“Turn on fast startup” option missing in Windows 11/10

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Fast Startup is a feature in Windows 8/10/11 that speeds up the boot process significantly. With the Fast Startup feature enabled, when the user shuts down the computer, what happens under the hood is a hybrid shutdown sequence.

However, on some computers, the Fast Startup and Hibernate features will be missing. When you open Power Options in the classic Control Panel, the “Turn on fast startup (recommended)” option may be missing.Read more

How to Add “Open command window here” in Windows 11

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In Windows 11, the context menu “Open Command window here” doesn’t exist by default. Instead, you’ll see the “Open in Windows Terminal” and “Open PowerShell window here” (when you press Shift + right-click) options in the folder context menu.

This article tells you how to add “Open Command window here” (in Windows 11) to open a Command Prompt window in that directory path.Read more

Extract Wallpapers from DeskThemePack and ThemePack Files

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This article shows you different ways of extracting wallpaper images from a theme pack file in Windows.

A theme is a combination of desktop background pictures, window colors, and sounds. Windows themes come in the form of theme packs. Theme packs are essentially CAB files that enclose resources such as wallpapers, sounds, etc., along with the .theme file, which contains the instructions to apply the theme.

Theme packs come in two types: one with a .themepack file extension and the other with a .deskthemepack extension.Read more

Add “Open command window here” to Context Menu in Windows 10

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In the recent versions of Windows 10 (Creators Update and higher), the “Open Command Prompt here” context menu entry has been removed and is replaced by “Open PowerShell window here”.

Microsoft, in an effort to bring the best command line experiences to the forefront for all power users, has made PowerShell the de facto command shell.

This article tells you how to add “Open command window here” to right-click menu in Windows 10. Optionally, you can also remove the Open PowerShell window here from the context menu.

You may also be knowing that since the preview build 14971, “Command Prompt” and “Command Prompt (Admin)” entries in the Win+X menu (the menu which appears when you right-click Start) were replaced with PowerShell links.Read more

How to Copy Command Prompt Output Text to Clipboard or File

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Windows Command-line tools are great for troubleshooting, as well as automation. But, if you’re stumped when a tech support guy on the phone asks you to run a built-in console command and copy the output displayed for diagnosing a problem, these Command Prompt basics will come in handy.

This post explains how to copy or redirect Command Prompt output to a file or the clipboard.Read more

How to Print Directory Contents Using Different Methods

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You can copy folder contents by selecting all items in a folder, pressing Shift key and clicking the Copy as Path command in the right-click menu. Then open Notepad or any other text editor and paste the contents from the clipboard.

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But if you need to print the directory list for the current folder and subfolders recursively, you need a different approach. This article discusses different ways to list folder contents including the Windows command-line method, or using Google Chrome, or Firefox web browser.Read more