Articles by Vivek Nayyar

How to Connect to Your Printer in Windows 10
If your printer came with a disc, the installation process is pretty straightforward where you’re required to insert the disc in the optical media...
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How to Format an External Drive in Windows 10
Unlike a USB stick, after you connect an external hard drive to the USB port, you must first initialize it and define its partitioning scheme...
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How to Reactivate Windows 10 After a Hardware Change
Since your 25-character product key pairs your license with the hardware of your computer, changing/upgrading any major device such as the...
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How to Take a Screenshot in Windows 10
Apart from using the traditional method of pressing the Print Screen button on the keyboard, and pasting the contents of the clipboard in an MS...
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How to Find Your Windows 10 Product Key
Although you can find your Windows 10 product key by typing a couple of commands in the Elevated PowerShell window, the process can become...
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How to Extract File Details from Windows 10 Folders
You can easily extract the file names and their details from the Windows 10 folders and subfolders as long as you have MS Excel 2010 (a product...
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How to Change the Shortcut Arrow Icon in Windows 10
Generally, it’s the small arrow at the lower-left corner of an icon that distinguishes an actual file from its shortcut that, even though is a...
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How to Lock Desktop Icons in Windows 10
If you prefer to align the desktop icons your way instead of letting Windows do it for you, and want to keep them stick to their position until...
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How to Disable Cortana in Windows 10
Unlike earlier Windows 10 versions, the new one (1809 at the time of this writing) doesn’t have any On/Off switch to enable or disable Cortana. In...
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How to Find Other Computers in Your Local Network
Windows 10 offers a simple way to find and access nearby computers as long as they’re connected to a common Local Area Network (LAN) via Wi-Fi or...
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How to Play Blu-rays on Windows 10
Although VLC is one of the widely used media players across the globe, you need to tweak the app in order to make it play Blu-ray discs for you...
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How to Upgrade Windows 10 Home to Pro
Upgrading Windows 10 Home edition to Pro is merely the matter of using a product key that unlocks the Pro features on your existing Windows. If...
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How to Boot Windows 10 from USB
Booting a computer from a USB or any other external bootable media is no longer a tedious task as long as your Windows 10 is able to start...
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How to Manage Windows in Windows 10
In addition to the legacy ‘Cascade windows’ option that used to align all the opened windows one over the other showing only their title bar...
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How to Use Split Screen in Windows 10
The Split Screen feature in Windows 10 allows you to virtually split your monitor screen into two. Simply put, you can work on two apps...
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How to Manually Configure a VPN Connection in Windows 10
When your organization authorizes you to work from any remote location, they would also allow you to access their network using your laptop or...
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How to Enable Windows Sonic in Windows 10
Windows Sonic for Headphones is a built-in feature in Windows 10 (1709) and above that allows you to experience the audio in your favorite movies...
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How to Choose Startup Programs in Windows 10
Startup programs are configured to initialize automatically as your Windows 10 computer boots. While this makes your important and essential apps...
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How to Change Your Windows 10 Username
Username or login name allows you to access your Windows 10 computer using your Microsoft or local account. It’s highly unlikely that you will...
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How to Boot Windows 10 in Safe Mode
Booting in Safe Mode and rebooting back normally resolves many of the Windows 10 problems automatically. In addition to this, Safe Mode also...
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How to Run Windows 10 as an Administrator
At the time of installation, Windows 10 automatically creates a local administrator account and names it ‘Administrator’. This account has...
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How to Restore Windows Photo Viewer in Windows 10
Windows Photo Viewer consumed less RAM as compared to the default Photos app that Windows 10 now has. That is the reason many users still prefer...
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How to Remove Your Password from Windows 10
If you’re signed in with a Microsoft account, Windows 10 wouldn’t let you remove your password in order to ensure the security and integrity of...
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How to Change Your Windows 10 Login Picture
Because a unique picture helps you and others identify your account on a PC shared by multiple users, it is a good idea to replace the default...
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How to Add a Guest Account in Windows 10
A guest user in Windows has extremely limited privileges, and cannot make any changes to the system settings or perform any task that needs...
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How to Update Your Drivers in Windows 10
Although many times the device drivers are automatically updated along with Windows update, you may need to update them manually if: A device...
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How to Turn On Bluetooth in Windows 10
Even if the Bluetooth device (hardware) is enabled on your computer (that could be done using either the Bluetooth switch or by pressing a key or...
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How to Turn Off Automatic Updates in Windows 10
Automatic updates are enabled by default in Windows 10. Since the updates keep the operating system secure with the latest security patches...
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How to Set Default Apps in Windows 10
When you install a third-party app on your Windows 10 computer, depending on the existing/built-in applications your PC has, the new ones may take...
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How to Install New Fonts in Windows 10
Installing new fonts in Windows 10 is way simpler than installing any other app. Where in the latter case you need to go through the installation...
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How to Enable Nearby Sharing in Windows 10
Released with April 2018 update, Nearby Sharing in Windows 10 lets you share your documents, images, videos, etc. to the nearby Windows 10...
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How to Disable Nearby Sharing in Windows 10
New to Windows 10, Nearby Sharing enables you to share (send and receive) files with nearby compatible devices over Wi-Fi or Bluetooth. Although...
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How to Check Your PC Specs in Windows 10
Although you might be already aware of the hardware components like motherboard, processor, RAM, etc. you paid for at the time of purchase, in...
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How to Always Run a Program as Administrator in Windows 10
There are some apps such as Windows optimizers, anti-viruses, etc. that require administrator permissions to run properly. Although many such...
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How to Forget a Network in Windows 10
Every time you visit a new place and connect your Windows 10 laptop to a Wi-Fi, the network is automatically added to the list of known networks...
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How to Find Your Windows 10 Version
Generally you don’t have to worry about the version of your Windows 10 operating system as it doesn’t matter much in most cases. Since Windows is...
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How to Enable Dark Mode on Windows 10
Apart from the default color theme, Windows 10 also has Dark Mode that is sometimes also referred to as Dark Theme. Many users prefer using Dark...
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How to Disable Sleep Mode in Windows 10
By default, Windows 10 automatically goes to sleep when it is left unattended for 15 minutes and 30 minutes when on battery and when connected to...
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How to Change Brightness in Windows 10
In addition to all the other screen related options, Windows 10 also allows you to change the display brightness. You may want to decrease the...
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How to Create a Windows 10 Restore Point
A restore point allows you to restore your Windows back to the state when the point was created. Any changes you make after creating a restore...
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