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What Does “Sleep” Mean in Windows?

If you’ve noticed a “Sleep” power option (or seen a moon icon) in Windows 10 or 11, you might be curious about what it does. We’ll explain this sleepy power state and show why it really comes in handy. What Does Sleep Do? When you put your Windows PC to …

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How to See When Windows 10 Last Installed a Major Update

Every six months, Microsoft releases a new major Windows 10 update every six months, but Windows doesn’t install them immediately. If you’re not sure when you last updated, there are a few ways to check the most recent major update installation date. How to Check the Major Update Install Date …

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How to Change Font Size on Windows 11

If you’d like to make your system fonts larger on Windows 11 so they’re easier to read, it’s easy to increase the base Windows 11 text size that will apply system-wide using Settings. Here’s how. First, open Windows Settings. To do so quickly, right-click the Start button on your taskbar …

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How to Create a Folder on Desktop in Windows 11

Whether your desktop has exceeded its icons limit, or you want to put files where you can quickly access them, it’s easy to create a folder on the desktop in Windows 11. We’ll show you two ways to do that. RELATED: How to Create an Invisible Folder on Your Windows …

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Windows 11’s Update Process Wants to Help Save the Planet

Microsoft Microsoft is releasing new Windows Updates to the Dev channel all of the time. More often than not, they add some exciting features to the OS, but today’s has loftier goals, as Microsoft is trying to reduce the carbon emissions used by Windows updates in Windows 11. “Windows Update …

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How to Add a Printer on Windows 11

Whether you have a wired printer connected via USB, a wireless printer on your Wi-Fi network, or a Bluetooth printer, printer setup is easy on Windows 11. Windows can automatically install printer drivers, too. Adding a Printer on Windows 11 First, make sure your printer is powered on and plugged …

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How to Zip and Unzip Files on Windows 11

In Windows 11, the ZIP file format compresses data and makes files smaller, which speeds up file transfers and saves disk space. You can also use ZIP compression to combine multiple files into one compact package. Here’s how to zip and unzip files on Windows 11. How to Make a …

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