Add “Play All” Right-Click Menu for Music and Video Files in Windows 11

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Using a registry tweak discussed in this article, you can add the “Play all” command to the right-click menu to play all music or video files in the current folder.

The classic ribbon UI in Windows 10 was awesome. But the new File Explorer UI in Windows 11 lacks functionality. It doesn’t have the much useful command buttons for Slideshow, Play All option for music and video files, Email, Zip, etc.

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How to Open Control Panel in Windows 11

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You can use Control Panel to change settings for Windows. These settings control nearly everything about how Windows looks and works, and you can use them to set up Windows so that it’s just right for you. Since Windows 10, many Control Panel settings have been moved to the Settings app. The classic Control Panel is still there, but its entry points are not prominent.Read more

Change the sort order for files and folders whose names contain numerals

This article was previously published under Q319827 at Microsoft Support site. © Microsoft.

Original Title: The sort order for files and folders whose names contain numerals is different in Windows Vista, Windows XP, and Windows Server 2003 than it is in Windows 2000.

Information in this article also applies to Windows 10 and 11.Read more

[Fix] F8 Legacy Boot does not work

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The “bootmenupolicy” setting in the Boot Configuration Database (BCD) defines the type of boot menu (Standard vs. Legacy) the system will use. For Windows 11, 10, Windows 8.1, Windows 8, and Windows RT, the default is Standard. For Windows Server 2012 R2, Windows Server 2012, the default is Legacy. When Legacy is selected, the Advanced options menu (F8) is available.Read more

Microsoft Common Language Runtime Native Compiler 100% CPU Usage

When you open Task Manager, you may see that the module “Microsoft common language runtime native compiler” may use 100% of the CPU and hamper the device’s performance.

If the task is ended manually, it starts up automatically after about 10-20 minutes. You may wonder what causes this issue and how to fix this.Read more

[SFC] You must be an administrator running a console session

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When you try to run Sfc.exe /scannow on Command Prompt to repair the system files, the following error message may appear:

You must be an administrator running a console session in order to
use the sfc utility.

This may happen even though you right-click Command Prompt from the Start menu search results, and click Run as administrator.Read more

Msg.exe is missing in Windows 10/11?

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Msg.exe is a built-in console tool that can send a message to a user on the same network.

On Windows Home editions, you’ll see the following error when trying to run msg.exe:

'msg.exe' is not recognized as an internal or external command, operable program or batch file.

That’s because the tool is available only in Windows 10/11 Pro and higher editions. This article explains how to get a copy of msg.exe for Home Edition users.Read more