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Share your entire Windows Desktop Screen with Chromecast

Posted in Windows 10, Windows 8, Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP by Steve Sinchak

If you own a Google Chromecast streaming device, you can easily share a browser tab in Chrome browser or even your entire desktop.  This can be very useful when presenting from your laptop or if you just want to watch something on a big screen that is only on your PC.  The only requirement is you must be on the same network as your Chromecast device and using a recent version of the Chrome browser. 

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Configure Windows 10 to Prompt for Update Installs

Posted in Windows 10 by Steve Sinchak

Keeping your Windows PC up to date is the most important thing you can do to keep your personal information secure. In addition, an up-to-date PC is less likely to be infested with malware which is not just bad for you, but its bad to everyone else in the world if it ends up in a botnet.  That is why I'm very happy that Microsoft has taken an aggressive approach by automatically installing updates when they become available by default.  This is perfect for the average consumer that doesn't want to worry about maintaining yet another thing. But for advanced users that prefer more control, it can be incredibly annoying. So rather than disable automatic updates completely which is just a terrible idea, how about configuring Windows 10 to prompt when an update is ready to be installed?

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Configure File Explorer to Display your Drives instead of Quick Access

Posted in Windows 10 by Steve Sinchak

One of the most frequently asked questions I receive about Windows is from users asking to restore the old behavior of Windows Explorer.  Upon launch, the old Windows Explorer would simply list your drives compared to the new File Explorer that displays recently/frequently accessed content by default.  There were a number of ways to change the launch behavior over the years, my personal favorite was tweaking the Windows Explorer shortcut.  In Windows 10, Microsoft finally made it really easy for everyone to customize this setting. 

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