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Walter Glenn

About Walter Glenn

Walter Glenn is a long time computer geek and tech writer. Though he's mostly a Windows and gadget guy, he has a fondness for anything tech. You can follow him on Facebook and Twitter.

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Task Manager on Windows 10.  1
Texting on an iPhone.  1
An external SSD plugged into a PC.  1
How to Format USB Drives Larger Than 32GB With FAT32 on Windows

FAT32 supports drives larger than 32 gigabytes, but the Windows format tool doesn't let you do it.

A disk on a table.  1
Where to Download the Windows 8 and Windows 10 ISO

You can also download Windows 8.1 ISOs!

A USB drive plugged into a PC.  1
What Is a Portable App, and Why Does It Matter?

Portable applications offer some definite advantages over their traditional counterparts.

Some apps visible on the taskbar of a Windows 11 PC.  1
How to Add a Program to Startup in Windows 10 or Windows 11

Just don't go too crazy. Even a multicore PC booting off an SSD can get bogged down.

The Task Manager on Windows 10. 1
The Properties Window of an image. 1
How to Take Ownership of Files and Folders in Windows

If you've ever been denied access to a file or folder in Windows, chances are you need to take ownership of them with your user account.

Windows 11 File Explorer open to the Windows folder. 1
How to Search for Files from a Certain Date Range in Windows 10 and Windows 11

Say you're searching for a file, and you know it was last modified during a certain period of time.

The Windows 11 Start Menu.  1
How to See Which Group Policies Are Applied to Your PC and User Account

We have shown you a lot of tips and tricks over the years that involve modifying Local Group Policy.

The Ctrl+Alt+Delete menu on a Windows laptop.  1
How to Boot Into Safe Mode on Windows 10 the Easy Way

Safe Boot can help you diagnose and fix problems with Windows, your drivers, or any extra programs you have installed.

A Windows 11 desktop with lots of composited elements. 1
What Is Desktop Window Manager (dwm.exe) and Why Is It Running?

You shouldn't need 32 gigs of RAM to run the Desktop Window Manager.

Terminal open on Windows 11 1
How to Change Your IP Address From the Command Prompt in Windows

It's easy enough to change an IP address on your PC using Control Panel, but did you know you can also do it from the Command Prompt?

How to Use CHKDSK to Fix Hard Drive Problems on Windows 10 or Windows 11

If you have a problem with your hard drive, the first thing to try is running CHKDSK.

A Properties window showing a file path.  1
How to Make Windows 10 Accept File Paths Over 260 Characters

Want a small novel for a file path? We've got you covered.

PowerShell open on Windows 11 1
How to Check Open TCP/IP Ports in Windows

Everything that connects to the Internet uses ports in one way or another,

The Command Prompt open on Windows 11 1
How to Add a Static TCP/IP Route to the Windows Routing Table

If you're connecting to a work network and your home network, it might be handy to manually control how traffic is routed.

How to Delete a Windows Service on Windows 10 or Windows 11

If you are a fan of tweaking your system and disabling services, you might find that over time your Windows Services list becomes huge and unwieldy wi

Run a Command as Administrator from the Run Box in Windows 10 or Windows 11

Press Windows+R to open a Run box, enter the executable name, then press Ctrl+Shift+Enter to run an application as administrator.

How to Open the Command Prompt as Administrator in Windows 10

Click the Start button, type "cmd" or "Command Prompt" into the search bar, then right-click "Command Prompt" and select "Run as Administrator.

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