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How To Set Private And Public Network Location?

How to Set Network Location To Be Public Or Private in Windows 7 And Windows 10?

Windows 10 allows configuration of wired and wireless connections to be in Public or Private network locations. Before we explain how to change network type, we will look at the main differences between these types.

Public networks are those used to connect computers to the Internet while travelling - visiting public places such as cafes, airports, hotels, trains, buses, schools, etc. In public places, a wireless Wi-Fi link is most commonly used. In these places, you will probably not need file and printer sharing, and will prefer your computer be hidden from other devices on the network. A public network is the default network type when you first configure your connection. In a Public network location, Windows Firewall rules are set to the most restrictive so that file and printer sharing, network discovery and automatic set-up of network devices, etc. are disabled.

 
Can’t install Windows Updates on Windows 7 & 10 - how to fix?

Can’t Install Windows Updates On Windows 7 & Windows 10 - how to fix?

Windows updates are very important to keep your system safe from virus threats, especially ransomware. By default Windows Update service is running in the background and downloads updates from Microsoft servers. Automatic checking for updates can be disabled and switched to manual. Despite the mode of Windows Updates operation it may happen that software updating process gets stuck at some phase. “Searching for updates …”, or “downloading updates …” forever, failing to install some particular update, failing to configure system after updates are common situations of Windows 7 or Windows 10 update process.

 
How To Fix The 'Windows can't set up a homegroup on this computer' Error?

How To Easily Fix The "Windows can't set up a homegroup on this computer" Error On Windows 10?

A homegroup is a group of computers on a home network that can share files and printers. Using a homegroup makes sharing easier. You can share pictures, music, videos, documents, and printers with other people in your homegroup. The Homegroup is a feature that was first introduced in Windows 7 and is also present in Windows 8.1 & Windows 10, and it still works the same way.

 
How to fix iTunes Home Sharing problems?

How to solve issues related to iTunes Home Sharing?

iTunes Home sharing allows you to share your iTunes library content: music, movies, TV shows, apps and more. To share content between any Apple device like iPhone, iPod, Apple TV, or any computer this iTunes feature uses your home network. Note that, this feature has limits and it is restricted to one network and maximum of five devices. Users agree that home sharing option of iTunes is really useful, unluckily quite often users encounters with errors, and the troubleshooting what is wrong is a bit complicated, since you can't find much information in Apple support website.

 
How To Fix Mouse Right-Click If It's Not Working?

How To Fix Mouse Right-Click If The Context Menu Is Not Working On Windows 10

The standard mouse has two buttons plus a scroll wheel in the middle (which also sometimes includes a button). Most mice have just two operations: right and left click. Left-click is often referred to as “normal-click” or simply just "click". Most tasks on a computer can be accomplished using the left mouse button only. Pressing the left mouse button simulates the mouse cursor being pressed down on the screen - you can drag items or select text and open files.

 
How To Fix The 'DNS server isn't responding' Error?

How To Easily Fix The 'DNS server isn't responding' Error On Windows 10?

The Domain Name System (DNS) is a hierarchical decentralized naming system for computers, services, and other resources connected to the Internet or a private network. This system translates hostnames to IP addresses. An example of a hostname is www.pcrisk.com. An IP address looks like this: 215.57.216.55. If DNS did not exist, surfing the web would not be easy, since we would have to enter IP addresses for every website we wanted to visit. It is easier to remember www.pcrisk.com than 215.57.216.55, a fact that applies to every page on the web.

 
How to map a network drive on Mac?

How to temporary or permanently map a network drive on a Mac?

Network drive is probably the best alternative for work or home environments where more than one computer is used to share files between them. However, macOS can't automatically detect network devices, unlike installed hardware. So you need to manually install and set them up, afterwards you will need to map a network drive on your Mac. Mapping a network is a process, where you reveal the path to a storage device attached to a network.

 
Service Host: Local System (Network Restricted) Taking Too Much Of Your CPU

Service Host: Local System (Network Restricted) Is Using Too Much Of Your CPU Resources

Some time ago Microsoft started changing the Windows functionality from depending on internal Windows services (which ran from .exe files) to using .dll files. You can’t launch a .dll file directly from Windows the same way you can launch an executable (.exe) file. Instead, a shell that is loaded from a executable file is used to host these .dll services. And that is how the Service Host process (svchost.exe) was invented.

 

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