Turn Windows Defender Firewall On | Off on Windows 10

Windows Defender is free anti-malware software included with Windows operating system, and you can update it automatically through Windows Update… It’s a great feature to have when running Windows computers..

It is very important that you turn on or enable Windows Defender on your Windows computers… even if you have another firewall software enabled and active…

Windows Defender helps protect your computer from authorized access and adds another layer of security in protecting your data, identity from bad actors…

This brief tutorial is going to show students and new users how to turn on or off Windows Defender on Windows 10 machine for better security and privacy…

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How to Access External USB Flash Drives from VirtualBox on Windows / Ubuntu Linux

Over few months, we’ve shown students and new users how to install, configure and use VirtualBox virtualization software on Windows and Ubuntu Linux systems…

By this time, if you were following our previous posts, you should know how to install, configure and use VirtualBox on Windows and Linux systems (Ubuntu)..

This brief tutorial shows students and new users how to mount or insert external USB flash / thumb drive into VirtualBox guest machine running Windows or Ubuntu Linux VMs.. It will allow you to access physical USB content from the guest machine..

You won’t be able to access external USB devices from your VirtualBox guest machines without first installing its guest additions tool.. We’ve also discussed how to install that after installing the host software… Read More

Create Bootable Ubuntu 16.04 | 18.04 USB Sticks using balenaEtcher on Windows 10

These days you hardly see Ubuntu OS on installation CD/DVD discs… If you want to install your favorite operating system you mostly likely will have to download its ISO image and boot your computer from it…

For new users and students, this process can be challenging.. So to make it easy, we’re writing this post to show students and new users how to easily create Ubuntu bootable flash stick using balenaEtcher bootable flash disk creator….

Etcher is a free and open source program for flashing images to SD cards & USB drives and supports Windows, MacOS, and Linux…

If you want to create a bootable operating system USB drive to boot your computer from, you may find balenaEtcher very useful..  Read More

Install / Upgrade VirtualBox to 6.0 on Windows 10

VirtualBox 6.0 has been released with boat load of changes for Windows, Linux and OS X systems.. Some of these changes include support for exporting a virtual machine to Oracle Cloud Infrastructure, a new file manager enabling user to control the guest file system and copy files between host and guest and more…

This brief tutorial shows you how to install / upgrade to VirtualBox 6.0 on Windows systems…..

This release also brings lots of bug fixes as well, and some major improvements… Windows systems now have support for surround speaker setups used in Windows 10 Build 1809, support for Hyper-V as the fallback execution core on Windows host, and more…

For more about this released, please check  its changelog page

VirtualBox software gets new updates very frequently on Windows and Linux systems… You may have already gotten notifications of the latest release…

If you’re using Windows, simply click the link to the latest version and download… then do an in-place upgrade of the existing installation…

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How to Install Drupal CMS on Windows 10 with XAMPP Support

Drupal, a popular open source content management software can be used to create many of the websites and applications you use every day…. from personal blogs to eCommerce to almost any types of websites… In order to run Drupal, you’ll need to install a webserver, a database server and PHP server scripting modules…

Majority of the time Drupal will be installed on a Linux system, including Ubuntu with either the LAMP or LEMP stack… However, there are some open source projects today that are making it possible to install Drupal on Microsoft Windows desktops and servers…

One such project is XAMPP… XAMPP is a completely free, easy to install Apache distribution containing MariaDB, PHP, and Perl.

This brief tutorial shows students and new users how to install Drupal with Apache2, MariaDB and PHP on Microsoft Windows 10 or Server computers…

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How to Install Windows 10 Pro Guest Machine on VirtualBox Software

This brief tutorial shows students and new users how to install Windows 10 Pro on VirtualBox virtualization software… If you’re new to VirtualBox and wish to get Windows 10 installed, the steps below should be a great place to start…

Windows 10 is the latest and probably the best operating systems from Microsoft… It unveils new innovations & is better than the previous versions of Windows… more security, better hardware support and ease of use..

So, to get started with installing Windows 10 on VirtualBox, follow the steps below:

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How to Enable Windows 10 Built-in OpenSSH Client

Microsoft has finally add OpenSSH client on Windows 10 machines… although still a beta feature, it works. As of now, you’ll probably still want to use your favorite SSH client instead of the Windows 10 version.

To use Windows 10 SSH client you must add or install it.. it’s part of Windows but not enabled by default. Also, apparently, the built-in Windows 10 SSH client only support ed25519 keys… so might not work with all SSH server settings.

OpenSSH has always come with Linux and other operating systems by default.. but not Windows. This is a small change for Windows users.. Hopefully Windows users should not have to use third-party SSH clients like Putty and others to connect to SSH servers.

This brief tutorial is going to show students and new users how to enable Windows 10 optional OpenSSH client. Read More

Quickly Enable File Sharing Between Windows 10 and Ubuntu 17.04 | 17.10

One of the most common ways to get Windows and Ubuntu to share files and printers is via Samba (CIFS). Windows already has a file and printers sharing protocol enabled. To enable it on Ubuntu, install Samba.

If you want to quickly enable file sharing between Windows and Ubuntu, this post will show you how. The Ubuntu desktop will be configured to share files with any client on the network without prompting for a password.

This tutorial is going to show students and new users how to quickly turn on file sharing on Windows and install Samba on Ubuntu to enable file sharing. When you’re ready, continue below.

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Remove Pop-Ups and Ads from Google Chrome on Windows 10

If you’re frequently seeing pop-ups and ads or being redirected to web pages you didn’t ask for, you might have unwanted program or malware installed on your computer. These pop-ups won’t go away on their own. In fact serious malware software will change your default homepage and search engine on Chrome.

To avoid these things, you should watch out for things that look too good to be true. Winning a sweepstake or seeing expensive items for free is sometimes a trick to get you to download malware.

This brief tutorial is going to show students and new users how to remove unwanted malware programs and pop-ups from Google Chrome on Windows computers.

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Change Windows 10 Display Language Preferences

You can use Windows 10 desktop and applications in dozens of languages around the world. The translations into other languages may be incomplete and some applications may not provide full support, but the list of languages Windows 10 supports are growing.

Any untranslated text will appear in the language the program or software was originally developed in, usually American English.

This brief tutorial is going to show students and new users how to change the display language on Windows 10 desktops. Not all language packs are installed and available on your desktop… but don’t be surprised to see Windows 10 support for your native language.

Changing your display language allows you to change the language your entire Windows 10 operating system will use. After installing the language pack, set that language as default to change the Windows 10 display language.

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