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- 07/09/18--04:00: _How to force remove...
- 07/09/18--13:00: _BioWare's 'Anthem' ...
- 07/10/18--04:00: _How to change the s...
- 07/11/18--05:00: _How to make sure al...
- 07/11/18--09:00: _Why Windows 10 upda...
- 07/11/18--12:12: _How to enable Rainb...
- 07/12/18--04:00: _How to use Task Vie...
- 07/12/18--10:15: _Windows 10 build 17...
- 07/12/18--12:00: _How to use Minecraf...
- 07/15/18--06:00: _How to clean Alcant...
- 07/16/18--04:00: _How to transfer a W...
- 07/16/18--11:00: _How to use an Amazo...
- 07/16/18--13:00: _Fallout 76 weapons,...
- 07/17/18--04:00: _How to change Recyc...
- 07/17/18--06:00: _How to upgrade the ...
- 07/09/18--04:00: How to force remove a language pack on Windows 10
- 07/10/18--04:00: How to change the system language across your whole Windows 10 PC
- 07/11/18--05:00: How to make sure all your PC components are compatible
- 07/11/18--09:00: Why Windows 10 updates take so long (and some potential fixes)
- 07/11/18--12:12: How to enable Rainbow Six Siege two-factor authentication (2FA)
- 07/12/18--04:00: How to use Task View features on Windows 10
- 07/12/18--12:00: How to use Minecraft cross-play on Xbox One and Nintendo Switch
- 07/15/18--06:00: How to clean Alcantara on Microsoft's Surface keyboards and covers
- 07/16/18--04:00: How to transfer a Windows 10 license to a new computer or hard drive
- 07/16/18--11:00: How to use an Amazon Echo with Windows 10
- 07/16/18--13:00: Fallout 76 weapons, crafting, and mods explained
- 07/17/18--04:00: How to change Recycle Bin storage settings on Windows 10
- 07/17/18--06:00: How to upgrade the SSD in Lenovo's ThinkPad X1 Carbon
If you can't remove a particular language pack on Windows 10, these PowerShell commands should do the trick.
Windows 10 is available in many languages, and you can even install additional packs for each of the languages you speak. This feature gives you the flexibility to use a particular language for display (Settings and File Explorer), while still being able to use keyboard, apps, and websites in a different language.
However, sometimes, if you use multiple languages, and you need to change your settings, you may find out that the option to remove a secondary pack isn't available. For example, this could happen if you, or the Windows 10 upgrade process accidentally, install a package that shares the same base language as the display language, in which case you may not be able to remove either language. Just like many users reported after installing the April 2018 Update (version 1803).
If you must remove a language and the option to remove it is grayed out, there's a workaround...
Breaking down Anthem's Javelin classes, abilities, and which is best for you.
Anthem is shaping up as the next big title for Electronic Arts (EA) and developer BioWare, with foundations for a strong shared-world multiplayer game. Its loot-driven gameplay capitalizes on industry-wide trends, taking clear influence from The Division, Destiny, and other similar successes.
With a heritage built on role-playing titles, BioWare looks to add increased player choice with Anthem. Class-based gameplay makes for unique cooperative experiences, which sits among its core values. We've wrapped up everything on Anthem's classes so far, ahead of its slated 2019 debut.
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Understanding Javelins in Anthem
In Anthem, hostile monsters rule the wilderness, and humanity has taken refuge inside a walled city. Skilled bounty hunters known as "Freelancers" are among the few who venture outside the walls, using "Javelin" exosuits to enhance ...
You can change the default system language on Windows 10 without re-installation, and in this guide, we'll show you how to do it.
Windows 10 uses a default language configuration for the entire system, which typically is specified during the setup process. However, it doesn't mean that you have to be stuck with a particular language when your requirements are different.
Using the Settings app and Control Panel, you can change the entire system to a different language at any time without having to re-install Windows 10, or having to worry about the default language when purchasing a new device.
In this Windows 10 guide, we'll walk you through the steps to change the default language across your computer, including for additional and new accounts.
How to change the default system language on Windows 10
If you've installed the wrong language, or you're in a new region, the Settings app (in combination with Control Panel) makes it easy to change the installation language without hav...
There's nothing worse than ordering a bunch of PC parts online, receiving the delivery and finding out that the CPU you've ordered isn't compatible with the motherboard. Some components like the CPU, have specific characteristics that only work with supported hardware. You won't be able to install an Intel CPU into an AMD socket motherboard, for example. We take a look at some ways you can help avoid this.
The main culprit when it comes to compatibility issues is the motherboard, which has to work with various other components, like the CPU, RAM, and more. It's the heart of the PC and needs to interact with various connected hardware, and thus we need to be vigilant when checking specifications and requirements. When building a new machine, it's best to start with the motherboard and CPU. Here are a few tips that will help to ensure the motherboard and other parts you're purchasing will work together:
Check the motherboard CPU socket and compare against your chosen processor.
Slow, plodding, stuck, frozen, stopped. Frustrating!
It's important to keep your Windows 10 PC updated. You get security fixes, new features, small improvement tweaks, and more. Unfortunately, updating Windows 10 can often take years. Or so it might feel when you're watching an update sit still, you pacing around knowing that you have stuff to do on your PC. This isn't exactly a rare problem, and you'll almost always find a thread about it in our forum and in countless others around the web. So why exactly is it taking so long, and what can you do about it?
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Why do Windows 10 updates take so long?
Windows 10 is a big, complicated OS that is constantly being tweaked. While some updates are small and you might not even notice them installing, others are massive and take a good chunk of time to install. The amount of time it takes can be affected by multiple factors.
If you're working with a low-speed internet connection, down...
Why Ubisoft plans to force two-factor authentication in Rainbow Six Siege – and how to enable it today.
Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six Siege is among today's top first-person shooters and it's important you keep your account locked down. For those on PC, Ubisoft provides the ability to further secure accounts beyond a password with the help of two-factor authentication (2FA). This keeps unwanted visitors out with an additional layer of security.
More importantly for many, Ubisoft is preparing to force 2FA on all Rainbow Six Siege players within the "Ranked" playlist on the platform. Amid growing concerns around cheating, it hopes that enforcing 2FA will improve the state of competitive multiplayer. Here we break down the mentality behind Ubisoft's decision – plus how to enable 2FA yourself ahead of time.
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Why Ubisoft is forcing 2FA in Rainbow Six Siege
With cheating becoming a big problem...
Task View is a powerful system that provides an easy way to switch between running apps, work with virtual desktops, and resume Timeline activities, and in this guide, you'll learn how to use them.
Windows 10's Task View is a system that provides an experience to work more efficiently with multiple apps. with it you can quickly jump between open applications and spread projects onto separate desktops to stay focus on a particular task.
Additionally, starting with the April 2018 Update, Task View also introduces Timeline, which works like a time machine allowing you to resume activities that you're working in the past on the same or different PC using a Microsoft account.
In this Windows 10 guide, we'll walk you through the steps to get started with Task View to improve your multitasking experience when working with multiple apps and projects.
How to get started with Task View
Task View was originally designed to make it easier to see and switch quickly between running applicat...
These are the improvements included in Windows 10 build 17713 and build 17711.
Windows 10 build 17713 is now rolling out for testers with devices enrolled in the Fast ring. This is the nineteenth preview that Microsoft is making available in the Windows Insider Program, and it delivers several smaller features and improvements that users are expected to receive with the Redstone 5 update later in 2018.
In this new flight, Microsoft Edge is introducing various changes, including per-site media autoplay controls, a built-in dictionary, and PDF reader improvements. Notepad is getting updated with a number of tweaks, and Microsoft is also introducing new features aimed for organizations.
Along with build 17713, the software giant also recently made available Windows 10 build 17711 with some changes on Microsoft Edge, Fluent Design tweaks, new settings, and Registry Editor improvements.
In this Windows 10 guide, we'll highlight the latest improvements and new features expected to be...
Minecraft players on Xbox One and Nintendo Switch can unite at last – here's what you need to know.
Last year Microsoft rolled out the Minecraft Better Together update – one of its most substantial yet with a reworked engine, cross-platform multiplayer, and the Minecraft Marketplace. Minecraft's Nintendo Switch version just saw the update one year late, bringing long-awaited unification between several platforms. This allows Xbox One and Nintendo Switch players can play together too, joining a growing library pushing cross-play between the duo.
Continue for a breakdown on using cross-play between Xbox One and Nintendo Switch versions of Minecraft.
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Setting up Minecraft cross-play for Xbox One
Preparing cross-play on Xbox One is straightforward, thanks to relaxed content restrictions over other platforms. And with direct Xbox Live integration on the console, you'll be ready to go after installing the gam...
Microsoft uses "Alcantara" fabric to add a premium look and feel to some of its products.
Namely, the Surface Laptop, the Signature Type Cover and the Surface Ergonomic Keyboard all feature Alcantara. We recently looked at just how durable these pricey extras can be. But how do you clean Alcantara to ensure it lasts as long as possible?
It's not as difficult as you might assume. Microsoft recommends the following when cleaning its Type Cover Keyboards:
To clean the keyboard, wipe with a lint-free cloth dampened in mild soap and water. Don't apply liquids directly to your Surface. Do this often to keep your Touch Cover or Type Cover looking great.
Related: What the heck IS Alcantara anyway?
General cleaning tips for Alcantara
Here's what you'll need:
Mild liquid soap.
Upholstery and Alcantara Cleaner.
Pure ethyl alcohol — You can find this at your local drug store.
First, you're going to want to use some compressed gas or cloth to get rid ...
You can transfer a Windows 10 license to a new machine, and in this guide, we'll show you how to do it.
While in most scenarios, transferring a Windows 10 license (product key) to another device isn't something that regular users need to do, there are many situations when such process may come in handy.
Usually, transferring the product key could be a good way to save money if you're building a new computer, and you're planning to retire your previous system. You need to move the license to another virtual machine. You're about to sell your computer, but you want to keep the license. Or you're working with a macOS device, and you want to work with Windows 10 using Boot Camp, but you don't want to pay again for another copy.
Although moving a license to a new machine can be a straightforward process, you might be able to do this only depending on how Windows 10 was originally obtained.
In this Windows 10 guide, we'll walk you through one of the ways in which you can transfer a lic...
You don't need a smartphone phone to use the Amazon Echo. Windows 10 is also Alexa's friend!
The Amazon Echo is not a smart home product that is reliant on a mobile device to operate. Once set up, the Echo is entirely voice activated and it's very good at it. You simply use the app to pair it to your WiFi, adjust settings and add or remove skills.
OK, so there's a good amount of interaction through an app, but you don't need the app to make it do things throughout the day. And the best thing of all is that Amazon has a web app for Alexa that does everything the Android and iOS apps do. So you can use an Echo with Windows 10.
Which Amazon Echo should you get?
Amazon now has a whole range of Echo products to choose from: The Echo Dot, Echo, Echo Plus, Echo Tap, Echo Show and Echo Spot.
The first big difference between them is the price. The Echo Dot is $50, the 2nd generation Echo is $100 and the Echo Plus is $150. The Spot is $129 and Show is $229, with these two also having ...
Stand your ground in the wasteland with Fallout 76's weapons, crafting, and upgrades.
Fallout 76 is an ambitious new direction for Bethesda's role-playing franchise, evolving the formula for a new shared-world multiplayer experience. While the harsh wasteland was never been forgiving, real-world players add a new level of unpredictability to the emergent gameplay. No matter your role, when you're facing hostile players there's only one way to survive.
Fallout 76 appears to stow a lot of weapons, building on an extensive arsenal established in prior games. Here we explain its weapon systems, how crafting and mods work, and confirmed weapons so far.
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How weapons have changed in Fallout 76
As with previous series entries, Fallout 76 will require players to work for new weapons, equipment, and other loot. An expansive assortment of weapons will be laced throughout the world, with both returning icons and fresh newcomers. Ammunition for weapons must ...
You can adjust various settings of the Recycle Bin on Windows 10, and in this guide, we'll show you how to do it.
On Windows 10, the Recycle Bin is a great feature designed to store deleted files, instead of erasing them immediately from the hard drive. If you ever need them back, you can use this feature to restore one or multiple files as necessary.
The only caveat is that Recycle Bin won't keep all your deleted files indefinitely. Depending on the size of the partition, only five to fifteen percent of space is reserved to store deletions. As space fills up, Windows 10 will start erasing the oldest files to make room to accommodate new deletions, reducing the number of files you can recover.
However, you can adjust the settings to change the maximum storage size to increase the number of files you can restore, remove files bypassing the Recycle Bin, and even add a confirmation dialog to prevent accidental deletions.
In this Windows 10 guide, we'll walk you through the steps t...
You might find yourself needing more storage space on your Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon. Fortunately, it's easy to add some.
Lenovo ships premium storage with the sixth generation ThinkPad X1 Carbon – usually the Samsung PM961 or PM971 – but for those who need to add more storage you can easily change it yourself. In fact, you could order the X1 Carbon with a lower amount of storage, buy your own larger (and faster SSD) and save some money by doing it yourself.
While the physical swap of the SSD is one of the easiest in any premium Ultrabook, it gets tricky if you want to restore an image created with the free Macrium Reflect software.
Here's what you need to know.
X1 Carbon SSD swap: What you need
There are a few things you'll need for this upgrade before we get started:
A new m.2 SSD.
A USB 3.0 enclosure for m.2 SSD drives (optional).
A Philips screwdriver (this is a nice set for this type of work)
A blunt edge such as a pry tool or a credit card.