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In Windows, you can set to add a watermark on the bottom right corner of the desktop that displays the currently installed Windows edition, build, and version for easy reference. This tutorial will show you how to add or remove the Windows build and version watermark on the desktop for your account or all users in Windows 7, Windows 8, and Windows 10. This will not affect a Windows Insider Preview Evaluation copy watermark on the desktop. The edition displayed in the watermark is from the ProductName string value (REG_SZ) in the registry key below. The build number displayed in the watermark is from the BuildLab string value (REG_SZ) in the registry key below. HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion Option One: Add or Remove Windows Build and Version Watermark on Desktop for Current User Option Two: Add or Remove Windows Build and Version Watermark on Desktop for All Users EXAMPLE: Windows build and version watermark on desktop option1Add or Remove Windows Build and Version Watermark on Desktop for Current User This option is only available for Windows 7, Windows 8 and Windows 10. If the watermark is added using Option Two, it will override this option one. 1 Do step 2 (add) or step 3 (remove) below for what you want to do. option1s22. To Add Windows Build and Version Watermark on Desktop for Current User A) Click/tap on the Download button below to download the BAT file below, and go to step 4 below. Add_Windows_version_watermark_on_desktop_of_current_user.bat https://www.windowsq.com/attachments/add_windows_version_watermark_on_desktop_of_current_user-bat.2318/?hash=6036348267c5aad97f78cf0a0a2d5d53 (Contents of .bat file for reference) @echo off REG ADD "HKCU\Control Panel\Desktop" /V PaintDesktopVersion /T REG_DWORD /D 1 /F taskkill /f /im explorer.exe start explorer.exe option1s33. To Remove Windows Build and Version Watermark on Desktop for Current User A) Click/tap on the Download button below to download the BAT file below, and go to step 4 below. Remove_Windows_version_watermark_on_desktop_of_current_user.bat https://www.windowsq.com/attachments/remove_windows_version_watermark_on_desktop_of_current_user-bat.2320/?hash=6036348267c5aad97f78cf0a0a2d5d53 (Contents of .bat file for reference) @echo off REG ADD "HKCU\Control Panel\Desktop" /V PaintDesktopVersion /T REG_DWORD /D 0 /F taskkill /f /im explorer.exe start explorer.exe option1s44 Save the .bat file to your desktop. 5 Unblock the .bat file. 6 Double click/tap on the .bat file to run it. 7 You will now notice a command prompt quickly open and close and your screen flicker as the explorer process is restarted to apply the registry changes. 8 When finished, you can delete the downloaded .bat file if you like. option2Add or Remove Windows Build and Version Watermark on Desktop for All Users You must be signed in as an administrator to use this option. This option is only available for Windows 8 and Windows 10. If a user adds the watermark using Option One, this option two will not remove the watermark for that user. 1 Do step 2 (add) or step 3 (remove) below for what you want to do. option2s22. To Add Windows Build and Version Watermark on Desktop for All Users A) Click/tap on the Download button below to download the BAT file below, and go to step 4 below. Add_Windows_version_watermark_on_desktop_of_all_users.bat https://www.windowsq.com/attachments/add_windows_version_watermark_on_desktop_of_all_users-bat.2317/?hash=6036348267c5aad97f78cf0a0a2d5d53 (Contents of .bat file for reference) @echo off REG ADD "HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Windows" /V DisplayVersion /T REG_DWORD /D 1 /F taskkill /f /im explorer.exe start explorer.exe option2s33. To Remove Windows Build and Version Watermark on Desktop for All Users A) Click/tap on the Download button below to download the BAT file below, and go to step 4 below. Remove_Windows_version_watermark_on_desktop_of_all_users.bat https://www.windowsq.com/attachments/remove_windows_version_watermark_on_desktop_of_all_users-bat.2319/?hash=6036348267c5aad97f78cf0a0a2d5d53 (Contents of .bat file for reference) @echo off REG ADD "HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Windows" /V DisplayVersion /T REG_DWORD /D 0 /F taskkill /f /im explorer.exe start explorer.exe option2s44 Save the .bat file to your desktop. 5 Unblock the .bat file. 6 Right click or press and hold on the downloaded .bat file, and click/tap on Run as administrator. 7 You will now notice a command prompt quickly open and close and your screen flicker as the explorer process is restarted to apply the registry changes. 8 When finished, you can delete the downloaded .bat file if you like. That's it, Shawn Brink
When making a PowerShell script to do multiple, optional tasks, it is practical to use a menu to let user to select what to do. There are several methods to create a PS menu. In this tutorial, I will show how to create a simple menu using a so called Do - While loop, which performs tasks until user selects to quit script. In this sample, I will create a menu to either export (backup), delete, start or stop (shut down) one or more virtual machines using grid view table selection (see tutorial). You can view and download the sample script on my OneDrive. Line numbers used in this tutorial refer to line numbers shown in OneDrive Preview. View and Download: SampleMenu.ps1 1. To start with, we create a menu, and store it to variable $MainMenu: $MainMenu = { Write-Host " ***************************" Write-Host " * Menu *" Write-Host " ***************************" Write-Host Write-Host " 1.) Export virtual machines" Write-Host " 2.) Delete virtual machines" Write-Host " 3.) Start virtual machines" Write-Host " 4.) Stop virtual machines" Write-Host " 5.) Quit" Write-Host Write-Host " Select an option and press Enter: " -nonewline } cls Screenshot showing how OneDrive Preview shows that part: (Click to enlarge.) How PowerShell will display it: 2. Syntax is $VariableName = {menu contents}, lines one through 13. Line 14 then clears PS window, when user has made a selection. 3. Next step is to create a Do - While loop, see lines 16 through 60 in OneDrive Preview: Do { cls Invoke-Command $MainMenu $Select = Read-Host Switch ($Select) { 1 { Commands to be run if user selects menu option 1 } 2 { Commands to be run if user selects menu option 2 } 3 { Commands to be run if user selects menu option 3 } 4 { Commands to be run if user selects menu option 4 } } } While ($Select -ne 5) See the OneDrive Preview for line numbers. Line 18 calls the menu, variable $MainMenu, and shows it. Line 19 sets menu option number user has selected to variable $Select. Line 20 swithes to selected option, executing its commands. At the end, line 60 checks if user has selected menu option 5. If not (variable $Select not equals 5), menu will be shown again. If user has selected 5, script exists. 4. For each possible menu option, we need to write cmdlets and commands to be run if that option is selected. In this sample, there are 4 options to select, fifth being to exit script. Each option starts with a number corresponding to a menu selection, followed by list of cmdlets and commands to be executed. Let's look at menu option 1 inside the Do - While loop, export virtual machines (lines 22 through 30 in OneDrive Preview). Line 25 is the most important, running a command to export selected virtual machines: 1 { Write-Host Write-Host " Select virtual machines to Export." Get-VM | Out-GridView -Title "Select virtual machines to export" -PassThru | Export-VM -Path H:\VMExport cls Write-Host Write-Host " Selected virtual machines have been exported." cls } Syntax is X {commands to be run if user selects this option}, where X is the menu option number. At the end of command in line 25, -Path H:\VMExport refers to an existing folder in which virtual machines will be exported. In this sample, options 2, 3 and 4 do not require a path. 5. We repeat step 4 to create commands for other menu options, in this sample options 2, 3 and 4. That's it. Kari
Microsoft has adopted the Chromium open source project in the development of Microsoft Edge on the desktop to create better web compatibility. This new Microsoft Edge runs on the same Chromium web engine as the Google Chrome browser, offering you best in class web compatibility and performance. The new Chromium based Microsoft Edge is supported on all versions of Windows 7, Windows 8.1, Windows 10, Windows Server (2016 and above), Windows Server (2008 R2 to 2012 R2), and macOS. Microsoft Edge will automatically check for and install updates to the latest version by default, but you can manually check for updates to see if you have the latest version of Microsoft Edge install. Starting with Microsoft Edge Canary 89.0.726.0 and Dev 89.0.731.0 versions, you can now turn on or off to automatically download Microsoft Edge updates over metered networks and appl them on browser restart. This tutorial will show you how to enable or disable automatically download updates over metered networks for the Chromium based Microsoft Edge in Windows 10. Option One: Enable or Disable Download Updates over Metered Connections in Microsoft Edge in Microsoft Edge Settings Option Two: Enable or Disable Download Updates over Metered Connections in Microsoft Edge using REG file option1Enable or Disable Download Updates over Metered Connections in Microsoft Edge in Microsoft Edge Settings 1 Open Microsoft Edge. 2 Click/tap on the Settings and more (Alt+F) 3 dots menu icon, click/tap on Help and feedback, and click/tap on About Microsoft Edge. (see screenshot below) 3 Turn On or Off (default) Download Updates over metered connections for what you want. (see screenshot below) option2Enable or Disable Download Updates over Metered Connections in Microsoft Edge using REG file You must be signed in as an administrator to do this option. The downloadable .reg files below will add and modify the DWORD value in the registry key below. HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\WOW6432Node\Microsoft\EdgeUpdate\ClientStateMedium\{56EB18F8-B008-4CBD-B6D2-8C97FE7E9062} allowautoupdatesmetered DWORD 0 = Off 1 = Off 1 Do step 2 (enable) or step 3 (disable) below for what you would like to do. To Enable Download Updates over Metered Connections in Microsoft Edge for All Users A) Click/tap on the Download button below to download the file below, and go to step 4 below. Turn_ON_download_updates_over_metered_connections_for_Microsoft_Edge.reg https://www.windowsq.com/attachments/turn_on_download_updates_over_metered_connections_for_microsoft_edge-reg.6031/?hash=11e37dc63551c55a7f487dffe5595192 Download Updates over Metered Connections in Microsoft Edge This is the default setting. A) Click/tap on the Download button below to download the file below, and go to step 4 below. Turn_OFF_download_updates_over_metered_connections_for_Microsoft_Edge.reg https://www.windowsq.com/attachments/turn_off_download_updates_over_metered_connections_for_microsoft_edge-reg.6030/?hash=11e37dc63551c55a7f487dffe5595192 step44 Save the .reg file to your desktop. 5 Double click/tap on the downloaded .reg file to merge it. 6 When prompted, click/tap on Run, Yes (UAC), Yes, and OK to approve the merge. 7 If Microsoft Edge is currently open, then close and reopen Microsoft Edge to apply. 8 You can now delete the downloaded .reg file if you like. That's it, Shawn Brink How to Check for Updates in Microsoft Edge Chromium How to Enable or Disable Allow Automatically Download Updates over Metered Connections in Windows 10 How to Set Wi-Fi and Cellular Wireless Network as Metered or Non-Metered Connection in Windows 10 How to Set Ethernet Connection as Metered or Non-Metered in Windows 10
This tutorial will show you how to find and see what the build number of the installed Windows 10 is on your PC. Windows 10 version history and Windows 10 release information Version Build Description Release Date 1507 10240 Threshold 1 July 29, 2015 1511 10586 November Update November 10, 2015 1607 14393 Anniversary Update August 2, 2016 1703 15063 Creators Update April 5, 2017 1709 16299.15 Fall Creators Update October 17, 2017 1803 17134.1 April 2018 Update April 30, 2018 1809 17763.1 October 2018 Update October 2, 2018 November 13, 2018 (re-released) 1903 18362.116 May 2019 Update May 21, 2019 1909 18363.476 November 2019 Update November 12, 2019 2004 19041.264 May 2020 Update May 27, 2020 20H2 19042.572 October 2020 Update Still in Insider Beta and RP channel Option One: To Find Windows Build Number in Watermark Option Two: To Find Windows Build Number in About Windows Option Three: To Find Windows Build Number in Settings Option Four: To Find Windows Build Number in System Information Option Five: To Find Windows Build Number in Registry Editor Option Six: To Find Windows Build Number in Command Prompt option1To Find Windows Build Number in Watermark If you have a Windows 10 Insider Preview build installed, then you will have a watermark at the bottom right corner of your desktop. 1 Look at the watermark to see what the build number is. (see screenshot below) option2To Find Windows Build Number in About Windows 1 Press the Win + R keys to open Run, type winver into Run, and click/tap on OK to open About Windows. 2 Look to see what the build number is. option3To Find Windows Build Number in Settings 1 Open Settings, and click/tap on the System icon. 2 Click/tap on About on the left side, and look to see what the OS Build number is on the right side. (see screenshot below) option4To Find Windows Build Number in System Information 1 Press the Win + R keys to open Run, type msinfo32 into Run, and click/tap on OK. 2 Click/tap on System Summary on the left side, and look to see what build number it has as with the Version on the right side. option5To Find Windows Build Number in Registry Editor 1 Press the Win + R keys to open Run, type regedit into Run, and click/tap on OK to open Registry Editor. 2 If prompted by UAC, click/tap on Yes. 3 In the left pane of Registry Editor, browse to the key below. (see screenshot below) HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion 4 In the right pane of the CurrentVersion key, look to see what the data shows for the CurrentBuild or CurrentBuildNumber string values. This will be your Windows build number. option6To Find Windows Build Number in Command Prompt 1 Open a command prompt. and do step 2 or step 3 below for how you would like to do. option6s22 Look at the top of the command prompt see what the build number is. (see screenshot below) OR option6s33 Copy and paste the command you want to use below into the command prompt, press Enter, and look to see what the build number is. (see screenshots below) (For full build number) WMIC Path CIM_DataFile WHERE Name='c:\\windows\\explorer.exe' Get Version | find "10" OR wmic os get BuildNumber OR systeminfo | findstr /B /C:"OS Version" OR systeminfo OR PowerShell (GP 'HKLM:\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\').'CurrentBuildNumber' That's it, Shawn Brink
Microsoft has adopted the Chromium open source project in the development of Microsoft Edge on the desktop to create better web compatibility. This new Microsoft Edge runs on the same Chromium web engine as the Google Chrome browser, offering you best in class web compatibility and performance. The new Chromium based Microsoft Edge is supported on all versions of Windows 7, Windows 8.1, Windows 10, Windows Server (2016 and above), Windows Server (2008 R2 to 2012 R2), and macOS. Microsoft has announced sidebar search - the first step in their evolution of contextual search in the new Microsoft Edge. With sidebar search, you can highlight a word or phrase, right click, and select “Search in sidebar” from the context menu. Search results show up in a pane on the right side of the page showing you web results like definitions, web links, images, videos and many more Bing services which are related to the query. In addition to the web results, you now see image and video verticals which show results related to the highlighted word or phrase. If you are signed into your azure active directory account at work, you can now see company results. Sidebar search is a persistent pane in the tab in which it was opened, which gives you the option to close the pane or look up additional information related to other words using the search box. There’s more – if you want a full view of web results, you can now click on the “Open in new tab” button which opens the web results in a new tab. See also: Introducing sidebar search in Microsoft Edge | Microsoft Tech Community Identify plants, landmarks, products and more, right from the browser! | Microsoft Edge Articles If you do not want the "Search in sidebar" for text and image and "Search the web" for text context menus in Microsoft Edge, you can remove them using the DefaultSearchProviderContextMenuAccessAllowed policy used in this tutorial. This tutorial will show you how to add or remove the "Search in sidebar" for text and image and "Search the web" for text context menus in Microsoft Edge for all users. You must be signed in as an administrator to add or remove the "Search in sidebar" for text and image and "Search the web" for text context menus. This does not affect the "Search the web" for image context menu in Microsoft Edge. EXAMPLE: "Search in sidebar" for text and image and "Search the web" for text context menus Here's How: The downloadable .reg files below will add and modify the DWORD value in the registry key below. HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Edge DefaultSearchProviderContextMenuAccessAllowed DWORD (delete) = Default - add 0 = Remove 1 Do step 2 (add) or step 3 (remove) below for what you would like to do. To Add "Search in sidebar" for text and image and "Search the web" for text context menus in Microsoft Edge for All Users This is the default setting. A) Click/tap on the Download button below to download the file below, and go to step 4 below. Add_Search_context_menu_in_Microsoft_Edge_for_all_users.reg https://www.windowsq.com/attachments/add_search_context_menu_in_microsoft_edge_for_all_users-reg.4804/?hash=d1ff5331bf128887e2b3d2a13ff53360 To Remove "Search in sidebar" for text and image and "Search the web" for text context menus in Microsoft Edge for All Users A) Click/tap on the Download button below to download the file below, and go to step 4 below. Remove_Search_context_menu_in_Microsoft_Edge_for_all_users.reg https://www.windowsq.com/attachments/remove_search_context_menu_in_microsoft_edge_for_all_users-reg.4805/?hash=d1ff5331bf128887e2b3d2a13ff53360 step44 Save the .reg file to your desktop. 5 Double click/tap on the downloaded .reg file to merge it. 6 When prompted, click/tap on Run, Yes (UAC), Yes, and OK to approve the merge. 7 If Microsoft Edge is currently open, then close and reopen Microsoft Edge to apply. 8 You can now delete the downloaded .reg file if you like. That's it, Shawn Brink How to Search Bing in Sidebar of Microsoft Edge Chromium
Microsoft has adopted the Chromium open source project in the development of Microsoft Edge on the desktop to create better web compatibility. This new Microsoft Edge runs on the same Chromium web engine as the Google Chrome browser, offering you best in class web compatibility and performance. The new Chromium based Microsoft Edge is supported on all versions of Windows 7, Windows 8.1, Windows 10, Windows Server (2016 and above), Windows Server (2008 R2 to 2012 R2), and macOS. Some sites are built to work with Internet Explorer and have functionality that isn't supported by modern browsers such as Microsoft Edge. If you need to view one of these sites, you can use Internet Explorer mode in Microsoft Edge. Most sites work better on modern browsers. For better speed and security, we recommend only using Internet Explorer mode when necessary. See also: Internet Explorer mode in Microsoft Edge | Microsoft Support Microsoft Edge + Internet Explorer mode Getting Started guide (PDF) This tutorial will show you how to add or remove the Reload tab in Internet Explorer mode button on the toolbar in Microsoft Edge. The Internet Explorer mode button on the toolbar is currently only available in the Microsoft Edge Beta, Dev, and Canary channels. Internet Explorer 11 will be retired on June 15, 2022 in Windows 10 It is required to allow (turn on) Allow sites to be reloaded in Internet Explorer to be able to add or remove the Internet Explorer mode button. Option One: Remove Internet Explorer mode Button in Microsoft Edge from Internet Explorer mode Button Option Two: Add or Remove Internet Explorer mode Button in Microsoft Edge Settings menu Option Three: Add or Remove Internet Explorer mode Button in Microsoft Edge Settings option1Remove Internet Explorer mode Button in Microsoft Edge from Internet Explorer mode Button 1 Open Microsoft Edge. 2 Right click or press and hold on the Reload tab in Internet Explorer mode button in the toolbar, and click/tap on Hide from toolbar. (see screenshot below) option2Add or Remove Internet Explorer mode Button in Microsoft Edge Settings menu 1 Open Microsoft Edge. 2 Click/tap on the Settings and more (Alt+F) button (3 dots). (see screenshots below) 3 Right click or press and hold on Reload in Internet Explorer mode, and click/tap on Hide from toolbar or Show in toolbar depending on the current status of the Internet Explorer mode button. option3Add or Remove Internet Explorer mode Button in Microsoft Edge Settings 1 Open Microsoft Edge. 2 Click/tap on the Settings and more (Alt+F) button (3 dots), and click/tap on Settings. (see screenshot below) 3 Click/tap on Appearance on the left side, and turn on or off (default) Show Internet Explorer mode button on the right side for what you want. If you do not see a left pane, then either click/tap on the 3 bars menu button towards the top left OR widen the horizontal borders of the Microsoft Edge window until you do. 4 You can now close the Settings tab if you like. That's it, Shawn Brink How to Enable or Disable Reload in Internet Explorer mode in Microsoft Edge Chromium How to Turn On or Off Let Internet Explorer Open Sites in Microsoft Edge Chromium
This tutorial will show you how to upload and attach a screenshot, image, or a file in your post here at Windows Questions. If you are intending to upload large log or diagnostic files, see Option 2. This tutorial will include moving GIF files. You are being warned. Option One: Ways to upload files in WinQ Option Two: Ways to upload large files option1 Ways to upload files in Windows Q There was Three ways to upload files here at Windows Q: Drag and drop Ctrl + V (Screenshots only) and Attach files option2 Ways to upload large files To an Reputable file sharing service Compressing the files That's it! You have now uploaded your files here at Windows Q.
You can use the Snipping Tool to take a snapshot to copy words or images from all or part of your PC screen. Use Snipping Tool to make changes or notes, then save, and share. Starting with Windows 10 build 21277, you can now uninstall and reinstall the Snipping Tool via the Optional Features page in Settings. This tutorial will show you how to install or uninstall the Snipping Tool for all users in Windows 10. Starting with Windows 10 build 21354, Snipping Tool is now updateable via the Microsoft Store outside major OS updates. It has been packaged together with Snip & Sketch so Microsoft can deliver updates for both at the same time. It has also been promoted out of the Windows Accessories folder to its own place in the Start menu. NOTE: Because Microsoft is combining both Snip & Sketch and Snipping Tool, Insiders who previously did not have Snip & Sketch installed will see Snipping Tool removed after updating to this build and will have to go and install Snip & Sketch from the Store to get it back. Option One: Uninstall Snipping Tool in Start menu Option Two: Install or Uninstall Snipping Tool in Optional Features Option Three: Install or Uninstall Snipping Tool in Command Prompt EXAMPLE: Snipping Tool option1Uninstall Snipping Tool in Start menu 1 Open the Start menu. 2 Click/tap on Windows Accessories in "All Apps" to expand it open. (see screenshot below) 3 Right click or press and hold on Snipping Tool under "Windows Accessories", and click/tap on Uninstall. 4 Continue at step 5 in option 2 below. option2Install or Uninstall Snipping Tool in Optional Features 1 Open Settings, and click/tap on the Apps icon. 2 Click/tap on Apps & features on the left side, and click/tap on the Optional features link on the right side. (see screenshot below) 3 Do step 4 (install) or step 5 (uninstall) below for what you would like to do. option2s44. To Install Snipping Tool This is the default setting. A) Click/tap on Add a feature. (see screenshot below) B) Scroll down, check Snipping Tool, click/tap on Install, and go to step 6 below. (see screenshot below) option2s55. To Uninstall Snipping Tool A) Scroll down, click/tap on Snipping Tool under Installed features, click/tap on the Uninstall button, and go to step 6 below. (see screenshot below) option2s66 Snipping Tool will now be installed or uninstalled. You can now close Settings if you like. (see screenshots below) option3Install or Uninstall Snipping Tool in Command Prompt You must be signed in as an administrator to do this option. 1 Open an elevated command prompt. 2 Do step 3 (install) or step 4 (uninstall) below for what you would like to do. option2s33. To Install Snipping Tool This is the default setting. A) Copy and paste the command below into the elevated command prompt, press Enter, and go to step 5 below. DISM /Online /Add-Capability /CapabilityName:Microsoft-Windows-SnippingTool~~~~0.0.1.0 option2s44. To Uninstall Snipping Tool A) Copy and paste the command below into the elevated command prompt, press Enter, and go to step 5 below. DISM /Online /Remove-Capability /CapabilityName:Microsoft-Windows-SnippingTool~~~~0.0.1.0 option2s55 You can now close the elevated command prompt if you like. That's it, Shawn Brink How to Manage Optional Features in Windows 10 How to Enable or Disable Snipping Tool in Windows How to Add Snipping Tool to Context Menu in Windows How to Take Screenshot using Snipping Tool in Windows How to Enable or Disable Prompt to Save Snips before Exiting Snipping Tool in Windows 10
News and interests on the taskbar will begin rolling out to Windows 10 users on April 22, 2021. UPDATE 5/25: News and interests on the taskbar is now available to anyone who installs the KB5003214 update. News and interests on the taskbar provides easy access to information that’s important to you, without the distraction of switching between apps, websites, and other devices. View your location’s current weather conditions directly on your taskbar and hover over the icon to see concise, scannable information from sports and stocks to local news and breaking headlines. The information shown in news and interests is personalized for individual users. Users can customize the content they see, enabling scenarios like the following: Keep an eye on nearby weather and traffic that may impact a commute. To change the location shown for weather and traffic updates, select More options (…) on the Weather or Traffic card, and select Edit Location. Follow a topic related to professional or personal interests. Follow a specific topic related to an industry, job role, or subject to learn more about. To follow a specific topic, select Manage Interests and select or search for a topic. Get personalized updates on stocks. Keep an eye on major market indicators, see top gainers or losers, or create a watch list of stocks to see updates throughout the day. Share, save or see more stories. Select More options (…) on headlines and articles in news and interests on the taskbar to share them with others or save them to read later. Users can also request to see more or fewer stories like the ones shown. In addition, the appearance of news and interests on the taskbar can be customized. Users can choose to right click or long press a blank space on the taskbar and select News and interests to customize. They can choose Show icon and text or, to save taskbar space, select Show icon only. Users can also select Turn off to unpin news and interests. See also: Stay up to date with news and interests | Microsoft Support Personalized content at a glance: Introducing news and interests on the Windows 10 taskbar | Windows Blogs Group configuration: news and interests on the Windows taskbar | Windows IT Pro Blog This tutorial will show you how to add or remove the news and interests icon on the taskbar for your account in Windows 10. The News and interests feature requires the new Chromium-based Microsoft Edge browser to be installed on your PC. News and interests is only available on primary monitors and where the taskbar is aligned to the bottom of the screen. If you are using a 3rd party firewall, you will need to allow: C:\Windows\SystemApps\Microsoft.Windows.Search_cw5n1h2txyewy\SearchApp.exe Known Issue: After installing KB5001391 or later updates, the news and interests button in the Windows taskbar might have blurry text on certain display configurations. Microsoft is working on a resolution and will provide an update in an upcoming release. Option One: Add or Remove News and Interests icon on Taskbar in Taskbar Context Menu Option Two: Add or Remove News and Interests icon on Taskbar using a BAT File EXAMPLE: News and interests on taskbar option1Add or Remove News and Interests icon on Taskbar in Taskbar Context Menu This option will not be available while Tablet Mode is turned on. 1 Right click or press and hold on the taskbar on your main display (if you have more than one display). (see screenshot below) 2 Click/tap on News and interests, and click/tap on either Show icon and text (default), Show icon only, or Turn off (hidden) for what you want. If you selected to Turn off news and interests, the Reduce taskbar updates and Open on hover settings will be disabled and grayed out. option2Add or Remove News and Interests icon on Taskbar using a BAT File The downloadable .bat files below will modify the DWORD value in the registry key below. HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Feeds ShellFeedsTaskbarViewMode DWORD 0 = Show icon and text (default) 1 = Show icon only 2 = Turn off 1 Do step 2 (Show icon and text), step 3 (Show icon only), or step 4 (Hidden) below for what you want. To Show "News and interests" Icon and Text on Taskbar This is the default setting. A) Click/tap on the Download button below to download the .bat file below, and go to step 7 below. Show_icon_and_text_on_taskbar_for_News_and_interests.bat https://www.windowsq.com/attachments/show_icon_and_text_on_taskbar_for_news_and_interests-bat.2744/?hash=1631c6ff82f895140f33139d5cfb23a8 To Show "News and interests" Icon Only on Taskbar A) Click/tap on the Download button below to download the .bat file below, and go to step 7 below. Show_icon_only_on_taskbar_for_News_and_interests.bat https://www.windowsq.com/attachments/show_icon_only_on_taskbar_for_news_and_interests-bat.2745/?hash=1631c6ff82f895140f33139d5cfb23a8 To Turn Off "News and interests" Icon on Taskbar A) Click/tap on the Download button below to download the .bat file below, and go to step 7 below. Hide_icon_on_taskbar_for_News_and_interests.bat https://www.windowsq.com/attachments/hide_icon_on_taskbar_for_news_and_interests-bat.2743/?hash=1631c6ff82f895140f33139d5cfb23a8 option2s77 Save the .bat file to your desktop, and run it. 8 Unblock the downloaded .bat file, and run the .bat file. 9 You will now notice a command prompt quickly opens and closes to make the registry changes, and your screen quickly flicker as the explorer process is restarted to apply. 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As you all (should) already know, Windows Setup's install.wim file is growing with each new feature upgrade. It's coming close and soon going over the 4 GB size limit of a FAT32 formatted install media. Already today, if you download WIM-based version 20H2 install media as told here in Shawn Brink's tutorial on our sister site Ten Forums, the install.wim file is 4.9 GB (UK English Windows 10 version 20H2). There’s nothing in the UEFI specifications that prevents booting a computer from an NTFS formatted USB flash drive. In fact, this so-called limitation is entirely artificial, caused by the single fact that manufacturer has not included correct drivers in UEFI. Luckily, most modern computers can boot from a single-partition NTFS formatted USB flash drive, and install Windows 10 from a single partition USB media containing WIM image larger than 4 GB (maximum file size on FAT32 media). But what to do if the WIM file is over 4 GB, and your computer cannot boot from an NTFS formatted media? This tutorial will show how to create a USB flash drive containing a FAT32 formatted WinPE partition, and a bigger NTFS formatted Windows Setup partition. When computer is booted from this USB flash drive, the WinPE partition takes care of boot, then runs Windows Setup from setup partition on same USB. Use links to jump to any part, browser back button to return to this table Part One: Create WinPE Part Two: Edit WinPE boot.wim Part Three: Make WinPE ISO Part Four: Partition USB flash drive Part Five: Create bootable USB install media Please notice: I have prepared a custom WinPE ISO image for you. You can download it from my OneDrive: WinPEx86.iso. File size is 443 MB. Although it is a 32-bit WinPE, it can be used to boot both 32 and 64-bit computers, and setup either a 32 or 64-bit Windows 10. Parts One, Two and Three in this tutorial will show how I edited and customized this WinPE image, and are intended to those users who want to learn how to do it by themselves. Short: if you want to make this easy, download the provided WinPE ISO, and start from Part Four!Part1Create WinPE 1.1 Download and install both Windows 10 ADK (Assessment and Deployment Kit), and Windows PE add-on for the ADK: (Click screenshot thumbnails to open images enlarged.) 1.2 When installing ADK, notice that if accepting defaults, the download size is about 7 GB. However, for purpose of this tutorial, you will only need the Deployment Tools module. Unselecting everything else, download size is less than 70 MB: 1.3 Open an elevated ADK Deployment and Imaging Tools Environment, a special mode of Command Prompt. You will find it in Start > W > Windows Kits: 1.4 The prompt is quite long. Shorten it by jumping to root of the C: drive with command cd \ (#1 in next screenshot) 1.5 Create 64-bit WinPE files with following command (#2 in next screenshot), where folder D:\WPEx64 is the folder where WinPE files will be created. Folder will be created automatically, it does not need to exist: copype amd64 D:\WPEx64 For 32-bit WinPE, the command is as follows: copype x86 D:\WPEx86Part2Edit WinPE boot.wim 2.1 Depending on which bit architecture you selected, either folder D:\WPEx86 or D:\WPEx64 now contains all files and folders to create a WinPE ISO or USB. 2.2 To edit it, we must mount WinPE boot.wim file for offline servicing. First, create a mount point folder. In this example, I made a folder C:\Mount. Open an elevated PowerShell, and enter following command to mount boot.wim: Mount-WindowsImage -ImagePath D:\WPEx64\Media\Sources\boot.wim -Index 1 -Path C:\Mount Change -ImagePath folder WPEx64 to WPEx32 if working with 32-bit WinPE. 2.3 Folder C:\Mount now contains WinPE image, and we can edit it. First thing I made when editing the provided custom WinPE image, I added PowerShell support. By default, WinPE does not support PowerShell. To enable PowerShell, copy and paste the following commands to elevated PowerShell:. Notice that you can copy all commands at once, and paste them all to elevated PowerShell, which will then run them one by one: Dism /Add-Package /Image:"C:\Mount" /PackagePath:"C:\Program Files (x86)\Windows Kits\10\Assessment and Deployment Kit\Windows Preinstallation Environment\amd64\WinPE_OCs\WinPE-WMI.cab" Dism /Add-Package /Image:"C:\Mount" /PackagePath:"C:\Program Files (x86)\Windows Kits\10\Assessment and Deployment Kit\Windows Preinstallation Environment\amd64\WinPE_OCs\en-us\WinPE-WMI_en-us.cab" Dism /Add-Package /Image:"C:\Mount" /PackagePath:"C:\Program Files (x86)\Windows Kits\10\Assessment and Deployment Kit\Windows Preinstallation Environment\amd64\WinPE_OCs\WinPE-NetFX.cab" Dism /Add-Package /Image:"C:\Mount" /PackagePath:"C:\Program Files (x86)\Windows Kits\10\Assessment and Deployment Kit\Windows Preinstallation Environment\amd64\WinPE_OCs\en-us\WinPE-NetFX_en-us.cab" Dism /Add-Package /Image:"C:\Mount" /PackagePath:"C:\Program Files (x86)\Windows Kits\10\Assessment and Deployment Kit\Windows Preinstallation Environment\amd64\WinPE_OCs\WinPE-Scripting.cab" Dism /Add-Package /Image:"C:\Mount" /PackagePath:"C:\Program Files (x86)\Windows Kits\10\Assessment and Deployment Kit\Windows Preinstallation Environment\amd64\WinPE_OCs\en-us\WinPE-Scripting_en-us.cab" Dism /Add-Package /Image:"C:\Mount" /PackagePath:"C:\Program Files (x86)\Windows Kits\10\Assessment and Deployment Kit\Windows Preinstallation Environment\amd64\WinPE_OCs\WinPE-PowerShell.cab" Dism /Add-Package /Image:"C:\Mount" /PackagePath:"C:\Program Files (x86)\Windows Kits\10\Assessment and Deployment Kit\Windows Preinstallation Environment\amd64\WinPE_OCs\en-us\WinPE-PowerShell_en-us.cab" Dism /Add-Package /Image:"C:\Mount" /PackagePath:"C:\Program Files (x86)\Windows Kits\10\Assessment and Deployment Kit\Windows Preinstallation Environment\amd64\WinPE_OCs\WinPE-StorageWMI.cab" Dism /Add-Package /Image:"C:\Mount" /PackagePath:"C:\Program Files (x86)\Windows Kits\10\Assessment and Deployment Kit\Windows Preinstallation Environment\amd64\WinPE_OCs\en-us\WinPE-StorageWMI_en-us.cab" Dism /Add-Package /Image:"C:\Mount" /PackagePath:"C:\Program Files (x86)\Windows Kits\10\Assessment and Deployment Kit\Windows Preinstallation Environment\amd64\WinPE_OCs\WinPE-DismCmdlets.cab" Dism /Add-Package /Image:"C:\Mount" /PackagePath:"C:\Program Files (x86)\Windows Kits\10\Assessment and Deployment Kit\Windows Preinstallation Environment\amd64\WinPE_OCs\en-us\WinPE-DismCmdlets_en-us.cab" The above commands will add PowerShell to a 64-bit WinPE. If you are creating a 32-bit WinPE, change the folder amd64 at the end of long path, near end of each command to x86. An example using the first of above listed commands: 64-bit WinPE: Dism /Add-Package /Image:"C:\Mount" /PackagePath:"C:\Program Files (x86)\Windows Kits\10\Assessment and Deployment Kit\Windows Preinstallation Environment\amd64\WinPE_OCs\WinPE-WMI.cab" 32-bit WinPE: Dism /Add-Package /Image:"C:\Mount" /PackagePath:"C:\Program Files (x86)\Windows Kits\10\Assessment and Deployment Kit\Windows Preinstallation Environment\x86\WinPE_OCs\WinPE-WMI.cab" 2.4 This custom WinPE requires two scripts, a PowerShell scripts to find out drive letter of the NTFS partition on USB containing setup files and then run Windows Setup, and a batch file to run that PS script. Opening mount point folder C:\Mount, I created a folder Scripts on its root to store these two scripts: 2.5 First the small PS script. To save to mount point folder requires elevated rights, so we need to open Notepad elevated (run as administrator). Copy and paste the following code to it: $SetupVolume = (Get-Volume -FileSystemLabel Setup).DriveLetter $SetupFile = $SetupVolume + ':\setup.exe' cmd /c $SetupFile First line will search the USB for volume (partition) labelled Setup, and set its drive letter in variable $SetupVolume. Second line then creates variable $SetupFile, adding the important :\setup.exe to drive letter found in first line. For instance, if $SetupVolume is F, $SetupFile is F:\setup.exe. Last line then executes command F:\setup.exe, which starts Windows Setup. Save the file in folder C:\Mount\Scripts as SetupW10.ps1. In Save As dialog, remember to select Save As Type as All files: 2.6 Next, short batch file. Copy and paste following code to an elevated Notepad: @echo off rem rem Run PowerShell script to start Windows Setup rem cls echo. echo Starting windows Setup... powershell -ExecutionPolicy bypass -file "X:\Scripts\SetupW10.ps1" Only important line in this batch file is the last one. It executes the PS script made in step 2.5. Save it to folder C:\Mount\Scripts as WinSetup.cmd. Again, as with the PS script, in Save As dialog, remember to select Save As Type as All files. 2.7 Last but not least, we need to edit file C:\Mount\Windows\System32\startnet.cmd. Startnet.cmd functions exactly like autoexec.bat did in Windows XP and older Windows versions, running every command in it automatically when WinPE boots. By default, startnet.cmd only contains one command, wpeinit, which enables WinPE networking capabilities. We add two other commands to it. Open startnet.cmd in an elevated Notepad. Copy and paste following code to it: wpeinit powercfg /s 8c5e7fda-e8bf-4a96-9a85-a6e23a8c635c X:\Scripts\WinSetup.cmd The first line is the default command to initialize networking. In second line, we set a High Performance power plan to speed up Windows installation. In last line, we execute the batch file created in step 2.6. When computer is booted from WinPE media, the contents of WinPE will be copied to RAM disk X. This is why we can use the path X:\Scripts on last command line, there being no need to find out the drive letter for volume containing the Scripts folder. 2.8 In an elevated PowerShell, enter following command to save changes to WinPE: Dismount-WindowsImage -Path C:\Mount -SavePart3Make WinPE ISO 3.1 Open an elevated ADK Deployment and Imaging Tools Environment as told in step 1.3. 3.2 Enter following command to create WinPE ISO: MakeWinPEMedia /ISO D:\WPEx64 F:\WinPEx64.iso Change path D:\WPEx64 to D:\WPEx86 if creating a 32-bit WinPE ISO. Path F:\WinPEx64.iso is the path and name of the ISO file that will be created.Part4Partition USB flash drive 4.1 Plug in an at least 8 GB USB lash drive. Open an elevated Command Prompt, start Windows Disk Partitioning utility with command DISKPART. Enter command LIST DISK to show all attached disks, find out the disk ID for your USB Flash Drive. In my case now, the USB is DISK 3: Be careful, absolutely sure that you find out correct Disk ID! In following step, the selected disk will be wiped clean, and new partitions will be created. Selecting wrong disk may cause Windows or data disks being formatted, all data lost. 4.2 Still in DISKPART, run following commands one by one. In first command, replace X (disk ID) with actual Disk ID for your USB flash drive: select disk X clean create partition primary size=1024 format quick fs=fat32 label="Boot" assign create partition primary format quick fs=ntfs label="Setup" assign 4.3 Quit DISKPART with command EXIT. Your USB flash drive is now correctly partitioned, containing a 1 GB partition Boot, and partition Setup which occupies the rest of the USB: Part5Create bootable USB install media 5.1 Mount the WinPE ISO image as a virtual CD / DVD drive (right click, select Mount). Copy its contents, all files and folders, to partition Boot on USB. 5.2 Mount a Windows 10 ISO image as a virtual CD / DVD drive (right click, select Mount). Copy its contents, all files and folders, to partition Setup on USB. That's it! You have now a bootable USB flash drive to install Windows, even if the install.wim or install.esd file is bigger than FAT32 size limit 4 GB. In the future, when you nbeed install media for a new Windows version, simply format the Setup partition on USB, and copy contents of new ISO to it. Kari
A Windows 10 ISO file can be used to create your own bootable Windows 10 installation media using either a USB flash drive or DVD/Blu-ray. This tutorial will show you different ways on how to download an official Windows 10 ISO file from Microsoft. Option One: Download Latest Windows 10 Home or Pro ISO using Media Creation Tool Option Two: Download Latest Windows 10 Education ISO using Media Creation Tool Option Three: Directly Download Latest Windows 10 ISO from Microsoft Option Four: Directly Download Latest or Recent Windows 10 Insider Preview ISO from Microsoft Option Five: Download Older Windows 10 Home or Pro ISO from Microsoft via TechBench by WZT Option Six: Download Older Windows 10 Home, Pro, or Education ISO from Microsoft via "Windows ISO Downloader" tool by HeiDoc.net option1Download Latest Windows 10 Home or Pro ISO using Media Creation Tool You must be signed in as an administrator to use the Media Creation Tool. An ISO file from the Media Creation Tool (MCT) uses sources\install.esd which is a compressed version of install.wim, but can still be used as a source image for DISM. Before you begin, make sure you have: 1. An internet connection (internet service provider fees may apply). 2. Sufficient data storage available on a computer, USB or external drive for the download. ISO file for Windows 10 version 21H1 build 19043.928 is currently available for download using this option as of May 18, 2021. 1 Click/tap on the Download button below, and click/tap on the Download tool now button at Microsoft's site. (see screenshot below) (Windows 10 version 21H1) https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/software-download/windows10 2 Save the MediaCreationTool21H1.exe file (version 10.0.19043.928) to your desktop, and run it. 3 If prompted by UAC, click/tap on Yes. 4 Click/tap on Accept for the license terms. (see screenshot below) 5 Select (dot) Create installation media (USB flash drive, DVD, or ISO file) for another PC, and click/tap on Next. (see screenshot below) 6 Uncheck the Use the recommended options for this PC box. (see screenshot below) Leaving the Use the recommended options for this PC box checked will have the Media Creation Tool download an ISO that's the same language, edition, and architecture as the current PC. 7 Select the Language, Edition, and 32-bit (x86), 64-bit (x64), or both (32-bit and 64-bit in same ISO) Architecture you want for the ISO file, and click/tap on Next. (see screenshot below) The Windows 10 option includes both the Home and Pro editions. The product key you enter during installation (Windows Setup) is what determines which edition gets installed. If you select both for the Architecture, you will need to use at least a 10 GB USB flash drive if creating Windows 10 USB installation media with the ISO. Your digital license or product key determines if Home or Pro gets installed during Windows Setup. If you skip entering a product key during Windows Setup, then you will be prompted to select to install the Home or Pro edition. 8 Select (dot) ISO file, and click/tap on Next. (see screenshot below) 9 Select where you would like to save the ISO file to, type in a name you want for the ISO file, and click/tap on Save. (see screenshot below) 10 The Windows 10 ISO file will now begin to download. (see screenshot below) 11 When the download has finished, click/tap on the link where you selected to save the ISO file at to open that location, and click/tap on Finish. (see screenshot below) option2Download Latest Windows 10 Education ISO using Media Creation Tool You must be signed in as an administrator to use the Media Creation Tool. An ISO file from the Media Creation Tool (MCT) uses sources\install.esd which is a compressed version of install.wim, but cannot be used as a source image for DISM. Before you begin, make sure you have: 1. Your Windows product key (xxxxx-xxxxx-xxxxx-xxxxx-xxxxx). 2. An internet connection (internet service provider fees may apply). 3. Sufficient data storage available on a computer, USB or external drive for the download. ISO file for Windows 10 version 21H1 build 19043.928 is currently available for download using this option as of May 18, 2021. 1 Click/tap on the Download button below, and click/tap on the Download tool now button at Microsoft's site. (see screenshot below) https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/software-download/vlacademicwindows10 2 Save the MediaCreationTool21H1.exe file (version 10.0.19043.928) to your desktop, and run it. 3 If prompted by UAC, click/tap on Yes. 4 Click/tap on Accept for the license terms. (see screenshot below) 5 Enter the product key for your Windows 10 Education, and click/tap on Next. (see screenshot below) 6 Select (dot) ISO file, and click/tap on Next. (see screenshot below) 7 Select where you would like to save the ISO file to, type in a name you want for the ISO file, and click/tap on Save. (see screenshot below) 8 The Windows 10 Education ISO file will now begin to download. (see screenshot below) 9 When the download has finished, select where you selected to save the ISO file at, and click/tap on Finish. (see screenshot below) option3Directly Download Latest Windows 10 ISO from Microsoft ISO file for Windows 10 version 21H1 build 19043.928 is currently available for download using this option as of May 18, 2021. 1 Open Microsoft Edge, Google Chrome, or Mozilla Firefox. 2 Go to: Download Windows 10 3 Press F12 to open Developer Tools. (see screenshot below) Skip this step for Mozilla Firefox. 4 Press the Ctrl + Shift + M keys to open the Toggle device toolbar in Developer Tools. (see screenshot below) 5 Click/tap on the Responsive button on the toolbar, select iPad Pro or iPad (Firefox) in the drop menu. (see screenshot below) 6 Click/tap on the Reload this page (Google Chrome), Refresh (Microsoft Edge), Reload current page (Mozilla Firefox) button to reload the page. (see screenshot below) 7 You can now close the F12 Developer Tools pane. (see screenshot below) Skip this step for Mozilla Firefox since you skipped step 3. 8 Select Windows 10 in the Select edition drop menu, and click/tap on Confirm. (see screenshot below) 9 Select the language (ex: "English") you want for Windows 10 in the Select the product language drop menu, and click/tap on Confirm. (see screenshot below) 10 Click/tap on the 32-bit Download or 64-bit Download button to download the 32-bit or 64-bit Windows 10 ISO file you want. (see screenshot below) option4Directly Download Latest or Recent Windows 10 Insider Preview ISO from Microsoft Flight Hub is a "dashboard" for Windows Insiders to quickly identify the latest Insider Preview releases for PC, Server, IoT, and SDKs as well as ISO images. How to Get Windows Insider Fast Ring ISO image for latest build 1 Click/tap on the Download button below to go to the Microsoft site below, select the ISO you want, and click/tap on Confirm. (see screenshot below). (Client Insider Preview) https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/software-download/windowsinsiderpreviewiso OR (Advanced Options for more Insider Preview editions and builds to select from) https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/software-download/windowsinsiderpreviewadvanced option5Download Older Windows 10 Home or Pro ISO from Microsoft via TechBench by WZT These are hidden official ISO downloads, no longer "officially" hosted by Microsoft, but are still available to downloaded directly from Microsoft servers ("https://software-download.microsoft.com") via a link at TechBench by WZT. Originally, these were on Digital River. 1 Go to the TechBench by WZT website. 2 Select Windows (Final) in the Select type drop menu. (see screenshot below) 3 Select the Windows 10 version and build you want to download and ISO for in the Svelect version drop menu. (see screenshot below) 4 Select Windows 10 in the Select edition drop menu. (see screenshot below) 5 Select the language (ex: "English") you want for the ISO file in the Select language drop menu. (see screenshot below) 6 Select if you want a 32-bit (x32) or 64-bit (x64) ISO file in the Select file drop menu. (see screenshot below) 7 Click/tap on the Download button. (see screenshot below) Be sure you only click/tap on this specific Download button. If you don't you will be clicking on an advertising link instead for something unwanted. 8 Navigate to and select where (ex: "Desktop") you want to save the ISO file to, and click/tap on Save. (see screenshot below) option6Download Older Windows 10 Home, Pro, or Education ISO from Microsoft via "Windows ISO Downloader" tool by HeiDoc.net These are hidden official ISO downloads, no longer "officially" hosted by Microsoft, but are still available to downloaded directly from Microsoft servers ("https://software-download.microsoft.com") via a Windows ISO Downloader tool by HeiDoc.net. Originally, these were on Digital River. 1 Download the Windows ISO Downloader tool by HeiDoc.net. 2 Run the downloaded Windows-ISO-Downloader.exe file, and ignore/minimize the advertising window. The Windows-ISO-Downloader.exe file is a standalone .exe file that does not install anything on your computer. 3 Select (dot) Windows 10 in the Windows tab at the top right corner. (see screenshots below step 5) 4 Select the Windows 10 edition (ex: "Windows 10 Home/Pro") under the version (ex: "Windows 10 November 2029 Update - November 2019") you want an ISO for, and click/tap on Confirm. (see screenshots below step 5) 5 Select the language (ex: "English") you want for the ISO, and click/tap on Confirm. (see screenshots below) 6 Click/tap on the 64-bit Download or 32-bit Download for the type of ISO you want. (see screenshot below) 7 Click/tap on Save. (see screenshot below) 8 Navigate to and select where (ex: "Desktop") you want to save the ISO file to, and click/tap on Save. (see screenshot below) 9 When the ISO file has finished downloading, you can close the HeiDoc.net Windows ISO Downloader window if you like. That's it, Shawn Brink
Microsoft has adopted the Chromium open source project in the development of Microsoft Edge on the desktop to create better web compatibility. This new Microsoft Edge runs on the same Chromium web engine as the Google Chrome browser, offering you best in class web compatibility and performance. The new Chromium based Microsoft Edge is supported on all versions of Windows 7, Windows 8.1, Windows 10, Windows Server (2016 and above), Windows Server (2008 R2 to 2012 R2), and macOS. Microsoft has improved font rendering in the latest Microsoft Edge Dev and Canary builds. Microsoft has improved the contrast enhancement and gamma correction to match the quality and clarity of other native Windows applications. Font rendering will also now respect user ClearType Tuner settings when applying text contrast enhancement and gamma correction. To experiment with different values, run the ClearType Text Tuner. Note that Microsoft Edge must be restarted whenever the ClearType settings are changed, and that only the settings for your primary monitor are used. See also: Improving font rendering in Microsoft Edge | Windows Blogs This tutorial will show you how to enable or disable the Enhance Text Contrast flag for improving font rendering in Microsoft Edge. Here's How: 1 Open Microsoft Edge. 2 Copy and paste edge://flags/#edge-enhance-text-contrast into the address bar, and press Enter. (see screenshot below) 3 Select Default (same as disabled), Enabled, or Disabled in the Enhance text contrast drop menu for what you want. 4 Click/tap on Restart to apply. 5 When finished, you can close the Experiments tab if you like. That's it, Shawn Brink How to Turn On or Off ClearType in Windows 10
Microsoft has adopted the Chromium open source project in the development of Microsoft Edge on the desktop to create better web compatibility. This new Microsoft Edge runs on the same Chromium web engine as the Google Chrome browser, offering you best in class web compatibility and performance. The new Chromium based Microsoft Edge is supported on all versions of Windows 7, Windows 8.1, Windows 10, Windows Server (2016 and above), Windows Server (2008 R2 to 2012 R2), and macOS. You can keep track of the websites you visit frequently by adding them as favorites in Microsoft Edge. The favorites bar is a toolbar in Microsoft Edge that you can add your favorite websites you visit frequently on to make opening them faster and more convenient. You can have each added site show icon only or name and icon on the favorites bar. This tutorial will show you how to show icon only or show name and icon for sites on the favorites bar in the Chromium based Microsoft Edge. Here's How: 1 Open Microsoft Edge. 2 Right click on a site on the favorites bar. (see screenshots below) 3 Click/tap on Show icon only to check (show icon only) or uncheck (default - show name and icon) it for what you want. This will not be available for folders on the favorites bar. That's it, Shawn Brink How to Add or Remove Favorites Bar in Microsoft Edge Chromium How to Add a Site to Favorites in Microsoft Edge Chromium How to Add or Remove Favorites Button in Microsoft Edge Chromium
Microsoft has adopted the Chromium open source project in the development of Microsoft Edge on the desktop to create better web compatibility. This new Microsoft Edge runs on the same Chromium web engine as the Google Chrome browser, offering you best in class web compatibility and performance. The new Chromium based Microsoft Edge is supported on all versions of Windows 7, Windows 8.1, Windows 10, Windows Server (2016 and above), Windows Server (2008 R2 to 2012 R2), and macOS. The Send link to your devices and Send page to your devices feature in Microsoft Edge allows you to send a link or tab to your other devices you have turned on sync for your profile in Microsoft Edge. When you send a link or page to a synced device, the device you sent the link or page to will show a notification from Microsoft Edge with the link or page. If you click/tap on the notification, it will open the link or page in Microsoft Edge. This tutorial will show you how to send a link or page to share with your synced devices in Microsoft Edge. It is required to sign in to Microsoft Edge with the same Microsoft account on all devices you want to send a link or page to and from. It is required to turn on sync for your profile in Microsoft Edge on all devices you want to send a link or page to and from. It is required to turn on notifications from Microsoft Edge on all devices you want to send a link or page to. Option One: To "Send link to your devices" in Microsoft Edge Option Two: To "Send page to your devices" in Microsoft Edge EXAMPLE: Microsoft Edge notification for shared link or page option1To "Send link to your devices" in Microsoft Edge 1 Open Microsoft Edge. 2 Right click or press and hold on a link on page you want to send. (see screenshot below) 3 Click/tap on Send link to your devices. 4 Click/tap on a synced device you want to send the link to. option2To "Send page to your devices" in Microsoft Edge 1 Open Microsoft Edge. 2 Perform one of the following actions: (see screenshots below) Right click or press and hold on the tab for a page you want to send. Right click or press and hold on the background of a page you want to send. 3 Click/tap on Send page to your devices. 4 Click/tap on a synced device you want to send the page to. That's it, Shawn Brink
Microsoft has adopted the Chromium open source project in the development of Microsoft Edge on the desktop to create better web compatibility. This new Microsoft Edge runs on the same Chromium web engine as the Google Chrome browser, offering you best in class web compatibility and performance. The new Chromium based Microsoft Edge is supported on all versions of Windows 7, Windows 8.1, Windows 10, Windows Server (2016 and above), Windows Server (2008 R2 to 2012 R2), and macOS. Starting with Microsoft Edge Canary version 92.0.900.0, you can enable the Desktop Sharing Hub via experimental flags. The Desktop Sharing Hub has a "Share this page" button in the address bar (Omnibox). When you click on the Share this page button, it will open the Desktop Sharing Hub with Copy link, QR code, Send page to your devices, Save page as, and Cast sharing options. This tutorial will show you how to enable or disable the Desktop Sharing Hub in Microsoft Edge. EXAMPLE: Disable Desktop Sharing Hub in Microsoft Edge Here's How: 1 Open Microsoft Edge. 2 Copy and paste edge://flags/#sharing-hub-desktop-app-menu into the address bar, and press Enter. (see screenshot below) 3 Select Default (same as disabled), Enabled, or Disabled in the Desktop Sharing Hub in App Menu drop menu for what you want. Both Desktop Sharing Hub in App Menu and Desktop Sharing Hub in Omnibox will need to have the same setting. 4 Copy and paste edge://flags/#sharing-hub-desktop-omnibox into the address bar, and press Enter. (see screenshot below) 5 Select Default (same as disabled), Enabled, or Disabled in the Desktop Sharing Hub in Omnibox drop menu for what you want. Both Desktop Sharing Hub in App Menu and Desktop Sharing Hub in Omnibox will need to have the same setting. 6 Click/tap on Restart to apply. 7 When finished, you can close the Experiments tab if you like. That's it, Shawn Brink
Microsoft has adopted the Chromium open source project in the development of Microsoft Edge on the desktop to create better web compatibility. This new Microsoft Edge runs on the same Chromium web engine as the Google Chrome browser, offering you best in class web compatibility and performance. The new Chromium based Microsoft Edge is supported on all versions of Windows 7, Windows 8.1, Windows 10, Windows Server (2016 and above), Windows Server (2008 R2 to 2012 R2), and macOS. When Microsoft Edge isn’t running as expected, you can open the Browser Task Manager to help understand how Microsoft Edge is using the resources on your device and when Microsoft Edge’s resource usage is unusually high so you can get back to what you want to get done. The Microsoft Edge Browser Task Manager is a realtime monitor that tells you how much memory, CPU, network, and other resources a page is currently using. You can select one or more tabs, processes, and extensions, and click on End process to close them. This can be handy if you needed to close unresponsive tabs, processes, and extensions. You can use the TaskManagerEndProcessEnabled policy to enable or disable ending processes in the Microsoft Edge Browser task manager for all users. If you enable or don't configure this policy, users can end processes in the Browser Task Manager. If you disable it, users can't end processes, and the End process button is disabled (grayed out) in the Browser Task Manager. This tutorial will show you how to enable or disable the End Process button in the Browser Task Manager for the Chromium based Microsoft Edge. You must be signed in as an administrator to enable or disable the End Process button in Browser Task Manager for Microsoft Edge. EXAMPLE: End process disabled in Browser Task Manager in Microsoft Edge Here's How: The downloadable .reg files below will add and modify the DWORD value in the registry key below. HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Edge TaskManagerEndProcessEnabled DWORD (delete) = Default - enable 0 = Disable 1 Do step 2 (enable) or step 3 (disable) below for what you would like to do. To Enable End Process in Browser Task Manager in Microsoft Edge for All Users This is the default setting. A) Click/tap on the Download button below to download the file below, and go to step 4 below. Enable_Microsoft_Edge_Browser_Task_Manager_EndProcess_for_all_users.reg https://www.windowsq.com/attachments/enable_microsoft_edge_browser_task_manager_endprocess_for_all_users-reg.4973/?hash=5a4f4476b50c140041a98ed81da8a8a5 To Disable End Process in Browser Task Manager in Microsoft Edge for All Users A) Click/tap on the Download button below to download the file below, and go to step 4 below. Disable_Microsoft_Edge_Browser_Task_Manager_EndProcess_for_all_users.reg https://www.windowsq.com/attachments/disable_microsoft_edge_browser_task_manager_endprocess_for_all_users-reg.4972/?hash=5a4f4476b50c140041a98ed81da8a8a5 step44 Save the .reg file to your desktop. 5 Double click/tap on the downloaded .reg file to merge it. 6 When prompted, click/tap on Run, Yes (UAC), Yes, and OK to approve the merge. 7 If Microsoft Edge is currently open, then close and reopen Microsoft Edge to apply. 8 You can now delete the downloaded .reg file if you like. That's it, Shawn Brink How to Open Browser Task Manager in Microsoft Edge
Microsoft has adopted the Chromium open source project in the development of Microsoft Edge on the desktop to create better web compatibility. This new Microsoft Edge runs on the same Chromium web engine as the Google Chrome browser, offering you best in class web compatibility and performance. The new Chromium based Microsoft Edge is supported on all versions of Windows 7, Windows 8.1, Windows 10, Windows Server (2016 and above), Windows Server (2008 R2 to 2012 R2), and macOS. When Microsoft Edge isn’t running as expected, you can open the Browser Task Manager to help understand how Microsoft Edge is using the resources on your device and when Microsoft Edge’s resource usage is unusually high so you can get back to what you want to get done. The Microsoft Edge Browser Task Manager is a realtime monitor that tells you how much memory, CPU, network, and other resources a page is currently using. You can select one or more tabs, processes, and extensions, and click on End process to close them. This can be handy if you needed to close unresponsive tabs, processes, and extensions. When the Browser Task Manager opens, you will see a list of all tabs, processes, and extensions currently running in Microsoft Edge. You can add and remove data columns in the Browser Task Manager, but the following are the default columns: Task = Friendly name for process. Memory = This shows how much system memory a tab or process is using in kilobytes. CPU = This shows what percentage of your total CPU capacity (processing power) a tab or process is using. Network = This shows the amount of network bandwidth in use by the tab or process in bytes or kilobytes per second. Tabs with open sites that stream media like video or music will use more. Process ID = This shows the process ID of the tab or process, which is mostly useful for in-depth developer troubleshooting. See also: How to investigate Microsoft Edge’s memory usage on Windows | Microsoft Edge Blog Monitor memory use in realtime with the Microsoft Edge Browser Task Manager | Microsoft Docs This tutorial will show you how to open the Browser Task Manager in Microsoft Edge. Option One: Open Browser Task Manager using Keyboard Shortcut Option Two: Open Browser Task Manager from Settings Menu EXAMPLE: Browser Task Manager in Microsoft Edge option1Open Browser Task Manager using Keyboard Shortcut 1 Open Microsoft Edge. 2 Press the Shift + Esc keys. option2Open Browser Task Manager from Settings Menu 1 Open Microsoft Edge. 2 Click/tap on the Settings and more (Alt+F) 3 dots menu icon. (see screenshot below) 3 Click/tap on Moore tools. 4 Click/tap on Browser task manager. That's it, Shawn Brink How to Open Task Manager in Windows 10 How to Enable or Disable End Process in Browser Task Manager for Microsoft Edge
Microsoft has adopted the Chromium open source project in the development of Microsoft Edge on the desktop to create better web compatibility. This new Microsoft Edge runs on the same Chromium web engine as the Google Chrome browser, offering you best in class web compatibility and performance. The new Chromium based Microsoft Edge is supported on all versions of Windows 7, Windows 8.1, Windows 10, Windows Server (2016 and above), Windows Server (2008 R2 to 2012 R2), and macOS. In Microsoft Edge Dev and Canary channels, you can enable the Ask Before Closing Multiple Tabs experimental flag in Microsoft Edge to prevent accidentally closing multiple tabs, the browser can prompt if you want to close all tabs. If enabled, you will be able to turn on or off Ask Before Closing Multiple Tabs in Microsoft Edge settings. This tutorial will show you how to enable or disable Ask Before Closing Multiple Tabs in the Chromium based Microsoft Edge in Windows 7, Windows 8, or Windows 10. Option One: Enable or Disable "Ask Before Closing Multiple Tabs" Feature Option Two: Turn On or Off "Ask Before Closing Multiple Tabs" in Microsoft Edge Settings Option Three: Turn Off "Ask Before Closing Multiple Tabs" from "Do you want to close all tabs?" prompt EXAMPLE: "Do you want to close all tabs?" prompt for "Ask Before Closing Multiple Tabs" in Microsoft Edge option1Enable or Disable "Ask Before Closing Multiple Tabs" Feature 1 Open Microsoft Edge. 2 Copy and paste edge://flags/#edge-ask-before-closing-multiple-tabs into the address bar, and press Enter. (see screenshot below) 3 Select Default (same as disabled), Enabled, or Disabled in the Ask Before Closing Multiple Tabs drop menu for what you want, and click/tap on Restart to apply. 4 When finished, you can close the Experiments tab if you like. option2Turn On or Off "Ask Before Closing Multiple Tabs" in Microsoft Edge Settings This option is only available if you enabled Ask Before Closing Multiple Tabs in Option One. 1 Open Microsoft Edge. 2 Click/tap on the Settings and more (Alt+F) 3 dots menu icon, and click/tap on Settings. (see screenshot below) 3 Click/tap on Appearance in the left pane, and turn On or Off (default) Ask before closing multiple tabs for what you want under Customize browser in the right pane. (see screenshot below) If you do not see a left pane, then either click/tap on the 3 bars menu button towards the top left OR widen the horizontal borders of the Microsoft Edge window until you do. option3Turn Off "Ask Before Closing Multiple Tabs" from "Do you want to close all tabs?" prompt 1 While you have more than one tab open in Microsoft Edge, close Microsoft Edge. 2 In the Do you want to close all tabs? prompt, check the Don't ask me again box, and click/tap on either Close all (turn off and close Microsoft Edge) or Cancel (turn off and leave Microsoft Edge open). (see screenshot below) That's it, Shawn Brink How to Reopen Closed Tab in Microsoft Edge Chromium How to Pin and Unpin Tabs in Microsoft Edge Chromium How to Turn On or Off Vertical Tabs in Microsoft Edge Chromium How to Enable or Disable Tab Groups in Microsoft Edge Chromium How to Enable or Disable Tab Hover Cards in Microsoft Edge Chromium How to Enable or Disable Sleeping Tabs in Microsoft Edge Chromium How to Enable or Disable Move Tabs to Different Profile window in Microsoft Edge Chromium
Microsoft has adopted the Chromium open source project in the development of Microsoft Edge on the desktop to create better web compatibility. This new Microsoft Edge runs on the same Chromium web engine as the Google Chrome browser, offering you best in class web compatibility and performance. The new Chromium based Microsoft Edge is supported on all versions of Windows 7, Windows 8.1, Windows 10, Windows Server (2016 and above), Windows Server (2008 R2 to 2012 R2), and macOS. Autofill in Microsoft Edge helps you be more productive by letting you save passwords. Passwords are only saved with your explicit permission for each password. When you visit a website that requires you to sign in, Microsoft Edge will ask if you want your user name and password remembered for the site. The next time you visit the site, Microsoft Edge will automatically finish filling in your saved account info by default. By default, Microsoft Edge won’t ask you for permission each time before automatically signing in to a website. Starting with Microsoft Edge Dev and Canary, you can select to have Microsoft Edge ask you to enter your Windows 10 device account password before auto-filling your password on a website. This tutorial will show you how to enable or disable automatically sign in to a website or auto-filling your password on a website in Microsoft Edge. EXAMPLE: Microsoft Edge asking you to enter your device password before auto-filling your password on a website. Here's How: 1 Open Microsoft Edge. 2 Click/tap on the Settings and more (Alt+F) button (3 dots), and click/tap on Settings. (see screenshot below) 3 Click/tap on Profiles on the left side, and click/tap on Passwords on the right side. (see screenshot below) If you do not see a left pane, then either click/tap on the 3 bars menu button towards the top left OR widen the horizontal borders of the Microsoft Edge window until you do. 4 Do step 5 (automatic) or step 6 (with device password) below for how you want Microsoft Edge to sign in to a website. To Sign in Automatically This is the default setting. If this is selected, Microsoft Edge won’t ask you for permission each time before signing in to a website. A) Select (dot) Automatically under Sign in on the right side. (see screenshot below) In Microsoft Edge Stable, you would turn on Sign in automatically instead. In Microsoft Edge Beta, you would turn on Sign in instead. B) If prompted, enter your device password or other sign in credentials to verify. (see screenshot below) C) Go to step 7 below. To Sign in with Device Password If this is selected, Microsoft Edge will ask you to enter your device password before auto-filling your password on a website. A) Select (dot) With device password under Sign in on the right side. (see left screenshot below) In Microsoft Edge Stable, you would turn off Sign in automatically instead. In Microsoft Edge Beta, you would turn off Sign in instead. B) If prompted, enter your device password or other sign in credentials to verify. (see right screenshot below) C) Select Always, Once every minute (default), or Once every session for what you want in the With device password drop menu. D) Go to step 7 below. step77 You can now close the Settings tab if you like. That's it, Shawn Brink How to Enable or Disable Offer to Save Passwords in Microsoft Edge Chromium
Microsoft has adopted the Chromium open source project in the development of Microsoft Edge on the desktop to create better web compatibility. This new Microsoft Edge runs on the same Chromium web engine as the Google Chrome browser, offering you best in class web compatibility and performance. The new Chromium based Microsoft Edge is supported on all versions of Windows 7, Windows 8.1, Windows 10, Windows Server (2016 and above), Windows Server (2008 R2 to 2012 R2), and macOS. Microsoft Edge will save items you want to download into your C:\Users\<username>\Downloads (%UserProfile%\Downloads) folder by default. You can now add the Downloads button to the toolbar in Microsoft Edge. The Downloads button allow you to quickly view, manage, search, clear history, and change settings for your downloads from the toolbar in Microsoft Edge. The Downloads button will show on the toolbar by default whenever you download anything in Microsoft Edge. This tutorial will show you how to add or remove the Downloads button on the toolbar in the Chromium based Microsoft Edge. Option One: Remove Downloads Button on Toolbar in Microsoft Edge from Collections Button Option Two: Add or Remove Downloads Button on Toolbar in Microsoft Edge Settings Menu Option Three: Add or Remove Downloads Button on Toolbar in Microsoft Edge Settings EXAMPLE: Downloads button on toolbar in Microsoft Edge option1Remove Downloads Button on Toolbar in Microsoft Edge from Downloads Button 1 Open Microsoft Edge. 2 Do step 3 or step 4 below for how you want to remove the Downloads button. Right click on Downloads button to remove A) Right click or press and hold on the Downloads button on the toolbar, and click/tap on Hide from toolbar. (see screenshot below) Use Downloads button menu to remove A) Click/tap on the Downloads button on the toolbar. (see screenshot below) B) Click/tap on the More options (3 dots) button in the Downloads menu. C) Click/tap on the Hide downloads button on toolbar. option2Add or Remove Downloads Button on Toolbar in Microsoft Edge Settings Menu 1 Open Microsoft Edge. 2 Click/tap on the Settings and more (Alt+F) button (3 dots). (see screenshots below) 3 Right click on Downloads, and click/tap on Hide from toolbar or Show in toolbar depending on the current status of the Downloads button. option3Add or Remove Downloads Button on Toolbar in Microsoft Edge Settings 1 Open Microsoft Edge. 2 Click/tap on the Settings and more (Alt+F) button (3 dots), and click/tap on Settings. (see screenshot below) 3 Click/tap on Appearance on the left side, and turn on or off (default) Show downloads button on the right side for what you want. If you do not see a left pane, then either click/tap on the 3 bars menu button towards the top left OR widen the horizontal borders of the Microsoft Edge window until you do. 4 You can now close the Settings tab if you like. That's it, Shawn Brink How to Pin and Unpin Downloads in Microsoft Edge How to Change Default Downloads Folder in Microsoft Edge Chromium How to Turn On or Off Ask Where to Save in Microsoft Edge Chromium How to Turn On or Off Show Downloads Menu in Microsoft Edge How to Clear Download History in Microsoft Edge
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