Configuring & Optimizing a System in Windows 10

Windows 10    |    Intermediate
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Keep Windows 10 running its best. Explore optimization techniques, including working with the Control Panel, Task Manager, and Resource Monitor; creating and using tasks; and managing disk space.


  • Using the control panel
    Configuring your windows features
    Checking your computer's performance
    Checking for issues on your computer
    Managing your startup applications
  • Freeing up hard disk space
    Limiting hard disk usage
    Creating a task
    Modifying or deleting a task


  • 4m 7s
    If you want to change the way in which an application or element of Windows 10 works, you will need to use the Control Panel. It is therefore extremely important to know how to open and navigate within the panel. And if you are looking for a particular tool or menu, you can use the integrated search function. FREE ACCESS
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    There are a number of features in Windows 10 that can be activated or deactivated. Some of these allow you to manage your network, while others are useful for opening different file types. The Windows features menu can also be used to switch on or off Windows Media Player and Microsoft Edge. FREE ACCESS
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    3.  Checking your computer's performance in Windows 10
    3m 55s
    The applications that you have open on your device use resources, including memory, your network connection, and portions of your CPU power. You will often find yourself running multiple applications at the same time in Windows 10. It is therefore useful to be able to visualize and manage the resources that are being used by your computer at any one time. You can do this with two different tools: the Task Manager, and the Resource Monitor. FREE ACCESS
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    4.  Checking for issues on your computer in Windows 10
    4m 22s
    If Windows 10 detects a problem or issue on your computer, an alert will be created in the Action Center. This menu allows you to manage any potential problems that may have occurred on your system from one single location. Once you have opened the Action Center, you can begin to resolve the individual issues, one by one. FREE ACCESS
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    5.  Managing your startup applications in Windows 10
    2m 53s
    If you find that Windows 10 is taking a long time to start up when you turn your device on, you may want to adjust your startup settings. By default, certain applications installed on your device will open automatically when Windows 10 starts up. FREE ACCESS
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    6.  Freeing up hard disk space in Windows 10
    5m 10s
    When you save a file or install an application, space is used up on your hard disk. Some applications create files and folders that are only required for a short period of time, often simply for the installation process. A user can free up space in Windows 10 by deleting these temporary files. FREE ACCESS
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    7.  Limiting hard disk usage in Windows 10
    3m 30s
    If there are multiple accounts using Windows 10, you can apply limits to the amount of disk space that each one can use. This ensures that the computer's resources are fairly divided amongst its users. You can also create quotas for specific, named users to limit their hard disk usage. FREE ACCESS
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    8.  Creating a task in Windows 10
    5m 56s
    With the Tasks Scheduler you can plan specific actions on your device. See how to create a task by defining the action, time, and required conditions. This will set up an automatic alert reminding you to take action on the defined task and it can also automatically open a program of your choosing. FREE ACCESS
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    9.  Modifying or deleting a task in Windows 10
    2m 34s
    The Windows 10 Task Scheduler tool can be used to manage any tasks that you've created. Open and modify the properties of a task that you've previously created. If there's a task that you no longer need, you can deactivate it or remove it entirely. FREE ACCESS


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