Using several programs at the same time has a noticeable impact on your computer’s performance. Many invisible processes run in the background that you may not know of. The Windows Task Manager provides an overview of all active applications and the option to end them. We show you the different options for opening the Task Manager.
In Windows, you can adapt frequently required shutdown routines to your individual needs in many different ways. For this, Windows provides an appropriate tool in the command line, which is also referred to as the prompt – CMD or cmd.exe. We introduce shutdowns via CMD, which can handle efficient, simple, but also more complex shutdown routines.
chkdsk is a feature that has been included with Microsoft operating systems since the early versions of MS-DOS. The program allows you to check hard disks and USB drives for errors. It differentiates between two types of errors: logical or file system errors and physical hardware errors. You define the check methods in the command line tool using chkdsk parameters.
Moving to a new server can become a real challenge even when you’re not changing provider. You need to take care and plan your strategy well. This is the only way to ensure the integrity of the data transferred to a new server and to keep downtime to a minimum. But what exactly is server data migration? And what problems can be expected during implementation?
Various network features like data sharing are regulated by the SMB protocol in Windows. For maximum compatibility, Windows 10 still supports communication via the first version of this protocol – known as SMBv1, SMB 1.0 or CIFS. Since using this protocol is inadvisable for security reasons, this article explains how to disable SMB1 in Windows 10.
In Windows, important files are placed into the WinSxS folder. When updates are made to the system, old data is stored in the folder so that it can be restored if necessary. As a result, the folder can become very large over time. However, you should never simply delete files from this folder when you start running out of disk space. Windows offers special tools for this.
Using Linux shutdown commands, Linux operating systems can easily be stopped, shut down, and restarted. In addition to being able to set up a Linux shutdown with a time delay, the shutdown command can also be used to turn off the system’s main power supply, set up a wall message or cancel a previously initiated shutdown.
A broken PC can be hugely frustrating for many reasons. In some situations, you may even need to replace the hardware, risking the loss of your vacation photos, documents, or important data. Creating a backup of your files can help prevent this situation. Windows 8 ships with its own tools for this purpose. We’ll provide a detailed overview of how Windows 8 backups work.
Windows 7 allows you to change the system language. This lets you display the operating system’s interface elements in a variety of different languages, provided that Microsoft offers a corresponding language pack. This can vary depending on the edition you are using. Here, you’ll find detailed instructions on how to change the language in Windows 7.
Modifying the Windows 8 display language can be helpful when multiple people who speak different languages are using the same PC. Microsoft Windows incorporates a vast portfolio of different languages. But how do you install additional system languages in Windows 8, and swap between them? And what happens to other Microsoft programs after you modify the language settings? Find out in this article....