The Computer Management tool in Windows can be used to create local user accounts, user groups and set all kinds of policies. Unfortunately this tool hasn’t been updated to work with Microsoft accounts but it doesn’t mean that it can’t be useful in certain scenarios. Here’s how it works:
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The theory behind ReadyBoost is that it helps speed up older computers with low amounts of RAM memory. However, nobody knows how much of an impact this technology has, so we decided to make our own measurements and learn whether ReadyBoost has a positive impact or not. Read on to learn what we have found:
One of the most basic and important concepts in computing is the user account. We all think we know what a user account is, how it is used and why. But do we really know everything there is to know? This guide will share the detailed definition of the user account and its attributes. You will also learn how to list all the user accounts that exist on any Windows PC or device and how to see which users are signed in at the same time, on the same PC.
Do you need a quick way of listing all the user accounts that exist on a Windows PC or device? A method that works on all versions of Windows? You can use a quick command in the Command Prompt and learn this information or store it into a text file. Here's how it is done:
Most people will edit user accounts on a Windows computer using the User Accounts panel found in the Control Panel. However, there's another way which gives you access to a lot more detailed information about the users defined on your computer and the permissions they receive. It is done using the Computer Management tool. Here's how it works:
When using a mobile device, spending energy as efficiently as possible is a must, so that you can use it as long as possible. This is why in modern versions of Windows, you can configure lots of advanced settings to get the best balance between performance and power saving. Read this article and learn 13 advanced ways to configure power plans in Windows, so that you can save as much power as possible.
In today's article I am going to cover some of Task Scheduler's advanced features: creating advanced tasks, setting up their triggers, actions and security options. They are really powerful when you want to be in control of your system and the tasks it is running. Be prepared for a large range of choices which allow you to set up every possible detail related to scheduled tasks.
In this guide you will learn how to run a task on demand, how to end, disable, import, export and delete an existing task. To make things clearer, I will also share usage examples, so that you can make the best of this powerful tool - the Task Scheduler.
All modern Windows operating systems allow users to create their own, custom power plans and use one of the default plans as the starting point. The procedure for creating them is not very complex and it allows you to configure in detail all the aspects that are related to power plans. Here's how to create your own power plan in Windows 7, Windows 8 or Windows 8.1.
ReadyBoost is a component of Windows operating systems, that was first available in Windows Vista. Its purpose is to help the SuperFetch service in making your system run smoother, by using a fast USB flash drive that helps reduce number of read and writes to your hard drive. If you would like to learn what SuperFetch and ReadyBoost are and how they work together, don’t hesitate to read this article.
One of the great things about Windows is that it allows you to customize almost everything you want about it. This includes modifying the default power plans found in Windows, so that they better suit your needs. Here's how to customize all the basic settings of any power plan and how to revert to its default settings when you are not satisfied with the end result.
Using a mobile device is very useful, especially if you travel a lot, but these devices are limited by the amount of energy their battery can provide. For this reason, paying attention to the power plan you are using and its settings, can make a huge difference in how much battery time you have available. Fortunately, Windows 7, Windows 8 and 8.1 provide us with the necessary tools to see which power plans are available, what's the active power plan and easy ways to switch between power plans. Here's how it all works.