How to Set Google Search Results Per Page

By default, when you search for something on Google, the site displays 10 results per page. If you would like to see more results, you can increase the results count from a Settings option on Google. (Note! As of this writing, this feature is only available for the desktop).

RAYMOND OGLESBY @RaymondOglesby2
November 16, 2021

By default, when you search for something on Google, the site displays 10 results per page. If you would like to see more results, you can increase the results count from a Settings option on Google. (Note! As of this writing, this feature is only available for the desktop). In this blog post, we will show you how easily this is done.

This is for desktop devices using Google Search

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To view more search results without having to click the next page number for your Windows, Mac, Linux, or Chromebook computer, first, open a web browser on your computer and access the Google site.

At the bottom right-hand corner of the Google site, click Settings. Refer to the below image:

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Accessing Google Search Settings

Next, from the pop-up menu that opens, select Search settings. See the below image:

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Accessing Search settings option

Now, on the Search Settings page, from the left sidebar, select Search results. See the following image:

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Accessing Search results option

Next, on the right pane, you will see a Results per page slider. To increase the number of results per page, drag this slider to the right. Beneath the slider, you will see the number of search results you can enable on Google. Your options are 10, 20, 30, 40, 50, and 100. (Note! Your searches will be slower if you choose to display more results per page than the default). Refer to the below image:

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Setting the slider for the number of search results per page

Now, to save your changes, scroll down to the bottom of the page, and click Save. See the below image:

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Save your changes

Next, in the prompt, Your preferences have been saved, click OK. See the following image:

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Confirming your changes

You will now see your selected number of search results per page on Google Search on your desktop. If you ever want to modify this option, you can head to the same menu and choose a new number.

Here is a helpful insight on using Google Search for you to consider. As of this writing, Chrome 95 has a bug in its Reading List option. To research, this or any other problem, start with the highest level then drill-down levels. For example, you would enter the following text for the search:

Google Chrome 95 Reading List option Add current tab is dimmed

The highest level is Google, next is Chrome 95, and so on. You will get better search results by following this guideline.

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When you’re an engineer, you want to analyze things a lot. But if you believe that the most important data points are people, then you have to make conclusions in relatively short order. Because you want to push the people who are doing great. And you want to either develop the people who are not or, in a worst case, they need to be somewhere else.

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How to Turn Off Entering a Password For Your Microsoft Account

Microsoft is leading the way for a passwordless future. You no longer are required passwords to login to your Microsoft account as you can now use the Microsoft Authenticator app, Windows Hello, a security key or a verification code sent via SMS or email.

RAYMOND OGLESBY @RaymondOglesby2
November 4, 2021

Microsoft is leading the way for a passwordless future. You no longer are required passwords to login to your Microsoft account as you can now use the Microsoft Authenticator app, Windows Hello, a security key or a verification code sent via SMS or email. Let’s explore how to setup this feature.

The company has been preparing for a passwordless future for quite some time and its reason behind is the fact that passwords can be easily manipulated.

Vasu Jakkal, Corporate VP of Microsoft’s Security, Compliance and Identity, said “Weak passwords are the entry point for the majority of attacks across enterprise and consumer accounts. There are a whopping 579 password attacks every second—that’s 18 billion every year,” Jakkal added.

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First, install the Microsoft Authenticator app and link it to your Microsoft account. There are several authenticator apps, ensure you install the correct one from Microsoft. Refer to below image:

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Download and install the Microsoft Authenticator app

Next, open your Microsoft account. See below image:

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Your Microsoft account

Now, scroll down to Advanced security section and toggle on Passwordless account. See following image:

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Setting Passwordless account option

Then follow the on-screen prompts and approve the notification from the Authenticator app.

Your Microsoft account is now passwordless. You can always go back to using a password for your account.

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A lot of people in our industry haven’t had very diverse experiences. So they don’t have enough dots to connect, and they end up with very linear solutions without a broad perspective on the problem. The broader one’s understanding of the human experience, the better design we will have.

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How to Log Out of Facebook on All Devices

With so many devices and so many social media accounts, it can be hard to remember where you are logged in to which accounts. To protect yourself from potential hacks, it’s a good idea to log out of social media sites, like Facebook, once you are done with your session, especially if you are using someone else’s device.

RAYMOND OGLESBY @RaymondOglesby2
October 28, 2021

With so many devices and so many social media accounts, it can be hard to remember where you are logged in to which accounts. To protect yourself from potential hacks, it’s a good idea to log out of social media sites, like Facebook, once you are done with your session, especially if you are using someone else’s device.

But, if you forgot to log out, or suspect an unauthorized third-party login, you can still log out of all devices at once from your Facebook’s account settings. Let’s explore how this is done.

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Use Mobile App

If you use an iPhone, iPad, or Android phone, you can use the official Facebook app to sign out from Facebook on all your devices at once.

First, launch the Facebook app on your smartphone.

In the Facebook app, tap the three horizontal lines menu. On an iPhone or iPad, this menu is at the bottom of the screen. On an Android phone, you will find this menu at the top-right corner of the display. Refer to below image:

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Accessing the Menu

Next, scroll down the Menu screen that opens, and tap Settings & Privacy. See below image:

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Accessing Settings & Privacy option

Now, select Settings. See following image:

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Accessing Settings option

Next, scroll down to the Account section. Here, tap Password and Security. Refer to below image:

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Accessing Password and Security option

Now, on the Where you’re logged In header, tap See All. (Note! My display text automatically changes size and the See All may be somewhat hidden depending on font size. See below image:

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Accessing See All option

Facebook will display the list of devices where you use your account. At the bottom of this screen, tap Log Out of All Sessions. See following image:

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Accessing Log Out Of All Sessions option

Next, select Log Out. Refer to below image:

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Confirm your action by tapping Log Out

And Facebook will log you out from all your logged-in devices!

To use your Facebook account on those devices again, you will have to enter your Facebook username and password.

If you just want to log out of one session, tap the 3-dot icon to the right of a session, then tap Log Out and the session will be removed. See below image:

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Log Out of one session

Use Facebook Site

If you are on a Windows, Mac, Linux, or Chromebook computer, use the Facebook site to sign yourself out from all your Facebook logged-in devices.

First, launch a web browser on your computer and open the Facebook site.

Next, at the top-right corner, click the down-arrow icon. See following image:

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Accessing the Menu

Now, select Settings & Privacy. Refer to below image:

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Accessing Settings & Privacy option

Next, choose Settings. See below image:

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Accessing Settings option

Facebook will take you to your account’s settings page. Here, in the sidebar to the left, click Security and Login. See following image:

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Accessing Security and Login option

Now, from the Where You’re Logged In section, click the See More option. Refer to below image:

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Accessing See More option

Next, you will see a list of devices where you use your Facebook account. To sign out of all these devices, click Log Out Of All Sessions at the bottom-right corner of the Where You’re Logged In section. See below image:

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Accessing Log Out Of All Sessions

Now, a Log Out of All Sessions prompt will appear. Next, click Log Out in the prompt to confirm your choice. See following image:

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Confirm your action by tapping Log Out

And Facebook will log you out from all your logged-in devices!

To use your Facebook account on those devices again, you will have to enter your Facebook username and password.

If you just want to log out of one session, click the 3-dot icon to the right of the session, then click Log Out and the session will be removed. Refer to below image:

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Log Out of one session

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How to Use Paste Special for Simple Calculations in Microsoft Excel

Do you find yourself doing a lot of copy and paste of data in your spreadsheets? Did you know that you can use a special Excel’s paste feature to perform simple calculations? You can add, subtract, multiply, or divide in a few clicks with the paste special in Excel.

RAYMOND OGLESBY @RaymondOglesby2
October 26, 2021

Do you find yourself doing a lot of copy and paste of data in your spreadsheets? Did you know that you can use a special Excel’s paste feature to perform simple calculations? You can add, subtract, multiply, or divide in a few clicks with the paste special in Excel. Let’s see how this is done.

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Maybe you have prices that you want to increase or costs that you want to decrease by dollar amounts. Or, perhaps you have inventory that you want to increase or decrease by unit amounts. You can perform these types of calculations quickly on a large number of cells with Excel’s paste special operations.

Setup Paste Special

For each of your simple calculations, you will open the Paste Special dialog box. Next, you will start copying the data and then selecting the cell(s) that you are pasting to.

First, open Microsoft Excel. To copy, you can press Ctrl+C or right-click and select Copy. Refer to below image:

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Selecting Copy option

Now, do one of the following to access Paste Special.

  • Click the Paste drop-down arrow in the ribbon on the Home tab, then select Paste Special.
  • Right-click cells that you are pasting to and select Paste Special in the shortcut menu.

See below image:

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Selecting Paste Special option

Use Simple Calculations With Paste Special

For basic numbers, decimals, and currency, you can choose from All, Values, or Values and Number Formats in the Paste section of the window. Use the best option for your data.

Next. you will use the section labeled Operation to add, subtract, multiply, or divide. See following image:

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The Paste Special dialog box

Let’s look at a simple example of one operation to see how it all works.

Add With Paste Special

For this example, we want to add $50 to each of the amounts for our ski jacket prices to accommodate an increase.

We enter $50 into a cell outside of our data set and copy it. You might already have the data in your sheet or workbook that you need to copy. Refer to below image:

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Selecting the amount for the increase

Now, we select the cells that we want to add $50 to and access Paste Special as described. Next, we choose Add in the Operation section and click OK. See below image:

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Selecting to Add

And that’s it. All of the cells in your selection have increased by $50. See following image:

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Your final result; all Ski Jackets are increased by $50

Subtract, multiply, or divide an amount works the same way. For multiply or divide, you would use units instead of currency.

Be sure to switch the operation back to None when you are finished.

The next time you need to add, subtract, multiply, or divide a large group of cells in Excel by the same amount, remember this trick using Paste Special.

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How to Set Chrome As Your Default Browser in Windows and iPhone/iPad

Features like Google account’s password and bookmark sync, extension support, cross-device migration, etc., make Chrome the number one choice over competitors. Chrome is the most installed web browser used today.

RAYMOND OGLESBY @RaymondOglesby2
October 20, 2021

Features like Google account’s password and bookmark sync, extension support, cross-device migration, etc., make Chrome the number one choice over competitors. Chrome is the most installed web browser used today. Let’s explore how to set Chrome as your default browser.

This is for Windows 10 and iPhone/iPad running Chrome

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Before we go any further, you need to have the Google Chrome browser installed on your computer or iPhone/iPad. You can download the Chrome app from the app or play store for your iPhone/iPad or from Google’s website if you are using a desktop or laptop.

Set Chrome as Default Browser on Windows 10

First, open System settings by pressing Windows key+I, and then click on Apps. Refer to below image:

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Selecting Apps from Settings

Next, from the pane on the left side, click Default Apps. See below image:

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Selecting Default Apps

Now, locate the Web Browser section, click on your current default browser, and then scroll through the list and select Google Chrome. See following image where Google Chrome is already my default browser:

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Setting Chrome as default web browser

Next, close Settings. Chrome is now your default web browser.

Set Chrome as Default Browser on iPhone/iPad

If you are running iOS 14 and iPadOS 14 or higher, Apple made it possible to change the default web browser on iPhone/iPad.

First, locate your Settings app on your iPhone/iPad and tap it. Use Apple’s built-in Spotlight Search (your first screen) to quickly find the app if you can not locate it on your Home screen. Refer to below image:

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Accessing Settings

Next, scroll down and select the Chrome app. See below image:

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Selecting Chrome

Now, select the Default Browser App from the menu. If the setting has not been changed before, it will list Safari as the default. See following image:

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Selecting Default Browser app

Next, choose Chrome from the list of installed web browser apps. Refer to below image:

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Setting Chrome as default web browser

Now, close Settings. The next time you click on a link in any app installed on your iPhone/iPad, it will automatically open Chrome.

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Richard Feynman

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How to Open HEIC Files on Windows

Apple’s iPhone and iPad takes photos in the HEIF image format by default. These photos have the HEIC file extension. Windows 10 can view HEIC files in just a few clicks; or you can convert them to standard JPEGs and view them anywhere.

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October 19, 2021

Apple’s iPhone and iPad takes photos in the HEIF image format by default. These photos have the HEIC file extension. Windows 10 can view HEIC files in just a few clicks; or you can convert them to standard JPEGs and view them anywhere. Let’s explore how this is done.

This is for devices running Windows 10, iPhone, and iPad

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What is HEIC

HEIC is the name that Apple gave to its container for the HEIF (High Efficiency Image File) image format and is based on the HEVC (High Efficiency Video Compression) video format.

What it means for you are high-quality images that take up less storage space thanks to a more modern compression method.  

You can disable HEIC on the iPhone, but since its introduction in iOS 11, it has become Apple’s default photo storage format.

How to View HEIC Files

On modern versions of Windows 10, you can install support for HEIC image files.

First, locate an HEIC file in File Explorer on your computer and double-click it. If you are asked which application you want to open it in, select Photos.

Note! If the HEIC file does not open in the Photos app, right-click the HEIC file and select

Open With > Photos

Refer to below image:

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Selecting how to open HEIC photos

The Photos app will tell you that the HEIF Image Extension is required to display this file. Click the Download and install it now link to get it from the Microsoft Store. It’s a free download. If you do not see this requirement screen, do a Google search and install the extension. See below image:

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Google search for HEIF extension

If Windows asks Did you mean to switch apps?, select Yes.

This will open the HEIF Image Extensions page in the Microsoft Store app. Click the Install or Get button to download support for HEIC image files (which use the HEIF format.) See following image:

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Get or Install the HEIF extension

On the next screen, if the extension is already installed, you are set. If not, the Launch button will display Install instead. Just click to install the extension. Refer to below image:

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Status of the extension

Now, when you open an HEIC image in the Photos app, you will be able to view it like you would any other image file, like a JPEG, PNG, GIF, or BMP. See below image:

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HEIC photo

Windows 10’s File Explorer will automatically generate and display thumbnails for your HEIC image files, too. See following image:

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Thumbnails of HEIC photos in File Explorer

Convert HEIC to JPEG

To quickly and easily convert HEIC files to standard JPEG images on Windows, we recommend you download and install CopyTrans HEIC for Windows.

This tool installs full support for HEIC images in Windows, so it’s particularly useful on Windows 7 and older versions of Windows 10 that do not have integrated support in the Photos app. It adds support for HEIC images to the classic Windows Photo Viewer.

CopyTrans HEIC also allows you to right-click an HEIC file in File Explorer and select Convert to JPEG to easily convert it to a JPEG file. Select the option and you will get a JPEG version of the image automatically placed in the same folder as the original HEIC file.

JPEG files are more widely supported, so this will help you use the HEIC file in applications that support JPEG images but not HEIC files. Refer to below image:

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Selecting to convert HEIC to JPEG

Change the Default

If you find dealing with HEIC files inconvenient, you can also configure your iPhone to always take photos in JPEG format.

Go to

Settings > Camera > Formats > (and checkmark) Most Compatible

instead of High Efficiency. See below image:

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changing the default on iPhone

However, HEIC offers higher image quality in smaller file sizes. It’s a more modern image format, and we recommend sticking with it if the applications you use support it.

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How to Add a Signature to Microsoft Word

Adding your signature into a Microsoft Word document is a way to put your own stamp on it and make it look official and professional.

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October 14, 2021

Adding your signature into a Microsoft Word document is a way to put your own stamp on it and make it look official and professional. Let’s explore how this is done.

This is for devices running Word. We are using Word for Microsoft 365 on Windows 10.

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There are several ways to add your signature to a Word document. You can add a signature line for a post-print signature, or insert your own handwritten signature as a picture.

Add a Signature Line

A Signature Line provides you, or somebody else, with a location to sign a printed document. If you are planning on printing your Word document, adding a Signature Line is probably the easiest way.

First, open a Word document. In the Text section, click

Insert > Signature Line

Refer to below image:

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Selecting Signature Line option

Next, in the Signature Setup box that appears, fill out your signature details. You can include the name, title, and email address of the signer. This can be you or somebody else.

You can also provide instructions for the signer. Once you are ready, click OK to insert your Signature Line. See below image:

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Setting up Signature details

Now, once you have confirmed your signature options, a Signature Line is inserted with a cross and a line to signify where to sign. See following image:

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Your Signature Line

You can now drag-and-drop this into an appropriate position within your Word document. The document can then be signed at this position after printing.

Add a Picture Signature

If you would prefer to use your handwritten signature, you can take a picture or scan a copy of it and upload it to your computer. You can then insert a picture of your signature into the Word document.

First, place your cursor where you want to locate the signature, preferably just below the Signature Line box.

To insert the image into your document, click

Insert > Pictures > This Device

Your File Explorer will open for you to choose your signature image, then click Insert. Highlight your Signature Line box, and click the Layout Options icon. From here, choose the Layout Option, In Front of Text.

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Selecting In Front of Text for Layout Option

Next, drag-and-drop your signature picture onto the Signature Line. See below image:

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Your final result

Optionally, following the above steps, you could add a photo below or to the side of your Signature Line box.

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Richard P Feynman

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Is Windows 11 Upgrade For Now or Later

Based on reading other blog posts and websites, we recommend you wait to upgrade. Microsoft even seems to be reluctant about this upgrade. Why else would they offer a 10 day rollback to Windows 10? One thing it does is allow you to try out the upgrade.

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October 12, 2021

Based on reading other blog posts and websites, we recommend you wait to upgrade. Microsoft even seems to be reluctant about this upgrade. Why else would they offer a 10 day rollback to Windows 10? One thing it does is allow you to try out the upgrade.

Windows 11 arrived on October 5, 2021. Unlike the big Windows 10 upgrade offer that felt impossible to avoid, Microsoft is recommending many PC owners not to upgrade.

This is for devices running Windows 10 and 11

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How the Upgrade Will Work

Windows 11 will be a free upgrade for PCs running Windows 10, just as Windows 10 was a free upgrade for PCs running Windows 7 and Windows 8.

However, this time, Windows 11 is not designed for all those PCs. Windows 11 officially supports only very recent hardware. In addition to requiring TPM 2.0 and UFFI with Secure Boot, Windows 11 only supports certain recent CPUs.

Specifically, PCs with Intel processors must have an Intel 8th generation or newer processor. AMD PCs must be running at least AMD Zen 2. ARM PCs must have Qualcomm 7 or 8 Series hardware.

Microsoft refuses to explain exactly why only certain CPUs are supported.

Can your PC Run Windows 11

Not sure what hardware your PC has and whether it will support Windows 11? Microsoft offers an official PC Health Check app (yes the app is back) that will tell you whether your PC can officially run Windows 11. If not, the PC Health Check will tell you what the problem is. First, to check on your PC, download the PC Health Check app and scroll down to the bottom, then click on the download button. Refer to below image:

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Download PC Health Check

Next, after the download, click on the .msi file to install. Once installed, click the big blue Check now button. See below image:

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Run the PC Health Check

Now, the app will tell you whether your PC can officially run Windows 11. See following image:

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A possible result in running the PC Health Check

However, the tool will not tell you the full story. Even if your PC can run Windows 11, you might not want to upgrade yet. And, even if your PC does not officially support Windows 11, you can upgrade anyway.

If Your PC Does Supports the Upgrade

Next, if Windows 11 officially supports your PC and you are not too worried about any missing options or potential bugs, feel free to upgrade. Refer to below image:

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Your PC supports Windows 11

For example, Windows 11’s Taskbar is missing some features that were found in Windows 10’s. Windows 11’s Taskbar is glued to the bottom of your screen, and you can not drag and drop files and other items to Taskbar icons, as you could on Windows 10.

If Your PC Does Not Support the Upgrade

Now, if Windows 11 does not officially support your PC, you have a more difficult decision to make. Microsoft recommends against installing Windows 11 on computers that have older CPUs it does not officially support. We would also recommend against installing Windows 11 on these PCs.

Sure, it may work, but you may encounter bugs; and Microsoft says it will not guarantee security updates will be available in the future. After all, Windows 10 will be officially supported until late 2025.

So that’s our official recommendation: Do not do it, particularly if you use your PC for work or other critical tasks and you just need it to work. See below image where the processor is outdated:

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Your PC does not support Windows 11

However, if you really want to get your hands on Windows 11 on a PC that is not officially supported, feel free to install the upgrade anyway. Just know what you are getting into. That’s why Microsoft makes you agree to a waiver full of legalese before you install Windows 11 on such a PC.

Try It For 10 Days

Next, if you are on the fence about Windows 11, you can give it a try. For the first 10 days after you upgrade, you will have the option to downgrade back to Windows 10.

It will be at;

Settings > System > Recovery > Go Back

under Recovery options. If the option is grayed out, it’s no longer available. See following image:

Upgrade 5
Revert back to Windows 10 within 10 days

After 10 days, the option to downgrade will silently vanish as Windows 11 will delete your old Windows 10 files from your system drive to free up space.

You can still downgrade a PC running Windows 11 back to Windows 10. However, you will have to perform a full reinstall of Windows 10, so you will have to reinstall all your applications and set everything up from scratch.

Quote For the Day

Design is a funny word. Some people think design means how it looks. But of course, if you dig deeper, it’s really how it works.

Steve Jobs

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How to Check PowerShell Version in Windows 10

Finding your PowerShell version helps you know what PowerShell features you have access to. By using a PowerShell command we can reveal its version number.

RAYMOND OGLESBY @RaymondOglesby2
October 7, 2021

Finding your PowerShell version helps you know what PowerShell features you have access to. By using a PowerShell command we can reveal its version number. Let’s explore this simple feature.

This is for devices running Windows 10

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Find Your Version

First, open the Start menu. In the Cortana search box, enter Windows PowerShell, and click the search results in upper left-hand corner. Refer to below image:

PowerShell 1
Accessing PowerShell

Now, in the PowerShell window that opens, type the following command and press Enter:

$PSVersionTable

See below image:

PowerShell 2
Entering the command

The PowerShell command will display various numbers. The first value that says PSVersion is your PowerShell version. See following image:

PowerShell 3
Displaying your version number

You may now close the PowerShell window.

PowerShell Updates

Windows 10 updates the built-in PowerShell tool when you install system updates. This means you should keep your device up-to-date to ensure that you are always running the latest version of PowerShell.

Also, know that PowerShell 7 is different from the version that’s usually installed on Windows 10 PCs. To install this version, either download the installer file or run a command from PowerShell.

Quote For the Day

The universe is not required to be in perfect harmony with human ambition.

Carl Sagan

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How to Pin/UnPin a Facebook Post

What does it mean to pin a post on Facebook? A pinned post is a status update that you manually select to stay at the top of your page’s timeline, meaning it will not slip down as you continue to add other posts to your page.

RAYMOND OGLESBY @RaymondOglesby2
October 5, 2021

What does it mean to pin a post on Facebook? A pinned post is a status update that you manually select to stay at the top of your page’s timeline, meaning it will not slip down as you continue to add other posts to your page. Let’s explore how to do this.

This is for devices running Facebook

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You can only have one post pinned to your profile at a time. If you try to pin a second post, that second post gets pinned and the first post gets unpinned.

Pin to Your Profile

First, launch a web browser on your computer and access the Facebook site. Next, log in to your account and in the top right-hand corner of the site, click your profile icon. Refer to below image:

FB 1
Accessing your Profile

Now, on your profile page that opens, find the post you want to pin. At the top right-hand corner of the post, click the three dots menu. See below image:

FB 2
Selecting the 3 dots menu

Next, from the three-dots menu, select Pin post. See following image:

FB 3
Selecting to Pin your post

And immediately, Facebook will pin the selected post to the top of your profile page. Scroll up your profile and your pinned post will appear there. Refer to below image:

FB 4
Your pinned post

To unpin a pinned post, from the top right-hand corner of the pinned post, select the three dots menu and click Unpin post in the menu. See below image:

FB 5
Selecting to Unpin your post

Facebook will remove the post from the top of your profile page. It will continue to appear at its original location in your profile, though. Now, refresh the page or exit Facebook.

Related

How to Pin/Unpin a Twitter Tweet

Pin to Your Page

In addition to your personal profile, you can pin a post to your Facebook page, too.

First, access your page and find a post to pin. (Note! I am doing this on my business page using my iPhone). Next, at the top right-hand corner of the post, click the three dots menu. See following image:

FB 6
Selecting the 3 dots menu

Now, from the three-dots menu, select Pin to Top. Refer to below image:

FB 7
Selecting to Pin your post

Next, Facebook will add your selected post to the top of the page.

To remove the post from the top of the page, from the top right-hand corner of the post, click the three dots menu. Next, from the menu that opens, select “Unpin from Top. See below image:

FB 8
Selecting to Unpin your post

Quote For the Day

You can’t just ask customers what they want and then try to give that to them. By the time you get it built, they’ll want something new.

Steve Jobs

That’s it. You now know how to pin/unpin a Facebook post. Please feel free to share this post! One way to share is via Twitter.

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