Turn On device encryption in Windows 10

Turn On device encryption in Windows 10

Device encryption helps protect your data by encrypting it. Only with the right encryption key (such as a password) can an encrypted device be decrypted. Device encryption is not available in Windows 10 Home, it is however present in the higher grade of Windows 10. Login to Windows with an administrator account. Select the Start button, and then type manage BitLocker. Select Manage BitLocker from the list of results. Select Turn on BitLocker, and then follow the instructions. Choose how you want to unlock the device or drive. Select either to Use password or to Use smart card. If smart card, you would be required to insert the smart card. The…

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Staying Safe without Antivirus in Windows 10

Staying Safe without Antivirus in Windows 10

Computers has with time become a friend of humans, replacing human2s best friend Dog. Well it isn’t all gloomy on computers, they also have an economy ful of dynamisms. Protection is the next thing all computer users think of after aquiring them. Whether it is cold or hot, one component of protection we are particular at in this article is Antivirus Software. As Wikipedia puts it; “Antivirus software was originally developed to detect and remove computer viruses, hence the name. However, with the proliferation of other kinds of malware, antivirus software started to provide protection from other computer threats. In particular, modern antivirus software can protect from: malicious browser helper objects…

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Turn off Screen by Pressing Power Button in Windows

Turn off Screen by Pressing Power Button in Windows

A typical desktop computer has a separate display screen (also called a monitor) that you attach to the rest of the computer cabinet through video cables and a power cable. These display screens come with a power button of its own and you can use this power button to turn off the monitor or turn it back on as you want. But the notebook computers usually do not come with any designated power button to turn off the monitor. But you can use some features of Windows 8.1 or Windows 10 to turn off the screen whenever you want. If you want to turn off the monitor using the power button…

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Fix Yellow Exclamation Triangel Mark on USB Devices in Windows

Fix Yellow Exclamation Triangel Mark on USB Devices in Windows

USB devices work great in Windows but when they stop working, they make you really frustrated and angry. And yesterday it finally happened to me too. I plugged in my WiFi USB dongle into the USB port of my desktop PC and nothing happened. The USB device was not being recognized by Windows at all. First I opened the networking settings from the Windows Control Panel and later I ended up looking at the Device Manager. In the Device Manager, the WiFi USB dongle was listed but it had a yellow exclamation mark on it – meaning it is either not working or not working properly. Clearly this is due to…

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Device manager

View Hidden Devices in Windows 7, 8.1 and 10

Has it ever happened to you that you tried to change a device’s port to a specific COM port only to find that it was in use, yet there was no device present in the device manager? This is because the device that is using that specific COM port is not really present in your system but the device driver for that device has claimed that COM port for its use. You can easily view which of the devices have been configured to use which of the COM ports in Windows by viewing the hidden devices. If you want to view the hidden devices in your Windows PC, then you can…

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Windows Mobility Center

Access Windows Mobility Center in Windows 10

Windows Mobility Center is a special location in Windows Vista and above that allows you to control some of the settings in the operating system that are specific to the notebook computer users. For example, you can control the screen brightness, check the battery charging status, connect an external screen like your large screen TV and more. Apart from the tools included by Microsoft, the OEM (original equipment manufacturers) like Dell, Lenovo, HP, Toshiba, Sony, Samsung, Acer etc can also include their own special tools. When the OEM include their own tools, you can tell these tools apart easily because they are listed after the OEM logo and a string –…

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