Contributing since June, 2009
About Jack Slater
Jack has been a freelance tech journalist for more than a decade. He has covered Windows Vista, 7, 10, and 11 topics within a multitude of guides for MakeUseOf and numerous other websites.
A look back at what Windows 1.0 promised and how far we have come.
Got an issue with Windows updates? Try resetting the SoftwareDistribution and Catroot2 folders and see if it helps.
Get your AMD software back in action with this guide for Windows.
When it's time to give your PC a spring clean, there are several ways you can uninstall programs from Windows 11.
Want more details on what a file holds? Add a comment on Windows 11 with this guide.
The Remote Desktop Connection tool is a handy way to use another PC no matter where you are. Here's how to enable it.
If Windows is having issues detecting your hardware, performing a quick hardware scan is sometimes all you need to do.
Windows 11's Firewall keeps your PC safe from outside threats, and there are many ways to reach it.
Are your desktop icons a mess? Restore order with these third-party apps.
Is the Volume Shadow Copy service stopping you from backing up Windows? Get it fixed with this guide and get back to normalcy in no time.
Make your Windows submenus truly yours with these handy tips and tricks.
Want to put your apps into the system tray, instead of the taskbar? Windows won't let you, but there are apps that can fix that.
The little white arrows on shortcut icons can really mess up your aesthetic. Here's how to get rid of them.
Clear up room on your PC in a flash with a special Recycle Bin emptying shortcut on Windows.
The Moment 4 update added lots of new features to Windows 11. Many of which were thought to be arriving with 23H2. Here are the best...