System and Security
Geeks and experts love the Command Prompt because of the advanced commands it can run. Fortunately, Command Prompt is not built only on advanced commands, but also on simple ones, designed to perform basic operations. In this article, we show you how to execute commands such as changing the current directory, switching to another drive, viewing the contents of a directory, creating and renaming folders, copying, deleting files and folders, and launching applications from the Command Prompt.
If you have used Windows 10 for a while, you might have noticed that pressing the F8 or the SHIFT + F8 keys on your keyboard to enter Safe Mode no longer work. These methods stopped working because the Windows 10 start procedure became faster than ever before. However, that does not mean that Windows 10 has no Safe Mode. It is just that to get to it you have to follow other procedures. Here are all the ways you can start Windows 10 in Safe Mode:
The Error Checking or chkdsk tool verifies the partitions and disk drives in your Windows computer for problems such as disk errors or bad sectors. You can also use this tool to repair errors and have your drives working normally again. In Windows 10, chkdsk is available through a graphic interface called Error Checking. The command-line tool has kept its original name as in the previous Windows versions: chkdsk. Here is how to use Error Checking in Windows 10 to fix problems with your SSD or HDD drives:
If you have used computers for a while, then you know what Copy and Paste are, and you might have also heard about the clipboard. Do you know what the clipboard is? Do you know how to work with it and what it can do? What about the differences between the clipboard in Windows 10 and the clipboard in Windows 7 or Windows 8.1? If you would like to know more about the Windows clipboard, read on:
We encourage you to create a recovery drive as soon as you install Windows 10 on a new PC. It can be a lifesaver when Windows 10 stops working and you cannot use your apps or access your files. What exactly can you do with it? How can it help you in your hour of need? It gives you tools and options to reset, restore or tinker with Windows 10 to bring it back to life. Here are the seven things you can do with a Windows 10 recovery drive:
Starting with Windows 10 October 2018 Update, the clipboard can save the items that you copy and can also sync them across all your Windows 10 devices. However, you might not want that, as you might prefer using the clipboard the old way, with no history and no syncing of your data using Microsoft's cloud services. In such a situation, you can turn off the new clipboard features and also clear your data from it. To learn how to do it, read this guide:
Do you use Windows 10, Windows 7 or Windows 8.1? Do you want to know whether your Windows is activated and genuine? Do you need to know whether activated copies of Windows are also genuine? If the answer is yes, read this article. We explain how Windows activation works, how to check if your Windows is activated, and how to find out if your copy of Windows is genuine. Let's start:
Every web service that cares about user security loves multi-factor authentication. Also known as two-factor authentication, it requires users to verify their identity through two independent pieces of information: something you know and something you have. When authenticating, users are using traditional security tools like passwords or PIN codes, but they also have to confirm their identity by tapping on a push notification or by entering a one-time code received via SMS or displayed by an authentication app on their smartphones.
Recovery drives are an essential tool when you run into problems with Windows 10 because they can help you repair your malfunctioning PC or device. However, you must first know how to create one for yourself. The app that can help you fix a damaged Windows 10 system is called Recovery Media Creator. In this tutorial, we show you how to use the Recovery Media Creator to create a recovery drive for Windows 10, on a USB memory stick or an external hard drive:
One of the less visible features of Windows 10 is that Windows Defender offers improved security using cloud-based antivirus protection. When enabled, Windows Defender sends information to Microsoft about any problems it finds. This information is then used to gather more information about the problems affecting you and other users of Windows 10. With your help, Microsoft can develop new anti-malware signatures and fixes that can help deal with malware more effectively.