Ed Tittel

Ed Tittel has been working in and around IT for over 30 years and has been a Windows Insider MVP since 2018. The author of more than 100 computing books, Ed is perhaps best known for his Exam Cram series of certification prep books. These days, Ed blogs weekly for GoCertify.com and more often than that at Win10.Guru. To learn more about Ed, visit his website at edtittel.com.

How to check if your PC can run Windows 11

Build the ultimate bootable Windows repair drive

Build the ultimate bootable Windows repair drive

Load up a USB drive with the right software, and you’ll have a complete toolkit to restart, troubleshoot, and repair Windows PCs.

How to fix a frozen Start menu or taskbar in Windows 10

How to fix a frozen Start menu or taskbar in Windows 10

Before you restart your PC, try this.

The ins and outs of data recovery in Windows 10

The ins and outs of data recovery in Windows 10

Missing folders? Unreadable files? Corrupted hard drive? Sooner or later, most computer users lose data of some kind. Here’s a series of steps you can take in Windows 10 to get it back.

4 steps to repair Microsoft Office

4 steps to repair Microsoft Office

If one or more Office apps is acting glitchy, work your way through this series of repair maneuvers, starting with the simplest.

Windows 10’s Remote Desktop options explained

Windows 10’s Remote Desktop options explained

Should you use Remote Desktop Connection, the Remote Desktop app, or MSRDC Windows Desktop to access Windows 10 PCs remotely? We detail the options and provide some troubleshooting tips in case things go wrong.

Windows 10's new optional updates explained

Windows 10's new optional updates explained

Recent versions of Windows 10 have introduced optional updates to Windows Update. What are they and how should you handle them?

Windows 10 recovery, revisited: The new way to perform a clean install

Windows 10 recovery, revisited: The new way to perform a clean install

Windows 10 version 2004 removed the “start fresh” recovery option, but the functionality still exists. Here’s how to perform a clean install in newer versions of Windows 10 — and some workarounds if it doesn’t work.

How to fix a Windows 10 black screen

How to fix a Windows 10 black screen

Getting the dreaded Windows 10 black screen, with or without a cursor? Here are some simple (and not so simple) ways to banish it and get your desktop back.

An introduction to Windows 10’s new PowerToys

An introduction to Windows 10’s new PowerToys

Like their ‘90s namesakes, the tools in Microsoft’s new PowerToys app are quite useful for power users.

Troubleshooting Windows 10 with Reliability Monitor

Troubleshooting Windows 10 with Reliability Monitor

Built into Windows 10, this old-school tool is great at diagnosing crashes, hangs and other issues.

How to clean up your Windows 10 act

How to clean up your Windows 10 act

Performing a regular disk-cleaning regimen frees up precious space on your hard drive and helps keep Windows 10 operating smoothly. Follow some or all of these steps for a lean, clean machine.

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