Windows How To Knowledge Base

How to add a DNS entry manually to a Windows Computer
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At times you may be required to add a manual DNS entry to your Windows PC in order to override your DNS settings Step 1 – Open Notepad as an Administrator For example in Windows 10 click on Start, Type in Notepad, Right Click and choose Run as Administrator Step 2 – Browse to and open the […]

How to change the Lock screen timeout using Command Prompt
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Here is how to change the Lock Screen Timeout on Windows 10 using the command prompt. Changing the Lock Screen Timeout when running on AC power To change the Lock screen timeout using Command Prompt, do the following: Type in to the search box Command.  Right click on command and choose to run as an Administrator. […]

Shortcut to Opening Programs and Features in Windows 10, 8.1 and 7
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The shortcut to opening Programs and Features (Add/Remove Programs) in Windows 10, 8.1 and 7: Step 1 Hold Down the Windows Key and Press R Step 2 Type in appwiz.cpl in the box and hit enter Whilst this may not be the fastest way to access Program and Features if this is the first time you’ve […]

How To Reveal Hidden Files in Windows 10, Windows 8.1 and Windows 7
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To Reveal Hidden Files and Folders in Windows 8.1 and Windows 10 Open Windows Explorer Click on the View Tab in the Top Ribbon Click on Hidden Items Check Box To Reveal Hidden Files and Folders in Windows 7 Open Windows Explorer Click on Organise on the top menu Click on Folder and search options from […]

How to Create A New Firefox Profile in Windows
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In order to create a new firefox profile in Windows you will need to open the Firefox Profile Manager.  To do this: Step 1 Open the Run Command Step 2 Type the following and hit enter firefox.exe -p Step 3 This will open up the Firefox Profile Manager.  From here you will be able to […]

How to Open the Windows Registry Editor in Windows
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Windows 10 Type regedit in the Cortana Search Box Click on the regedit command that comes up Windows 8.1 Right Click on the Windows Start Icon Click on Run Type regedit and hit enter Windows 8 Move the mouse in to the bottom left hand corner Click on the Start Menu Icon Type regedit and […]

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