In our reviews of experimental features in Windows 11 and 10, we always refer to ViveTool, a third-party portable app. It allows you to enable and disable new, but not yet active features of the operating system. So, in the near future, ViveTool may have a real competitor – the StagingTool utility from Microsoft. The company created it specifically for participants in the insider program. Continue reading “StagingTool is the official app for enabling hidden Windows features”
Ventoy is one of the most convenient tools available for creating multiboot flash drives. Unlike other programs, Ventoy allows users to swap the OS images on the flash drive with ease. Its developers have now created another program called iVentoy. It focuses on booting computers over a local network rather than from a flash drive. Continue reading “How to use iVentoy to install Windows over your network”
In Windows 11, Microsoft has made significant changes to File Explorer, including the addition of a new context menu that cannot be easily modified using popular context menu editor programs. As a result, developers of such programs had to create new editors that support working with the new Windows 11 OS. One example of such an editor is Nilesoft Shell, a free context menu manager. Continue reading “Nilesoft Shell adds highly customizable Windows context menus”
Sometime you need to create a bootable media from an ISO Linux distribution, e.g. a USB flash drive, using Rufus or a similar program. You may already know that you can flash the ISO image in two modes – ISO and DD. Experienced users are likely familiar with how these modes differ and which one should be preferred in one case or another. But many beginners may find the choice unclear. Let’s take a closer look at these modes. Continue reading “What are ISO and DD Image Modes in Rufus?”
While many screen recording software may offer saving screencasts in GIF format as an additional feature, ScreenToGif is a free screencasting program that specifically focuses on creating and saving content in animated GIF format. ScreenToGif also stands out for its rich functionality, making it a versatile tool for creating high-quality screencasts. Continue reading “ScreenToGif helps you create screencasts in GIF format”
Many still like and enjoy the desktop gadgets introduced in Windows Vista. They were completely removed in Windows 8, which made many people sad. Microsoft is pushing live tiles as a replacement, and so they find gadgets unsafe, just like they push Store apps on top of desktop apps. If you can’t imagine a desktop without your favorite gadgets, here’s how to get them back to Windows 10. Just follow this short guide.
Continue reading “Download Desktop Gadgets and Sidebar for Windows 10”
To extract images from the Thumbs.db file, download and install the free Thumbs Viewer utility. Then open the file in the app and check out the stored thumbnails. You may need to retrieve images from Thumbs.db to restore accidentally removed images.
A freeware hard drive utility called CrystalDiskInfo can be used to find how many hours a hard drive installed in your Windows 10 device have been running, and how many times it has been turned on and off. Continue reading “Find Out How Old Is Your Hard Drive in Windows 10”
Commands in Demand, is a third party app the current version at 9.6, is a collection of commands that may be much needed instantly one time for a purpose for a non-technical users. Continue reading “70 Useful Windows Commands for Non-Geeks with the GUI”
Remote Desktop Protocol (RDP), developed originally by Microsoft, is a network protocol that allows people to remotely access a computer using a convenient and easy user interface, as well as input devices such as keyboards and mice. Modern Windows come with their own remote desktop client, which allows you to connect to a remote computer using this protocol. However, for people who constantly need to control multiple machines at the same time, you will need a program that manages multiple connections to make your life easier. Here are some free and useful apps. Continue reading “Best Remote Desktop Connection Manager Apps for Windows”