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How To Increase Your Privacy In Windows 10 By Turning Off Some Default Settings
There has been some recent concern that Windows 10 gathers too much private information from users. You may not believe that the latest Microsoft operating system crosses any privacy lines. After all, people have different perceptions of online privacy. Regardless, you many wish to ensure that you keep your virtual world predominantly private. There is no need for concern - Microsoft is not doing anything without your permission - but there are some aspects to consider.
How To Turn Off Windows Ads And Other Annoying Stuff In Windows 10?
You may have received your free upgrade to Windows 10, but there is a price to pay. We live in a world full of advertising, and Windows is no exception. Microsoft is gradually increasing delivery of ads and annoying notifications within its Windows operating systems. They appear in many areas such as the lock screen, Start menu, Action Centre, Cortana, etc. A multitude of advertising is delivered including tips, offers, suggestions, notifications, and so on. You may have noticed promotions for Windows apps and services, many of which perhaps have no relevance or interest to you.
What Is a Virtual Machine And How To Create One Easily?
If you have seen INCEPTION the movie, you may find the themes similar to 'virtual machines'. A virtual machine is the emulation of a computer system within a physical PC and functions in an identical manner: it powers up, boots, shuts down, and reboots. We can connect many devices ranging from USB Flash drives to printers and scanners. Virtual machines even have BIOS or UEFI settings of their own, and require drivers for emulated GPUs (Graphics Processing Units) and sound cards.
How To Send Fax using your computer Online Without Fax Machine?
Before the advent of email, facsimile (fax) machines were used extensively to send and receive documents. This it still is a fast way to send your documents, however, not the most practical, since it requires more resources such as toner and paper. In addition, before sending a fax, the document needs to be printed. Today, sending faxes is a somewhat old-fashioned way to send documents, however, many offices still use fax machines. If you do not have a fax machine and you prefer not to invest in one, there are numerous ways to send faxes online without the hardware: send faxes from your computer to a fax machine via the internet and receive faxes via your email account.
How To Check Your Hard Drive's Health With S.M.A.R.T.
S.M.A.R.T. (Self-Monitoring Analysis and Reporting Technology) is a utility that monitors health of hard drives and reports any existing or potential future problems. As an early warning system, it provides computer owners time to backup any important files before any hard drive failure. Even if S.M.A.R.T. detects potential failures on your hard drive, it may not fail for several months or more. It is, however, inevitable that the hard drive will eventually fail. Therefore, you can use the hard drive in the short term, but we strongly recommend that you back up your files and replace the drive before it is too late.
How To Easily Update Your Video Drivers In Windows 10?
A device driver is software that allows your operating system and other software to interact with certain devices and hardware. A driver is like a translator between software and hardware, allowing them to communicate smoothly, since they are often developed by different manufacturers and companies. In most cases, the computer would not be able to send and receive data correctly without drivers. If an appropriate driver is not installed, the device may not function properly, or at all. The same applies to graphics hardware and drivers.
How To Backup And Recover Files In Windows 10 Using System Tools?
A lot of people do not take the time to ensure that their files are backed up, and later wish they had done so. There is no excuse for not making a backup. Protecting our data is something we should all be concerned about, especially when we store important photos, documents, or other sensitive files of any format on our computers. Even if you take precautions to protect your computer from malicious software or other potential dangers that could destroy your data permanently, there is still a chance that a hardware failure, accidental error, or other problem might happen. To restore your data without a backup could take time and expense, if indeed it is possible at all.
How To Take A Screenshot In Windows 7 & 10 Using Keyboard Shortcuts And Other Tools?
A screenshot is a still image saved from the currently visible part of your screen. The process of saving a screen image is called capturing. Here, we show different methods to capture screenshots in Windows 7 and Windows 10. To select a region from your screen for capturing, you can use keyboard shortcuts, mouse pointer, or tablet touchscreen-pointing techniques. Possible destinations for the captured image are Windows clipboard (RAM memory), a file on a local hard disk, Cloud-hosted storage or social media, e-mail client for sending a captured screenshot, printer, or editing windows of programs used for taking screenshots. Your screenshot might focus on the entire screen (desktop), a screen of one of your monitors in dual or multiple monitor mode, an active window, or any selected rectangular or even arbitrary shape area. Screenshot capturing can be performed using Windows built-in utilities or third party external programs and web browser-based extensions.
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