Windows 10 Default Services Configuration

The Windows 10 Services configuration defaults are provided in this page. The settings below are gathered from a Windows 10 Pro PC (clean install, rather than upgrade). Last updated on May 10, 2019 – Windows 10 Pro v1809 is the current version as of this revision. Windows 10 Services Configuration Defaults Note that some of … Read more

How to Restore Missing Windows Photo Viewer in Windows 10

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Windows Photo Viewer is one of the things that gets removed, or hidden from access after upgrading to Windows 10. The new Photos app takes charge as the default handler for image files in Windows 10.

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The good news is Windows Photo Viewer application still exists in the same location in Windows 10, but what is removed is only its registration. Windows Photo Viewer is a light-weight app similar to the Office Picture Manager and Windows Live Photo Gallery, both of which are discontinued by Microsoft. But, Windows Photo Viewer remains an integral part of Windows.

If you’re not a fan of the new Photos app, you can revert back to the built-in Windows Photo Viewer.Read more

How to Get Back the Classic Tray Clock in Windows 10

The notification area clock (commonly known as the tray clock) user interface has changed in Windows 10, and old analog clock is gone. If you’re not very fond of the new clock and want the old analog version, you can revert back to the pre-Windows 10 style classic clock by employing a small registry edit.

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File Association Fixes for Windows 10 (Defaults)

Here is the list of file association fixes (Windows defaults) for some of the common file types. These fixes are applicable for Windows® 10 only. AVI IMG TXT BAT INF URL BMP JPE/JPEG/JPG VBS CHM JS WMA CMD LNK WMV COM MP3 XML EXE PNG ZIP GIF REG Directory HTM/HTML SCR Drive ICO TIF/TIFF Folder … Read more

Windows 10 Command Prompt Can Be Closed using ALT+F4 Hotkey

The much useful ALT+F4 key sequence closes any application, but not the Command Prompt window. Users had to type exit or click the Close button to close the window. This is the case in earlier versions of Windows (up to Windows 8.1), but have you noticed that the Windows 10 Command Prompt duly responds to ALT+F4 hotkey?

Not only that! You can even change the Windows 10 Command Prompt behavior as in earlier Windows versions. Probably the developers at Microsoft had legacy applications in mind. By the way, to make Command Prompt not respond to ALT+F4 key sequence, all you need to do is to edit a registry value.

Changing the Command Prompt ALT+F4 Behavior

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What is the Two Blue Arrows Icon on Folders in Windows 10 and How to Remove it?

After installing Windows 10, you may notice that some of your files and folders show up with double blue arrows icon at the top. This double blue arrows overlay icon is seen if the files and folders are compressed (NTFS compression), and there is nothing to worry about.

This post tells you how to hide or remove the double blue arrow icons on folders or files in Windows 10.Read more

How to Restart Explorer.exe Cleanly in Windows 10?

Earlier we learned how to exit and restart explorer shell safely in earlier versions of Windows. It’s much simpler in Windows 8 and Windows 10, where the hidden “Exit Explorer” option is moved to the Taskbar context menu instead of the Start menu. Also, Task Manager has a new Restart Explorer in Windows 8 and Windows 10 that lets you gracefully restart the explorer shell easily.

When you restart the explorer.exe shell process, Taskbar and Start menu is completely refreshed, and pending registry modifications, if any, take effect after restarting the shell. The two methods to gracefully exit and restart explorer are covered in this article.Read more

How to Customize New Folder Name Template in Windows 10?

When you create a new folder in Windows, the default folder name is always “New Folder”. Windows 10 allows you to customize the new folder name template to any name you wish. In previous versions of Windows this could be done by hacking the Shell32.dll using Resource Hacker or similar tools. In Windows 10, this can be accomplished easily using a simple registry edit.Read more

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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