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.
Again, Microsoft has silently updated available Group Policies in Windows 10. Earlier, the Redmond giant was removing a number of policies from Windows 10 Anniversay Update. With the recently released Windows 10 build 14931, Microsoft has added a new policy setting to the operating system related to Windows Update.
In Windows 10, there are many ways to delete a user account. Some of them shouldn't be used if you don't want to end up with junk files and wrong permissions left on your file system. On the contrary, if you want to leave the files behind but delete only the account, there are other methods to use. Let's see how it should be done properly for both cases.
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.
Windows 10 build 14931 is out 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 today released Windows 10 build 14931. Windows Insiders who are on the Fast Ring are getting it. Here is a set of direct links to MUI files (x86 and x64) for Windows 10 build 14931.
Microsoft today released yet another Windows 10 Insider Preview version. Windows 10 build 14931 is available now for Fast Ring Insiders. Here are key changes in this new build.
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.
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.
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.