Change the user name in Windows 10

Windows 10: Changing your user name is quick and simple

It’s easy to change your account name in Windows 10, but the individual steps depend on the type of account you’ve got. You can change the name of a local user account via the Control Panel. Alternatively, the Microsoft account name can be easily amended online. We’ll show you how to change the account name in Windows 10 step-by-step.

Windows 10: changing your keyboard language

Changing your keyboard language in Windows 10: switching between languages step by step

Text in foreign languages sometimes requires special characters. The letters assigned to the different keys also differ between some languages. Therefore, many users who wish to write in a foreign language find it more convenient to change the keyboard language. Windows 10 keyboard shortcuts enable you to switch quickly between languages. We will show you how to change the keyboard language in...

Reboot and select proper boot device

“Reboot and select proper boot device” – how to fix this error

“Reboot and select proper boot device” sounds straightforward enough. It means “Restart your computer and select the hardware your system uses to start.” But how would one go about that? Because the error message can have various causes, there are multiple strategies for troubleshooting this fairly common error on Windows PCs.

VPN server set-up via Raspberry Pi and OpenVPN

Set up Raspberry Pi as a VPN server: OpenVPN tutorial

If you set up your own VPN server, then you can access your local network from any internet connection, not to mention allowing you to move around the internet more securely, while also being encrypted, from public WLAN networks. This tutorial shows that the Raspberry Pi mini-computer and the already established OpenVPN program are perfectly sufficient for the creation and operation of a VPN...

Turn on Windows Defender

Turn on Windows Defender for basic protection

Windows Defender is Microsoft’s free antivirus software that allows users to protect their PC from harmful programs and cyberattacks. Defender now comes preinstalled on most Windows machines. In the past, it has attracted criticism, but with the roll-out of Windows 10, it provides good baseline protection. Turning on Windows Defender enables you to use a range of modern antivirus features to...

Change language in Windows 10

Changing languages in Windows 10 — how-to guide

Operating systems are essential for controlling your computer. With their graphic user interfaces, managing memory and other resources is a piece of cake. You can easily navigate the operating system in the language of your choice and change it as needed. We’ll show you how to change the display language in Windows 10 and what you should watch out for.

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.

Turn off Windows Defender

How to turn off Windows Defender

Windows Defender is free and reliable virus protection provided by Microsoft. It comes pre-installed and activated on all new PCs running Windows 10. But if you’d prefer to use products from other security providers, you should first disable Windows Defender. That’s because multiple antivirus programs running at the same time can block each other in some instances.

Resetting Windows 7

Resetting Windows 7: how it works

Using a computer for work is supposed to ease the workflow but when system performance is slow it can be a problem. If your Windows 7 computer is a little older, it might be worth resetting Windows 7 to its factory settings. This could improve performance, free up storage space, and clean viruses from the hard drive. Find out more about the different ways of resetting Windows 7.


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