Change the keyboard layout of your computer

Change the keyboard layout via Settings The easiest method to quickly change the keyboard layout on your Windows computer, is to visit the Settings page. In order to open the Settings page, you can choose to go to Start, then search for ‘keyboard’. Or, directly open the Settings window and go to Languages, after which Continue reading →


Working Torrent Tracker List – November 2020

Looking for a list of open torrent trackers to speed up your torrent downloads? Look no further: in this post I gathered a list of free and working trackers for your torrent download program to increase download speeds. Indeed, the more seeds and peers can be found (via a torrent tracker) for any torrent download, Continue reading →


Google Chrome: Return to the old design

With the latest release of Chrome (i.e. 69), Google browser, a new design was introduced. Chrome now has square tabs for example, and somewhat different colours are used as well (i.e. lighter colour scheme). However, you may dislike this new Chrome layout. You may think: how to go back to the old Chrome? Since you Continue reading →


Windows 10 update/upgrade Error Code 0x8031004a

Recently, I was in my Windows 10 Update menu to update my Windows 10 installation to the latest version so that I have the most recent security fixes and the newest functionalities for my operating system. However, I was greeted with the following error messages that prevented my update to continue/complete: There were problems installing Continue reading →


BitLocker recovery on Windows 10 boot

I recently updated the BIOS of my Lenovo ThinkPad X1, running Windows 10 Pro x64. Once the update was done and the computer restarted, however, I was greeted with the following screen: BitLocker recovery Enter the recovery key for this drive For more information on how to retrieve this key, go to from another Continue reading →


Hiding the Adobe Acrobat DC right sidebar

Adobe’s latest version of Acrobat is called Adobe Acrobat DC, with DC standing for Document Cloud. Adobe tries to push their cloud features to customers. Some of their new tools are available on the right pane within the program (called the Tools Pane). However, if you mostly use Adobe Acrobat DC to simply read document Continue reading →


Reinstall default build-in Windows 10 apps

I wrote how you can purge the build-in Windows 10 apps. If you have been a bit too enthusiastic and removed too much apps, here is your rescue. As in my previous post, we will need some PowerShell magic once again. Open up PowerShell with Administrator rights. Then, paste this code into the PowerShell window: Continue reading →


Remove default Apps from Windows 10

Windows 10 comes preloaded with a lot of default apps. Depending on which version you have1, you will see various apps in your start menu that you don’t want. I previously explained how to uninstall OneNote from Windows 10, but you can actually remove any app you want. The very first thing you should try Continue reading →


Find your Windows 10 product key

When you upgrade from a genuine Windows 7 or Windows 8 installation to Windows 10, you don’t need to enter a key for Windows 10. Because you upgrade your OS with a valid key, Microsoft will automatically make your new Windows 10 copy genuine. In case you want to later on reinstall Windows 10, you Continue reading →


Remove OneNote app from Windows 10

Windows 10 comes pre-installed with quite some modern Apps. One such example is OneNote, the note-taking app from Microsoft. I like a clean Windows start menu, so I was looking for a way to uninstall OneNote from Windows 10. First open up PowerShell by going to start. Right click on the application and choose Run as Continue reading →


Remove OneDrive from Explorer in Windows 10

OneDrive is Microsoft’s cloud solution and it comes pre-installed on every Windows 10 computer. However, if you don’t use OneDrive (maybe because you already use Dropbox or Google Drive), the OneDrive integration in Windows 10 is something you might want to disable. The icon that shows up every time you open a File Explorer window Continue reading →