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August 5, However, some of its default settings don't provide you with the best performance or usability. From showing file extensions to enabling system protection backups, here are seven things you need to change as soon as you get started with Windows However, Windows 10 comes with system protection disabled.
If you want to protect yourself -- and you should -- set up restore points following the instructions below. Search for "restore point" in the Windows search box. Launch "Create a restore point" from the results. You should see a list of available drives. Select the system drive and click Configure.
The system drive is usually the C: Toggle Restore Settings to "Turn on system protection," set the maximum disk space usage by moving the slider and click Ok.
We recommend leaving 2 or 3 percent for restore pints but you may be able to get away with the lowest 1 percent. Click Create so that you create an initial restore point right away.
Click Close when it is done. If you need to restore from one of these points, you can click the System Restore button on the System Protection tab.
On other PCs, if you can at least get to the log in screen, you can hold down Shift while you select Restart. Show File Extensions and Hidden Files By default, Windows 10 hides most file extensions so, when you're browsing through your files, you can't easily see what type of file they are.
However, this approach can create more problems than it solves. But what if you need to find these files or edit them to troubleshoot? And can't you trust yourself not to delete important files? Here's how to show extensions and hidden files in Windows Navigate to the control panel.
Open File Explorer Options. If you don't see the icon for it, change the control panel view in the upper right corner to large or small icons. Navigate to the View tab. Toggle "Hidden files and folders" to "Show hidden files, folders and drives.
Uncheck "Hide empty drives," "Hide extensions for known file types" and "Hide protected operating system files. Disable User Account control to stop the needless, annoying dialog boxes. Open "Change User Account Control settings. Slide the slider down to "Never notify" and click Ok.
Click Yes when prompted. Disable the Lock Screen Unless you have a tablet and, even if you do, the Windows lock screen is an unnecessary decoration that makes you click or swipe one extra time every time you boot or wake your computer.
In order to unlock your computer, you have to dismiss the lock screen, but then still have to enter your password or PIN on the login screen.
Why not just go straight to the login screen? Open the registry editor. You can do that by typing regedit into the run box. You can create a new key by right clicking in the right pane and selecting Key. Set NoLockScreen to 1.
You set the value by double clicking on NoLockScreen, entering the number and clicking Ok.Yahoo Lifestyle is your source for style, beauty, and wellness, including health, inspiring stories, and the latest fashion trends.
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