7 Windows 10 Updates you wish you knew earlier

7 Windows 10 Updates you wish you knew earlier

Almost a billion computers around the world with Windows 10. The critics praised it. Some users love it while others hate it. Some experts estimate that Windows 10 dominates nearly 40 percent of the desktop OS market and, ideally, surpass the popularity of Windows 7.

Speaking of which, are you still with Windows 7? Microsoft is ending support for the 10-year-old operating system in January. Tap or click to learn how you can get your PC up-to-date, before it is too late.

under the slogan “upgrade your world” from the Microsoft Windows 10 has been described as the “definitive” version. Instead of replacing the OS every couple of years, Windows 10 users will be able to download free updates. With the return of the Start menu and the introduction of the Microsoft Edge, Windows 10 is the best version ever produced will probably be.

But Windows 10 is perfect. The last couple of updates introduced, fairly serious bugs and errors that broke the essential features and Links of the user with the dreaded “Blue Screen of Death.” Tap or click get the scoop on one of the worst Windows updates, and make sure that you get the Update.

The operating system also has some flaws that might have sounded great find, at company meetings, but the vast majority of the people these decisions strange, annoying and uncomfortable. Fortunately, you can change many settings to suit your taste.

How you can enjoy your Windows 10 even better? Here are a few suggestions.

1. You take control of updates and reboots

Windows is good at the Installation of updates. This process is straightforward and automatic. The bad news is, they usually have you start your computer, and you have no idea when a new update will suddenly start the Download.

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that these unplanned interruptions, go to your “settings” menu, and set time parameters. In this way, the computer itself is to stop the upgrade during the “active hours.”

-updates a total, stop for up to 35 days.

This could be a long impact on their security, so that you don’t want to go too. But if you want a short pause for breath, go to your settings menu, select Windows Updates field and search for Advanced options. From there, change the Pause Updates option and turn it On.

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2. Limit Cortana interactions

Like other virtual assistants, Cortana is always listening for the wake-command. Unfortunately, an error in the programming can allow hackers to break in to a Windows 10 computer with Cortana voice commands, even when it is locked. Everyone can

you can stop Cortana put your data in danger, by removing Cortana from the lock-screen and teach-it only responds to your voice alone.

  • Go to a conversation with Cortana option in the settings menu.
  • Under Hey Cortana, turn the Let Cortana Respond to Hey Cortana switch On.
  • Next, click on the link with the name you Know How I Say Hey Cortana. This allows you to go through the voice recognition.
  • from here, click on the Cortana start button, and repeat the six planned sets. This will get Cortana familiar with your voice.
  • is completed After the training, you can go back to Cortana in the settings menu and enable the to Respond to Me option.

3. Change search from Bing to Google or your favorite search engine)

Bing as the default search engine for the Microsoft Edge, but that may not sit well with you. Tap or click here, for search engines that don’t track.

So, here is how you can change things up a little.

  • Start with the search Google.com.
  • Click on three points to go in the top right corner to settings.
  • scroll down and select ” Show Advanced settings.
  • Go down the list until you find the search in the address option. Click on it and select Add New.
  • Click on Google and chose Add default. Done.

4. Use of a PIN as a login

you can lock your computer with a long, convoluted password or you can reset it to a simple PIN. Your PIN is only four digits long and does not require complicated parameters such as special characters, or mixed upper-and lowercase letters. It is less secure, of course, but a PIN makes unlocking easier.

setting up of your PIN is pretty simple. You go on Settings – > accounts > Sign In options. From there, click on the Add “under” PIN. You type in any PIN of your choice and start to give it a try.

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5. Size change your Start menu like a Pro

The start menu acts as a Central hub for everything you do on Windows 10. Because you can look with the Standard seem a little bland. Users have often complained about the size of the start menu, to realize that this can also be adjusted.

To fix it, drag the Windows. Click on the start menu and move the cursor to the top edge of the icon until it appears as a double arrow. Click, hold and drag to the size of the menu to your preferred size and go.

you can easily change the size of your desktop icons, too. Tap or click here for a step-by-step instructions.

6. Play DVDs, the easy and free way

now, you have probably noticed that Windows 10, games, DVDs, and Windows Media Player has been removed. While Microsoft has an official DVD playback offers the option, this feature costs $15, and it seems to have persistent problems.

Fortunately, there is a better option available, you can video DVDs fast and free: VLC player. Tap or click here to download it.

Be sure that you are using the desktop app instead of the Windows Store version, which does not support DVDs or Blu-Ray discs.

7. Rest of all the annoying statements

Depending on your settings, you can start Windows, announces everything they touch with a real voice. Windows will also record and recite the text that you enter in the Cortana search box, the must overly.

have you accidentally enter activates the text-to-speech function, the navigate for visually impaired users through the system without.

turn off speech output, you can either repeat the key combination CTRL + Windows key + Enter or go to narrator “settings” app and tap on Exit To keep, the narrator accidentally come back, go back to ” settings > General and uncheck the Activate shortcut to start the text-to-speech box. The Problem is solved.

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Released on Sun, 01 Dec 2019 12:00:58 +0000

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