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Windows 10: How to Move an App to a Different Drive

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When you’re installing apps to your Windows 10 OS from the Windows Store, they all get installed on the C drive by default. That’s OK if you have a large C drive and don’t want to change the default settings. But what if you’re using an SSD and have limited space? Or simply want to keep your apps separate from your OS installation? Luckily, Windows 10 has the option to move already installed apps to a different drive provided they are Metro apps. Here’s how:

  1. Open the Settings app (you can do that from the Start menu if your Windows 10 build is not too outdated)
  2. Now go to System and navigate to the Apps & features tab
  3. Click on the app you want to move. If it’s a Metro app, you’ll see two buttons: Move and Uninstall
  4. Click on Move
  5. You get a drop-down menu showing the drives where you can move the app without having to uninstall and reinstall it
  6. Select the drive and click on the Move button

You may need to wait for a while for the app to get moved depending on the app size.

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How to Automatically Run Programs as Administrator

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Have you ever been annoyed by inability to run programs as administrator automatically? While this is not a PC error that needs fixing, there are situations where you might prefer to run programs automatically as an administrator of your computer and not have to right-click on them and select “Run as administrator…”. In this post we’re going to show you how to do that. Read the rest of this entry »

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Disable Thumbnail Generation in Windows to Fix File in Use Errors

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You’re trying to delete a file on your Windows PC only to get a “File in Use” error. This is one of the most annoying errors that has been nagging Windows users since the very early days and, even though Microsoft made tremendous progress with the OS, still hasn’t been fixed. In this post we’re going to show you how to fix the “File in Use” error without the help of any software. Read the rest of this entry »

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Optimize Google Chrome for Using Less Memory and CPU on Windows

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Have you noticed that Google Chrome is not as fast and light as it used to be? That’s because Chrome transformed from being a simple browser into a whole Web apps platform and it’s only natural that it needs more system resources that it used to originally. But what if you’re on an older computer and can’t afford to have a memory and CPU hungry app installed? You could always switch to a lighter browser, or you can follow these steps and optimize Google Chrome for using less system resources.

Prevent Chrome from Running Apps in the Background

Even after you exist Chrome, it usually continues to run in the background, which means that it continues using RAM and CPU resources. In addition to that, having too many background apps shortens your battery life if you’re on a laptop. Read the rest of this entry »

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Windows 10: Name App Groups from the Start Menu

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Even though a lot of people complained about Windows 8 look at first, there was one great feature in that OS – grouping start screen tiles together, so that you could get a more organized PC. Windows 10 also allows your to create app groups. What’s more, you can name them to be able to find them really quickly. Plus you can use the group title bar to rearrange your groups.

So, how do you name app groups from the Start menu in Windows 10? Easy! Just move your mouse just above the group and click on the black box. That will let you edit the group title. By default, the title is empty. So, type in a name and then click outside of the box to save the title.

You can rearrange app groups by simply clicking on them and dragging them around. And if you right-click on an app, you can resize its tile. To rearrange app groups, click on the group title bar and drag the group to its new home.

Now that was easy, wasn’t it?

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