How to Restart and Shutdown Windows 10 (Different Methods)

Here's How to Restart and Shutdown Windows 10 (Different Methods)

Windows has undergone many changes from Windows XP to Windows 10. The modern operating system has slightly different ways to do the same tasks. Windows 10 has a less confusing user interface, if you compare it to Windows 8 and 8.1. Also, it has a new Start menu. There are the various ways to restart and shutdown a Windows 10 PC, and we will review them in this blog post.

Enable Classic Windows 7-like Boot Menu in Windows 10

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.

Pin Folder to Quick Access in Windows 10 File Explorer

How to Pin Folder to Quick Access in Windows 10 File Explorer

You can pin (add) any desired location to the Quick Access folder in Windows 10 File Explorer. This can be done for any folder you want, for example, for a disk drive or even for the This PC entry. Pinned locations are visible in the left pane of File Explorer and accessible with one click.

Disable Hardware Acceleration in Windows 10 Photos app

How to Disable Hardware Acceleration in Windows 10 Photos app

There are plenty of users that experience an unwanted behavior with the Windows 10 Photos app. It fails to play videos. It may display broken animations, or may have issues with the merging videos feature. On of the solutions is disabling hardware acceleration in Windows 10 Photos app.

Restore Classic Search in File Explorer in Windows 10 Version 1909

Restore Syntax Highlight, Deleting Items for Search in File Explorer in Windows 10 version 1909

In Windows 10 version 1909 has changed how the search box in File Explorer behaves. If you are unhappy with its new design and features, you can try to disable the modern search box and restore the classic one.

Hide Search, Cortana, and Task View from Taskbar in Windows 10

How to Hide Search, Cortana, and Task View Buttons from Taskbar in Windows 10

Windows 10 comes with an updated taskbar experience that includes a search box, a Cortana icon, and a Task View button enabled on the taskbar. They look like any other regular pinned app, but have no context menu. It is possible to hide or show them. By hiding these controls, you will extra space for running app buttons.

Replace PowerShell with Command Prompt in Start Button Context Menu

How to Replace PowerShell with Command Prompt in Start Button Win+X Menu in Windows 10.

The Win+X Power User Menu is a new feature of recent Windows releases. It was first introduced in Windows 8, and is available in Windows 10. In Windows 8.1 and Windows 10, you can simply right click on the Start button to show it. Or, as it obvious from the title, you can press Win +X on the keyboard to open it even faster, from any app.