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How to Add Color Back to Title Bars in Windows 10

How to Add Color Back to Title Bars in Windows 10

Hidden among the Settings app is the ability to put the color back into the title bars, and this short guide will show you how to do just that.


1. Open Settings app and select the Personalization category.



2. Select Colors from the column on the left side of the screen.

How to Export or Import Default Application Associations on Windows

How to Export or Import Default Application Associations on Windows

Windows lets user make their own default application association choices, but when the user performs a feature update, these settings often tend to be lost, and Windows resets everything to its defaults. So, today we will try to create a backup of this configuration settings and learn how to restore it just to regain all your settings back as they were before the update.


How to Fix a Disk Signature Collision Error in Windows

How to Fix a Disk Signature Collision Error in Windows

A disk signature is a unique, identifying number for a hard disk drive or other data storage device, stored as part of the master boot record. Operating systems use disk signature to identify and distinguish the different data storage devices, and hard disk drive in the computing system for data access.

When you use both disks having identical signatures at the same time, you may run into the Disk Signature Collision problem. In the older...

How to Insert Time and Date into Text File

How to Insert Time and Date into Text File

You can easily insert the current time and date into Notepad manually. There is also an automatic option that inserts the time and date automatically when you open the file:


1. Open Notepad.

2. On the first line of the file, type this:

Code:

.LOG


3. Hit ENTER to insert one carriage return.

4. Save the file.

By doing this, every...

What is Network Address Translation (NAT)

What is Network Address Translation (NAT)



Network Address Translation (NAT) provides a way to hide the IP address of a private network from internet while still allowing computers on that network to access the internet. NAT can be used in many different ways but one method frequently used by home users is called "masquerading" using NAT masquerading one or more devices on a LAN can be made to appear as a single IP address to the outside internet....

How to Clean Windows WinSxS Folder to Save Space

How to Clean Windows WinSxS Folder to Save Space

With Windows 8.1 and Windows 10, you can use the Command Prompt to clean up the WinSxS folder. Windows uses a system folder called WinSxS to store files that are needed for your Windows installation, as well as backups or updates to those files. It's a space hog, however, taking up several gigabytes of space and growing with each Windows Update you perform. Use the steps below to clean up unnecessary files in that WinSxS folder and reclaim valuable hard...

How to Remove Dual Boot Menu on Windows

How to Remove Dual Boot Menu on Windows

Dual-booting is a fantastic method for attempting another working operating system without influencing your trusty rendition of Windows.

But what about when you decide you don’t want the second operating system any longer?

The process is actually quite simple, but many of you ask us this when you go through your first dual-booting process, so we've decided to lay out the instructions here for easy access.

How to Create Restore Points in Windows 10

How to Create Restore Points in Windows 10

You should always capture restore points right before you change anything such as installing a new program. That way if the latest changes to your computer somehow foul it up completely, you can go back to a restore point right before you made any changes.

To create a restore point, follow these steps:

1. Click in the Search text box in the Taskbar and type restore point. A menu appears, listing Create a restore...

How to Create a PDF File in Windows 10

How to Create a PDF File in Windows 10

With Windows 10, you can turn any file into a .pdf file just by using the Print command. Rather than printing the contents of a file to paper, you print your document to a .pdf file that shows your information precisely as though it were imprinted on a bit of paper. Since pretty much every program can print information, each program can make a .pdf file that you can share with others.

To create a .pdf file from most programs that can display text or graphics,...

How to Launch Multiple Instances of an Application

How to Launch Multiple Instances of an Application

Multiple instances of a program can easily be launched in Windows. If one instance of a program is already running then you can still start another by simply hold down Shift key & Mouse Click and new instance of that application would be launched.



Notice number of instances has increased of Media Player Classic, bbEditor after Shift + Right Clicking them.



Did...

How to Assign Keyboard Shortcuts for Programs

How to Assign Keyboard Shortcuts for Programs

Application can be assigned a shortcut key in Windows. The application would launch when the combo of keys is pressed which you entered as the Shortcut Key for that application.

To create Shortcut key for any application in Windows:

1. Right-click the program icon and select Properties.

2. Select the Shortcut tab.

3. Click in Shortcut key textbox.

How Add Windows 10 Settings Categories Into Desktop Context Menu

How to Add Windows 10 Settings Categories Into Desktop Context Menu

To change Windows 10 settings, you need to use the Settings app, which replaces the old Control Panel.  The Settings panel has different categories: System, Devices, Phone, Network & Internet, Personalization, Apps, Accounts, Time & language, Gaming, Ease of Access, Cortana, Privacy, Update & security, and Mixed reality.

If you want to add those Windows 10 “Settings” categories into your desktop right-click...

How to Directly Download Windows 10 Images Without Media Creation Tool

How to Directly Download Windows 10 ISO Images Without Media Creation Tool



Media Creation Tool (MCT) can be used to upgrade Windows 10, download Windows 10 ISO locally or create a USB installation drive. MCT is the officially recommended way to get a copy of the latest Windows 10 ISO.



There is another way to download the ISO directly; this post describes how.

How to Disable Extension Support on Microsoft Edge

How to Disable Extension Support on Microsoft Edge

Since the Windows 10 Anniversary Update was released and Microsoft Edge got extensions support. On Microsoft Edge, extensions are small applications you can plug into the browser to add new features or change and enhance existing functionality to improve the overall experience.



If extensions on Microsoft Edge is your least favorite feature, or if you're sharing your computer and...

How to Limit Windows Update Bandwidth for Background Downloads in Windows 10

How to Limit Windows Update Bandwidth for Background Downloads in Windows 10

Windows 10 Fall Creators Update makes it easier than ever to configure how and when these Windows updates arrive, making them at least a bit less disruptive. With new delivery optimization setting wherein you can throttle the Windows Update background downloads.

Delivery Optimization is most often associated with Windows Update, and it is indeed used for both quality updates and feature updates. But it is perhaps less...

How to Turn On or Off Multilingual Text Prediction in Windows 10

How to Turn On or Off Multilingual Text Prediction in Windows 10

Windows 10 has enabled multilingual text prediction for both software (touch screen) keyboards and hardware keyboards. Beginning with Windows 10 manufacture 17093, you do not have to manually switch the language anymore if you type in more than one Latin script languages. Simply continue typing in multiple languages and Windows 10 will assist you by showing predictions from multiple languages to make you more productive.

Here’s...

How to Enable or Disable Text Suggestions in Windows 10

How to Enable or Disable Text Suggestions in Windows 10

Starting with Windows 10 build 17035, Microsoft is introducing the ability to see text suggestions while typing on a hardware and software keyboard. Those little popups that display what we want to type next are time-savers. Text suggestions are a handy aid for poor spellers. They can also speed up your text input with both hardware and software keyboards on Windows 10.

They can also be annoying if you’re mixing languages.

Fortunately,...

How to Troubleshoot 100% Disk Usage in Windows 10

How to Troubleshoot 100% Disk Usage in Windows 10

There are several things that can cause 100% disk usage in Windows, and it can be a tricky problem to solve. But help is on hand: here are all the common reasons why it happens and how you can fix it.

Normally, the disk usage will go up to or close to 100% for a few seconds or even for a couple of minutes, but then should settle down to something more reasonable (usually under 10%). If you consistently see a very high disk usage, it means there...

What is a Spear Phishing Attack?

What is a Spear Phishing Attack?



Spear phishing is an email-spoofing attack that targets a specific organization or individual, seeking unauthorized access to sensitive information. This is typically an e-mail-borne phishing attack that has been customized with your information, so that it appears legitimate.

This type of targeted, specific scam the sender e-mail address is also impersonated, the e-mail content can become even...

How to Use Check Disk to Detect And Fix Hard Drive Errors

How to Use Check Disk to Detect And Fix Hard Drive Errors



Hard drive is extremely prone to errors. These errors vary in severity and are caused by a number of things, from hardware faults and power cuts to interrupted data write process. Now, if any serious hardware faults occur, there is very little you can do. In fact, you would be better off backing up all your data, getting a new hard drive, wiping everything off the old one and chucking it into the bin.

The good news is that...

How To Find Your Windows Product Key

How To Find Your Windows Product Key

It's easy to lose your Windows product key. If you’re planning on doing a reinstall of Windows but can’t find your product key, you’re in luck because it’s stored in the Windows Registry. It’s just not easy to find, and it’s impossible to read without some help. Luckily, we’re here to help.

In many cases there's a sticker somewhere on the machine itself which bears the code, but it may have faded, rubbed off or been damaged over the years.

Luckily,...

How to Clear Product Key From The Registry in Windows 10

How to Clear Product Key From The Registry in Windows 10

Windows 10 saves your product key to the registry. You may have heard of, and possibly used some apps that allow you to look up your Windows 10 product key. These apps make use of the information stored in the registry to find and display the product key. If you ever need to, you can delete a product key from the registry.

    Note
Deleting the key will...

Your Roaming User Profile was not Completely Synchronized in Windows 10

Your Roaming User Profile was not Completely Synchronized in Windows 10



Roaming user profile is mainly a feature that allows you to navigate the documents of another computer connected to the same network. After upgrading to Windows 10 1803, you may receive the following error message:

Your roaming profile was not completely synchronized. See the event...

Mbps versus MBps

Mbps versus MBps



Megabits Per Second (Mbps) is not the same as Megabytes Per Second (MBps). It takes 8 Megabits to equal 1 Megabyte. You will for the most part observe Mbps when network speed is being referenced, and MBps indicates the amount of file data transferred per second. This might be slightly confusing so let’s take an example.

If you want to download a short video, and the file size is 10 MB (Megabytes). Your internet...

What is Domain Name (DNS)

What is Domain Name (DNS)





If everything was addressed by their IP address, life would be challenging. A DNS server is the device that translates the www.google.com you type in your browser to the 216.58.212.78 IP address that it really is.

In a home network, your router acts as a DNS server, translating hostnames to IP addresses. If you need to access another...
 
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