Windows Defender is Microsoft’s free antivirus software that allows users to protect their PC from harmful programs and cyberattacks. Defender now comes preinstalled on most Windows machines. In the past, it has attracted criticism, but with the roll-out of Windows 10, it provides good baseline protection. Turning on Windows Defender enables you to use a range of modern antivirus features to...
Operating systems are essential for controlling your computer. With their graphic user interfaces, managing memory and other resources is a piece of cake. You can easily navigate the operating system in the language of your choice and change it as needed. We’ll show you how to change the display language in Windows 10 and what you should watch out for.
Windows offers a variety of features to ensure that the system functions over the long term. For example, the operating system generates a backup folder called Windows.old during new installations, upgrades or major updates which can be used to restore the system to its previous state. In our article, you will learn about the circumstances in which you can remove Windows.old and how to do so.
If you have been using Microsoft operating systems for a long time, you may have noticed that in Windows 10 what was previously the Windows Photo Viewer has been replaced by the so-called ‘Photos’ app. If you would like to continue using the classic viewer instead, you can reactivate it with a few small changes to the Windows Registry.
If your system is causing you problems, it could make sense to reset Windows 10. As of Windows 7, it has been possible to reset or refresh a system without having to start from scratch – you canand documents to . Luckily, you always have the option to reset your Microsoft operating system with or without losing your files. We reveal how it works.
Windows Defender is free and reliable virus protection provided by Microsoft. It comes pre-installed and activated on all new PCs running Windows 10. But if you’d prefer to use products from other security providers, you should first disable Windows Defender. That’s because multiple antivirus programs running at the same time can block each other in some instances.
If your computer no longer works as it should, or if you want to give it away, it can make sense to reset Windows 8. In this article, we’ll show you how to go about this, what you need to do in order to keep your files or alternatively delete them – all in a few simple steps.
Using a computer for work is supposed to ease the workflow but when system performance is slow it can be a problem. If your Windows 7 computer is a little older, it might be worth resetting Windows 7 to its factory settings. This could improve performance, free up storage space, and clean viruses from the hard drive. Find out more about the different ways of resetting Windows 7.
Sometimes, reinstalling Windows is unavoidable, because of performance reasons or because your computer has been attacked by malware. If Windows needs to be reinstalled, you will need to enter your product key. This guide will show you how to find a Windows 7 product key within a minute.
If you’re planning to update your computer or reinstall Windows 10, you need to retrieve your Windows 10 key – also referred to as a product licensing key. In 2016, Microsoft changed the way it licenses products and issued digital licenses for codes to be automatically transferred during a reinstallation. But there are some situations when it may be necessary to find your Windows key and enter it...