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Fix - Your Files, Apps, and Settings Can’t Be Kept Windows 10/11

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Usually, the in-place upgrade can maintain the integrality of personal files and retain settings and customization. As well, apps and data can be kept on the computer.

However, sometimes when performing an in-place upgrade of Windows 10 or 11, the Windows Setup installer will show you an error message showing “your files, apps and settings can’t be kept”. A reason is given:

You have chosen to install Windows using a different language than you’re currently using.
Your current version of Windows might be installed in an unsupported directory or you’re trying to install an older version of Windows.
You’re installing an edition of Windows that’s different than the one you’re currently using.

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Fix You’ll Need a New App to Open This Windowsdefender Link

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Windows Security, the earlier Windows Defender, is an app embedded into Windows 10/11 to protect your computer from viruses and malware. Windows Defender can provide real-time protection. To turn on Windows Defender in Windows 10, go to Settings > Update & Security > Windows Defender. Then, you can launch this security app from there. To open this app in Windows 11, follow the way in this post - How to Enable or Disable Microsoft Defender in Windows 11.

Many users complained that they got a message “You’ll need a new app to open this Windowsdefender link” when launching Windows Defender in some forums like Reddit.

This error can be found not only in Windows 10 but also in Windows 11. Nowadays Windows 11 is still in the test phase and it always has various issues with the release of each preview build. Recently, the error “You’ll need a new app to open this Windowsdefender link” bothers many Windows 11 users.

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Does Factory Reset Remove Virus? See a Guide to Get the Answer!

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During the battles against viruses, you are not always the winners. Viruses or malware could be very complicated enough and sneak into any devices including Android phones, iPhones, PCs, or Macs. When trying many methods but the virus doesn’t seem to go away, the last resort may be performing a factory reset.

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How to Reinstall Windows 11? Try 3 Simple Ways Here Now!

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In many cases, you need to reinstall Windows 11.

For example, when your PC suffers a fault and fails to boot up, the common solution is to reset the PC. If blue screen of death (BSOD) errors always appear or the PC gets slow or hangs randomly, the safe option to mitigate downtime and loss of work is reinstalling Windows 11. The reinstallation of Windows can also reverse a fault update, driver update, or security patch.

Besides, if you decide to give away & sell your computer or want to get rid of bloatware and malware, reinstalling Windows is a good idea.

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How to Connect AirPods to Chromebook? Follow a Guide!

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AirPods are wireless Bluetooth earbuds that are designed by Apple. Due to the powerful features like audio play, noise cancellation, etc., AirPods are popular with many users all around the world.

AirPods have better compatibility and they are compatible with any device that supports Bluetooth 4.0 or higher. In detail, they can be used in Android and Windows devices, Chromebooks, TVs, game consoles, and more.

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[4 Ways] How to Enable Remote Desktop in Windows 11?

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Remote desktop is a basic feature of the Windows operating system. It is designed to access your own or other’s computers remotely using the Remote Desktop Protocol (RDP). You can easily access files and programs on another computer remotely. Besides, you can use it to control a PC or offer assistance to someone without being present at that location.

To use remote desktop, two steps are required – enable remote desktop and set up or connect to the enabled device. How can you turn on remote desktop in Windows? It is easy in Windows 10 but for Windows 11, some settings are changed and the way is different. Now, let’s see how to enable Windows 11 remote desktop.

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Top 5 Methods to Downscale 4K to 1080P Effortlessly

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You may need to compress 4K videos to 1080p when you can’t play 4K videos smoothly on your PC. How to downscale 4K to 1080p? This post offers you 5 4K to 1080P converters to change video resolution from 4K to 1080P.
4K refers to a horizontal display resolution of around 4,000 pixels. 1080P, also known as Full HD or FHD, refers to a display resolution of 1920x1080 pixels. 4K is much sharper than 1080P.

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How to Enable or Disable Sandbox in Windows 11? (3 Ways)

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Windows Sandbox was first introduced in Windows 10 19H1 and now it is also a part of Windows 11. It is designed to create a secure environment to isolate running apps from the main systems, without accessing files, Windows registry, and critical parts of the main Windows system. That is, programs installed in Windows Sandbox keep "sandboxed" and run separately from the host machine.

This feature is fairly helpful, especially when you download an executable file or an app from risky sources and install it in Sandbox. This won’t damage your PC.

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How to Link Your Samsung Phone to Windows 11/10? See a Guide!

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Nowadays many users need to connect their phones to a Windows PC so that they can instantly access the contents of the phone on the computer and transfer files from your phone to your PC and vice versa. To achieve these aims, the Your Phone app is a good assistant. You can use it to get instant access to everything you love on your phone on a PC.

In Windows 10/11, Your Phone is a feature that is built into the operating system. Of course, to use it easily, you can download the Your Phone app from Microsoft Store and install it on your computer. If you are running Windows 10, you can follow the guide - How to Set up and Use Your Phone App in Windows 10.

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How to Defrag Windows 11 Hard Drive to Improve Performance

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Sometimes you find your PC running Windows 11 gets slower and slower and one of the reasons for this is that the hard drive files are fragmented. Over time, files are saved, re-saved, or deleted, and small information packets are stored in random locations on the hard drive.

Since more and more data is written and deleted, more and more fragments are created. On the HDDs, these files take longer to find because the read head must move to various locations to access these files.

One reliable solution is defragmentation. This can eliminate the gap between files to avoid movement to offer fast reading and writing speed of your PC. Not only HDDs but also SSDs (just not as much frequently as HDDs) need defragmentation.

Well then, how to defrag a Windows 11 PC to get better PC performance? 3 ways are introduced below.

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