With Windows 10 being released to the general public in late July, many people are wondering just what happened to Windows 9, considering the most recent update was titled Windows 8.1. Are the great changes to how Windows works justifying the dramatic shift? Is this just a simple marketing ploy?
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Although Cortana is arguably one of the most useful features in Windows 10, you might consider if it is worth the privacy risk. If you decide it’s not, then disabling it should significantly reduce your data footprint on Microsoft servers.
Microsoft pushes its newest Windows 10 operating system to current Windows 7 and 8 users as a free upgrade, but before making the decision, consider if there’s any real benefit. This article focuses on the major differences between systems. Some features are significant upgrades, others are not.
Windows is offering a free upgrade! What else would you need to know? Windows 10 offers a wealth of new features and resolution of issues contained in Windows 7/8, but it might not be for everyone. Before taking the leap to Windows 10, consider some of these potential pitfalls.
Unlike Windows 7, Windows 8 does not include the Manage Wireless Networks feature. Learn how to use a command prompt to perform this task.
Many routers preconfigure a wireless network security key and print the key in the manual or a sticker beneath the router. If you’ve lost these, or someone changed the password, learn how you can relocate them within the router’s administrative utility.
If you have been looking for an easy way to see your saved wireless passwords on a Windows 8.1 machine, you may believe you are out of luck. While it’s not the approach you might expect, there is a method you can use to view these passwords.
Learn how to discovery the password for the WiFi network to which you are currently connected in Windows 8, even though there is no Manage Wireless Networks utility.
Need to capture your screen but don’t need a fancy editing program? This article will explain a few simple ways to capture your screen and save it out to a file.
Do you have trouble opening file folders in Windows 8.1? Does it take seemingly forever to open a single folder? Read this article on how to fix slow-loading folders in Windows 8.1.
This article will show you how to run an energy audit of your computer or Windows 8.1 tablet to pinpoint areas where you can improve battery performance and power usage.
Does the Windows 8 Modern Interface cause you to cringe every time you switch to it from the normal desktop? This guide will walk you through a few simple ways to make the Windows 8.1 Start screen a little less jarring to those who still miss Windows 7’s user-friendly interface.
Microsoft recently released the official Outlook client for Mobile devices including Android, iPhone and Windows Phones. This article will look at the new client to see if Outlook is joining the party a little too late or if it offers enough to warrant the space on your device.
A VPN helps protect your privacy by concealing your true IP address and encrypting data between your computer and the VPN server. However, one flaw in this approach is realized when the VPN unexpectedly disconnects.
You may have hundreds or thousands of photos scattered around your hard drive with random names, since cell phones and cameras each name digital photos using their own numbering scheme. This article will show you how to use a free tool to name your files in a logical manner.
MiniTool Partition Wizard Pro 8 is the latest version in the Partition Wizard application line. Built to fill the gap when Symantec gave up support on Partition Magic, Partition Wizard is a fully featured partition and disk manager solution. Following is a review of version 8.1.