February 2018: How to use Continue on PC in Windows 10 with Android or iPhone?

The new Continue on PC for Windows 10 feature came with the Windows 10 Fall Creators update made a lot of buzz within tech users. The reason being the ability to continue your important work irrespective of the range of devices being used. Whether you are using an Apple iPhone, Google Android smartphone or even (highly unlikely!) a Microsoft Windows 10 mobile smartphone,  the Continue on PC on Android and iPhone feature just as the name implies let’s continue your work in your PC device.

Even as Microsoft made such bold and exciting news of such further developments and improvements, only web browsing is fully supported for the feature.  Nevertheless, continuing the browsing experience on the bigger screen even for all the users who do not use the Smartphone from Microsoft makes for accessibility. The Continue on PC is currently limited to the web browsing experience and does not allow file sharing or screen sharing between PC and mobile.

We have a tutorial on How to set up the Continue on PC for Android and iPhone in Windows 10 Fall creators update.

How to Setup Continue on PC in Windows 10?

  • Windows 10 Fall creators update (version 1709 or above) PC.
  • Internet connection.
  • Microsoft Account
  • iPhone Or Android Smartphone device
  • Cellular Network Connection.
How to use Windows 10 Continue on PC on Android?
How to use Windows 10 Continue on PC on iPhone?
How to use Continue on PC in Windows 10 Fall Creators Update with your Android or iPhone?

The setup process is pretty much the same for both iPhone and Android. To do this, You will need,

Windows 10 Settings

Let us start from Windows 10, to begin, go to Windows Start Menu > Settings > Phone. 

Add a Phone Continue on PC

Now, Click Add a Phone. A dialog box will appear to confirm your phone number on your smartphone device. Select your Country code from the drop-down list and Enter your phone number. Now Click Send and wait for the confirmation message to be sent to your device.

Link Your Phone Continue On PC

The text message that you will receive will contain a link which redirects you to either Android Google Play Store or Apple iTunes store depending on the Smartphone device (Android or iPhone) from which you are opening the text message.

Continue on PC Link Your Phone

Tap the link in your text message. You will be redirected to Microsoft Launcher page in the specific App store. You can Download and install the iPhone app or Android app accordingly on your device OS. The Continue on PC option will always be available as long as you have opened the Microsoft apps at least once.

To start, Launch any web browser you want from your Andriod device. Here the default browser Google Chrome is chosen. Open any webpage you wish as you usually would. Now select, 3-dot menu > Share > Continue on PC.

Android Continue On PC

You will be presented with two options: Continue Now, Continue later. The Continue Now option will instantly open the webpage on your Windows 10 PC while the Continue Later option will set a reminder on your PC telling you about the operation for a later time.

Doing this process requires a Microsoft Account from which you use your Windows 10 PC. Note that this step is only necessary for the first time.

Windows 10 Fall Creators Update Continue On PC Edge

Sign in with Microsoft and enter your Microsoft Account email address and Password. After a few moments, the webpage will be opened in your Windows 10 default browser.

Using Continue on PC feature on your iPhone device requires a little different set of steps. To do this, Launch your Web browser. Similar to Android, we are using the default Safari browser for Apple iPhone.

After selecting the web page you want, Tap the Share button from the bottom panel of the browser and tap More. Now Enable the toggle option for Continue On PC from the lists and tap Done. Similar to the Android procedures, Tap on Continue on PC. This brings up the Continue now or Continue later option.

Noteworthy is that doing this process requires a Microsoft Account from which you use your Windows 10 PC. Note that this step is only necessary for the first time. Sign in with Microsoft and enter your Microsoft Account email address and Password. After a few moments, the webpage will be opened in your Windows 10 default browser.

So as we mentioned before, the Continue on PC feature in the new Windows 10 update shows us a glimpse of the future of portable and accessible computing. Though its availability was limited initially, the feature is gaining much-deserved attention over time.

Edited and published by Tech Support Wougnet and borrowed form MASHTIPS 

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January 2018: A Complete Guide to Windows 10 Backup Restore Options

This year we dont want to have you suffering from Data loss thats why, no matter how many layers of security have you set there is still a slight percentage of vulnerability. May it be a Ransomware attack or a sudden hard-drive failure, there is a chance of your files and data to get lost.So it is better to have a copy of your files backed up, and Windows has that covered with an in-built Backup option.

It is better to have a copy of your files backed up, and Windows has that covered with the inbuilt Backup option. It is a matter of few steps that let you take a complete backup of your PC. However, on Windows 10, Microsoft is giving you different choices to secure your data.

We recommend you to use dedicated external hard disks to backup your data. You can get a 2 TB External Hard disk from Amazon for less than 70 bucks. We do not recommend external SSDs for system backup, however, those who are looking for amazing speed and performance, there is Samsung 1TB SSD from Amazon.

We are going to list all the possible options on Windows 10 to Backup Restore your files, based on your choice, select the best one that matches your requirements.

Windows 10 File Backup

You will need an external storage device to back up your files. Once that is done head over to settings then to the Update & security section. From the left panel of the window that appears click on the Backup option which is right below the Windows Defender option.

Now select the Add a drive option with a ‘+’ symbol on its side to see all the external devices connected to your system (If you are setting for the first time). Select the preferred device, and the previous option ‘Add a drive‘, would be changed to ‘Automatically Backup My Files’ which is switched on by default.

Clicking the More options button provide you additional options such as Back up now, scheduling backup duration and how long to keep the backed up files. Also, there is an option to add other folders other than the files in Users folder of the system (the default file that would be backed up).

Now to restore the files backed up go to the Control Panel. In the Control Panel select ‘Save backup copies of your files with File History’ option under System and Security Section. From the section select the Restore personal files option.

Windows 10 System Image Backup

The above steps will back up your files, but it is still good to back up your system files/image. Thus if something is to happen to your system you will have a copy of your system image to get things done, without reinstalling the whole thing and with your settings.

To back up your system image click on the Go to Backup and Restore option in the Backup section that we have seen earlier. Click on the Set up backup option, this will prompt you to select a backup drive. After selecting the drive you prefer you can either let Windows choose what to back up or you can choose yourself.

If you let Windows to choose then the files will be saved on your desktop and also in your libraries. This can cause a shortage of storage space. To avoid this we could use the Let me choose an option.

Now click on the Save settings and run backup button, which will perform the first backup. Now we have to see how to restore the same.

Go to Settings then to Update & Security. From the side panel select the Recovery option. Then click on the Restart now button under the ‘Advanced startup’ section. Continue by selecting the system image preferred to restore

Windows 10 System Restore

System Restore is a feature in Windows 10 that helps you to resume from a previous working state. This is possible because Windows automatically saves restore points whenever a major change happens. These changes can be a Windows install or installation of an application so on. It is less likely to happen but if anything wrong happens to your system this feature helps to get back to a working state of the same.

Even though system restore is a useful feature it is off by default in Windows. So we have to turn it on manually. To turn on this feature open up the System Properties(use the search box) then go to the System Protection tab. Now click on the Configure button. Select the Turn on system protection option. You can also manage the amount of disk space used for system protection by adjusting the slider for ‘Max usage’. Then click OK.

If you wish to create a restore point manually click on the System Restore button in the System Properties wizard. Follow the on-screen instructions and at one point you will be prompted to select desired Restore Point.

Windows 10 System Repair drive

Windows has a provision to create a system repair drive which would help in troubleshooting or restore your computer. How to create a system repair drive? First, open up the Settings. Now type in the word ‘restore’ into the search box of the Settings page. From the suggestion list that appears, select the Create a recovery drive.

Now a Recovery Drive window will appear. Click on the Next button. The next window will inform the capacity required for the flash drive you are supposed to use. After connecting the USB drive click Next button.

The contents of your drive will be erased during the process, so you should be absolutely sure before you click the Create button. The creation of a recovery drive will start and will take some time to complete, but you can freely use your computer during that time.

These backup option is going to save your Windows machine. In case of any startup issue that cannot be resolved by Backup and Restore, we can use the system recovery drive by simply booting up the device from it. We can run diagnostic tools from the system recovery drive to find and resolve the issues.

Generated and edit by the Techsupport Department from MASHTIPS thanks for reading and happy new year.

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December 2017: How to Use NT Password to Recover Windows Password

Offline NT Password & Registry Editor is a well-known free Windows password recovery program. It actually doesn’t recover any password but it completely erases the password from your locked computer. This is a lot different than other Windows password recovery programs like Ophcrack.

Why should you choose Offline NT Password & Registry Editor to reset Windows password?

In reality, this is one of the most reliable and powerful Windows password recovery software available on the Internet. And after testing the program, we have come up with the following advantages and disadvantages of this tool:

Pros

  • Extremely fast Windows password cracker.
  • No need to remember your old Windows lock screen password.
  • Free and open source program.
  • Works with Windows 8 and Windows but local users only.
  • Perfectly compatible with Windows 7. Windows Vista and Windows XP.
  • The ISO image of this too is way too liter than other programs.

Cons

  • A text-based program that is incredibly hard to use.
  • ISO image must be burnt on a thumb drive or CD/DVD before you could use this program.
  • Can’t remove Microsoft account password.

Additional Features

  • Instantly removes any kind of password from Windows version computers.
  • No need to format the computer or re-install the operating system.
  • It is completely free to download and anyone can use it.
  • Works with a latest 64-bit version of Windows 8 and Windows 10.
  • Helps to create your own password reset disk using a thumb drive and CD/DVD.

How Offline NT Password & Registry Editor works?

Offline NT Password & Registry Editor helps to remove the password from any Windows PC, so the first thing you need to do is visit the official website and download the file to an accessible computer. Next, burn the ISO image file on a thumb drive or CD/DVD and create your own personal password reset disk.

Note: Since you can’t access your own computer, the preparations must be done from a distinct working computer with administrator privileges.

Like we mentioned, this program is text-based, so it is way lot inconvenient to use. But follow the thoroughly explained guide below to remove the password from your Windows computer.

Step 1. Insert the password reset disk on your main computer. Don’t worry, the thumb drive is already bootable meaning your computer will read the files from your thumb drive first and that’s exactly what we need.

Step 2. Press Enter when the “boot:prompt” screen from the tool is loaded.

Step 3. Wait for the Windows password recovery to load automatically and select the hard drive partition where you have installed the operating system.

Step 4. Choose how you would like to reset the password for example – recover it or completely remove it. In this part, we will recommend choosing to remove it so that you can access your computer normally.

Step 5. Next, select the username of your PC and select “Clear User Password” to completely erase the password from your PC.

That’s all. You may now take out the thumb drive and your computer should reboot normally now.

Conclusion

Offline NT Password and Registry Editor might not work in every situation. We have received 63% success rate so far and thus, if it didn’t work for you then go ahead and try out any other Windows password recovery tool.  Windows password reset tool works more or less similar but few paid Windows password recovery tools guarantees 100% success when it comes to resetting Windows password. In addition, if you still need more information about Offline NT Password & Registry Editor then go ahead and check out the FAQ page of their official website.

Technical Tips from the TECHNICAL Department of WOUGNET, adapted from Technotification to read more about this here.

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November 2017: Picture-in-Picture (PiP) – A new feature in latest Operating Systems

Picture-in-Picture is the new trending functionality cramming into every device. Started with iOS, now PiP getting into Android and Windows. So, What exactly PiP? How come users benefit with this feature? And Which apps support Picture-in-Picture?

Recently, Android Oreo announced that it is rolling into an inbuilt feature called Picture-in-Picture. And all eyes fell on this short three letter word PiP. Hereafter, every Operating System maker is attracted to this functionality and started including in the latest upgrade.

What is Picture-in-Picture (PiP)?

How can this feature be activated?
Is the feature advantageous to the users?
  • It gives the ability to multitask – by running parallel apps simultaneously.
  • The video will not stop playing when you switch to other apps.
  • While video chatting, you can switch to any third-party app to check the information without closing video conversation.
Which operating system is supporting PiP?
Which apps use the PiP?
  • iOS – facetime, Video
  • Android Oreo – Chrome, Youtube
  • Windows 10 – Skype, Film & TV app

What are the final views on Picture-in-Picture?

Picture-in-Picture is a functionality that enables the video to play along with other currently running applications. The video will be played in a small rectangular media player and the user can work on other application simultaneously. Therefore, it emphasis the multitasking functionality of the device.

There are no special tweaks in the setting of the device to activate this functionality.Whenever the video is playing, you can come to see a small icon with a rectangle inside another rectangle.All you have to do is click on the icon and the player gets compressed to a small rectangle. Finally, the video plays as it played before along with another application running background.

Yes, it is! The feature really helps the users in many ways.Such as,

In 2015, iOS 9 has started supporting PiP in its iPad device.Recently, Android Oreo(i.e., Android 8) also announced the inclusion of in-built Picture-in-Picture support.Moreover, Windows 10 new creators upgrade also bringing in the name of Compact Overlay.Almost all tech giant is supporting PiP, and it is going to be the hot feature in coming days.

Not all operating system supports Picture-in-Picture in-built feature, the third-party apps need to use this feature.

Some of the operating systems and third-party apps that support Picture-in-Picture

Recently, Whatsapp also announced to cram the PiP into is the latest upgrade.

Most of the users think the feature PiP is a gimmick by the tech companies.But it is really an amazing feature that helps the User in distinct ways.So, Picture-in-Picture is a genuine functionality that assists users and it is one of the best features in the recent times.

This was prepared and summerized by the WOUGNET team from the HACK NOTIFICATION site for more information visit their site here.

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October 2017: Repair a corrupted workbook

Copy & Paste or Type Here..Applies To: Excel 2016 Excel 2013

When Microsoft Excel detects a corrupted workbook upon opening, it automatically starts File Recovery mode and attempts to repair the workbook. If File Recovery mode doesn’t start, try using this manual process to recover your workbook:

  1. Click File > Open.

  2. Click the location and folder that contains the corrupted workbook.

  3. In the Open dialog box, select the corrupted workbook.

  4. Click the arrow next to the Open button, and then click Open and Repair.

    Open and repair command

  5. To recover as much of the workbook data as possible, pick Repair.

    If Repair isn’t able to recover your data, pick Extract Data to extract values and formulas from the workbook.

If neither automatic nor manual repair works, there are some recovery methods that might help salvage your data. You can also take some preventive measures to avoid losing your work by automatically saving a backup copy of your workbook or creating a recovery file from time to time.

Compiled and organized from Microsoft Office by WOUGNET TECH-Support, there are other options to help save your documents or work while using Microsoft office tools, please follow the link below to learn more and how...

Recover data from a corrupted workbook

Automatically save a backup copy of a workbook

Automatically create a recovery file at set intervals

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