Your PC’s IP address is the unique set of digits that identify and distinguish it on your local network. Knowing your PC’s local IP address lets you configure and connect to shared folders, use remote desktop, and set up handy router-side configuration options. Here’s how to find your IP address in Windows.
By default, your Windows 10 PC will occasionally check in with Microsoft’s time server to keep its internal clock accurate and up to date. But you can change which server your PC synchronizes. Here’s how to do it in Windows 10.
Need to remotely connect to your PC? There’s no need for third party software. Windows 10 includes built-in Remote Desktop functionality, but it’s disabled by default. Here’s how to enable Remote Desktop Access in Windows 10 and access your PC from anywhere.
The Settings app is the new hotness in Windows 10, but the trusty old Control Panel still serves an important role for many users. If you need to frequently access the Control Panel, save some time by adding a Control Panel shortcut to the right-click menu in Windows 10. Here’s how it works.
Like its predecessors, Windows 10 features a large number of visual animations that Microsoft hopes will improve the overall look and feel of the operating system, but some users prefer a simpler experience that may also seem snappier. Here’s how to turn off some or all Windows 10 animations for a cleaner experience.
If Windows Search stops working for you and no longer returns search results for files that you know exist, there are a few steps you can take to troubleshoot the issue. Here’s how to fix Windows Search issues in all versions of Windows from 7 to 10.
Windows HomeGroup is a feature in Windows 7 and 8 that lets consumers and small businesses easily set up ad hoc networks to share documents and media between computers. But if you don’t want to use HomeGroup, the feature merely takes up space and resources. Here’s how to disable HomeGroup with a quick trip to the Windows Services utility.
Users running media software on recent versions of Windows may have encountered a strange occurrence: the volume of their media apps is automatically lowered when they run certain games or programs, like Skype. Here’s why this happens and how you can stop it.
Windows includes powerful built-in search capabilities, but it may not be configured to search inside your desired file types by default. Here’s how to change the Windows search indexing options, helping you find your most important files quickly.
During the Windows Vista days, power users discovered a neat hidden feature in Windows. Dubbed “Windows God Mode,” the feature lets users create a master list of virtually every Control Panel and Windows management feature in a single window. We explain why “God Mode” exists and how to access it.