Entries by Kim Grimes

How to Use One Drive’s “Personal Vault” to Secure Your Files

“Microsoft’s OneDrive cloud storage service now includes a “Personal Vault” for your sensitive files. These files are encrypted and protected with additional two-factor verification, even when they’re synced to your Windows 10 PC. OneDrive’s Personal Vault became available worldwide on September 30, 2019. It works on Windows 10, Android, iPhone, iPad, and the web.” Click on the […]

How to Fix a Frozen Windows PC

“Windows PCs freeze for a variety of reasons. One instance might be a fluke, but repeated freezes suggest a problem you’ll want to fix. Here’s how to unfreeze and recover a stuck PC—and stop it from freezing again.”

How to Disable the Windows 10 Startup Delay

“After Windows starts up, it waits about ten seconds before opening your startup programs. This “startup delay” lets your desktop and Windows services finish loading, making everything run a bit smoother. If you have apps you’d rather run immediately, you can do it with a simple Registry hack..”  

Does Your Computer Have a Virus? Here’s How to Check

“Windows computers sometimes do get viruses and other malware, but not every slow or misbehaving PC is infected by malware. Here’s how to check if you actually have a virus—and whether that suspicious process is dangerous or not.”   https://www.howtogeek.com/441321/does-your-computer-have-a-virus-heres-how-to-check/    

How to Keep Your Laptop On With the Lid Closed on Windows 10

“Windows 10 normally puts your laptop into low-power sleep mode when you close the lid. This can be a problem when hooking your laptop up to an external monitor. Use the Control Panel—not Windows 10’s Settings app—to change this behavior. If you do this, be careful! Closing your laptop’s lid and throwing it in your bag while […]

How to Organize Your Google Drive

“Over time, with some neglect and potential laziness, your Google Drive can accrue tons of files and become a mess to find anything. Here’s how to organize your Drive to find everything fast and make sure it stays in order.How to Increase Battery Life”