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+.

Format a Drive with ReFS in Windows 10

Format a Drive with ReFS in Windows 10

Starting with Windows 8, a new file system called ReFS is included in the operating system.In this article, we'll see how to format any drive with ReFS in Windows 10.

Turn Off Hard Disk After Idle in Windows 10

Turn Off Hard Disk After Idle in Windows 10

A special option in Windows 10 allows the user to turn off hard drives automatically after a specified period of inactivity. This feature is helpful for those who need to save energy, i.e. if you have a laptop with an HDD.

How to Enable TRIM for SSDs in Windows 10

How to Enable TRIM for SSDs in Windows 10

TRIM is a special ATA command which was developed to keep the performance of your SSD drives at peak performance for the duration of your SSD's life. TRIM tells the SSD controller to erase invalid and unused data blocks from the storage in advance, so when a write operation happens, it finishes faster because no time is spent in erase operations. Without TRIM automatically working at the system level, your SSD performance will degrade over time unless you manually use a tool which can send the TRIM command to it. Here is how to disable or enable the TRIM function for your solid state drives in Windows 10.

Add Turn Off Display Context Menu in Windows 10

Add Turn Off Display Context Menu in Windows 10

By default, Windows 10 will turn off the display after 10 minutes of your inactivity. In this article, we will see how to add a special context menu item to turn off the display directly on demand.

Create Desktop Icon Settings Shortcut in Windows 10

Create Desktop Icon Settings Shortcut in Windows 10

In earlier Windows versions, the Desktop had important icons enabled by default - This PC, Network, Control Panel, the User files folder were all visible by default. However, in modern Windows versions, Microsoft made most of these icons hidden. In Windows 10, only the Recycle Bin is present on the Desktop by default. Also, the Windows 10 Start Menu does not have links to these icons either. Let's create a special shortcut to open Desktop Icon Settings and add the classic icons back to the Desktop.

Create a Display Calibration Shortcut in Windows 10

Create a Display Calibration Shortcut in Windows 10

Windows 10 comes with the ability to tune up your monitor's color profile and brightness accurately. There is a special wizard which allows you to calibrate your display. Today, we'll see how to create a display calibration shortcut in Windows 10.

Download Magic Landscapes theme for Windows 10, 8 and 7

Download Magic Landscapes theme for Windows 10, 8 and 7

The Magic Landscapes theme for Windows features beautiful flowers and nature landscapes of the upcoming summer. This beautiful themepack was initially created for Windows 7, but you can use it in Windows 10, Windows 7 and Windows 8.

How to Uninstall Apps in Windows 10

How to Uninstall Apps in Windows 10

Ever since Windows 8, Microsoft has shipped a set of Universal (UWP) apps with the OS which are not really suitable for use with the mouse and keyboard. When you first sign in, Windows 10 installs those apps for your user account. If you have no use for those UWP apps, here is how to remove them.