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[Solved] Option to Skip Windows Spotlight Wallpaper Doesn’t Appear

If the option to skip the current wallpaper on your Windows 10 lock screen doesn’t appear, there is a power shell command that can be run in order to force skipping it. Open a power shell prompt as administrator and run the following command to reset Windows spotlight. Get-AppxPackage -allusers *ContentDeliveryManager* | foreach {Add-AppxPackage “$($_.InstallLocation)\appxmanifest.xml” …

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How to Change Your Keyboard Language in Windows 10

If you’re looking to type on your PC in another language, gain access to certain characters, accents, etc., Windows 10 has a feature that allows you to download officially provided language packs. There exists a wide variety of language packs available for downloading, from Afrikaans to Yoruba. So, there will be no problems getting the …

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How to Use EncFS Encryption on Windows 10

I remember using EncFS on Linux and finding it perfect for my needs. “If only this encryption was available for Windows,” I said. To my surprise, it was! I’ve been using it on Windows for a few years, and in this guide I’ll show you how to set it up on your own system.

How to Disable Startup Programs in Windows 10

Programs that start up automatically at system boot can be annoying and degrade your computer’s performance. The more programs that attempt to open at startup, the longer Windows will take to finish loading and be usable. Generally, it’s not hard to disable these startup programs, but you need to know where to look.