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How To Set The Start Menu To Take The Whole Screen In Windows 10

Windows 10, Start MenuWe all liked Windows 7 because it was stable and very easy to use. With the release of Windows 8 operating system, the popular Start Menu was replaced with the Start Screen and its live tiles. Probably, this is the main reason for why many people are still using Window 7. However, the fans of this software passed over this inconvenience and they started to use the new operating system. So, if you just installed Windows 10, and you want to use the same Start Screen you liked in Windows 8.1 then read this article.

8 Ways To Start The Control Panel In Windows 10

Control PanelWindows 10 has a new Settings app that tries to replace the old Control Panel. Unfortunately it doesn't succeed in this regard as there are many settings and tools that you will find only in Control Panel. Also, the Control Panel is hidden when compared to earlier versions of Windows. If you want to know all the ways for starting it in Windows 10, read this guide:

How To Upgrade Your Windows 8.1 Or Windows 7 PC To Windows 10 Right Now!

Windows 10, upgradeWindows 10 is officially launched and it's already on its way to many people's computers or devices. If you are eligible, you can go ahead and upgrade your Windows 7 or Windows 8.1 computer or device to Windows 10, either by using the reservation app, or the Media Creation Tool offered by Microsoft. If you are not satisfied with how the reservation app works and the fact that it is slow to provide you with an upgrade, then the Media Creation Tool is your only chance of getting Windows 10 today. Here's how to use it to upgrade your Windows 7 or Windows 8.1 computer, today:

How To Download Windows 10 And Create Your Own Installation Media

Windows 10, upgradeAs everybody knows by now, Windows 10 is available, so anyone eligible for upgrade can install it. If you reserved your upgrade you probably already have it on your hard drive, waiting for you to start installing it. However, if you didn't reserve your Windows 10 copy, the fastest way to still get it on your computer or device is to download it from Microsoft servers. Fortunately, Microsoft offers a tool called Media Creation Tool, which you can use to create a Windows 10 ISO file, a Windows 10 flash drive or directly upgrade your current computer or device to Windows 10. Read on to see exactly the steps you need to take:

How To Install Windows 10 Using Retail Media Or An ISO Image

Windows 10, installWindows 10 is here and, as of today, you can install it on your computers or devices. One way is to do it via Windows Update and another is to use a retail disc you purchased with Windows 10 or an ISO image that you have downloaded from Microsoft or somewhere else on the web. In this guide we are going to show you how to make a clean installation on your computer or device, using a retail disc of Windows 10 or an ISO image. The process is different than when installing Windows 7 or Windows 8, so pay attention to our guide:

How To Change The Size Of The Start Menu In Windows 10

Windows 10, Start MenuThe latest edition of Microsoft's operating system came with loads of new features, one of which is a returning one. Many users were disappointed by the removal of the Start Menu in Windows 8 and 8.1 and Microsoft pleased them in Windows 10, as the Start Menu is back, and it's better then ever. One of its great features is that it can be resized. Let's see how.

How To Unlock A BitLocker Encrypted Flash Drive

BitLockerProtecting the data on your flash drive using BitLocker drive encryption is a smart move to ensure that your personal information is not available to anyone who gets their hands on your drive. While it does take a while to encrypt the data, after the initial setup, you will have no trouble using your encrypted drive. By entering the password you configured, you can unlock it for regular use in a matter of seconds to have full access to view, copy and edit your data. Read on to learn everything you'll need to know to work with your encrypted drive.

How To Add & Switch Keyboard Languages In Windows Phone 8.1

Windows Phone 8.1 devices generally have English plus your native language as the default keyboard input languages available for typing messages and emails. In today's world many of us know more than one language and we communicate with people all over the world. In such situations we need more than one keyboard input language installed on our smartphones. How do you add a new keyboard input language in Windows Phone 8.1? Let's find out in this tutorial.

7 Ways To Run Programs As Administrator In Windows

programs, administratorAll of Microsoft's operating systems, from Windows Vista onward, include UAC or User Account Control which is a feature that prevents apps and malware from making unauthorized changes to your computer. Still, there are times when some programs require administrator permissions in order to work properly or to run specific commands. Some users prefer to disable UAC entirely, but this is not a very good idea because you lose the ability to run Modern applications in Windows 8.1 and Windows 10. The great thing about the Windows ecosystem is that it offers the opportunity for you to run programs as administrator without needing to disable anything. These are the 7 methods we managed to find and if you know others, you are welcome to share.

How To Change Cortana's Language On A Windows 10 PC, Notebook Or Tablet

Cortana, Windows 10While Cortana's native language is English, she's not limited to just that. She is able to understand and speak in other languages too. For each of the languages she knows, she is able to adapt not only her voice and speech style, but also the information she offers to her user: things like news, movies, sports or even stock exchanges. The question is how can you configure her to speak a different language from the language she arrived with. Read our tutorial to learn all the steps required:

How To Switch Between User Accounts In Windows 10

Windows 10, switch, user, accountsIn many cases we are not the only users of our devices. Whether you have a little brother or a little sister, or one of your grandparents wants to experience the new world of technology, because they are not familiar with these devices, they could cause a real damage in your operating system. For this situation and for many other circumstances Windows 10 allows you to create one user account for each user. In this article we'll show you how to switch between multiple user accounts in this operating system.

How To Unlink Your Skype ID From Your Microsoft Account With Skype For Desktop

SkypeAfter we showed you how to link a Skype ID with a Microsoft account in a previous article, it only seems fair to also explain to you how to unlink them at some point. The need to do this might be related to your desire to link the Skype ID to a different Microsoft account or simply because you want to stop logging into Skype with your Microsoft account. Regardless of the reason for your decision, you have to be careful when unlinking accounts because you will only be able to do this for a limited number of times. So, let's see how to remove the link between your Skype ID and your Microsoft account in just a few easy steps.

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