Delay Start Up Time Of Programs In Windows 10 PC Tutorial
Posted by: ComputerSluggish - 10-12-2020, 10:57 AM - No Replies

Delay Start Up Time Of Programs In Windows 10 PC Tutorial | Faster Boot Time Using Task Scheduler



This Windows 10 tutorial will show you how to delay the start up time of programs on your PC or laptop using Windows Task Scheduler.

When logging into Windows 10 it can become very slow at the start because of too many programs trying to boot at the same time.

Well the good news is you can actually put a delay on how long it takes for each program to start, which will remove some stress on your system helping speed the boot time of Windows 10.


To Delay start up time of a program:

1. Open the Windows 10 start menu and search "task scheduler" > Open Task Scheduler > Click Action > Create Task.

2. Under 'General' Tab give the task a name (For example "Firefox")

3. Go onto the 'Triggers Tab' > Click 'New' > Create a new Trigger:

You now need to select the below options:

  • Begin the task: "At Log on"
  • Choose what users you want the program to start up on
  • Delay task for: "Choose a time"
  • Tick enabled then hit okay

4. Go to the 'Actions' Tab > Click 'New' > Change the Action to "Start a program" > Browse the path of the program you want to start > Click OK.

5. Check the 'Conditions and Settings' tabs to make sure you are happy with all the settings > Click OK (You will now see under Task Scheduler Library your new task has been created, now when you log into Windows your program will start up once the delay timer has finished.



****Top Tip****
You can test your Task Scheduler by selecting it then right-clicking and selecting run.


Check out this video tutorial on How To Delay Start Up Time Of Programs In Windows 10 if you are getting stuck:


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  Simple Trick That Could Improve Your Windows 10 PC Or Laptops Performance
Posted by: ComputerSluggish - 10-09-2020, 10:08 AM - No Replies

Simple Trick That Could Improve Your Windows 10 PC Or Laptops Performance | Disable SysMain Tutorial


This Windows 10 tutorial will show you a simple and easy trick which may help improve the performance of your PC or laptop.

By disabling a simple service called SysMain on your Windows 10 PC this can really help the performance of your PC as this service can be running at a high percentage of your disk usage.




Disabling SysMain service is a bit of a trial as it could help boost the speed of your PC or laptop or could make it slower as the SysMain is supposed to help with the launching of programs in Windows.

****Top Tip****
Please remember that this trick will not work for everyone's PC and might not increase your performance at all, but you can easily enable the SysMain service again which we show you in this tutorial.


To disable SysMain service:


1. Open the Windows 10 start menu (Bottom Left-hand corner of the screen) > Search 'services' > Open Services > Locate SysMain in the Services list > Double-click on SysMain


2. Click 'Stop'  Under 'Service Status' > Change startup type to "Disabled" (Click on little drop down menu) > Press Apply > Press OK

[Image: sysmain.png]


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  Stop Deleted Files Going To Your Windows 10 Recycle Bin PC Tutorial
Posted by: ComputerSluggish - 10-08-2020, 09:56 AM - No Replies

Stop Deleted Files Going To Your Windows 10 Recycle Bin PC Tutorial | Delete Files Immediately


This Windows 10 tutorial will show you how to stop deleted files going to your recycle bin on your PC or laptop.


You can actually remove the recycle bin from Windows 10, meaning if you delete a file instead of it normally going into the recycle bin it will just be immediately deleted.

This is great as it means you don't have to always empty your recycle bin, but it can also be bad if you accidentally deleted a file and wanted to restore it.


****Top Tip****
You can always instantly delete a file without it going into the recycle bin by holding shift then pressing del on the file.


To stop deleted files going to your recycle bin in Windows 10:

1. Right-click the recycle bin > Properties > Select "Don't move files to the recycle bin. Remove files immediately when deleted" > Press Apply > Press OK


[Image: recycle1.png]



Check out this video tutorial on How To Stop Files Going To Your Recycle Bin In Windows 10 if you are getting stuck:


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  6 Different Ways To Open Command Prompt In Windows 10 PC Tutorial
Posted by: ComputerSluggish - 10-07-2020, 10:20 AM - No Replies

6 Different Ways To Open Command Prompt In Windows 10 PC Tutorial | Open CMD Quick & Easy


This Windows 10 tutorial will show you six different ways to open Command Prompt on your PC or laptop.

Command Prompt, otherwise known as CMD is a command line app in Windows operating systems.

If you want to access CMD quickly and easily and only know one way to open it, then read this tutorial to find out more.



To open Command Prompt in Windows 10:

1. Type in CMD in Windows 10 search bar (Bottom left-hand corner of the screen) > Click on Command Prompt

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2. Open File Explorer > Type in CMD in the address bar > Press Enter

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3.  Open Windows start menu (Click on icon in bottom left-hand corner of screen) > Scroll down menu until you find 'Windows System' > Click on drop down arrow to expand > Click on Command Prompt

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4. Type in run in Windows 10 search bar (bottom left-hand corner of the screen) > Press enter or click OK > Type CMD into 'run' search bar > Press enter

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5. Right Click on Taskbar > Task Manager > Click on 'File' (Top left) > Click on 'Run new task' > Type in CMD > Press enter or click OK

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6. Open Internet Explorer > Type the following into the address bar: C:/Windows/System32/cmd.exe > Press enter > Click run > Click run again

[Image: cmd6.png]



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  How To Change Your Power Plan To Power Saver In Windows 10 PC Tutorial
Posted by: ComputerSluggish - 10-06-2020, 10:19 AM - No Replies

How To Change Your Power Plan To Power Saver In Windows 10 PC Tutorial | Save Energy & Increase Laptop Battery Life 


This Windows 10 tutorial will show you how to change your power plan on your Windows 10 PC or laptop to Power Saver mode.

Power Saver mode saves energy by reducing your computers performance where possible, such as dimming the brightness.

By default, Windows 10 sets all PCs to a 'balanced mode' power plan, but if you want to change it to a plan that may increase your laptops battery life or even save you energy and power, and possibly reduce electricity costs then changing it to Power Saver can help you.


To change your Windows 10 power plan to power saver:

1. Right-click on the Windows 10 start menu icon (Bottom left-hand corner of the screen) > Power Options

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2. Click on additional power settings

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3. Click on Power Saver to select that power plan and your PC will now be on power saver mode.

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****Top Tip****
You can also adjust some power saver sleep and display settings by clicking on 'change plan settings'

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Check out this video tutorial on How To Change Your Power Plan In Windows 10 To Power Saver if you are getting stuck:


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  Amazing Windows 10 Tips & Tricks PC Tutorial | Helpful Shortcuts, Tools & Settings
Posted by: ComputerSluggish - 10-01-2020, 10:19 AM - No Replies

Amazing Windows 10 Tips & Tricks PC Tutorial | Helpful Shortcuts, Tools & Settings


This Windows 10 tutorial will show you some of our chosen tips & tricks, on your PC or laptop.

We have chosen tips which include handy shortcuts, tools, settings, features & Customisation tips in Windows 10, which we think are really useful if you either don't know about them already or have simply forgotten the keyboard shortcuts for them or how to do them.

If you have any more tips and tricks you would like us to do, please comment below.



10 Tips & Tricks (Part One):


1. Open shortcuts on your taskbar using your keyboard:

  • Press the Windows key + Number (The number relevant to the position of the shortcut on the taskbar)


2. Restart your graphics driver within Windows (This is great to do if you are having display issues):
  • Press the Windows key + Ctrl + Shift+ B (Display will flicker black then resume display)


3. Access useful settings on your start menu icon:
  • Right-click on your start menu icon (You can also press the Windows key + X)


4. Quickly show your desktop:
  • Press the Windows key + D (or right click in bottom far right corner)


5. Bring up the Windows 10 emoji keyboard:
  • Press the Windows key + . (or Windows key + ; )


6. Always keep your calculator on top:
  • Press Alt + Up Arrow (When calculator is open on the screen)


7. Restart Windows Explorer within Windows (Remember to save any work before doing this):
  • Right-click on your taskbar > Task Manager > Scroll down and underneath 'Windows Processes' find Windows Explorer > Right click > Restart (Everything will flash on your screen and taskbar icons will reload)


8. Change Power Plan on your pc or laptop to performance mode:
  • Right-click on the Windows 10 start menu icon (Logo in bottom left-hand corner of screen) > Power Options > Additional power settings > Click on high performance option (This will use more energy and may drain laptop battery quicker)


9.  Pause Windows 10 Updates for up to 35 days:
  • Right-click on the Windows 10 start menu icon (Logo in bottom left-hand corner of screen) > Settings > Update & Security > Select Windows Update Tab (Menu on left hand side) > Advanced Options > Under 'Pause Updates' select drop down menu and select chosen date to pause updates until (To check they are paused go back to previous menu page)



10. Use Snipping Tool to take screenshots or snippets of a certain area of your desktop
  • Type Snipping in Windows 10 search bar (Bottom left hand corner of screen) > Open Snipping Tool App > Press New > Click with left mouse button and hold and drag box to the desired size for your screenshot > Let go of mouse when ready (Screenshot will be taken and you can edit or save it)


Check out this video tutorial on 10 Amazing Tips & Tricks In Windows 10 if you are getting stuck:


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  How To Change The Colour Of Your Mouse Pointer In Windows 10
Posted by: ComputerSluggish - 09-15-2020, 10:11 AM - No Replies

How To Change The Colour Of Your Mouse Pointer In Windows 10 PC Tutorial


This Windows 10 tutorial will show you how to change the colour of your mouse pointer in Windows 10.

If you find the Windows 10 mouse pointer standard colour of white boring, then you can actually change the colour of the cursor by changing a setting within Windows 10.

This is a great way to customise your mouse pointer to the colour of your choice.


To change your mouse pointer colour:

1. Right-click the Windows 10 start menu icon (Logo in bottom left-hand corner) > Settings > Ease of Access

[Image: Mouse1.png]


2. Select the Mouse Pointer tab (Menu on left-hand side)

3. Under 'Change pointer size and colour' select the multicolour mouse button > Select a new colour for your mouse (It will be ticked when selected)

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4. If you don't like the suggested colours click on 'pick a custom pointer colour' and choose a different colour from the colour picker > Press Done > Select that new custom colour (Now you should have a cool new different colour mouse pointer)

[Image: Mouse3.png]


Check out the video tutorial below on How To Change The Colour Of Your Mouse Pointer In Windows 10 if you are getting stuck:


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  How To Make Your Mouse Pointer Bigger & Easier To See In Windows 10 PC Tutorial
Posted by: ComputerSluggish - 09-15-2020, 10:04 AM - No Replies

How To Make Your Mouse Pointer Bigger & Easier To See In Windows 10 PC Tutorial


This Windows 10 tutorial will show you how to make your mouse pointer bigger and easier to see on your PC or laptop.

Sometimes in Windows 10 the mouse pointer can look a little small and also get lost easily on your screen, especially if you have a big monitor.

Luckily there is a setting you can change that will make it bigger


To make your mouse pointer bigger & easier to see:

1. Right-click the Windows 10 start menu icon (Logo in bottom left-hand corner) > Settings > Ease of Access

[Image: Mouse1.png]


2. Select the Mouse Pointer tab (Menu on left-hand side)

3. You will now notice under "Change pointer size & colour" you can move the slider up to change the size of your Windows 10 Pointer (Move slider to desired position)

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Check out the video tutorial below on How To Change The Size Of Your Mouse Pointer In Windows 10 if you are getting stuck:


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  How To Safely Remove A USB In Windows 10
Posted by: ComputerSluggish - 09-14-2020, 10:04 AM - No Replies

How To Safely Remove A USB In Windows 10 PC Tutorial


This Windows 10 tutorial will show you how to safely remove a USB from your PC or laptop.

It is very important to remove a USB in Windows 10 safely to avoid losing any data.

You should never just pull out your USB device as this could make you lose data and also damage your USB device.


To safely remove a USB device in Windows 10:


1. Go to the system tray > Right-click the USB icon (if you cannot see the USB icon click the up arrow) > Click eject and wait for the icon to disappear (sometimes a message will also pop up letting you know it's safe to remove your USB device)

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  How To Make Your Windows 10 Text Bigger PC Tutorial | Make Display Easier To See
Posted by: ComputerSluggish - 09-10-2020, 09:52 AM - No Replies

How To Make Your Windows 10 Text Bigger PC Tutorial | Make Display Easier To See


This Windows 10 tutorial will show you how to make your text bigger on your PC or laptop and make your display easier to see.

Have you found that the text in Windows 10 can sometimes be a little small and making it almost impossible to read? Well don't worry because there is a setting within Windows 10 that lets you change the size of the text.

This is a great thing to do if you have a large PC monitor, or are using a TV for your screen.

It's also really handy if you struggle to see the text in Windows 10 on your PC monitor as you can make the text bigger and even enlarge everything on your display including apps.


To make your text bigger:

1. Right click the Windows 10 start menu icon (Logo in bottom left-hand corner) > Settings > Ease of Access > Display (You will now see a few different options)

2. Move the slider under "Make text bigger" to your desired position > Click apply once you are happy (This will change the size of text around the Windows 10 desktop, application menus and title bars)

3. Underneath "Make everything bigger" click the drop down menu and select the % of your choice (You should now have bigger and easier to read text on your Windows 10 PC or Laptop)




Check out the video tutorial below on How To Make Your Text Bigger In Windows 10 if you are getting stuck:


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