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!
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.
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.
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 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.
Microsoft has rolled out Windows 10 build 14372. Windows Insiders who are on the Fast Ring are getting it. Those who install this build from scratch, might find it useful to have a set of direct links to MUI files (x86 and x64) for Windows 10 build 14372.
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.
A new weekly release of the innovative Vivaldi browser comes with a new interesting feature. In addition to recently added colorful themes, version 1.3.519.25 adds a color picker feature to quickly define your own themes.
With Windows 10 build 14371, Microsoft has introduced a new option that improves the activation feature of Windows 10. With this new option, you will be able to activate Windows 10 even if you have changed your hardware! Instead of a hardware lock, the license will be locked to your Microsoft Account.
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.