In order to test a registry tweak without a reboot, you can close the explorer.exe process and then start it again. I will show you different methods to restart Explorer (shell).
Registry Editor is a tool for advanced users who need to change Windows settings which are not available in the GUI. The main purpose of the Registry Editor is to view and change the settings in the system registry. Some Registry keys cannot be accessed due to their permissions. To get access to such a registry key, you’ll need to take ownership and grant full access permissions to your user account. This post explains the required procedure.
In addition to physical printers connected to your computer, Windows 10 includes a few virtual printers such as Microsoft Print to PDF and Microsoft XPS Document Writer. This post explains how to remove XPS Document Writer from Windows 10.
The Quick Launch toolbar is the classic feature of the taskbar in Windows. This useful toolbar was first introduced with Windows 95 OSR 2.5 and Internet Explorer 4.5. It was located next to the Start button. It was enabled by default for the last time in Windows Vista, but with the release of Windows 7, the Quick Launch toolbar was replaced with the ability to pin app icons to the taskbar.
It is possible to pin any folder to the taskbar in Windows 10 . This will allow you to open the pinned folders with one click. This post explains in detail how it can be done.
Windows 10 comes with a brand new feature - virtual desktops. For users of Mac OS X or Linux, this feature exists for long time, but for Windows users it is a step forward. Here is how to manage Virtual Desktops.
Windows 10, the latest operating system from Microsoft, comes with a transparent taskbar. Previous versions of Windows like Windows 8.1 and Windows 8 include a transparent taskbar as well, but there was no option to disable it. In Windows 10, Microsoft finally added the appropriate option. The user is able to disable transparency effects in Windows 10 without using third party tools.
Windows 10 File Explorer opens by default to the new Quick Access folder, which wasn't available in previous versions of the operating system. It includes two main sections: Frequent folders and Recent files. This post explains how to pin Frequent folders to the Start or taskbar in order to open it directly with one click.
Starting with Windows 10 Anniversary Update, the operating system automatically downloads and installs apps and games. Without the user permission, Windows 10 installs suggested apps like Candy Crush Soda Saga, Minecraft: Windows 10 edition, Flipboard, Twitter, Netflix, Pandora, World of Tanks: Blitz etc.
Windows Defender is the built-in security solution in Windows 10. It provides basic protection against threats. In recent Windows 10 builds, Windows Defender is part of Windows Defender Security Center. This post explains how to reliably disable Windows Defender in Windows 10.