Windows 10: creating a backup

Windows 10 backup: how the data backup works

In Windows 10, making a backup is the most secure way to protect your data in the event of a system crash or hardware issue. The Windows 10 backup allows you to save all your programs, private data, and system settings as an exact system image. If your computer or laptop gets damaged, the Windows 10 backup can easily be transferred to another device.

Hard drive not detected

Hard drive not detected – here’s what you can do

Sometimes errors in the Windows operation system can lead to a hard drive not being recognized. This causes problems for users attempting to use internal or external disk drives. Our step-by-step guide will explain various reasons for this and present corresponding solutions, including the use of the system utility “Disk Management”.

Raspberry Pi: How to set up an SSH server

Raspberry Pi: activating and using SSH access

Raspberry Pi has established itself as a reliable basis for servers of various types. Access – for configuration and maintenance purposes – rarely takes place on the mini computer itself, but mostly on a desktop computer in the same network. The communication protocol is the secure SSH (secure shell), which isn’t enabled by default and hasn’t been for some time. How to activate the Raspberry Pi...

Hard drive not showing up

Why are hard drives not showing up sometimes?

Faulty set-ups in the Windows operating system or in a disk drive can sometimes hinder hard drives or external hard drives from showing up. Another culprit could be a mechanical cause. In order to make a disk drive appear on your computer, the Windows operation system provides some useful utilities.

Screen brightness settings in Windows

Adjusting the screen brightness in Windows

While you’re working on your computer, the background lighting in your environment will vary. To protect your eyes and prevent headaches, you should adapt the screen brightness to these changing conditions. The brightness settings on laptops are different from those on a PC with a separate monitor, but don’t worry – we’re here to take you through the various options step by step.

Mac folder password

Password protecting a Mac folder – here’s how

Protect sensitive or private data from prying eyes by finding out how to lock folders on your Mac. Simply put, you just have to collect all your important files into a single folder, create an image file, and protect the folder with a password. To learn exactly how to password protect a folder on your Mac, however, see the step-by-step instructions below.

Fixing error 0x800f081f

0x800f081f: Strategies for fixing this Windows update error

The purpose of a Windows update is to implement new features and fix existing issues, but the update process itself can often become a potential source of errors. In such cases, the system may respond with an error code like 0x800f081f, for example. More often than not, the error occurs because an essential update file is missing. We’ll show you the best strategies for troubleshooting this...

Fixing error 0x800f0954

0x800f0954: How to fix this Windows error

Error 0x800f0954 occurs when you install the .NET Framework or its individual components. In most cases, the accompanying error message looks like this: “The following feature couldn’t be installed: .NET Framework 3.5 (includes .NET 2.0 und 3.0).” One way to resolve the error is to reinstall the framework from the original Windows installation media.

How to back up Windows 7 computers

Data backups on Windows 7

What happens when all your data is suddenly lost? By regularly creating backups, you won’t have to worry about that. But many users underestimate the importance of this. At the same time, backups on Windows are straightforward. It’s also easy to create backups on Windows 7. You only need to change a few settings.

Task Manager Mac

How to open the Task Manager on Mac and monitor load

As in Windows, there is a shortcut that opens the Apple Task Manager. However, unlike the Windows version, the Mac Task Manager only lets you close programs. It doesn’t show you CPU load or energy usage. If you want to check these stats, you need to access the Mac Activity Monitor instead.


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