PIN is NOT working in safe mode

Windows 10 users often use Safe Mode to resolve various issues with Windows related to booting, bluescreens, malware, etc. But it happens that users encounter the following notification in Safe Mode while trying to log in to user account:

Important note fo Windows 8/8.1/10 users:
Your Windows «PASSWORD» is required! (PIN is NOT working in safe mode)
Quit Immediately if you lost or don’t know it!

In this post let us discuss what to do if you see Your Windows Password is required, you are sure you type a correct password but cannot log in to your Account in Safe Mode. Continue reading

Fix Windows 10 booting to a black screen. All solutions

Windows 10 is booting to a black screen – I think every 5 people have already encountered such an issue at least once. The problem can manifest itself in different ways: it can be just a black screen or black screen with a mouse cursor; you can face it before login as well as after you sign in to your user account; you may face it after installing updates or spontaneously etc. As you understand, Windows 10 can show you a black screen due to various reasons. Respectively there is no universal solution to resolve the problem and recover your system to a working state. So in this article you will find all possible solutions that hopefully will help you to fix the issue of a black screen on Windows 10. Continue reading

Windows10Upgrade folder – is it safe to delete it?

Windows10Upgrade folder is created by the Upgrade Assistant when you downloaded the Windows 10 Anniversary Update manually instead of waiting for it to come from Microsoft Update website. Disk Cleanup doesn’t delete Windows10Upgrade folder despite it can be a few gigabytes in size: windows10upgrade

Here is how to remove the folder safely.

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100% Disk Usage in Windows 10. How to fix?

100% disk usage is a rather widespread issue on Windows 10. It slows your PC down to a crawl. High disk utilization can be caused by various reasons. In some cases 100% usage can be normal (for example after installing updates or during video rendering), in other – it can be a consequence of an issue.

It can take up to 20 minutes to boot and when the desktop finally loads up the disk is constantly running at 99-100% and never dropping down. This means it is unreal to work on such PC. High disk utilization problem can also appear on other versions of Windows as well. Here are various solutions that will help you to fix 100% disk usage in Windows 10.  Continue reading

How to disable password on wakeup in Windows 10

Password serves to protect your system against unauthorised access. Even if you have set up auto login on power on, your Windows 10 might request a password on wake up from sleep or hibernation. So you will have to sign in every time your computer wakes up. If you don’t like this, here is how to disable password on wakeup in Windows 10 (after sleep or hibernation).  Continue reading

How to manually check for updates in Windows 10 anniversary update

Windows 10 is configured to check for updates automatically by default. All you need to do is just turn on your computer and connect to the Internet. But if you don’t want to wait until Windows checks for available updates and installs them, you can do it manually. You might need it, for instance, if you plan to take your laptop on vacation where you won’t have permanent and unlimited internet connection and you want to be sure you have all the latest critical security updates installed. Here are four easiest steps to manually check for updates in Windows 10 anniversary updateContinue reading