How to move the Users directory to another drive when installing Windows

You may want to move the Users folder to free up the disk space in the system partition where Windows is installed. During the Windows installation process, it creates multiple folders in the root of the system partition. Some of them are visible by default, including “Program Files”, “Windows”, “PerfLogs”, “Users” (Users). Also, two folders are hidden by default, “ProgramData” and “System Volume Information”. Among these directories, the “Users” folder stands apart. It is the main folder that stores the data of all user accounts created in Windows. Continue reading “How to move the Users directory to another drive when installing Windows”

Fix: Windows needs you current credentials

In a corporate environment users often see the message “Windows needs you current credentials” immediately after logon. The presence of such  messages, especially if they are generated by the Windows Notification Center, raises concerns about system errors. Especially if the notification has a warning sign. Continue reading “Fix: Windows needs you current credentials”

Remove the message “Your browser is being managed by your organization” in Firefox

One day you may find the message “Your browser is being managed by your organization” when opening the Firefox settings page. It may have a bit different text like “Your organization has disabled the ability to change some settings”. This means one of two things is happening: either you yourself changed the browser configuration on the flag page, or the administrator of your computer changed the browser settings. Continue reading “Remove the message “Your browser is being managed by your organization” in Firefox”

Can antivirus slow down the Internet?

Does the antivirus work slow down data transfer on the Internet? Most antivirus apps can’t be attributed to the class of resource-intensive software. Yet you may notice their impact on performance. Especially on aged computers during scheduled or manual scans. An antivirus program, like any program in general, consumes processor and memory resources, but what about network resources? Continue reading “Can antivirus slow down the Internet?”

What to do if you don’t have any applicable devices linked to your Microsoft Account

Installing universal apps and games on Windows 10 and 11 can be conveniently done from the Store with a Microsoft account, though neither is a prerequisite. Store will install the app or game from the AppxBundle file. However, when installing UWP programs, users sometimes encounter various errors. Continue reading “What to do if you don’t have any applicable devices linked to your Microsoft Account”

How to add Live Tiles to Windows 11

While Microsoft abandoned this concept, you still can add Live Tiles to Windows 11. Microsoft has replaced them in the Start menu with regular icons. Sadly, there is no way to modify the Windows 11 start menu by restoring “live” tiles in it. But you can create them and bring them to your desktop using the ‘Live Tiles Anywhere’ program.

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How to resize a window to the exact size in pixels

In some cases, you may need to resize an app window to the exact size. For example, it can be useful when taking screenshots. Adjusting the size of the window by eye is almost impossible, unless you specifically trained for this.  Using the on-screen ruler is not very convenient. But you can greatly simplify this task. Continue reading “How to resize a window to the exact size in pixels”

How to determine file type for files without extension

Today we will review three methods to determine file type without extension. After installing the operating system, most advanced users turn on file extensions in File Explorer. Because with help of extensions, you can easily determine the type of file. Extensions allow finding a suitable program to open the file.

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Here’s how to enable tabbed File Explorer in Windows 11

The day before, Microsoft released a new Windows 11 Insider build  22572 for the Dev channel. In includes a tabbed interface for File Explorer that allows you to open multiple folders in one window. This was found out by a well-known insider Rafael Rivera. Continue reading “Here’s how to enable tabbed File Explorer in Windows 11”

How to add TPM to VMware Workstation virtual machine

You may want to add TPM to a VMware Workstation virtual machine if you are going to install Windows 11. Since the announcement of Windows 11 in June 2021, Microsoft has managed to shock the public interested in the new OS several times. At first, these were strict system requirements that require a trusted platform module (TPM) of at least version 2.0. Whereas on virtual machines, the new OS could be used without limitations. Continue reading “How to add TPM to VMware Workstation virtual machine”

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