How To Create An Installation Disk For Windows 10

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For many PCs running Windows 10, it would have been a direct online upgrade from previous versions of Windows without actually using the Windows 10 disk for installation. So it is essential to have an installation disk ready for Windows 10 in case if re-installation needs to be done at some later point of time. Microsoft provides Media Creation Tool for this. This tool makes it easy to upgrade...

How To Access Safe Mode In Windows 10

Accessing safe mode is useful when trying to troubleshoot Windows problems or to optimize the system settings. Earlier versions of Windows had the option of pressing F8 during system boot to launch safe mode. However in Windows 8 and 10, the process of booting into safe mode is a lot different. Here is how to enable safe mode in Windows 10 : First, through Action Center go to All settings and choose...

Optimize Battery Usage By Changing App Background Settings In Windows 10

Power usage in Windows 10 especially when running on battery can be optimized by changing which apps run in background. When apps are active in background, they will send/receive data, update as well as send notifications even when not currently in use. To change this preference, access the All settings tab through Action Center. Then choose Privacy. Scroll down to Background apps. This will display...

Quickly Convert Between Different Measurement Units In Windows 10

Calculator in Windows 10 comes with a lot of useful features like conversion between different units of measurements (weight, temperature, area, time, data storage, speed etc), programmer mode and so on. Using these features is simple. First, change the mode from Standard to any of the conversion functions visible on the list.   Next, enter the input values along with original units of measurements...

How To Disable Search And Task View Buttons In Windows 10

The taskbar in Windows 10 by default has the search feature and Task View enabled. (Task View gives a quick glance about all the open programs and applications that are currently running). However, these can be disabled if required. Here is how : Right click on taskbar and select Search. Then click on Search > Hidden. The search icon will no longer be visible on taskbar. Similarly, to disable...