Windows 10 replaces the classic balloon notifications with a new notification toasts. If you like balloon notifications and are not happy with toasts, you can restore balloon notifications back in Windows 10.
If you have some issues in Windows 10 which you cannot resolve in the normal mode, there is a way to start it in the Safe mode. Safe mode is a special startup option designed for advanced troubleshooting.
Windows 10 inherited the boot options from Windows 8. It features a graphical environment for various recovery related tasks. There is a way to reboot the OS quickly and launch the troubleshooting options directly. This is very useful if you have some issue that you cannot fix in the regular Windows 10 environment.
In Windows 10, there is a delay to improve startup after you log on so that startup programs don't open all at once. When Windows 10 is started, it delays the loading of apps from the Startup folder. You can reduce this startup delay for desktop apps with a simple Registry tweak.
Like Windows 8, the Windows 10 operating system includes a secret hidden Aero Lite theme, which can be easily enabled. It changes the appearance of Window 10 in a special way.
If you are not happy with the appearance of window shadows in Windows 10, you can disable them. Follow the instructions in this tutorial.
In Windows 10 Creators Update version 1703, Microsoft enabled PowerShell by default in the Win+X menu and removed Command Prompt. You can restore the command prompt item in the Win+X menu in Settings.
These days most PCs can boot from USB, so you need no DVD drive any more to install Windows 10. Installing Windows 10 from a USB flash drive is much faster than optical drive setup. Here is how you can transfer your Windows 10 setup to a bootable USB stick.
In this article, I will review a number of methods to open an elevated command prompt in Windows 10. This can be useful for various maintenance and administrative tasks.
Starting with Windows 10 version 1607 "Anniversary Update" the classic version of Sticky Notes was replaced with a Universal(UWP) app with close integration with Cortana and Search. It is possible to convert classic Sticky Notes from Windows 7, Windows 8 or an older Windows 10 release to the new format.