Windows 11

Activate Windows
Windows 10: Start > ; Settings > ; Update & Security > ; Activation >; Change Product Key >; Enter a product key;

How do I install Windows 10/11 updates?

Windows 10: Start > ; Settings > ; Update & Security > ; Windows Update > Check for updates.
Windows 11: Start > ; Settings > ; Windows Update > Check for updates.
Note: To install automatic updates always prefer Update and restart.

Change or reset your Windows password

Select Start > Settings > Accounts > Sign-in options . Under Password , select Change and follow the directions.

Change or reset your PIN

To change your password or PIN, go to Start > Settings > Accounts > Sign-in options.

  1. Select PIN (Windows Hello), and then select Change PIN.
  2. Select Password then select Change.

Change your account picture

  1. Select Start > Settings > Accounts > Your info .
  2. Under Adjust your photo, select Choose a file > Browse files to select an existing photo. Or, if your device has a camera, select Take a photo > Open camera and take a new photo.

Customize Desktop Background

Select Start > Settings > Personalization. The preview window gives you a sneak peek of your changes as you make them. In Background, you can select a picture or solid color, or create a slideshow of pictures.

Customize your Lock Screen Image

Select Start > Settings . Select Personalization > Lock screen. Select the list for Personalize your lock screen, then do one of the following: Select Windows spotlight for beautiful photography that displays automatically.

Uninstall or Remove Apps and Programs

There are different ways to remove apps and programs, so if you can’t find the one you’re looking for, you can try another location. Note that some apps and programs are built into Windows and can’t be uninstalled. You can try to repair a program first, if it’s just not running correctly.

To uninstall unwanted applications from the Control Panel, follow these steps:

  • In the search box on the taskbar, type Control Panel and select it from the results.
  • Select Programs Programs and Features.
  • Press and hold (or right-click) on the program you want to remove and select Uninstall or Uninstall/Change. Then follow the directions on the screen.

To uninstall these programs from the Start Menu, do the following:

  •  Select Start Windows logo Start button and look for the app or program in the list shown.
  • Press and hold (or right-click) on the app, then select Uninstall.

Finally, to uninstall the software using Settings, here are the steps to follow:

  • Select Start Windows logo, then select Settings Gear-shaped Settings icon > Apps Apps & features. Or just click the shortcut link at the bottom of this article.
  • Select the app you want to remove, and then select Uninstall.

Check Battery Health

At the command prompt, type¬†powercfg¬†/batteryreport, then press Enter. The battery report will be an HTML file that’s stored in a folder on your PC.

Clearing Browser History and Cache