Many OSes have a “restore” feature enabling you to reverse its configuration to a previous state. This can be useful if anything goes wrong, such as a faulty OS or driver update. To find it in Windows 10, click the Recovery tab in Settings. Here, you’ll find options such as resetting your PC, advanced startup […]
User account control (UAC) is a feature of Windows 10 that prevents programs from changing anything in your operating system without your permission. This can keep you from accidentally installing a virus or malware. Every time you run a program, Windows will present a pop-up that asks you if you want to allow a program […]
The hardware address of your Windows 10 device can be used for tracking you as you move between Wi-Fi networks. To avoid this kind of surveillance, toggle on the hardware randomization option in Windows 10’s Wi-Fi settings.
Admin accounts are powerful. They extend certain permissions not accessible to other accounts on a device. The bad news is that if your device is lost, stolen or hacked, these administrator capabilities could be employed to cause a lot of damage. Think about setting up a second account for daily use, one without admin privileges.
If your computer starts slowing down and doesn’t respond to reboots, it could be time to return it to a system restore point. System restore functionality is native to both macOS and Windows. If enabled, it allows you to completely reset your operating system to a backup first created when all was still acting correctly.
The Windows 10 device hardware address can be used for tracking you as you move between Wi-Fi networks. To prevent this surveillance, toggle on the hardware randomization option in Windows 10’s Wi-Fi settings.
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