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How to Avoid the Top 5 Common Windows Errors

When was the last time you checked your computer’s storage capacity? Too much clutter slows down everything. Here’s a quick tip for determining how much storage space your computer has.

Don’t fall for some developers’ tricks to sneak in software you don’t want or need the next time you instal a new programme. Do this before installing any software on your computer.

Whether your computer is brand new or several years old, these tips can assist you in cleaning it up and staying safe. Continue reading to see if you’re making these errors.

  1. You did not prevent programmes from slowing startup.

Most applications do not need to be launched every time your computer boots. This only slows you down.

In Windows 10 and 11, you can disable startup apps via the Settings menu. Here’s how it’s done:

• Go to the Start menu and select Settings, or search for “settings” in the taskbar.

• Go to Apps, then Startup.

• To disable or enable an app, use the slider next to it.

• Each app has a description that indicates its level of impact. To speed up your PC, disable high-impact apps.

Here’s how to uninstall apps from Windows 10:

• Go to the Start menu and select Settings, or search for “settings” in the taskbar.

• Go to Apps, then to Apps & Features.

• Right-click an application you want to uninstall and select Uninstall.

Here’s how to uninstall apps in Windows 11:

• Go to the Start menu and select Settings, or search for “settings” in the taskbar.

• Go to Apps, then to Apps & Features.

• Locate an application you want to uninstall and click the three dots to the right of it.

• In the popup window, click Uninstall.

  1. You’re not taking advantage of features that make life easier.

Your gadgets’ accessibility settings can make them easier to use. Look for these ten hidden features in your phone’s accessibility settings.

Many useful features are also available on a Windows PC. Of course, there’s the magnifier tool and text size. Keyboard shortcuts, colour contrast, voice typing, eye control, caption settings, narration, voice recognition, focus, and other features are also available.

Windows 10 and 11 include numerous accessibility features to make them more user-friendly.

• In Windows 10, go to Settings > Ease of Access to find these options.

• On Windows 11 machines, go to Settings > Accessibility.

  1. You always ignore updates.

Yes, it is inconvenient that your computer constantly wants to update while you are in the middle of something. But believe me when I say it’s worthwhile.

Microsoft issues updates on a regular basis to add new features or patch vulnerabilities that expose you to hackers and malware.

Although automatic updates are enabled by default, you can check for updates manually at any time by going to Start > Settings > Windows Update, then selecting Check for updates.

App publishers also update their apps to include new features and address issues. These updates can be installed automatically through the Microsoft Store.

Enable automatic app updates:

• Select the Microsoft Store from the Start menu.

• Select App settings from your profile icon in the upper right.

• Slide the slider next to App updates to the right.

  1. You attract malware.

A computer, no matter what it is used for, is always vulnerable to attack.

Sure, you can get “free” antivirus software online or in app stores, but can you trust it? Keep in mind that when something is free, you are the product. At best, these free solutions are ineffective. At worst, they are the malicious software to be concerned about.

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