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Windows 10 disk cleanup functionality will be available in storage settings

Microsoft is trying to improve the Windows 10 Storage Settings app to provide you an easier option to free up the storage space, by getting rid of the temporary files and contents that you don't need.

 

Along with Windows 10 Insiders Preview Build 17074, they have previewed the upcoming changes of next major build of Windows 10.



Windows 10 is going to get a configurable settings page for Quiet Hours

Along with Windows 10 Redstone 4 build, scheduled to release this spring, Microsoft is planning to improve the Quiet Hour feature by giving you an option to choose which notifications you would like to see and hear during quiet hours.

 

In this post, we are going to see what are the options coming up in the next major build of Windows 10 to control the Quiet Hours settings.


Microsoft Edge improvements in #WindowsInsiders build 17074

In case you missed, Microsoft released Windows 10 build 17074 to the fast ring Windows Insiders, which contains a tons of new changes and improvements to its existing version. This includes a set of changes to its Edge Browser too.

 

In this post, we will discuss about the changes performed in the latest version of Microsoft Edge that comes with build 17074.


Windows 10 will allow you to control the permissions an app has requested

Along with Windows 10 Insiders Preview Build: 17063, Microsoft added support to see the permissions an application has requested. You will have total control over it to allow or disallow a specific permission for that application.

 

In this quick post, we are going to discuss about this feature, which has been newly introduced with Windows 10 build 17063.


How to use OneDrive Files-On-Demand in Windows 10 Fall Creators Update?

Windows 10 Fall Creators Update brought a most wanted feature on OneDrive, called "Files on Demand". Once you enable the feature, you can now access all your files in the cloud without having to download them and eating the extra storage space on your device.

 

In case, you are not able to find this feature after upgrading to Windows 10 Fall Creators Update, here's how to enable it.


Windows 10 Fall Creators Update allows you to optimize the update bandwidth

If you are using Windows 10, it allows you to enable the update delivery optimization, which helps the system to download the Windows updates and apps from internet as well as PCs within the local network. When enabled, it also uploads update from your PC to internet.

 

Along with Windows 10 Fall Creators Update, you can control the bandwidth that you want to use for Windows update download and upload. Let's learn how to do this.



How to recover free space after upgrading to Windows 10 Fall Creators Update?

Windows 10 Fall Creators Update is already here, and you might have already upgraded to this latest stable version of Windows 10. After upgrade, you may experience low disk space as the upgrade process keeps a backup of the previous version of Windows.

 

If you are on low disk space, you can forcefully remove the previous version of Windows by following the steps mentioned in this article.


Here's how to install Windows 10 Fall Creators Update

We all know that, the next major update of Windows 10, named 'Fall Creators Update', is already there. The update released worldwide on 17th October 2017, contains a set of new features like: Fluent design, Windows Mixed Reality, OneDrive placeholders and many more improvements and fixes.

 

By the time you might have already received the upgrade notification, but in case you didn't, here's some ways to grab the Windows 10 Fall Creators Update.


Windows 10 is going to get a new Startup Settings page

While Microsoft is preparing for the next big update, named 'Windows 10 Creators Update', to be available worldwide from 17th October, the Windows engineering team has already started pushing their next set of updates from the RedStone 4 (RS4) branch to the Windows Insiders.

 

Along with build 17017, for the fast ring insiders, Microsoft has started testing a new Startup settings page, easily accessible from the Windows 10 Settings app.


Here's how to add Microsoft Print to PDF printer driver in Windows 10

In this computing world, we are familiar with PDF document formats, which opens in Acrobat Reader or any other compatible PDF Reader applications. In Windows 10, it is easy to create PDF files using the Microsoft Print to PDF printer drivers.

 

Though, this feature is available by default with the operating system, but in case it is not available, you can install the required driver by following the steps mentioned in this post.


Here's how to reset Windows 10 password with or without Reset Disk

Haven't used your PC for a while and forgot Windows 10 sign-in password? Change Windows password often but couldn't remember the last password used on your laptop? Need to assist someone else in resetting lost computer password?

 

Performing a clean install of Windows is never a good idea, especially if you have important softwares or files stored on your hard drive. In this tutorial we'll show you how to easily reset forgotten Windows 10 password with or without reset disk.



Windows 10 most likely to allow control over update bandwidth

Windows 10 Update delivery works better by creating a peer network to send/receive updates within LAN and/or internet. But till date, there was no control over it's upload/download bandwidth and thus, there was a need for it.

 

Though this feature is not yet announced in Release Notes, but a separate settings page has been seen in recent version of Insiders Preview build, which we are going to discuss in this post.


Windows 10 to add Grouped Processes and GPU Performance in Task Manager

Windows 10 Fall Creators Update to get some new changes in Task Manager. Along with Windows 10 Insiders Preview Build 16226, Microsoft added grouped processes and GPU performance to the Task Manager window.

 

In this post, we are going to see the new changes that's going to come in Task Manager. Continue reading to know more.


Windows 10 now lets you easily delete your older version of Windows

Microsoft has updated the Storage Sense UI, which is targeted to release with Windows 10 Fall Creators Update. Along with insiders preview build 16266, it now allows you to easily delete the old version of Windows 10.

 

If you are a Windows Insider, and in the fast ring, you can now check this feature ahead of the general availability. Let's see it in action!


How to attach a DVD to a Virtual Machine in Hyper-V on Windows 10?

In the last blog post on Windows 10 Hyper-V Manager, we have learnt 'How to create a Virtual Machine in Hyper-V on Windows 10'. As the virtual machine has been already created, we will now need to install an Operating System to it and for this, we will need to attach a DVD/ISO image.

 

In this article, we will learn how to create a SCSI Controller to add a DVD drive to it and then we will proceed to attach a DVD/ISO image to the virtual DVD drive.


OneDrive to get Files-On-Demand feature in Windows 10 Fall Creators Update

Yes, you heard it right! As announced in //BUILD/2017 event, OneDrive to get 'Files on Demand' feature in 'Windows 10 Fall Creators Update' expected to release this September. If you are a Windows Insider, "Good News", you can now experience it ahead of time.

 

In this blog post, we will see what has been changed and how to use the on demand files in new OneDrive application. You should be on latest Windows 10 insiders build.



Microsoft to add a new handwriting panel in Windows 10 Fall Creators Update

Windows 10 Insiders Preview Build 16215 is there for couple of days now and if you are a insider in the fast ring, you might have already explored the new features added to this new build. If you haven't done it already, don't miss this build.

 

Along with other improvements, Microsoft has added a new XAML based handwriting panel which contains more gestures, easier editing, emoji and more.


Cortana to get Vision Intelligence in Windows 10 Fall Creators Update

Microsoft has recently released Windows 10 Preview Build 16215 for the Windows Insiders in the fast ring, having a bunch of new improvements targeted to release in Windows 10 Fall Creators Update.

 

This build gets a set of new additions to Cortana experience, called as 'Vision Intelligence'. In this post, we are going to learn more about the changes part of it.


Microsoft Edge to get site pinning, annotation, full screen support in Windows 10 Fall Creators Update

Along with Windows 10 Insiders Preview Build 16215, released to Fast ring Windows Insiders, Microsoft added many new features for Edge browser which will be available in Windows 10 Fall Creators Update later this year.

 

Before the features are ready for final release, let's discuss what's new improvements are being added to this insiders build.


How to create a Virtual Machine in Hyper-V on Windows 10?

If you are running Windows 10 and your system has hardware support for Hyper-V, you can create an isolated storage to deploy your own Virtual Machine and use it. You can create one or more Virtual Machines and run them at the same time.

 

In this blog post, we are going to discuss in detail to known the process to create a Virtual Machine using the Hyper-V Manager on Windows 10.

 
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