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How to setup a Guest WiFi Network

If you’d like to allow a guest to use your WiFi, but you’d also like to avoid giving out your WiFi password, you can setup a Guest WiFi Network! This can be very helpful, especially if you frequently have guests using your WiFi. Here’s how to setup a Guest WiFi Network: 1. Enter your router’s IP Address in your web browser. If you’re not sure what your router’s IP Address is, click here for instructions on finding your IP address. 2. Enter your username and password. Make sure that you’re logging in as an administrator, otherwise, you will not have access to setup a Guest WiFi Network. 3. Select ‘Wireless’ from the left hand menu bar. This may appear different depending on your router. 4. Enable Wireless Access. This may appear different depending on your router. 5. Create a Network Name. For most routers, this will appear next in the ‘SSID’ field. 6. Create a Guest WiFi password. The location of this will vary by router, but this will typically be located in the ‘Security’ section. 7. You’re done!  
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How to change Administrators on Windows 10

There are plenty of reasons to change administrators, but in order to change administrators you’ll need to have access. If you have admin access, follow these steps to change administrators: 1. Click the start button. Find the Start Button on the lower left hand side of the screen (it’s the windows icon). 2. Click on the settings icon. 3. Click on the Accounts option. 4. Click ‘Family & other people’, which is located on the navigation menu. 5. Click ‘Change account type’ 6. Select ‘Standard’ 7. Select ‘Change Account Type’ 8. Repeat steps 1-6 for the user you’d like to give admin access, but select ‘Administrator’ on step 6.
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How to calibrate your monitor on Windows 10

One of the most frequent issues people run into when they use a monitor is the actual color and brightness of the screen. Monitors aren’t always calibrated to the right color and brightness levels, so follow the steps below to get your monitor looking the best it can: 1. Right click anywhere on your desktop and select ‘Display Settings’ 2. Select ‘Advanced Display Settings’ 3. Set your resolution to the recommended resolution. 4. Select ‘Color Calibration. It will be located under ‘Related Settings’. 5. Adjust the slider to your preferred Gamma: A slider will appear on the left hand side of the screen. Adjust the slider to your preferred Gamma, then click Next. 6. Adjust brightness controls: Use the brightness controls on your monitor to adjust to your preferred brightness, then click Next. 7. Adjust contrast controls: There will be a contrast control on your display. Use the contrast control to set your desired contrast, and click Next. 8. Adjust colors: Adjust your colors using the color sliders at the bottom of your screen. When you’re satisfied, click Next. 9. Click ‘Finish’  
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How to boot in Safe Mode on Windows 10

If you’re having computer problems on Windows 10, one of the best ways to narrow down your computer’s issue is to re-boot your computer in Safe Mode. According to Microsoft, “If a problem doesn’t happen in Safe Mode, this means that default settings and basic device drivers aren’t causing the problem”. Follow the step by step instructions below to boot your Windows 10 computer in Safe Mode or Safe Mode with Networking: 1. Navigate to the Windows screen 2. Click on the settings icon. You can also press the windows logo key + I to open your settings. 3. Click on ‘Update & Security’ 4. Select ‘Recovery’ 5. Select the ‘Restart Now’ option. It will be located underneath ‘Advanced startup’ 6. Wait for your computer to restart. Once your computer has restarted, you’ll be prompted to choose an option. 7. Select the following path: ‘Troubleshoot’ > then ‘Advanced Options’ > then ‘Startup Settings’ > and finally, ‘Restart’ 8. After your PC restarts, select 4 or F4.This is the option to start viewing in Safe Mode. 9. For Internet Safe Mode: If you’d like to use the internet in Safe Mode, select 5 or F5 for the ‘Safe Mode with Networking’ option
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How to install Google Chrome extensions in Microsoft edge

Microsoft has developed a new chrome-based Edge (Microsoft’s own web browser). This new update allows Edge users to install some specific extensions that you can get from Chrome web store directly on Edge. However, keep in mind that if an extension relies on Google account functionally to sign in or sync, then the extension will not work. Also, if the extension works on a companion software, it might might not work after enabling the software.  Here’s a step-by-step guide to download these extensions: Steps for downloading Google chrome extensions on New Microsoft edge  Click on the three-dot icon at the top right corner to open menu Select Extensions from the menu Enable the allow extensions from other stores option Microsoft will warn you that the extensions are not verified. Click on the allow button Browse the chrome web store and find the extension that you want to install and click add to chrome Click “Add extension” in the confirmation dialogue These extensions are not tested by Microsoft. So, it would be better if you install one extension at a time and check for bugs and breakages that might occur.
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