And aside from some expected bugs here and there, most people have been pretty happy with the upgrade. August month is already started and Huawei is still releasing the July 2022 update for its global smartphone. Well, the same condition lies with the HarmonyOS devices too. The clamshell-designed Huawei P50 Pocket foldable started receiving the July 2022 EMUI security patch update in the West Europe and France market.

Enable Always on topThis will keep Task Manager on top of all the applications if the other applications are causing trouble accessing Task Manager. You can disable ‘Always on top’ later once the frozen app is closed. In most cases, this alone will force quit the program. Find the culprit in the list of running processes and select it. Then click End task towards the bottom right corner. This achieves the same function that clicking on the ‘X’ in the top-right corner of a program does and is a handy little keyboard shortcut to kill a program instantly .

Options 3 and 4: Print Screen and Windows Key + Print Screen

After reading this guide, if you conclude that the disadvantages of using Windows 10 are on the higher side, then you can switch over to Windows 11 at any time. All you need to have is a compatible computer and if you have Windows 10 installed, then the process will be pretty smooth for you. Whether or not Microsoft will do this, is complete speculation for now, but a Tech Giant offering its latest product free of charge indefinitely seems pretty far-fetched. You can always update to Windows 11 later if you don’t wish to upgrade now. Even if Microsoft stops allowing a free upgrade via the Settings app, you can always use the Medica Creation Tool or the Installation Assistant to upgrade to Windows 11.

  • It is easy to close a program this way if you receive an error message that says it needs to be closed.
  • As your PC boots up, start pressing the boot key continuously.
  • However, note that in Windows 7, you must manually select the search field before you can type out the keyword.

Open Notepad, and then CTRL-ALT-DEL, bring up Task Manager, and use just keys to select to that Notepad process and use DEL to end it. With the release of windows 10 the game seems to be generally exactly the same if not a bit smoother in some places however there’s one problem that windows 10 seems to have the windows 7 didn’t. Accessing the task manager when there was a loading screen crash.

When it works, you will hear a capture sound and see a screenshot preview at the bottom left of the screen, where you can tap on it to edit or share. To capture a screenshot on an Android phone or tablet, press the Power and Volume Down buttons simultaneously. Screenshots only capture the visible portion of the screen but you can capture a whole document or webpage by tapping on the screenshot preview and selecting Full Page at the top right. When it works you will hear a capture noise if your sound is on and see a screenshot preview at the bottom left of the screen, where you can tap on it to edit, share, or delete. A window will pop up on the right side of your screen with a choice of icons that let you power off, restart, call an emergency number, or take a screenshot.

Meanwhile, teachers may be able to get Windows 11 Education for $14.99. You can see if your school is eligible and download your free Windows 11 key here. Microsoft blocks out your personalization options if you get Windows 10 for free and don’t activate it. After upgrading to Windows 11 or before upgrading to Windows 11, you can upgrade the Home edition to the Pro edition by buying a license.

Microsoft Defender is now a cross-platform cybersecurity app

To quickly take a screenshot with Snip & Sketch, press Windows+Shift+S. Your screen will appear grayed out and your mouse will transform into a crosshair. Here, we’re concerned with screenshots in Windows 10. Below, I walk you through the several ways to capture the Windows 10 PC screen so that you can make an informed decision on which method works best for you.

Press the Alt Key + Print Screen

It features a grid of customisable ‘Pinned’ icons, with separate ‘All apps’ section for everything else you have installed. Windows Hello is Microsoft’s facial recognition software that unlocks your computer and phone by scanning your face. When linked to Microsoft’s two-factor authentication app, Hello generates a security key that allows users to sign into apps and services without a password. The tech isn’t new but, according to the company, it’s been greatly improved by deep integration with Windows 11. You can run virtual machines of any operating system inside Windows 11, including older versions of Windows, Linux distros, and more. I regularly use this feature to test apps on older versions of Windows, and I must say, it’s a great feature addition for advanced users.