[Guide] Lock Windows 10 and turn off the display with one click

Windows 10 offers a quick way to lock the current session using the Win + L keyboard shortcut. However, there's no shortcut or button that lets you turn off the display and this behavior is controlled only by the power management settings. However, we have a simple solution that...
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How To: Always run Command Prompt as Administrator in Windows 10

There are many situations when we need to run Command Prompt with administrative rights, in order to perform certain changes or access system areas for which a regular Windows user doesn't have permissions. A simple solution would be to always run Command Prompt as Administrator in Windows 10. Which is entirely possible....

[Guide] Disable sleep password in Windows 10

If there's one annoying thing about Windows 10, is it asks for your Microsoft (or local) user account password at every startup, restart and even when you wake the device from sleep.  As long as you're using a Microsoft account to sign into Windows, there's no way to completely...

[Tip] Here’s how you can stop Windows 10 automatic updates

Windows 10 ensures that updates are automatically downloaded since having an up to date OS is one of the best ways to ensure your computer remains secure. It is possible to stop Windows 10 automatic updates but it's not a straightforward process. Microsoft is determined to give us those Windows...

[Guide] Find out who’s connected to your WiFi network

Modern routers provide strong security through the latest encryption algorithms but it's also up to you to choose a strong password. Regardless of your password strength it's always a good idea to find out who's connected to your WiFi network. If you spot any unknown devices, it's worth changing...

How To: Hide your email address from the Windows 10 login screen

Many users are annoyed by the fact Windows 10 really wants you to log in using a password, PIN or another form of identification regardless if you're using a local or a Microsoft account. As if that weren't enough, until the Anniversary Update it was practically impossible to hide...

[Guide] Disable Cortana in Windows 10 after Anniversary Update

After the Windows 10 Anniversary Update, it looks like Cortana is here to stay whether you like it or not. Microsoft seems determined to makes us use Cortana or at least keep her enabled on our systems. She also prefers the Microsoft Edge browser and Bing search engine over anything...

[Guide] Log into Windows 10 with your face

Biometric authentication has come a long way, and it's not something available only for the government, large companies, and research facilities. A new Microsoft service called Windows Hello lets you log into Windows 10 with your face or fingerprint. To log into Windows 10 with your face you will also...

How To: Stop Windows 10 from uploading updates to other computers

Windows 10 has a controversial new feature called Windows Update Delivery Optimization. Of course, it is most definitely not the only controversial feature. Its purpose is to ensure a flawless delivery of system updates and besides Microsoft servers, it also relies on users' computers to push these updates to...

How To: Disable the hidden keylogger in Windows 10

Windows 10 is a true digital Big Brother that keeps track of everything you do. On one hand, Microsoft says this information is used to improve their software and services. That I can definitely believe. But whenever humans need to handle personal data, bad things can happen including major...

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Compared to its rivals from other platforms, Cortana is not yet on par. However, it keeps receiving useful features that have certainly set Microsoft's...

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How To: Add subtitles to Windows Media Player

Since loads of people refuse to abandon Windows Media Player but are still having problems with their subtitles, I figured I would make this guide...