How to Use Windows 10 Compatibility Tools to Run Outdated Apps

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Most programs and applications that were created for earlier versions of Windows will continue to work in Windows 10. However, some applications are no longer compatible and might not run as expected while others may not run at all.  Nevertheless, there are ways you can continue to use and enjoy your favorite applications using Windows […]

How To Take a Screenshot On Chromebook

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If you just got a Chromebook, you’ve probably noticed that it’s a bit different from most laptops. One of these differences is the absence of the Print Screen (PrtSc) key that’s mostly found on Windows laptops, whose function is to capture screenshots.  Chromebooks don’t have a dedicated screenshot key. Instead, the function is built into […]

7 Ways to Create More Disk Space in Windows 10

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When your computer runs low on physical storage, its speed, performance and ability to maintain system integrity will be affected. A poorly managed hard drive can leave you with little space to install significant updates and will generally degrade the user experience over time. In this article, we will discuss several ways to create more […]

Use the Keyboard to Change Row Height and Column Width in Excel

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These days people are moving over to touch interfaces at a rapid pace, but for certain types of work a keyboard is absolutely essential. If you are using Microsoft Excel to do some heavy number crunching, there’s no question that a good keyboard is not an optional extra.  However, it’s not just the perfect device […]

How To Set Up An Automatic Backup System For Windows

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Anyone who regularly uses a home computer ends up storing a large amount of very important information that they don’t want to lose. The best way to protect this information is by setting up an automatic backup system for Windows. There are a few approaches you can take to backup your Windows system. You can […]

How to Fix “Cannot renew IP address” in Windows

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A ‘cannot renew IP address’ error on your Windows PC is due to an IP conflict with another device, issues with your Windows network settings, or a problem with your network adapter or router. If you get a ‘cannot renew IP address’ error in Windows, there are a few steps you can try to troubleshoot […]

How To Use WiFi To Make Cellphone Calls

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WiFi calling is the ability to use a cellphone, without a cellular connection, to make a phone call through a WiFi connection.  In many parts of the world, the Internet reaches more places than the cellular network does. You might have seen this out at the cottage or when visiting a friend in the country. […]

Open Notepad as Admin to Avoid “Access is Denied”

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If you’ve ever tried to edit a system file using Notepad on your Windows PC, you’ve likely seen the error that says “Notepad access denied”. It usually happens when you try to modify a system file from a standard user account on a PC. Windows does this to ensure your system files are protected and […]

How To Install & Use The New Windows 10 Terminal

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Windows Terminal is Microsoft’s combined replacement for the command line and Windows PowerShell, letting you run more powerful administrative commands and tools on Windows than you’d otherwise able to use from a graphical user interface. Rather than switch from one tool to another, the new Windows Terminal brings these tools together. You can run Windows […]

Spyware Removal Tips for Your Computer or Smartphone

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Spying is a terrible invasion of a person’s privacy, and most of its forms aren’t just offensive, but also illegal. It’s common with paranoid spouses and partners looking for the tiniest shred of evidence of a potential affair. Similarly, an ex could’ve put spyware on your phone just to see what’s new in your life, […]