In Windows 10, application and system notifications are shown as toasts, instead of the balloon-tip style notification we’ve seen since Windows 2000/XP. Toast notifications disappear quickly whereas the balloon tip notifications appear on the screen as long as we have the mouse pointer hovering over the balloon. For some users, the balloon style notification suits well. Fortunately the Windows XP-style balloon tips can be activated in Windows 10 using a registry edit or via Group Policy.
The Power user menu (Win + X) and the Start menu power button do not display Hibernate option by default in Windows 8 and Windows 10. However, the option can be enabled via the Power Options Control Panel, using these steps:Read more
Here is a neat little registry edit for Windows 8 and Windows 10 systems that shows the build information and Windows version on the lower right corner of the desktop as a watermark.
The good old PaintDesktopVersion registry edit still works in Windows 8 and Windows 10, but there is another way to display the same information in addition to the Windows installation directory name.Read more
The Windows 8 Task Manager has several new features and improvements. Of which, one of the nice additions to the Windows 8 Task Manager is that you can copy process details to the clipboard by pressing CTRL + C. This is one of the little new, but overlooked additions in Task Manager.Read more
If you’re using the Desktop background slideshow or third-party wallpaper changer software and want to find the file name of the currently displayed desktop wallpaper, then this article is for you. The current wallpaper path is are stored in the registry but is not displayed in the modern Personalize settings page in Windows 10.
This post tells you how to find the current wallpaper file name and path in Windows 8 and Windows 10.Read more
You can create a password reset disk so that you can regain access to the system quickly in the event of a forgotten local account password, without having to use third-party boot environment CDs.
It’s suggested that you create a password reset disk after creating the user account and assigning the password. The password reset disk is not applicable if you have a Microsoft account (MSA); it works for local user accounts only.
Here is a walkthrough on how to create a password reset disk in Windows 10.Read more
Summary: This post explains how to successfully run NTBackup on Windows 10 and restore data from a .BKF file easily!
There are many users who have got backups done using the NTBackup Tool (also known as “Windows Backup Utility”) in earlier versions of Windows. After upgrading to Windows 10, they find that the NTBackup tool doesn’t exist on Windows 10. Also, Microsoft has taken down the Windows NT Backup Restore Utility (KB974674) from their servers.Read more