How to Use Alarms in Windows 11

This post shows students and new users how to use and set alarms and timers in Windows 11.

Windows 11 comes with a built-in app called Alarms and Clock. You can use this app to set an alarm, use timers and more. With Windows alarms, you configure, set and forget it and it should help you sleep better and wake up rested similar to your devices.

Windows alarms is good in some occasions. Alarms and timers work even if the app is closed or your device is locked. However, if your device goes to sleep, Windows alarms won’t notify you.

There are something to remember when using Windows alarms. First, you should make sure you device isn’t going to sleep. Keep your laptop or tablet plugged in and make sure the volume on your device is high enough to hear the alarm or timer.

For student or new user looking for a Windows computer to use, the easiest place to start is Windows 11. Windows 11 is a major release of the Windows NT operating system developed by Microsoft. Windows 11 is the successor to Windows 10 and it’s expected to be released later this year.

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How to Use Night light in Windows 11

This post shows students and new users how to enable and use Windows 11 light light.

There may be some issues with how much blue light your desktop screen emits and how it may cause issues with your eyes down the road. The blue light your computer monitor emits can also contributes 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 also changes the colors displayed on your screen into warmer versions of themselves.

The warmer color may help you sleep while starring at your computer screen. You can also adjust the strength of the color to help relax the eyes and ease the mind into full sleep mode.

For student or new user looking for a Windows computer to use, the easiest place to start is Windows 11. Windows 11 is a major release of the Windows NT operating system developed by Microsoft. Windows 11 is the successor to Windows 10 and it’s expected to be released later this year.

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How to Change Computer Name in Windows 11

This post shows student and new users how to rename Windows 11 computer and give is a more personal and unique name.

Changing one’s computer name has been made very simple in Windows 11. The option to rename Windows 11 has been added to the main settings in the System’s tab.

If you bought a Windows computer and you want to rename it and make it personal, the steps below should help you do that. There are multiple ways to do this in Windows and we’re going show you as many possible ways to do it.

For student or new user looking for a Windows computer to use, the easiest place to start is Windows 11. Windows 11 is a major release of the Windows NT operating system developed by Microsoft. Windows 11 is the successor to Windows 10 and it’s expected to be released later this year.

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How to Enable Dynamic Refresh Rate in Windows 11

This post shows students and new users how to enable or disable Dynamic Refresh Rate (DRR) when using Windows 11 systems.

Windows 11 comes a new feature called Dynamic Refresh Rate or DRR. It allows Windows to dynamically set its refresh rate based on the system’s activities and supported devices. For low resolutions the refresh rate will decrease and increase for high intensive resolutions.

Using DDR helps balance performance and power consumption. Will monitory the system’s activities and automatically adjust and seamlessly change its refresh rate without the using noticing.

DDR is currently available for laptops with a display that supports Variable refresh rate (VRR) and a refresh rate of at least 120Hz. Laptops and supported devices will also require graphic drivers WDDM which are available via Windows updates.

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How to Enable Sandbox in Windows 11

This post shows students and new users how to enable Windows Sandbox when using Windows 11.

Microsoft introduced Windows Sandbox feature starting with Windows 10 to help create a secure environment that isolates running apps from the main systems. This is feature is very useful, especially for security professionals testing apps that are not trusted or are unknown.

When you enable Windows Sandbox, it creates an on-demand lightweight temporary desktop session to run untrusted apps without accessing files, Windows registry and other critical parts of the main Windows OS.

Apps that are already installed on the system won’t have access to the secured Sandbox environment. You must first enable Windows Sandbox, then install untrusted apps you want to test or run from within the Sandbox environment.

If you’re a student or new user looking for a Windows computer to start learning on, the easiest place to start is Windows 11. Windows 11 is a major release of the Windows NT operating system developed by Microsoft. Windows 11 is the successor to Windows 10 and it’s expected to be released later this year.

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How to Look up which versions of Windows 11 Installed

This post shows students and new users how to find out which versions of Windows 11 installed or running on their PCs.

Students and new users who want to know which versions of Windows installed or running on their PCs can reference this post. Knowing the versions can help you decide what software or system drivers to install if you need to.

While you probably won’t want to know the exact version number for whatever Windows version you have installed, knowing the general information about your systems can also be important.

If you’re a student or new user looking for a Windows computer to start learning on, the easiest place to start is Windows 11. Windows 11 is a major release of the Windows NT operating system developed by Microsoft. Windows 11 is the successor to Windows 10 and it’s expected to be released later this year.

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How to edit Windows 11 Hosts File

This post shows students and new users how to edit or modify Windows 11 local hosts file.

When you think of a hosts file, think of it as plain-text file used by the operating systems to map or connect IP addresses to hostnames on the local computer.

Most Windows systems have both hosts file and Domain Name System (DNS). If both the hosts file and DNS have the same records, hosts file has priority over DNS.

While translating the resource names to IPs, the local hosts file is the first file your operating look at. If the IP to domain mapping isn’t included in the host file, then it looks up a DNS server online. This is how the process works.

When you’re dealing with hosts file, the IP address and the domain or hostname should be separated by at least one space or tab. The lines starting with are comments and are ignored.

If you’re a student or new user looking for a computer to start learning on, the easiest place to start is Windows 11. Windows 11 is a major release of the Windows NT operating system developed by Microsoft. Windows 11 is the successor to Windows 10 and it’s expected to be released later this year.

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How to Improve Windows 11 Performance

This post shows students and new users how to improve and optimize Windows 11 performance, especially for older PCs.

If your Windows 11 computer is running slowly, below are some suggestions that will help speed up and optimize Windows performance by adjusting performance settings, scanning for viruses and running Windows updates.

There are multiple reasons Windows PCs run slowly. From low disk to page file size to viruses to Windows updates are some of the causes Windows behaves this way.

If you’re a student or new user looking for a computer to start learning on, the easiest place to start is Windows 11. Windows 11 is a major release of the Windows NT operating system developed by Microsoft. Windows 11 is the successor to Windows 10 and it’s expected to be released later this year.

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How to Install Windows Subsystem for Linux (WSL) on Windows 11

This brief tutorial shows students and new users how to install Windows Subsystem for Linux (WSL) on Windows 11.

Back in 2017, Windows released Windows Subsystem for Linux that lets developers run a GNU/Linux environment, including most command-line tools, utilities, and applications directly in Windows without setting up a virtual machine or dual-boot.

WSL2 has since been released, and it’s an improvement over version 1. The new and improved version comes with performance boost, full system call compatibility, and built with a new architecture and that delivers features that make WSL an amazing way to run a Linux environment in Windows.

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How to Free up Drive Space in Windows 11

This post shows students and new users how to free up disk space in Windows 11 when running low.

If your computer is running low on free disk space, you will not be able to install important security updates or upgrade Windows OS and your computer’s performance will suffer. It is always important to make sure that you don’t run out of free drive space on your computer.

When you get a message that your computer is low on disk space, resetting Windows might help, but you may lose other stuff doing that which this is like killing a fly with a hammer.

Windows 11 is a major release of the Windows NT operating system developed by Microsoft. Windows 11 is the successor to Windows 10 and it’s expected to be released later this year.

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How to Disable Startup Programs in Windows 11

This post shows students and new users how to disable unnecessary programs and services that automatically startup when Windows 11 starts.

If you’re experiencing some performance issues with your Windows 11 computers, you should find ways to disable these programs so they don’t run when your PC starts.

Some important programs are designed to start automatically when Windows does. This is helpful for programs you use a lot, but not for programs you don’t use often because it increases the time it takes Windows to start.

Windows 11 is a major release of the Windows NT operating system developed by Microsoft. Windows 11 is the successor to Windows 10 and it’s expected to be released later this year.

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Auto Delete Trash and Temp files on Windows 11

This post shows students and new users how to set Windows 11 up to automatically delete trash and temporary files to improve Windows 11 performance.

Regularly deleting trash and removing unwanted temporary files from your Windows 11 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.

You can configure your Windows 11 computers to automatically clear out the recycle bin, downloaded folders and temporary files, including Internet files. These files are created automatically by applications in the background and are used by these applications to improve performance by using the downloaded data.

Windows 11 is a major release of the Windows NT operating system developed by Microsoft. Windows 11 is the successor to Windows 10 and it’s expected to be released later this year.

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