How to Create a Mobile Hotspot on Windows 11

If your Windows 11 PC has a working Internet connection (through Ethernet, a cellular modem, Wi-Fi, or otherwise), you can share that connection as a mobile hotspot wirelessly through Wi-Fi or Bluetooth. Here’s how to set it up. First, open Windows Settings by pressing Windows+i on your keyboard. Or you …

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How to Turn Off Delivery Optimization on Windows 11

Delivery Optimization is a feature that enables users to download a Windows update from other devices on the same network. This peer-to-peer service sometimes reduces bandwidth issues during updates, but could also pose a problem if you have data caps. What is Delivery Optimization? Delivery Optimization is a peer-to-peer feature …

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How to Change the Default Shell in Windows Terminal

When you open Windows Terminal, PowerShell launches as your default shell. If you want, you can change this default shell to something of your liking, like Command Prompt or Ubuntu (Linux). This is done by changing a bit of code in the settings file. Change the Default Shell in Windows …

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How to Draw in Microsoft OneNote

Microsoft OneNote provides drawing tools that let you create shapes, draw free-form sketches, and even write notes with a mouse or a finger on a touch screen. Here’s how it’s done. The steps for drawing in OneNote are a bit different between Windows 10 and Mac. We’ll show you how …

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What Happens If I Don’t Upgrade to Windows 11?

With Windows 11 here and Windows 10 support ending in 2025, you might be wondering what will happen to your PC if you don’t upgrade. We explore the possibilities. Do I Have to Upgrade to Windows 11? Even though Windows 11 was released in fall 2021, Microsoft says you don’t have to …

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How to Take a Windows 10 Screenshot without a Keyboard

What if you need to take a screenshot in Windows 10, but you don’t have a “Print Screen” key on your keyboard—or you don’t have a keyboard at all? Luckily, it’s easy to capture your screen using only a mouse thanks to a built-in tool called Snip & Sketch. Here’s …

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How to Convert MOV Videos to MP4

Toxa2x2/Shutterstock.com If you’d like to convert a MOV video to MP4 so that it plays on most devices, you have both graphical and command-line methods to do that. Here’s how to perform the conversion using the free VLC and FFmpeg tools on Windows and Mac. RELATED: What Is an MP4 …

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Microsoft Is Forcing Watermarks on “Unsupported” Windows 11 PCs

Microsoft Microsoft is testing something sure to upset people who have installed Windows 11 on unsupported PCs. Some users report a watermark that reminds them that their PC doesn’t meet Windows 11’s specs. Windows 11’s system requirements have caused a lot of issues, as Microsoft required TPM support. Unfortunately, this …

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What’s New in Windows 10’s November 2021 Update (21H2)

Microsoft Windows 10’s November 2021 Update was released on November 16, 2021. Also known as 21H2, this update debuted after Windows 11 was released. It was originally supposed to be a bigger update, but many of its features were added to Windows 11 instead. Like Windows 10’s 21H1 update released in Spring 2021, …

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