How to open Task Manager in Windows

The task manager shows the system processes, performance, and many more details of your system, many users do not know how to open Task Manager, here are some ways to open it, you can use whichever you like. Each tab has more details about the system, like Performance, which has more details about CPU, Memory, Disk, etc.

Keyboard keys: CTR+ALT+Delete, then choose Task manager

Keyboard keys: CTR+Shift+esc

Keyboard keys: Windows+R

Then type in: taskmgr

Then click ok or Enter

Star Menu: start typing Task Manager, then click on Task Manager to open

Using Mouse right-click on the bottom taskbar, then click Task Manager

Hope this helped you to open task manager in Windows 7/10/11



How to check if your computer is ready for Windows 11

Windows 11

Windows 11 system requirements are much higher than Windows 10, which means it will not support older hardware. Here are some lists and links in this post to help you find out if your current system is able to upgrade to Windows 11.

List of all minimum system requirements for Windows 11

Processor: 1 gigahertz (GHz) or faster with 2 or more cores on a compatible 64-bit processor or System on a Chip (SoC).
Memory: 4 GB RAM.
Storage: 64 GB or larger storage device.
System firmware: UEFI, Secure Boot capable.
TPM: Trusted Platform Module (TPM) version 2.0.
Graphics card: Compatible with DirectX 12 or later with WDDM 2.0 driver.
Display Resolution: High definition (720p) display that is greater than 9” diagonally, 8 bits per color channel.
Internet connection: Microsoft account and internet connectivity required for setup for Windows 11 Home.

Your device must be running Windows 10, version 2004 or later, to upgrade. Free updates are available through Windows Update in Settings>Update and Security.

for more details on Windows 11 system requirements: https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/windows-11-specifications

You can download this Check for compatibility

Once you have downloaded compatibility, open it and click on Check now

If your system hardware is newer you should see This PC meets Windows 11 requirements

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If you want to see details click on See all results, something like this, your specs will be different

If you have older hardware, you will see something like this: example of this PC does not have Secure Boot enable and Processor does not meet the requirement, most important TPM 2.0, which this PC does not even have.

This PC doesn't currently meet Windows 11 System requirements

You can find more info on Windows 11 https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/get-windows-11 and Frequently asked questions at the bottom of the page

Download Windows 11 ISO: https://www.microsoft.com/software-download/windows11



How to fix Windows 10 Blue Screen of Death

There might be many reasons you get Blue Screen of Death (BSOD) and there are many ways to fix them. Most of them are caused by the updates, it could be Windows update, driver, or hardware changes in your computer. Sometimes new software installed that’s conflicting with Windows or drivers. Windows update that pushed out earlier in a month by Microsoft is causing Windows to experience BSOD (Blue Screen of Death), but not all computers are affected, only using those that are conflicting.

Here is an example of Windows update, which got affected whom using Kyocera printers:

Windows 10 Ver.20H2/2004 : KB5000802
Windows 10 Ver.1909/1903 : KB5000808
Windows 10 Ver.1803 : KB5000809
Windows 10 Ver.1809 : KB5000822

Solution from Microsoft released a patch, on March 18th, 2021:

Windows 10 Ver.20H2/2004: KB5001567
Windows 10 Ver.20H2/2004 : KB5001649
Windows 10 Ver.1909/1903 : KB5001648
Windows 10 Ver.1803  : KB5001634
windows 10 Ver.1809  : KB5001638

You will need to manually uninstall bad update and install the patch to fix.

To uninstall via command:
wusa /uninstall /kb:5000802

To see list of updates via PowerShell:

Get-Hotfix

So, keep your eye on Windows updates if its causing issue you can uninstall it or look for new updates to fix it.

Resources for troubleshooting:

Microsoft Troubleshoot blue screen errors: https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/sbs/windows/troubleshoot-blue-screen-errors-5c62726c-6489-52da-a372-3f73142c14ad?ui=en-US&rs=en-US&ad=US



How to fix printer error 0x8007007e

There are number of reason you get printer error when trying to print something. This could be document, photo, types of format that’s not supported or drivers not able to read the printer format. The error 0x8007007e is for Printconfig.dll not found in printer driver folder, you can search for it and copy and paste to one of the location to fix the issue. Here is how to do this

The error message looks like this:

Using your Windows Key+R and type in spool, then hit Enter

Then on the search box type “printconfig”

You should get search result like this:

Copy the PrintConfig.dll and paste into c:\Windows\System32\spool\drivers\x64\3 or c:\Windows\System32\spool\drivers\W32X86\3

That should fix your issue

You may also need to restart print spooler, which you can do via PowerShell command: Restart-Service Spooler
you do have to run PowerShell as admin

or you can simply restart the computer to flush out anything stuck on print Job, in case issue is due to software bug

Hope that helped you out, take care



How to extend your screen to the second monitor

Display Rearrange your displays

It’s very common these days people are working from home and doing multiple tasks so they use the second monitor. The second monitor could be attaching directly to a laptop, desktop, tablet, or wirelessly. Some devices have built-in options some you have to use an adaptor, converter, or external docking station. Here are some options and settings to help you extend your screen to the second monitor.

Types of connections:

VGA, HDMI, DVI, min HDMI, micro HDMI, Type-C you can do a search on the specific type to get a picture if you don’t know what these are. There are so many others but these are common.

On Windows 10 computer:

Once you have your second screen connected or ready to connect if using wirelessly.

Click Notification icon near the bottom clock
Then click on Project
Click on Extend (if using a wireless click on Connect to a wireless display)
you should see now both screen

on Windows 10 Connecting to Wireless display

Click Notification icon near the bottom clock
Then click on Project
Click on Connect to a wireless display
It will give you options to choose your wireless display, some have code you need to enter some devices just connects. then you should see both screens

Some settings you should know:

Display resolution, higher the resolution clear the image, but texts and windows will get smaller. You can also use Scale (zoom) some apps may not display correctly. Every display has it’s own settings you can change that works for you, just look around for options.

If you need to change the way the arrow mouses from one screen to another, you can just rearrange the displays and so your mouse pointer moves the monitor way you have physically. If you don’t know you can click on Identify it will display 1 and 2.

If you need to make the second monitor as primary, so any application you open will open by default on the second monitor.

Select second monitor then under Multiple displays, check the box Make this my main display

That’s it, there are so many other settings you can look around to find what works for you, also based on the selection and type of device you will see more options.