How to Show the Taskbar on all Displays on Windows 11

This post shows students and new users steps to show the taskbar on all monitors when using Windows 11. By default, when you add a second monitor and extend the display, the taskbar is only displayed on the main (default) monitor. If you want to also show the taskbar on the extended display the steps below show you how to do that.

Windows 11 offers tons of customization options, allowing users to choose how their desktops look and behave. Users can choose to further customize the taskbar on your second monitor, or not show it there at all.

When the taskbar is extended and shown on the second monitor, you wouldn’t have to always go back to the primary display in order to work with minimized or start apps from the taskbar. You will be able to do that from the second monitor as well.

The new Windows 11 comes with many new features and a new user desktop, including centered Start menu and taskbar, rounded corners windows, themes and colors that will make any computer look and feel modern.

If you’re exited about Windows 11, keep reading our posts on it.

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How to Join a Hidden WiFi on Windows 11

This post shows students and new users steps to join or connect to a hidden Wi-Fi networks when using Windows 11. When a Wi-Fi network is hidden, you can’t simply scan and find it. It will not show up on the available network on your WiFi settings pane. You must know the full SSID and type it correctly before you’re allowed to join or connect to it.

For security reasons, some networks are hidden from view. Although this is not a secure way to protect one’s network, some businesses still configure their Wi-Fi this way. When you encounter such a configuration when using Windows 11, the steps below show you how to connect to it.

The new Windows 11 comes with many new features and a new user desktop, including centered Start menu and taskbar, rounded corners windows, themes and colors that will make any computer look and feel modern.

If you’re exited about Windows 11, keep reading our posts on it.

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How to Upgrade with Windows 11 Assistant

This post show students and new users steps to upgrade a Windows 10 PC using Windows 11 installation assistant. With Windows 11 being released to the general public, Microsoft has created and released a full Windows 11 ISO, created Windows 11 installation media tool and also released an upgrade assistant to help users upgrade to Windows 11.

Microsoft wants as many people upgrading to Windows 11 as soon and quickly as possible, and that’s why these tools are being developed and released to help users upgrade with ease. You can use Windows 11 upgrade assistant to upgrade your current Windows 10 machine to Windows 11.

In order to upgrade using Windows 11 assistant, your Windows 10 computer must have a valid license key, must have Windows 10 version 2004 or higher installed, and meets Windows 11 straight requirements.

You will not upgrade to Windows 11 if your computer has Windows 10 that’s not activated or without a valid license key.

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How to Download Windows 11 ISO File

This post shows students and new users steps to download Windows 11 ISO file. With the release of Windows 11, one can download a full ISO file containing multiple editions of Windows 11 online. The file can then be used to install Windows 11.

Although you can download the free ISO file containing Windows 11, you must still own a product key or the activation key to use it. If you don’t have a valid product key, you will not be able to install and use Windows 11.

There are no free versions of Windows 11.

You’ll also want to make sure that the computer you want to install Windows 11 on has met the straight requirements of Windows 11, including having TPM 2.0 and Secure Boot enabled.

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How to Create a Bootable Windows 11 USB Flash Drive

This post shows students and new users steps to create a bootable USB flash drive to install or reinstall Widows 11 on a new computer. The vast majority of users will do an in-place upgrade to Windows 11. Meaning, they will upgrade from a Windows 10 PC to Windows 11.

There are some users who will want to perform a clean install of Windows 11. Sometimes, upgrading a computer might bring other issues from Windows 10, and doing a clean install is one way to make sure you’re starting over.

Microsoft has released a tool (Media Creation Tool) to help you create a bootable CD/DVD or USB flash drive to install Windows 11 from. If you want to perform a reinstall or clean install of Windows 11 on a new or used PC, download the media creation tool to make a bootable USB or DVD.

The new Windows 11 comes with many new features and a new user desktop, including centered Start menu and taskbar, rounded corners windows, themes and colors that will make any computer look and feel modern.

If you’re exited about Windows 11, keep reading our posts on it.

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How to Bring Back the Old Context Menus on Windows 11

This post shows students and new users steps to bring back or restore the classic context menus on Windows 11. As you now know, Windows 11 comes with a simplified context menu in File Explorer and other functions. You can access the full context menu, but you need to click the Show more options from the simplified menu.

If you want to restore the classic Windows 10 right-click context menu where all the commands are shown on one pane, then use the steps below to do that.

The steps below will have you edit Windows registry which can be very dangerous. If you’re not comfortable editing Windows registry, then I’d suggest not to continue with modifying your system registry.

The wrong changes in Windows registry can cause serious issues, including rendering your system inoperable.

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If you’re exited about Windows 11, keep reading our posts on it.

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How to Adjust the Volume on Windows 11

This post shows students and new users steps to change or adjust the sound volume on Windows 11. When the sound coming out of your computer is too loud or low, Windows allows you to quickly adjust the volume from the Quick settings panel as well as in Windows settings app.

When using Windows 11, the quickest way to adjust the sound volume is from the Quick settings menu. You can activate the Quick settings menu clicking a hidden or translucent button located on top of the Wi-Fi, Speaker, and/or Battery icons.

Simply click the Taskbar area at the bottom right corner to activate the Quick settings menu. Then use the slider to move up or down the volume control to the desire level.

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If you’re exited about Windows 11, keep reading our posts on it.

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How to Turn On or Off WiFi autoSwitch on Windows 11

This post shows students and new users steps to enable or disable Wi-Fi autoSwitch feature when using Windows 11. When autoSwitch (WLANProfile) is enabled, Windows will automatically connect to a more preferred network whenever the preferred network comes into range.

This may be useful in a multi-WiFi networks environment. However, this can also result in a higher frequency of periodic scanning for new networks, and may increase radio frequency pollution and power consumption used by the wireless network adapter.

So basically, when Windows is connected to an existing Wi-Fi network, it periodically scans for a more preferred network. When a preferred network comes into range, Windows automatically switches to that network instead. This is done with no disconnects. However, not all transitions are without issues.

This feature is disabled by default in Windows 11. If you prefer to use it, you can simply turn it on with few clicks. Or if you’re experiencing issues with frequent disconnects or Wi-Fi instability, you may want to turn it off if autoSwitch is enabled.

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If you’re exited about Windows 11, keep reading our posts on it.

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Windows 11 Arrives. Will you Upgrade?

Windows 11 is here (depending on where you are) – the question is are you going to upgrade? Should you or will you upgrade to Windows 11? For PCs running Windows 10, Windows 11 is free to upgrade to, just as it was for PCs running 7 and 8 upgrading to Windows 10. Those computers running Windows 10 should be able to with easy as long as Windows 11 straight requirements are met.

Windows 11 is available to you free, but not all processors (CPUs) are compatible. In fact, most Windows 10 PCs may not upgrade simply because of the straight requirements put in my Microsoft.

Computers running Windows 10 should meet the requirements, including TPM 2.0 and UEFI with Secure Boot enabled. Without these, upgrading to Windows 11 may not work.

If you don’t know if your PC is compatible, Microsoft has released an official PC Health Check app that you can download and run on existing PCs running Windows 10. The app will tell you whether or not you can upgrade your existing PC running Windows 10.

You can download the app using the link below:

https://aka.ms/GetPCHealthCheckApp

Unless most people are force, they usually are in no hurry to upgrade their PCs. Microsoft is aware that the standard upgrade process might be slow and gradual, and not until early 2022 will you begin to see some movements with upgrading existing PCs.

Microsoft says, “We expect all eligible Windows 10 devices to be offered the upgrade to Windows 11 by mid-2022.”

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How to Export or Import Device Drivers on Windows 11

This post shows students and new users steps to export (backup) or import (restore) device drivers when using Windows 11. If you need to migrate or replace an old PC and you have legacy devices installed, you may want to export the drivers for those devices so you can reuse on the new PC.

Some critical devices you have installed on your machine may no longer be supported by their manufacturers. Once you have a working device with drivers installed, you can export the device drivers and use the device on your new PC and reinstall the driver for it.

It might also be a good practice to backup your device drivers just in case you need them when you’re corrupted or simply need to reinstall. Windows allows you to export and import device drivers with simple commands, then the steps below show you how to do that.

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How to Turn On Check Boxes to Select Files on Windows 11

This post shows students and new users steps to turn On or Off check boxes to select items in File Explorer when using Windows 11. Windows allows check boxes to be added in File Explorer to make selecting multiple files easier.

Using check boxes to select items in File Explorer can be handy when you’re using a touch screen or table device. Even those using PCs with mouse can use this feature to allows them select multiple files if they can’t figure out how to select multiple items the standard way.

So, this feature is handy for some, but annoying for others. If check boxes are enabled in File Explorer and you want to disable it, continue below.

If you’d like to enable check boxes in File Explorer, then continue below as well. We’ll show you how to turn it On or Off when using Windows 11.

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If you’re exited about Windows 11, keep reading our posts on it.

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How to Stop Insider Preview Builds on Windows 11

This post shows students and new users steps to stop receiving insider preview builds and switch to stable builds when using Windows 11. Microsoft allows users to enroll in their devices in the Windows Insider Program to receive and test new features before they’re fully released to the general public.

There are three channels one can enroll into: Dev, Beta and Release Preview channels. Once your system is enrolled into a channel, you can switch between channels to receive updates in that channel.

When you want to exit the Insider program and start receiving a stable build when Windows is fully released, simply unroll your machine, and the steps below will show you how to do that.

Windows 11 is scheduled to be released on October 5, 2021. If you intend to upgrade to Windows 11 stable build when released, then you must unenroll your device from the Insider program to automatically get the next major stable release. If you stay in the Insider program after the stable release, you may need to wait until the next major release of Windows 11 before your device can switch to the stable builds.

Below is how to unenroll your device from Windows Insider Program.

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