Tuesday, 2 February 2016

Remove pre-installed Windows 10 apps and programs easily

Microsoft rather nicely pre-installed loads of apps and programs on your Windows 10 computer, whether you bought a computer new or upgraded from a previous version. You really don't need all these apps and programs though, so it would of been nice if Microsoft had given an option to have them in the first place.
All is not lost though as there is an easy way to remove all the ones that you don't want, and that comes in a handy program going by the name of 10AppsManager.
10AppsManager does not require it is installed on your computer, you merely have to place it into your Program Files folder and below are the instructions to do so.
First though you need to download 10AppsManager, which can be done from the link below.

Download 10AppsManager

After downloading 10AppsManager you will have a compressed folder on your desktop/in your downloads folder as below, uncompress this...

Monday, 1 February 2016

Delete old operating system files after upgrading to Windows 10

If you have upgraded to Windows 10 from an earlier version of Windows, as I did, I upgraded from 7 to 10, you will now have some old installation files on your hard drive taking up valuable space. Once you are happy that the upgrade went smoothly and you are happy using the new operating system, then you can go ahead and clean up these old files using Disk Cleanup. I actually waited over 6 months before performing this clean up. You could locate the files on your hard drive and delete them manually, but it is always advisable to use Disk Cleanup to do the job for you. To start the cleanup process, click the Start button, go to All Apps, then Windows Administrative Tools, then click Disk Cleanup.