In Windows 10, Microsoft has moved many classic Control Panel applets in the Settings app. It is a Metro app created to replace the Control Panel for both touch screens and classic Desktop users. It consists of several pages which bring new options to manage Windows 10 along with some older options inherited from the classic Control Panel. In Windows 10, the Settings app can be used to rename your tablet or PC. Here is how.
In Windows 10, File Explorer is able to show small previews for image and video files you have stored on your disk drive. To speed up this process, it uses a cache file hidden in the user profile directory. When a file is cached, File Explorer reuses the thumbnail from the cache to show it instantly. If the cached file is damaged or corrupted, File Explorer starts showing broken or mismatched thumbnails for your files. Here is how to repair the thumbnail cache in Windows 10.
Windows 10 system requirements which Microsoft officially stated initially were not changed for a long time. For Windows 8 and Windows 7 too, the system requirements were not increased. However, for the upcoming Windows 10 Anniversary Update, also known as Redstone 1, system requirements have been raised by Microsoft.
When some application in Windows 10, which is not running from the tray, requires some action from you, or wishes to notify you, its taskbar button flashes to seek your attention. By default, the taskbar button for such an app flashes 7 times. Here is how to change this value to reduce the number of times it flashes or make it flash until you click on it in Windows 10.
Windows 10 shows you a list of all user accounts available on your PC in the bottom left corner of the logon screen. You can click the user avatar, enter the password if it is necessary, and login using the provided credentials. It is possible to hide a specific user from this list, so the account becomes hidden. Nobody will be able to see that you have such a user account. This can be done with a simple registry tweak.
The ability to change the taskbar text color in Windows is one of the long requested features by users. For a long time, it has not been possible, since neither Windows 10 nor earlier releases provide any option for this. Here is a workaround which will allow you do it.
With Windows Vista, Microsoft introduced the Games folder which was a special location to manage your installed games. This folder also offers game updates, statistics, rating information, RSS feeds, and more. It acts like a central repository for all recognized games you have on your PC. In Windows 10, this folder still works, but it is hidden from the end user. Let's see how to bring it back and pin the Games icon to the taskbar or the Start menu of Windows 10.
Out of the box, Windows 10 allows disabling Live Tiles for pinned Universal apps by right clicking them and choosing the option from the context menu. The user needs to disable Live Tile notifications for every pinned Tile individually. If you want to get rid of Live Tiles for all pinned apps at once and prevent new pinned apps from having Live Tiles, here is a trick which does this job for you.
Sometimes in Windows 10, you may face the following issue: after a reboot, your DVD or Blu-ray drive disappears from the This PC folder. Its drive letter disappears completely, and despite what you may have tried, it does not work. The Device Manager shows an exclamation mark for your optical drive and says the drivers for it cannot be installed. Here is how to fix this issue and get your DVD drive working again.
While the Windows Experience Index option was removed from System properties in Windows 8.1 and later, there are a number of ways to still see it. However, sometimes Windows 10 fails to retrieve its value. Here are a few fixes you can try to resolve the issue.