Update Windows 8 to 8.1

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If you’re using Windows 8 on your PC or laptop, in most cases, you can update your system to Windows 8.1 for free. This update includes several improvements, for instance, Start menu button is back on Windows desktop, easier to access apps or programs, etc. Also if you want to upgrade to Windows 10, you… Read more »

Delete Windows.old and $Windows.~BT using Disk Cleanup

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When you update your system from Windows 8 to 8.1, or upgrade from Windows 8.1 to 10, Windows keeps your previous system files in “Windows.old” and the installation files of the new system in “$Windows.~BT” (this folder is hidden, you can only see this folder by enable show hidden files in Folder options). These folders… Read more »

Find saved Wi-Fi password on Windows 10

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This method can be used on Windows 7/8.1/10. Generally, when you connect to your Wi-Fi network for the first time, you have to enter password. And Windows will remember that password so you don’t have to enter it next time. However, if you have a new smartphone or laptop which you want to connect to… Read more »

Configure privacy settings on Windows 10

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When you install Windows 10 and use express settings, you’re allowing Windows 10 to collect your personal information, such as, calendar, contacts, location data, advertising ID, and send them back to Microsoft. To protect your privacy and limit personal information being sent to Microsoft, you have to manually turn off features that collect this information…. Read more »

Customize Office 2016 installation with Office Deployment Tool


When you install Office 2016, you notice that you can’t customize the installation as previous versions. All components (Word, Excel, Access, Powerpoint, OneNote, etc) will be installed when you run its setup.exe. This is convenience for user who wants to install everything of Office 2016. However, if you have limited disk space on C drive… Read more »