How to Set Ethernet (LAN) Connection as Metered in Windows 10

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Windows 10 allows you to set a Wifi connection as a “Metered” connection, but no such GUI option existed for Ethernet (LAN) networks. In Windows 8 and Windows 10 v1607 and earlier, you needed to apply a registry edit to set Ethernet or LAN connection as metered. Thankfully, with Windows 10 Creators Update, it’s a built-in option that can be configured using the Settings UI — no registry edit required.Read more

Get back classic Paint After Installing the Windows 10 Creators Update

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Microsoft announced that Paint 3D preview app is now built-in to Windows 10 since the Creator’s Update Preview build 14971. That’s great. But what’s more interesting is that, launching mspaint.exe starts the modern or UWP Paint 3D app in the Creators Update. This post tells you how to get back classic Paint in Windows 10 Creators Update.Read more

View Resources Usage by Individual Services in Windows 10

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With the Windows 10 Creators Update (codenamed “Redstone 2”) Preview Build 14942, the way in which services are hosted has changed. In Windows 10 v1703 systems with more than 3.5 GB of RAM, each service would get its own service host (svchost.exe), instead of running under a shared service process. This lets you view the resources usage by each individual service. Resources here mean network, memory, disk and CPU usage.Read more

Change Registry Editor Font Face in Windows 10 Creators Update

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Registry Editor in Windows 10 Redstone 2 Preview build 14942 has got an Address bar as we saw earlier. The Redstone 2 Preview build introduces another minor feature addition to the Registry Editor. You can change the default Registry Editor font, without having to change the global font settings – that is, without affecting other areas of the Windows Shell.Read more