Windows

What is Active Directory?
Active Directory: Microsoft’s directory service explained
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With Active Directory, Microsoft has created the non-plus-ultra of central IT management for corporate networks. Comparable to an address book, but with significantly more capabilities for administrators, Windows Active Directory can manage and monitor user accounts and privileges, computer groups, services, and enterprise IT resources. Learn more about what Windows AD can do.

Active Directory: Microsoft’s directory service explained
DNS server not responding – what’s next?
DNS server not responding? Here’s how to fix the error
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“DNS server not responding” is a typical error response on Windows. Its presence indicates that some sort of problem is occurring with your Internet connection. This phenomenon can be the result of many different causes. In addition to network problems, routers, Windows Firewall, and the web browser are also taken into account when the DNS server is down. Here’s how to fix the DNS server.

DNS server not responding? Here’s how to fix the error
How to delete a Microsoft account
How to delete a Microsoft account: a step-by-step guide
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If you no longer need your Microsoft account or other Microsoft services such as Outlook, Skype, Xbox Live, or OneDrive, you can delete your Microsoft account in just a few simple steps. Our guide will show you how to delete your Microsoft account via the app or a browser, as well as what you need to pay attention to when you do this.

How to delete a Microsoft account: a step-by-step guide
Windows 11: Partition hard drive
Partition a hard drive in Windows 11: How it works
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Storing files on different hard disks can be useful for many reasons – for example, to install multiple operating systems or to optimize backup and recovery mechanisms. In the following sections, you will learn how to partition a hard drive in Windows 11 and how to delete or merge existing partitions. Read on to find out more.

Partition a hard drive in Windows 11: How it works
Dual Boot: Windows 10 and Ubuntu
Setting up Dual Boot in Windows 10 and Ubuntu
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Both the various Linux distributions and Microsoft operating systems have their advantages. If you don’t want to do without either system, simply use both in parallel. With Dual Boot, you can install Windows 10 and Ubuntu side by side. Each time you restart, you then select which operating system you want to fall back on.

Setting up Dual Boot in Windows 10 and Ubuntu
On-screen keyboard Windows
Activate on-screen keyboard in Windows 10, 8, and 7
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The on-screen keyboard in Windows is a handy tool to input text if you don’t have a physical keyboard. What’s more is that you don’t need a touchscreen to use a keyboard on your desktop. The visual keyboard can be operated in tablet mode as well as via mouse or touchpad. Our tutorial explains how to activate the on-screen keyboard in Windows 10, 8, and 7.

Activate on-screen keyboard in Windows 10, 8, and 7
Shift key
The Shift key – functions and keyboard shortcuts
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The most important function of the Shift key is to switch between uppercase and lowercase letters. These two keys on the bottom left and right side of the keyboard originate from the days of mechanical typewriters. The Shift keys on your keyboard have a range of other interesting functions on your Windows PC. In this article, we’ll walk you through them.

The Shift key – functions and keyboard shortcuts
How to change desktop background
How to change the desktop background in Windows
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Windows users are able to adjust individual interface settings to create a desktop environment that suits their needs. Changing the desktop background theme is an indispensable feature to modify individual images or solid colors. We will show you how to change the background theme or set a monochrome desktop in Windows 11 and Windows 10.

How to change the desktop background in Windows
Finding duplicate files in Windows
Find duplicate files in Windows 10: 3 tools you can use
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Duplicate and unused files on the hard drive take up valuable storage space and make it hard to see what’s on there. Luckily, there are several different clean-up tools that you can use to find and remove duplicate files. This way, you can improve the clarity of the mass of data in just a few clicks. We will explain how you can find and remove duplicate files in our quick guide.

Find duplicate files in Windows 10: 3 tools you can use
Preparing to configure Windows
Preparing to configure Windows is stuck – how to fix it?
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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.

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