The Windows Operating System had its genesis in the Windows 1.0 Operating System released in 1985 by Microsoft. This had a “Windows-like” enhancement of look and feel over the first operating System from Microsoft, MS-DOS published during the 80s. During the latter half of the eighties, Microsoft released Windows 2.0 – 2.11 Operating System, which they dubbed as “More windows, more speed”. Those were the days of Intel 286 processor, and imagine the kind of “speed” they had – nowhere near the speed of current advanced processors.
The upcoming release of Microsoft Windows, Windows 10 will come with a totally new browser that Microsoft says that’s more suitable for the modern web. The new browser is called Microsoft Edge or Project Spartan as it was first introduced in the technical preview. The new browser won’t totally eliminate Internet Explorer which is still used in the corporate environment.
One of the most useful yet underutilized features in Windows is the task scheduler, this feature as the name implies allows the user to schedule a task (e.g. Defrag, shutdown, etc.) at a certain time and date, see it’s very helpful. On the other hand if you’re a power user and you already real on this feature then you might have faced the problem of not being able to rename a task after creating it which might be very confusing for many.
Do you’ve a shared computer either at work or at home and you’re the guru and the others using the same computer are masters at nothing but messing around with it and letting you handle the consequences as you’re the guru, well I know how it feels, we’ve all been in that same position. well sometimes those family members or college messes with things that you can fix but in many time they just screw up everything, either messing with the register, CMD or even the control panels. We’ve solved the first two points in previous articles and this post will target that last point.
One of the major features in Windows 10 is the universal search, you’re new to Windows 10 and you don’t know what universal search is; it’s the ability to search both your computer and the internet from the search bar / Cortana that’s very helpful and handy but some might not like it as they just need results just on the computer and the internet search results are irrelevant, also the internet search results might be very confusing for the elderly. So it might be good to disable the universal search feature.
You know by now Microsoft and for the first time has opened its forthcoming release of Windows (Windows 10) for anyone in the world to test it and send suggestions and feedback. You might be one of those beta testers who have sacrificed a desktop machine for this experiment (actually an interesting experiment). You may have noticed that when you delete any items, it’s sent directly to the recycle bin without the usual confirmation box. That is a problem for many as important files and folders could be deleted by mistake. Worst yet, someone who have physical access to your machine might delete an important file or folder.
Before going into this tutorial, it would be better to first state what is Windows security window; the answer is simple, it’s the window that pops up when you hit ctrl+alt+delete. Yes, that menu that allows you to restart, switch user, lock the computer etc.. Won’t it be great if you can control what appears on this menu, and if you’re wondering why that would be great, imagine that you’re on a shared computer at home or work, it’s best to control what appears and what doesn’t.