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Title: A few Win 10 Tips
Post by: Frands on August 26, 2015, 07:51:39 PM
Hi,

I just stumbled over a few tips to Win 10. Just how to fix some common things in Win 10. I hope you can use them.

http://www.pcworld.com/article/2975289/windows/how-to-cure-windows-10s-worst-headaches.html (http://www.pcworld.com/article/2975289/windows/how-to-cure-windows-10s-worst-headaches.html)
Title: Re: A few Win 10 Tips
Post by: JDBush61 on August 26, 2015, 11:37:10 PM
Thank you, Frands. Those tips look very helpful.
Title: Re: A few Win 10 Tips
Post by: Corrine on August 27, 2015, 01:23:50 AM
Let's see what we can do to collect more good tips and add them here. 

A couple of my favorites:

Keyboard shortcuts (http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows-10/keyboard-shortcuts) -- This is something I need to spend a bit of time with because there are some new keyboard shortcuts for Windows 10.  The list can also be downloaded from https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=48716

Windows 10 and privacy (http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows-10/windows-privacy-faq) -- There has been so much press about Windows 10 privacy.  See the Microsoft FAQ on what data is collected, where it is stored, etc.

Windows Explorer File Explorer -- a new name and more flexible than ever before.  Here's a couple tutorials covering File Explorer features:

How To View, Pin & Unpin Items To The Quick Access Section Of File Explorer In Windows 10 (http://www.7tutorials.com/how-view-pin-unpin-items-quick-access-section-file-explorer-windows-10) -- I really like this and have pinned a few locations that I find I access frequently.

How To Use File Explorer To Share Files & Folders In Windows 8.1 & 10 (http://www.7tutorials.com/introducing-windows-8-how-use-share-tab-file-explorer) -- While you're experimenting with this, also click on the View tab.  If you're like me, you will want to check the box to show File name extensions.
Title: Re: A few Win 10 Tips
Post by: Frands on August 27, 2015, 10:51:14 AM
How to fix:
Windows 10 is trying to install some drivers on some pc's that is not necessary. F.ex you may see this message after you have upgraded to Win 10.
If you usually don't have AMD drivers on your computer then just uninstall AMD Catalyst Drivers and Control Center

Error Message:
Warning catalyst control center is not supported by the driver version of your enabled graphics adapter. please update your AMD graphics driver, or enable your AMD adapter using using the display manager.

What is Catalyst Control Center?:
http://www.tomsguide.com/us/catalyst-control-center,review-2012.html (http://www.tomsguide.com/us/catalyst-control-center,review-2012.html)

How to uninstall AMD Catalyst™ Drivers from a Microsoft Windows® based PC system with AMD Radeon™ desktop graphics:

http://support.amd.com/en-us/kb-articles/Pages/GPU57RemoveOldGraphicsDrivers.aspx#Win10 (http://support.amd.com/en-us/kb-articles/Pages/GPU57RemoveOldGraphicsDrivers.aspx#Win10)

AMD front site:
http://www.amd.com/en-us (http://www.amd.com/en-us)

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Title: Re: A few Win 10 Tips
Post by: Frands on August 27, 2015, 11:31:38 AM

Microsoft Windows 10 support:  How To's :

http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/support#1TC=windows-10 (http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/support#1TC=windows-10)

Windows 10 Keyboard Shortcuts:

http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows-10/keyboard-shortcuts

Winaero - Tips & Tricks Win 10 :

http://winaero.com/blog/category/windows-10/ (http://winaero.com/blog/category/windows-10/)

Edge Browser Tips and Tricks for Windows 10:

http://www.thewindowsclub.com/edge-browser-tips-and-tricks (http://www.thewindowsclub.com/edge-browser-tips-and-tricks)
Title: Re: A few Win 10 Tips
Post by: Frands on August 27, 2015, 12:49:42 PM
Free antispy tool for Windows 10:

O&O ShutUp 10:

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O&O ShutUp10 means you have full control over which comfort functions under Windows 10 you wish to use, and you decide when the passing on of your data goes too far.
Using a very simple interface, you decide how Windows 10 should respect your privacy by deciding which unwanted functions should be deactivated.

http://www.oo-software.com/en/us/shutup10 (http://www.oo-software.com/en/us/shutup10)


My search: DR-Radio/TV Denmark

Title: Re: A few Win 10 Tips
Post by: Frands on September 16, 2015, 08:13:04 AM
How to block Windows 10 Upgrade notifications in earlier versions of Windows:

http://www.ghacks.net/2015/06/01/how-to-block-the-windows-10-update-notification-in-earlier-versions-of-windows/ (http://www.ghacks.net/2015/06/01/how-to-block-the-windows-10-update-notification-in-earlier-versions-of-windows/)

Also:

http://www.ghacks.net/2015/07/27/microsoft-releases-tool-to-block-windows-10-updates/ (http://www.ghacks.net/2015/07/27/microsoft-releases-tool-to-block-windows-10-updates/)
Title: Re: A few Win 10 Tips
Post by: plodr on September 16, 2015, 01:28:03 PM
There is a poster elsewhere who has used those two articles (MS tool in last) to try and block a driver update. It is the wrong driver for his computer.
It installed once, he rolled back, I think, and it continues to download and is waiting to be installed.

If you find any other methods of blocking a bad driver update, please post them. Thanks.
Title: Re: A few Win 10 Tips
Post by: Frands on September 16, 2015, 03:53:31 PM
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If you find any other methods of blocking a bad driver update, please post them. Thanks.

I'll be looking out for other solutions, and I'll post it as soon as possible if I find it ;)
Title: Re: A few Win 10 Tips
Post by: Corrine on September 25, 2015, 10:46:03 PM
Introduction to Windows 10 servicing (Windows) (https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/mt598226%28v=vs.85%29.aspx?f=255&MSPPError=-2147217396)
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This article describes the new servicing options available in Windows 10, and how they enable enterprises to keep their devices current with the latest feature upgrades. It also covers related topics, such as how enterprises can make better use of Windows Update, and what the new servicing options mean for support lifecycles.

Note

Several of the figures in this article show multiple feature upgrades of Windows being released by Microsoft over time. Be aware that these figures were created with dates that were chosen for illustrative clarity, not for release roadmap accuracy, and should not be used for planning purposes.
Title: Re: A few Win 10 Tips
Post by: Frands on September 27, 2015, 10:29:21 AM

Prevent Automatic Device Driver Software Updates In Windows 10:

http://www.kapilarya.com/prevent-automatic-device-driver-software-updates-windows-10 (http://www.kapilarya.com/prevent-automatic-device-driver-software-updates-windows-10)

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Title: Re: A few Win 10 Tips
Post by: Basil on September 28, 2015, 09:47:25 AM

Prevent Automatic Device Driver Software Updates In Windows 10:

http://www.kapilarya.com/prevent-automatic-device-driver-software-updates-windows-10 (http://www.kapilarya.com/prevent-automatic-device-driver-software-updates-windows-10)

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Thank you Frands, very useful info.
Having had some problems in the past, while on Vista, after updating device driver software, I do not like updating them. I tend to follow: "If it isn't broken, do not fix".

Following the instructions on this link, I found that the settings revert to default after restart.
Looking at the last icon (Device Installation Settings), what has worked for me is:


....No, let me choose what to do

.....Never install driver software from Windows Updates

BUT
....Automatically get the device application and information provided by your device manufacturer.
Title: Re: A few Win 10 Tips
Post by: Frands on September 28, 2015, 12:14:52 PM
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Thank you Frands, very useful info.
Having had some problems in the past, while on Vista, after updating device driver software, I do not like updating them. I tend to follow: "If it isn't broken, do not fix".

You are very welcome, and I'm saying thanks alot to Kapil Arya for the tips. Hope this tip may help! :)
By the way, I like this sentence: "If it isn't broken, do not fix"
I don't fix me scooter that is only allowed to run 18 mph and it runs 43 mph (Ups! I did'nt say that  :o ;D)
Title: Re: A few Win 10 Tips
Post by: Corrine on September 30, 2015, 11:36:02 AM
Another article on keyboard shortcuts:  46 Keyboard Shortcuts That Increase Your Productivity In Windows 10 (http://www.7tutorials.com/46-keyboard-shortcuts-increase-your-productivity-windows-10).
Title: Re: A few Win 10 Tips
Post by: Corrine on October 15, 2015, 09:02:11 PM
Windows 10: Top Features for Consumers - Microsoft Virtual Academy (https://www.microsoftvirtualacademy.com/en-us/training-courses/windows-10-top-features-for-consumers-12455?l=S71zi6mWB_6201937555)
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Are you a consumer, interested in the new features of Windows 10? Or maybe you’re an IT Pro, tasked with supporting your users and their expectations of Windows 10. Walk through the new functionality with popular author and technology journalist Ed Bott and Microsoft Worldwide Retail Sales & Marketing Director Ben Rudolph, and learn about the value and applicability of the new features.
 
Roll up your sleeves for a hands-on exploration. From Windows Hello and the Start menu, to Cortana, OneDrive, mail, and photos, get practical tips for using Windows 10. Plus, take a look at Microsoft Edge. Each video takes 10‒15 minutes, so you can easily explore the features that most interest you. Don’t forget to download the PowerPoint presentation in Module 0, to follow along. And stay tuned for Ed's soon-to-be-released book, Windows 10 Inside Out, from Microsoft Press.
Title: Re: A few Win 10 Tips
Post by: Corrine on November 02, 2015, 12:24:47 PM
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Windows 10 allows you to create a user account for each person who uses your computer or device, so that you can keep things separate between users. Obviously, each user account has a password that must be typed in order to login. If you need to change your password, because it has been compromised or just because you want to, you should read this article. We will show you how to change the password of a Microsoft account, in Windows 10, as well as the password of a local account.

How to change your user account password in Windows 10 (http://www.digitalcitizen.life/how-change-your-user-account-password-windows-10?utm_content=buffer8c327&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer)
Title: Get your original analogue clock back in Win 10
Post by: Dude111 on November 14, 2015, 03:57:53 AM
I saw this on another site Im on and thought I would share with you guys.......

1.  Click on the Start Menu icon and type regedit.
2.  After you've done that, please go to the following directory: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\Curr entVersion\ImmersiveShell
3.  Once you are there, please go to Edit → New → DWORD (32-bit) Value
4.  Now name the value that you created UseWin32TrayClockExperience.
5.  By default, your value will be set to 0 which is going to by default have the new design. What you're going to want to do is right click on the value that you named UseWin32TrayClockExperience and click Modify....
6.  Once you've done that, please set the value to 1. Now you will have the analog clock that you're used to.

Im on Win98se but im sure there are some who would love the original clock back..


Edit by Corrine:  Always back up the registry before making changes.
Title: Re: A few Win 10 Tips
Post by: Pete! on November 19, 2015, 08:07:17 PM
Free antispy tool for Windows 10:

O&O ShutUp 10:

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O&O ShutUp10 means you have full control over which comfort functions under Windows 10 you wish to use, and you decide when the passing on of your data goes too far.
Using a very simple interface, you decide how Windows 10 should respect your privacy by deciding which unwanted functions should be deactivated.

http://www.oo-software.com/en/us/shutup10 (http://www.oo-software.com/en/us/shutup10)


My search: DR-Radio/TV Denmark
There is other software made with the same goal in mind.
See: http://www.ghacks.net/2015/08/14/comparison-of-windows-10-privacy-tools/

BTW: After I applied the big November update, I noticed that telemetry was enabled again.
Could be expected, without assuming any malice from MS, it was pretty much like installing a new OS.
I ran "Shutup10" again.
Title: Re: A few Win 10 Tips
Post by: Corrine on December 02, 2015, 11:06:21 PM
Updated December 2, 2015, by Ed Bott:  Hands-on with Windows 10: Upgrading, installing and activating in the real world | ZDNet (http://www.zdnet.com/article/hands-on-with-windows-10-upgrading-installing-and-activating-in-the-real-world/#ftag=RSSbaffb68)
Title: Re: A few Win 10 Tips
Post by: Corrine on December 28, 2015, 12:44:19 PM
A reasonable explanation about privacy in Windows 10 and how to change the settings in What Windows 10's "Privacy Nightmare" Settings Actually Do (http://lifehacker.com/what-windows-10s-privacy-nightmare-settings-actually-1722267229).
Title: Re: A few Win 10 Tips
Post by: Frands on February 24, 2016, 09:33:24 PM
Hi,

Just another set of Windows 10 tweaks & some other stuff:

https://tweakhound.com/2015/12/09/tweaking-windows-10/ (https://tweakhound.com/2015/12/09/tweaking-windows-10/)
Title: Re: A few Win 10 Tips
Post by: Ghost on February 24, 2016, 11:09:56 PM
Awhile back i ran onto this video and set my W10 according to the video and installed Spybot Search & Destroy Anti Beacon.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u1kGMCfb2xw (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u1kGMCfb2xw)
Any comments would be appreciated.
Thanks,
Ghiost
Title: Re: A few Win 10 Tips
Post by: Frands on April 30, 2016, 03:29:28 PM
Hi  :)

Some days ago I made a visit in me local bookstore where I bought a lil Windows 10 bible. :

(https://www.landzdown.com/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.pearson.com.au%2FMC_images%2F_amazon%2F9781292118178.jpg&hash=8721486cd8e00cfd96741cae27f444b8ed170305)

Steve Johnson
Brilliant Windows 10
448 pages
published 2015
Publisher:  Pearson Education Limited

This book is great if you are new to windows 10 or just want to look up things in a hurry. You can take a look inside the book here if yo want to:

http://www.amazon.com/Brilliant-Windows-10-Steve-Johnson/dp/1292118172 (http://www.amazon.com/Brilliant-Windows-10-Steve-Johnson/dp/1292118172)
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Title: Re: A few Win 10 Tips
Post by: Corrine on May 12, 2016, 03:13:34 PM
A collection of tips & tricks by Ed Bott:

How to lock in your free Windows 10 upgrade and keep using your old Windows version (http://www.zdnet.com/article/how-to-lock-in-your-free-windows-10-upgrade-and-keep-using-your-old-windows-version/)

Six Windows 10 annoyances: How to make them go away for good (http://www.zdnet.com/article/six-windows-10-annoyances-how-to-make-them-go-away-for-good/#ftag=RSSbaffb68)

Windows 10 tip: Look up your IP address quickly (http://www.zdnet.com/article/windows-10-tip-look-up-your-ip-address/)

Windows 10 tip: Protect your privacy in File Explorer (http://www.zdnet.com/article/windows-10-tip-protect-your-privacy-in-file-explorer/#ftag=RSSbaffb68)

Windows 10 tip: Use Cortana's secret dictionary (http://www.zdnet.com/article/windows-10-tip-use-cortanas-secret-dictionary/#ftag=RSSbaffb68)

Windows 10 tip: Check the performance of your laptop battery (http://www.zdnet.com/article/windows-10-tip-check-the-performance-of-your-laptop-battery/#ftag=RSSbaffb68)

Windows 10 tip: Defrag secrets for hard disks and SSD (http://www.zdnet.com/article/windows-10-tip-defrag-secrets-for-hard-disks-and-ssds/)

Windows 10 tip: Find any setting in seconds (http://www.zdnet.com/article/windows-10-tip-find-any-setting-in-seconds/)

Windows 10 tip: Disable annoying app notifications (http://www.zdnet.com/article/windows-10-tip-disable-annoying-app-notifications/)

Windows 10 tip: Hunt down battery-draining apps (http://www.zdnet.com/article/windows-10-tip-hunt-down-battery-draining-apps/)

Windows 10 tip: Access symbols, emojis, and other special characters (http://www.zdnet.com/article/windows-10-tip-get-easy-access-to-symbols-emojis-and-other-special-characters/)
Title: Re: A few Win 10 Tips
Post by: Corrine on May 13, 2016, 04:50:44 PM
Top Support Solutions for Windows 10 | Top Solutions from Microsoft Support (https://blogs.technet.microsoft.com/topsupportsolutions/2016/05/03/top-support-solutions-for-windows-10-2/#)

Also note that there are links on the page for other categories (e.g. Azure, Office 2013) that may be of interest.
Title: Re: A few Win 10 Tips
Post by: Corrine on May 30, 2016, 07:37:02 PM
The online version will be updated as major changes are introduced.  A PDF is also available to download. 

The Ultimate Windows 10 Security Guide (https://heimdalsecurity.com/en/windows-10-security-guide)
Title: Re: A few Win 10 Tips
Post by: Corrine on June 01, 2016, 12:11:38 PM
Install, Uninstall, Update and Manage Windows 10 Apps (http://www.groovypost.com/howto/install-uninstall-update-windows-10-universal-apps/)
Title: Re: A few Win 10 Tips
Post by: Corrine on June 11, 2016, 09:58:20 PM
Whether you have been using Windows 10 for a short time or for a long time, a casual PC user or a power user, Power Tools for Windows 10 - Microsoft Virtual Academy (https://mva.microsoft.com/en-US/training-courses/power-tools-for-windows-10-16405?l=2xJ2DdeUC_506573942), by Ed Bott with Jennelle Crothers, is a great resource.  I is filled with helpful information and tips and I highly recommend it.
Title: Re: A few Win 10 Tips
Post by: Frands on August 09, 2016, 05:08:16 PM
How to use 'Refresh Windows' to do a clean install of Windows 10 Anniversary Update:

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The Windows 10 Anniversary Update includes an easier way to refresh your computer and remove bloatware, and here we tell you how to use the new tool.
When your computer is not working properly, or you simply want a setup free of bloatware, the best solution is to start from scratch doing a clean install of Windows 10 Anniversary Update. However, it can be a tedious process, and even though Microsoft offers a reset feature to reinstall the operating system, it only restores the copy of Windows 10 that originally came with your computer, which may also contain a lot of software and configurations you don't need.


http://www.windowscentral.com/how-use-refresh-tool-do-clean-install-windows-10

Title: Re: A few Win 10 Tips
Post by: Corrine on September 03, 2016, 04:26:17 PM
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If you've used Windows 10 for a while, you might have noticed that the "old ways" of booting into Safe Mode no longer work. By that, we mean trying things like pressing the F8 or Shift + F8 keys on your keyboard while booting. These methods stopped working in normal cases because the boot procedure became faster than ever before. Such actions simply don't work. But that doesn't mean Windows 10 has no Safe Mode. It's just that to get to it, you have to follow other procedures. Let's take a closer look and see how you can get into Safe Mode in Windows 10.

More at 4 Ways to boot into Safe Mode in Windows 10 (http://www.digitalcitizen.life/4-ways-boot-safe-mode-windows-10).
Title: Re: A few Win 10 Tips
Post by: Corrine on September 07, 2016, 02:37:26 PM
Adding to the collection of Windows 10 Tips:

Ed Bott

Windows 10 tip: Solve network problems with a one-click reset | ZDNet (http://www.zdnet.com/article/windows-10-tip-solve-network-problems-with-a-one-click-reset/)
Windows 10 tip: Create a perfect background for your desktop or lock screen | ZDNet (http://www.zdnet.com/article/windows-10-tip-create-a-perfect-background-for-your-desktop-or-lock-screen/)

Andre Da Costa

How to Manage Registered Computers and Devices in Windows 10 (http://www.groovypost.com/howto/manage-registered-computers-and-devices-in-windows-10/)
Tutorial: Using Windows Defender – Update Definitions and Scan for Viruses (http://www.groovypost.com/howto/tutorial-using-windows-defender-update-definitions-and-scan-for-viruses/)
How to Prevent Automatic Driver Installation in Windows 10 (http://www.groovypost.com/howto/prevent-automatic-driver-installation-in-windows-10/)
Title: Re: A few Win 10 Tips
Post by: Corrine on September 27, 2016, 10:20:50 PM
Another one by Ed Bott:  Take control of your privacy in Windows 10 (http://www.zdnet.com/article/take-control-of-your-privacy-in-windows-10/).
Title: Re: A few Win 10 Tips
Post by: Corrine on September 30, 2016, 03:54:50 PM
Your primary Microsoft Account in Windows 10 offers an easy way to sign into Microsoft services.  Should you need to change that account, instructions are available at The Windows Club, Change Primary email address of Microsoft Account for Windows 10 (http://www.thewindowsclub.com/change-primary-email-address-microsoft-account).
Title: Re: A few Win 10 Tips
Post by: Corrine on October 07, 2016, 01:11:40 PM
Still adjusting to the upgrade from Windows 7 to Windows 10?  This may help: Tutorial: The Window 7 User's Guide to Getting the Most Out of Windows 10 (http://www.groovypost.com/howto/tutorial-windows-10-for-the-windows-7-user/).
Title: Re: A few Win 10 Tips
Post by: Corrine on October 26, 2016, 10:04:38 PM
Wow!  Ed Bott has put together quite a list of Tips, tricks and shortcuts.  Merely click the individual links to the collection listed at Tips, tricks and shortcuts: Ed Bott makes Windows 10 work for you (http://www.zdnet.com/article/ed-botts-windows-10-tip-roundup/) for the tips.
Title: Re: A few Win 10 Tips
Post by: zep516 on October 27, 2016, 12:41:45 AM
Excellent my users will thank-you.....
Title: Re: A few Win 10 Tips
Post by: Corrine on November 02, 2016, 12:52:07 AM
Now available: Windows Key Shortcuts for Windows 10 (https://blogs.msdn.microsoft.com/mthree/2015/08/26/now-available-windows-key-shortcuts-for-windows-10/).
Title: Re: A few Win 10 Tips
Post by: Frands on November 09, 2016, 05:11:50 PM
Free ebook: Windows 10 IT Pro Essentials Support Secrets (PDF):

https://blogs.msdn.microsoft.com/microsoft_press/2016/07/14/free-ebook-windows-10-it-pro-essentials-support-secrets/?tag=bom_tomsitpro-20 (https://blogs.msdn.microsoft.com/microsoft_press/2016/07/14/free-ebook-windows-10-it-pro-essentials-support-secrets/?tag=bom_tomsitpro-20)
Title: Re: A few Win 10 Tips
Post by: Corrine on December 28, 2016, 06:01:19 PM
How to Find your Windows 10 Product Key (https://www.groovypost.com/howto/find-your-windows-10-product-key/)
Title: Re: A few Win 10 Tips
Post by: Corrine on January 05, 2017, 12:45:17 PM
Windows 10 tip: The fastest, smartest ways to open a Command Prompt window | ZDNet (http://www.zdnet.com/article/windows-10-tip-the-fastest-smartest-ways-to-open-a-command-prompt/#ftag=RSSbaffb68)
Title: Re: A few Win 10 Tips
Post by: Corrine on January 09, 2017, 05:51:09 PM
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If your PC is running slow, crashes or is unable to update your Windows, this option may help you.

This option starts fresh by reinstalling and updating Windows. This will keep your personal files and some Windows settings and remove most of your apps.

See the instructions by Microsoft employee Jason in the Microsoft Community forum post at Introducing Refresh Windows on-demand option (https://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/insider/forum/insider_wintp-insider_repair/introducing-refresh-windows-on-demand-option/ee3a0dd3-e44e-4c65-9e00-a7653e887f99?tm=1483983519926).
Title: Re: A few Win 10 Tips
Post by: Corrine on February 03, 2017, 05:11:31 PM
FAQ: How to manage Windows 10 updates (http://www.zdnet.com/article/faq-how-to-manage-windows-10-updates/#ftag=RSSbaffb68) by Ed Bott.
Title: Re: A few Win 10 Tips
Post by: Corrine on February 09, 2017, 02:37:32 PM
How to customize mouse cursors or pointers in Windows | Digital Citizen (http://www.digitalcitizen.life/how-customize-mouse-cursors-windows-7)
Title: Re: A few Win 10 Tips
Post by: Corrine on February 13, 2017, 04:03:08 PM
How to Transfer your Windows 10 License to a New Computer (https://www.groovypost.com/howto/transfer-windows-10-license-new-pc/)
Title: Re: A few Win 10 Tips
Post by: Corrine on February 23, 2017, 10:12:54 PM
How to Keep Your Windows 10 Device Secure When You Are Away from It (https://www.groovypost.com/howto/keep-windows-10-device-secure-when-away/)
Title: Re: A few Win 10 Tips
Post by: Corrine on April 04, 2017, 12:35:15 PM
Windows 10 Creators Update Changelog - What is new? (http://www.thewindowsclub.com/windows-10-creators-update-changelog)
Title: Re: A few Win 10 Tips
Post by: Corrine on April 04, 2017, 03:48:00 PM
Windows 10 Tips compilation (updated/added to regularly) from the Windows Experience blog:  Windows 10 Tips (https://blogs.windows.com/windowsexperience/tag/windows-10-tips/).
Title: Re: A few Win 10 Tips
Post by: Corrine on April 07, 2017, 04:09:14 PM
Windows Update and Security settings in Windows 10 (http://www.thewindowsclub.com/windows-update-security-settings-windows-10)
Title: Re: A few Win 10 Tips
Post by: Corrine on May 20, 2017, 02:06:23 PM
How to Share Files, Storage, Printers and Other Items in Windows 10 (https://www.groovypost.com/howto/share-files-storage-printers-windows-10/?utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=gPBar)
Title: Re: A few Win 10 Tips
Post by: Corrine on August 24, 2017, 01:31:30 PM
Another one by Ed Bott:  Windows 10 tip: Keep your Microsoft account secure and private (http://www.zdnet.com/article/windows-10-tip-keep-your-microsoft-account-secure-and-private/).
Title: Re: A few Win 10 Tips
Post by: Frands on September 14, 2017, 05:31:27 PM
How to mute or turn off Sound in auto-playing Video on any website

http://www.thewindowsclub.com/mute-sound-auto-playing-video (http://www.thewindowsclub.com/mute-sound-auto-playing-video)
Title: Re: A few Win 10 Tips
Post by: Corrine on October 20, 2017, 04:44:09 PM
Updated for Fall Creators Update:  Things to do after you upgrade Windows 10 to a newer version (http://www.thewindowsclub.com/things-to-do-upgrade-windows-10-anniversary-update)
Title: Re: A few Win 10 Tips
Post by: Corrine on October 23, 2017, 05:29:33 PM
How to display the Command Line in Windows 10 Task Manager (http://www.thewindowsclub.com/display-command-line-windows-10-task-manager)
Title: Re: A few Win 10 Tips
Post by: Corrine on October 23, 2017, 09:51:40 PM
Windows 10's "Controlled Folder Access" Anti-Ransomware Feature Is Now Live (https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/microsoft/windows-10s-controlled-folder-access-anti-ransomware-feature-is-now-live/)
Title: Re: A few Win 10 Tips
Post by: Corrine on October 25, 2017, 05:00:43 PM
Also see Ed Bott's post about "Controlled Folder Access":  Windows 10 tip: Turn on the new anti-ransomware features in the Fall Creators Update | ZDNet (http://www.zdnet.com/article/windows-10-tip-turn-on-the-new-anti-ransomware-features-in-the-fall-creators-update/#ftag=RSSbaffb68)
Title: Re: A few Win 10 Tips
Post by: techie on October 26, 2017, 12:40:51 PM
Also see Ed Bott's post about "Controlled Folder Access":  Windows 10 tip: Turn on the new anti-ransomware features in the Fall Creators Update | ZDNet (http://www.zdnet.com/article/windows-10-tip-turn-on-the-new-anti-ransomware-features-in-the-fall-creators-update/#ftag=RSSbaffb68)

I'm not particularly impressed with it. The problem with the setup, everything is blacklisted, no white-list, you will constantly be unblocking execute files manually, and most all 3rd party apps. It doesn't even work well with Microsoft's own products, (Word.exe) Word documents and there temporary file changes are blocked. You know the temporary shadow file that is created whenever a word document is open or printed. It keeps it from being automatically deleted, leaving the shadow copy on the system.

I can see why it is turned off by default. People will find it more of hindrance than help. I can dig into the execute files and allow the apps, but it's to technical for the average user and will create confusion for many.
Title: Re: A few Win 10 Tips
Post by: Pete! on October 26, 2017, 02:14:36 PM
I'm not particularly impressed with it. The problem with the setup, everything is blacklisted, no white-list, you will constantly be unblocking execute files manually, and most all 3rd party apps. It doesn't even work well with Microsoft's own products, (Word.exe) Word documents and there temporary file changes are blocked. You know the temporary shadow file that is created whenever a word document is open or printed. It keeps it from being automatically deleted, leaving the shadow copy on the system.

I can see why it is turned off by default. People will find it more of hindrance than help. I can dig into the execute files and allow the apps, but it's to technical for the average user and will create confusion for many.
Now you've got me wondering if I made a mistake...

Even though the computer my wife keeps at her business, is about a year older than mine, I installed the fall Creators Update because she uses Windows Defender as her AV, and I wanted to ensure the latest protection.

Yesterday, I turned on "Controlled folder access".
Now you've got me expecting a call for help, the next time she tries to use LibreOffice.

I guess I can always turn it off...
Title: Re: A few Win 10 Tips
Post by: Corrine on October 26, 2017, 02:17:51 PM
If it isn't included in the list of whitelisted applications, you can add it yourself. Launch the Windows Defender Security Center > Virus & thread protection > Select "Allow an app through Controlled folder access". 

I'm curious about any overlap between Controlled folder access and Malwarebytes' Ransomware protection.
Title: Re: A few Win 10 Tips
Post by: Pete! on October 26, 2017, 03:06:03 PM
If it isn't included in the list of whitelisted applications, you can add it yourself. Launch the Windows Defender Security Center > Virus & thread protection > Select "Allow an app through Controlled folder access". ....
Agreed, but the only times I normally get access to her machine, are when she needs help.

Since she doesn't have the skills to do it herself, Techie has a good point. We'll see how it goes.
Title: Re: A few Win 10 Tips
Post by: techie on October 26, 2017, 06:39:51 PM
If it isn't included in the list of whitelisted applications, you can add it yourself. Launch the Windows Defender Security Center > Virus & thread protection > Select "Allow an app through Controlled folder access". ....
Agreed, but the only times I normally get access to her machine, are when she needs help.

Since she doesn't have the skills to do it herself, Techie has a good point. We'll see how it goes.

I'm not saying it's bad, you have to dig down into the C drive, program files, then the program, to find the execute file. How could MS miss putting there own Word processor program in a whitelist? I had to make exceptions for iTunes to run. I had to turn it off completely to update the iTunes install. Exceptions were required to use 3rd party browsers and email clients. This will affect basically controlled folders, pictures, music and documents. Programs that will need to access them. Turned of by default means an average user won't go there and turn it on.
Title: Re: A few Win 10 Tips
Post by: Corrine on November 05, 2017, 08:54:19 PM
Underline & Highlight Menu Shortcut Keys in Windows 10 (http://www.thewindowsclub.com/underline-and-highlight-menu-shortcut-keys)
Title: Disabling Windows 10 automatic brightness control
Post by: Dude111 on December 31, 2017, 08:23:49 PM
1. Go to 'Power Options'
2. Click on 'Change plan settings'
3. Click on 'Change advanced power settings'
4. Scroll down until ya get to the "Display" section and click on the plus sign to show sub-menus...
5. Click on the plus sign next to 'Dimmed display brightness'
6. Change the settings to 100% (ie: brightness level for when the display is dimmed)
7. Hit OK to save and restart,..


Another supposed "feature" that makes it harder for people I have read so I wanted to share it....
Title: Re: A few Win 10 Tips
Post by: Corrine on January 02, 2018, 12:39:24 PM
Start System Restore when you cannot log into Windows (from Advanced Boot) | Digital Citizen (https://www.digitalcitizen.life/how-start-system-restore-when-you-can-no-longer-log-windows)
Title: Re: A few Win 10 Tips
Post by: Corrine on January 17, 2018, 03:58:56 PM
Updated 16 January 2018: 
FAQ: How to manage Windows 10 updates (http://www.zdnet.com/article/faq-how-to-manage-windows-10-updates/#ftag=RSSbaffb68) by Ed Bott.
Title: Re: A few Win 10 Tips
Post by: Corrine on January 17, 2018, 08:30:46 PM
OneDrive is one of my favorite programs.  If you're not sure how to use it, this will help:  Beginner's guide to Microsoft OneDrive on Windows 10 | Windows Central (https://www.windowscentral.com/how-get-started-onedrive-windows-10?utm_source=wp&utm_medium=dailyarticle&utm_content=UUwpUsUmU2038&utm_campaign=email)
Title: Re: A few Win 10 Tips
Post by: Corrine on March 09, 2018, 08:39:17 PM
Learn about the many changes to Search introduced in the Fall Creator's Update in Inspired by Insiders — Search for Windows - Windows Insider (https://insider.windows.com/en-us/articles/search-for-windows/)
Title: Re: A few Win 10 Tips
Post by: Corrine on May 20, 2018, 01:00:25 PM
Learn about the new Settings options introduced in the Windows 10 April Update, Version 1803:  List of new options in Windows 10 Settings (http://www.thewindowsclub.com/new-options-in-windows-10-settings).
Title: Re: A few Win 10 Tips
Post by: Corrine on May 29, 2018, 06:51:03 PM
How to upgrade from Windows 10 Home to Pro for free | ZDNet (https://www.zdnet.com/article/going-pro-how-to-upgrade-windows-10-home-without-hassles/#ftag=RSSbaffb68)
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You've got a new PC running Windows 10 Home. You want to upgrade to Windows 10 Pro. Here's how to get that upgrade for free. All you need is a Pro/Ultimate product key from an older version of Windows.
Title: Re: A few Win 10 Tips
Post by: satrow on May 29, 2018, 07:50:54 PM
Bott's "(maybe we should just call it Windows for Cheapskates)" feels pretty insulting from where I sit  :o
Title: Re: A few Win 10 Tips
Post by: Corrine on May 29, 2018, 08:39:46 PM
Good point, satrow.  Besides, when people are looking to purchase a new device, economics likely is a major factor and may not be aware of the differences between the versions.
Title: Re: A few Win 10 Tips
Post by: Corrine on April 22, 2019, 06:38:48 PM
Added in the Windows 10 October Update (Version 1903), it is now possible to search within the Calendar app.  This feature is also available in Outlook.com and Office 365 accounts.

More at Windows 10 Tip: Searching within the Calendar app | Windows Experience Blog (https://blogs.windows.com/windowsexperience/2019/04/22/windows-10-tip-searching-within-the-calendar-app/).

Title: Re: A few Win 10 Tips
Post by: Corrine on May 22, 2019, 05:27:28 PM
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Here is the list followed by complete details of Windows 10 v1903 features-
  • Blurred Background on Login Screen
  • ]Search, and Cortana are no longer together
  • Sleeker Start Menu & Start Menu Service
  • Action Center & Quick Buttons changes
  • Light Theme for those who dont like too much black.
  • Improved Storage settings.
  • Search changes & details
  • Voice Activation settings
  • Windows Update Feature with auto-rollback
  • Reserved Storage
  • Automatic Troubleshooting
  • Windows Sandbox
  • Windows Security
  • Linux on Windows enhancements
  • Other features.
See Windows 10 v1903 May 2019 Update New Features List (https://www.thewindowsclub.com/windows-10-v1903-new-features-list) for further information.