Category Archives: Windows 10

How to see size of Windows 10 updates

How to see size of Windows 10 updates

Windows 10 is well known for regressive changes to Windows Update. The operating system does not allow the user to choose how and when to install updates. The classic UI was moved to the Settings app. There, the user can't even see the size of updates nor can he select them. If you are curious to see the size of downloaded updates, here is a workaround.

Move clock to the end of the taskbar in Windows 10

Move clock to the end of the taskbar in Windows 10

With Windows 10 Anniversary Update, Microsoft has made changes to the taskbar. Now, it shows the Action Center icon at the end of the taskbar, and the clock before it. The user cannot change the position of these icons or move the clock even though the icons on the left side such as Volume, Network are movable. There is no option available in the Settings app to restore the clock's position. Many users want to move the clock back to the end of the taskbar. In this article, we'll see how it can be done.

Microsoft is removing the Get Windows 10 app from your PC

Microsoft is removing the Get Windows 10 app from your PC

As promised earlier, Microsoft has started removing its "Get Windows 10" app, also known as GWX, from Windows 7 and Windows 8.1 PCs. The application was much hated for its aggressive Windows 10 upgrade push. A Windows Update that removes this app is being rolled out.

LockScreenGone – an app to disable Lock Screen in Windows 10 Anniversary Update

LockScreenGone – an app to disable Lock Screen in Windows 10 Anniversary Update

Windows 10 comes with a Lock Screen feature in addition to the Logon screen where you type the password. It is an additional screen which is displayed with a fancy background and some useful information like clock and date. It appears before you can pick a user account to sign in. When you lock your computer, again you will see the Lock screen. Microsoft removed the ability to disable the Lock Screen in Windows 10 Anniversary for Pro and Home users. Here is a freeware tool which will allow you to disable the Lock Screen feature in Windows 10 Anniversary Update version 1607.

Run as administrator context menu for Power Shell (PS1) files

Run as administrator context menu for Power Shell (PS1) files

There are not many cases when you need to execute a Power Shell script (*.PS1 file) as Administrator. But when you need it, it can be tricky. Instead of just double clicking your PS1 file, you need to open an elevated Power Shell console and type the name of the PS1 script file at the correct path to execute the script as admin. To avoid this, you can add a context menu command for PS1 files to the File Explorer app which will allow you to run the selected PS1 file as administrator. Here is how.