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Amazon Kindle Fire tablets have their own Amazon App Store, but it falls short compared to the Google Play Store. The search giant has created the largest collection of apps and an intuitive, as well as familiar, interface. We know many of you are wondering if it’s possible to install Google Play on Kindle Fire devices, and the answer is yes, as your Kindle is an Android device too. Today we will show you how it’s done without rooting your tablet.

Warning: Keep in mind you will need to do a bit of tinkering on your device to install Google Play on Kindle Fire tablets. Though the process isn’t extremely complicated, you want to make sure you know what you are doing and keep in mind only you will be responsible if anything happens to your device in the process. Take your time and do your research before doing this.

Note: These steps were put together using a 10th-gen Amazon Fire HD 8 running Fire OS 7.3.2.2.

Quick answer

There is really no quick way to install Google Play on Amazon Kindle Fire tablets. You can sideload apps manually, though, a much simpler alternative. To do this, download the APK file and launch it. After this, all you have to do is hit Install and let the tablet do its thing.

Get to your favorite method

How to download and sideload apps on your Amazon Kindle Fire

How to create a wikihow account

You might want to consider simply sideloading Android apps on Kindle Fire tablets. This method doesn’t strictly require installing the Google Play Store, making it a simpler alternative. Sideloading Android apps essentially means installing them manually. The main downside is that your sideloaded apps won’t be automatically updated (unless you have the Google Play Store installed). Regardless, it is a helpful method to know, and you need it to install Google Play on Kindle Fire tablets.

Introduction to NARA Resources

The records in our holdings that are most commonly used by genealogists include, Census, Military, Immigration (Ship Passenger Lists), Naturalization, and Land records.

To learn more about these records and how to access them, we recommend that you:

Start by reviewing our Powerpoint presentation

The “Beginning your Genealogical Research at the National Archives and Records Administration” presentation provides an excellent introduction to most popular genealogical records at NARA.

(Save to your computer and then open, or open directly.)

How to create a wikihow accountView our Introductory Videos on YouTube

  • View our video on “Introduction to Census Records”
  • View our videos on Military Records: Pension Records, Regular Service, and Volunteer Service
  • View our videos on “Introduction to Immigration Records” and “Immigrant Records: More than just Ship Passenger Arrival Lists”
  • View our video, “Early Naturalization Records at the National Archives”
  • View our video on “The Homestead Act: Land Records of your Ancestors”

Learn more on our Research Topics pages

On the Research Topics pages, you will learn about records available at NARA, and how to use them. You will also find links to articles, finding aids, and links to digitized records in the Catalog, when available. You may want to start with these records:

View Additional Videos from our Family History Workshops

We have many genealogy presentations available online, where you can learn about additional records available at NARA for genealogy, and how to use them.

Learn more about NARA’s online Genealogy Resources

Other Genealogy Resources for Getting Started

Online Tutorials and Guides

Getting Started page from National Genealogical Society

How to get started in Genealogy, from the New England Historic Genealogical Society (NEHGS)

Finding Your Ancestors, online course (free, but requires registration)

Genealogy Classes, free online classes on beginning genealogy, internet genealogy, and tracing immigrant origins.

If your research seems to hit a dead-end or poses a tough problem, you can often find other paths by learning how others solved their research problems. Here are some online resources that may provide some ideas and answers.

Consult books and articles

Consult books and articles about what records are available, where they can be found, and steps in the genealogical research process. Here are the names of some books you may find in your local library or bookstore. (Please note: these are not endorsed by the National Archives. They are mentioned here as possibly helpful resources.)

  • Bentley, Elizabeth Petty. The Genealogist’s Address Book, 4th edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1999.
  • Crandall, Ralph J. Shaking Your Family Tree. Dublin, NH: Yankee Publishing, 1986.
  • Croom, Emily A. Unpuzzling Your Past: A Basic Guide to Genealogy. Cincinnati, OH: Betterway Books, 1995.
  • Greenwood, Val D. The Researcher’s Guide to American Genealogy. Baltimore, MD: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1990.
  • Jacobus, Donald Lines. Genealogy as a Pastime and Profession. Baltimore, MD: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1968. Reprint, 1991.
  • Mills, Elizabeth Shown. Evidence! Citation & Analysis for the Family Historian. Baltimore, MD: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1997.
  • Rubincam, Milton. Pitfalls in Genealogical Research. Salt Lake City, UT: Ancestry, 1987.
  • Stryker-Rodda, Harriet. How to Climb Your Family Tree. Baltimore, MD: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1977. Reprint, 1993.
  • Szucs, Loretto D., and Sandra H. Luebking. The Source: A Guidebook of American Genealogy. Revised edition. Salt Lake City, UT: Ancestry, 1997

Read Journal Articles

The following can be found in libraries with a large genealogical collection, or you may be able to purchase back issues from the societies that published them.

Attend Workshops and Conferences

We provide workshops to help people learn how to use historical documents when conducting genealogical research. See our list of upcoming workshops and the annual Virtual Genealogy Fair.

National, regional, and local genealogical societies also often hold workshops and conferences geared towards beginning genealogists.

You can also listen to recordings of lectures from previous national and regional genealogy conferences, and attend ongoing webinars. These cover the vast array of genealogical research topics, and many are geared to the beginner.

Join Genealogical Societies

In addition to sponsoring workshops and webinars, other help is also available through genealogical societies. Most publish newsletters and other materials describing genealogical research and services in the area. Many also have libraries and other helpful resources. You may find it helpful to join both your local genealogical society as well as those where your ancestors lived.

To find a genealogical society in North America, you can search by state/province from the National Genealogical Society website.

Other web site that may assist you in locating local societies are:

Using timeline

Note: Starting in July 2021, if you have your activity history synced across your devices through your Microsoft account (MSA), you’ll no longer have the option to upload new activity in Timeline. You’ll still be able to use Timeline and see your activity history (information about recent apps, websites and files) on your local device. AAD-connected accounts won’t be impacted.

It’s easy to forget what we were working on, especially when it was days or weeks ago. Timeline helps you jump back into something you were doing – like working on a document or browsing a website.

Timeline is a feature that first appeared in the Windows 10 April 2018 Update. The feature lives on your taskbar and enhances Task View to show you currently running apps and past activities. By default, timeline shows you snapshots of the things you were working on from earlier in the day or a specific past date. An annotated scrollbar lets you know where you are in your timeline, and if you’d rather not scroll, you can search for the item or activity you’d like to pick back up.

To get started with timeline, select Task View on the taskbar, or press Windows logo key + Tab, and select an activity.

There are several things you can do to control what timeline shows:

To limit the accounts displayed in timeline, select the Start button > Settings > Privacy > Activity history, and then turn off the accounts you don’t want to show in your timeline under Show activities from accounts.

To remove an activity from timeline, right-click an activity card and select Remove. You can clear all items from an entire day by right-clicking an activity card and selecting Clear all from Earlier Today (or for whatever time you’re viewing).

To clear all activities from timeline, select the Start button > Settings > Privacy > Activity history > Clear activity history.

To clear timeline activities saved to the cloud, select the Start button > Settings > Privacy > Activity history > Manage my Microsoft Account activity data.

To prevent web-browsing activities from showing up, select the More icon in Microsoft Edge, and then select New InPrivate window.

Microsoft helps you stay in control of your privacy and takes data protection seriously.

Select the Start button > Settings > Privacy > Activity history, then clear the check box next to Show my activity history on this device and Send my activity history to Microsoft.

Scroll down to Show activities from accounts and make sure the toggle(s) is set to Off.

Scroll down to Clear activity history and select Clear.

If you sign in with a Microsoft account, select Manage my Microsoft Account activity data to clear your information saved to the cloud.

Troubleshooting timeline

Make sure you’re running the latest version of Windows. That way, you’ll have the newest features, like timeline, and the latest security protection. To check:

On your PC, select the Start button, then select Settings > System > About. Your PC should be running version 1803 or later.

If your PC isn’t running version 1803 or later yet, select the Start button, then select Settings > Update & Security and select Check for updates to install the latest version of Windows 10.

You’ll also want to be sure that the Task View wasn’t accidentally turned off. To check:

Right-click a blank spot on the taskbar.

Select the Show Task View button.

Note: Using your work PC? Check with your organization’s IT administrator to see if timeline is allowed.

It could be because the app that you used to create an activity – let’s say, Microsoft Word – isn’t installed on the PC you’re currently using to view timeline. Also, documents can’t be opened if they were moved, deleted, or stored on a different PC than the one you’re currently using.

If you try the troubleshooting steps and are still having issues with timeline, use the Feedback Hub app to let us know. You can even attach some screenshots or recreate a problem to help us see what you’re experiencing.

To open the Feedback Hub app, select the Start button, and then select Feedback Hub.

Note: If you haven’t download the Feedback Hub app, select the Start button and select Microsoft Store from the app list or select it from the task bar. In Microsoft Store, type Feedback Hub in the Search box, and then select and download the app.

Whether it’s for work or personal use, you can connect to a virtual private network (VPN) on your Windows PC. A VPN connection can help provide a more secure connection and access to your company’s network and the internet, for example, when you’re working from a coffee shop or similar public place.

Note:
This feature is not available in Windows 11 SE. Learn more

Create a VPN profile

Before you can connect to a VPN, you must have a VPN profile on your PC. You can either create a VPN profile on your own or set up a work account to get a VPN profile from your company.

Before you start:

If it’s for work, look for VPN settings or a VPN app on your company’s intranet site while you’re at work, or contact your company’s support person.

If it’s for a VPN service you subscribe to for personal use, visit the Microsoft Store to see if there’s an app for that service, then go to the VPN service’s website to see if the VPN connection settings to use are listed there.

Select the Start button, then type settings. Select Settings > Network & internet > VPN > Add VPN.

In Add a VPN connection, do the following:

For VPN provider, choose Windows (built-in).

In the Connection name box, enter a name you’ll recognize (for example, My Personal VPN). This is the VPN connection name you’ll look for when connecting.

In the Server name or address box, enter the address for the VPN server.

For VPN type, choose the type of VPN connection you want to create. You’ll need to know which kind of VPN connection your company or VPN service uses.

For Type of sign-in info, choose the type of sign-in info (or credentials) to use. This might be a username and password, one-time password, certificate, or a smart card if you’re connecting to a VPN for work. Enter your username and password in the respective boxes (if required).

If you need to edit the VPN connection info or specify additional settings, such as proxy settings, choose the VPN connection and then select Advanced options.

Connect to a VPN

When you have a VPN profile, you’re ready to connect.

In Settings, select Network & internet > VPN.

Next to the VPN connection you want to use, select Connect.

If you’re prompted, enter your username and password or other sign-in info.

When connected, the VPN connection name will display Connected underneath it. To see if you’re connected to the VPN while you’re doing things on your PC, hover your mouse pointer over the Network icon on the far right of the taskbar, then see if the VPN connection shows.

Tip: You can also connect to a VPN through quick settings and the notification area. To add VPN as a quick setting, select the Network icon on the taskbar, then select Edit quick settings > Add > VPN > Done.

Whether it’s for work or personal use, you can connect to a virtual private network (VPN) on your Windows 10 PC. A VPN connection can help provide a more secure connection and access to your company’s network and the internet, for example, when you’re working from a coffee shop or similar public place.

Create a VPN profile

How to create a wikihow account

Before you can connect to a VPN, you must have a VPN profile on your PC. You can either create a VPN profile on your own or set up a work account to get a VPN profile from your company.

Before you start:

If it’s for work, look for VPN settings or a VPN app on your company’s intranet site while you’re at work, or contact your company’s support person.

If it’s for a VPN service you subscribe to for personal use, visit the Microsoft Store to see if there’s an app for that service, then go to the VPN service’s website to see if the VPN connection settings to use are listed there.

Select the Start button, then select Settings > Network & Internet > VPN > Add a VPN connection.

In Add a VPN connection, do the following:

For VPN provider, choose Windows (built-in).

In the Connection name box, enter a name you’ll recognize (for example, My Personal VPN). This is the VPN connection name you’ll look for when connecting.

In the Server name or address box, enter the address for the VPN server.

For VPN type, choose the type of VPN connection you want to create. You’ll need to know which kind of VPN connection your company or VPN service uses.

For Type of sign-in info, choose the type of sign-in info (or credentials) to use. This might be a username and password, one-time password, certificate, or a smart card if you’re connecting to a VPN for work. Enter your username and password in the respective boxes (if required).

If you need to edit the VPN connection info or specify additional settings, such as proxy settings, choose the VPN connection and then select Advanced options.

Connect to a VPN

When you have a VPN profile, you’re ready to connect.

On the far right of the taskbar, select the Network icon (either or ).

Select the VPN connection you want to use, then do either of the following depending on what happens when you select the VPN connection:

If the Connect button displays under the VPN connection, select Connect.

If the VPN section in Settings opens, select the VPN connection there, then select Connect.

If you’re prompted, enter your username and password or other sign-in info.

When connected, the VPN connection name will display Connected underneath it. To see if you’re connected to the VPN while you’re doing things on your PC, select the Network icon (either or ) on the far right of the taskbar, then see if the VPN connection says Connected.

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Версия Google Workspace Essentials Starter предназначена для использования с существующими рабочими адресами электронной почты и помогает наладить совместную работу в командах. Вы бесплатно получаете дополнительные возможности корпоративного класса, включая плагин Microsoft Outlook для Диска и Meet, а также функции для управления участниками команды, например возможность добавлять и удалять пользователей, контролируя таким образом доступ к общим файлам.

Да. Вы можете загружать файлы Microsoft Office на Google Диск и сразу же редактировать и комментировать их, а также открывать к ним доступ в Google Документах, Таблицах и Презентациях. Все изменения автоматически сохраняются в исходном формате Microsoft Office. Посмотрите справочную статью или видео, чтобы узнать больше.

Google Workspace Essentials Starter предоставляется бесплатно – без пробного периода и ограничений по времени. Каждый пользователь получает 15 ГБ на Google Диске, которых хватит для хранения сотен или даже тысяч файлов. Если вам понадобится больше места или вы захотите пользоваться дополнительными функциями (длительными видеовстречами с участием трех и более человек, расширенными средствами защиты, круглосуточной поддержкой и т. п.), можно перейти на Google Workspace Enterprise Essentials.

Google Workspace Essentials Starter – это решение для тех, кто хочет организовать рабочие процессы. Этот вариант подойдет как для небольших, так и для крупных проектов. Вы можете использовать в Google Workspace Essential Starter свой текущий рабочий адрес: ваши контактные данные не изменятся, а ваши файлы останутся под надежной защитой.

Google Workspace Essentials Starter можно подстраивать под свои задачи по мере развития компании, добавляя и удаляя пользователей без дополнительной платы.

В одном аккаунте может быть до 25 пользователей. В одном домене можно создать несколько таких аккаунтов.

  • Google Диск: централизованное хранилище файлов с защищенным доступом.
  • Google Документы: совместная работа над текстовыми документами.
  • Google Таблицы: безопасная, эффективная и удобная работа с таблицами в динамично развивающихся организациях.
  • Google Презентации: совместная работа над эффектными презентациями.
  • Google Meet: надежная видеосвязь для рабочих встреч.
  • Google Chat: переписка 1:1 и групповые чаты.
  • Google Календарь: онлайн-календари для совместной работы.
  • Google Формы: простой и удобный инструмент для опросов и сбора мнений.
  • Google Сайты: простое решение для создания сайтов.
  • Google Keep: заметки и списки дел.

В платных версиях Google Workspace (Business Starter, Business Standard, Business Plus и Enterprise) предоставляется больше места в хранилище на каждого пользователя, есть расширенные функции видеовстреч, возможность настраивать корпоративные адреса электронной почты, управлять аккаунтом организации в консоли администратора и многое другое. Если вам нужны корпоративные адреса электронной почты, выберите один из тарифных планов Google Workspace по цене от 6 долларов США за пользователя в месяц.

Если создавать фирменные адреса не требуется, но вам нужен расширенный набор возможностей, попробуйте Google Workspace Enterprise Essentials.

With SharePoint in Microsoft 365 you can create a SharePoint communication site to share news, reports, status, and other information in a visually compelling format. Communication sites are responsive and can be viewed from anywhere on any device.

When you create a communication site, a Microsoft 365 group is not created.

Some functionality is introduced gradually to organizations that have set up the targeted release options in Microsoft 365. This means that you may not yet see this feature or it may look different than what is described in the help articles.

Should I create a communication site or a team site?

Use a communication site to broadcast information out to a broad audience. With a communication site, typically only a small set of members contribute content that is consumed by a much larger audience. If you want to collaborate with other members of your team or with others on a specific project, a team site is the better choice. With a team site, typically all or most members can contribute content to the site and the information is limited to only the members of the team or project and specific stakeholders.

Steps to create a communication site

Sign in to Microsoft 365. For help, see Where to sign in to Microsoft 365.

In the top left corner of the page, select the app launcher icon and then select the SharePoint tile. If you don’t see the SharePoint tile, click the Sites tile or All if SharePoint is not visible.

At the top of the SharePoint home page, click + Create site and choose the Communication site option.

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If your plan is to associate the new communication site with a SharePoint hub site, you can streamline the process by first navigating to the hub site and clicking the Create site link in the top right corner there. The new communication site will automatically be associated with that hub site.

If you don’t see the + Create site link, self-service site creation may be disabled in Microsoft 365. Contact the person administering Microsoft 365 in your organization to create a team site. If you’re a tenant administrator, see Manage site creation in SharePoint Online to enable self-service site creation for your organization or Manage sites in the new SharePoint admin center to create a site from the SharePoint in Microsoft 365 admin center.

Give your new communication site a name and, in the Site description box, add some text that lets people know the purpose of your site.

If enabled by your admin, choose a site classification in the Site classification section. The options listed can pertain to sensitivity of information or to the life-cycle of information on your site.

Select a language for your site.

For SharePoint Server 2019, your system admin must enable and install language packs for this option to be available.

Caution: Once you select a language for your site and create the site, you can’t change the language to something else later.

Click Finish. Your site will be created and will appear among the sites you’re following. Your site will not inherit the permission settings or navigation of other sites. To share your communication site with others, see Share a site.

Note: If your screen doesn’t match the images above, it means that your administrator has site creation set to the classic site creation experience. See Which version of SharePoint am I using? for more details.

Next steps

Now that you’ve created a communication site, learn how you can customize and get the most out of it:

This article was written by Darlene Antonelli, MA. Darlene Antonelli is a Technology Writer and Editor for wikiHow. Darlene has experience teaching college courses, writing technology-related articles, and working hands-on in the technology field. She earned an MA in Writing from Rowan University in 2012 and wrote her thesis on online communities and the personalities curated in such communities.

Is your Amazon Fire Stick not performing as nicely as it used to? Resetting it to factory settings may help clear some bugs or get rid of personal data so you can resell it and it’s pretty easy to do. This wikiHow article teaches you how to reset your Fire Stick and offers some troubleshooting steps on how to fix an orange light on your remote.

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This article describes ways to install Windows 11.

Note: To upgrade to Windows 11, devices should meet the Windows 11 minimum system requirements. Some Windows 10 features aren’t available in Windows 11. System requirements to experience some Windows 11 features and apps will exceed the Windows 11 minimum system requirements. Find Windows 11 specs, features, and computer requirements

Before you begin

Make sure the device you want to install Windows 11 on meets the minimum system requirements. If your device is currently running Windows 10, we recommend you verify the minimum system requirements using the PC Health Check app. We do not recommend installing Windows 11 on a device that doesn’t meet requirements. For more info, see Installing Windows 11 on devices that don’t meet minimum system requirements.

Windows Update in Settings (recommended)

If you’re upgrading from Windows 10, we recommend you wait until you’re notified through Windows Update that the upgrade is ready for your device. To check if Windows 11 is ready for your device, select Start > Settings > Update & Security > Windows Update > Check for updates.

For known issues that might affect your device, you can also check the Windows release health hub.

Other ways to install Windows 11 (not recommended)

Use the Installation Assistant to upgrade

We recommend you wait until your device has been offered the upgrade to Windows 11 before you use the Installation Assistant. When you’re ready, you can find it on the Windows 11 software download page.

Create Windows 11 installation media

On the Windows 11 software download page, select Create tool now and follow the instructions to install Windows 11.

Microsoft recommends against installing Windows 11 on a device that does not meet the Windows 11 minimum system requirements. If you choose to install Windows 11 on a device that does not meet these requirements, and you acknowledge and understand the risks, you can create the following registry key values and bypass the check for TPM 2.0 (at least TPM 1.2 is required) and the CPU family and model.

Registry Key: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\Setup\MoSetup

Note: Serious problems might occur if you modify the registry incorrectly by using Registry Editor or by using another method. These problems might require that you reinstall the operating system. Microsoft cannot guarantee that these problems can be solved. Modify the registry at your own risk.

There are two installation paths available:

Upgrade by launching Setup on the media while running Windows 10. You will have the option to:

a. Perform a Full Upgrade, which keeps personal files (including drivers), apps, and Windows Settings. This is the default experience and is the one that Installation Assistant uses.

b. Keep Data Only will keep personal files (including drivers) only, not apps and not Windows Settings.

c. Clean Install will install Windows 11 and keep nothing from the Windows 10 installation. For more info, see Give your PC a Fresh Start.

Boot from media to launch Setup. This path is a clean install and will not retain previous files or settings. For more info, see Give your PC a Fresh Start.

Important: You should verify that your device meets minimum system requirements before you choose to boot from media, because it will allow you to install Windows 11 if you have at least TPM 1.2 (instead of the minimum system requirement of TPM 2.0), and it will not verify that your processor is on the approved CPU list based on family and model of processor.

Create an image install

Use DISM or 3rd party tools to directly apply an existing Windows 11 image to the disk.

Important: An image install of Windows 11 will not check for the following requirements: TPM 2.0 (at least TPM 1.2 is required) and CPU family and model.

Applies to: Windows Server 2022, Windows 10, Windows 8.1, Windows 8, Windows Server 2019, Windows Server 2016, Windows Server 2012 R2, Windows Server 2008 R2

When you connect to a computer (either a Windows client or Windows Server) through the Remote Desktop client, the Remote Desktop feature on your computer “hears” the connection request through a defined listening port (3389 by default). You can change that listening port on Windows computers by modifying the registry.

  1. Start the registry editor. (Type regedit in the Search box.)
  2. Navigate to the following registry subkey: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\System\CurrentControlSet\Control\Terminal Server\WinStations\RDP-Tcp
  3. Find PortNumber
  4. Click Edit > Modify, and then click Decimal.
  5. Type the new port number, and then click OK.
  6. Close the registry editor, and restart your computer.

The next time you connect to this computer by using the Remote Desktop connection, you must type the new port. If you’re using a firewall, make sure to configure your firewall to permit connections to the new port number.

You can check the current port by running the following PowerShell command:

You can also change the RDP port by running the following PowerShell command. In this command, we’ll specify the new RDP port as 3390.