How to download the latest Windows 10 ISOs with ‘Threshold 2’
November 17, 2015 – 07:50 | Comments Off on How to download the latest Windows 10 ISOs with ‘Threshold 2’
How to download the latest Windows 10 ISOs with ‘Threshold 2’

Windows 10 version 1511 (codenamed ‘Threshold 2’) is here, and it’s smarter, faster, with new features for Cortana, Microsoft Edge, Mail, Maps, Photos, Xbox and a whole lot more.
Windows 10 updates can take a while …

O&O ShutUp10 ramps up its Windows 10 antispy powers
November 4, 2015 – 10:30 | Comments Off on O&O ShutUp10 ramps up its Windows 10 antispy powers
O&O ShutUp10 ramps up its Windows 10 antispy powers

O&O Software has shipped an updated for its Windows 10 antispy tool, O&O ShutUp10.
The latest build has been repackaged as a single executable, making it more convenient to use.

What’s really running on your PC? Part 1: Windows System Processes
October 21, 2015 – 11:12 | Comments Off on What’s really running on your PC? Part 1: Windows System Processes
What’s really running on your PC? Part 1: Windows System Processes

PC too slow, possible malware infection, just not behaving as it should? Then you’ll probably launch Task Manager or something similar to figure out what’s going on.
Sounds great, until you find 50 or more cryptically-named …

Check your PC network security with Microsoft Baseline Security Analyzer
October 16, 2015 – 07:12 | Comments Off on Check your PC network security with Microsoft Baseline Security Analyzer
Check your PC network security with Microsoft Baseline Security Analyzer

Many antivirus tools and security suites now include “vulnerability scanners” which check PCs for security issues.
But despite its age, Microsoft Baseline Security Analyzer still does a more thorough job than most, without costing you anything …

How to kill a Windows process
October 8, 2015 – 06:13 | Comments Off on How to kill a Windows process
How to kill a Windows process

If you’ve finished with some Windows application then you’ll probably get rid of it by pressing Alt+F+X, clicking the top-right Close button, or following some other documented route.
This is generally the safest approach, too, as …

Ashampoo AntiSpy is yet another Windows 10 privacy protector
September 8, 2015 – 11:43 | Comments Off on Ashampoo AntiSpy is yet another Windows 10 privacy protector
Ashampoo AntiSpy is yet another Windows 10 privacy protector

German developer Ashampoo has shipped Ashampoo AntiSpy for Windows 10, yet another free tool for tweaking Windows 10’s many privacy and security settings.
There’s support for tweaking 40+ options covering browsing, updates, location features, webcam/ microphone …

Spybot Anti-Beacon quickly closes Windows 10 privacy holes
September 4, 2015 – 11:16 | Comments Off on Spybot Anti-Beacon quickly closes Windows 10 privacy holes
Spybot Anti-Beacon quickly closes Windows 10 privacy holes

Spybot developer Safer Networking has released Spybot Anti-Beacon, a portable free tool which makes it easy to disable a host of Windows 10 tracking technologies.
Just launching the program displays the current status of 10 “problem” …

Windows 10 virtual machines now available
August 19, 2015 – 05:13 | Comments Off on Windows 10 virtual machines now available
Windows 10 virtual machines now available

Microsoft has updated its Microsoft Edge developer site, adding downloadable Windows 10 virtual machines for VirtualBox, VMware and Hyper-V.
Although these are aimed at developers, they’re a quick and easy way for anyone to try out …

How to find your Windows 10 product key
August 11, 2015 – 04:54 | Comments Off on How to find your Windows 10 product key
How to find your Windows 10 product key

Upgrading to Windows 10 is relatively easy, but reinstalling it might pose a few problems, especially if you don’t have your product key available.
There are plenty of free tools around which can display product keys …

Automatically shut down/ wake up your PC with DShutdown
August 5, 2015 – 09:28 | Comments Off on Automatically shut down/ wake up your PC with DShutdown
Automatically shut down/ wake up your PC with DShutdown

Scheduling the shutdown of your PC can save energy, money, maybe improve your security, and you don’t need to install any extra software to make this happen. A few minutes spent with Task Scheduler and …

WinToFlash converts Windows setup discs to bootable USB keys
July 6, 2015 – 13:20 | Comments Off on WinToFlash converts Windows setup discs to bootable USB keys
WinToFlash converts Windows setup discs to bootable USB keys

Installing Windows normally requires a setup disc, which is just fine, unless your optical drive isn’t working. Or your system doesn’t have one at all. Or the disc is scratched and unreadable. Or you really …