Fun Computer Tricks 2018 – Hidden Folders & More

This youtube video is well worth the watch.  You will learn some really cool computer tips and tricks that I was even unaware of. Some of the things you will learn are:

  • How to create an invisible folder in Windows 10
  • How to watch Star Wars in Dos
  • How to hide a hard drive in Windows
  • How to block websites on your computer

When you are in over your head with computer problems sometimes its best to call an expert.  For trusted in home business and residential computer repair services in Waco, TX or the surrounding areas please contact us right away.

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Waco, TX 76706
(254) 716-6497
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32 Keyboard Shortcut Combinations That You Did Not Know!

With Windows 10 it is very handy knowing these keyboard combinations that make navigation much easier.  There has been several time that the mouse would not allow click on the start button so I have to use control + W to open the start menu.  The one most people are familiar with is CNTRL + ALT + DELETE.  There are a few great ones in this video that could very well keep you from having to call the computer repair shop next time your laptop freezes.

You Will Love These Windows 10 Tips, Tricks, & Tweaks 2018

Windows 10 users across the board complain about the speed of Windows 10 the most.  These are great tips for configuring you computer to run faster with Windows 10.  This will help keep you from needing computer repair Waco.

How many of these tips and tricks did you know. There were a couple of new ones to me.

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Looking For Wifi in Waco, Texas?

This is a nice list of places in Waco that offer free wifi.  If you have any favorites that you would like to add please comment below.  We also are looking for computer tips to write about hardware that you would like to see reviewed etc.  Feel free to leave requests below.  Our most popular categories are: Windows 10, computer tips, computer hardware, ssd, and many more.

Find the Most Popular Wifi Hot Spots in Waco!

No matter if you are needing a place to do some homework, work on an important business proposal, or just need a place to browse the internet, Waco has plenty of places that offer free Wifi to there customers. Here is a list of some of our favorite local wifi Hotspots in Waco, TX.

    1. Barnett’s Pub
      420 Franklin Ave
      Waco, TX 76701
      (254) 714-1356
      (Free Wifi Bar and Grill)
      Irish Pub
    2. Olive Branch Bakery & Cafe
      330 Austin Ave
      Waco, TX 76701
      (254) 757-0885
      (Free Wifi Coffeeshop / Café)
    3. McAlister’s Deli
      812 S 6th St
      Waco, TX 76706
      (254) 296-0380
      (Free Wifi Restaurant)
      People today crave fresh tastes, quick service and a welcoming friendly atmosphere where
    4. Econo Lodge Inn & Suites Waco
      (Free Wifi Hotel / Motel / Resort)
      1430 Interstate 35 S
      Waco, TX 76706
      (254) 752-1991
      www.econolodge.com/hotel/tx269
    5. Schlotzsky’s Deli
      1508 Interstate 35 S
      Waco, TX 76706
      (254) 714-0955
      (Free Wifi Restaurant)
    6. Slo-Poke’s Bar-B-Que
      215 S 2nd St
      Waco, TX 76701
      (254) 754-3474
      (Free Wifi Bar and Grill)
    7. Courtyard Marriott Waco
      101 Washington Ave
      Waco, TX 76701
      (254) 752-8686
      (Free Wifi Hotel / Motel / Resort)
      “Come home to the Courtyard where you will be welcomed like an old friend…where you can…
    8. Common Grounds Coffee House
      1123 S 8th St
      Waco, TX 76706
      (254) 757-2957
      (Free Wifi Coffeeshop / Café)

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Computer Repair In Waco, TX Now Offered By Whitney PC Repair

Our sister company Whitney PC Repair is now offering business & residential computer repair services in Waco and the surrounding areas. Call anytime at (254) 716-6497.  Leave a voice message and text for faster response.

Whitney PC Repair
215 N. Brazos St.
Whitney, TX 76692
(254) 716-6497
http://www.whitneypcrepair.com

They can help you with any of your computer problems as well as network setup (wired & wireless), consulting, website design, digital marketing, and just about anything tech related. Some of their most popular services as well as reviews are listed below.

Best Computer Repair Services in the Waco Area

  • Residential Computer Repair
  • Business Computer Repair
  • Laptop Repair
  • Speed Up Slow Computer
  • Computer Diagnostics & Troubleshooting
  • Virus Removal
  • Malware Removal
  • Data Recovery
  • Data Transfer
  • Email Setup
  • Network Setup & Troubleshooting
  • Hard Drive Problems
  • Computer Training
  • Consulting
  • Tech Support
  • Website Design
  • Digital Marketing
  • Lead Generation

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Whitney PC Repair Customer Reviews

 

Ricky is the real deal. Best geek around. I’ve struggled with marketing for 35 years in my business. Especially in a digital world, old guys like me need help. He’s smart, but doesn’t make you feel like a dummy. Real person with real solutions. 6 stars.
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4902 S. Loop 340
Waco,Texas76706
(254) 754-5512

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Discover How Cortana is More Helpful Than Ever After The Latest Windows 10 Update

The next Windows 10 update will make Cortana more helpful than ever

After a couple of flops in a row, Microsoft seems to have done a much better job with the latest Windows 10 update.  One important improvement noted in this release is with Cortana.

Cortana profiles could transform how the assistant is used

Cortana Improves with latest Windows 10 update

The next major version of Windows 10, known internally as Redstone 4, is likely to ring in major improvements to how Cortana works based on seemingly simple changes.

Brought to bear through the most recent ‘Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 17127,’ these changes allow you to create a Cortana profile from which the digital assistant can mine information to provide you updates without even asking. Detailed in a new Windows Insider Blog post, this profile is accessible and editable through the Notebook of Cortana, within the Start menu.

This profile option allows you to set your favorite locations, generally your home(s) and place(s) of work. From there, Cortana will update you regularly regarding the weather and traffic conditions in those locations, generally in reference to your daily commute.

Microsoft promises that this premise will soon expand beyond locations to include your interests, accounts family members and more. Frankly, this might be one of the most exciting developments regarding Cortana yet, allowing it to be helpful without even having to shout ‘Hey, Cortana.’

On top of this, Microsoft has also added miniature training exercises regarding Cortana’s most popular Skills, like News, Sports and Weather – tips for questions you can ask Cortana within a given category.

These changes, among other minor fixes, are available now to Windows Insiders in the Fast Ring for either the RS4 (Redstone 4) or RS5 (the late-2018 Redstone 5 release) Windows Insider Preview builds.

As we draw closer to the inevitable release of Windows 10 Redstone 4, otherwise popularly known as the Spring Creators Update, these updates are only going to ramp up in frequency. That said, we shouldn’t be too far off now from an official release.

  • These are the latest details we have on Windows 10 S

While some of its improvements have minor kinks to work out, the Creators Update is the most exciting Windows 10 revision to date with both welcome changes and sweet new tools – and now the Fall Creators Update improves on that further.

  • Start menu improvements
  • Action Center, Cortana are useful
  • Edge continues to improve
  • Windows Hello is simple and secure
  • Ink finally gets momentum

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How To Speed Up Windows 10 in 2018

After the last few Windows 10 updates, it seems like my computer was getting slower and slower.  In order to help you speed up your Windows 10 installation, I have found some great tips from itpro.co.uk to share with your guys.  I have personally went through their article and want to share my favorite tips.  To read the full article click here

A Windows 10 computer is much like any other machine running a copy of Windows; sooner or later it will start to slow down.

A Windows system not running as fast as it once did can be a frustrating experience. While you are unlikely to make it run as fast as it did the day you bought it (because in the meantime, you have added applications, files, and other bits and pieces), there are a number of ways of making a Windows 10 PC run better.

We’ve listed our favorite ways to do so below, covering everything from making the boot up process faster and preventing applications from loading when you turn on your machine, to deleting the annoying bloatware that comes pre-installed on so many machines.

It’s also a good idea to remove installed applications on a Windows 10 device that you no longer use. Furthermore, you’d do well to monitor any applications running in the background, as these can take up valuable CPU cycles and network bandwidth that you could be using for other things. Now, let’s get your Windows 10 machine running better…

Make login into Windows 10 quicker

Make Login to Windows 10 Faster

Learn how to speed up your Windows 10 login time.

If you start by entering your password at Windows 10’s login window, you may want to consider not doing so. While it’s not too taxing to write out a memorised password every time you boot your PC, it makes the startup process longer and you probably don’t need to do it if you only use your machine in a secure place, and it’s only connecting to your secure (password-enabled) home Wi-Fi.

Of course, passwords are essential for security, so if you store very confidential information on your PC, or travel with it or use it in coffee shops or even at work, you will probably want to keep your password. But if that’s not the case, you can uncheck the box requiring you to enter a username and password to log in. Click apply, confirm your password, and Windows will never ask you for it again. It is worth noting, though, that even your home may not be the most secure environment – everybody can be burgled.

And disabling your password also means that anybody can fire up your Windows 10 PC and use it. This makes doing so a big no-no for portable laptops, but desktops are a safer bet.

Make shutting down Windows 10 faster

Make Windows 10 Shut down Faster.

Learn how to improve the shut down speed for Windows 10.

If you like to shut down your computer after a hard day’s work, then you will realise that the process still requires three clicks. To speed this up you can use a shortcut. Simply right-click anywhere on a free part of the desktop then click New > Shortcut. In the Location field, type in the following.

%windir%\System32\shutdown.exe /s /t 0

Click on the Next to finish. Now each time you click on that shortcut, your PC will immediately shut down. Be careful though!

Disable Startup programs in Windows 10

Virtually every version of Windows allows you to disable startup items, and Windows 10 is no exception. Stopping some programs from starting up will speed up the OS.

To find this option, right-click the taskbar and choose Task Manager, and then click on the Startup tab. Here you can disable the programs you don’t want to start up.

Remove bloatware in Windows 10

No one likes bloatware (except PC manufacturers) but it does mean your system is slightly cheaper as a result. But you can ditch this crapware. For the most part, these are programs such as disc burning software, backup tools from the manufacturer or other utilities that you don’t necessarily need.

Why programs such as PC Decrapifier and CCleaner do a sterling job of getting rid of bloatware, if you have a brand new (but bloatware laden) computer, then a clean install of Windows 10 could be the best way of clearing out unnecessary software clogging up your system.

Make the Windows 10 Start menu and other Windows zippier

Improve the speed of the Windows 10 Start Menu

Improve the speed of the Windows 10 Start Menu

The brand new Windows 10 Start menu can be slower to pop up on older machines. This is because making this appear in a whiz-bang fashion consumes compute power. To turn off this animated feature, bring up Systems Properties (type in the search field sysdm.cpl and press Enter.)

Click on the Advanced tab, then click on the Settings button in Performance. Untick the box for Animate windows when minimizing and maximizing, then click Apply.

This should speed up not only the Start menu but also all other windows that appear on your desktop.

If you really wanted to, you can disable all visual effects to really speed Windows 10 up. Just click on the radio button next to Adjust for best performance.

Turn on Windows 10 Fast Startup

Windows 10 Fast Start Up

With Windows 10 there is a new “hybrid” startup mode that should cut down on bootup times. It does this by putting the PC into hibernation instead of fully shutting down.

To enable this, click on the Start button and type in “Control Panel” and press enter. In the control panel click on Hardware and Sound. A new page should appear, here click on Change what the power buttons do. Then click on Change settings that are currently unavailable. Finally, tick the box marked Turn on fast startup.

Disable services on Windows 10

As with all versions of Windows, working in the background are services. While some of them are vital to the smooth running, quite a few aren’t for day-to-day use. If you disable these services, you can speed up Windows 10.

To turn off services in windows, type: “services.msc” into the search field. Then double-click on the services you want to stop or disable.

There are many services that can be turned off but which ones depend on what you use Windows 10 for and whether or not you work in an office or from home. A great guide to the services that can be switch off can be found here.

Remember, though, stopping or disabling services can have unforeseen consequences. Many components or applications may stop working properly, so proceed with caution.

Clean up your Windows 10 disk

Thankfully, Windows 10 has a built-in Disk Cleanup tool which is extremely useful when you want to get rid of unnecessary files. To launch the tool, click on the Start button and then select the File Explorer link. Right-click Local Disk C: and choose Properties. Navigate to the General tab and then find the Disk Cleanup button. Once there, click “unnecessary files (temporary internet files, etc.)” then hit OK.

For advanced users, you can select the “Clean up system files” button to get rid of even more files. Following this, you can then…

Original article found at: http://www.itpro.co.uk/operating-systems/26138/how-to-speed-up-windows-10