Windows Tutorials – There are TONS of Them Out There!

latest and greatest operating systems, there is now the ability to search out your specific “how to” and other tutorial questions on the internet rather than reading that long and overwritten tutorial that comes with your computer and downloadable operating system.

Definite Fun in the Instruction –HowToGeek.com

You can use websites like HowToGeek.com which offers a specific page to answer user questions on Windows and Microsoft challenges for all operating systems. All I can say is, “These articles are amazing!” I know that I have to use two different operating systems between work and home, and it can sometimes get confusing to remember commands, features and functions from one place to the other.

Get the Direct Instruction – Microsoft.com

It is so nice now that we have the ability to use any search engine or specific Help page for the topics that we have regarding all of the functions of our current systems, along with the updates that have been made from one system to the next. While this online tutorial is specified at users of the new Windows 10 system, there is also the ability to search for specific answers to questions if you are still using Windows 7 or 8. I personally know this is helpful, as I have not yet taken on the Windows 10 upgrade for my own PC.

In addition to their Help page there is also a How To page on the Microsoft website to walk users step-by-step through the latest PC functions, latest Operating System updates, and all of the hardware and software suggestions you could ever need. It’s amazing to have the online tutorial available with the ability to search and select the specific topic needed for your Microsoft Windows education.

Additional Ease of Use – Top 10 RUN Commands for Windows

While using these 10 RUN Commands for Windows it is definitely helpful to see some of these useful across Windows-DOS through today, so always press the Windows logo button + “R” (Win logo + R) to run any program for your system. These are the 10 most helpful provided from this tutorial:

  1. chkdsk– Short for Check Disk this is a Windows command that has been around from the beginning to check the OS for errors.
  2. compmgmt.msc– MMC (Microsoft Management Console) specific for Windows 2000 forward, an advanced interface for configuration and monitoring of the OS
  3. devmgmt.msc– Device Manager, a control panel applet in Windows systems allowing users to view and control attached hardware to the computer
  4. dxdiag– DirectX Diagnostics is a diagnostic tool to help detect video- and audio-related hardware problems by testing DirectX functionally
  5. cleanmgr– A basic tool to help keep the computer hard drive clean
  6. dfrgui– Disk Defragmenter is a Windows utility used to increase speed by rearranging files
  7. diskmgmt.msc OR diskpart– LDM (Local Disk Manager) was introduced with Windows 2000 working through Windows 8 to help manage the volume of the hard drive space
  8. secpol.msc– This security policy can control user access to software and settings on the computer
  9. perfmon– Performance monitor helps to view the performance data of the computer in all formats: graph, histogram or report
  10. gpedit.msc– Group Policy belonged to the Windows NT family, providing centralized management and configuration of operating systems, applications, and users’ settings in an Active Directory environment
Windows-10_Product-FamilyWith the Great Previews and Reviews of Windows 10 – Let’s Get Down to It

There is the tutorial site, TomsITPro.com that not only helps answer all kinds of questions about the use and features of Windows 10 but also adds to every user’s IT professional status. It doesn’t always take the latest IT Pro to answer our questions, but we are able to go to the online tutorials immediately as questions arise. Although it says “Windows 10 for IT Pros” it’s Windows 10 for all of us to gain and grow.

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