Flash is pretty much the biggest culprit as far PC security is concerned, even with Adobe trying to keep up with patches. This Windows 10 tutorial will show you how to check for when an update is available. You will need to open Control Panel for this. 1. Go to Control Panel. 2. Make sure you are in the Icons...

This Windows 10 tutorial shows you how you can disable downloads over metered connection, so that drivers, updates and applications are not downloaded on your device. Keep this option off is important if you have limited data allowance every month, or have a cellular connection where you are charged for everything you...

Color management is the controlled conversion of the color representation of different devices. In other words, how hardware like monitors, TVs, scanners, digital cameras, printers display colors. Windows 10, just like previous versions of the operating system, comes with some very comprehensive color management...

USB issues are the worst! It takes an awful lot of time and trouble to correct any problems that Windows develops with USB flash drives and external storage, if at all. Luckily, the operating system now has functionality built in to it that allows you to receive notifications when it sees and encounters any USB issues...

Personally, you can call your PC anything you want. But in Windows 10, it has to go by with a unique name so that it can be identified and communicate with other devices in a network. Having two PCs with the same name in a network creates a conflict for network communications. Most PCs come with default names, but you...

The screen refresh rate is basically the number of times your display updates any given seconds. This figure is measured in Hertz, and as you may expect, the higher it is, the smoother the experience. There is a marked difference between 60 Hz, and anything below it. That is why most monitors and displays available on...

Windows 10 includes a feature that lets you view network data usage, itemized as type of network, and even by the amount of data each app or service uses across the operating system. This information is tallied every 30 days, though you can reset it whenever you want. To do that, you must be signed on as an...

Microsoft now allows you to reset an app in Windows 10, if it gets into a bad state. This primarily applies to the default applications that are included in the operating system. Because, you can always reinstall Windows Store apps or your desktop software programs to clear out any issues that they may have developed....

Whenever you set up Windows, you are required to create a user account. An administrator account, rather, one that allows you to set up your PC and install all apps and software programs. However, if you add an account in Windows after installation, it will be created as a standard account by default. This type of...

There may come a time when you need to know the security identifier (SID) for a specific user on your system. Microsoft added this feature in Windows Vista, and it continues to be part of Windows 7, Windows 8 and Windows 10. Basically, a SID is a string value of variable length, unique to each account you set up on...