If you lost or forgot where you had stored your Windows product key, here is a solution for you. Today we will see how to retrieve the product key in an installed copy of Windows 10, Windows 8 or Windows 7 with a single command. It is a simple solution to extract your product key from the OS installed on your PC without using any third party software. Here we go.
When hibernation is enabled in Windows 10, the operating system creates a file called hiberfil.sys in the root of your C: Drive. This hiberfil.sys stores the contents of memory (RAM) when you hibernate your PC. When you resume from hibernation, Windows reads this file again and transfers its contents back to memory. Because memory capacities on modern PCs are always increasing, the hibernation file takes up considerable disk space. Here is how you can compress the hibernation file and reduce its size in Windows 10.
Cortana is a digital assistant bundled with Windows 10. You can control it using voice commands or type into its search box to find various information from the web or automate certain tasks on your computer. If you do not plan to use Cortana, then you can be surprised that the option to disable Cortana has disappeared in Windows 10 Anniversary Update version 1607.
Every network adapter you have installed in your PC, laptop or tablet has a physical address called the "MAC address". The MAC address is a unique identifier assigned to each network interface for communication on the physical network segment. There are a number of situations when you need to change your network card's MAC address in Windows 10. Let's see how it can be done.
Today, I have released a new version of Winaero Tweaker, 0.6.0.2. The application got a number of new features and bugfixes. Let's see these changes in detail.
Next week, Windows 10 Anniversary Update is expected to be released to stable branch users. Currently, Microsoft is releasing cumulative updates to fix minor bugs and increase the stability of Windows 10 build 14393, which is the RTM build of Windows 10 version 1607 "Anniversary Update". Today a new cumulative update has been released, which bumps the build version to 14393.5.
User Account Control, or just UAC is a part of the Windows security system which prevents apps from making unwanted changes on your PC. When some software tries to change system-related parts of the Registry or the file system, Windows 10 shows an UAC confirmation dialog, where the user should confirm if he really wants to make those changes. Usually, the apps that require elevation are related to the management of Windows or your computer in general. A good example would be the Registry Editor app. If the application you are using frequently requires a UAC request every time you start it, confirming the prompt on every launch can get a bit annoying. In this article, we will see how to create a shortcut to run apps elevated without a UAC prompt in Windows 10.
An update to the developer channel of the Opera browser has brought notable changes for the upcoming version. Opera developer 40.0.2301.0 comes with an improved RSS reader and also has a redesigned Power Saver feature.
Microsoft recently has introduced a completely redesigned Skype for Linux. Today, an updated version of the new Skype was released.
Windows 10 comes with the Fast Startup feature which performs a hybrid shutdown of your PC by logging you out of your user account and then hibernating the PC when you click Shut Down. Because fast startup is essentially logoff+hibernation, the regular Hibernate option which turned off the PC without logging out is hidden and disabled by default. In this article, we will take a look at how you can enable the Hibernate option so you can hibernate without logging out and don't have to use the Shutdown option in Windows 10.