How to Enable Balloon Tips (XP Style) in Windows 10

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.

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“System Image Backup” Error 0x80070716 After Upgrading to Windows 10

When you click the System Image Backup option in the File History window, Error 0x80070716 may be shown and the System Image Backup page doesn’t open.

An internal error has occured

The specified resource name cannot be found in the
image file. (0x80070716)

This can be fixed by deleting a registry value which may have been carried over from the previous Windows installation. Use these steps:

(Thanks RArandes_91)

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Copy Process Details in Windows Task Manager to the Clipboard

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

How to Find the Current Wallpaper File Name and Path in Windows 10

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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

[Fix] Explorer.exe Error “This file does not have a program associated”

file explorer shortcut association error

When you click the Windows Explorer or File Explorer shortcut Pinned to the Taskbar, or when running explorer.exe directly, the following error message may be displayed:

This file does not have an app associated with it for performing this action. Please install an app or, if one is already installed, create an association in the Default Apps Settings page.
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Windows 10: File Explorer Pinned Taskbar shortcut error.

In earlier Operating Systems (e.g., Windows 8 and below), the following error is displayed:

This file does not have a program associated with it for performing this action. Please install a program or, if one is already installed, create an association in the Default Programs control panel.

And using the Win + E key sequence causes “Unspecified error”

However, Explorer may launch correctly when including additional switches such as /e or /n with explorer.exe, or double-click the (My) Computer or This PC icon. Also, all other shortcuts for other applications Pinned to the Taskbar may work fine, thus implying that this is not a Shortcut (.lnk) file association problem.

Cause

This problem occurs due to missing data in the HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Folders registry key. The File Explorer pinned shortcut located at the following path is a special shortcut that references a value under the “Folder” registry key:

%AppData%\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Quick Launch\User Pinned\TaskBar

Information in this article applies to Windows Vista through Windows 10.Read more

How to Create and Use a Password Reset Disk in Windows 10

password reset disk wizard

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

How to Restore NTBackup .BKF in Windows 10

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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