Posts under Windows category

Elevated Privileges in Windows

How to grant or get Elevated Privileges in Windows 10/8/7

You must have noticed, there are often, many programs installed on your machine that require administrative rights to start. Having admin rights lets you make changes to the system, that can affect all other users. In other words, any program that you […]

Windows Hello

Windows Hello: Sign-in to Windows 10 devices with your face

Microsoft, among many announcements, announced two new features of Windows 10 at Windows Hardware Engineering Community (WinHEC) summit in Shenzhen, China. Features which will make your experience with Windows 10 more personal and more secure. While building Windows 10, the […]

Show non present devices

Make Device Manager show Non present devices in Windows

In this post, we will see how to make built-in Device Manager show non present devices in Windows 10/8/7.  Non-present devices are those old, unused, previous, hidden devices that were once installed, but are now no longer attached to the computer. […]

Create desktop shortcut for Evernote Notebook

How to create shortcut for Evernote Tag and Notebook

Evernote is among the finest note taking apps which can help you keep in mind essential tasks, make notes for important tasks and more. It even allows users create Private, as well as ‘shareable’  Notebooks. Tags help users to categorize […]

Windows 10 Upgrade Path Matrix

Windows 10 Upgrade Path and Process

In a pre-session presentation related to March 19, 2015 event on upgrading to Windows 10 from different operating systems, Microsoft’s Julius Ho has noted down few interesting points. These points form the base of this post on how to upgrade […]

Windows 10 System Compression

System Compression in Windows 10

As the release of Windows 10 is nearing up, Microsoft is giving more information about the new operating system that is supposed to fit all the devices. In its blog, yesterday, Microsoft explained how Windows 10 uses system compression techniques to […]

Control Panel will not open in Windows 10/8/7

If your Control Panel will not open in Windows 10/8/7, then this post will help you troubleshoot and fix the problem. It is quite possible that your computer may be infected with malware, the .cpl file may have become corrupted […]

Disable Administrative Tools

Disable Administrative Tools in Windows 8/10

If you are a system administrator, you may have your reasons for wanting to hide, remove or disable Administrative Tools in Windows 8.1 and restrict users from using them. In this post, we will see how you can display it […]

Thumbnail Previews are not showing

Thumbnail Previews not showing in Windows File Explorer

This post will help you if your Thumbnail Previews are not showing in Windows File Explorer and show you how you can enable or disable Thumbnails in Windows 8 or Windows 7 explorer. Whenever you open Explorer and view images, […]

What is BIOS in computer

What is BIOS in computers & how does it work?

BIOS is short for Basic Input Output System. It is much more than the name suggests. One might think that BIOS controls input and output system. But the BIOS does much more, and it is not possible for any operating […]

cancel chkdsk in windows

How to cancel ChkDsk in Windows 8/10

In this post we will see how to cancel ChkDsk in Windows 8/10 at startup or reboot, after it has been scheduled in Windows. Disk Error Checking in Windows 8  is a bit different from the earlier versions of Windows. In […]

Password Protect Folders in Windows without using 3rd-party software

Occasionally, Windows users might feel the need to place password protection on their folders. Chances are, these folders contain sensitive information that no one else should view, no matter the reason. There are several third-party free file encryption software available […]