Windows 10

What Happened to Disk Defragmenter in Windows 8/10?

by File in: Windows 10

In Windows 8 and Windows 10, the name for a few features from Windows 7 have changed. For example, Windows Anytime Upgrade is now called Add Features to Windows 8/10. Disk Defragmenter has now been changed to Optimize Drives.  Not really sure why the name changes were necessary, but if you’re looking for something in […]

How to Run Disk Cleanup in Windows 10

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Even though Disk Cleanup is not a very often used tool in Windows, it still does come in handy and I have found that it does a good job of getting rid of some stuff that other cleaners can’t. In Windows 10, you can open Disk Cleanup in a number of ways. In this post, […]

Remote Desktop into Windows 10

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I’ve got several machines running Windows 10 at home and there are times when I would like to quickly remote into one of my Windows 10 machines, so that I can change some settings or install something, etc. In Windows 10, you can enable remote desktop and connect to your machine from Windows 10, 7, […]

Install Purchased Apps from Windows Store on Another PC

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I’ve been using Windows 10 for a while now and one thing that I have done is purchased a few useful apps from the Windows Store. If you have ever purchased an app on an Apple device, you are probably familiar with the fact that you can then download that same app for free on […]

Enable Windows 10 Hyper-V

by File in: Windows 10

In Windows 10 there is a new feature called Hyper-V that is basically the same thing as XP Mode in Windows 7. It allows you to run as many guest operating systems on your Windows 10 host machine. However, Windows XP mode was based on Windows Virtual PC, which was the consumer version of their […]

Install and Setup a Website in IIS on Windows 10

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I’ve had Windows 10 installed for a while now and I finally decided to try and setup a small test site using IIS 10, the latest version of Internet Information Services that runs on Windows 10. In this article, I’ll show you how to install IIS 10 on Windows 10 and setup a new website. […]

Log on as Administrator in Windows 10

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By default, the local Administrator account in Windows 10 is disabled. There are certain programs that require the user to be logged in using the local administrator account in order to install software or perform some action on the computer. Even though you normal user account is considered an “administrator” account, you will still be […]

Fix “Your PC’s CPU isn’t compatible with Windows 8/10” Error

by File in: Windows 10, Windows 8

I’ve installed Windows 8/Windows 10 on a couple of machines lately to play around with it and it has installed without a problem on all machines except one. On an older Dell computer that I have, I get the following error message during setup: Your PC’s CPU isn’t compatible with Windows 8 I was pretty […]

Top 10 Differences between Windows 7 and Windows 8/10

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Like Windows 7 was to Windows XP (see our previous post on the differences between Windows XP and 7), Windows 8 is a “completely re-imagined” version of Windows from start to finish. It has been rewritten so that it can run not only on desktops and laptops, but also on tablet PCs in a much […]