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The New Sticky Notes App on Windows 11 is Here, and It’s Fabulous

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The new Sticky Notes app, integrated with OneNote, is a great tool for users who are looking for a solid note-taking app for Windows 11 and 10. You can dock it on the desktop for permanent visibility, capture screenshots with the source link, color code notes, press the hotkey to quickly open it anywhere in the system, and more. Best of all, you can sync all your desktop notes with your smartphone as well. You can get the new app by joining the Microsoft 365 Insider program in the Beta channel.
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Show Desktop Button Missing from Windows 11 Taskbar? Here is the Fix

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Rather unsurprisingly, Microsoft decided to disable the classic "Show desktop" button on Windows 11 to give space for Copilot. This has irked many Windows users who want to instantly declutter everything on screen through the button. If the "Show desktop" button is missing from the Windows 11 Taskbar on your PC, do not worry. You can enable it right away from Taskbar Settings -> Taskbar behaviors -> turn on "Select the far corner of the taskbar to show the desktop" option.
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Windows 11 24H2: Features, Release Date, and Requirements

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The new Windows 11 24H2 update is going to bring a number of AI features to PC users. It doesn't have the new visual changes that we expected from Windows 12 this year, but you will get AI-powered features like Super Resolution, Cowriter in Notepad, Voice Clarity, Snap Layout suggestions, and more. Microsoft has also added a new CPU restriction for the 24H2 version. However, CPUs launched after 2010 are safe from the cut-off. The 24H2 update is expected to roll out in October.
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How to Create and Run a PowerShell Script on Windows 10 and 11

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PowerShell is used by developers and general users alike to automate tasks on Windows 10 and 11. You can use a simple text editor like Notepad to create a PowerShell script. However, for advanced users, PowerShell ISE is recommended as it offers an integrated scripting environment. You can also run the scripts from the GUI interface or from the PowerShell or Terminal window. Bear in mind that you need to change the execution policy to "RemoteSigned" in order to run a local script.
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How to Check the Windows Version in Windows 11 and 10

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Finding the Windows version on Windows 11 and 10 is quite easy and straightforward. You can open Windows Settings and move to System -> About to find the OS build, edition, and version. Apart from that, enter "winver" in the Run dialog box to view the Windows version details. And if you are interested in using Command Prompt or Powershell to check the Windows version, you can do that too.
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10 Best Android Emulators for Windows PCs in 2024

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Earlier, third-party Android emulators like BlueStacks and Gameloop used to rule the roost, but with the introduction of Google Play Games on PC and Windows Subsystem for Android (WSA) by Google and Microsoft, things have changed for better. With better optimization from Google and app developers, Android apps run much better on Windows 10 and 11 PCs. Particularly, Google Play Games on PC consumes less memory and offers better performance. However, you can use WSA to use any Android app on your Windows 11 PC. You can also explore other emulators such as LDPlayer, MEmu Play, and Nox Player.
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How to Install Windows Package Manager on Windows 10 and 11

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The Windows Package Manager (also known as Winget) is a nifty tool to search, install, upgrade, and remove packages on Windows 10 and 11. You can enable Winget on Windows 10 and 11 by installing App Installer from the Microsoft Store. Luckily, Windows 11 users have Winget pre-installed on their system. We have also added some helpful Winget commands for you to try the command line tool.
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How to Use Windows Sandbox on Windows 11

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Windows Sandbox is a lightweight tool that instantly lets you create an isolated desktop environment on Windows 11. You can test apps and open shady files to analyze the behavior. To use Windows Sandbox, you need to enable the feature from the "Optional Features" window. After that, you can quickly launch this tool from the Start Menu similar to other programs.
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How to Enable Core Isolation’s Memory Integrity Feature on Windows 11

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Memory Integrity under Core Isolation is an important security feature on Windows 11, and you must keep it turned on. You can enable this feature from Windows Security (aka Windows Defender) under the Device Security menu. Apart from that, if the option is greyed out, or you are unable to turn on Memory Integrity, you can uninstall incompatible drivers, update them, or use other fixes to enable it.
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Chromebook Stuck on Chrome Screen? How to Fix!

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If your Chromebook is stuck on the Chrome screen, you can force shut down and restart the Chromebook to see if the issue has been resolved. Apart from that, you can remove all connected peripherals and try to boot your ChromeOS device. Finally, you can reset or install a fresh copy of ChromeOS which should definitely fix the issue. However, it will also delete all your local data saved on your device.
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12 Best Backup Software for Windows PC

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There exist a lot of good backup software that help users out when they find themselves with a critical failure. Some of the best options include Acronis Cyber Protect Home, Macrium Reflect, Paragon Backup and Recovery and many more. However, besides these there are a lot of conventional options including Google Drive for desktop and even Dropbox.
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Chromebook Showing a Black Screen? Here are the Fixes

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Chromebooks might show a black screen for multiple reasons including low brightness, damaged ChromeOS partition, power issues and other things, besides hardware failure. Unlike other desktop OSes, ChromeOS allows you to completely turn off the screen by reducing the brightness to the lowest level. We have looked into all such possible causes and have added detailed instructions to fix the issue.
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