Results for: Find my device
Windows 101: How to use emojis on Windows 10
Windows 10 makes it easy to communicate with emojis. Tell your stories in pictures using the Windows 10 emoji panel. ❤🏖🌞
Tips and Tricks for Windows Performance
Let's limit it to the aspects of operating system and software, not hardware. Everyone knows that upgrading memory, SSD, graphic card will certainly improve performance. What will you do (tinkering or setting) to improve Windows performance on the devices with average specs. Let's share together (your tips and tricks or advice). Thank you ! UPDATE 10 December 2020 : What is shared here is more intended for computer used to support daily activities at home or office, to utilize its potential. User having a high-spec computer designed for heavy gaming might less feel the difference. Nonetheless I think some tips will also be useful for gamers.
Unnecessary CPU usage
Hi, I have unnecessary CPU usage on my computer. I'm looking for the reason but couldn't find a solution. When I look at the task manager, I see 'System' increase rapidly. I am waiting for your help. OS: Windows 10 Pro. - Version :20H2 - Compilation: 19042.572 PC: MSI GF6 GF63 THIN 10SCSR CPU: Intel Core - i5 10300H
" F " Keys ❔🤔⌨
What are these keys used for? ❓❔❓ With so many other key shortcuts, I am scratching my head, wondering....who uses them and why? I tried them all and the most useful would be F3, which is the equivalent of Control key + F or find. Can someone enlighten 💡 me?
in place upgrade vs. reinstall
Sometimes, our devices may run into issues that doing the sfc /scannow command or creating a new user account, etc. will not fix the issues. Here are two popular methods to fix problems. 1) in place upgrade: What is an in place upgrade? It is basically reinstalling Windows while we get to keep our files, folders, settings, etc. It basically gives us a fresh couple of the Windows system files. Meaning, we might do the sfc /scannow command and it found corrupt system files that cannot be repaired. The in place upgrade will give us fresh system files. pros: We do not lose any files, folders, settings, etc. when choosing the in place upgrade. cons: When choosing this method, it will take a while to complete. It requires several restart of the device. If the device has a good CPU, etc., then it will be a little quicker but will still take time to complete. p.s. After the in place upgrade is finished, we might have to update few drivers again. Usually, the in place upgrade will revert the newer drivers to the previous ones. Remember, it will create Windows.old. That will take a lot of space. The best way is to go to storage under settings and Storage Sense to delete Windows.old. You can free up over 10GB of temporary files and can regain some C drive disk space. 2) reinstalling Windows 10: What this does is basically reinstalling Windows 10 again. Giving us a fresh start. pros: This method is usually quicker than the in place upgrade. cons: The cons of choosing this method is it wipes out everything. p.s. When choosing this method, I generally only wipe out the C drive but do not wipe out the D drive. If you want to choose this command, I suggest you to copy everything in the desktop or if you have put files, folders, etc. in the C drive to a portable drive. Also, download the bookmark from Edge, Chrome, etc. and save it to a portable drive. It is because after reinstallation of Windows 10, they will be gone.
Does the "Search" Tool Make Navigating Your Computer Easier?
I use the "Search" feature frequently, I'm a big fan. For years I've wanted a simple search bar on my computer that could find mostly anything I'm looking for. That little magnifying glass in the bottom left side of the task bar can locate the files, programs, settings, even websites that best match my search. I work at MSFT and I'm curious about your thoughts & feedback. Thank you in advance!
I have a BOSE NC 700 headphone, with Bluetooth. It used to work well with WIN 10. Not sure what happened after several WIN updates. Now the the headset Bluetooth pairs but when I click to Connect, it gives a msg that it is not "discoverable". I have tried so many options, per many suggestions, including "remove" and re-pair again. Turn off Bluetooth then turn on. Tried uninstalling Bluetooth, restart then try again and again same msg. Uninstall and reinstall Bluetooth Enumerator, same results. Remove/uninstall Bluetooth Device, restart the PC, again tried to reconnect, same msg that my headset is Not discoverable. I and at a loss!!!! I have tried numerous ways to make the BOSE headset discoverable, still same issue that it is NOT discoverable. The strange thing is that the same BOSE Headset pairs and connects to my iPhone XR, my iPad Pro, my Mini Apple and my other iPad, but NOT with this WIN 10. So I assume the issue is NOT with the Headset, but rather with my WIN 10. Can someone help? Keeping in mind that I have tried all the options listed above. Need help! Appreciate any help, guidance or suggestions.
looking for the hardware troubleshooter in Win. 10?
hi all: Some people have wondered as to where the hardware troubleshooter is in Windows 10. Microsoft took it out starting from 1809, because it has the lowest usage. One website I found stated that it is not gone, but rather, it is hidden. To use it, please type msdt.exe -id DeviceDiagnostic via cmd (administer privilege). The hardware troubleshooter will appear. Hope this help.
Setting default action when connecting a USB drive
In my Windows 10 (latest update of Pro at home office), I am prompted each time I insert a USB flash memory drive about what to do. In the past, the selection dialog included a check box to set the selected action as default. There is none shown now. I can't find a way to set such an option.
problem on windows defender
i have problem with my windows defender i got notifecation about it . it said your windows defender is off .. but when i open it i can not understand any thing on windows defender so my question is how i can check from my PC there is any way to find it please tell me
To find or fix your device: Sign in to account.microsoft.com/devices. Find the device you want to find, then select Show details. Either select Find my device.
Find your Windows device Go to https://account.microsoft.com/devices and sign in. Select the Find My Device tab. Choose the device you want to find, and then select Find to see a map showing your device's location.
Sign in to account.microsoft.com/devices. Find the device you want to find, then select Show details. Select Find my device. To check for any security issues, go to Windows Defender settings, select Show details, and check your security status.