Setup Windows With No Microsoft Account

Since Windows 8 Microsoft has preferred that you login to Windows using a Microsoft account. Being old-school and, I don’t use many Microsoft products, I would rather login using a local account, an account that just pertains to the computer. Setting up a local account in Windows 10and 11 on first boot can be problematic….

Finding Hidden Startup Programs in Windows

The best way to speed up your computer is to prevent programs and services from starting up when Windows starts. The problem, there are many places to find and stop programs from starting up with Windows. The first thing to check is “Startup Apps”. In Windows 10 and 11 hit the “Windows key” and type…

Hidden Windows Features

There are a lot of useful features in Windows 10 that you may not know exist like: Secret Start Menu – If you right-click the Windows Start icon in the low right corner of you screen you will see a menu giving you access right-away to many of the tools may want to access. Storage…

Windows 11 Released

Windows 11 was release to the public on October 5th, Microsoft however will not pushing people to upgrade. I think they learned a lesson from the sloppy Windows 10 rollout. I think at some point every PC will get a prompt that it is available for upgrade, or at least the ones with compatible hardware….

Install Windows 11 On Any Computer

Windows 11 has very restrictive hardware requirements . These requitements are not really necessary for best performance but to encourage the use of new security features on newer hardware. As I demonstrated back in July, Windows 11 runs great on older hardware. This demonstration is done using the Windows 11 Insider build. You must be…

Windows 11 Release Date Announce

Microsoft is announcing that Windows 11 will be released on October 5th. Any PC with a Windows 10 is eligible for this free upgrade , or on new hardware that ships with Windows 11 pre-loaded. The upgrade will be a phased rollout with new eligible devices being first. You can install Windows 11 on any…

Windows App Installer

Windows 11 has a native software manager called  Windows App Installer or winget. Just like in Linux you can install applications directly from the Command Prompt. No need find the correct website, find the download link, download the app, maybe extract the package from a zip-file and then run the installer. Just run a simple…

WSL No Beta Required

You can run Linux Command applications on your Windows 10 computer. The Windows Subsystem for Linux (WSL) is a compatibility layer for running Linux binary executables. In other words, you can run Linux applications on you computer without installing Linux. Sorry, you will be able to run text based applications only until the graphical apps feature comes in Windows…

Windows 365, Is it for you?

On July 14th Microsoft released a new product, Windows 365, a cloud a web service that provides access to a Windows 10 and Windows 11 computers that can be accessed using any kind of device. The cloud application has all of the resources so you don’t have to have a powerful computer to run it….

Cloud PC Is Coming

Microsoft is was set to announce a new product Cloud PC. Cloud PC is a virtualized desktop-as-a-service offering that will enable customers to use their own devices as thin clients which can access a remote Windows desktop and use software like Microsoft Office.