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Windows 10: Upgrade VirtualBox from 5.x to 6.x

This article describes how to upgrade VirtualBox from version 5.x to 6 in Windows 10. Upgrading is as simple as downloading the latest version and running the installer. If you already have a previous version of VirtualBox installed it will be automatically upgraded. Manually upgrade VirtualBox to 6.0 in Windows 10 In my case I was upgrading from Version 5.2.26 to 6.0.4. Note: VirtualBox 6.0 discontinued support for 32-bit hosts.

Windows 10: Install Ubuntu 18 in VirtualBox

Getting started with Ubuntu 18 in VirtualBox This article will step through how to install Ubuntu on Windows 10 using VirtualBox. For this turotial I’ll be using Windows 10 Pro 64-bit (the host) and explain how to run Ubuntu 18.04.1 (the guest) as a virtual machine. Also covered are tips on configuring the display settings and installing VirtualBox Guest Additions. VirtualBox is a free and open-source virtualization platform by Oracle, and is popular for running a variety of virtual machines.

Windows 10: Update VirtualBox

This quick Windows 10 article describes how to manually update VirtualBox in Windows 10. You can simply download the new version of VirtualBox and run the installer - any existing installation of VirtualBox will be automatically updated. You can download the new version from the VirtualBox update prompt, or directly from their website. VirtualBox is a free and open-source virtualization platform by Oracle, and is popular for running a variety of virtual machines.

Windows 10: How to turn on Bluetooth

If you have ever wondered “how do I turn on Bluetooth in Windows”, you have come to the right place. Most Windows 10 devices will include Bluetooth. Bluetooth is a short-range wireless technology popular for wireless audio, headsets, and many other uses. How to turn on bluetooth in Windows 10 Click the Start button and select the Settings icon to open Settings

Install VirtualBox Guest Additions in Ubuntu 18

How to install VirtualBox Guest Additions in Ubuntu 18.04 This article will step through how to install VirtualBox Guest Additions in Ubuntu 18 running on Windows 10. For this turotial I’ll be using Windows 10 Pro 64-bit (the host) and describe how to install Guest Additions in Ubuntu 18.04.1 (the guest). Step 1: Update Ubuntu First, make sure Ubuntu is up to date before proceeding.

Windows 10: Convert m4a audio files

Converting m4a files in Windows 10 Recently I had to work with an audio file that was formatted as an m4a, which is normally fine in Windows 10, but the particular software I was using had other ideas. The simplest solution seemed to be converting it to a wav. After a quick web search, I found a great free tool - foobar2000. The website describes the software as advanced freeware audio player for the Windows platform.

Windows 10: Changing the Wallpaper

Changing the Wallpaper in Windows 10 One of the most common settings to customise in Windows 10 is the desktop background, or the “Wallpaper”. The default is a colourful picture, but I prefer something less busy, like a solid-colour. On the empty section of the desktop, right-click and select Personalize to launch the Settings dialog Select Background from the menu on the left

Windows 10: Enable Delete prompt

Display confirmation prompt on delete By default in Windows 10 there is no confirmation prompt if a file is deleted. With fat fingers like mine, enabling the Windows file delete prompt is a must. There’s just something about being able to delete a file without a confirmation prompt that scares me. Even though it’s rare I actually need this failsafe, it’s presence is reassuring. Anyway, this is how to quickly turn on that annoying prompt:

Windows 10: Disable Recent items

Turn off Recently Used items in File Explorer Quick Access File Explorer has a section in the left navigator called Quick Access which can include both fixed items and recently used items. This means the folder list dynamically changes to reflect recent folders you’ve visited. For predictable folder access I’d prefer this list to be static and unchanging, and thankfully Windows 10 allows me to have that: (adsbygoogle = window.

Windows 10: Combine Taskbar when full

Combine taskbar buttons only when full Today’s quick Windows 10 tip involves the taskbar, and its default stacking behaviour in Windows 10. To quickly and easily switch between open windows I like to avoid the stacking of taskbar buttons whenever possible. Here’s how to enable this behaviour: Right-click a blank area on the taskbar and select Settings. Scroll down to locate the option Combine taskbar buttons and change it to When taskbar is full.

Windows 10: Disable Suggestions

Turn off Suggestions in the Start menu Windows 10 has plenty of eye-candy features, but it’s Start menu Suggestions are too much like spam for my liking. Here’s how to disable those annoying ads once and for all. In the Start Menu, right-click on the unwanted Suggestion and select Turn off all suggestions. From Start launch Settings and Toggle Off the option Occassionally show suggestions in Start.

Windows 10: Install Ubuntu 16 in VirtualBox

This article will describe how to install Ubuntu on Windows 10 using VirtualBox. Getting started with Ubuntu 16 in VirtualBox Today I will be installing VirtualBox on Windows 10 Pro 64-bit (the host), then creating a new virtual machine to run Ubuntu 16.04.1 (the guest). For those running Windows 10 Home edition, sorry but this probably won't work for you. VirtualBox installation First we need to download VirtualBox from https://www.