How to Manually Check for Updates in Windows 10

Updates are extremely important for operating system because their primary purpose is to maintain its security at a proper level by eliminating vulnerabilities.

On top of that, they often bring new features and improvements that is so exciting. By default Windows 10 is configured to automatically check for updates, download them and install. However, you may set your active hours to tell your operating system when you don’t want your computer to reboot.

But you may want to check for updates, download them and install immediately. Why? Perhaps, if you know that the next hours you will have only the metered Internet connection and it wouldn’t be convenient for you to download and install updates. For instance, when you plan to travel by car and use your mobile data instead of your home unlimited plan.

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Enable AHCI Without Reinstalling OS in Windows 10 and 7

SATA AHCI Mode Enable

AHCI (Advanced Host Controller Interface) mode is a communication mode that serves to connect storage devices using SATA interface with the support of NCQ and hot plug features. On practice AHCI mode often provides faster read/write speeds while using HDDs and especially SSDs. Quite often users find that they have AHCI disabled and try to enable the mode in UEFI (BIOS) but get the BlueScreen issue with the code Inaccessible_boot_device. In this article we will explain how to check if AHCI is enabled and how to safely enable AHCI mode without reinstalling Windows 10 or 7 and avoid BSOD.

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How To Change RDP (Remote Desktop) Port On Windows 10

connect to RDP server non-standard port

Many of you use Remote Desktop feature to access your home or work computers running Windows 10. All you usually need to do to implement this is set up a port forwarding rule on your router. You can receive incoming connections on any port and direct them to RDP port of the Windows workstation on the LAN. But what to do if your PC is connected directly to the Internet without a router? How to configure the remote access and stay secured? The answer is – change remote desktop port in Windows settings.

By default, Remote Desktop uses port 3389, which is a commonly known fact. Consequently, hackers can scan the default RDP port and if they receive a login/password prompt they can start brute force attack and ultimately gain access to your PC via RDP. Here is how to change Remote Desktop Port on Windows 10 to some non-standard value to improve security and evade from brute force attacks aimed at default service port. 

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Where Is Network And Sharing Center In Windows 10

Where is Network and Sharing Center Windows 10

Where is Network and Sharing Center in Windows 10? Has it disappeared? Actually, not yet. The thing is Microsoft gradually moves the applets from the Control Panel to a new Settings app.

If you have Windows 10 Fall Creators Update (version 1709) or later version installed on your PC, you won’t see familiar “Open Network and sharing center” any more when you right-click the network icon the Taskbar. You see “Open Network and Internet settings” instead.

Windows 10 is like a living organism that is constantly changing and evolving. That’s why we have to modify our tutorials related to this OS because after each update there are many things that won’t work any more.

In this post we will explain how to find and open Network and Sharing Center in Windows 10 of the latest version and create a shortcut on the desktop. By the way, there is a high probability that this guide won’t help after the next Windows 10 update.

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Controlled Folder Access in Windows 10: How to Enable and Set Up

program blocked controlled folder access

Controlled Folder Access is a feature introduced in Windows 10 Fall Creators Update released in October 2017. It is designed to protect your folders with some important data (for example, documents) from unauthorized changes performed by untrusted, unwanted programs or malware (encryptors in particular). When the feature is enabled Windows 10 will block access to your sensitive data if the app accessing files in a protected folder is not considered as trusted or its behavior seems to be suspicious in some way. Here is how to enable Controlled Folder Access in Windows 10 and enable protection of your most important folders. 

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Change Public Network to Private in Windows 10

I’m sure, most of you’ve noticed the word “Public” under the network name in Windows 10 many times. But I bet that few of you really know what this description means in fact. Some time ago a friend of mine asked me with a frown “How can my home Wi-Fi be public?” what made me laugh a lot. Well, from this article you will learn about the following basics:

  • what is the difference between public and private networks;
  • how to change public network to private in Windows 10, regardless of whether it is wireless or wired.

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