How to Schedule Windows Defender Antivirus Scans on Windows 10

This article describes steps one can take to schedule Windows Defender Antivirus scran in Windows 10.

Windows Defender Antivirus scans your computer regularly to keep your device safe from viruses and malware. The scan takes place while your computer is not being used or when it’s idle so not to interfere with your work.

If you want Windows Defender scan as a specific time, this brief tutorial is going to show you how to schedule that. When scheduled, Windows Defender will always run during that time you defined and scan at a time and frequency that you choose.

This brief tutorial is going to show students and new users how to schedule Windows Defender Antivirus scan at specific times instead of randomly scanning your PC. This will mean less interference with your work.

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How to Back up Important Files on Windows 10

This article describes steps one can take to back up important files and folders in Windows 10.

To back up your file in Windows 10 simply means making copy of your file and storing them somewhere for safekeeping. In the event you lose the original file on the computer, you can go to restore the file from the backup location.

It’s always good to have a backup copy of your important files. Keep copies of your files on another drive in case something happens to the originals — on an external hard disk, for example.

A good location to store backup file is on a USB drive, external hard drive, CD/DVD or an online storage.

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How to Access Notifications and Quick Action Center in Windows 10

This article describes steps one can take to access notifications and quick action center in Windows 10.

Windows 10 puts notifications and quick actions in the action center at the bottom right of the taskbar. From this location you can quickly access systems’ notifications like printer issues, Wi-Fi connection errors, app settings and more.

This can also serve as a shortcut to many of the app settings on your Window 10 computer. The action center can be accessed on the taskbar to the right. On touch screen computers, simply swap to the left from the right to show the action center.

Not only can you access notifications and jump to the settings’ page, but you can also quickly turn on or off features from there. If you want to disable Bluetooth, simply click the Bluetooth block to turn on or off.

Windows 10 action center can quickly take you to settings and apps you’re likely to use often, from wireless to screen brightness settings. To access the action center, look at the image below to find on the taskbar on the right.

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How to Automatically Delete Trash and Temporary Files on Windows 10

This article describes steps one can take to automatically delete trash and temporary files in Windows 10.

Regularly deleting trash and removing unwanted temporary files from your Windows 10 computer helps improve its performance and can also free up more space on your hard drive.

Although it can be done manually, it’s better to just set it and forget it so that you don’t have to keep being reminded of emptying the recycle bin and temporary Internet files.

These files are created automatically by applications in the background. these temporary files are then used by applications to improve performance by using the downloaded data.

However, these downloaded files can also create problems if not regularly removed.

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How to Make Computer Start Up Fast in Windows 10

This article describes steps one can take to make computer start up fast in Windows 10.

If your Windows 10 computer is not starting up quickly there may be a reason. When you turn on your PC, some programs start up automatically and run in the background. If there are many of these programs, your computer may boot slowly.

Software manufacturers often setup their programs to open in the background so they can open up quickly when you need to use them.

This is helpful for programs you use a lot. However, those that you don’t use regularly, you can disable so they don’t slow down the time it takes for Windows to start.

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How to Fix Sluggish Performance by Restoring in Window 10

This article describes steps one can take to improve performance in Windows 10 by restoring it.

Do you feel like your Windows 10 computer is sluggish all of a sudden? If so, you might want to try the following steps to restore it and undo changes that may be causing the problems.

If a change was recently made knowingly or unknown to you, it may be that.

If you think an app, system drivers or an update for Windows is making your computer perform worse, restoring it to an earlier point in time might fix the problem.

Restoring your computer to an earlier point in time won’t affect your files and documents, but remove apps, systems drivers, updates and undo recent changes after the restore point was created.

A new restore point takes place between 7 to 14 days.

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How to Create Shares with Full access on Windows 10

This article describes steps one can take to create shares with full access in Windows 10.

When Windows shares are created with everyone having full access, everybody will be able to access the shared location without prompting for passwords or logins.

This also gives everyone rights to create, delete and modify folders and files. This setup is perfect for locations where users are given access to temporary store content and quickly remove to a secure location.

Since everyone has rights to delete, create and modify, it’s not a suitable place to store content for a long.

In part two of this post, I’ll show you how to configure a Linux machine to mount the shares created on the Windows machine.

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How to Manage Linux Server via SFTP and Notepad++

This article describes steps one can take to manage Linux server via sFTP and Notepad++.

Managing Linux servers remotely via SSH can be daunting for new users and students. When you connect via SSH to a remote server, all you see is a terminal screen that allows authenticated users to run commands.

For those afraid of Linux terminal, a better way is to connect via SFTP and use a code editor.

SFTP is when you use an FTP client over SSH or port 22. This provides encryption and security over plain FTP.

Notepad++ is an alternative to Windows’ Notepad with lot more features and support several programming languages. FileZilla is a great FTP client that allows user to transfer files between networked devices.

It also supports SFTP. So, to manage Linux servers like a pro remotely without the skills to use the terminal console, follow the guide below.

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How to Install Windows 10 on VMware Workstation Pro

This article describes steps one can take to install Windows 10 on VMware Workstation Pro.

We previously talked about using VMware Workstation Pro and VirtualBox virtualization software to run multiple operating systems from a single computer, and the benefits they provide especially for IT students and professionals.

With this virtualization software, you can run multiple lab environments running on virtual guest machines without the additional cost of getting hardware for each guest machine running individual operating system.

After setting up VMware Workstation Pro, the steps below show you how to create a virtual guest machine and install Windows 10 on it.

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How to Automatically Start Programs in Windows 10

This article describes steps one can take to automatically start programs when Windows starts.

In previous version of Windows, one would easily create startup programs by going to msconfig page and adding the programs there. How do you do it in Windows 10 now that msconfig isn’t available?

Windows allows programs to automatically install themselves in Windows startup configuration settings. For programs that are designed to startup automatically, there’s nothing to do.

They will automatically start up every time Windows starts.

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How to Add Local User Accounts in Windows 10

This brief tutorial shows student and users how to add additional users in Windows 10.

With Windows 10, things have changed bit and some new users may be confused about some of these changes. The confusion comes from the new look and feel of the new Windows 10 operating system.

The traditional way many used to are somehow buried deep and hidden from the average users. Now there are news ways to do things and we’re going to show you here.

To do any administrative task in Windows requires administrative rights. You must be an administrator or remember of the administers group.

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How to Uninstall Apps in Windows 10

This brief tutorial shows students and new users how to uninstall Windows 10 apps and programs.

There are two types of apps that are installed on Windows 10 systems: Desktop and Windows apps.

Windows apps are those that are installed like in traditional versions of Windows and the desktop are those installed from the Windows store.

When you uninstall Windows apps, they get uninstalled from the entire system. Desktop apps get removed for the all users on the system, although they may still be installed in the core systems.

When you install traditional applications like Adobe Reader and others, those are considered Windows apps.

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