ESD to ISO – yet another handy tool to convert ESD files

ESD to ISO – yet another handy tool to convert ESD files

Today, there are a number of tools to convert ESD files to ISO commonly available. The main purpose of these apps is to provide a simple way to get genuine ISO files from an ESD, whether it is of a Windows build or some other Microsoft app. By converting the ESD to ISO, you can quickly install Windows 10 from scratch. Here is a new tool for this task, called ESD to ISO. It simplifies this operation to one mouse click!

Change Alt+Tab transparency in Windows 10

Change Alt+Tab transparency in Windows 10

In Windows 10, there is a hidden secret tweak to customize the appearance and behavior of the Alt+Tab dialog. With a simple Registry tweak you can control the transparency level of its background or make it dim the Desktop wallpaper. Let's see how it can be done.

Create a custom theme for Universal apps in Windows 10

Create a custom theme for Universal apps in Windows 10

Even with theme support, the customization options in Windows 10 are limited. You can apply a third party theme which modifies the appearance slightly of the visual UI elements and the window frame, but it won't affect Universal apps. Out-of-the-box, Windows 10 supports only Light and Dark themes for Universal apps. Here is how you can create your own custom theme.

June 2016 update rollup for Windows 7 SP1 fixes slow Windows Update

June 2016 update rollup for Windows 7 SP1 fixes slow Windows Update

The June 2016 update rollup package for Windows 7 Service Pack 1 (SP1) and Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 is out. It comes with important bug fixes and improvements including a fix for the infamous issue with Windows Update, which causes Windows 7 to take a very long time to finish checking for updates. Sometimes it goes on for hours.

Windows 10 build 14372 ISO images

Windows 10 build 14372 ISO images

Windows 10 build 14372 has been released for Windows Insiders but official ISO images are not available as it is a Fast Ring build. Here is how you can get ISO images which you can use to install this build from scratch.

Windows 10 build 14372 is out for the Fast Ring Insiders

Windows 10 build 14372 is out for the Fast Ring Insiders

Microsoft today released Windows 10 build 14371 for Fast Ring Insiders. This build is from the Redstone branch which identifies itself as "version 1607". Microsoft is focused on bugs so this new release comes with no major changes or features. Windows 10 version 1607, also known as Anniversary Update, will be released next month, so developers are polishing the existing functionality.

How to use wake on LAN on Windows 10

How to use wake on LAN on Windows 10

Wake-on-LAN (WOL) is a great feature of PCs which allows you to wake them up from sleep or shutdown over your local area network or over the Internet. It is like a remote power on button. If your hardware has WOL support, you can power on the computer remotely using any of the dozens of freeware tools available on the web to initiate the wake up event. In this article, I will cover the basic steps which are required to configure WOL under Windows 10.