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32-bit and 64-bit Windows Differences

We’ve discussed all the differences between 32-bit and 64-bit Windows, but we’ll review the points briefly here. Whether your copy of Windows is 32-bit or 64-bit depends on your processor (CPU). Like Windows, modern processors are either 32-bit or 64-bit. 64-bit machines can process much more information at once, making them more powerful. If you have a 32-bit processor, you must also install the 32-bit Windows. While a 64-bit processor is compatible with 32-bit versions of Windows, you’ll have to run 64-bit Windows to take full advantage of the CPU’s benefits. To see what your copy of Windows and your processor are on Windows 10 , open the Start Menu and type About to open the About your PC menu. Here, under System type , you’ll see if Windows and your processor are 32-bit or 64-bit. To check this on older versions of Windows, type System into the Start Menu to open the System Control Panel entry. Under System type , Windows will tell you if your system is 32-bit or 64-b

How to Make UAC Less Annoying

User Account Control (UAC) was first introduced in Windows Vista and has been present in the OS since. It allows you to grant administrative rights on a selective basis, so you don’t have to stay logged into an unsafe admin account all the time. UAC was infamous for pestering you every five seconds in Vista, but you can tone it down in newer Windows versions, too. First, pay a visit to the UAC menu (when logged in as an admin). Type uac into the Start Menu and choose Change User Account Control Settings . You’re able to choose from four levels of alert here. The most secure, like the Vista default, will always notify you when you try to make changes to Windows settings (such as changing the time or editing Windows Firewall options). The default level, one below the top, doesn’t notify on Windows settings changes, but will ask for permission to install software. The third level of security is the same as the second, but doesn’t dim your desktop for the UAC prompt. This

Wise Disk Cleaner 9.41 was updated

Wise Disk Cleaner keeps on its improvements, and the newly released notes are as follows: Optimized the feature of skipping the browser to scan and clean. Updated various translations. Minor GUI Improvements. More about Wise Disk Cleaner Download Wise Disk Cleaner

8 CMD Commands to Manage (Wireless) Networks in Windows

As a Windows user, the Control Panel and the Settings app can feel quite limiting in what they can do. If you want full and absolute control over your network, meaning access to everything the operating system has to offer, then you’ll have to start using Command Prompt. Never used Command Prompt before? Don’t worry. Using it is as simple as typing out the commands you’ll see below. It’s not hard at all and we’ll tell you everything you need to know to get started. But if you’re still unsure, check out our beginner’s guide to Command Prompt. If you’re ready to continue, here are some of the most useful commands to know for managing and troubleshooting your home network. 1. PING ping is one of the most basic yet useful commands you could know. It tells you whether your computer can reach some destination IP address or domain name, and if it can, how long it takes data to travel there and back again. Sample usage and output: The command works by sending out mult

PIN or Password? Which Option Should I Choose?

Protecting an account, like most security matters, comes down to a trade-off between convenience and security. A PIN of 1234 is super convenient, but completely insecure. Likewise, a 100-digit PIN won’t be cracked for years, but it’s a bit inconvenient to enter. When used correctly, however, a solid PIN is a great compromise between the two values. PINs Are Local It’s important to note that when you set a PIN in Windows 10, it applies only to that device. Thus, if you set a PIN on your home PC and someone were to steal it, they couldn’t access your account unless they had physical access to your device. In addition, your PIN can’t sign into any of your Microsoft accounts like your password can. Thus, using your Microsoft password to sign into your PC is more of a risk. If you have to type that password to log in every time, it might tempt you to make it simpler and weaker. Should someone steal your password, they could also log into your Outlook email, your Xbox accou

How to Move a Window Pixel-by-Pixel in Windows 10

Have you ever had a window move off the screen so that the title bar disappears and you can’t move it back? Sometimes this problem fixes itself, but sometimes it doesn’t — even after rebooting! The quick answer is this: select the window and press Alt + Space to bring up the window’s menu. Select Move and your cursor will change to one that indicates that you can now drag the window however you want. If you want precision control of how the window moves, you can use the Arrow keys instead of dragging with the mouse. This is a much better option when you just want to scoot the window over by a little bit. But it turns out that this method doesn’t actually move the window one pixel at a time, so sometimes it’s impossible to line everything up exactly the way you want it. So what can you do? The quick answer is this: hold down the Ctrl key while using the Arrow keys . It’s as simple as that. This makes it so that the window literally moves one pixel in the given direction ev

Wise Care 365 V4.51 was updated

Wise Care 365 keeps on its improvements, and the newly released notes are as follows: Fixed the issue in PC checkup. Improved the stability of Wise Turbo. Updated various translations. Minor bug fixes. Minor GUI Improvements. More about Wise Care 365 Download Wise Care 365

How to Connect Your Cell Phone to PC Through Bluetooth

Most PCs and almost all phones have Bluetooth capabilities. It’s fast, reliable, and the latest version is more battery efficient than previous ones. In short, it’s a convenient way to connect your devices and transfer files between them. How to Connect In order to connect, both devices need to have Bluetooth turned on. On most Android phones, you’ll see a Bluetooth toggle icon in the Quick Settings dropdown menu. If not, you’ll find it in the Settings menu. On iOS, to go to Settings  and look for the General heading. Once it’s on, the Bluetooth icon should appear in the status bar. For Windows 7, select the Start button, then select Devices and Printers . Select Add a Device and wait until it discovers your phone, then select  Next . For Windows 10, select the Start button, and type Bluetooth . Select  Bluetooth settings . If Bluetooth is off, turn it on, select your phone, and select Pair. Follow any instructions that appear on your PC or phone. Most likely

Wise Memory Optimizer 3.49 was updated

Wise Memory Optimizer keeps on its improvements, and the newly released notes are as follows: Improved the program's robustness. Improved localization and language support. More about Wise Memory Optimizer Download Wise Memory Optimizer

Wise Auto Shutdown 1.55 was released

Wise Auto Shutdown keeps on its improvements, and the newly released notes are as follows: Improved the feature of countdown to remind in daily schedule task. Allow to input time manually in daily and on idel schedule task. Minor bug fixes. More about Wise Auto Shutdown Download Wise Auto Shutdown

How to schedule your computer to shut down

Do you always forget to turn off your computer before going to bed, or just want the computer to automatically shut down after some tasks are completed? Using shutdown command is not convenient enough and not everyone knows how to use the command. There is a practical and simple program can easily manage the shutdown task. It is Wise Auto Shutdown.  It can not only let the computer shut down at a certain time, but also let your computer restart, log off, sleep or power off at a certain time. Daily task is suitable for people who have the same needs every day. But I think it is also necessary to add a weekly task function. Another option is on idle. What is on idle? The user is considered absent if there is no keyboard or mouse input during this period of time. The computer is considered idle if all the processors and all the disks were idle for more than 90% of the last detection interval. According to this software, CPU occupancy rate must be less than 10% and there is n

Wise Duplicate Finder V1.16 was released

Wise Duplicate Finder keeps on its improvements, and the newly released notes are as follows: Added the feature of customizing the group color. Fixed the issue in right-click menu. Minor GUI improvements. More about Wise Duplicate Finder Download Wise Duplicate Finder

Wise Hotkey v1.15 was updated

Wise Hotkey keeps on its improvements, and the newly released notes are as follows: Cancel the 30-day trial period. Updated various translations. More about Wise HotKey Download Wise HotKey

Detecting the Idle State

A task can be handled in several ways when the computer enters an idle state. This includes defining an idle trigger or setting the idle conditions for when the task starts. Detecting the Idle State In Windows 7, the Task Scheduler verifies that the computer is in an idle state every 15 minutes. Task Scheduler checks for an idle state using two criteria: user absence, and a lack of resource consumption. The user is considered absent if there is no keyboard or mouse input during this period of time. The computer is considered idle if all the processors and all the disks were idle for more than 90% of the last detection interval. (An exception would be for any presentation type application that sets the ES_DISPLAY_REQUIRED flag. This flag forces Task Schedule to not consider the system as being idle, regardless of user activity or resource consumption.) In Windows 7, Task Scheduler considers a processor as idle even when low priority threads (thread priority < normal

How to Improve Wallpaper Quality in Windows 10

Your computer’s wallpaper might not be seen often, but it’s still a good idea to make it something awesome. Whether you have a mega-collection of wallpapers from your favorite media or feature a picture you took, the right wallpaper makes your computer more personal. However, no matter your wallpaper, there’s something you can do to improve its quality. Did you know that Windows 10 compresses all wallpaper images to improve performance? Those on low-end machines benefit from this, but if you’re rocking a powerful rig, you might want to make your wallpapers display at full clarity. To change this, open up the Registry editor by typing regedit into the Start Menu. Remember that making Registry changes can be dangerous, so be careful while you’re in here. Navigate down to: HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Control Panel\Desktop Once here, right-click on the right side of the window and choose New > DWORD (32-bit) Value . Name it JPEGImportQuality . Next, double-click this new value an

How to Make the Recycle Bin Empty Itself Every So Often

Unless you use the Shift + Delete to bypass the Recycle Bin every time you delete a file, you’re always going to end up with a bunch of trash that needs to be taken out once the Bin becomes too full. But using Task Scheduler, you’ll never have to do this by hand again. Start by opening the Start Menu, searching for Task Scheduler, and launching it. Once you have the Task Scheduler open: Click Create Basic Task on the right. Name it Recycle Bin Cleanup . Enter a description if you wish. Select a frequency. Monthly or Weekly are probably the best options — you don’t want it to be too frequent. Select the starting date and the day of the week on which you want the task to repeat. When prompted for an action, select Start a program . Under Program/Script, enter cmd.exe and under Add Arguments, enter /c “echo Y|PowerShell.exe -NoProfile -Command Clear-RecycleBin” Click Finish. That’s all. Starting now, your Recycle Bin will clear itself on the date that you set an

Where to look for your Windows 10 Update History

Windows 10 is getting updated every now and done, and keeping a track of all the Windows Updates can be difficult. The first major update to Windows 10 was the November Update v 1511 and, the Anniversary Update v 1607 is the second big update since Windows 10 was launched. Windows 10 Update History If you wish to view the update history on your Windows 10 computer, from the Start Menu, open Settings > Update & security> Windows Update. In the right side, you will see a small Update history link in blue. Click on that link to open the following window. Here you will be able to see the complete update history for your Windows 10 computer. You will see some which may have been Successfully installed and a few maybe, which may have Failed to install . Clicking on the Successfully installed on link will show you more details about the Windows Update. Clicking on More info will take you to the KB article for the update. You will be able to also view the updat

Solution for Wise Registry Cleaner being reported as a PUP and blocked by antivirus

Recently, we have received some feedback from users. Malwarebytes and his partner AdwCleaner consider some registry key, files, folders of WRC as threats and lead users to remove them. The threat is called PUP.Optional.WiseRC. Once you click the "Next" button, Wise Registry Cleaner will be removed by them. You need to reinstall Wise Registry Cleaner and register it again (if you are using Pro version). What is PUP.Optional.WiseRC? PUP is potentially unwanted software.  We didn't find the explanation of PUP.Optional.WiseRC on MalwarebytesLABS. The Following is an example of another threat PUP.Optional.Wajam. PUP.Optional.Wajam and all associated detection names refer to a type of Potentially Unwanted Program (PUP) that is a browser add-on marketed as a “social search.” It injects additional adverts into the websites you visit, making it possible to redirect traffic to potentially malicious websites, as well as collect personal information. Is Wise Registry Cleaner

How to stop autoplaying audio in Chrome

In Google Chrome you can mute individual tabs, a useful feature that's available at your disposal. You will also see a handy speaker icon, indicating if audio is playing. This handy feature is great if you only have a few tabs open, but if you have multiple tabs open at the same time muting each individual tab can be tiresome - the free Silent Site Sound Blocker extension solves this and also makes it easier to manage sites that are a nuisance. See all internet tutorials. How to stop autoplaying audio in Chrome: Get the Silent Site Sound Blocker extension First you will need to grab the free extension from the Chrome web store and add it to your Chrome browser. Once added, you'll see a yellow speaker at the top right-hand side of your browser window. If you right-click on the icon, you'll be presented with several options: Whitelist site Blacklist site Allow this time only Mode (where you can choose when audio should play) Help/FAQ Option (opens a new Op

Wise Care 365 V4.42 was released

Wise Care 365 keeps on its improvements, and the newly released notes are as follows: Improved the feature of Disk Defrag for SSD. Improved the feature of the advanced cleaner. Added the settings for WiseTurbo. Updated various translations. Minor bug fixes. Minor GUI Improvements. More about Wise Care 365 Download Wise Care 365