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 Keyboard Shortcuts

If you’re like me and you like to keep your hands on or near the keyboard, instead of reaching for the mouse every 5 second, you could use a keyboard shortcut. Using shortcuts can make your workflow easier and faster. These shortcuts (also call hotkeys) are specific to Windows 10 and 11. There are many…

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….

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…

Run Linux On Windows

The Windows Subsystem for Linux lets developers run a Linux environment — including most command-line tools, utilities, and applications — directly on Windows, unmodified, without the overhead of a traditional virtual machine or dualboot setup. This is not particularly useful for the casual user who has no interest in playing with the commandline but soon…

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….

Windows 11, Can You Upgrade?

Windows 11 will be new PCs this fall, just in time for Christmas gift giving. It will also be available for upgrade for computers with compatible hardware. It will require a minimum CPU of 1 gigahertz, 64 gigabytes of storage, and a minimum of 4 gigabytes of RAM. In the computing game more is always…

Windows 11 Is For Real

Windows 11 is really happening! Microsoft had a event on June 24th announcing it. There are some new features but mostly it is Windows 10 with a new look. Windows 11 promises better performance witch is always welcome. The Windows 11 Upgrade will be available this Fall. Free upgrade for Windows 10 users. I haven’t…