How to Scan With Microsoft Defender Antivirus on Windows 11

Microsoft’s Antivirus software has come a long way since the days of Microsoft Security Essentials.  Microsoft Defender goes toe to toe with the best third-party antivirus available. Here’s how you can use it to scan your PC. Microsoft Defender Antivirus, and all of the scan options, are found within the …

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How to Password Protect Applications on Windows 10

If you use a shared computer, one way to keep other users off certain apps is to require a password for opening that app. You can password-protect individual applications with a third-party application. Should You Even Do This? Read These Limitations In this tutorial, we’ll be using My Lockbox, which …

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How to Change the Default Directory in Windows Terminal

Windows Terminal uses your current user directory as the default directory when you open it. However, you can change this to any directory on your Windows PC. We’ll show you how to change the default working directory for PowerShell, Command Prompt, and Ubuntu shell. Change PowerShell’s Default Directory in Windows …

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How to Find Your MAC Address on Windows 10 or 11

POP-THAILAND/Shutterstock.com Sometimes you need to know the physical hardware address, or MAC address (short for “Media Access Control”), of your network adapter on a Windows 10 or Windows 11 PC. Here are several ways to find it. Each Network Adapter Has its Own MAC Address Here’s a basic refresher: A …

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How to Turn Off Sticky Keys on Windows 10

Sticky Keys is a neat accessibility feature that allows you to use keyboard shortcuts by pressing one key at a time instead of all at once. Once you’re finished using the feature, there are a few ways to turn it off. Turn Off Sticky Keys with a Keyboard Shortcut The simplest …

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Microsoft PowerToys Gets Video Conference Mute Tool, at Last

Microsoft Microsoft has released a new update for PowerToys, and it brings the Video Conference Mute we’ve been waiting for. It also adds a mouse utility and a refreshed PowerRename UI that looks more like the rest of Windows 11. Windows power users love Microsoft PowerToys because it adds lots of great …

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When Will Microsoft Stop Supporting Windows 10?

Now that Windows 11 is here, you might be wondering how long you can keep using Windows 10 safely with continued security updates from Microsoft. We have the answer. Desktop Windows 10 Support Ends October 2025 According to Microsoft’s lifecycle website, the company will officially support Windows 10 Home, Windows …

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Windows 11’s App Store Will Actually Be Useful

Microsoft Windows 10 is a great operating system, but its store is incredibly limiting. That looks to be changing in Windows 11, as Microsoft is letting more types of apps on the Microsoft Store. That means you’ll find the things you want on it, which is what an app store …

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