There are several useful tools that are built into Windows that a lot of people are not going to know about. Some of these tools include the snipping tool, Windows defender, and many more.

Snipping Tool

The first tool is the snipping tool. With this tool, you are not going to need an image editor in order to edit your screenshot. All that you will have to do is grab a portion of your screenshot and save it. In order to find the tool, you can type snipping tool into the Windows search window. Once that it has opened up, then you click on file and save it as a jpeg, gif, or png format.

Windows Defender

The second tool is the Windows Defender. This is a free solution from Windows to an anti-virus and anti-spyware program. It is a combination of tools for anti-spyware and a virus scanner that they once had in the Microsoft Security Essentials. As soon as turn the computer back on, the program will be activated and it will automatically update itself. Since it is going to be running in the background of your computer, it is going to alert you if there are any problems with your computer. But you can change the settings if you want more results.

Startup manager

The third tool is the startup manager. This is how a lot of people are going to speed up their computer without having to add any additional software or hardware on the computer. Therefore, you will to remove any of the programs that you do not need to open up when you are starting up the computer. The best way to do this is to right click on the program and disable them. Then you can do a quick search if you don’t know what a program is to see if it is essential for the computer.

Sticky Notes

The fourth tool is sticky notes. This is basically post it notes that you can have on your computer instead of all of the place. These notes are a great way for you to remember certain things. They are going to be in the background of your screen so you will be able to see them all of the time. Plus they are not going to be in the way of all of the other things that you might be doing on your computer. Therefore, once they are done with a particular task, you can delete the sticky note.

Disc Image Burner

The fifth tool is the disc image burner. This is a tool that you can use to burn a CD or DVD on your computer. All that you have to do is insert the blank disc into the writer disc, find the file that you installed into the Explorer, right click on that rile, and burn the disc image. This will allow the tool to open so that you can select the burn and click burn to start the process. You will need to verify the disc after it is burned to make sure the process is done.

Map Network drive

The last tool is the map network drive. This is one of the easiest ways to access some of the files on your computer. You will have to type the location of the folder on the network, select the letter of the drive and it will open manually. Most of the time, the letter is going to be Z because it is not going to interfere with any of the other drives. When you open up My PC, then you will be able to see the folder in a separate drive for easy access.

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