10 Things Every Windows PC User Should Know

Added by Edan Barak on Apr 9, 2018

Share large files easily

Email is great for a lot of things, but sharing large files isn't one of them. Most email servers will limit the size of the files you can transfer, and often won't let you send certain files at all, such as executables (this with the .exe extension).

Luckily, there's really no need to attach a large file to an email – there are much easier ways to share these files using services like dropbox, wikisend and senduit.

In senduit, for example, you don't even need to have an account. You can simply upload a file through the web interface, receive a private link that allows others to access the file, and then send that link in your email instead of an attachment.


Learn to use your Windows Task Manager

Often when your PC has decided to start working super slowly, or not at all, the problem lies in your open programs using up too much memory or computer processing power. When your PC uses more RAM memory then it has, it starts using virtual memory or paging, essentially trading speed for more memory. Since you probably have many unneeded programs running in the background, its best to shut them down and free up some of that precious memory.

First hit CTRL+Shift+Escape to open the task manager. On the bottom bar of the window you'll see your CPU usage and physical memory usage, and be able to deduce what resources your computer is in need of.

Take a look at your running applications under the applications tab, but what's more interesting is the running processes, which are programs running in the background which you don't necessarily know about. Click the “memory” column to sort the processes by memory consumption, and highlight the one you'd like to remove, then click “End Process”. Remove processes with caution, as some of them are essential for your computer to run properly. If you don't know what a process does, DO NOT remove it.

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