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Download first update for windows 10 technical preview

The event on September 30 announced the release of the Technical Preview of Windows 10 for laptops and desktops, often referred to as WTP andMicrosoft announced on October 13 that over 1 million folks are currently testing out the Windows 10 Technical Preview.
The Corporate VP of Operating Systems went on the reveal that a cautious 36% of users have installed the OS on virtual machines.and as you know  Windows 10 Technical Preview is still early stage, and is recommended for PC experts and IT pros only.

Today Microsoft has launched the first update for windows 10 technical preview "kb3000061" and this patch update bring :

Adds capabilities to determine application compatibility problems and effects.
Addresses an issue in which an application such as Microsoft Word or Microsoft PowerPoint seems to freeze when you open a document that contains a large EMF file. After you install this security update, you can stop the application without waiting for win32k.sys to finish processing the EMF file.

So if you want to download it you just need to go to windows update from control panel and check for new updates.

How to Activate and Enable REFS File System on Windows 10

Microsoft has a new file system designed to increase data integrity, scalability and availability called the Resilient File System (ReFS).  This file system has leveraged many of the NTFS file system goodies and expanded them to make it more scalable and prevent corruptions.

 The final version of Windows 10 uses NTFS and Microsoft has not added any option to enable the ReFS file system in the system. Resilient File System (ReFS) is a new local file system that maximizes data availability, despite errors that would historically cause data loss or downtime. Microsoft has only added ReFS file system in Windows Server 2012 and there is no direct option to activate or enable ReFS in Windows 10.

But if you still keen to try and test ReFS on your Windows 10 system then here is the way to activate ReFS on your system.

First download REFS enabler from here.

Once you download and run Enable ReFS.reg.

Click on yes if you want to continue,then OK after that the option to format non system drive as REFS file system will be available via command line option or via Windows Explorer right click content menu for Format as shown in screenshot.

If you want to disable Refs file system in windows 10 i have attached an other file for you so just double click and disable it.

How To Disable/Enable Check box Selection in Windows 10


You may have noticed that in Windows Explorer, there are small check-boxes to the left of the file or folder names. This could be helpful to identify the current selected item and if would you like an easier way to select multiple files in Windows Explorer without having to hold down the “Ctrl” or “Shift” key? Today we take a look at enabling the check boxes feature which might be easier for some users. But if you don’t like this, there are ways to turn this check-box off.

From the start menu search box type “folder options” then select folder options and go to view tab.

Under the View tab, find a setting under Advanced settings: > Uncheck/Check “Use check boxes to select items”. That’s it, click OK to apply the setting.


And once it’s enabled, you don’t need hold down shift/ctrl key anymore for selecting multiple items. Instead, you can simply tick the box for the items you want to select. You can even tick the box at the top of the list to select all item at once in the same location.

How to Turn Fast Startup Off for DualBoot in Windows 10

New systems shipped with Windows 10 are coming along UEFI (Unified Extensible Firmware Interface) system. Due to some features in these systems like Fast Start-up, Secure Boot and boot-manager hard-coded with Windows 10, it is now quite difficult to dual-boot this with any Linux version.

Fast Startup (aka: hybrid boot or hybrid Shutdown) is a new feature was presented in Windows 8 and now in windows 10 to help your PC start up faster after shutting down. When turned on, Windows 10 does this by using a hybrid shutdown (a partial hibernate) method that saves only the kernal session and device drivers (system information) to the hibernate (hiberfil.sys) file on disk instead of closing it when you shut down your PC. This also makes the hiberfil.sys file to be much smaller than what hibernate would use (often 4GB or more).

To disable Fast Startup, follow these simple instructions:

1- Open the Control Panel , and click on the Power Options .


2- Click on Choose what the power buttons do.


3- Click on Change settings that are currently unavailable .


5- Under Shutdown settings, uncheck the Turn on fast startup then click Save changes .


Turning off the “fast startup/hybrid boot” option fixes the chkdsk problem during the installation .

What Is The Difference Between 32-bit & 64-bit Windows 10


If Windows 10 comes in different flavors such as Enterprise, or Ultimate, or Professional, and Home Premium, we will get another difference: the x64 and x86 versions. These versions correspond to the type of processor or CPU that is in the computer. Older systems will have an x86 CPU, newer ones, x64.

If you do not know the difference between 32-bit and 64-bit, I would have told you in the past that you are running a 32-bit version of Windows. But from Windows 7 there are more 64-bit operating systems shipped by default without the end users knowledge.64-bit system is better but you also need to be running 64-bit programs and have a 64-bit processor or else all the trouble of setting up the 64-bit operating system would be worthless.


And the Key Difference is x86 is a family of instruction set architectures that are based on the original Intel 8086 CPU. The x64 is an instruction set architecture that belongs to the x86 family that supports 64 bits per address.

Windows 10 System requirements 64-bit (x64)
CPU mit 1 GHz
20 GByte Disk
2 GByte RAM
DirectX-9-Graphics 

Windows 10 System requirements 32-bit (x86)
CPU mit 1 GHz
16 GByte Disk
1 GByte RAM
DirectX-9-Graphics 

How automatically Log On Windows 10

If you are the only regular user of your computer then configuring Windows 10 to automatically login without the need for a password when powered on is an easy way to speed up the startup time.

In this article I will show you how to setup Windows 10 so that it will log you in automatically, without requesting you to type your user account password every time.

1. Press Windows Key + R to open Run and type netplwiz.


2. When User Accounts settings appear select an account with the password and uncheck “User must enter a username and password to use this computer” then click Apply.


3. When the password box appears type your password and click ok and restart your computer.


The next time you will start Windows, you will be automatically logged on with the user you just selected. This user will become the default log on user to Windows 10.

How to add Add a Menu for Restart, Shut Down, Hibernate and Other Power Shortcuts in Desktop Context Menu of Windows 10

Today in this post we let you know how you can Shutdown, Restart, Lock & Sleep and more in Windows 10 from right click context menu. The trick is pretty neat and simple and need one or two click to setup the power options on your Windows Right click menu.

1- Download the Power Button file from here


2- Now, double click on Add Power Menu.reg file. Click on “Yes” in the Registry Editor window (shown above).


3- Now Click Ok


That’s it! If you right click anywhere on the desktop now, you’ll see the options for locking, restarting, shutting,sleeping,switching and more.

I've tested this and can confirm that it is safe and works fine. I was able to Lock, Shutdown and Restart my Windows 10 PC just fine.
if you didn't like the Power Menu in your context menu i have attached a Remove Power Menu.reg file to remove it from the context menu.

How to to prevent users from accessing the Control Panel in Windows 10

Control panel is a repository of various applets/administrative tools that can be used to configure the windows 10, applications, and services environment.and it is a very well known fact that the Control Panel is a very vital area in your computer system no matter what operating system you are using. If you agree with the above statement you should also not oppose to the proposal that access to this vital area should be restricted to some extent.

1- Press windows key + R then type gpedit.msc and hit Enter.


2- In the left pane, click/tap on to expand User Configuration, Administrative Templates, and Control Panel.Then in the right pane of Control Panel, double click/tap on Prohibit access to Control Panel and PC settings. (see screenshot below)


3- In the next window, select Enable, click OK, then close out of Local Group Policy Editor.


You have completed you task and reached your destination but for some technical knowledge, what you have done through these steps is that you have changed the settings in such a manner that the program file for Control Panel namely “Control.exe” cannot start.

How to Prevent users from changing Password in Windows 10

If you have setup password protected user accounts on your machine to your family members or friends, you can prevent other users from changing their user account passwords in Windows 10.

Computers open to general or specified public for use; usually have a common and shared username. In most of the cases, this username is also protected by a password. A user may try, and succeed in changing the password, and you cannot even identify that user due to a high number of attendants on a same PC. To avoid the troublesomeness resulting from it, prevent these users to change the concerned PIN.

1- Press windows key + R then type lusrmgr.msc and hit Enter key.


2- From Local User and Groups window, click on Users then in the left pane right-click on the user account name for which you would like to setup up the password restriction, and then select Properties.


3- Next, under the General tab, check the box named User cannot change password. Click Apply button to setup the restriction for the user account.


So next time if anyone want to change the password, Windows will show “Windows cannot change the password” error.remember that this method works only for standard user accounts. That's mean you can’t restrict an Admin user from changing his password.

How to Boot into Safe Mode in windows 10 without using F8

Are you struggling to boot into Safe Mode in Windows 10? Have you tried pressing both F8 and Shift+F8 and they don't work? That's because a lot has changed with the boot procedure in Windows 10. The boot has become so fast that it literally cannot be interrupted by any of your keypresses.

The Safe Mode of Windows one of the well known special state of operating system that is effectively a diagnostics mode for Windows. In Safe Mode, Windows OS loads only the bare minimum drivers and services that are required by the operating system. By loading only the minimal set of features, Safe Mode is useful in isolating the root cause and troubleshooting the problem of the Windows operating system, such as faulty device driver, corrupted software, virus infection and malware attack, which may prevent the PC from booting normally, or cause the Windows to be unstable and unusable.Here we are how you can boot into Safe Mode easily.

1- From your keyboard Press Windows key + R and type “msconfig”.


2- At system configuration click on Boot tab and check mark Safe boot option also check mark Minimal then click on apply and restart your computer.


3- When you restart your computer it will automatically boot in safe mode. and once you are done doing whatever you needed to do in safe mode…remember to to turn safe mode off again repeat the same process at the system configuration windows and untick Safe boot and restart your computer.

How to disable windows 10 lock screen

Lock screen in Windows 10 operating system provides an additional layer of obstruction for accidental users’ tapping on any Microsoft-based touchscreen device. Although it is strongly suggested that you should not disable the lock screen while using Windows 10, if you are not using a highly sensitive touchscreen device or you don’t have kids running around and messing with the things, you can disable the feature as per your individual preferences.and this tutorial is for all users who don’t like to be prompted with the Windows 10 lock screen.

1- Hit Window Key + R. A run dialog box appears type gpedit.msc into the box and hit Ok. The Local Group Policy Editor appears.

2- in the "Local Group Policy Editor" open in the tree view >> Local Computer Policy >> Computer Configuration >> Administrative Templates >> Control Panel > Personalization


3- In right pane, double-click on “Do not display the lock screen” Policy and set it to “Enabled“ then click on Apply then OK. That’s it. It’ll immediately disable the lock screen in Windows 10.


If you want to enable lock screen again, set the value to Not configured.

How to Delete WiFi Profiles in Windows 10 Using Command Prompt

With the latest update to Microsoft's operating system windows 10, the company has unfortunately removed the ability to forget Wi-Fi networks so that you don't automatically connect to them. However, you can still do so from the command line.

To remove a profile you don't want your laptop automatically connecting to anymore, open up a command prompt as an administrator and perform the following:

1- Enter : netsh wlan show profiles


2- Refer to above shown image, suppose we want to delete the wireless network profile "Try to connect ;)". So we run this command to erase it:

netsh wlan delete profile name=”Try to connect ;)“


Be sure to note that if the wireless profile name includes spaces, it may need to be enclosed in quotations when executing the delete command.*

It's also worth noting that netsh will accept wildcards when specifying the profile name. To delete all profiles starting with "Try", type delete profile name=Try*.

How to install unsupported old drivers in windows 10

After you install Windows 10, you may need to install the latest Windows 10 drivers for any hardware that Windows doesn't have built-in drivers for and as you know windows 10 is Microsoft's newest operating system so manufacturers are not yet releasing drivers for their hardware to support this new version of Windows. this post will also help you in installing our old driver packages in Window 10 or even if their installer doesn't supports your new OS. This trick works in most cases.

Actually most of the software are packages with are configured to perform the installation as per configuration.Well, for trying the extraction, you can use some advanced tools like "Extract All".


Assuming that you have extracted the files from the "executable" installer of your driver.So then all you have to so is to go to the"Device Manager",and you manually need to find the device in
the list by your sense. If you are unable to identify the device, select the ones from the category "Other devices" in device manager,select any "Unknown device" labled item and right click on it.
Select the option to update its driver,


 Now proceed with searching it in the folder where you have extracted your driver files.

Download "Extract All" from here

How to Change Windows 10 Product Key

There may be cases where you need to change your Windows 10 product key. The most important thing is that, you won’t be able to PERSONALIZE your Start Screen and Lock Screen until you activate your product. Here, I have detailed two Methods of changing the product key on Windows 10. You can follow any one of the two ways to change the product key and activate a new one. But, I would prefer the second choice because it reduces the work in Command Prompt as you dont need internet to do it.

Method 1:

From the start screen or the start menu of Windows 10 type “cmd admin”.then Right click on the icon that shows in the search box “Run as Administrator” from the bottom options.


Type in the command prompt window the following line “slui 3”.


A window will pop up where you will need to type in the product key of the Windows 10.then type your key and wait until you get the second windows the click on Close.


But remember this option requires internet connection then reboot the Windows 10 device.

Method 2:

From the the Start screen or Start menu of your Windows 10 device type “cmd admin” then right click and select the option “Run as administrator”.(same step as Method 1)

Type in there the command “slmgr.vbs -ipk ACTIVATION KEY”, in the command above instead of “ACTIVATION KEY” you need to type you activation code.


After you’ve written the command above hit “Enter” button on the keyboard.


Now a “Windows script host” window will appear saying that your product activated successfully then reboot your device.

How to solve Touchpad Freezes problem in Windows 10

In my Previous post, i have posted How to Optimize Hard Drive performances in windows 10. After Installing the Windows 10 TP, you might have faced the laptop’s touch-pad issues. Many Windows 10 users faced problems like their touch-pad won’t respond or the touchpad scrolling in Windows 10 not working and Multi-gestures problems or laptops touchpad freezes.you might not have the necessary driver installed to work properly on Windows 10 or maybe that a driver compatible with Windows 10 for your touchpad is not yet available on the market.

How to fix touchpad if it freezes in Windows 10:

Click on “Control Panel”.then Click on “View By” in the upper right corner of the window and then click “Large Icons” then choose “troubleshooting”.


Click on “View all” icon on the left of the window.



Now you only need to run the “Hardware and devices” troubleshooter and Windows 10 will find and fix any issues regarding your laptops devices.


Reboot the Windows 10 and see if the touchpad works now.if not that's mean your Touchpad driver is not available yet in the internet.

How to Optimize Hard Drive performances in windows 10

In windows 10 optimizing your hard disk will help to improve the overall performance of your computer. On a well-optimized hard drive, Windows will load up faster as will your programs and games. It's also a good idea to keep track of your files and programs and remove data which you no longer use. Apart from freeing up space on your hard drive, it will also make running various maintenance utilities such as Disk Defragmenter easier and quicker. To get your hard drives running up to scratch again, follow these tips.

From the start menu or start screen In the Search box type “defrag” and press enter in the end.Within the search results choose “Defragment and optimize your drives” 


The Optimize Drivers windows will be then displayed on your computer.


First, for each driver pick “analyze” in order to see if a defragment operation is being required or not.
If you need to repair your hard drive just pick the “optimize” option.

How to Disable Un-useful Startup Programs in windows 10

Windows 10 is notorious for having useless features and CPU resource hogging programs/services enabled by default. When rebooting or when starting your Windows 10 system there are loaded several in built software and programs, which are dubbed as Startup programs. Some of these tools are quite important, while others are just slowing down your device;
Today’s post is about removing some of the useless services. Services are kind of like startup programs, they are usually not necessary, they slow down your computer, and they slow down the boot up process; however, some are useful so thats why I have made a list of ones to get rid of.

How to Disable Un-useful Startup Programs in windows 10:

Launch Task Manager on your Windows 10 base device – use the Ctrl + Alt + Del sequence in that matter.or right click from taskbar then click proprieties.


Pick the Startup tab, take a look over the Startup Impact section and just right click then disable the processes that contain the high startup impact.

How to Disable Visual Effects in windows 10 to optimize performance

This article is useful to optimize Windows 10 performance by tweaking visual effects. It is well known that Windows 10 is the most optimized and fastest OS provided by Microsoft. To make Windows run faster there are so many visual effects in Windows 10. Moreover Windows 10 provides some visual effects and features that can be disabled to improve Windows 10 performance in a manner similar to Windows 7.

So in this this article we will learn how to optimize Windows 10 performance by tweaking visual effects.

How to disable Tweaking Visual Effects in Windows 10.

(press Wind + R dedicated keyboard keys) to launch the Run sequence. or here How to add Run to start menu in windows 10.Then in the Run box type “sysdm.cpl” and press enter.


From System Properties main window pick the Advanced tab and from there select Settings under Performances section.


Choose Visual Effects and from there just uncheck “Animate windows when minimizing and maximizing”, “Fade or slide menus into view” and “Fade or slide ToolTips into view”.
Save your changes and close the System Properties Window.

How to Install Windows 10 on MacBook or iMac with BootCamp

Yeeeh finally Microsoft has released Windows 10 even its still a technical preview but i 've been enjoying it a lot so i decided to install Windows 10 on the MacBook Pro I’ve been using. rathaer than my Dell laptop.

If you need to install Windows on your Mac, you have a few options: software like VMware Fusion and Parallels Desktop can help you get the job done so you don't have to reboot each time you want to use it, but if you want truly native performance — important for gamers and others looking to eke every last drop out of their Mac — Boot Camp is the way to go. Here's a step by step guide to make it happen.

The portal to running Windows on Macs is Boot Camp. The OS X software is designed to simplify the process for users, by offering an easy to follow wizard that can be used to create bootable Windows USB drives (and DVDs for older Macs), download drivers, partition the internal drive to make room for the new OS and kick off the installation process. It is very, very user-friendly. Well, most of the time...

 In order to install Windows 10 through Boot Camp, the internal drive (HDD or SSD, depending on your configuration) must have only a single user-available partition, otherwise the application will throw an error asking the user to rectify the problem to continue. That is the simple explanation. This problem is not limited to Windows 10, as it affects older versions of the OS too, on Macs.

Step 1: Create a bootable Windows 10 USB or DVD using the ISO images of Windows 10. You can download the Windows 10 Technical Preview from here.

Step 2
: Download Boot camp from here then Search for Boot Camp assistant from the Finder and run it .

Step 3: Choose Install Windows 7 under Select Tasks screen and you also should select the option Download the latest Windows support software from Apple.

Step 4: Click on Continue. The option will turn to Remove Windows 7 if you have already had a Windows version on your Mac, so you must be careful.


Step 5: Now you’ll have a choice of where to play the support software files. These drivers help your make communication with Windows, an operating system it wasn’t designed for. You can send these drivers to a CD/DVD or to a USB drive – your choice. Don’t place them on the same USB drive that contains your Windows .ISO, though.



Step 6 : Now you can create a new partition to install Windows 10. Drag the divider to set the size of the Windows partition, it should be at least 20 GB for 64 bit and 16 GB for 32 bit.
 

Step 7: Insert the Windows 10 USB or DVD into your Mac and hit the Install button available inside the Boot Camp Assistant wizard.

This will start the familiar Windows 10 installation process on your Mac. You just need to choose the disk partition “BOOTCAMP” to install. If you have an issue requiring to install into a NTFS partition, just go to advanced Drive options and hit the F key to format that partition to NTFS format. Then you can follow the process and use the provided product key when prompted.

After finishing, you can switch between Windows 10 and Mac OS by holding the Option (Alt) key at start up

Refresh, Reinstall or Restore Windows 10

In Windows 10, you actually have three main options for recovering the operating system: refresh, reinstall and restore. While all of these options can be used to recover Windows, they all operate a bit differently.

1- Refreshing Your Windows 10 PC

Refresh keeps some Windows 10 settings (accounts, passwords, the desktop, Internet Explorer favorites, wireless network settings, drive letter assignments, and BitLocker settings) and all personal data (in the User folder). It wipes out all programs and then restores the apps available in the Windows Store (primarily the tiled apps).

 To Refresh your PC in Windows 10, start by launching the PC Settings  from the start menu or Charms menu and clicking the Settings listing. Next, select the Change PC setting option.



 Scroll down to the Update and Recovery listing.


 Under the heading Refresh Your PC Without Affecting Your Files, tap or click Get Started.


The whole process takes about 10 minutes on a reasonably well-seasoned PC, but it can take longer, particularly on a slow tablet.


2- Restoring Your Windows 10 PC


System Restore in Windows 10 is one of the more helpful utilities available to you and usually a great first try when troubleshooting most major problems in Windows.it lets you do is revert to a previous software, registry, and driver configuration, called a restore point. It's like "undoing" the last major change to Windows 10.
1. To do that, right-click on the Start Button and then click System or From the Windows 10 Start screen, type "Restore." The top result in the right-side Search panel should be "Create a restore point." Even though that's not what we're doing today, that's the choice you want to make. then click on System Protection.
 
2. Tap the first button on that property sheet: System Restore. This opens a wizard-like dialog, the first page of which says "Restore system files and settings"  and when you see a dialog with a choice of system restore points.


3- Reinstall Your Windows 10 PC


The Windows 10 reinstall option allows you to completely reinstall the operating system without having to manually reformat the hard drive and install using a Windows 10 disc or USB drive. When you reinstall Windows 10 using the Reinstall option and you have to know that all your files, data, apps, programs and Windows settings will be removed. Windows will completely reinstall itself and your PC will be completely revert to a fresh Windows 10 installation.

To Reinstall Windows 10 follow same steps as "Refreshing Your Windows 10 PC" from the top but this time under Remove everything and reinstall Windows option click Get started button.


Those are the three main ways to recover the operating system in Windows 10.