Last chance to upgrade to Windows 10 for free-Jan 16!

Microsoft is finally closing the free upgrade option to Windows 10 tomorrow (Jan 16). So, this option is for people who use assistive technologies. But anyone could basically upgrade by going to this website and clicking on Upgrade Now. 

So if anybody is using a previous version of windows this is your last chance!!!

 

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Built in Screen Recording in Windows 10

Did you guys know that Windows 10 has a built in Screen Recording Feature? Well if you didn’t, they definitely have one! It’s part of the Xbox App that is Installed in Windows 10 by default.

One could start by hitting the Windows Key and G.  A popup would appear whether you would like to open Game bar, agree to it.

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Then you could start and stop recording by clicking on the recording button!

PC Start from where you left off

Microsoft recently announced a major update to their Windows 10 O.S. called the “Fall Creators Update“. There were many new features that were released during this update. One of the features that caught my attention was the seamless experience transitioning from a phone to a PC.

With this update the Microsoft Apps on your phone can sync with the PC. For Example- If you are browsing a website on the Edge Browser in your phone, you can visit the same page while using your Edge Browser on your PC.

In order to have this experience make sure Windows 10 has all the latest updates. Here are the steps in order to connect your Phone with your PC. This is a one time setup.

  1. Install Edge Browser on your Phone from the Play Store or the App Store.
  2. On your PC From Start goto Settings.
  3. Then Click on Phone. Phone.png
  4. After that click on Add Phone. 

This should help you get connected. And it also assumes that you have a Microsoft Account and you are using the same account to sign Into your Edge Bowser on your Phone and your PC. If you don’t have a Microsoft Account, you can create one by going to this site . 

Windows 10-Checking for updates

It is always good to keep your PC or laptop updated. In the wake of Increasing threats to security, updates are a way to go. Updates provide the latest security fixes and keeps your system protected. In order to check for updates, one would have to follow these steps-

  1. Click on the Start Button.
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  4. If there are updates already downloaded, then click on Download otherwise click on Check for Updates.Screenshot (130).png

Trusted Host Location

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Whenever you open a file which was downloaded from the Internet, like a Word File or an Excel file it always opens in Protected view. In this mode one cannot edit the file unless you trust it. This is the default precautionary measure taken by Windows. This is quite acceptable given the amount of Malware on the Internet.

But all files which are from the Internet are not Malware. Some files are the ones you trust especially which come from your friends and family. You would not want to open them in Compatibility Mode, Do You? Fortunately Windows has a solution for this, it is called the Trusted Host Location.

A Trusted Host Location is a path to a folder in your computer. Any files which would go into that folder are the ones you trust. When you open any file from that Folder, it would open in the Edit Mode and not in Protected View because it is coming from a location you Trust.

Finding out the Version of Windows O.S.

There might be times when you need to find the version of the O.S. you are running. It becomes even more Important since Microsoft has stopped releasing major versions of Windows. By this I mean just like Windows 10, there won’t be a Windows 11 or a Windows 12 for that matter. It would basically be Windows 10 with major updates coming every year. In order to keep track of the updates there are Version Updates. The last Major Update was the Windows Anniversary Update which was termed as Version 1607.

In order to find the O.S. Version, follow these steps-

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  1. Do Windows + R, this would open up the Run Dialog Box.
  2. Type “winver
  3. This would launch another window listing the O.S. and it’s version.

 

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Making Multiple copies of a File in a Folder

Sometimes there might be a need to make multiple copies of the same file. Normally in order to make a copy of a file, one would have to open the file and click “Save As” on the Menu to the save the file in a different name. The key to having multiple copies of a file is to make sure that each file is named differently otherwise they will overlap.

Fortunately this can be done quite easily by writing some commands on the Command prompt of Windows.

Steps

  1. Create a Folder where you want to save the files.
  2. Save the File in the Folder for which you want to make multiple copies.
  3. Name the File as “1” . For Example 1.pdf
  4. Open the Command Prompt in Windows and run as Administrator
  5. Change your directory to the location of the folder
  6. And then type this command

    for /l %f in (1,1,5) do copy 1.pdf %f.pdf

On the command above “5” is the number of copies to be made. Substitute that with the number of copies you would actually need.

This is how it appears Initially. There is a Text Document named “1” on a folder.

 

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And then you type this command on the Command Prompt

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And finally you get 9 copies of the same file!

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