Windows is one of the well-known and the most widely used operating systems! We are used to its OS versions and the latest is the Windows 10. It is the best among all of its versions and comes with pretty new features. In this Windows 10 guide, we would cover Cortana Voice Assistant, Multiple Desktops, Edge Browser, etc features of the Windows 10. Let us start with the basic and will move on to other topics later in this article. Read here to know Linux vs. Windows: Which Operating System is better?
Basic of Windows 10
The Windows 10 guide becomes incomplete without mentioning the basics of the OS. It comes with little-enhanced settings options, Keyboard Shortcuts, screen shot capturing options, Uninstalling programs, Changing Passwords, Enabling or Disabling Tablet mode, Upgrading from Windows 7 or 8, etc. Read here to know Here’s What is next for Windows 10.
The performance of Windows 10 with respect to its settings is not that improved from its prior versions. But it supports a variety of options to enhance its usability.
How to Enable the System protection:
Whenever the system starts working strangely, especially, after we install software or any tool, it is better to go back to its original condition. That means we need to do away with the software and the corresponding changes that it does to the system. It is possible with this Window 10 guide and you need to follow the instructions below to restore the system.
Just type ‘restore point’ in the search box of the OS and you can see a list of drives.
Step-2: Create restore point
As a result of your search, you could see the available drives on the OS.
Step-3: Drive Selection and Configuration
From the Menu select the system drive and it is generally the C: drive. Then click the ‘configure’ button.
Step-4: Turn on ‘System protection’ and set the Disk Space
A pop-up window appears here and inside it, you can select the “Turn on System protection” option under the Restore Settings. Also, you can set the maximum disk space usage under the “Disk Space Usage” section. Once it’s done, click “ok”.
Step-5: Click Create
After the above settings are selected appropriately, now you can click the “Create” button.
Step-6: Name it
You are asked to enter a name for the restore point now and just type it and then click “create”.
Step-7: Close it
We are done with the restore point creation and click ‘close” now.
So when you wish to restore to a point, then just go to the “System Protection” Tab and click the desired restore point. If you find problems with booting, then you can press F8 or Shift + F8 to land on the emergency menu.
The Windows 10 is equipped with better keyboard shortcuts to save our time. In this Windows 10 guide, let us just look at the newer shortcuts that are specific to this OS. Read here the Windows 10 Review.
Cortana (Voice Assistant) Shortcuts
When you press Windows + Q, you can see the Home of Cortana and there you can start the voice-based or the text-based search. When you press Windows + C, it directly opens the Speech prompt of Cortana.
Other Newer Shortcuts in Windows 10
The Windows + A will open its notifications whereas Windows + I opens the settings. You can also create a new virtual desktop by pressing Windows + Ctrl + D and you can close the same by pressing Windows + Ctrl + F4.
Through this Windows 10 guide, we should inform you that it supports more than one virtual desktop and you can switch between them by pressing Windows + Ctrl + Right/Left. The Older versions of Windows open the Help window if you press Windows + F1. But here the search “How Do I Help in Windows 10” is begun after opening the Edge.
How to take Screen Shots in Windows 10?
We have more than one option to take screen shots here and one among them is Print Screen (Prt sc) Key. This is in almost all the versions of Windows and nothing specific to Windows 10. The Alt + Print Screen captures only the active window whereas the Print Screen captures the entire screen including what’s on the Task Bar. Both these options require the Paint Program to store that screen shot in a file. Through this Windows 10 guide, we would like to introduce to take a screen shot without the help of any other windows programs. Read here to know How to Secure Windows 10?
How to take Screen Shots without using any other Windows programs?
This Windows 10 guide presents you how to do it step-by-step and is given below.
Step-1: Press Windows + Print Screen
By pressing Windows + Print Screen keys together, you can generate a screen shot automatically. But where shall you find it? It’s easy and it is given in our next step.
Step-2: Where it’s Stored?
The captured image is always stored in the “Screenshots” folder of Pictures. Just look at our image below.
How to take a Screen shot of only a Portion of a Screen?
Step-1: Open “Snipping Tool”.
Step-2: Click “New” in the pop-up Window
Step-3: Select the Space
Now you can drag the cursor by clicking and release it, once you select it. Below is the selected portion of the screen.
Step-4: Screen captured!
The captured screen just opens by itself in the snipping tool as below.
At some point in time, we really need to delete few programs in our computer for its performance. The older versions of Windows do it through the Control Panel. However, through this Windows 10 guide, we inform you that it is still possible here but you can also find some other better ways as well!
Step-1: Click the Windows
Step-2: Click Settings, the one with the Gear icon
Step-3: Select “System”
You can see a list of options in the “Settings” menu. Just select the System and click “ok”.
Step-4: Choose Apps & Features
Now the system options are displayed in the left panel and just choose “Apps & Features” from it.
Step-5: Select the Apps to Uninstall
After the Apps & Features are selected in the left panel, you can view the list of Apps on the computer on the right panel. Select the App or Apps that you wish to delete.
Step-6: Click Uninstall
Now, click the uninstall button near the App and a pop window appears to get the confirmation. Click Uninstall and it’s done! Through this Windows 10 guide, we have explained the process as simpler as possible.
There are three different ways with which you can set or change your Windows 10 Password. In this Windows 10 guide, let us look into it one-by-one.
Method-1: Setting/Changing the Password
Step-1: Click the Start button on the bottom left of your desktop and then go to Settings -> Account. From the Accounts menu, just choose the Sign-in options.
Step-2: Under the Password, click the Change button.
Step-3: Now, you are required to log-in to the system with your original password. If you do not have a password yet, then it skips this step.
Step-4: The code is sent automatically sent to the registered phone number or to the e-mail. Just enter the last four digits of your phone, if in the case that you have selected phone as the verification option.
Step-5: It’s time to enter the old and the new password to change it.
Step-6: You are done! Just look at the message that says “You’ve successfully changed your Password”.
Method-2: Setting/Changing the Pin
The step-1 is same as in changing the password and you can directly go to step-2 now. This Windows 10 guide helps you to change your pin as if you are handling a debit or credit card pin.
Step-2: Under the Sign-in Options, Click the Add button under the PIN section.
Step-3: You need to specify your Windows password before you can change the Pin.
Step-4: Once you have entered the correct password, you will be asked to enter a new Pin and again enter the same in the Confirm Pin box. Now the process is complete. We tried our best to make this Windows 10 guide extremely simpler to assist you the process.
Method-3 Setting/Changing a Picture Password
The step-1 is same as in changing the password and you can directly go to step-2 now.
Step-2: Under the Sign-In Options, just click the Add button under the Picture Password section.
Step-3: Now you are asked to verify your Windows password and just it does it.
Step-4: Choose a picture as your picture password.
Step-5: Along with the picture, you need to choose three gestures on the picture and those can be a combination of straight lines, circles or taps. But do remember those as they form part of the picture password.
Step-6: You are done with setting a picture password! With this Windows 10 guide, we would like to insist you remember the order in which you had given the gestures. As the order matters while you enter the picture password.
Enabling or Disabling Tablet mode
The Windows 10 with a Tablet mode presents you a better user-interfacing experience with its touch screen. Through this Windows 10 guide, you can learn how to change it back and forth between tablet mode and desktop mode step-by-step.
Step-1: Click Start -> Settings -> System.
Step-2: Under Display, select the Tablet Mode. Now it will be displayed with a toggle switch on the right side. If you wish to continue with the desktop mode, then keep it off, and keep it on for the Tablet mode.
Step-3: If you wish that the system should switch automatically between the two modes, then choose “Don’t ask me and always switch” under “When I Sign In” option. Through this Windows 10 guide, this process is made extremely simpler and you can also just try it by yourself!
Upgrading from Windows 7 or 8
Undoubtedly, the Windows 10 is one of the best-operating systems and it comes with lots of useful functionalities such as Cortana voice assistance, a switch between mouse-friendly and touch-friendly modes, etc. Through this Windows 10 guide, we would like to let you the good news that if you are using a legitimate copy of Windows 7 or 8, then you can upgrade to Windows 10 for free! But before you proceed you should be sure to allocate a couple of hours for the upgrade process.
Furthermore, you can do it either directly from the Microsoft’s web pages or by creating a USB flash drive and then installing the OS from it.
Method-1: Upgrading from the Microsoft Website
Step-1: Go to the below web page and click the “Download Tool Now” button. Then launch it.
Step-2: Now, we are upgrading the same PC and hence select “Upgrade this PC now”.
Step-3: The process takes almost an hour even if you have high-speed Internet connections. However, you will then need to accept term and conditions for the upgrade to take place.
Step-4: Now click Install and it will take another half an hour time to finish the process. Now you have to select some other settings options and also you can select new apps while you do so.
Method-2: Creating USB Disk for the Installation process
With a USB of 4GB or more in capacity, you can create a disk file. Furthermore, this file is used to install Windows 10 on other PCs as well. In this Windows 10 guide, let us look into the process step-by-step now.
Follow the Step-1 above and go ahead with step-2.
Step-2: Choose “Create installation media for another PC”.
Step-3: Choose the Language, edition, and architecture as below and click “next”.
Step-4: Now select “USB Flash Drive” for the media to use.
Step-5: Then click “Finish” to remove the saved USB flash drive. You can then launch the “.exe” file to upgrade the PC to Windows 10.
Consequently, the Windows 10 is obviously one of the best among the other operating systems from the Microsoft and it is worth installing it on your computer. This Windows 10 guide shows you the basics of the OS, how to create screen shots, how to use keyboard short cuts, how to uninstall programs, how to handle your computer in a more secured manner with passwords, etc. Just try those and get much of it. Read here to know How to install Antivirus software on Windows.