Do you use Microsoft's Windows operating system? If you use a laptop or PC, whether at home, work or at the public library, you probably use it at least once a day.
There's a very good chance you do. Windows 10 and earlier versions, like Windows 7, are running on hundreds of millions of computers.
Windows is the OS that allows you to download software such as Microsoft Word, Excel and countless other programs. The great thing about Windows is that it makes our lives easier in so many ways.
Just think about creating spreadsheets if there was no Excel or typing a document in the days before Word. You can spend hours writing, erasing and rewriting documents that, today, take you just minutes.
Of course, many people also love to hate Windows, often with good reason. While Windows 10 is a vastly improved OS, compared to previous versions of Windows, there are lingering frustrations.
Just think about all the times that Windows inexplicably stops working. For example, you may get the "blue screen of death," where your screen turns blue seemingly for no reason. You'll see an unhelpful message saying that you can restart your computer.
Or, you might see an unexplained, endlessly spinning blue circle next to the cursor on your screen. Who knows what's going on?
It's extremely frustrating. The same can be said for your laptop or PC crashing after Microsoft updates security patches. This isn't merely an inconvenience. Some people have lost everything on their computer. Just think about the precious photos and important documents you have on your computer.
Don't let this happen to you. At Komando.com, we're always thinking about ways to help you. Keep reading and we'll give you a few tips to prevent Windows from crashing your computer.