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- 11/03/16--04:02: _How to make the Sig...
- 11/03/16--12:01: _Battlefield 1: Avan...
- 11/04/16--05:14: _Guide to potions in...
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- 11/05/16--04:00: _How to be the best ...
- 11/05/16--12:01: _How to enable Windo...
- 11/06/16--12:01: _How to enable PIN c...
- 11/07/16--11:00: _These are Gwent: Th...
- 11/08/16--04:46: _An inside look at l...
- 11/09/16--04:00: _How to make the bes...
- 11/09/16--08:00: _PC Case Buyer's Guide
- 11/09/16--12:01: _How to remove those...
- 11/10/16--07:23: _How to create a Clu...
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- 10/30/16--04:00: How to reset all Local Group Policy settings on Windows 10
- 10/30/16--12:00: WWE 2K17 Achievement Guide: How to win every Achievement on Xbox One
- 10/31/16--04:00: Guide to beacons in Minecraft: Windows 10 Edition Beta
- 10/31/16--07:24: Minecraft: Windows 10 Edition ultimate guide
- 11/01/16--04:00: 12 things you should know before playing Battlefield 1 multiplayer
- 11/03/16--04:02: How to make the Sign-in experience tougher to hack on Windows 10
- 11/03/16--12:01: Battlefield 1: Avanti Savoia! field manual guide
- 11/04/16--05:14: Guide to potions in Minecraft: Windows 10 Edition Beta
- 11/04/16--12:00: How to use Windows Defender with Command Prompt on Windows 10
- 11/05/16--04:00: How to be the best scout sniper in Battlefield 1
- 11/05/16--12:01: How to enable Windows 10 to sideload apps
- 11/06/16--12:01: How to enable PIN complexity on Windows 10
- 11/08/16--04:46: An inside look at leveling up in Gwent: The Witcher Card Game
- 11/09/16--04:00: How to make the best deck in Gwent: The Witcher Card Game
- 11/09/16--08:00: PC Case Buyer's Guide
- 11/09/16--12:01: How to remove those nagging ads from Windows 10
- 11/10/16--07:23: How to create a Club on Xbox One or Windows 10 PC
- 11/10/16--12:00: How to enable write protection for USB devices on Windows 10
Do you want to revert your changes to Local Group Policy? In this guide, we'll show you how to reset all those Group Policy objects to their default settings.
Windows is not only known for being a powerful operating system for productivity, but it's also known for being very customizable. Although, on Windows 10, most of the customization options can be found in the Settings app (and Control Panel), when you have to change more advanced options, you typically use the Local Group Policy Editor.
The Local Group Policy Editor (gpedit.msc) is an essential utility that has been part of the operating system for a long time to implement specific configurations globally on your computer or user accounts.
IT administrators and tech-savvy users have been using this tool for a long time in the professional version of Windows, and it always works as expected. However, there will be times when you'll probably change the wrong policy, enable and disable too many policies, or you configure a par...
WWE 2K17 is the largest WWE game ever in terms of wrestler count and venues. It also has the most Achievements, a whopping 58 of them on Xbox One. Unlocking all of those is a task bigger than Brock Lesnar, but we've got a comprehensive guide with tips for every single Achievement. Can you dig it?
See on the Xbox Store
This Achievement Guide focuses on the Xbox One version of WWE 2K17, but the strategies herein also apply to the PlayStation 4 game. WWE 2K17 is much different on Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3. Thus, this guide does not apply to them.
MyCAREER tips and Achievements
MyCAREER follows any Custom Superstar from his or her humble origins in the NX circuit all the way up to Superstardom. If you don't already have a Custom Superstar, you'll be prompted to create one upon starting MyCareer mode.
Your goal in MyCAREER is always to boost your popularity stat and win Championships. Progress will be slow unless you follow these tips to boost your popularity gain:...
How do I use beacons in Minecraft?
Successfully activating a beacon in Minecraft is a pretty big deal. First, you have to kill a Wither and collect a Nether star, second, you have to craft a beacon, and third, you have to create a pyramid on which you place the beacon.
When a beacon is working, it shoots a bright beam of light into the sky, which all players can use as a reference point. The beacon also gives players within a certain radius several power-ups. Here's how to get your beacon going in Minecraft.
How to obtain a Nether star
How to craft a beacon
How to build a pyramid
How to obtain a Nether star
Getting yourself a Nether star is quite a process on its own. You need to travel to the Nether, collect some skeleton skulls and soul sand, summon a Wither, and kill it.
If you're already a pro at summoning and defeating Withers, you should have no problem here. Unsure of the complete process? Check out our complete guide to summoning and defeating a With...
Minecraft appeals to all crowds thanks to being able to play however you want. Here's how to do pretty much everything in your world of blocks!
What started as the brainchild of lone developer Marcus Persson, Minecraft took the world by storm thanks to its open-ended design. Minecraft and its parent company, Mojang, were acquired by Microsoft in 2014.
Minecraft's survival mode lets you explore an infinite world, mine blocks of resources, craft tools and devices, and ultimately build whatever is in your head. Want to just experience unbridled creativity? Jump into creative mode, where all blocks are immediately available to build with.
The original Java version for PC has been expanded over the years to mobile and console, creating true cross-platform support. There is also a partnership with Telltale Games churning out episodic, story-driven gameplay for anyone who needs a solid objective to work toward.
This ultimate guide aims to answer all your questions about the Windows 10 ...
What are some multiplayer tips for a Battlefield beginner?
Battlefield games are interesting animals. This isn't a run-and-gun situation, nor is as simple as it seems at first glance. Winning requires you use your smarts to outwit the enemy rather than just having a faster reaction speed. Here are some tips we felt you should know before jumping into Battlefield 1's multiplayer.
Some melee weapons can cut wire
Utilize the squad mechanic
Single-shot rifles do the most damage at a certain range
Heavy machine guns should be sprayed
Assault class starts out with the AT rocket gun
Protect sentry units
Operations mode is new and amazing
Retreat promptly after losing a sector
Use voice commands
Don't skip revives
Some melee weapons can cut through wire
The battlefields you'll encounter are littered with barbed wire. Walking through or jumping over lines will harm you, but sometimes the best route is right through this wire.
In these cases, pull out a melee...
Here's a great tip to prevent users from accessing and changing settings in the "about:flags" page for Microsoft Edge on Windows 10.
On Windows 10, now you get Microsoft Edge, which is the default web browser that replaces Internet Explorer, and it's been designed to tackle the tasks of the modern web with new features and a modern user interface. And of course, it's the browser that Microsoft has built to compete with the other major players, including Chrome and Firefox.
Among the new features, similar to the competition, Microsoft Edge includes a secret "flags" settings page, which contains advanced options and experimental features that developers can test to build a better web -- and advanced users can enable to tweak the performance of the web browser even further.
Even though the settings page is hidden from regular users, if you share your computer with other people, anyone can access and change these settings by simply typing about:flags in the address bar. The only probl...
Prevent someone from guessing your password by using this guide to temporarily lock out your computer after a specific number of invalid attempts.
Microsoft has designed Windows 10 to keep your information protected from the most advanced security threats with features like BitLocker, Windows Hello, and an entirely new Windows Defender for malware protection. However, even with so many security technologies in place, there are still chances of someone guessing your password. In part is because, by default, the operating system allows unlimited passwords attempts through the Sign-in screen.
Perhaps one of the main reasons for this is to prevent you from quickly getting locked out of your system when you suddenly forget your password. But unfortunately, it also leaves the doors open to anyone with physical access to your device to have unlimited tries to guess your password -- and probably guess the right one.
Thankfully, Windows 10 (and previous versions), includes a set of advance...
Where can I find the field manuals in the Avanti Savoia! campaign?
The Avanti Savoia! Battlefield 1 campaign tells the story of Luca Cocchiola, a member of the Royal Italian Army's special Arditi division tasked with ridding the Italian Alps of Austro-Hungarian forces.
This campaign is split up over two chapters, with each chapter containing five field manuals. Here's where you'll find them!
First field manual — O La Vittoria chapter
Second field manual — O La Vittoria chapter
Third field manual — O La Vittoria chapter
Fourth field manual — O La Vittoria chapter
Fifth field manual — O La Vittoria chapter
Sixth field manual — O Tutti Accoppati
Seventh field manual — O Tutti Accoppati
Eighth field manual — O Tutti Accoppati
Ninth field manual — O Tutti Accoppati
Tenth field manual — O Tutti Accoppati
First field manual — O La Vittoria chapter
The campaign opens with you in a full suit of armor. Secure the first objective — a church — and continue up the ...
How do I brew potions in Minecraft?
Almost every end-game scenario in Minecraft will require you to brew and use potions both on yourself and on your enemies. Potions range from health and damage buffs all the way to invisibility and poison. Ready to start brewing? Here's what you need to know about potions!
Visit the Nether to gather resources
Craft the necessary items
Create a Nether wart farm
How to brew potions
Visit the Nether to gather resources
The first thing you'll want to do is visit the Nether. Plan accordingly — armor and weapons, especially with enchantments, will help you gather resources and fend off enemies. Also, consider bringing a bunch of snowballs. They hurt Blazes and are relatively fast to fire off. To make a snowball, just dig snow with a shovel!
Your best bet is to locate a fortress within the Nether. Here you'll find Nether wart growing in soul sand at the bottom of the entrance staircase. Mine both items with a shovel.
You can use Windows Defender with command lines to run the antivirus manually or to automate certain tasks, and in this guide, we show you how.
Windows Defender is the free antivirus software that Microsoft has created to offer the first line of defense against malware on PCs. The security software comes built-in on Windows 10 and Windows 8.1, and it identifies and removes viruses, spyware, rootkits and bootkits, and a number of other malicious code.
The software most of the time runs quietly in the background, and it includes a very easy to use interface. However, what you probably didn't know is that you can also use Windows Defender with command lines, which can come in handy in a number of scenarios, including when you're trying to automate certain tasks using Task Scheduler.
Interesting enough, there are at least two ways to use Windows Defender with Command Prompt: You can either use MSASCui.exe, which allows you to control the antivirus Graphical User Interface (GUI) using...
How do I play as a sniper in Battlefield 1?
Playing as a scout in Battlefield games can lead your team to either hate you or love you. Let's focus on the latter outcome with these gameplay tips and ideal loadouts!
Scout class basics
Scout class ideal loadouts
Scout class basics
There are a few things every prospective scout should know before playing this class.
Know the sweet spot of every rifle
Every single-shot rifle in the game has a sweet spot where a hit above the waist is a one-shot kill.
If you hover your cursor over a rifle in the customization menu, you'll see a chart pop up that shows you where the sweet spot is. Where the line reaches the top is the distance you'll do the most damage, measured in meters.
To get a sense of distances in the game, take a look at objectives while you're on the field. There is always a number noted. Play around with this until you get a good idea of how far away you like to play, and choose a suitable rifle.
Use flare guns to spot...
When you have a modern app from a trusted source, but it's not available through the Store, you can use this guide to enable Windows 10 to sideload the app.
On Windows 10, Microsoft continues to push its new modern app platform, which the company wants you to get primarily from the Windows Store. However, similar to other platforms like Android, you're also allowed to sideload apps outside the Store.
If you're unfamiliar with the term "sideload", in Windows 10 it means the process of installing apps on your computer that hasn't gone through the certification process to appear in the Store and to run on a Windows device.
The operating system by default blocks you from sideloading apps. The main reason is to protect you and your computer, as getting certified apps from the Store ensures that you're getting a good app that won't harm your device and it'll do what the developer says it will do.
However, there is number of good reasons to install apps outside the Store. Perhaps you'...
Here are the steps to enable complexity to make your PIN more secure on Windows 10.
Windows 10 includes multiple options to sign-in to your account, including the ability to sign-in using a PIN. If you have a mobile device, you're probably already familiar with a PIN, which is a secondary form of authentication similar to a password, but with some unique features.
For example, a PIN usually contains only numbers, and it's shorter than a password. In addition, unlike a password, a PIN is only significant to one device, meaning that it doesn't sync across all your devices like when you use a Microsoft account, and it doesn't work over the network.
This is what makes a PIN more secure; if your password is compromised anyone can access your device (or devices) from virtually anywhere. However, using only two pairs of numbers to create a PIN can also make it easier for anyone with physical access to break into your device.
Thankfully, Windows 10 includes a feature that enables you t...
What cards do Gwent factions start with and what are their abilities?
Each Gwent faction starts with one leader, with two others available for unlocking. Let's take a look at the starting leaders and their abilities, as well as the other leaders and what they can do!
Faction default abilities
Faction default abilities
Each faction has it's own perk that is played by default throughout the match. This perk is an addition to the individual leader's special ability.
Northern Realms: Any gold card on your side of the table automatically has two strength added to it.
Monsters: One of your cards is randomly selected at the end of each round to stay on the table.
Skellige: At the end of every round, add one strength to every unit in your deck and hand.
Scoia'tael: Choose who plays first at the start of each round.
This deck relies on siege engines, promotion, and reinforcement to best enemies on the battlefield.
How do I get better at Gwent?
Gwent: The Witcher Card Game is still in a closed Beta, but that doesn't mean you can't have a look at the leveling system! Once you've passed the Gwent tutorial, you'll be thrust into the public arena where victories lead to the purchase of card packs, the collection of scraps, and ultimately to your progression from amateur to ace. Let's take a look at how the leveling mechanic works and what you can expect to receive.
Following the tutorial, you can take a pre-existing deck — the game gives you one for each faction — or you can make your own deck and try your skills against other players online.
Click Casual Match, choose a deck, and the game will automatically search for an opponent that is somewhere near your skill-level. The matchmaking function varies in precision, and we've seen some incredible decks destroy us before we know what's going on. For the most part, thoug...
How do I manage my card collection?
Gwent is all about collecting cards, milling unwanted cards into scraps, and crafting new cards to add to your decks. Knowing when to mill cards, knowing when to keep cards, and knowing when to craft new cards is essential to building the best deck possible. Let's take a look at managing card collections and decks in Gwent.
Your card collection
When you should mill cards
Crafting new cards
Building a deck
There are two ways to collect scraps in Gwent. When you win a match, you will sometimes be rewarded with a small amount of ore or scraps depending on what your level bar looks like. Winning a match will sometimes get you nothing.
The other way to collect scraps is by milling cards already in your collection. This completely destroys the card forever, so you want to choose carefully.
Your card collection
The card collection menu is where you can view all the cards you own, all the cards you can craf...
Choosing a case for your PC depends on what you wish to build and how much budget you can allocate to the chassis. It's possible to avoid giving thought about a case and pick up a simple listing one likes the look of, while others will take into account cooling performance, mounting, support for water pumps and reservoirs, and more.
Most cases you will find at retailers today will all offer basic functionality. Drive bays (or other mounting options in place of), front USB and audio connectivity, lighting effects, removable covers, and more. You can never really go wrong when it comes to choosing a PC case, unless it's a small form factor and you're attempting to throw in a full ATX motherboard with a beast of a GPU that takes up 3 PCI slots.
Contrary to popular belief, size does actually matter. Motherboards come in a variety of sizes, and not all are compatible with every case on the market. Full ATX motherboards, which measure in at 305mm x 244mm, are ideal comp...
Everywhere you look, ads are all around, even in Windows 10. But you don't have to just accept it — in this guide, we show you have to remove them.
You might have obtained Windows 10 for free, but there is a hidden price, which comes disguised as ads to get you into buying apps and services you probably don't need or want.
It doesn't matter if you moved to Windows 10 using the free upgrade offer, it came pre-loaded on a new device, or you paid $200 for a copy of Windows 10 Pro (or $120 for a copy of Windows 10 Home), you'll see ads everywhere — on the Lock screen, Start menu, Action Center, Cortana, etc.
Perhaps for many non-technical users, this kind of advertisements can help them to figure out the possibilities with Windows 10, but for those who work with the operating system on a daily basis may actually affect the user experience. Thankfully, Windows 10 let you disable most of these ads, as long you know where to go to find and turn off the switches.
In this Windows 10...
Xbox Live Clubs are coming, and here's how you can create your very own!
Clubs are a brand new way for Xbox gamers to connect across console and Windows 10. Using an Xbox Live Club, you can schedule group activities, have a shared feed for game clips and screenshots, make use of a group chat room and even showcase your Club's greatest content for all to see.
We're running our very own Windows Central Club, allowing you guys to connect with us, receive giveaways and much more. If you want to join the Windows Central Club, search for the Club in the community section on Xbox One or in the Clubs tab on the Windows 10 Store app.
Of course, if you would rather create your own Club, here are the steps you need to take!
For Xbox One users
Navigate to the Community Tab to the right of the main dashboard.
Select Create a Club.
Choose a Club Name. Note: Like Gamertags, Club names are unique and can only be used once.
Select your club's visibility:
Public Clubs can be ...
As an additional security layer, you can use this guide to enable write protection on Windows 10 to prevent users from copying data to a USB drive.
Windows 10 is the most secure version of Windows yet, but even though Microsoft has spent countless hours building new features to make computers more secure, someone can still just walk in, insert a USB drive, and walk away with sensitive data.
Of course, you can always protect your computer with a password, or set up a very strong PIN, but it's possible for someone with physical access to your machine get a hold to your sensitive data.
Fortunately, Windows 10 includes a write protection feature, which is hidden for some mysterious reason, and it allows you prevent any users from inserting a USB drive and downloading any data from your computer.
In this Windows 10 guide, we'll walk you through the steps to edit the registry and enable the write protection feature in the operating system to block users from saving data to a USB driv...