How To Clear Personal Information Stored By Cortana When Using Windows 10

surgeprice.display("ihaveapc.com_336x280_abovepost"); When signed into Cortana – the virtual assistant, various user data including favorites, interests, contacts, locations, calendar and messages is analyzed to give personalized recommendations. All of this is collected and stored online. It can be cleared if needed. Here is how : Launch Cortana and click on gear icon (Settings). Then...

How To Move Local OneDrive Folder To A Different Location

The default location of local OneDrive folder on PC can be changed to a different partition or location if needed. This involves first unlinking the existing PC, then moving the default folder to the required location and then finally re- linking the PC. Here is how to do this : Right click on OneDrive icon from system tray and choose Settings.Then select Account > Unlink this PC.Confirm by...

Paint 3D : First Impressions

With the recent Microsoft announcement of MS Paint no longer being the default graphics program, it’s successor Paint 3D that comes with Windows Creator Update is worth a look.If it’s not installed, it can be downloaded from Windows Store here. Paint 3D is revamped and upgraded version of MS Paint that adds several new features like converting photos and object selection into 3D, exporting...

How To Backup And Restore Device Drivers In Windows 10

Installed device drivers in Windows 10 can be backed up if needed. This can be useful if they need to be added back again after a clean install or for particular devices which are outdated or have driver conflicts. To backup these drivers : Open Run box (Windows key + R) and type the following path :  drivepath:\Windows\System32\DriverStoreNext, copy paste the folder named FileRepository to...

Reset Lost Windows 10 Password Using This Tool

Password lock-outs are quite common in any commonly used OS like Windows. It can disrupt daily tasks especially if administrator password is forgotten and there is no password reset disk to work with. To gain access, there are 2 easy methods to reset lost Windows 10 password with bootable disk (CD or USB drive). This guide is applicable for all versions of Windows including: Windows 10, Windows 8.1,...

How To Restrict Installation Of Apps In Windows 10

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Windows 10 can restrict installation of apps by allowing only those that are available on Windows Store. This may be a bit restrictive as many Windows programs are not available on Store but it can be a suitable option for PCs in a specific environment like kiosks etc. Here’s how to apply these restrictions : Access Windows 10 Settings (shortcut : Windows key + I) Choose Apps > Apps &...