How to Enable or Disable Lock Screen in Windows 11

This post describes steps one can take to enable or disable Lock screen in Windows 11.

The lock screen is the screen or curtain you see when you turn on your computer before the sign in screen. It is also displayed once your computer is locked after you stepped away or press the Windows key + L.

In order to sign into your account, you must dismiss the lock screen by either pressing a key on your keyboard or swiping up on the lock screen (curtain) show the sign in screen.

The lock screen also allows you to display notifications, show beautiful photos from around the world via Windows spotlight and more.

If you prefer not to show the lock screen when you start up your computer or lock it, you can disable it and show the sign in screen only.

The steps below show you how to do that.

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How to Manually Change the Date and Time in Windows 11

This post describes steps one can take to manually change the date and time in Windows 11.

By default, Windows set the date and time automatically based on your time zone and country and region. Day light saving time (DST) is also set automatically based on the country and region you are in.

Allowing Windows to manage your system’s date and time automatically will ensure that your PC date and time are accurate as long as you have internet connection to time servers online.

With all that said, Windows also allows you to manage your system’s date and time manually. When you manually have to change and update your system’s date and time, you will have to do it every time there’s a change.

You must be signed in as an administrator and must turn off Set time automatically to be able to change the date and time manually.

Below is how to do that in Windows 11.

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How to Sync PC Clock with Internet Time Server in Windows 11

This post describes steps to sync system time clock with internet time servers in Windows 11.

Your Windows clock is used to record events and time associated with those events whenever you create or modify files. Time helps you record events that occur from the past through the present and future, and to compare the duration of events or the intervals between them.

Keeping the correct time for your PC is important. Windows lets you to set your time and time zone automatically, or you can set them manually.

By default, your PC syncs its clock with internet server, typically Microsoft internet servers once a week automatically. If your system clock is out of sync, you can manually sync it from the Windows system app, and the steps below will show you how to do that.

Syncing your PC clock will ensure your PC clock is accurate.

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How to Turn On or Off Schedule Night light in Windows 11

This post describes steps to enable or disable Night light scheduling in Windows 11.

Windows 11 comes with a feature called Night light that may help you resolve some of the eye issues you may be experiencing at night in front of your screen. Night Light changes the colors displayed on your screen into warmer versions that are easier on your eyes.

Our previous post on Night light showed you how to manually turn On or Off Night light. You can not only turn On or Off Night light, but you can also schedule it to automatically turn on or off.

When you turn on Night light schedules, you will be able to select Sunset to sunrise, or select Set hours and enter custom times for the night light to automatically turn on and off.

Below is how to turn on or off scheduling Night light.

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How to Change File Sharing Encryption Level in Windows 11

This post describes steps one can take to change or adjust the encryption level for file sharing in Windows 11.

Windows 11 allows file and printer sharing only over a Private network and will be disabled automatically when set to Public.

  • File sharing – Allows users to share and make files and folders available to other devices on a network in order to view, copy, or change.
  • Printer sharing – Allows users to share and make connected printers available to other devices on a network in order to view and print documents.

By default, when you enable file sharing, Windows uses 128-bit (the highest) encryption to help secure file sharing connections. Some devices may not support 128-bit encryption and to make them work, you will have to select a lower encryption level to use with Windows 11.

Below is how to change the encryption level for file sharing in Windows 11.

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How to Turn On or Off Night light in Windows 11

This post describes steps one can take to enable or disable Night light in Windows 11.

Your computer displays blue light that you typically see during the day, which may keep you up at night. The blue light your computer monitor emits can contribute to sleeplessness and eye strain after dark.

Windows 11 comes with a feature called Night light that may help you resolve some of the eye issues you may be experiencing at night in front of your screen. Night Light changes the colors displayed on your screen into warmer versions that are easier on your eyes.

The night light strength level is for the color temperature is measured in Kelvin. You can adjust and set the level between 0 (6500K) to 100 (1200K).

Below is how to turn on or off Night light in Windows 11

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How to use UUP Dump to Download and Install latest Builds for Windows 11

This post describes steps to use UUP Dump to download and create an ISO file of the latest builds for Windows 11.

UUP Dump helps you to download the latest ISO file for any preview build of Windows 11 that are available in the Dev and other channels. If your Windows PC is enrolled in Microsoft Insider Preview program, you should also be able to upgrade to the latest builds without a third-party tool.

Although you may be able to download Windows 11 ISO files directly from Microsoft, but in most cases, you won’t see the most recent builds, especially if it was released the same day.

UUP Dump on the other hand can get the latest builds almost immediately after release. The tool will fetch and download individual packages of the builds from the Microsoft servers and create an unofficial ISO file that you can use to install in your machines.

Below is how to use UUP Dump tool to always get the latest ISO builds of your favorite operating system.

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How to Turn On or Off Lower Screen Brightness when using Battery Saver in Windows 11

This post describes steps turn On or Off a feature to lower screen brightness when using battery saver in Windows 11.

When you enable battery saver, Windows will turn off some features, dim your screen brightness, reduce background activity, and limit most system notifications.

By default, battery saver turns on automatically when your battery reaches 20% power or less and automatically turn off when the computer is connected to a power source.

While using battery saver, the Display brightness is also automatically reduced to 30% by default. All these measures are there to prolong your Windows device’s battery life while in battery saver mode.

Lower screen brightness when using battery saver is another feature that you can turn on or off if using battery saver. For best HDR video experience, even in battery saver mode, you should turn off “Lower screen brightness when using battery saver“.

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How to Turn On or Off Lock Screen Background Motion in Windows 11

This post describes steps one can take to enable or disable lock screen background motion in Windows 11.

The lock screen is the startup screen you see when you turn on your computer on before signing in. The lock screen is also displayed when you lock (Windows key + L) your session or step away from your computer and you are prompted to sign in again.

On tablet and other mobile devices running Windows with accelerometer, the lock screen background will pan around a still image as you physically move your device or change its orientation.

You can choose to prevent lock screen background motion using a static lock screen background image. Below is how to do that in Windows 11.

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How to Turn On or Off Adjust for Daylight Saving Time Automatically in Windows 11

This post describes steps to turn On or Off “Adjust for daylight saving time automatically” in Windows 11.

A daylight saving time (DST) is a practice of advancing clocks during warmer months so that darkness falls at a later clock time. The process is reversed during the fall months.

Windows can automatically manage DST if you allow it to. Many services and applications depend on Windows operating system for daylight saving time (DST) and time zone (TZ) information.

Your schedules and alarms also depend on your computer’s DST settings; therefore, choosing the correct time zone and updated DST settings is very important.

To make sure that Windows has the latest and most accurate time data, Microsoft continuously monitors DST and TZ changes that are announced by governments around the world.

You can let Windows manage your device’s daylight saving time automatically. If you allow Windows to manage your device’s DST settings, it will manage system date and time, and daylight saving will automatically be changed and updated.

You can also choose not to have Windows managing your device DST settings. If you do, you will need to manually update the correct daylight saving time if needed.

Below is how to tell Windows to set or not set the DST settings automatically.

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How to Backup and Restore Everything in Microsoft Edge

This post describes steps to backup and restore everything in Microsoft Edge browser with Windows 11 or 10.

Microsoft Edge browser is cross-platform, supports all of Windows, MacOS and Linux systems. The new Microsoft Edge browser has adopted the Chromium open source project code base which offers better web compatibility and performance over the legacy edge.

Most people will export password and backup only their favorites when migrating or switching to a new Windows system. In many cases, these should be enough to get started on their new PC.

However, there are few who would like to backup and restore everything to their new PC, and for those, the steps below show them how to do that when using Microsoft Edge browser.

The backup will included all settings, favorites, profiles, extensions in Microsoft Edge for your profile in Windows.

Backup will not include passwords stored in Edge. Those passwords are encrypted and stored in your Microsoft account online. You can also manually export your saved password from Edge.

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How to Turn On or Off Set Time Zone Automatically in Windows 11

This post describes steps to turn On or Off “Set time zone automatically” in Windows 11.

A time zone is a geographic region within which the same standard time is used. Your device’s time and dates will be set based on the time zone you select.

Your schedules and alarms also depend on your computer’s time zone settings; therefore, choosing the correct time zone is very important.

You can let Windows manage your device’s time zone automatically. If you allow Windows to manage your device’s time zone, it will manage system date and time by choosing the correct time zone, daylight saving will automatically be changed and updated.

You can also choose not to have Windows managing your device time zone. If you do, you will need to manually update the correct time zone and daylight saving time if needed.

Below is how to tell Windows to set or not set the time zone automatically.

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