Windows is a great operating system that has been around for decades. It’s become the most popular OS in the world, and it’s hard to find someone who doesn’t have Windows installed on their computer. While there are many things you may not know about Windows, here are 15 things every lover of Windows should know!
-Windows has blocked my access to the internet. I know it’s because I downloaded too many torrents, but what can I do?
-Windows is slow like molasses in winter. What should I do about this?
-I keep getting redirected to sites that are not safe for work and now everything on my screen looks weird! What happened?!
-My laptop battery life seems really short lately; how can Windows help me out with this one??
-The next time my computer goes into sleep mode all of my files will be gone when it wakes up!? How does Windows make sure nothing gets lost??
It’s so much easier than you think – just open a new window! 😉 And don
– You can use Control+C to copy text in most programs.
– CTRL+A selects all the content on a screen, and you can press Delete to remove it.
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If you are a Windows lover, then these 15 things should be in your knowledge base.
-There’s nothing wrong with “ctrl+alt+delete” but switching to the Task Manager from time to time is good for remembering what this powerful tool can do.
-When using Cortana on your PC, it will work just like Siri does for Apple users and ask questions by voice instead of typing them into Bing search engine manually or through words that are typed out. You’re not restricted only to Google searches either!
-Windows offers free antivirus protection; we recommend Microsoft Security Essentials which includes up-to date virus definitions so there’s no need for manual updates every few minutes. This year might see an increase in the number of malware attacks, so be sure to protect your computer ASAP.
-For those who use Microsoft Office on a Windows PC, there are some great keyboard shortcuts that can help save time and mouse clicks! Here’s a few: Ctrl+C for copy, Ctrl+X for cut, Ctrl+V for paste, and Alt+F11 to pull up the Excel menu bar. There are plenty more too; just search online or ask Google if you’re feeling nostalgic about “Alt + F12” which used to bring up DOS prompt window).
-Microsoft Edge is really good at assisting people with their browsing experience by allowing them to annotate webpages right from within this browser. You can also highlight text and save it for future reference.
-It’s important to keep your Windows up to date with a few quick clicks! There are two methods: The first is to click the blue shield in the upper right corner of your screen, then Settings > Updates & Security > Check for updates. Another way? Just type “Check For Update” into Cortana search bar at any time. This will show you how many pending updates await installation on that particular machine (you can also use this method as an excuse not to work).
-This tip might seem like common sense, but we all know people who need reminding sometimes: Save regularly!! If anything goes wrong while saving or if there’s some other malfunctioning software issue, one of the most important files you’ll be able to recover is your document.docx file (you will have a backup of this on OneDrive too).
-Windows has excellent security and antivirus features built in, but it’s an extra layer that does not conflict with any other software – so go ahead and try out more than one! McAfee AntiVirus Plus LiveSafe, Norton Security Standard or Trend Micro Internet Security offer both virus protection as well as malware protection. It only takes minutes for viruses to wreak havoc on your PC if they’re undetected; what kind of friend would let that happen?
-You can find some great free games online from Microsoft Store under the Games tab at WindowsApps | Xbox.
-The Windows Store is now called the Microsoft Store and it has a ton of new features, including Xbox games and themes.
-You can set up multiple user accounts on your PC so that each family member or friend who uses their computer will have an account with customized settings for them to work best.
-Windows loves gamers! It’s easy to customize all the buttons you want (or leave default if you’re unsure). You’ll be able to change what happens when different keys are pressed, plus easily switch between keyboard shortcuts through a hotkey scheme – even in full screen mode. Plus, there are tons of gaming apps available from Studios like Bethesda Softworks®, Ubisoft® Uplay®, Electronic Arts Origin™ and more which can be found in the Microsoft Store or Windows Game Pass.
Now, you can create a gamepad button scheme too!
-If your laptop has a USB port that is capable of connecting to a wired Xbox Wireless Controller and then go here for more info on how to set up an Xbox controller with your PC. You’ll still need either Bluetooth® support built into your gaming device (if it’s compatible) or else purchase one separately for wireless capability.
Just remember: Connecting wirelessly will require both controllers are paired using Bluetooth ® and are close enough together to maintain connection). Plus, if they’re connected via cable, there’s no need for batteries — just plug them in! Not all games work with gamepads
-Windows can be used on any device, including a desktop computer or tablet
-It’s available in every major language for foreign users to use
-There are many different editions of Windows that appeal to your specific needs and budget
-New features include the ability to create multiple desktops and more memory space than ever before.
-Keep up with all the latest news by following Microsoft on Twitter @MicrosoftNews #windowsloveme2016
-For those who love using their devices offline, there is an option for you called “Skiplagged” which allows you to buy flights at a lower price by pretending like it’s just one leg of a two way trip
-The iPhone app enables notifications that pop up on your phone, alerting you to new emails
-Windows is also available in tablet form for both Windows and Android devices.
And one last thing: To the future of our planet! Happy Earth Day from Microsoft!
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