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How To Set Your Power Plan In Windows 10?

How To Set, Customize And Delete Power Plan In Windows 10?

The Power Plan feature in Windows 10 is not new, since it was also available in earlier versions of the operating system. Power Plan is a collection of hardware and system settings that manage how your computer uses power and also helps you to manage your laptop battery life. Managing battery life is important, since without battery power, you cannot use your laptop unless it is plugged into a mains supply. There are three main plans: "Balanced", "Power saver", and "High performance". Each has different uses and settings to adapt to varying situations. Switching between plans makes changes that impact performance and power consumption. If you are not happy with how your plan manages power, you can customize it, by creating custom power plans with specific settings to suit your needs and computer configuration. Despite these options, you probably will not need to make changes to your Power Plan settings, since the "Balanced" power plan is set by default and is optimized for most users.

How To Delete Previous Windows Version System Folder?

How To Delete Previous Windows Version System Folder (Windows.old)?

The Windows.old folder is created when upgrading Windows to a newer version, reinstalling or upgrading, and also during major Windows updates. It contains all data and files from your previous Windows installation and can be used to restore your previous version. The folder often occupies a large area of disk space, since frequent upgrades of Windows result in additions to the Windows.old folder. Furthermore, it may slow down your PC.

How To Increase Your Privacy In Windows 10?

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 In Windows 10?

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?

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 Without a Fax Machine?

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?

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 Update Video Drivers In Windows 10?

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.


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