Author Archives: Sergey Tkachenko

About Sergey Tkachenko

Sergey Tkachenko is a software developer from Russia who started Winaero back in 2011. On this blog, Sergey is writing about everything connected to Microsoft, Windows and popular software. Follow him on Facebook, Twitter or Google+.

Remove Burn Disc Image Context Menu in Windows 10

Remove Burn Disc Image Context Menu in Windows 10

Starting with Windows XP, Windows is able to write files to an optical disk using CD/DVD writer if you have one installed. Windows 8 has extended this feature with the ability to write ISO images directly from the context menu.

Skype for Windows 10 Reaches the Stable branch

Skype for Windows 10 Reaches the Stable branch

After a year of active development, Microsoft has rolled out the first stable version of the Skype UWP app for Windows 10. The new app version comes without a Preview tag. Here is what has changed in this new version.

KB4012218 and KB4012219 are patches with CPU detection

KB4012218 and KB4012219 are patches with CPU detection

If you recently bought a new PC or assembled one yourself with a new CPU and decided to install Windows 7 or Windows 8.1 on it, you will not be able to update these operating systems. Microsoft is not going to deliver updates for you any more. This was recently announced. A newly released set of patches brings the CPU detection feature to Windows 7 and Windows 8.1.

Windows 10 Build 15063 released for Fast Ring Insiders

Windows 10 Build 15063 released for Fast Ring Insiders

Microsoft today released Windows 10 build 15063. This is the third Insider Preview build in the Fast ring this week. It represents the upcoming Windows 10 Creators Update which is expected to reach the stable branch in April 2017. Let's see what has changed.

How to Show Hidden Files in Windows 10

How to Show Hidden Files in Windows 10

By default, Windows 10 doesn't show hidden folders and files. If a file or a folder has the "hidden" attribute, it won't be visible in File Explorer. You can use this feature to hide the desired item quickly. Here is how you can see folders and files that you have already hidden in Windows 10.

How To Find If Windows 10 is Activated

How To Find If Windows 10 is Activated

Today, we'll see all possible ways to find if your Windows 10 is activated. Activation is required for all modern versions of the Windows to verify that the license is genuine. It also unlocks all its features like personalization which are blocked for unactivated copies.

How To Disable Windows Firewall in Windows 10

How To Disable Windows Firewall in Windows 10

Windows Firewall is a great feature in modern Windows versions. It was introduced in Windows XP and improved in Windows XP Service Pack 2. For testing purposes, you might want to disable Windows Firewall. For example, if you want to ensure that you have not misconfigured it and it is isn't blocking some important app that you are trying to use, then disabling it becomes important. Here is how to disable Windows Firewall in Windows 10.