Right-clicking Start, or pressing the Win+X key combination opens the Power User menu as in the following image:Read more
Using the Tasklist.exe command-line utility you can get the list of running Windows Store Apps along with their respective Process IDs, Memory Usage and Package Names. Here is how.Read more
When you right-click Start, none of the shortcuts in the Win+X (Power User) menu work except the Run command. However, the shortcuts may work fine when launched from the Win+X Shortcuts folder, which is located at:Read more
When you click the File Explorer Pinned shortcut in the Taskbar, the error “This file does not have a program associated with it for performing this action” may appear. However, 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. … Read more
File History, included in Windows 8, 8.1 and Windows 10, is used to backup your personal files at chosen intervals and recover a specific version of the file you want from backup. To use File History you need to select an external drive or a network location where you want to backup the files to. You can designate an external drive or network location for File History for multiple PCs. We’ll see how to configure and use File History in Windows 8 and 10 in today’s post.Read more
The Windows Defender command-line utility MpCmdRun.exe is prominently used for scheduling scans and updating the signature or definition files. The MpCmdRun.exe command usage info can be obtained by running MpCmdRun.exe with "/?" or without any parameter. However it doesn’t mention a useful switch that updates Windows Defender signatures and runs a Quick Scan at once. And this switch is not documented anywhere thus far.Read more
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