Windows - Tips & Tricks

 

Check CPU type and Ram size installed with window 10

In Search box (next to Start button), type ram

 

Create a local user account in Windows 10

1. Select the Start button, select Settings > Accounts and then select Family & other users.

2. Select Add someone else to this PC.

3. Select I don't have this person's sign-in information, and on the next page, select Add a user without a Microsoft account.

4. Enter a user name, password, password hint or choose security questions, and then select Next.

 

Change a local user account to an administrator account

1. Under Settings Accounts > Family & other users, select local user account name, then select Change account type.

2. Under Account type, select Administrator and OK.

 

Remove a local user account

1. Under Settings Accounts > Family & other users, select local user account name, then select Remove and OK.

 

How to disable startup apps in Windows 10

1. Select the Start button, then select Settings > Apps > Startup. Make sure any app you want to run at startup is turned on.

2. If you donít see the Startup option in Settings, right-click the Start button, select Task Manager, then select the Startup tab. (If you donít see the Startup tab, select More details, then select Startup tab), Select the app you want to change, then select Enable to run it at startup or Disable so it does not run.

 

How to disable startup programs in Windows 7

1. In Search box (next to Start button), type msconfig and press Enter.

2. Click the Startup tab.

3. Uncheck the programs you do not want to launch on startup, click OK.

 

Change default apps in Windows 10

1. Click on the Start menu.

2. Click on Settings.

3. Click on Apps.

4. Click on Default apps.

5. Click on the app you want to change under app category (Mail, Map, Music player, etc.), then select the new app you want to make the default.

 

How to remove app/program in Windows 10

1. Click on the Start menu.

2. Click on Settings.

3. Click on Apps.

4. Under apps and features list, click on the app/program you want to remove, then click uninstall button twice.

 

Change screen saver settings in Windows 10

Go to Settings > Personalization > Lock screen, and select Screen saver settings. In the Screen Saver Settings window, choose a screen saver from the Screen saver drop-down list.

 

Change desktop background in Windows 10

Go to Settings > Personalization > Background, and then select a picture, solid color, or create a slideshow of pictures.

 

Change screen resolution in Windows 10

If you want to change the size of what you see in Windows, you have two options. You can change the size of what is on screen or change the resolution. Changing the size is usually the best option. Here is how:

1. Open Start, select Settings > System > Display

2. Under Scale and layout, check the setting under Change the size of text, apps, and other items. We suggest you use the percentage marked "(Recommended)."

3. If that doesn't solve your problem, under Resolution, select a new value. We suggest you stick with the resolution marked "(Recommended)."

 

Rotate Screen with a Keyboard Shortcut

Press CTRL + ALT + Left Arrow, Right Arrow, Up arrow or Down arrow.

 

Change screen resolution in Windows 7

1. Click the Start button > Control Panel, under Appearance and Personalization, clicking Adjust screen resolution.

2. Click the drop-down list next to Resolution, move the slider to the resolution you want, and then click Apply.

3. Click Keep to use the new resolution, or click Revert to go back to the previous resolution.

 

Change desktop text size in Windows 10

1. Select the Start button, then select Settings > Ease of Access > Display.

2. To make just the text on your screen larger, adjust the slider under Make text bigger.

3. To make everything larger, including images and apps, choose an option from the drop-down menu under Make everything bigger.

 

Change desktop text size in Windows 7

1. Click on Start button > Control Panel.

2. Click on Appearance and Personalization.

3. Under Display, click on Make text and other items larger or smaller. Adjust the magnification settings of Smaller (100%), Medium (125%) or Larger (150%) and press Apply button.

 

Turn off on screen keyboard in Windows 7

1. Click on Start button > Control Panel.

2. Click on Ease of Access > Ease of Access Center > Use the computer without a mouse or keyboard and uncheck the "Use On-Screen Keyboard" option box and click OK.

 

Make Use of CMD

CMD is also known as Command Prompt, it is a command line interpreter application available in most Windows operating systems. It's used to execute entered commands.

1. In the search box, type CMD, do not hit enter.

2. Click on Run as administrator, then Yes

3. The command prompt window will appears, type these commands next to C:\WINDOWS\system32> command line:

a) sfc/scannow: scan all protected system files, and replace the corrupted ones with backup files.

b) chkdsk/f: to check and fix errors.

c) chkdsk/r: to check the entire disk surface for bad sectors and attempt to repair.

d) ipconfig: to display detailed information about your current network adapter connection data including: ip address, subnet mask, default gateway IP, current domain.

e) ping: to test whether your computer can access another computer, a server, or even a website.

f) systeminfo: to know brand of network card, processor details, or the exact version of Windows OS.

 

How to Reset Windows 10

1. Navigate to Settings.†

2. Select "Update & security"

3. Click to Recovery in the left panel.

4. Under Reset this PC, click Get started.

5. Click either "Keep my files" or "Remove everything" depending on whether you want to keep your data files intact. Either way, all of your settings will return to their defaults and apps will be uninstalled.

6. Select "Just remove my files" or "Remove files and clean the drive" (only if you chose "Remove everything" in the prior step). Cleaning the drive takes a lot longer but will make sure that, if you are giving the computer away, the next person can't recover your erased files. If you are keeping the computer, choose "Just remove my files."

7. Click Next if Windows warns you that you won't be able to roll back to a prior version of the OS.

8. Click Reset when prompted.

9. Click Continue when prompted.

 

Reinstall Windows 10 from Scratch

1. On another computer, visit below page and click to Download tool now.

https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/software-download/windows10

2. Download file name MediaCreationTool1909.exe

3. Click above file to Run. You need to be an administrator to run this tool.

4. Click Accept.

5. Select Create installation media for another PC, and then select Next.

6. Select the language, edition, and architecture (64-bit or 32-bit) for Windows 10.

7. On Select which media you want to use screen, select USB flash drive and insert a blank USB flash drive with at least 8GB of space. Any contents on the flash drive will be deleted.

8. Insert USB in the computer that needs window 10.

9. Open setup file.

10. Click to Install.

 

How To Repair and Restore Windows 10

 

Method 1: Use Windows Startup Repair

1. Hit F11 as soon as the computer powers on, you can get to the Advanced Startup Options menu.

2. Once your computer has booted, select Troubleshoot.

3. Click to Advanced options.

4. Click Startup Repair.

 

Method 2: Use Windows Restore

1. Hit F11 as soon as the computer powers on, you can get to the Advanced Startup Options menu.

2. Once your computer has booted, select Troubleshoot.

3. Click to Advanced options.

4. Click System Restore, the computer will reboot.

5. Enter user name and password.

6. Select a restore point from the menu and follow the prompts. If you have no restore points, you can't use this method.

 

Method 3: Perform a Disk Scan

1. Type "cmd" into the main search box.

2. Right click on Command Prompt and select Run as Administrator.

3. Type sfc /scannow at command prompt and hit Enter.

The scan will take a while and should fix any corrupted files it finds.