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How to Add a Printer in Windows 10. Installing a printer in Windows 10 is usually a simple 10-minute process, after which you can start printing right away.

How to Add a Printer in Windows 10

Here's how to add a printer in Windows. The most common way to connect a printer to your PC is by USB cable, which makes it a local printer. You can also install a wireless printer or add a printer connected to another computer on your network. We'll cover these scenarios below. Add a Local Printer 1. Administrative Tools (What It Is and How to Use It) Administrative Tools is the collective name for several advanced tools in Windows that are used mainly by system administrators.

Administrative Tools (What It Is and How to Use It)

Administrative Tools is available in Windows 10, Windows 8, Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP, and Windows Server operating systems. What are Administrative Tools Used For? The programs available in Administrative Tools can be used to schedule a test of your computer's memory, manage advanced aspects of users and groups, format hard drives, configure Windows services, change how the operating system starts, and much, much more.

WINDOWS TIPS & TRICKS

WINDOWS 10. Windows Tips and How-To Guides - Lifewire. Snipping Tool. Snipping tool allows for basic image editing of the snapshot, with different colored pens, an eraser, and a highlighter.[2] See also[edit] References[edit]

Snipping Tool

What Files Can I Delete on My PC? Here's a common list of files to delete: Clean out the Windows\Temp directory.

What Files Can I Delete on My PC?

Delete all files and folders in the c:\windows\temp directory. It's best to reboot after cleaning out all the files you are able to delete. (Some files can't be deleted because they are locked while your system is running). Remove old registry hive backups. Set the selection (Look in) to search on "My Computer" or all hard drives. This may take a while to run. Tips on Cleaning Out Your Hard Drive.

Before defragging your machine, it is a good idea to delete old files and programs that you no longer use.

Tips on Cleaning Out Your Hard Drive

The question that usually comes up is " what do you delete? The rule is: if you are unsure, leave it alone. You will need to go into Windows Explorer and find files that are no longer needed. There are instructions below on how to do this. Some files that are not needed that you may find are: 1. .tmp files These are files that are only temporarily needed. Step 4. Windows Vista Restarts when it is suppose to Shut Down/Sleep. I've read about this problem in several other post but no solutions that have worked for me.

Windows Vista Restarts when it is suppose to Shut Down/Sleep

My problem is that whenever I close my lid, allow my computer to go to sleep/hibernate, or even go to start->shut down, my computer restarts. This past weekend I had my computer reformatted, thinking this would solve the problem, but the problem still persists. The only way I can make my computer turn off is to hold down the power button for several seconds. I have minimum computer knowledge, but I have been trying step by step solutions listed on other forums. I've been through all of the power management steps and have all of my settings on the suggested settings for this problem. When running the command powercfg -a, this is what comes up C:\Windows\system32>powercfg -a The following sleep states are available on this system: Standby ( S3 ) Hibernat e Hybrid Sleep The following sleep states are not available on this system: Standby (S1) The system firmware does not support this standby state.

Access a hidden administrator account in Windows Vista. For security reasons, administrator accounts in a Windows Vista operating system are hidden by default.

Access a hidden administrator account in Windows Vista

It is however possible to access hidden administrator accounts. The hidden administrator account needs to be accessed in order for the user to be able change settings. 20 essential PC shortcuts. I've always liked that Windows gives me multiple ways to perform popular tasks.

20 essential PC shortcuts

Say you want to print something. You could go to the File menu and select the Print command, or you can press the Ctrl button and the letter P. Ctrl+P is just one example of a keyboard shortcut. Forty Ways To Free Up Disk Space. By Bill Shadish Published in TechRepublic's Windows Support Professional (TechRepublic.com) You've probably heard the Paul Simon song "Fifty Ways to Leave Your Lover," which describes a number of tricks for breaking free from an undesired relationship.

Forty Ways To Free Up Disk Space

This article places a spin on the concepts used in that song. No, I can't guarantee that simply by reading this article you'll meet that special person. How to clear an unknown BIOS or CMOS password. Note: The steps below are for a desktop computer and do not include steps on how to clear a laptop CMOS password.

How to clear an unknown BIOS or CMOS password.

If you encounter a password prompt at boot or the BIOS or CMOS setup is locked as shown below and you do not know the password you will need to clear the BIOS password using the suggestions listed below. Clear using jumper (recommended) Caution: When inside the computer be sure you're aware of the potential damage that can be caused by ESD. Delete hiberfil.sys by disabling Windows Hibernate function. In a previous TR Dojo Challenge question, I asked TechRepublic members, "What does hiberfil.sys do and how can you remove it? " Several members were quick to respond with the correct answer. The quickest earned some TechRepublic swag. How to Disable Java in Three Common Browsers. The ongoing security problems with Java mean that many people will want to disable the Java plug-in for their web browsers. Here is how to do it for the most common browsers. Google Chrome In the Chrome address bar enter: Find the entry for the Java plug-in and click “Disable” Firefox Open the Firefox menu Click “Add-ons” On the left side of the Add-ons manager that opens, select “ Plugins” Click “Disable” by the entry for Java Firefox may have already done the disabling automatically Internet Explorer Disabling Java in the various versions of Internet Explorer (IE) is more complicated than it seems at first.

Get your own favorite tip published! How to Use and Edit Boot.ini in Windows XP. Boot.ini is an important system file with crucial boot functions. Here we discuss what it does and how to edit it. Function and Purpose of Boot.ini Boot.ini is one of the very first files that come into play when a Windows XP system is started up. Vista Repair and Recovery CD Download. How to Use Windows Boot, Repair, Rescue and Startup CDs and USB Flash Drives.

Be prepared for startup and other computer problems. Learn how to prepare an emergency boot medium on CD/DVD disks or USB keys with system repair and anti-virus features. Learn about the differing kinds of boot systems. Windows Vista For Dummies by azfhkm. Working with the Windows Registry (Windows 8, 7, Vista, XP) [Updated] In this guide, you will learn what the Windows Registry is, how to access and configure it, and how to backup and restore it. This guide covers the following: What is the Windows Registry? The Windows registry stores Windows settings, individual program settings, and other important configuration information about your PC. The registry acts like a large shared database for applications to store configuration data and to interact with other applications.

Access the Windows Registry Editor In Windows 8, 7, and Vista, press the Start button, type regedit, and press Enter In Windows XP, click Start > Run (Windows Key + R), type regedit and press Enter When the registry loads you will be presented with a screen that looks like the screenshot below. KeysSubkeysValues To find out more about the root registry keys, check out this guide: What Do HKCR, HKCU, HKLM, HKU, and HKCC Mean? WINDOWS.

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WINDOWS PROCESSES/SERVIICES. MAXIMUMpcguides. Best Windows Software. HTG Explains: What The Windows Event Viewer Is and How You Can Use It. The Windows Event Viewer shows a log of application and system messages – errors, information messages, and warnings. Scammers have used the Event Viewer to deceive people – event a properly functioning system will have error messages here. Fixing "Event Viewer cannot open the event log" When Viewing System Logs. CleanUp MsConfig Application List [How To]

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