System Restore snapshots or volume shadow copies contain registry hives as well as critical system files. Sometimes you may need to extract individual registry keys from an earlier restore point but don’t want to do a complete System Restore rollback.Read more
The Windows Imaging Format (WIM) is a file-based disk image format developed by Microsoft to help deploy Windows operating system. The DISM tool (Deployment Image Service and Management Tool) can perform servicing tasks on a WIM file. For example, you can add or remove a device driver from an offline image.
However, when you download Windows 10 using Media Creation Tool, you’ll find
install.esd instead of
install.wim has given way to
install.esd, an Electronic Software Download (ESD) file format, perhaps due to its high compression ratio.Read more
Google Drive client software allows you to automatically back up files from your computer, camera, or SD cards to the cloud. Google Drive sync client, as useful as it may be, but there is a small glitch in the setup process. After installing and using Google Drive sync, you may have noticed that Windows search returns no results from the Google Drive folder.
Are you’re receiving the following error message or similar when playing a audio or video file in your Groove app, Windows Media Player or the Movies & TV app in Windows 10?
The Windows Features dialog box (
optionalfeatures.exe) lets you add or remove additional or optional Windows features. For instance, you can remove Media Features > Windows Media Player using “Turn Windows Features On Or Off ” dialog box if you no longer plan to use WMP.Read more
After installing the Anniverary Update, you would have noticed that the file and folder name text are aligned to the left instead of being centered. Here is how it appears after installing Windows 10 Anniversary Update and the issue still exists in Creators Update and Fall Creators Update.Read more
Starting with the Fall Creators Update, Microsoft Edge has the capability to pin websites to the Taskbar. Here is how to do that:Read more
If the system files in your Windows 10 computer become corrupt and the System File Checker (
SFC /scannow) is unable to reinstate the critical system files, it’s due to corruption of Component Store located at the C:\Windows\WinSxS directory. This directory contains the files needed for SFC utility to restore missing or damaged system files. The Component store stores all the Windows system files grouped by components and as hard links.Read more