A picture says more than a thousand words – at least sometimes. Instead of having to describe what you see on your monitor or display to others, all you need to do is send a screenshot. Easy-to-use screenshot software or apps let you create, annotate, or highlight an image within seconds and send it to your contacts. We present some screenshot tools that make your daily work easier.
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...
Are you a Windows user, but aren’t sure what version of the operating system you have installed on your PC? This article introduces three ways of checking your Windows version in just a few seconds: using a keyboard shortcut, via the Control Panel, or using the Windows Command Prompt (CMD).
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.
Missing your Windows 8 product key? Finding it sometimes sounds easier than it is, but if you know the right steps you’ll never miss it again. There are multiple options to find your Windows license product key – either by using an external utility program or a Windows tool. We’ll show you how to find it quickly.
Every Windows user knows: No matter which version you use, the popular Microsoft operating system has its bad days. Sometimes these are so serious that the worst possible outcome happens: Windows won't boot anymore. You might think there’s nothing you can do, but don't panic: Boot problems and bluescreens can be solved quickly in most cases.
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.
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.
Passwords provide vital protection for private documents, pictures, and online banking information. In order to ensure sufficient protection, it is important to create very strong passwords and to change them on a regular basis. One of your most important passwords is the one you use for your operating system. This guide will explain how to change your Windows 7 password in five simple steps.
Safety first: Security experts recommend regularly changing your password. Windows 8 provides different ways to do this. We explain step-by-step how to change your password and show you how to reset your password in Windows 8.