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3 Ways to Check RAM Speed or Frequency on Windows 11 / 10

July 27th, 2021 by Admin

Before upgrading or adding memory, it’s necessary to find out your RAM speed and check if your PC has empty slots available. In this tutorial we’ll show you 3 simple ways to check RAM speed or frequency on Windows 11 / 10, without using any third-party software.

Method 1: Check RAM Speed or Frequency Using Task Manager

Press Ctrl + Shift + Esc keyboard shortcut at the same time to open Task Manager. Go to the Performance tab and then click Memory. In the right pane, you can see the RAM speed, slots used.

Method 2: Check RAM Speed or Frequency Using Command Prompt

Open up the Command Prompt window and run the following command:
wmic MemoryChip get DeviceLocator, Manufacturer, Speed

It will display your RAM speed and the number of memory slot in used.

Method 3: Check RAM Speed or Frequency Using PowerShell

Open Windows PowerShell and execute the command below:
Get-CimInstance -ClassName Win32_PhysicalMemory | Format-Table Devicelocator, Manufacturer, Speed

It will show the speed of RAM in each slot.

Conclusion

It’s easy to find out the RAM speed using Task Manage, Command Prompt and PowerShell. If you also need to check if the RAM type is DDR, DDR2, DDR3 or DDR4, I recommend using the third-party freeware CPU-Z.

Remove Sign out from Ctrl+Alt+Del Screen in Windows 10

July 20th, 2021 by Admin

Whenever you leave your computer unattended, you can lock Windows and bring up the Ctrl + Alt + Del screen. If you want to prevent others from logging off your account, here are simple ways to remove the “Sign out” option from the Ctrl + Alt + Del screen in Windows 10.

Method 1: Remove Sign out from Ctrl+Alt+Del Screen via Group Policy

  1. Open Local Group Policy Editor and browse to: User Configuration -> Administrative Templates -> System -> Ctrl+Alt+Del Options. In the right pane, double-click the “Remove Logoff” policy.

  2. Select the Enabled option. Click Apply and then OK.

  3. Close Local Group Policy Editor and restart your system. The next time you press the Windows + L key combination, you’ll see that the “Sign out” option is missing.

Method 2: Remove Sign Out from Ctrl+Alt+Del Screen via Registry Editor

  1. Open Registry Editor and navigate to: HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Explorer. In the right pane, right-click the blank area and select New -> DWORD (32-bit) Value.

  2. Name the new DWORD NoLogoff, then double-click it and change its value to 1. Click OK.

  3. Close Registry Editor. After rebooting, you can check if the “Sign out” option is removed from the Ctrl + Alt + Del screen.

That’s it!

How to Enable Last Active Click for Taskbar in Windows 10 / 8 / 7

July 13th, 2021 by Admin

By default, all open windows of a certain app will be combined into a single taskbar button. Click that button and you’ll see the preview thumbnail of every window, but it’s a bit difficult to find which one is the last active window. In this tutorial we’ll show you how to enable the Last Active Click feature in Windows 10 / 8 / 7, so you can switch to the last active window with just a single click.

How to Enable Last Active Click for Taskbar in Windows 10 / 8 / 7

  1. Open Registry Editor and navigate to: HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Advanced. In the left pane, right-click on the Advanced key and select New -> DWORD (32-bit) Value.

  2. Name the new value LastActiveClick.

  3. Double-click the LastActiveClick value and change the value data from 0 to 1. Click OK.

  4. Close Registry Editor and restart your PC. The next time you open multiple windows of Chrome, just click the taskbar icon and the last active window will open directly. Keep clicking on the taskbar button to cycle through the open windows of Chrome.

That’s it!

How to Update BIOS / UEFI from Windows on Your DELL Computer

June 28th, 2021 by Admin

Experience any compatibility problem with your BIOS? How can I update UEFI firmware to fix security vulnerabilities? In this tutorial we’ll walk you through the steps of updating BIOS/UEFI from Windows 10 / 8 / 7 on your DELL computer.

How to Update BIOS / UEFI from Windows on Your DELL Computer

  1. Before getting started, you can check BIOS version on your current system. Press the WIN + R keys together to open the Run box, then type msinfo32 and hit Enter.

    When the System Information tool opens, select the System Summary tab in the left navigation window. Look for BIOS Version/Date in the right window. In my case, the current BIOS version is 1.05.

  2. Open up your Web browser and access the Dell Drivers & downloads page. Enter the service tag of your DELL computer and click on Search.

  3. In the pull-down Category menu, choose BIOS. Click the download link next to the most recent BIOS update.

  4. You will notice that the download is a Windows executable. Double-click it to run as administrator. If there is no other program interfaces with the BIOS update progress, click OK.

  5. Click OK to proceed. The system will reboot and start to flash your BIOS. It will take you a minute or less to complete.

  6. After successfully updating BIOS, you can log back into your Windows account and check if the BIOS version is updated.

That’s it!

3 Ways to Remove or Disable News and Interests in Windows 10 Taskbar

June 23rd, 2021 by Admin

Starting with Windows 10 version 20H1, Microsoft has added a new button on the right side of the taskbar, which shows the weather and news for your area.

If don’t like this feature or want to save internet bandwidth, here are 3 ways to remove, hide or completely disable the “News and Interests” button in Windows 10 taskbar.

Method 1: Remove or Hide the News and Interests Button via Windows 10 Taskbar

Right-click any blank area in the taskbar and then select News and interests -> Turn off.

The “News and Interests” button will no longer appear on your taskbar.

Method 2: Remove or Hide the News and Interests Button via Registry Editor

Open Registry Editor and navigate to: HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Feeds. On the right side, double-click on ShellFeedsTaskbarViewMode to modify the value data.

Enter 2 in the Value data box and click OK.

  • 0 = Show icon and text
  • 1 = Show only icon
  • 2 = Hide everything

Close Registry Editor. Log off and then log back in, and the “News and Interests” button will gone.

Method 3: Disable or Turn off News and Interests via Group Policy

Open Local Group Policy Editor and browse to: Computer Configuration -> Administrative Templates -> Windows Components -> News and interests. On the right pane, double-click on the “Enable news and interests on the taskbar” policy.

Choose the Disabled option. Click Apply and then OK.

Now you’ve completely turned off News and Interests in Windows 10. Close Local Group Policy Editor and restart your computer.

2 Ways to Disable Deleting Diagnostic Data in Windows 10

June 17th, 2021 by Admin

By default, Microsoft collects diagnostic data anonymously from your Windows 10 system. Starting with Windows 10 version 1809, you can use a group policy to allow or deny the ability to delete diagnostics data. In this tutorial we’ll show you 2 ways to disable deleting diagnostic data in Windows 10.

Method 1: Disable Deleting Diagnostic Data in Windows 10 via Group Policy

Open Local Group Policy Editor and browse to: Computer Configuration -> Administrative Templates -> Windows Components -> Data Collection and Preview Builds. Next, double-click on the “Disable deleting diagnostic data” policy in the right pane.

Select the Enabled option if you want to prevent users from deleting diagnostic data. Click Apply and then OK.

If you open the Settings app and navigate to: Privacy -> Diagnostics & feedback, you’ll find the “Delete” button is greyed out.

Method 2: Disable Deleting Diagnostic Data in Windows 10 via Registry Editor

Open Registry Editor and navigate to: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\DataCollection. In the right pane, right-click the blank area and select New -> DWORD (32-bit) Value.

Name the newly-created DWORD as DisableDeviceDelete, and then double-click it to change the value data to 1.

Close Registry Editor. Now you can check if the option of deleting diagnostic data is disabled in the “Diagnostic & feedback” Settings page.

How to Reset Forgotten WordPress Password from phpMyAdmin

June 3rd, 2021 by Admin

Forgot the admin password of your WordPress blog? If you are locked out of your WordPress dashboard and couldn’t log back in, here is a simple way to reset forgotten WordPress password from phpMyAdmin. It works with all versions of WordPress.

How to Reset Forgotten WordPress Password from phpMyAdmin

  1. Before getting started, you need to login to cPanel of your WordPress hosting account. Click on the phpMyAdmin icon under the Databases section.

  2. When the phpMyAdmin app opens, expand your WordPress database on the left side, and then click on the wp_users table.

  3. On the right side, you’ll see a list of registered users on your WordPress site. Click on the Edit button next to your WordPress admin user.

  4. Look for the user_pass row. Remove the old password hash from the Value column and then type a new password (in plain text). Select MD5 from the “Function” drop down menu.

  5. Click on the Go button to save your changes. You can then log in to your WordPress dashboard with the new password. Upon your first successful login, WordPress will use the most up-to-date method instead of MD5 to encrypt your password again, and the hashed password stored in the database will update as well.

That’s it!

How to Prevent Changing Color and Appearance in Windows 10

May 26th, 2021 by Admin

How can I prevent users from changing accent color in Windows 10? Is there a way to disable the accent color of Start Menu and taskbar? This tutorial will show you 2 methods to prevent changing color and appearance in Windows 10.

Method 1: Prevent Changing Color and Appearance via Group Policy

  1. Open Local Group Policy Editor and navigate to: User Configuration -> Administrative Templates -> Control Panel -> Personalization. Double-click on the “Prevent changing color and appearance” policy on the right side.

  2. Select the Enabled option. Click Apply and then OK.

    If you need to allow changing color and appearance later, then choose Not Configured or Disabled.

  3. Close Local Group Policy Editor and relaunch the Settings app. Navigate to Personalization -> Colors and you’ll find all options on that page are greyed out.

Method 2: Prevent Changing Color and Appearance via Registry Editor

  1. Open Registry Editor and browse to: HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies. In the left side, right-click on Policies and select New -> Key.

  2. Name this newly-created subkey as System, and then select it. In the right side, right-click any blank area and select New -> DWORD (32-bit) Value.

  3. Name the newly-created DWORD as NoDispAppearancePage, then double-click it and change its value data to 1. Click OK.

    Whenever you need to allow changing color and appearance again, just delete the NoDispAppearancePage entry.

  4. Close Registry Editor. The changes will take effect immediately.

That’s it!

How to Share your Printer over the Network in Windows 10

May 17th, 2021 by Admin

If you have a printer which is set up or plugged into your primary PC, it’s easy to share it with other computers on the same network. In this tutorial we’ll walk you through the steps to share your printer over the network in Windows 10.

Part 1: Share the Printer on your Primary PC

  1. Press the Win + I keyboard shortcut to open the Settings app. Navigate to Devices -> Printers & scanners. On the right side, select a printer you want to share and click the Manage button.

  2. In the next window, click on the “Printer properties” link.

  3. When the printer Properties window opens, select the Sharing tab. If all options are greyed out there, click on the “Change Sharing Options” button.

  4. Check “Share this printer” and type a meaningful share name.

    If you need to share the printer with computers running a mixture of Windows client architectures – 32 or 64 bit, click on the Additional Drivers button to install additional drivers.

  5. Go to the Security tab. You can deny all permissions for the “Everyone” group and grant printing permissions to desired users.

Part 2: Connect to Shared Printer over the Network

  1. On the network computer you want to access the shared printer, press the Win + R keyboard shortcut to open the Run box. Enter the IP address of your primary PC and press Enter.

  2. When prompted, enter the network credentials so that you can access shared resources (including shared printer) on your primary PC.

  3. Right-click on the shared printer and select Connect.

  4. It will download printer driver from your primary PC and then install it locally.

    After the installation is complete, the printer will show up under the Settings -> Devices -> Printers & scanners.

Conclusion

By setting up a shared printer, you’ll be able to print from any computer on the same network. The main disadvantage of this method is that the primary PC must always be turned on for other computers to use the printer.

How to Add / Install a Wireless Printer in Windows 10

May 10th, 2021 by Admin

Most wireless printers support Wi-Fi Direct, which lets you connect it to your PC directly even when a local network is unavailable. The printer serves as a Wi-Fi access point. After establishing peer-to-peer connection via Wi-Fi Direct, you can access the printer’s Web-based setup page and complete the network configuration. If your printer has a LCD screen, the on-screen Wi-Fi setup wizard lets you connect to your router much easier. Once your wireless printer is connected, you can add or install it on any Windows 10 computers you want to print from.

How to Add / Install a Wireless Printer in Windows 10

Open the Settings app with Win + I keyboard shortcut, and then navigate to Devices -> Printers & scanners. On the right side, click Add a Printers or scanner.

If your printer is detected, select it and click on Add device. Windows 10 will automatically download and install the printer driver. Just wait for it to complete and you’re done.

When Windows doesn’t detect your printer, click on “The printer that I want isn’t listed” link.

The pop-up wizard gives you a list of different options to help you find the printer. I recommend you choose the “Add a printer using a TCP/IP address or hostname” option.

Enter the IP address of your printer and leave other settings as they were. Click Next.

The next window allows you to rename the printer. Click Next if you don’t want to change it.

Choose “Do not share this printer” and you’ll then get to the last page of the installation wizard. You can click “Print a test page” to see whether your printer and computer can communicate with each other.

That’s it!