Cloud storage has become a widely used storage location for many. Microsoft OneDrive which was previously known as SkyDrive is one such cloud storage option available. Microsoft OneDrive comes in 2 flavors, the free OneDrive which can be obtained by signing up a free Microsoft account and has a free storage of 5GB and the paid Microsoft OneDrive for Business which can be obtained through an Office 365 subscription which has a 1TB of storage limit.
Windows 10 enables a user to add both these OneDrive folders to be synchronized to the local PC which helps to store all the documents and data in the cloud. The OneDrive app is already built into Windows 10 and the user can simply enter the email address and the password to start the initial sync. Below are the steps to add multiple OneDrive accounts to your Windows 10 computer.
Open OneDrive Application and enter the email address of Account 1
Enter the password of Account 1
If the sync folder location to be changed click on change location and select the folder and click next
Select the folders to be synchronized to the local computer and click next
Click open OneDrive and the folders and documents will be synched.
To add the second account, right click the OneDrive icon from the task bar
Click on add account
Follow the same process to add the account (mentioned above) and once done you will be able to access both folders from the file explorer
The sync status can be viewed from the icons in the task bar
Previous versions of Windows has a feature where one can control the volume (even mute) of individual applications/programs running on the computer.
Most of the users by clicking on the sound icon on the system tray in Windows 10 couldn’t find this Window to individually manage the sound option. To do this in Windows 10;
Right Click on the Volume icon and select Open Volume Mixer
The volume mixer will open the window to individually manage volume
Windows 10 creators update was released earlier this week with many new features. In this post we will look at on how to upgrade our Windows 10 to creators update.
Visit https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/software-download/windows10 and click on Update now
The update assistant will download and install on your computer. Open the tool and click on update now.
it will scan the computer and check the possibility to upgrade.
If you run Windows 10 Enterprise edition you will not be able to proceed using this method and will be prompted the below error.
Click next and the update will be downloaded to your computer
Once the download is completed, the installation will begin
Along the process the computer will be restarted multiple times to complete the installation.
Once the installation is completed and the computer has booted, you will be running Windows version 1703 Creators Update
Although I do not recommend this and strongly against turning off Windows updates, I am writing this to the people out their who know what the impact is by disabling Windows updates.
Windows updates is the feature which helps your computers and devices to stay up to date with hot fixes, patches and more importantly with security updates. As an when a loophole, a backdoor or any issue is found, it is through Windows update the patches and solutions are sent by Microsoft. Furthermore, with Windows 10, new features and new builds of the operating systems which are tested by the Windows insiders are also sent through Windows Updates.
The previous versions of Windows, had an option for the users to select to disable Windows updates through the control panel. This option is not available with Windows 10. Windows 10 by default does not allow any option to disable windows update. But there are a few workarounds for this.
Setting the network connection as a metered connection. Refer this article to see how to set a network connection as a metered connection.
Disabling the Windows update service
Open run => Services.msc => double click Windows Update service
Drop down the startup type and select disabled and click ok
Use group policy
Open run => type gpedit.msc => Computer Configuration => Administrative templates => Windows components =>. Windows update => double click Configure Automatic Updates
You may select the necessary settings accordingly and enforce the group policy
Once again, although these options are available, my personal opinion is that Windows updates should be enabled and computers and devices should be updated.
With the release of Windows 10, Microsoft introduced Microsoft Edge a new browser. Edge has many new functionalities embedded along with it.
Today, people have changed the way on how search is being done. Many of us rarely go in to a search engine and enter our search query. Instead, we type the search query in the browser address bar which in turn will provide the results in the default search engine set by the browser. By default the Microsoft edge browser is configured with Bing as the search engine. lets look at how do we change this to an alternate search engine like Google.
Open Microsoft edge and click on settings
Scroll down and click view Advance Settings
Scroll down and select change search engine
Select the search engine you prefer and click set as default
Recently I reinstalled Windows 10 on my computer and on top of Windows, I installed Microsoft Office 2016.
When I setup my email on Outlook 2016, I noticed that only part of my emails which is on my Exchange mailbox had synchronized with my Outlook. This was not the case before where all my mails use to synch and due to this the search operations especially on older emails were a bit slow.
After some research I found out its due to the fact that Outlook has a behavior where it limits the emails to be synched considering the hard disk space when you are setting up a cached Exchange mode mailbox.
In order to increase this;
Open Outlook => File => drop down Account settings => select Account settings => Under email select the email account and click on change.
Move the slider according to the timeline you require and click next and finish.
Once done, your emails will start to synch and download.
With the release of Windows 10, it enabled users to log in using their Microsoft accounts. This gives a has a privacy issue where, in the lock screen of the computer which is accessible by anyone can view the email address that is used to log in. This could lead to unsolicited SPAM emails and other unwanted risks.
By default there is a setting in the sign-in options to turn on or off to show the account details (eg: email address) on the login/sign-in page. By default this option is switched off and the account details are not displayed.
If this option is turned on, your account details will be displayed on the sign in page to the computer when it starts.