How to Install Joomla on Windows WSL

This brief tutorial shows students and new users how to install Joomla on Windows 10 WSL (Windows Subsystem for Linux) 2 with Nginx HTTP server on Ubuntu 20.04 | 18.04.

Joomla may not be the most popular content management system in use today, but its not very far behind Drupal and WordPress content management systems (CMS). It’s an open source platform and works great in Linux systems, including Ubuntu.

If you’re running Windows and want to use Joomla, using Windows with WSL 2 might be your best option and the steps below will show you how to do that.

With WSL, you can install full Linux operating system inside Windows. So get Windows, enable WSL, install a Linux OS and run Joomla.

Back in 2017, Windows released the original WSL version. WSL 2 is an improvement over version 1 and 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.

If you have a machine that meets the requirements above to run WSL 2, then continue below.

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How to Install Drupal on Windows WSL

This brief tutorial shows students and new users how to install Drupal on Windows 10 WSL (Windows Subsystem for Linux) 2 with Nginx HTTP server on Ubuntu 20.04 | 18.04.

Drupal may not be the most popular content management system in use today, but its not very far behind WordPress. It’s an open source platform and works great in Linux systems, including Ubuntu.

If you’re running Windows and want to use Drupal, using Windows with WSL 2 might be your best option and the steps below will show you how to do that.

With WSL, you can install full Linux operating system inside Windows. So get Windows, enable WSL, install a Linux OS and run Drupal.

Back in 2017, Windows released the original WSL version. WSL 2 is an improvement over version 1 and 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.

If you have a machine that meets the requirements above to run WSL 2, then continue below.

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How to Install WordPress on Windows WSL

This brief tutorial shows students and new users how to install WordPress on Windows 10 WSL (Windows Subsystem for Linux) 2 with Nginx HTTP server on Ubuntu 20.04 | 18.04.

WordPress is the most popular content management system in use today. It’s an open source platform and works great in Linux systems, including Ubuntu.

If you’re running Windows and want to use WordPress, using Windows with WSL 2 might be your best option and the steps below will show you how to do that.

With WSL, you can install full Linux operating system inside Windows. So get Windows, enable WSL, install a Linux OS and run WordPress.

Back in 2017, Windows released the original WSL version. WSL 2 is an improvement over version 1 and 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.

If you have a machine that meets the requirements above to run WSL 2, then continue below.

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How to Disable Running Background Apps in Microsoft Edge

This brief tutorial shows students and new users how to disable running background apps and extensions in Microsoft Edge browser.

The new Microsoft Edge browser has adopted the Chromium open source project code base and offers better web compatibility and performance over the legacy edge.

Edge browser is a cross-platform which supports all of Windows, MacOS and Linux systems. If you’re currently using Edge and want to learn how to disable the new feature that allows continue running apps in the background, the steps below should show you how to do it.

By default, Microsoft Edge allows background apps and extensions to continue running in the background, even after you close Microsoft Edge. This may slow down computers in some instances.

 In this scenario, background apps and the current browsing session remain active, including any session cookies.

If you want to free up vital resources on your computer and extend your laptop battery life, you may want to disable continue running background apps when Microsoft Edge.

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How to Force Google SafeSearch in Edge in Windows 10

This brief tutorial shows students and new users how to force Google SafeSearch in Microsoft Edge Browser when using Windows 10.

By default, when you search Google, all information necessary related to the keyword is displayed and made available. There are no filters. Content that are not appropriate for kids are also displayed.

With the new Microsoft Edge, you can now filter content and restrict Google search results to only display safe content. This is will remove content that are not appropriate for kids.

Google SafeSearch is Kids Friendly Search Engine run by Google. It filters adult content and only present content that are kid friendly.

When using Windows 10, you can turn this feature on for all accounts on the system so whoever logs in will be force to use Google kid friendly search engine.

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How to Enable Windows 10 Administrator Account

This brief tutorial shows students and new users how to enable Windows 10 built-in administrator account from the command line.

All Windows 10 computer come with a hidden built-in administrator account. This account that is disabled by default. When you’re setting up a new computer, you’re asked to create a user account. The first account you create will be added to the administrators group.

These administrator accounts have full control of the files, directories, services, and other resources on the local computer. Practically, the administrator account has full control of everything on the system.

The administrator account you create as full control, but with UAC control protections. This is a way to provide some safeguards and protections before making mistakes. It makes you think twice with UAC confirmation prompts before actions are executed.

When you’re logged in with the built-in administrator account, you can run commands, change the systems settings and will not be prompted by UAC.

Using the built-in administrator account to manage your system can be dangerous. In most cases, you won’t get a chance to confirm that you want to execute certain tasks before executing, even if the commands would damage the system.

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Microsoft Edge Performance Mode in Window 10

This brief tutorial shows students and new users how to enable or disable Microsoft Edge browser performance mode in Windows 10.

Microsoft is planning to introduce a performance mode feature with its Edge browser starting with version 91. As of now, this feature isn’t available in the current stale version of Edge.

However, since Edge typically updates to the latest version when available, you’ll begin to see the performance mode feature soon after updating. When it is released, the steps below shows you how to enable it, when disabled and how to disable it when enabled.

This mode helps optimize your browser’s performance by saving battery and minimizing resource usage (memory, CPU). Performance improvements might vary depending on your device specifications and individual browser habits Details:

  • Puts background tabs to sleep after 5 minutes of inactivity (if sleeping tabs is on). Timer will go back to its previous selection when you’re not in performance mode.
  • While we do our best to minimize impact to your experience, performance mode may cause:
    • Videos to be less smooth
    • Animations to slow down when you’re not interacting with the browser
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How to Factory Reset Windows 10

This brief tutorial shows students and new users how to factory reset Windows 10 from the command prompt or terminal console.

Whether you want to fix a slow Windows computer or if you want to sell it without your personal information, resetting Windows 10 is you may want to do.

There are multiple ways to reset Windows. One can use Windows’ control panel or use the command line prompt to do it. Either way should get you to reset Windows.

However, using the command line work best if your computer is very slow that it takes a difficult time getting to the control panel. Simply open the command prompt as administrator and run a one line command to initial Windows system reset.

For students and new users looking for a computer to start learning on, the easiest place to start is Windows 10. Windows 10 is the most recent version of operating systems for personal computers developed and released by Microsoft as part of its Windows NT family.

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How to Find the Recycle Bin in Window

This brief tutorial shows students and new users how to show icons on the desktop and find the recycle bin in Windows 10.

In some cases, icons on user’s desktop are completely hidden. There are many reasons this can happen, including installing new drivers, adding new program or mistakenly hiding desktop icons.

It is very easy to bring back the desktop icons. If your desktop shows no icons at all, simply right-click (or press and hold) a blank area on the desktop and select View ==> Show desktop icons.

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How to Install WSL on Windows 10 with Ubuntu

This brief tutorial shows students and new users how to install Windows Subsystem for Linux (Windows Subsystem for Linux) 2 on Windows 10 and install Ubuntu.

Back in 2017, Windows released the original WSL version. WSL 2 is an improvement over version 1 and 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.

To install WSL 2 on Windows 10, these two requirements must be met:

  • Windows 10 May 2020 (2004), Windows 10 May 2019 (1903), or Windows 10 November 2019 (1909) or later
  • A computer with Hyper-V Virtualization support
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How to Change AutoPlay Settings in Windows

This brief tutorial shows students and new users how to change the AutoPlay settings in Windows 10.

Windows computer automatically initiate its AutoPlay feature whenever you insert a removable device such as a CD, DVD, or memory card. It displays a popup by default and gives you options on what actions to take.

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

For students and new users looking for a computer to start learning on, the easiest place to start is Windows 10. Windows 10 is the most recent version of operating systems for personal computers developed and released by Microsoft as part of its Windows NT family.

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How to Boot into Windows 10 Safe Mode

This brief tutorial shows students and new users how to boot into Windows safe mode.

When you login to Windows and you’re experiencing issues you can’t understand or how to resolve, booting into safe mode might help you troubleshoot the problem.

Windows safe mode is a feature that starts Windows with a substantially reduced set of drivers and services. If the problem you’re having doesn’t happen in safe mode, then it means Windows default settings, the operating systems and basic drivers aren’t causing the issues.

Third party drivers or other apps that are installed is causing the problem. Observing Windows in safe mode enables you to narrow down the source of a problem your computer is experiencing.

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