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Screenshot Capture Tools for Windows 10

Windows has a built in "Snipping Tool" that helps you capture the desktop. However the app is not enough for the most custom needs. Also it doesn't offer control over the output generated by the tool. It also lacks in the features like taking timed screenshot or taking screenshot by scrolling the webpage. In this article we are going to review some of the screenshot capture apps to use on Windows 10.

How to enable or disable Hybrid Boot in Windows 8

Windows 8 Developer Preview was released for general public in September,2011. Lots of new features were added to the new Windows 8 OS. One such new feature is the Hybrid boot feature which allows Windows 8 to reduce startup time after shutting down the Windows 8 computer. This article explains the step by step process to enable or disable the Hybrid Boot feature of Windows 8 Developer Preview.

Cannot delete file or folder in Windows 10

Almost every version of Windows has a problem where system permission issues restrict users from deleting the file or folder. Such files or folders remain in system memory and can't be deleted unless the hard-disk is formatted. This behavior also exists in Windows 10. In this article we are going to take a look at the options that helps us delete such files or folders in Windows 10.

How to do Privacy Settings in Windows 10

Windows 10 is launched with many new features and settings. These settings however do not respect user privacy. In order to control the behavior of Windows 10 you need to disable some of the features that compromises on the user privacy. In this article, we are going to take a look at some privacy specific settings that you can make to your Windows to improve privacy.

How to use PowerShell in Windows 10

PowerShell is effective command line tool for the Windows administrators to be more productive. It can not only create shell scripts but also background tasks and command piping like Bash Shell. A normal user though may not gain much from the Powershell. In this article we are going to take a look at Powershell basics that you can use on Windows 10.

Registry Cleaners in Windows 10

Every Windows version requires cleaning registry on a regular basis. To handle this issue, there are plenty of third-party freeware and shareware apps out there. Many apps have now started to officially support the Windows 10 operating system. In this article, we are going to discuss the registry cleaner apps that are good to use on Windows 10 OS.

Power Management in Windows 10

When it comes to laptop usage on Windows, it is really hard to not look for the battery performance. In order to strike the balance in between performance and battery, we need to use the power plan. Windows 10 also allows to you to make your own custom power plan. In this article, we are going to take a look at the power management option of Windows 10.

Lock Screen Tweaks in Windows 10

Lock screen in Windows 10 by default offers the jumbo background. Some users may not like the default settings for lock screen and may wish to change it in future. There are many ways to change the lock screen background. We are going to see the lock screen tweaks in Windows 10 that allow you to change background color or wallpaper.

3 Tips to get the most out of Microsoft OneNote

It is always recommended to make notes of important things. OneNote seems to be one of the best note taking apps. In this article, I will let you know the 3 best OneNote Tips to get most use of it.

DVD Burning Software for Windows 10

Microsoft has decided to take the DVD player app away from the Windows 10 after the initial migration phase. So those who install Windows 10 after 1 year of it's release date may not be able to get the most out of their DVD drive. In order to extend the default behavior of Windows 10 DVD support, you need to use third party apps to create images, burn discs and use it to verify the disc content. In this article, we are going to see multiple apps that help you do just that on Windows 10.

How to apply Transparency Effects in Windows 10

Windows 10 has Aero Glass transparency built in by default. Still users don't get much control over the opacity and the blur effects on the open applications. Since Windows 8.1 application specific transparency has been removed and we have to rely on third party apps, in this article, we are going to take a look at various options of transparency effects in Windows 10.

Custom Visual Styles in Windows 10

It's boring to stick to default look of Windows 10 for long time. Windows supports Visual styles that allows you to change the window decoration of the shell. Though by default Windows doesn't support changing themes and visual styles unless system files are patched. But we are going to use external apps to do just that. In this article, you'll learn how to change the visual style and the default system themes.

Disk Defragmentation Tools for Windows 10

Windows 10 has a built-in Disk Defragmenter tool that does the basic defragmentation. However if you want quicker defragment and performance improvements, then the basic tool is not enough. There are many defrag apps out there that can help improve your disk access improvement. We are going to look at some of the options available for you to defrag your newly upgraded Windows 10 operating system.

How to Stop Automatic Updates in Windows 10

Windows 10 automatically downloads updates by default. For those who are on limited bandwidth plans may not find this feature beneficial. In such a case, disabling those updates is very important. This post shows you how to configure Windows 10 to disable these updates while you're on a limited internet plan. Learn how to disable or to enable those automatic updates on your Windows 10 computer.

Things to Do after Installing Windows 10

Windows 10 is officially released and you have finally installed it on your computer. You don't know what to do next? Check out this checklist of post-install tasks that helps you get the essentials on your desktop.

8 Ways to Customize Windows 10 Desktop

Windows 10 has improved a lot since the previous Windows 8 version and gives you better experience and productivity like version 7. It offers a lot of settings that you can perform to get the annoying features out of the way. In this article, you'll find tweaks that you can perform to make Windows 10 more personal for your everyday use.

Malicious Software Removal Tool in Windows 10

Malicious Software Removal Tool helps remove critical subset of malware infections from your computer. Though MRT is not a replacement to your existing antivirus, however in some cases this tool saves you from reinstalling the Windows. In this article you'll learn what Malicious Software Removal Tool is and how to use this tool to remove existing infected files.

System Restore in Windows 10

Windows 10 System Restore can save your system from critical system issues. It can bring back functional state of the Windows without having to touch your personal files and data on the drives. It can help you to choose from the states that helps run Windows if the programs stop functioning. Learn how to set System Restore point and how to perform your first system restore.

How to open command prompt in Windows 8

Are you missing the good old command prompt in Windows 8 developer preview build? In this quick post, I will discuss how you can launch the command prompt in Windows 8.

How to fix errors that occur while upgrading to Windows 10

With Microsoft providing current Windows users a free upgrade to Windows 10, there is a lot of excitement among users testing out the experience. The featured article informs readers how to fix errors that are commonly encountered during the upgrade process.

Encryption with BitLocker in Windows 10

Windows has been offering it's Bitlocker feature for quite some time now. With Windows 10, this feature has not only improved but offers support for even more devices. Read how you can make use of this feature.

How to create your own Windows 10 Bootable Drive or Disk

Microsoft claims Windows 10 to be the "The Best Windows Ever." The featured article provides the reader with instructions on how to create a bootable DVD disk or USB drive to implement the free Windows 10 upgrade for multiple systems quickly.

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