Most people live with the perception that only Windows 10 and mac OS users have the privilege of adding virtual desktops to their computers. For your information, you can still add virtual desktops to your PC even if you are not operating under the Windows 10 OS. It is very simple to do so. This tutorial is a comprehensive guide on how you can add virtual desktops to your PC without necessarily upgrading to Windows 10.
Now, what is the necessity of having multiple desktops for your computer? Keeping your work organized is the fundamental reason behind having several virtual desktops. If you are the kind of person who stores a lot of information in your PC, chances of misplacing some are high. However, with virtual desktops, it is very easy to manage your files. You can dedicate music files to one desktop while word documents go to the other. In other words, it is very easy to categorize data in your PC if you have several virtual desktops.
So, how possible is it to have several virtual desktops without upgrading to Windows 10. Here are steps to follow:
The first thing you should do is to ensure that your PC is connected to the Internet. It might interest you to know that you will have to make a download in order to facilitate the adding process of several virtual desktops. It would be best if your Internet connection is stable to support flawless downloading.
The second step is to download Sysinternals Desktops v2.0. It is important to note that the only place you can get this application is from Microsoft’s tech Site. Any other site that claims to offer this application should be snubbed. Once you have clicked on ‘download’ button, a zip folder will show up in your PC.
Open the Zip folder that has been downloaded from the Internet. You will find a prompt that is meant to extract the EXE file. Double click on the prompt to permit the extraction process. As soon as the extraction is done, it would be best to restart your PC for the sake of refreshing.
During the restarting process, you will come across a prompt that directs you to decide on the hotkeys that you would prefer. The hotkeys are the numbers that you will be using to switch from one desktop to another. It would be best if you choose hotkeys that you will easily remember.
You can actually opt to remain with the default hotkeys. There is nothing wrong in using the defaults. In any case, you can still switch to a different desktop by clicking on the respective icons. With this app, you will enjoy the privilege of switching between 4 desktops. This means that you will be in a better position to manage your PC. However, if you are a Windows 10 user, the app will provide you with unlimited virtual desktop options.