How to Download Windows 10/11 ISO (Direct Download)

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This article explains how to download the official Windows 10 or Windows 11 ISO from Microsoft servers using different methods. The Media Creation Tool downloads the latest version of Windows 10/11 by default.

You can also use Rufus or other third-party tools to accomplish the task. Using the methods described in this article, you can download any edition, build, or language ISO of Windows 10 from the official Microsoft servers directly.

The tools and methods in this article can be used to download Windows 11 ISO as well.

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How to Remove Invalid Entries from Task Manager Startup tab

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Managing startup entries was possible using the System Configuration Utility (msconfig.exe), in Windows 7 and earlier. This functionality is now provided by the Task Manager in Windows 8, Windows 10, and Windows 11, which features a new “Startup” tab that lists all auto-start entries in the system.

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How to Backup and Restore Device Drivers in Windows 11/10

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This article tells you how to export/backup and import/restore the device drivers in Windows 11 or Windows 10. The task can be accomplished using the DISM command-line tool or PowerShell.

If you have OEM branded computer, you’re usually provided with a restore media or a recovery partition on the hard drive. And restoring the computer using the OEM’s recovery options would put back all the pre-installed software along with drivers.Read more

Install Windows Media Player in Windows 10 and 11

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After buying a brand new Windows 10 computer, double-clicking a video file opens it in Films & TV (or Movies & TV) and the Windows Media Player shortcut is nowhere to be seen. This makes one wonder if Windows Media Player has been removed in Windows 10. The answer is, Windows Media Player very much exists in Windows 10 and Windows 11.Read more

How to Restore Windows Photo Viewer in Windows 10 and 11

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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 and Windows 11.

The good news is Windows Photo Viewer application still exists in the same location in Windows 10 and Windows 11. But what is removed is only its registration.

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Windows Photo Viewer is a lightweight 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 10/11.

Windows Photo Viewer is powered by a single DLL file named photoviewer.dll located in the C:\Program Files\Windows Photo Viewer directory in Windows 11 and earlier OS.

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Windows Photo Viewer – photoviewer.dll in Windows 10 version 21H1.

For example, this command-line will open a file named D:\sample.png using Windows Photo Viewer:

rundll32.exe "%ProgramFiles%\Windows Photo Viewer\PhotoViewer.dll", ImageView_Fullscreen d:\sample.png

Now, all we need to do is add Windows Photo Viewer file association settings to the registry. If you’re not a fan of the new Photos app, you can restore the missing Windows Photo Viewer registration in Windows 10 and 11.

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