How To Open Troubleshooting Options in Windows 10

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.

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Speed Up Startup of Apps in Windows 10

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.

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How To Enable Aero Lite theme in Windows 10

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.

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Add Command Prompt to Win+X Menu in Windows 10 Creators Update

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.

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Install Windows 10 from USB Drive

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.

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How To Open Command Prompt As Administrator in Windows 10

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.

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Convert Windows 7 Sticky Notes to Windows 10 Sticky Notes

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.
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Clean Up PC is a new Reset feature in Windows 10 Creators Update

Windows 10 Creators Update is the upcoming major update to Windows 10. It will add plenty of new features to the operating system. One of them is Clean Up PC, a new Reset option. Before Windows 10 Creators Update, Windows 10 had only two reset options - Refresh/Keep my files and Reset/Remove everything.

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Restore “Open command window here” menu item in Windows 10 Creators Update

In Windows 10 Creators Update, the context menu command "Open command window here" was replaced with "Open Powershell window here". Here is a simple tweak to bring the command prompt back in the context menu of File Explorer.

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Disable Hibernation but Keep Fast Startup in Windows 10

Windows 10 comes with a feature "Fast Startup" enabled by default. It speeds up the boot process. Fast Startup makes Windows boot very fast.It depends on hibernation. You can disable full hibernation to save disk space but keep Fast Startup enabled in Windows 10.

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