Author Archives: Sergey Tkachenko

About Sergey Tkachenko

Sergey Tkachenko is a software developer from Russia who started Winaero back in 2011. On this blog, Sergey is writing about everything connected to Microsoft, Windows and popular software. Follow him on Facebook, Twitter or Google+.

Download Light and Dark 2 theme for Windows 10, 8 and 7

Download Light and Dark 2 theme for Windows 10, 8 and 7

The Light and Dark 2 theme for Windows 10 features 19 eye-catching nature wallpapers. This beautiful themepack was initially created for Windows 7, but you can use it in Windows 10, Windows 7 and Windows 8.

Change Download Location for Movies & TV in Windows 10

Change Download Location for Movies & TV in Windows 10

Movies & TV is an app bundled with Windows 10. It is a replacement for Windows Media Center which was removed from Windows 10 and for Windows Media Player which is no longer being maintained or updated. Unlike Windows Media Center, the new app allows you to buy and play media content from the Windows Store. By default, the app stores your purchased movies and TV shows under the folder %UserProfile\Videos. Here is how to change it.

Find Hard Disk Serial Number in Windows 10

Find Hard Disk Serial Number in Windows 10

In Windows 10, you can see aserial number for the hard disk installed in your PC using the command line. If you need to print it out or just view your hard drive details without restarting your PC or using a third party tool, it can be done with a single command.

Enable the Dark Theme in Movies & TV in Windows 10

Enable the Dark Theme in Movies & TV in Windows 10

Movies & TV is an app bundled with Windows 10. It is a replacement for Windows Media Center which was removed from Windows 10 and for Windows Media Player which is no longer being maintained or updated. Unlike Windows Media Center, the new app allows you to buy and play media content from the Windows Store. Most of the built-in apps in Windows 10 like Settings or Photos are Universal apps which follow the white or dark theme enabled by the user. In Movies & TV, you can turn on the dark theme separately from the system theme.

Change Workgroup Name in Windows 10

Change Workgroup Name in Windows 10

If your PC is a home PC or it is located in a small office, it is probably included to a workgroup  without any Active Directory domain or server. When you are connecting your PC to a network, Windows 10 automatically creates a new workgroup, simply named WORKGROUP. After thatn, you can join any existing workgroup on your network or create a new one. Workgroups allow combining PCs to logical groups and act as a basis for file and printer sharing.

Add Edit with PowerShell ISE as Administrator Context Menu

Add Edit with PowerShell ISE as Administrator Context Menu

PowerShell is an advanced form of command prompt. It is extended with a huge set of ready-to-use cmdlets and comes with the ability to use .NET framework/C# in various scenarios. Windows includes a GUI tool, PowerShell ISE, which allows editing and debugging scripts in a useful way. If you are using it frequently, you might find it useful to add 'Edit with PowerShell ISE as Administrator' to the context menu.

Change Reading View Text Spacing in Microsoft Edge

Change Reading View Text Spacing in Microsoft Edge

Microsoft Edge is the default web browser app in Windows 10. It's a Universal (UWP) app which has extension support, a fast rendering engine and a simplified user interface. In recent Windows 10 builds, the browser allows the user to change the Reading View text spacing. Here is how it can be done.

Windows Server 2019 Insider Preview Build 17713 Released

Windows Server 2019 Insider Preview Build 17713 Released

Microsoft today released a new Insider Preview of Windows Server. This time it is Windows Server Build 17713. 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. In addition, the preview version of Microsoft Hyper-V Server is included with this build.