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elina john

It is always safe and practical to have a backup of the Windows 10. You never know when you have to start working in the middle of the day to send an important file or complete an important project or presentation. In such a situation, you will probably end up borrowing someone else’s laptop and start from scratch. Fortunately, you can easily carry a backup of Windows 10 on a USB stick, but what if you don’t have a laptop around? Then, it would be best if you used your Android smartphone to run the Windows 10. 

And, the best way to go about it is to use the DriveDroid app. This Android app requires access to the Android root, and it allows you to mount an operating system disc image and use it as an installation media. Using the rooting procedure, you’ll get access to the device, which will allow the app to have more control. There are various ways and methods from which you can choose the one suitable for you and your device, but the easiest way is to use Magisk. Do not forget to take the backup of your device before rooting or else you will lose all the data.

Now that you have got the basics right let’s move on to the tutorial for installing Windows 10 from the Android smartphone. Use the following guide after getting the root access:

Install the Latest Version of Windows 10

You will need a copy of the Windows 10 before starting the procedure. And, to get the latest version of Windows 10, install the Windows Media Creation Tool from Windows 10 software downloading page. Then, use the following steps:

  1. Open the Windows Media Creation Tool, and select Create Installation Media for Another PC.
  2. Create your Windows 10 ISO settings, and if you’re creating a backup ISO for your desktop, then you can Use the Recommended Options for This PC option.
  3. Hit the Next button and let the process take its time to complete.

Once the Windows 10 ISO gets downloaded, copy it in a folder of your Android smartphone. You can also use a USB cable for quickly finishing this procedure. Make sure that you have an active internet connection as you’ll need it for the rest of this tutorial.

Configure DriveDroid

After downloading and installing the DriveDroid app, use the following steps:

  1. Open the DriveDroid app and grant it permission for immediate root access.
  2. Configure the Image Directory – a folder used for storing the disc images (ISOs). This is where you have copied the Windows 10 version.
  3. Select the default folder the DriveDroid’s initial setup stage and tweak it later as per your preferences.

Check the DriveDroid USB Settings

The DriveDroid app now has to test and handle the USB connections as a mass storage device. It allows the app to mount your Windows 10 ISO as a bootable image. In the DriveDroid Setup Wizard page, you will find a list of options. Select the Standard Android Kernel for USB System, and click on Next. Wait for the app to approve the connection as a mountable drive. If the device doesn’t get recognized, then select Choose a Different USB System and retry. 

If you don’t find the DriveDroid’s test file even after going through the settings thrice, then modify the DriveDroid USB options from the main page. In the top right corner, tap on the Gear icon and select USB Settings. Then, click on Manually Change USB Mode and select Mass Storage. Confirm and save your choices.

Mount Windows 10 ISO

You have to mount the Windows 10 ISO in DriveDroid. And, based on the default image folder you had chosen, you might already have the Windows 10 ISO in DriveDroid’s main page. If not, follow these steps:

  1. From the top right corner, tap on the Gear icon and selectImage Directories. 
  2. Click on the red icon at the bottom of the screen.
  3. Go to the folder that has the disc images and give access to it.
  4. From the Image Directory, select the correct one and go back to DriveDroid’s home page. 
  5. Select Windows 10 ISO and Host Image Using CD-ROM.

You’ll find a small disc icon on the disc image indicating the completion of the mount procedure.

Access the Windows Boot Menu

For this process, use a USB cable to connect your Android smartphone to the PC in which you want to install Windows 10. Using some keyboard shortcuts, enter the boot menu on your desktop. Once the boot menu appears on your screen, find DriveDroid and hit the Enter key. The Windows 10 installation screen will appear on the screen which indicates that you can now install the clean version of Windows 10 on your PC.

With this, the tutorial for installing Windows 10 via Android smartphone completes. Please note that the Windows 10 ISO will become outdated with time, so you have to continue installing the latest version and copy it on your Android device.

Elina John is a self-professed security expert; she has been making the people aware of the security threats. Her passion is to write about Cyber security, cryptography, malware, social engineering, internet and new media. She writes for mcafee security products at mcafee.com/activate.

Source  :-  https://mcafee6.uk.net/how-to-use-an-android-smartphone-for-installing-windows-10/

marierobert

It is quite common for the Windows 10 users to face this issue, and it can lead their device to hang and freeze from time to time, interrupting all the essential tasks for the day. Every device has its downside, and Windows 10 is one of them. So, the reason for why you see 100% disk storage could be the Windows 10 OS only, instead of all the space your photos, files, etc. are consuming. Its operating system slows down the desktop and affects HDD and SSD in the long run. There are a few bugs in the OS that prompts it to behave this way.

Fortunately, one can resolve these issues manually, but you must know that the most common culprit for introducing these bugs is the latest update you installed on your device. So, we recommend you to check all settings and previous fixes before proceeding for the update as it can reverse the settings. To fix this issue, use the following methods:

Virtual Memory Setting

Virtual memory refers to the combination of RAM and hard disk space, and it can lead to the overuse of your HDD. When your RAM runs out of space to perform tasks, HDD takes its place to keep your work going. When required, the tasks can shift from the HDD to RAM.

Follow the steps below to reset the virtual memory to recover the performance speed:

  1. Open the System screen with Windows + Break or Pause keys. From the left panel, click on Advanced System Settings.
  2. A dialog box will open. Click on the Advanced tab.
  3. From the new menu, click on Settings. It will bring you to another Advanced tab named as Virtual Memory.
  4. Click on the Change button and remove the tick mark from Automatically Manage Paging File Size for All Drives.
  5. From the current screen, select Windows drive and click on Custom Size. Add an initial size and a maximum size in MB. Remember, the maximum value should not be more than 1.5 times your system’s RAM.
  6. After inserting the values, click on Set and OK to continue.
  7. Clear all the temporary files which include all the data used in the previous virtual memory allocation.
  8. For clearing the files, press Win + R keys together, and enter the “temp” command. From the directory, select all the data and hit the Delete button on your keyboard.

High-Performance Mode

Tweaking the Windows Power settings can make a difference because the Standard power modes are more likely to bring 100% disk usage bugs. So, the best option is to switch to the High-Performance Mode, but it may lead to more battery consumption. To make changes, follow these steps:

  1. Press Win + X keys to open the Power & Sleep screen.
  2. Go to the Power Options.
  3. Click on Additional Power Settings.
  4. Select High Performance under the ‘Create a Power Plan’ dialog box, and hit the OK to save the settings.

If you don’t see the options, then you need to create a custom plan. To do this follows the below-mentioned steps:

  1. Click on Create a Power Plan and select High Performance.
  2. Add a name for the plan and make settings as per your preferences.

In a few minutes, the ‘100% disk usage’ issue will be resolved.

Install SATA Drivers

Windows 10 uses SATA drivers to connect to HDD and SSD, and an un-updated SATA driver can result in the ‘100% disk usage’ issue on your desktop. Follow these steps to resolve or prevent this issue:

  1. Press the Win + X keys to open the Power User menu.
  2. Select Driver Manager and click on Storage Controllers.
  3. Select the appropriate controller for your SATA devices. If you’re unsure about this step, then give a right-click on each controller and select Update driver.
  4. Select the Browse My Computer for Driver Software option, and select Let Me Pick from a List of Available Drivers On My Computer.
  5. From the new set of options, select Standard AHCI Controller and check if there is any change in the performance.
  6. If you don’t find any changes, reboot your desktop to apply the settings you made.

If none of the above-mentioned methods works for you, then your drive could be the reason for the recurring issue. Perhaps, it is damaged, defective, or too old to perform the tasks. Or, the problem could be related to the Windows defrag tool, and in this case, you have to disable the scheduled disk defrag tasks from the Task Scheduler menu.

Source url:-https://williamsblogpoint.wordpress.com/2020/08/24/guide-to-resolve-100-disk-usage-issue-in-windows-10/

Ava Williams is a Norton product expert and has been working in the technology industry since 2002. As a technical expert, Ava has written technical blogs, manuals, white papers, and reviews for many websites such as norton.com/setup.

marierobert

Cortana is a reliable and convenient assistant on Windows 10. It allows you to do a lot of things like setting reminders, converting measurements, scheduling calendar events and calculating math issues, etc. But sometimes, this virtual assistant may not work. If Cortana is not working on your Windows 10 device, then read the solutions mentioned below.

Change the Region

You should pursue on-screen directions given below:

  1. Launch the Settings application on your system by hitting the Windows and I keys.
  2. After that, select the section of ‘Time & Language.’
  3. Go to the left side menu and select the ‘Region & language’ option.
  4. Then reach the right-side panel and set the ‘Country or region’ to the ‘United States.’

Check the Firewall

You should pursue on-screen directions given below:

  1. Navigate to the Search section, input ‘firewall’ into it and hit the Enter key.
  2. Then launch the ‘Allow an app through Windows Firewall’ screen.
  3. Once you reach the ‘Allowed Apps’ screen, select the Change Settings option.
  4. You should find each Cortana feature in the ‘Allowed apps and features’ and select each one of them.
  5. Now, select the OK button.

Make a New Account of User

You should pursue on-screen directions given below:

  1. Go to the Settings application and choose the section of Accounts.
  2. Thereafter, select the section of ‘Family & other people’ in the left-hand side pane.
  3. You have to choose the ‘Add someone else to this PC’ option.
  4. Select the ‘I don’t have this person’s sign-in information’ option.
  5. You will be asked to log in to MS account, select the ‘Add a user without a Microsoft account’ option.
  6. Now, input the preferred username and select the Next button.
  7. Follow the on-screen directions and add a new account.

Run DISM and SFC Scans

You should pursue on-screen directions given below:

  1. Hold the Windows and X buttons to launch the Win + X menu.
  2. Then select the PowerShell or Command Prompt option.
  3. In the Command Prompts, input ‘sfc /scannow’ and hit the Enter key.
  4. Now, the scanning procedure will begin, and it will take a minimum of 15 minutes.

Perform Chkdsk Scan

You should pursue on-screen directions given below:

  1. Launch the Command Prompt as administrator on your system.
  2. After that, input ‘chkdsk /f X:’ command.
  3. Make sure to change X with the letter that signifies the PC drive.
  4. Hit the Y button and reboot the system.

By following the solutions mentioned above, you will be able to fix the Cortana not working issue. In case the solutions don’t work, then try updating your Windows 10 device.

Source url:- https://williamsblogpoint.wordpress.com/2020/08/21/how-to-fix-cortana-not-working-on-windows-10/

Ava Williams a self-professed security expert; he has been making the people aware of the security threats. His passion is to write about Cyber security, cryptography, malware, social engineering, internet and new media. He writes for Norton security products at norton.com/setup.

marierobert Aug 21 · Tags: windows 10
Angel Smith

Source: https://7activate.com/troubleshoot-and-fix-black-screen-issues-on-windows-10/

It can be very annoying when you’re working on an important project, and suddenly the screen goes blank. According to some people, the only possible fix is to wait for the screen to go back to normal. Well, you can’t sit for hours gazing at your screen and trying to figure out what went wrong.

A blank screen also means that you won’t see any error message, which makes it hard to know the root of the cause. A screen suddenly going blank can have many reasons, such as driver update, installation process, buggy system, etc.

It is essential to troubleshoot the black screen issue and fix the same on your Windows 10. Therefore, below is a guide on the instructions to follow when the screen goes black.

Fix Black Screen by Checking for Connectivity Issues 

Hardware and software or both of them can be a cause of desktop screens turning black. Thus, below are the methods to fix the same.

Check Connectivity Issues

In case you haven’t signed in your account and the black screen appears, display connection might be the cause behind the same. To fix this issue, make sure that the signal cable is connected correctly to the right port. You can also try removing and then re-connecting the cable. Also, confirm that the power button is turned on.

Many times, updating BIOS can disable the video card settings. Thus, you can double-check and enable the same in the motherboard settings, if it’s disabled.

Another reason for a black screen can be low brightness. Increase the brightness of your PC or laptop if that’s the case.

Detect Display

A lost connection of display with Windows 10 can be another reason for a black screen. To restart the video driver, press ‘Windows + ctrl + Shift + b’ keys on your keyboard.

If you’re using a tablet, simultaneously press up and down volume buttons up to three times to wake up the screen.

If this method doesn’t work, turn off your device and restart the same after a few seconds to refresh the connectivity.

Following the commands mentioned above will re-establish the link between the display and Windows 10.

Disconnect External Devices

External devices may be the reason behind the black screen. It is advised to remove all the peripheral devices that are not required, such as printers, USB devices, etc.

Once you remove the non-essential devices, start your PC and check if the desktop is working correctly or not. If it does, one of the external devices was inevitably creating an issue.

Fix Black Screen Using Desktop Access on Windows 10

If you see your desktop screen going black after you’ve signed into Windows 10, the Windows Explorer is likely to create an issue here.

The steps to resolve Windows Explorer issues are:

  1. Go to the ‘Task Manager’ by using the keyboard shortcut ‘Ctrl + Shift + Esc.’
  2. Tap on the ‘More Details’ option.
  3. Go to the ‘Processes’ tab.
  4. Locate the ‘Windows Explorer’ service and click on the same.
  5. Hit the ‘Restart’ button at the bottom-right corner of the screen.

In case the steps mentioned above don’t work, discontinue the process and start all over again. The steps to do the same are:

  1. Go to the ‘Task Manager.’
  2. Tap on the ‘More Details’ option.
  3. Right-click on the ‘Windows Explorer’ option, and select ‘End Task’ from the drop-down menu.
  4. Next, click on the ‘File’ menu on the top of the window.
  5. Tap on the ‘Run new task’ option from the pop-up menu.
  6. Enter ‘explorer. exe’ in the given space and press ‘Ok.’

Fix Black Screen Using System Restore on Windows 10

Using the ‘System Restore’ feature has the potential to fix the black screen error. It is important to note that it will only work if the feature is enabled and configured previously. There are two methods to jump to the Advanced Setup before performing System Restore.

Method 1: Use Three Fail-Boot Method

It is impossible to use System Restore, usually when the screen is blank. Therefore, you’ll have to access the startup manually. The steps to do the same are:

  1. Turn on your PC.
  2. Press the power button as soon as you see the Windows logo on your desktop.
  3. Repeat the first two steps up to three times.

Advanced Startup will open automatically after the third interruption.

Method 2: Use the Bootable Media Method

USB Bootable Media method is an alternative to the three fail-boot method. The steps to open Advanced Startup settings are:

  1. Use USB Bootable media to start your PC.
  2. Hit the ‘Next’ button.
  3. Select the ‘Repair your Computer’ option at the bottom of the window.

Now is the time to carry on with your System Restore settings once you’ve opened the Advanced Startup settings.

The steps to restore your computer to fix the black screen are:

  1. Go to the ‘Advanced Startup’ option.
  2. Click on the ‘Troubleshoot’ option.
  3. Select the ‘Advanced Options.’
  4. Select ‘System Restore’ from the menu.
  5. A new dialog box will appear. Hit the ‘Next’ button.
  6. Select any working restore point that might fix the issue.
  7. Tap on the ‘Scan for affected programs’ to know which apps will be affected after creating the restore point.
  8. Click ‘Close.’
  9. Hit the ‘Next’ and ‘Finish’ button respectively to restore.

Following the steps mentioned above is a potential solution to fix the black screen error on your Windows 10.

Cynthia Strickland is a innovative character who has been writing blogs and articles about cyber security. She writes about the state-of-the-art updates involving mcafee.com/activate and how it can enhance the work ride of users. Her articles have been posted in many famous e-magazines, blogs and websites.

marierobert

Windows 10 is one of the most preferred and reliable operating systems released by Microsoft, and it is used by a lot of users all over the world. It is built with high quality and includes various useful functionalities that it offers to its users. But, like any other software, it also has some issues, and errors do occur in this operating system as well. And there is one such issue that a lot of users are facing these days more frequently. A lot of users are reporting a black screen issue with their computers running Windows 10. This is the most annoying and frustrating problem that can affect your work. Well, now it has become a common issue that anyone can quickly solve. Are you also a user of Windows 10 and facing black screen issues with it but don’t know how to fix this issue?

We understand your problem, and that is why we have come up with a solution to fix it. If you are also facing the black screen issue on Windows 10, there is a way to fix it. So, stop stressing yourself because here, in our following article, we are going to provide you with the methods to resolve this problem. To get to the techniques, you need to keep reading the article. 

The Methods to Resolve the Black Screen Issues on Windows 10

Getting a black screen on Windows 10 is a common problem that anyone can fix with ease. The reasons for this issue can be various. And along with fixing this problem, it is also essential to understand its causes. It might be due to the software or display driver related issue. Or it can again happen during the installation process of any feature update associated with the Windows. Whatever the reason is, this report is going to show you the ways through which you can fix this issue of black screen on Windows 10. So, now, without holding anymore, let’s get you to the methods. Take a look below:

The Steps to Fix Black Screen Issue in Windows 10

Given below are the steps that will help you to solve the problem. Here, we have mentioned two different methods to solve the black screen issue on Windows 10. So, let’s start with the first method.  

Method 1

  • To fix the black screen issue according to the first method, power off your computer system entirely by holding the power button for a few seconds. And if you are using a laptop, then you can try removing the battery as well.
  • Now, try removing all the unnecessary peripherals that include the external hard drive, printer, network cable, and all others that you use except mouse, monitor, and keyboard.
  • After a few minutes, turn on your computer system. And if you see the Windows running fine on your computer, then you can work peacefully now. And wait for a few minutes for the completion of the Windows 10 installation process.
  • And if the problem continues, then you can try reinstalling the Windows 10 update once again. This might solve the issue.

In case, if even after following the method as mentioned above, the problem continues, then you can try this other method. Let’s see the second way that might solve this issue.

Method 2

If you are getting this issue after logging into your computer system, then it might be due to an error in the Windows Explorer. In that case, you need to try these steps:

  • Go to your desktop screen and hit a combination of keys that include Ctrl + Shift + Esc. Or you can use Ctrl + Alt + Del. After this, you will reach the Task Manager window. 
  • On the Task Manager window, go through the option of “More Details.” This will provide you with a detailed list of the tasks that are running in Windows.
  • And now, click on the option of “Windows Explorer” from the list. And then select the “Restart” button to relaunch the windows.

Or you can also try to fix the issue by restoring your computer system. And to restore your computer, navigate to the “Settings” section and then go to the “System Settings” and now, click on the option of “System Properties” and then go to the “System Protection” tab. In the System Protection tab, go through the “System Restore” button and follow the instructions displaying on your screen. This might take a few minutes, and after that, your system will start without any issues.

So, these were the methods that you need to follow to fix the black screen issue in Windows 10. Try these methods whenever you face this issue. The whole process will only take a few minutes but will solve the problem. I hope this article will help you to solve your problem. And to get more information and details like this, please follow us and visit our website. 

Source url:- https://williamsblogpoint.wordpress.com/2020/08/19/getting-black-screen-on-your-windows-10-heres-how-to-fix-it/

marierobert Aug 19 · Tags: windows 10
Devin Smith

When watching  any movie, TV show, or listening to the song, all of a sudden the volume may turn very low on your Windows 10 system due to different reasons. It is very annoying when this issue crops up. If you are facing the same issue, then here are some directions to fix this problem.

Perform the Windows Audio Troubleshooter

Follow the steps given below:

  1. Go to the Cortana icon to open the Search section.
  2. After that, input ‘troubleshooter’ into it and select the OK button.
  3. You should choose the Troubleshoot option to open the screen of Settings.
  4. Later, choose the ‘Playing Audio troubleshooter’ option and hit the button of ‘Run the troubleshooter’ to invoke the screen.
  5. Now, the troubleshooter might recognize and repair the audio problem.
  6. After that, restart the device.

Choose the Loudness Equalization Settings

Follow the steps given below:

  1. Go to the tray of the speaker system and right-click on it, then choose the ‘Playback devices’ option.
  2. After that, select the default speakers and right-click on it then choose the Properties option to invoke the screen.
  3. You should click on the Enhancements section.
  4. Then choose the option of ‘Loudness Equalization,’
  5. Now, select the Apply and then OK buttons to shut the screen.

Update the Windows

Follow the steps given below:

  1. You should invoke the search box of Cortana.
  2. After that, input ‘updates’ into it and select the OK button.
  3. Then choose the ‘Check for updates’ option to invoke the screen.
  4. You have to choose the option of ‘check for updates’ to check whether there are any applicable updates.
  5. Applicable updates will be listed.
  6. Select the button of Install now to include a fresh upgrade to Windows.
  7. Now, select the button of ‘Restart now’ whether a restart is needed.

Update the Audio Driver

Here are the steps you need to follow:

  1. Open the menu of Win + X.
  2. Then choose the Device Manager to invoke the screen of Device Manager.
  3. Select the ‘Sound, video, and game controllers’ and twice click on it to extend its pertinent devices.
  4. Later, go to the sound card, which is listed, and right-click on it, then choose the Update driver button.
  5. You have to choose the ‘Search automatically for updated driver software’ option to update the audio driver automatically.
  6. Now, restart the desktop or laptop, when Windows upgrades the driver.

Devin Smith is a creative person who has been writing blogs and articles about cybersecurity and utility software programs. He writes about the latest updates regarding norton.com/setup and how it can improve the work experience of users. His articles have been published in many popular e-magazines, blogs, and websites.

Source:-https://2morton.com/how-to-fix-volume-low-issue-on-windows-10/

marierobert

The integration of DNS over HTTPS can be done with the help of testable edition into the Dev channel for Windows Insider. You may easily enable the DNS server over HTTPS, then check and test it by tweaking the registry section with “EnableAutoDoh DWORD.” It is a compatible part of Windows Insider software and if you are a consumer of a reliable and stable edition, then you should wait for some time. DoH is the short term of DNS over HTTPS and is used to assist in performing some specific tasks with ISP monitoring. DoH is the primary thing that restricts the ISP from following users activities by restricting various things such as default DNS Service.

DNS over HTTPS

It already works with the integration of various browsers such as Google Chrome, MS Edge, Mozilla Firefox, but you can easily implement it as system settings directly on your Windows 10 OS. In order to make this possible, you have to make sure that the Microsoft Account is a subsection of Insider Dev Channel of Windows. Then, ensure that the device is running with all the system requirements along with the Build edition 19628 or above.

Here is how to turn on “DNS over HTTPS” (DoH) on Windows 10. You have to follow the complete guidelines carefully.

Modifying Registry Editor

  • First and foremost, enter “regedit” into the search section of the taskbar followed by the Enter key to proceed.
  • Then, get access to the Registry editor page on your device and locate the under-mentioned path there:

“HKEY-LOCAL-MACHINE/SYSTEM/Current_ControlSet/Services/Dns_cache/Parameters.”

  • Now, move to the right-hand side section of the screen related to Parameters and then generate a fresh DWORD there.  To do so, perform a right-click on any of the empty locations and move your pointer over to the “New” option.
  • Then, hit the option “DWORD (32 Bit) Value.
  • After that, you have to provide a particular to the DWORD as “EnableAutoDoh.”
  • Now, double-tap on the DWORD option “EnableAutoDoh” and move to the edit window.
  • Then, set the value as “2” followed by the OK tab.
  • After that, the DNS over HTTPS will be enabled through EnableAutoDoh registry editor DWORD.

Modifying Default DNS Settings on PC

  • In the beginning, tap the Window logo and R keys simultaneously to launch the Run dialogue box.
  • Then, type the command “ncpa.cpl” followed by tapping the Enter key.
  • Apply right-click on the synced network and then select the option “Properties.”
  • Now, go to the option “Internet Protocol Version 4 (TCP/IPv4) or Internet  Protocol Edition 6 (TCP/IPv6) and then apply double-click on the same. It is entirely based on the edition of the IP that the particular ISP is using.
  • Now, choose the radio tab for the option to use the DNS server addresses. Then, move forward and then provide the relevant IP addresses.
  • Then, press the OK tab to proceed and exit from all the expanded windows.
  • Finally, restart your machine to reboot the DNS service afresh.

Adding New Traffic Filter to Port 53

  • Launch the taskbar search and then enter “cmd.exe.”
  • Then, proceed with tapping the enter key.
  • Now, apply right click on the Command Prompt option and provide all the admin privileges.
  • Tap on the Yes button once the UAC prompt appears on the screen.
  • When you have completely launched elevated Command window, input the following path and then press the Enter key to Proceed:

“pktmon_filter_remove.”

  • Now, you have to add a fresh traffic filter to Port section 53, and for the same, you have to run the Command: “pktmon_filter_add_p-53.”
  • In order to understand the procedure of DNS and HTTPS and to monitor the whole procedure, you should begin logging with the real-time traffic. To do so, run the under mentioned Command:

“pktmon_start _etw _m real_time.”

  • Once you have run the above command, the entire section of port 53 will be directed, and then the further process will execute to the command line.
  • If you wish to test the EnableAutoDoh server which is not available into the list of auto-promotion, then you need to register it afresh. To do so, firstly perform all the functions directly from your system by typing the under mentioned Command. Ensure to detect the IP address with the URI template of DoH for the respective server that you want to add. Once you are fully prepared, then execute the following command:

“netsh dns-add_encryption_server_your_server’s_IP-address//dohtemplate//your_server’s_DoH_URI_-template”

  • At last, you can verify the respective template that was applied and synced to the DoH server listing via the mentioned Command:

“netsh_dns_show_encryption_server/your_server’s_IP_address.” Now, Windows will configure on its own and use the respective IP address as DNS server and thus uses the DoH instead of traditional DNS.

Ava Williams is a trained office.com/setup expert who works with the development team with feedback from customers to make it to expectations. He lives in New York and In addition to his work, he also writes for his personal blog.

Source url:- https://williamsblogpoint.wordpress.com/2020/07/03/how-to-enable-dns-over-https-on-windows-10/

karenminton

If you want a break from your PC for some time, sleep mode is the best way to do it. Doing so also saves your battery. But some Windows 10 users report that the sleep mode option is missing in their system. So, if you are facing the same issue, then follow this article and solve this problem.

Turn on Sleep Mode through Control Panel

  1. Hold the Windows and R buttons together over the keyboard to launch the Run section.
  2. Thereafter, insert ‘control panel’ into it and select the OK button to invoke the Control Panel.
  3. You should launch the list of drop-down beside the ‘View by’ and choose the Category option.
  4. Then select the ‘System and Security’ option.
  5. Go to the next screen and choose ‘Power Options.’
  6. Navigate to the left side of the screen and select the ‘Choose what the power buttons’ option.
  7. Thereafter, click on the ‘Change settings that are currently unavailable’ option.
  8. Don’t forget to mark the box of Sleep and choose the ‘Save changes’ option to allow the modification take effect.
  9. Now, invoke the Power menu then check whether you can locate the option of Sleep Mode.

Turn on Sleep Mode through Local Group Policy Editor

  1. Hold the Windows and R buttons together over the keyboard to launch the Run section.
  2. Then input ‘gpedit.msc’ into it and hit the Enter key to launch the Local Group Policy Editor.
  3. Once you reach the prompt screen, go to the Computer Configuration option.
  4. After that, select the ‘Administrative Templates’ option.
  5. Thereafter, select the ‘Windows Components’ option.
  6. Go to the ‘File Explorer’ option.
  7. Navigate to the right pane of the File Explorer and select the ‘Show sleep in the power options menu’ and twice click on it.
  8. You should choose either Not Configured or Enabled. 
  9. Choose the OK button to apply the changes.
  10. Now, invoke the menu of Power and check whether you should locate the option of Sleep mode.

Update the Display Adapters Driver Manually

  1. Hold the Windows and R buttons together over the keyboard to launch the Run section.
  2. Thereafter, input ‘devmgmt.msc’ into it and select the OK button to invoke the Device Manager.
  3. Then select the Display adapters category and twice click on it to invoke the list of the drop-down.
  4. Go to the graphic card and right-click on it then choose the Update driver.
  5. You should choose the ‘Search automatically for updated driver software’ option.
  6. You have to wait to finish the downloading process.
  7. Now, select the Close button.
  8. Later, the driver has been upgraded through Windows effectively. Make sure to reboot the system for the modifications to take effect even whether you are not tasked to.
  9. Once you restart the system, invoke the menu of Power and check whether you can locate the Sleep mode option.

Source :- https://kellieminton123.wixsite.com/mysite/post/how-to-fix-sleep-option-missing-on-windows-10

karenminton Jun 12 · Tags: windows 10
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Windows 10 has a lot of in-built security options, which you might not be aware of. These Windows Settings automatically save your system from any virus or damage. These settings were introduced in Windows 10, version 2004, and since then, they’ve proved to be protective.

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These settings could be launched in three primary ways: from the Start menu, from the settings section, and the ‘System Tray’ icon. Below mentioned are the types of settings of Windows Security:

  1. Protection from Virus
  2. Scanning – There are certain hostile viruses that can enter your system and do some damage. Thus, ‘Windows Defender Offline Scan’ is capable of removing these viruses no matter how hard they’re to remove.
  3. Ransomware Protection – Controlled Folder Access, which is an absolute necessity for all Windows customers, can utilize this to ensure records, documents, and memory files from programs that look for access without consent. While it might be irritating as you will get invited more than regularly, however, it’s for your advantage. This component, alongside Ransomware information recovery associated with OneDrive, will ensure the documents can be recouped if there occurs any Ransomware strike.
  4. Other Protection Settings – These settings offer ongoing assurance, Cloud-conveyed security, the programmed test consent, Control envelope access, rejections, and notice controls. Of these, make a point to turn on Alter Insurance so no other programming can change Windows Security settings.
  5. Protection of Account

Protecting your account from any harm is very important. Thus, these settings are related to protection and give access to some controls associated with the same.

  • Protection of Network

Networks are divided into three categories – Domain Network, Public Network, and Private Network. Keeping your settings according to these three categories that can restrict the allowance and access to external connections. These settings are built for Firewall and Network Protection to ensure blocking any random access.

  • Controlling Apps and Browser

These settings ensure the protection of applications and Browser to work under authority. Its online security consists of SmartScreen, Exploit Protection, and Isolated Browsing.

  • Security of Your Device

It’s a security highlight, and if your gadgets bolster it, you will get the opportunity to get to them from here. If you see the message “Your device meets the requirement for standard hardware security,” this is on the grounds that the PC shares both of TPM 2.0, Secure boot empowered, DEP, or UEFI Mat accessible in the framework. It offers access to:

Center disconnection: Offers included security against malware and different assaults by detaching PC forms from your working framework and gadget.

Memory respectability: It keeps vindictive code from getting to high-security forms.

Secure boot: Itforestalls malware from tainting your framework during boot.

The security processor: It gives extra encryption methods.

  • Performance and Health of Your System

These Settings give you an overview of the performance and health of your device. It shares the health rate of different elements like Storage, Applications, etc.

  • Family Options

The last segment is the Family Options, yet it’s progressively about teaching the purchasers about the component, and what they can receive in return. We have discussed Parental control in detail, and on the off chance that you gave kids in the house-sharing your PC, we suggest utilizing it. You can set up screen time propensities, monitor what is being searched, and permit your children to purchase applications and games.

Windows Security on Windows presents you with a total combination that permits you to authorize the security parts of the PC.

 

Source: https://helpmcafeeuk.com/complete-guide-to-security-settings-in-windows-10/

karenminton

VPN is one of the best ways to make sure that your online privacy is maintained. But in a few cases, the VPN connection may leak your sensitive data. So, in this blog, we will tell you how to route all traffic via VPN on Windows 10? Here are the directions given below.

Through a VPN Killswitch of Client

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Follow these steps and learn how to route your traffic through a VPN Killswitch:

  1. Firstly, invoke the VPN client on your device.
  2. Thereafter, launch its section of the configuration.
  3. You have to ensure that to set to Always or Auto.
  4. This utility ensures that each network traffic goes directly via the personal VPN tunnel. In case the connection of VPN fails, PIA blocks each traffic automatically removing the accidental leaks risk.

Change a VPN Connection Manually

If you want to change your VPN connection manually, then here are the steps you need to follow:

  1. Navigate to the screen of Network Connections.
  2. After that, find the VPN connection.
  3. Then select and right-click on it then choose the properties inside the menu.
  4. You should click on the Networking section on the screen of VPN properties.
  5. Thereafter, check the box of ‘Internet Protocol Version 4 (TCP/IPv4).’
  6. You have to choose the button of Properties.
  7. Go to the freshly launched screen, select the button of Advanced.
  8. Don’t forget to check the box of ‘Use default gateway on the remote network.’
  9. Select the OK button.
  10. Now, reboot the system.

Through OpenVPN

OpenVPN allows you to route your traffic on Windows 10. The straightforward process to do so is given below:

  1. You should find the file of ‘OpenVPN configuration’ connected with the server (OVPN).
  2. After that, launch it in a text editor.
  3. You should add the pursuing line wherever into the file of OVPN: redirect-gateway def1.
  4. Then store the file then shut it.
  5. Now, reboot the OpenVPN server.

With the help of the methods mentioned above, you will be able to successfully route the traffic on your Windows 10 device. Ensure that the network traffic is completely routed via VPN.

Source :- https://kellieminton123.wixsite.com/mysite/post/how-to-route-all-traffic-via-vpn-on-windows-10

karenminton Jun 4 · Tags: windows 10
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