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Let me in
I can't figure out how to get into the Windows Community (this section here). I found it when I took a survey to get points and saved it to my favorites, so I could find out how to get back. Besides using favorites I can't get back in here.
Locking your PC
There are some methods to lock your PC: - Say "Hey Cortana, lock my PC" - Press WINDOWS LOGO + L - Take your phone with you when walking away from your PC (as long as Dynamic Lock is turned on and both your PC and phone have Bluetooth enabled)
Tips of the day: Exploring and maintaining your computer
To see how much disk space is free, hold down ALT and double-click the icon for the drive in the This PC window. You can solve disk space problems by accessing Storage in Settings or Disk Clean-up. To free disk space, try emptying the Recycle Bin. Deleted files and folders are saved in the Recycle Bin until you empty it. You can use File Explorer to see all the file son your computer. You can use Paint (normally launched by clicking Start, scrolling down to Windows Accessories, clicking Windows Accessories, and then clicking Paint) to draw pictures and view bitmap files. When a folder is open, you can press BACKSPACE to open a folder one level higher. Use Preview Pane in File Explorer to preview a document without opening it by clicking a document. When you display files in the Details view, you can sort them by clicking the column headings. To sort the files in reverse order, click the column heading once more. You can right-click anywhere to see a menu of available commands. You can try many useful programs by clicking Start, scrolling down to Windows Accessories, and then clicking Windows Accessories. In File Explorer, you can set options to show or hide three-letter filename extensions. If your computer's network is set to Private, you can access the Network folder in File Explorer to see computers in your workgroup. Use the error-checking tool periodically to check a volume for errors. In This PC, double-click a drive while holding down ALT, and then click Tools. If you have an external hard drive, you can use File History to make copies of important files. Press WINDOWS LOGO + I, click Update & Security, and then click Backup. For security, you can lock your computer whenever you walk away from it by pressing WINDOWS LOGO + L. You can also take your phone with you and allow your computer to lock automatically; this is called Dynamic Lock.
How to setup and configure Wi-Fi for home
Set up a secure and efficient Wi-Fi network for home.
I have a VPN that comes with my virus software and I have noticed that when I use it, it can be useful for giving me different search results based on the country location I have chosen. This was an unexpected benefit and has actually increased my productivity! Can you think of any other reasons, besides security purposes, that a VPN can be useful?
Do you build your own PC?
Who else still builds computers from pieces? Do you install other operating systems on other machines? What do you use your other machines for? I want to build an old PC and repurpose it as a security hub for cameras. I also have a raspberry pi 3B to tinker with. What do you tinker with?
What's wrong with my Wi-Fi connection?
Dropped Wi-Fi connection or slow Internet speed? Not a problem if you know how to figure out and fix Wi-Fi issues fast in Windows 10.
What is the best antivirus software out there?
I always wanted to ask this question since I honestly don't know enough about computers. I always wanted to know if I am wasting my money buying McAfee or is the windows updates enough? Is it harmful to have too many antivirus software on your computer. If one computer has it at home does it effect the others that are on the same network?
Is there a way to wait to install an update
I have tried to turn off windows updates but even when I go in and disable them, they still manage to turn themselves off. I only find out when I got to turn off my laptop and my options are update and restart or update and shut down. I like to be there when it's updating and sometimes I want to go to bed. So what are my options ....I have to sit there and wait for it to update. Why can't they give me an option to ignore update for now and shut down normally. I feel like I have no control over my computer updating. On my apple devices it tells me when there is an update available and I can decide when it's a good time for me to update. Is there some way around this? I'm in the market for a new laptop and I am seriously wondering if I really want to get another windows laptop because of the lack of control over the updates.
Whenever I open the Microsoft Edge browser, which has the MSN homepage set - and before I've even clicked on anything else - a nasty trojan/virus (Perfstringbackup.tmp) installs, then my firewall is disabled, and then a fake Windows update downloads more malware onto my PC. How is this all possible?
Windows Defender Security Center delivers a robust suite of security features that keep you safe for the supported lifetime of your Windows 10 device. When your PC is protected by Windows Defender Antivirus you are receiving comprehensive protection for your system, files and online activities from ...
Windows Security is built-in to Windows 10 and includes an antirvirus program called Windows Defender Antivirus. In previous versions of Windows 10, Windows Security is called Windows Defender Security Center. If you have another antivirus app installed and turned on, Windows Security will turn off automatically.
Windows 10 makes it easy to stay secure by providing built-in antivirus protection with Windows Defender Security Center. Learn more. Get more support. Microsoft Community. Post questions, follow discussions, and share your knowledge in the Microsoft Community forums. ...
Windows 7, Windows Vista Minimum system requirements for Microsoft Security Essentials Operating System: Windows Vista (Service Pack 1, or Service Pack 2)*; Windows 7* For Windows Vista and Windows 7, a PC with a CPU clock speed of 1.0 GHz or higher, and 1 GB RAM or higher. VGA display of 800 × 600 or higher.
Windows Security provides the following built-in security options to help protect your device from malicious software attacks. To access the features described below, in the search box on the taskbar, type windows security, select it from the results, and then select Device security.