Issues that new Windows users face

Windows has been the most dominant OS for almost 3 decades now. It's dominating the market and is consistently the first choice for gamers and tech geeks. However, lots of users find it difficult to get started with Windows and face a lot of issues. Given below are some of the common issues that new windows users face.

Securing your files and accounts

The most important thing you can do to secure your files and accounts is to create strong passwords. Anyone who has used the internet for long knows that, but if you’re new to using the internet, it might not seem intuitive at first. It doesn’t matter how secure or fast your computer is if someone else can guess your password! And they will. Having a secure password manager is a great way of keeping track of multiple passwords without having to remember them all.

Using complex passwords: We recommend using a minimum length of 16 characters and including upper-case letters, lower-case letters, numbers and symbols like # $ % ^ & * _ =+, etc., the longer the better! Too many people use simple words like “password1” as their password so it’s important not just that you choose something hard for someone else to guess but also something hard for yourself too!

Not knowing how windows updates work

Windows 10 has a new way of updating your system, and it's different from what you're used to in previous versions of Windows.

In the past, Microsoft would release an update to your PC and you'd have to manually download and install it. This was fine if you rarely used any third-party software, because most developers would make sure their apps were compatible with every version of Windows. But as soon as you started using more than a handful of programs, things got complicated.

Today's Windows 10 updates are much smarter: they're delivered automatically over the Internet so they can be installed without any user input whatsoever — unless there's a problem with your system or network connection. And when there is an issue, Microsoft will try again until everything works as intended.

"The computer froze and I can't do anything"

If your computer freezes, it's usually caused by a software issue. You can try and press CTRL+ALT+DEL to get out of the freeze, but if that doesn't work you'll need to turn off your computer from the main power source. Unplugging it for 10 minutes will allow time for any leftover electricity in your system to dissipate. Then, plug it back in and turn it on again.

"How do I find a deleted file?"

If you have lost a file and you don't have a backup copy, there are still some steps you can take. First and foremost, look in the trash or recycle bin. If the file was deleted recently, it may be there. You can also try right-clicking on the disk or folder where you believe it was located and choosing "restore" from the context menu; this will bring up an option to restore files from any point in time within that folder's history, which could allow you to recover your file even if it has been deleted for more than a month.

How do I change desktop wallpaper?

To change your desktop background:
  • Choose a photo from your computer. On the Start menu, click Desktop > [your account name]. Choose an image you want to use as your desktop background.
  • Choose a photo from OneDrive. On the Start menu, click All apps > Photos or People > [your account name] > OneDrive Photos. If you don't see these options on the Start menu, right-click anywhere on the taskbar and then select Show hidden icons. Select one of your folders in OneDrive to open it in File Explorer and find an image you want to use as your desktop background.
  • Get a desktop background from Microsoft Store: Click Browse app collections at the bottom of any Store page that has "Apps" listed below its header text, then search for "desktop background." Next step is choosing which images you like best! You can choose more than one image for different screens if needed - just keep them separate so nothing gets mixed up when saving them all into one folder afterward.

Should I get an antivirus? 

Your first step is to find and install the best antivirus for Windows. You can find plenty of free and paid antivirus software products on the Windows Store. After installing the antivirus, we highly recommend running a scan of your computer to make sure you're protected against malware and viruses.

After installing the antivirus, it's also important that you keep it up-to-date with the latest definition files so that your computer can detect new threats before they become a problem for you! 

Windows offers great guidance to its users

We're not just talking about reading the user guide for your operating system, though it's a good start.

Real learning begins when you take the time to learn how to troubleshoot problems or identify issues that can arise from common mistakes. Good luck!

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