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Follow Winaero on Telegram

I am happy to announce that Winaero content is now accessible via Telegram! If you are a user of Telegram Messenger, you might find it useful and convenient to read our articles and news there.

Disable Security and Maintenance Notifications in Windows 10

Disable Security and Maintenance Notifications in Windows 10

When you are not using your PC, Windows 10 performs automatic maintenance. It is a daily scheduled task that runs out-of-the-box. When enabled, it performs various tasks like app updates, Windows updates, security scans and many other things. Occasionally, the OS displays notifications about Windows Update, Windows Defender, Disk Cleanup. The user can customize them and disable certain notifications.

Enable S Mode in Windows 10 ISO Image

Enable S Mode in Windows 10 ISO Image

As you may already know, Microsoft has cancelled Windows 10 S as a separate edition. Instead, there will be 'S mode', which can be enabled for any edition.  Let's see how to modify your Windows 10 ISO image with Windows 10 Version 1803 or later.

Quinto Black CT 2.0 Winamp Skin: User Interface Improvements

Quinto Black CT 2.0 Winamp Skin: User Interface Improvements

Winamp is one of the most popular media players available for Windows. It's also one of the oldest ones. From my personal experience, it is one of the most versatile and feature-rich media players, has an enormous variety of plugins and skins available and is stable enough for every day use.

Change Default Sound Input Device in Windows 10

Change Default Sound Input Device in Windows 10

In Windows 10, the user can specify the default sound input device. Recent versions of the operating systems provide a number of ways to do it, including the Settings app, and the classic Sound applet of the Control Panel.

Backup and Restore Sticky Notes in Windows 10

Backup and Restore Sticky Notes in Windows 10

Sticky Notes is a Universal Windows Platform (UWP) app which is bundled with Windows 10 starting in "Anniversary Update" and comes with a number of features which the classic desktop app didn't have. In our previous article, we saw how to backup its settings and restore them when required or transfer them to another PC or user account. Today, we will see how to backup and restore your notes.

Windows Server 2019 Build 17692 is out with Hyper-V 2019 Preview

Windows Server 2019 Build 17692 is out with Hyper-V 2019 Preview

Microsoft today released a new Insider Preview of Windows Server. This time it is Windows Server Build 17692. Officially known as Windows Server 2019, this release is now available for the Long-Term Servicing Channel (LTSC). The release contains both the Desktop Experience and Server Core in all 18 server languages, as well as a new build of the next Windows Server Semi-Annual Channel release in English

How To Enable Mouse Pointer Trails in Windows 10

How To Enable Mouse Pointer Trails in Windows 10

A mouse pointer, also known as the cursor is a graphical icon which represents your pointing device's movements on your display. It allows the user to manipulate objects on the screen with a mouse, a touchpad or any other pointing device. In this article, we will see how to enable mouse pointer trails.

Set Audio Output Device For Apps Individually in Windows 10

Set Audio Output Device For Apps Individually in Windows 10

In Windows 10 version 1803, the user can specify the audio output device on a per-app basis. Microsoft has added new, touch-friendly audio volume controls to the Settings app. Here is how to use the new options to configured the audio output device for each app individually.

View Wireless Network Signal Strength in Windows 10

View Wireless Network Signal Strength in Windows 10

In Windows 10, Microsoft has moved many classic Control Panel applets to the Settings app. It is a UWP 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. This forces users to re-learn basic ways to manage their PCs. In this article, we will see how to see the signal strength of wi-fi networks in Windows 10.

Add Wireless Network Profile in Windows 10

Add Wireless Network Profile in Windows 10

If your Windows 10 device comes with a wireless network adapter, then it can be configured to connect to a wireless network in advance. You can define a wireless network profile for a network which is currently out of range in order to connect to it later. Sometimes this is very useful.