See my tips & tricks for using Microsoft Windows 10 more efficiently below. Content is added on a regular basis so be sure to follow me via Facebook, Twitter, RSS or via our Newsletter updates. windows-10-logo
Backing up your data

Backup data using File History (Windows 10)

In an earlier post titled Backing up your files - a vital step to securing your data, I outlined the basic information needed for any user to begin the process of backing up data on a regular basis. In this post, ...
Read More

Set a login PIN for Windows 10

A great feature of Microsoft Windows 10 is the ability to login to your computer using a PIN, or Personal Identification Number. In August 2014, Australia saw a change from using signatures to authorise credit card transactions to using a ...
Read More

How to upgrade to Windows 10

In October 2015, I decided to take the plunge and upgrade my laptop to Microsoft Windows 10. I only started using Microsoft Windows 8.1 in June 2015 and was thankful to be able to customise the system enough to suit ...
Read More
Open any Microsoft Office product

How to open any Microsoft Office product

For those starting out using Microsoft Office and even for those familiar with the programs, our computers can sometimes be a treasure trove full of so many programs that it's impossible to find the one we want. Being able to ...
Read More
How to resize a photo to use as your Desktop Wallpaper

How to resize a photo to use as your Desktop Wallpaper

As a follow-up to my previous post, how to set your own photo as your Desktop Wallpaper, I’m going to show you how to adjust the size of a photo being used as your desktop wallpaper. By resizing a photo you ...
Read More

How to set your own photo as your Desktop Wallpaper

Let’s talk wallpaper! Just to be clear, I’m not referring to the type which you might find stuck to a wall, I’m talking about that desktop area of your computer which you can customise with your favourite photo or piece ...
Read More
Display Multiple Clocks in Windows 10

How to display multiple clocks in Windows 10

A great feature of Microsoft Windows 10 is the ability to display multiple clocks from different locations at the same time within the system clock area. The way in which you can add additional clocks to your Windows 10 clock display ...
Read More
Improve performance of your Windows 10 computer

Improve performance of your Windows 10 computer

Over time any computer regardless of how new or old it is will begin to decrease in its performance. Many factors contribute to this degradation including how much software you have installed, how much disk space is being used, and ...
Read More
Backing up your data

Backup your files – a vital step to securing your data

There is nothing worse than pressing the “on” button on your computer to find no response, no lights, and no sounds, nothing, zip, zilch… I have had this happen before, and in fact, my husband’s computer has decided to do ...
Read More
Easy ways to move between windows

Easy ways to move between windows

Let’s face it, we are a population of multi-taskers and when we are on our computer it is no different. I always have multiple windows and applications open at once, it is rare for me to use just one or ...
Read More
GodMode: Computer Maintenance Heaven

GodMode: Computer Maintenance Heaven…

Now let’s be honest, the title of this post got you a little intrigued right? I remember the first time I heard about a hidden feature of Windows called GodMode I thought for sure it was a joke, but then ...
Read More
Create a shortcut menu in Windows 10

Create a custom toolbar menu in Windows 10

Generally, I like to try and keep an organised desktop area and where possible keep my files in a somewhat organised fashion. I have files which I use on a regular basis such as budgets, accounting files, and other such ...
Read More
Pin an Application

Pin an application to the start menu

One of the first things I do when I set up a new computer, or rebuild my computer, is customise! One of the ways that I achieve this is by sticking, or “pinning” the applications I use the most to the start ...
Read More
Windows Calculator

The Windows Calculator – More than just a basic calculator

The built-in calculator available through Microsoft Windows has been around for a long time. It gives you the same general calculator features you could get in any hand-held device. However, in Windows 10 the calculator has lots of extra features ...
Read More