Windows

Screen brightness settings in Windows

Adjusting the screen brightness in Windows

While you’re working on your computer, the background lighting in your environment will vary. To protect your eyes and prevent headaches, you should adapt the screen brightness to these changing conditions. The brightness settings on laptops are different from those on a PC with a separate monitor, but don’t worry – we’re here to take you through the various options step by step.

Rotate screen

Rotate your screen – it’s easy!

There are different reasons for why you might want to rotate your computer screen. Some users rotate their screen to use it as an upright, vertical display. Others have done this by mistake. Luckily, Windows 7, 8, and 10 offer an easy fix for adjusting display settings. You might even be able to use shortcuts on your PC or laptop to rotate your screen.

Add a user in Windows 11

Windows 11: Add user – here’s how

Do you need more than one user account in Windows 11? Adding new users is the easiest solution when sharing a device with other people. Optionally, you can create a new account in the Settings section, using password management or the Microsoft system prompt. In this article we’ll show you how it works.

Windows 11 screenshot

Take a Windows 11 screenshot – here’s how

There are plenty of good reasons why you may want to take a screenshot in Windows 11. Perhaps you want to document an error message to share with IT or maybe you need to capture a moment in a program that doesn’t offer a corresponding function. Our guide shows you how to take a screenshot in Windows 11 using key combinations or the Snipping Tool.

Preparing to configure Windows

Preparing to configure Windows is stuck – how to fix it?

After a computer update, you may see the message: ‘Preparing to configure Windows. Do not turn off your computer.’ It can take a while for the process to finish so patience is in order. However, if you’ve been waiting for a long time, preparing to configure Windows may be stuck. Find out how to fix it.

Deleting Windows.old

Windows.old: explanation and instructions for deleting the folder

Windows offers a variety of features to ensure that the system functions over the long term. For example, the operating system generates a backup folder called Windows.old during new installations, upgrades or major updates which can be used to restore the system to its previous state. In our article, you will learn about the circumstances in which you can remove Windows.old and how to do so.

Windows PowerShell

Introduction to PowerShell – Tools for system administrators

For a long time, Windows users were left behind when it came to command interpreters because the command prompt did not allow full access to operating system internal components, and scripting also offered only limited possibilities. This should finally change thanks to Microsoft’s PowerShell. The cross-platform program not only does much better than cmd.exe, it also provides remote computer...

Screen recording in Windows 10

Screen recording in Windows 10: start recording via the Xbox Game Bar

Screen recording is a practical function that can be used in many different fields from webinars, to tutorials and gaming. As of Windows 10, it’s become a fixed feature of the operating system, making external software superfluous. In this step-by-step guide, we’ll explain how to record your screen in Windows 10 in just a few clicks.

How to find the Windows 11 product key

How to find the Windows 11 product key

To use Windows 11 with all its available features, you need to activate the operating system. The same applies when upgrading to the Pro Edition. In many cases this requires the product key which you can find either on the device or in your documentation or confirmation email. If none of these options are available, you can find the Windows 11 product key by using the command line or Windows...


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