Tag Archives: Control Panel

How to disable or enable Fast Startup in Windows 10

How to disable or enable Fast Startup in Windows 10

The Fast Startup feature, which was introduced in Windows 8 RTM, is enabled by default in Windows 10. When enabled, it saves a part of your memory (loaded system files and drivers) to a hibernation file after the user session has ended. This allows your computer to start much faster than normal. However, there are plenty of cases when Fast Startup creates issues and needs to be disabled. In this article, we will see how to disable or enable Fast Startup in Windows 10.

It’s official – Microsoft is killing Control Panel

It’s official – Microsoft is killing Control Panel

We wondered some time ago and concluded that Microsoft might kill the Control Panel completely with future updates to Windows. Today, it became official. Microsoft wants you to learn the new Settings app and forget about other PC management tools.

Fix Control Panel opens twice in Windows 10

Fix Control Panel opens twice in Windows 10

Some Windows 10 users are experiencing a strange issue with the operating system. Every time they open the Control Panel, two windows of Explorer open instead of a single window which is what's expected. If you have this issue, here is how to fix it easily.

All ways to open Control Panel in Windows 10

All ways to open Control Panel in Windows 10

Control Panel as we know it today, has been in Windows since Windows 95. It houses all the Windows settings in one place. As with previous versions of Windows, in Windows 10, Control Panel is a special virtual folder. You can open Control Panel to change the appearance of your Desktop, Start menu, update hardware drivers, manage scheduled tasks and do many other things. In this article, I would like to review all the ways to open Control Panel in Windows 10, so you can pick the most convenient method which works the fastest for you.

Tip: Pin Control Panel to the taskbar for fast access to recently used and favorite options

Tip: Pin Control Panel to the taskbar for fast access to recently used and favorite options

The Control Panel in Windows houses all the important settings. You can change the appearance of your Desktop, manage user accounts on the computer, maintain data backups, change the functionality of hardware and many-many other things. In this article, I would like to share a tip which can significantly speed up your access to recently used Control Panel settings. You can also pin them inside the jumplist to access them with just two clicks.

Fix: You do not have sufficient access to uninstall a program. Please contact your system administrator

Fix: You do not have sufficient access to uninstall a program. Please contact your system administrator

Back in Windows Vista, Microsoft added a new security feature called 'User Account Control' (UAC) which blocks potentially dangerous actions that can be executed automatically by malware. UAC dims the whole screen and shows a confirmation dialog. It limits the access rights of the user account even if your account is an Administrator. To install and uninstall most programs, you need need to elevate. Sometimes, you may get this message when uninstalling programs: "You do not have sufficient access to uninstall. Please contact your system administrator". Let us see how to fix this.

How to add anything you want to Control Panel

How to add anything you want to Control Panel

In Windows, you can add any item you want to the Control Panel's icon-based views such as Large Icons or Small icons, as well as Category view. For icon-based views, it requires only some registry tweaking, whereas for adding to Category view, you require an XML file. Let us see how you can add anything you want to Control Panel's icon views.

Do you know all these ways to open Control Panel in Windows 8.1

Do you know all these ways to open Control Panel in Windows 8.1

Control Panel is a special virtual folder of the Windows operating system ever since Windows 95 which provides access to most settings in Windows. There, you can change the appearance of your Desktop,  the functionality of hardware and many-many other things. If you are new to Windows 8.1, you might be interested in learning how to open the Control Panel. There are many different ways available to open it, let's discover them all.