How to Enable Verbose Logon Messages in Windows 10
It is possible to enable detailed information for Windows 10 logon, sign out, restart and shutdown events. The OS can display certain messages during its startup and shutdown. These are referred to as Verbose Status Messages and tell us the processes or steps that the Windows operating system is taking during startup, shutdown, logon, and logoff operations.
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How to Enable Classic Windows 7-like Boot Menu in Windows 10
If you switched to Windows 10 from Windows 7, you probably noticed the new boot loader of Windows 10. It looks like a half-loaded Windows OS, and acts completely different. For example, if you have a dual-boot configuration with a previous Windows version, it performs an additional reboot every time you select Windows 7/Windows 8 in the boot menu. You can enable the legacy Windows 7-like boot menu in Windows 10 to avoid extra restarts and restore the classic behavior.
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How to Install Windows 10 Version 1909 Without Microsoft Account
Windows version 1909, the latest Windows 10 version as of today, forces the user to install it using a Microsoft Account. The changes to OOBE include the removal of the "Offline account" feature. Here is make Windows 10 version 1909 offer you the offline account option and install it with a local account. Continue reading "Install Windows 10 Version 1909 Without Microsoft Account"
How to Create Shortcut to Advanced Startup Options in Windows 10
Windows 10 has a number of troubleshooting and recovery tools in the boot menu, placed under Advanced Startup options. They are useful when you run into issue that you cannot fix in the regular Windows 10 session. E.g. you can use them to overwrite or delete some in-use files. To open Advanced Startup Options faster, you can create a shortcut to directly start Windows 10 in Advanced Startup mode.
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How to Install Windows 10 on a UEFI (Unified Extensible Firmware Interface) Computer
If your new computer came with UEFI instead of an outdated BIOS, you can get significantly faster boot times for your Windows OS. UEFI is intended for faster hardware initialization and then delegation of the OS boot process. To take advantage of UEFI, you need to correctly install Windows in UEFI mode. Here is what you need to do for Windows 10.
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Every installation media of Windows 10, including DVD disks and ISO images, comes with the Windows 10 Setup program, or setup.exe. This little program supports a number of command line arguments. Using them, you can manage the Windows installation process at very early stage and change it the way you want.
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Microsoft downloads page for Windows 10 recommends the user to use Windows Media Creation Tool. It is an app which can be used to upgrade Windows 10, download the latest Windows 10 ISO file, and create a bootable USB drive.
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If you have a copy of the Windows ISO with a generic name which doesn’t make any sense, you may want to find which Windows version, build and edition it contains. This post explains how it can be done.
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In this post, we will see how to find out programs that are slowing down your Windows 10 boot time. You can speed up your Windows 10 PC’s boot time by disabling them.
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If your computer doesn't start (unbootable), you can try to recover your Windows 10 Product key and reinstall the OS. There are a number of utilities that can retrieve the product key offline. Continue reading "Find Windows 10 Product Key on Unbootable PC"