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One trick the tech pros know about Windows 10

One trick the tech pros know about Windows 10
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You gotta love Microsoft Windows. For decades, it has been the go-to operating system for billions of computers to operate.

If you don't think about Windows, you're not alone. It's so commonplace that we're all a little guilty of taking it for granted.

You wake up in the morning, head to your home office or go to work. You turn on the computer and take care of literally every aspect of your life on it.

You use it to log onto a web browser like Google Chrome, Firefox or Microsoft Edge. You use your computer to create spreadsheets, PowerPoint presentations, legal documents and so much more.

It's gotten to the point where you might find yourself wondering, "How did I do my job before computers?" Or you may suffer a computer crash at home and break into a sweat.

"How am I going to pay my bills? How am I going to chat with my kids? How am I going to schedule my day?!?"

Of course, if you're at work, you just call the IT guy. In a minute, he does something to turn the screen black. Tap, tap, tap and suddenly your computer is up and running. But, what did he do and how can you do it at home?

It has to do with something IT pros know is called Safe Mode. We'll tell you more about it and, most important, we'll give you a couple of quick tips to use Safe Mode to figure out what's wrong with your computer.

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