgrade to Windows 10 for free from…


Lenovo Laptop TouchPad Sluggishness On Windows 10

I’ve had a few people complaining about the touchpad being sluggish on their Lenovo laptops after the upgrade from Windows 7 to Windows 10.  I don’t know why just some of the computers show this behavior after the upgrade and not all of them. they are all the same model and as far as I can tell, the same hardware. …


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 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…


How to disable the Store in Windows 10 with a GPO

If you don’t want users in your network downloading or browsing things in the store in Windows 10, you can disable it through a network GPO. you can do this from GPO on a domain controller using Windows server 2012 or later. Creating the GPO Login to your domain controller and open the Group Policy Management console, and go 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


How to take ownership permissions in a folder on Windows 10

I just had a problem deleting a folder in Windows 10. supposedly I didn’t have the proper permissions to do so.  first I tried to delete the folder from the file explorer, but it gave me an access denied error. then I tried from the command line using this command rmdir c:Windows.old /s but it gave me the same error.…


How to edit the Hosts file in Windows 10

There are times when you want to change where a certain domain URL points to without making changes to your private or public DNS server. The easiest way to do that is using the hosts file in Windows 10 and other operating systems. Short History of Hosts file Before 1984 there were no domain name systems ( DNS) so the…


Connect to a VPN connection in Windows 10

Connecting to a VPN connection in Windows 10 is almost the same as it is in Windows 7 or previous Windows releases. from your start menu search for Network and Sharing center: Open it. then click on Setup a new connection or network: Choose Connect to a workplace: Choose Use my Internet connection (VPN ): Type the Internet address to…


Customizing Windows 10

Windows 10 is a huge improvement from Windows 8. Everyone I have spoke to who is using Windows 10 have nothing but praises to say about Windows 10, so it seems like Windows 10 is deemed to become a popular Windows release like Windows XP and Windows 7 was. I’ve been using Windows 10 myself for a couple of months…


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