How to Change AutoPlay Settings in Windows 11

This post shows students and new users how to change or update Windows 11 AutoPlay settings to automatically display pop-ups and take certain actions when devices are inserted or attached to the computer.

By default, Windows 11 will display a pop up and asks you to select what actions to take when you insert a media or attach a new devices. This works if you haven’t changed anything.

However, if something have changed and nothing happens when a new media disc or device is attached, you may have to reconfigure its AutoPlay settings to restore the default behavior.

To make things easy, you can customize the AutoPlay feature to automatically detect the kind of disc or media inserted and take actions based on the settings you defined so you don’t have to always choose what to do when a disc is inserted.

You can also disable the AutoPlay feature so that disc and flash drives are not automatically read or executed. This can help prevent malicious content found on drives from being executed.

The new Windows 11 will come with many new features and enhancements that will work great for some while adding some learning challenges for others. Some things and settings have changed so much that folks will have to learn new ways to work with and manage Windows 11.

In Windows 11, these settings have been recategorized into new groups and sections. We’ll show you how to access and configure the AutoPlay settings below.

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How to Install Magento 2 on Windows 11 WSL

This brief tutorial shows students and new users how to install Magento eCommerce platform on Windows 11 using Windows Subsystem for Linux (WSL or WSL2).

If you want to run an eCommerce store in Windows, you can now do it with WSL. You do not need to install any software or run a virtual machine in Windows 11 in order to install Magento. You can now install and run Magento directly from Windows 11 via Windows Subsystem for Linux (WSL). Back in 2017, Microsoft released WSL and later WSL2 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 is 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.

The new Windows 11 will come with many new features and enhancements that will work great for some while adding some learning challenges for others. Some things and settings have changed so much that folks will have to learn new ways to work with and manage Windows 11.

With Windows 11, installing WSL is a bit different than in Windows 10. However, the steps below is going to show you how to do that.

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How to Disable OneDrive in Windows 11

This post shows students and new users how to disable and uninstall Microsoft OneDrive online storage app in Windows 11.

Microsoft OneDrive is a feature in Windows 11 that keeps your photos and files backed up to the cloud, synced, and accessible on all your other devices connected to your OneDrive account.

For some users, OneDrive is not a feature they’d want installed and enabled in Windows 11. For one, there’s a constant nagging to use OneDrive to backup your data. If you already have another online storage service like Dropbox or similar, you might not want to use OneDrive for the same purpose.

In this cases, you can disable and uninstall OneDrive app from your device so you don’t always get a prompt to use OneDrive to backup your data.

The new Windows 11 will come with many new features and enhancements that will work great for some while adding some learning challenges for others. Some things and settings have changed so much that folks will have to learn new ways to work with and manage Windows 11.

Disabling OneDrive works the same way it did with Windows 10, using the same commands and options.

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How to use Color filters in Windows 11 to see clearly

This post shows students and new users how to use Windows 11 color filters to change the color palette on the screen to help see clearly.

Recently we showed you how to use night light in Windows to help with sleeplessness and eye strain after dark. You can read that post here.

If you’re still having problem seeing what’s on your screen, you can use Windows 11 built-in color filters to help distinguish between things that differ only by color. This changes the color palette of objects on the screen which brings out contrast and could help you see clearly.

The new Windows 11 will come with many new features and enhancements that will work great for some while adding some learning challenges for others. Some things and settings have changed so much that folks will have to learn new ways to work with and manage Windows 11.

Like changing color filters in Windows 11, these settings have been moved further down and buried into the System settings. And you haven’t done it before in previous version of Windows, there could be a bit of a challenge to finding it. However, the steps below show you how to easily access and configure it in Windows 11.

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How to Install ownCloud on Windows 11 WSL

This brief tutorial shows students and new users how to install ownCloud cloud storage software on Windows 11 using Windows Subsystem for Linux (WSL or WSL2).

You do not need to install any software or run a virtual machine in Windows 11 in order to install ownCloud. You can now install and run ownCloud directly from Windows 11 via Windows Subsystem for Linux (WSL). Back in 2017, Microsoft released WSL and later WSL2 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 is 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.

The new Windows 11 will come with many new features and enhancements that will work great for some while adding some learning challenges for others. Some things and settings have changed so much that folks will have to learn new ways to work with and manage Windows 11.

With Windows 11, installing WSL is a bit different than in Windows 10. However, the steps below is going to show you how to do that.

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How to Secure Windows 11 with Microsoft Security

This post shows students and new users steps to protect Windows 11 with Microsoft Security which comes installed on all Windows 11 machine and provides the latest antivirus protection. Windows Security is an app to manage the tools that protect your computer and your data.

For most Windows users, this is all they’ll need to protect their computers from threats. The moment you start Windows 11, Microsoft Security is actively protecting your machine, continually scanning for malware, viruses, and security threats in real-time.

Besides scanning your computer in real-time, Windows Security regularly downloads the latest antivirus definitions automatically to help you stay ahead of new online threats.

The new Windows 11 will come with many new features and enhancements that will work great for some while adding some learning challenges for others. Some things and settings have changed so much that folks will have to learn new ways to work with and manage Windows 11.

Windows 11 will also come with the built-in Windows Security app and include an antivirus program called Microsoft Defender Antivirus. Through Windows Security, Microsoft Defender is automatically installed and enabled. If you install another antivirus program, Microsoft Defender Antivirus will turn off automatically, and turn on again automatically when you remove the other antivirus app.

So, for home users, Windows Security is all they need in most cases. You will not need another commercial antivirus software in Windows 11 if you’re take the proper steps online when browsing. Microsoft Security is more than capable of protecting and securing your computer from online threats.

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How to Install Joomla CMS on Windows 11 WSL

This brief tutorial shows students and new users how to install Joomla content management system on Windows 11 using Windows Subsystem for Linux (WSL or WSL2).

You do not need to install any software or run a virtual machine in Windows 11 in order to install Joomla. You can now install and run Joomla CMS directly from Windows 11 via Windows Subsystem for Linux (WSL). Back in 2017, Microsoft released WSL and later WSL2 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 is 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.

The new Windows 11 will come with many new features and enhancements that will work great for some while adding some learning challenges for others. Some things and settings have changed so much that folks will have to learn new ways to work with and manage Windows 11.

With Windows 11, installing WSL is a bit different than in Windows 10. However, the steps below is going to show you how to do that.

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How to Change Desktop Background in Windows 11

This post shows students and new users how to change or replace the desktop background in Windows 11 with photos of their choosing. This might help users who want to display photos of family, pet or other important people and places in their lives.

Windows 11 will allow you to change the desktop background with any photo you like. You don’t have to settle for images that come with your computer. Go and personalize your desktop to suit your taste.

The new Windows 11 will come with many new features and enhancements that will work great for some while adding some learning challenges for others. Some things and settings have changed so much that folks will have to learn new ways to work with and manage Windows 11.

Although Windows 11 comes with many new changes, changing one’s desktop background hasn’t changed much. It’s still done in Windows settings pane, under Personalization, or right-clicking a blank area on the desktop and selecting Personalization to take you to the settings pane, and this post is going to show you how to do that.

Also, if you’re a student or new user and you want to learn how to use Windows, 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 Rename a User Home Folder in Windows 11

This post shows students and new users how to rename a user home profile folder to match the new username of an account in Windows 11.

In Windows, when you create a new user, a home folder in the C:\Users directory is created to match the name of the user account. This has always been the case.

If you rename a user account to something different and unique, the user home directory unfortunately, will not be renamed to match the new username of the account. So you will end up with a different name for the account and home folder in Windows.

The steps below will show you how to rename a user home folder to match the new name of a user account. To do this, we’ll have to go through Windows Registry Editor and make some changes.

The new Windows 11 will come with many new features and enhancements that will work great for some while adding some learning challenges for others. Some things and settings have changed so much that folks will have to learn new ways to work with and manage Windows 11.

One legacy feature that’s also in Windows 11 is that renamed account does not rename the account folder to match the account name. All Windows editions have this drawback, and the only way to fix is to follow the steps below.

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How to Install Drupal on Windows 11 WSL

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

You can now install and run Drupal CMS directly from Windows 11 via Windows Subsystem for Linux (WSL) without installing third party apps or using a virtual machine. Back in 2017, Microsoft released WSL and later WSL2 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 is 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.

The new Windows 11 will come with many new features and enhancements that will work great for some while adding some learning challenges for others. Some things and settings have changed so much that folks will have to learn new ways to work with and manage Windows 11.

With Windows 11, installing WSL is a bit different than in Windows 10. However, the steps below is going to show you how to do that.

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How to Encrypt Thumb Drives with Password in Windows 11

This post shows students and new users how to BitLocker encrypt external, removeable USB thumb drives with passwords in Windows 11 to protect and secure sensitive data on them.

When you have sensitive information to share, you might want to use a secure thumb drive. To secure a USB thumb drive in Windows 11 is easy and pretty straightforward with BitLocker To Go, the the steps below will show you how to do it.

Windows uses BitLocker drive encryption to encrypt hard disk drive to protect data on it in case it is lost or stolen. BitLocker helps protect data on your device so only authorized users have access to it. If someone tries to access your BitLocker enabled device without authentication, access will be denied.

The new Windows 11 will come with many new features and enhancements that will work great for some while adding some learning challenges for others. Some things and settings have changed so much that folks will have to learn new ways to work with and manage Windows 11.

Encrypting thumb drives in Windows 11 works similar to that in Windows 10. However, there’s improved System settings pane that make locating drive and storage feature challenging for new users.

Also, if you’re a student or new user and you want to learn how to use Windows, 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 Remove Microsoft Teams Chat Icon from Taskbar in Windows 11

This post shows students and new users how to uninstall or hide the new Microsoft Teams Chat from the Taskbar in Windows 11.

By default, Windows 11 comes with some apps already added to its Taskbar. When you login, you’ll see the Start menu, Windows search, Widgets, Edge, Window store and few others. The new Microsoft Teams Chat icon is also added to the Taskbar and started when you log on to Windows 11.

Microsoft really wants you to use the new Teams Chat to connect with friends and family. However, if you feel like this is just too much and you already have other means to reach your contacts, you can remove Teams Chat from the taskbar or uninstall it altogether in Windows 11.

When the new Windows 11 is released to everyone, user might see many new features and enhancements that will work great for some while adding some learning challenges for others. Some things and settings have changed so much that folks will have to learn new ways to learn manage Windows.

Windows 11 also has the ability to remove apps from the Taskbar with ease, and the the steps below is going to show you. You can go through the apps on the Taskbar and remove or disable those that are less important to you.

Also, students and new users who want to learn how to use Windows, 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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