Category Archives: Windows 10

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.

Microsoft will now release two major updates to Windows and Office every year

Microsoft will now release two major updates to Windows and Office every year

Along with the release date for the next Windows 10 update, codenamed Redstone 3, last week Microsoft also announced that from now on, the company will release two major updates for Windows 10 and the Office apps suite. The first update will be released in March and the second one rolled out in September. This will help enterprise customers and IT specialists to be ready for updates at the same time every year and better plan their testing and adoption stages.

Windows 10 version 1507 support ends in two weeks

Windows 10 version 1507 support ends in two weeks

The original RTM version of Windows 10 was released on July 29 back in 2015. Since then, Microsoft has released 3 major updates for the Windows 10 platform, including the recently released Creators Update (version 1703). At the same time, the original Windows 10 has received a bunch of cumulative updates, including security fixes and stability improvements. However, Microsoft is now supporting its frequently updated products for 18 months or 1.5 years, and the time for Windows 10 ver. 1507 support to end is almost up.

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.

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.