How To

Synchronize the folders others share with you in your Onedrive

This is one of the most desired and expected features in Onedrive and it’s finally available. We’ll show you how easy it is to add a shared folder to your file directory. Once there you can find it in the list of folder synchronizations in Windows 7, Windows 10, or in the more traditional navigation interface of Windows 8.1.

We have focused on Windows 10, but this should work on any operating system in which you can install an Onedrive synchronization client, as the modifications are made at the account level.

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How to Enable the “God Mode” in Windows 10?

To activate the “god mode” of Windows 10 we have to make like previous editions of Windows. We must create a new folder whose name is:

GodMode.{ED7BA470-8E54-465E-825C-99712043E01C}

God ModeGod Mode

Simple. This will create a folder, it is best done in desktop, with the characteristic of the control panel icon. Inside you will find all of the administrative tools, utilities and controls that Windows have. They are well structured in categories and we can do searches within the folder.

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How to automatic backup Data to external hard drive in Windows 10

Not even the most expensive computer’s in history, with the best components, the most secure system installed or the best maintained by its users can get rid of suffer a sudden failure. It is something that no one can predict safely on any computer.

Fortunately, although we cannot arrange a unexpected crash or failure in a computer, (viruses, failures of components, power outages) can be prevented making a automatic files backup so the loss is less than expected. (Read More: Best Antivirus for Windows 10)

Automatic backups on Windows

It doesn’t matter the operating system that your computer has. For years, developers offer native tools for saving data from a computer to an external hard drive and is very easy.

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Activating the function "Hey Cortana" in Windows 10

Cortana is the virtual assistant of Microsoft it came from the Halo games franchise to their new system Windows 10, After passing by Windows Phone 8.1. this system allowed us to meet relative information to our interest, program functions, notifications, reunions, start applications, make searches and a long etc. etc. inclusive it can sing us songs or even make us some jokes to.

Integrated in Windows 10, this assistant it communicates whit other applications, like for example the new browser Edge, and it is the center of web searches and locale searches of the operative system. to interact whit Cortana, you need to press the search button with the circular icon that is located in the bottom-left corner of the launch bar to write or dictate our inquiry.

Hello Cortana

However, there’s a way simpler and practical to make Cortana respond to our questions or orders, and there is no other simpler way than saying “Hello Cortana” and then add the query. If you have tried to do so possibly you have found that Cortana have enough of you, but before you put the blame in her face, know so applied Assistant will respond to our greeting should enable it manually.

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Classic Shell for Windows 10, the best alternative Start menu

Classic Shell makers have released a new version of this free application that lets you change the Start menu of Windows 10, likening it to Windows 7.

The removal of the start menu in Windows 8 was the focus of all criticism to the Modern user interface UI, more thought out for use with touchscreen than the desktop work with keyboard and mouse we’re all accustomed to. Microsoft listened to manufacturers and users and returned with Windows 8.1, as well as implementing other interface improvements.

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How to activate Windows 10 from the ISO during a clean installation

If you have tried to activate Windows 10 from the clean ISO installation with your previous Windows 7 or Windows 8.1 license, you’ll have noticed that you’re not able to activate it. Don’t worry, it’s normal according to Microsoft.

Contrary of what we thought, a valid Windows 7 or Window 8.1 license won’t be able to activate Windows 10 because this uses its own key, hence the activation error.

Solution (legal)

A Windows 7 or Windows 8.1 license allows you to use Windows 10, although it doesn’t allow clean installation at the moment, and so the only solution so far is to upgrade your Windows.

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How to create a Windows 10 bootable USB disk for a clean installation

Windows 10 is a reality now, and since today, all users will be able to download the new Windows O.S and start making use of it. Although, a lot of people is not too fond of installing an O.S over their current one and rather do a clean installation that guarantees the perfect functioning of everything. In fact, if you’re using Windows 7, this is your best option to install Windows 10, and for that, Microsoft made the ISO’s available on the cloud so that you can download it and create your own bootable disk.

Downloading the Windows 10 ISO Image

The easiest way to do this is to go to the Windows Media Creation Tool download, select the 32 or 64 bit version, download the file and then execute it.

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How to adjust the behavior of the virtual desktop in Windows 10

One of the most interesting innovations to increase productivity in the new Windows 10 is found in their system of virtual desktops and window management.

The new virtual desktop is not new to many users already using this type of interface in Linux, MacOS (in a way) or in Windows itself too, since there were various third-party applications to achieve the same thing.

virtual desktop

Now the support is the standard and you can customize it in quantity, I have come to open more than 20 virtual desktops only as a test and for management purposes. If you press the key combination “Win + TAB” you will enter remote desktop management, and you can add all the virtual desktops you want and drag windows between them. To navigate between different desktops you can do the same.

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Keyboard shortcuts for window management and multiple desktops in Windows 10

Windows 10 also introduces improvements in window management, and it is also expected to introduce virtual desktops or multiple desktops. Here are some key combinations that can help you accelerate some functions.

Windows 10 has an anchoring window system through desktop extremes but you can structure your windows more quickly through key combinations:

  • Windows key + Right: anchors the window to the right.
  • Windows key + Left: anchors the window to the left.
  • Windows key + Up: Maximizes the window.
  • Windows key + Down: Minimizes the window.

You can combine the arrow keys to adjust the windows to the corners of the desktop. That is, if you press Windows Key + Right and then Up (holding the Windows key), you can adjust the window to the upper right corner (The desktop is divided into four quadrants by default). If you keep holding the Windows key you can use the arrow keys to scroll the window where you want.

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How to configure OneDrive remote access with Windows 10

One of the functions that has been recovered in the OneDrive client built into Windows 10 is to be able to access files from any of our connected PCs directly from OneDrive.com

Many will miss the possibility of the custom and timely file download from OneDrive, as Windows 8.1 allowed it, but instead we have recovered other interesting features.

Perhaps the most notable is that you can set OneDrive in a way that, from the web, you can access any file from various PCs connected to the same account and, of course, even if they are working at the same time.

OneDrive

To set this you must first give a name that you can easily recognize as hostname, though this is more an advice than a necessity. The second step is to configure the OneDrive client to grant OneDrive.com the access to our local data.

OneDrive

For this you will open the client synchronization settings in OneDrive for Windows 10. You can do it in the toolbar by clicking with the right mouse button on the Onedrive Sync icon. Once the setting menu opens, look for the option “Allow OneDrive to access files on this computer.”

Once you enable this feature, you need to go to OneDrive.com and at left you will see a menu with the different machines that you may have connected to Windows 7 or Windows 10 clients. Click on the desired machine. If this is the first time you do it, it will request confirmation by any of the double check methods of your OneDrive account. Once this requirement is met, you can access all drives on your PC.

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