Windows 8 and Windows 10 lets you pin folders to the Start screen, but pinning data files and folders to the taskbar is not allowed. The context menu entry Pin to Taskbar never exists for data files and folders. However, here is a neat little trick that lets you pin any file or folder (directory) to the taskbar.Read more
Microsoft software downloads page offers you the Media Creation Tool (MCT), which can be used to upgrade Windows 10, download Windows 10 ISO locally or create a USB installation drive. MCT is the officially recommended way to get a copy of the latest Windows 10 ISO.Read more
The Quick Access Toolbar (QAT), part of the Ribbon framework, is located in the title bar of File Explorer and Office applications. You can add your frequently used ribbon commands to the Quick Access Toolbar for easy access — so that you don’t need to switch tabs each time to use a particular command.Read more
The lock screen which exists in Windows 8 and higher is an additional screen with a background image. The lock screen, which conceals the login screen, shows the time and date, quick status of running apps and the current Windows Spotlight image details.
After 60 seconds of no user activity, the lock screen display turns off to conserve power. This timeout applies when you lock the device or workstation, as well as during startup.Read more
Libraries were first introduced in Windows 7 and the feature has been carried forward to Windows 8 and Windows 10. Libraries provide you a consolidated or aggregated view of related files in one place.Read more
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 and Windows 10, which features a new “Startup” tab that lists all auto-start entries in the system.
Fast Startup is a feature in Windows 8 and 10, which speeds up the boot process significantly. With the Fast Startup feature enabled by default, when the user shuts down the computer, what happens under the hood is a hybrid shutdown sequence.Read more
Task Manager opens to Processes tab by default in Windows 8 and 10. If you want it to open to the Startup tab directly, this article tells you how to do it.Read more