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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 enable the Tab Groups experimental flag in Microsoft Edge to allow users to organize tabs into visually distinct groups, e.g. to separate tabs associated with different tasks. Tab Groups includes the following features: Add tab to new or existing group Remove tab from group Name or rename group Open new tab in group Ungroup tabs in a group Close group to remove group and all added tabs This tutorial will show you how to add a tab to a new or existing group in the Chromium based Microsoft Edge in Windows 7, Windows 8, or Windows 10. Option One: Add Tab to New Group in Microsoft Edge Option Two: Add Tab to Existing Group in Microsoft Edge option1Add Tab to New Group in Microsoft Edge 1 While browsing in Microsoft Edge, perform one of the following available options below to add a tab to a new group: (see screenshots below) Right click or press and hold on a tab, and click/tap on Add tab to new group. Right click or press and hold on a tab, click/tap on Add tab to group, and click/tap on New group. 2 Type a name you want for this new group. (see screenshots below) If you leave the "Name this group" field empty, you will see a colored dot for the tab group instead of a name. 3 Select a color you want for this group. (see screenshots below) option2Add Tab to Existing Group in Microsoft Edge If the tab you want to add to an existing group is currently already in a group, the tab will automatically be removed from the current group and added to the existing group you select. 1 While browsing in Microsoft Edge, right click or press and hold on a tab you want to add to an existing group. (see screenshot below) 2 Click/tap on Add tab to group. 3 Click/tap on an existing group name (ex: "Forums") you want to add the tab to. That's it, Shawn Brink How to Enable or Disable Tab Groups in Microsoft Edge Chromium How to Enable or Disable Tab Groups Auto Create in Microsoft Edge How to Enable or Disable Tab Groups Collapse in Microsoft Edge How to Ungroup Tabs and Remove Tab from Group in Microsoft Edge How to Name or Rename Tab Group 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. You can enable the Tab Groups experimental flag in Microsoft Edge to allow users to organize tabs into visually distinct groups, e.g. to separate tabs associated with different tasks. Tab Groups includes the following features: Add tab to new or existing group Remove tab from group Name or rename group Open new tab in group Ungroup tabs in a group Close group to remove group and all added tabs Starting with the Microsoft Edge Canary 89.0.722.0 version , you can now enable the Tab Groups Collapse experimental flag in Microsoft Edge to allow a tab group to be collapsible and expandable, if tab groups are enabled. If you enable Tab Groups Collapse, you can click/tap on the tab group name to toggle collapse and expand of the tab group. This tutorial will show you how to enable or disable Tab Groups Collapse in the Chromium based Microsoft Edge in Windows 7, Windows 8, or Windows 10. EXAMPLE: Collapse and expand tab group in Microsoft Edge Here's How: 1 Open Microsoft Edge. 2 Copy and paste edge://flags/#edge-tab-groups-collapse into the address bar, and press Enter. (see screenshot below) 3 Select Default (same as disabled), Enabled, or Disabled in the Tab Groups Collapse 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. That's it, Shawn Brink How to Enable or Disable Tab Groups in Microsoft Edge Chromium How to Enable or Disable Tab Groups Auto Create in Microsoft Edge How to Add Tab to New or Existing Group in Microsoft Edge How to Ungroup Tabs and Remove Tab from Group in Microsoft Edge How to Name or Rename Tab Group 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. You can enable the Tab Groups experimental flag in Microsoft Edge to allow users to organize tabs into visually distinct groups, e.g. to separate tabs associated with different tasks. Tab Groups includes the following features: Add tab to new or existing group Remove tab from group Name or rename group Open new tab in group Ungroup tabs in a group Close group to remove group and all added tabs Starting with the Microsoft Edge Canary 89.0.722.0 version , you can now enable the Tab Groups Auto Create experimental flag in Microsoft Edge to automatically create tab groups for users, if tab groups are enabled. If you enable Tab Groups Auto Create, tab groups will automatically be created when you open links in a new tab from within a currently open tab. This tutorial will show you how to enable or disable Tab Groups Auto Create in the Chromium based Microsoft Edge in Windows 7, Windows 8, or Windows 10. Here's How: 1 Open Microsoft Edge. 2 Copy and paste edge://flags/#edge-tab-groups-auto-create into the address bar, and press Enter. (see screenshot below) 3 Select Default (same as disabled), Enabled, or Disabled in the Tab Groups Auto Create 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. That's it, Shawn Brink How to Enable or Disable Tab Groups in Microsoft Edge Chromium How to Enable or Disable Tab Groups Collapse in Microsoft Edge How to Add Tab to New or Existing Group in Microsoft Edge How to Ungroup Tabs and Remove Tab from Group in Microsoft Edge How to Name or Rename Tab Group in Microsoft Edge
You can tap into the power of Your Phone app with Link to Windows integration on select Surface Duo and Samsung devices to instantly access your Android phone’s mobile apps directly from your Windows 10 PC. With Your Phone apps, you can instantly access the Android apps installed on your mobile device right on your PC. Using a Wi-Fi connection, Apps allows you to browse, play, order, chat, and more – all while using your PC’s larger screen and keyboard. You can add your Android apps as favorites on your PC, pin them to your Start menu and taskbar, and open them in separate windows to use side-by-side with apps on your PC – helping you stay productive. Apps from your Android phone are not installed on your PC. Apps you open on your PC from the Your Phone app will be running from your Android device. Your Android device needs to be on and connected to the same Wi-Fi network in order for this to work. The Your Phone app is connecting and mirroring apps to your PC from your Android phone. You need to connect (link) your Android phone to your PC via the Your Phone app in order to use this experience. See also: Use apps from your Android device on your PC | Microsoft Support This tutorial will show you how to add or remove Android phone apps as favorites in the Your Phone app on a Windows 10 PC. Option One: Add Android Apps to Favorites in Your Phone app Option Two: Remove Android Apps from Favorites in Your Phone app option1Add Android Apps to Favorites in Your Phone app 1 Open the Your Phone app on your Windows 10 PC. 2 Click/tap on Apps in the left pane of the Your Phone app. (see screenshot below) 3 Under All apps in the right pane of the Your Phone app, right click or press and hold on an Android app (ex: "Gallery") you want to add to your favorites, and click/tap on Add to favorites. option2Remove Android Apps from Favorites in Your Phone app 1 Open the Your Phone app on your Windows 10 PC. 2 Click/tap on Apps in the left pane of the Your Phone app. (see screenshots below) 3 Under Favorites or All apps in the right pane of the Your Phone app, right click or press and hold on an Android app (ex: "Gallery") you want to remove from your favorites, and click/tap on Remove from favorites. That's it, Shawn Brink How to Link Android Phone to Windows 10 PC How to Pin Android Apps from Your Phone to Start Menu on Windows 10 PC How to Pin Android Apps from Your Phone to Taskbar on Windows 10 PC How to Open Phone Screen in Your Phone app on Windows 10 PC How to Turn On or Off Display Apps from Android Phone in Your Phone app on Windows 10 PC How to Enable or Disable Your Phone Accessibility service with Windows 10 PC Turn On or Off Android Phone Screen while Connected to Your Phone app on Windows 10 PC How to Turn On or Off Ask Before Closing Multiple Windows in Your Phone app on Windows 10 PC
You can tap into the power of Your Phone app with Link to Windows integration on select Surface Duo and Samsung devices to instantly access your Android phone’s mobile apps directly from your Windows 10 PC. With Your Phone apps, you can instantly access the Android apps installed on your mobile device right on your PC. Using a Wi-Fi connection, Apps allows you to browse, play, order, chat, and more – all while using your PC’s larger screen and keyboard. You can add your Android apps as favorites on your PC, pin them to your Start menu and taskbar, and open them in separate windows to use side-by-side with apps on your PC – helping you stay productive. Apps from your Android phone are not installed on your PC. Apps you pin and/or open on your PC will be running from your Android device. Your Android device needs to be on and connected to the same Wi-Fi network in order for this to work. The Your Phone app is connecting and mirroring apps to your PC from your Android phone. You need to connect (link) your Android phone to your PC via the Your Phone app in order to use this experience. See also: Use apps from your Android device on your PC | Microsoft Support This tutorial will show you how to pin Android phone apps to the taskbar on your Windows 10 PC using the Your Phone app. Option One: "Pin to taskbar" and "Unpin from taskbar" Android apps from Your Phone app Option Two: "Unpin from taskbar" Android apps from Taskbar option1"Pin to taskbar" and "Unpin from taskbar" Android apps from Your Phone app 1 Open the Your Phone app on your Windows 10 PC. 2 Do step 3 (pin to Start) or step 4 (unpin from Start) below for what you would like to do. To "Pin to taskbar" Android phone apps on Windows 10 PC A) Click/tap on Apps in the left pane of the Your Phone app. (see screenshot below) B) Right click or press and hold on an Android app (ex: "Gallery") you want to pin, click/tap on Pin to taskbar, and go to step 5. To "Unpin from taskbar" Android phone apps on Windows 10 PC A) Click/tap on Apps in the left pane of the Your Phone app. (see screenshot below) B) Right click or press and hold on an Android app (ex: "Gallery") you want to unpin, click/tap on Unpin from taskbar, and go to step 5. step55 When finished pinning and unpinning Android apps, you can close the Your Phone app if you like. option2"Unpin from taskbar" Android apps from Taskbar 1 Go to the taskbar on your Windows 10 PC. 2 Right click or press and hold on the icon of a pinned Android app (ex: "Gallery") you want to unpin, click/tap on Unpin from taskbar. (see screenshot below) That's it, Shawn Brink How to "Pin to taskbar" and "Unpin from taskbar" Apps in Windows 10 How to Pin Android Apps from Your Phone to Start Menu on Windows 10 PC How to Link Android Phone to Windows 10 PC How to Open Phone Screen in Your Phone app on Windows 10 PC How to Turn On or Off Display Apps from Android Phone in Your Phone app on Windows 10 PC How to Enable or Disable Your Phone Accessibility service with Windows 10 PC Turn On or Off Android Phone Screen while Connected to Your Phone app on Windows 10 PC How to Turn On or Off Ask Before Closing Multiple Windows in Your Phone app on Windows 10 PC How to Add or Remove Android Apps as Favorites in Your Phone app on Windows 10 PC
You can tap into the power of Your Phone app with Link to Windows integration on select Surface Duo and Samsung devices to instantly access your Android phone’s mobile apps directly from your Windows 10 PC. With Your Phone apps, you can instantly access the Android apps installed on your mobile device right on your PC. Using a Wi-Fi connection, Apps allows you to browse, play, order, chat, and more – all while using your PC’s larger screen and keyboard. You can add your Android apps as favorites on your PC, pin them to your Start menu and taskbar, and open them in separate windows to use side-by-side with apps on your PC – helping you stay productive. Apps from your Android phone are not installed on your PC. Apps you pin and/or open on your PC will be running from your Android device. Your Android device needs to be on and connected to the same Wi-Fi network in order for this to work. The Your Phone app is connecting and mirroring apps to your PC from your Android phone. You need to connect (link) your Android phone to your PC via the Your Phone app in order to use this experience. See also: Use apps from your Android device on your PC | Microsoft Support This tutorial will show you how to pin Android phone apps to the Start menu on your Windows 10 PC using the Your Phone app. Option One: "Pin to Start" and "Unpin from Start" Android apps from Your Phone app Option Two: "Unpin from Start" Android apps from Start menu option1"Pin to Start" and "Unpin from Start" Android apps from Your Phone app 1 Open the Your Phone app on your Windows 10 PC. 2 Do step 3 (pin to Start) or step 4 (unpin from Start) below for what you would like to do. To "Pin to Start" Android phone apps on Windows 10 PC A) Click/tap on Apps in the left pane of the Your Phone app. (see screenshot below) B) Right click or press and hold on an Android app (ex: "Gallery") you want to pin, and click/tap on Pin to Start. C) Click/tap on Yes to confirm, and go to step 5. (see screenshot below) To "Unpin from Start" Android phone apps on Windows 10 PC A) Click/tap on Apps in the left pane of the Your Phone app. (see screenshot below) B) Right click or press and hold on an Android app (ex: "Gallery") you want to unpin, click/tap on Unpin from Start, and go to step 5. step55 When finished pinning and unpinning Android apps, you can close the Your Phone app if you like. option2"Unpin from Start" Android apps from Start menu 1 Open the Start menu fab fa-windows on your Windows 10 PC. 2 Right click or press and hold on a pinned Android app (ex: "Gallery") you want to unpin, and click/tap on Unpin from Start. (see screenshot below) That's it, Shawn Brink How to "Pin to Start" and "Unpin from Start" items in Windows 10 How to Pin Android Apps from Your Phone to Taskbar on Windows 10 PC How to Link Android Phone to Windows 10 PC How to Open Phone Screen in Your Phone app on Windows 10 PC How to Turn On or Off Display Apps from Android Phone in Your Phone app on Windows 10 PC How to Enable or Disable Your Phone Accessibility service with Windows 10 PC Turn On or Off Android Phone Screen while Connected to Your Phone app on Windows 10 PC How to Turn On or Off Ask Before Closing Multiple Windows in Your Phone app on Windows 10 PC How to Add or Remove Android Apps as Favorites in Your Phone app on Windows 10 PC
You can tap into the power of Your Phone app with Link to Windows integration on select Surface Duo and Samsung devices to instantly access your Android phone’s mobile apps directly from your Windows 10 PC. With Your Phone apps, you can instantly access the Android apps installed on your mobile device right on your PC. Using a Wi-Fi connection, Apps allows you to browse, play, order, chat, and more – all while using your PC’s larger screen and keyboard. You can add your Android apps as favorites on your PC, pin them to your Start menu and taskbar, and open them in separate windows to use side-by-side with apps on your PC – helping you stay productive. Apps replaced the phone screen option in the left pane of the Your Phone app, but Phone screen is still available. Phone screen will mirror your Android phone screen the same way it did before, but it will be on a separate window from the Your Phone app. Apps provides an easier way to interact with all of the apps installed on your Android device by launching them directly. You can turn on or off to automatically optimize an Android app or phone screen window sizing when opened from the Your Phone app on your Windows 10 PC. This tutorial will show you how to turn on or off optimize Android app window sizing in Your Phone app on Windows 10 PC. EXAMPLE: "Optimize app window sizing on my PC" turned on and off Here's How: 1 Open the Your Phone app in Windows 10. 2 Click/tap on the Settings (gear) icon a the bottom of the left pane. (see screenshot below) 3 Click/tap on Features in the middle Settings pane. 4 Under Apps in the right Features pane, turn on (default) or off Optimize app window sizing on my PC for what you want. 5 You can now close the Your Phone app if you like. That's it, Shawn How to Link Android Phone to Windows 10 PC How to Open Phone Screen in Your Phone app on Windows 10 PC How to Turn On or Off Display Apps from Android Phone in Your Phone app on Windows 10 PC How to Enable or Disable Your Phone Accessibility service with Windows 10 PC Turn On or Off Android Phone Screen while Connected to Your Phone app on Windows 10 PC How to Turn On or Off Ask Before Closing Multiple Windows in Your Phone app on Windows 10 PC
You can tap into the power of Your Phone app with Link to Windows integration on select Surface Duo and Samsung devices to instantly access your Android phone’s mobile apps directly from your Windows 10 PC. With Your Phone apps, you can instantly access the Android apps installed on your mobile device right on your PC. Using a Wi-Fi connection, Apps allows you to browse, play, order, chat, and more – all while using your PC’s larger screen and keyboard. You can add your Android apps as favorites on your PC, pin them to your Start menu and taskbar, and open them in separate windows to use side-by-side with apps on your PC – helping you stay productive. Apps replaced the phone screen option in the left pane of the Your Phone app, but Phone screen is still available. Phone screen will mirror your Android phone screen the same way it did before, but it will be on a separate window from the Your Phone app. Apps provides an easier way to interact with all of the apps installed on your Android device by launching them directly. You can turn on or off to hide your mobile Android phone's screen while it is connected to your Windows 10 PC using the Your Phone app to open apps or phone screen on your phone. This tutorial will show you how to turn on or off hide Android phone screen while connected to Windows 10 PC with Your Phone app. EXAMPLE: Message on phone screen before hidden (turned off) while connected to PC Here's How: 1 Open the Your Phone app in Windows 10. 2 Click/tap on the Settings (gear) icon a the bottom of the left pane. (see screenshot below) 3 Click/tap on Features in the middle Settings pane. 4 Under Apps in the right Features pane, turn on (default) or off Hide my mobile device's screen while it's connected to my PC for what you want. 5 You can now close the Your Phone app if you like. That's it, Shawn How to Link Android Phone to Windows 10 PC How to Open Phone Screen in Your Phone app on Windows 10 PC How to Turn On or Off Display Apps from Android Phone in Your Phone app on Windows 10 PC How to Enable or Disable Your Phone Accessibility service with Windows 10 PC How to Turn On or Off Ask Before Closing Multiple Windows in Your Phone app on Windows 10 PC Turn On or Off Optimize App Window Sizing in Your Phone app on Windows 10 PC How to Pin Android Apps from Your Phone to Start Menu on Windows 10 PC How to Pin Android Apps from Your Phone to Taskbar on Windows 10 PC How to Add or Remove Android Apps as Favorites in Your Phone app on Windows 10 PC
You can tap into the power of Your Phone app with Link to Windows integration on select Surface Duo and Samsung devices to instantly access your Android phone’s mobile apps directly from your Windows 10 PC. Apps replaced the phone screen option in the left pane of the Your Phone app, but Phone screen is still available. Phone screen will mirror your Android phone screen the same way it did before, but it will be on a separate window from the Your Phone app. Apps provides an easier way to interact with all of the apps installed on your Android device by launching them directly. The Phone screen feature only works when your Android device and Windows 10 PC can communicate with each other. They will both need to be turned on, linked, and connected to the same network (for example, your home Wi-Fi). The Your Phone Companion accessibility service is for those using a screen reading or focus tracking tool on a Windows 10 PC. When the Your Phone Companion accessibility service is enabled, it lets you control all your Android phone's apps from your Windows 10 PC using Android keyboard navigation while receiving Narrator spoken feedback from your PC speakers or headphones. You can navigate through phone screen on your PC by using your keyboard and mouse. See also: Accessibility options for the Your Phone app Accessibility for phone screen in the Your Phone app This tutorial will show you how to enable or disable the Your Phone Companion accessibility service on your Android phone with Your Phone app on Windows 10 PC. Here's How: 1 Open Settings on your Android phone. (see screenshot below) 2 Tap on Accessibility in Settings. (see screenshot below) 3 Tap on Installed services in Accessibility. (see screenshot below) 4 Tap on Your Phone Companion in Installed services. (see screenshot below) 5 Do step 6 (enable) or step 7 (disable) below for what you would like to do. To Enable Your Phone Companion Accessibility Service A) Turn on the switch for Your Phone Companion accessibility service, and tap on Allow to accept service permissions. (see screenshot below) To Disable Your Phone Companion Accessibility Service A) Turn off the switch for Your Phone Companion accessibility service, and tap on Turn off to confirm. (see screenshot below) That's it, Shawn Brink How to Link Android Phone to Windows 10 PC How to Open Phone Screen in Your Phone app on Windows 10 PC How to Turn On or Off Display Apps from Android Phone in Your Phone app on Windows 10 PC Turn On or Off Android Phone Screen while Connected to Your Phone app on Windows 10 PC Turn On or Off Optimize App Window Sizing in Your Phone app on Windows 10 PC How to Pin Android Apps from Your Phone to Start Menu on Windows 10 PC How to Pin Android Apps from Your Phone to Taskbar on Windows 10 PC How to Add or Remove Android Apps as Favorites in Your Phone app on Windows 10 PC
In Windows, you can use themes to help make your desktop feel a little more personal. High Contrast themes improves readability of the display by applying a special system color scheme. When you use the left Alt + left Shift + Print Screen keyboard shortcut to turn on or off High Contrast, a sound will play by default to let you know. When you use the left Alt + left Shift + Print Screen keyboard shortcut to turn on High Contrast, a warning message will display by default asking you to confirm with Yes or No. This tutorial will show you how to enable or disable the warning message and sound when turning on high contrast in Windows 7, Windows 8, and Windows 10. Option One: Enable or Disable High Contrast Warning Message and Sound in Control Panel Option Two: Enable or Disable High Contrast Warning Message and Sound using a REG file EXAMPLE: High contrast warning message option1Enable or Disable High Contrast Warning Message and Sound in Control Panel 1 Open the Control Panel (icons view), and click/tap on the Ease of Access Center icon. 2 Click/tap on the Make the computer easier to see link in the Ease of Access Center. (see screenshot below) 3 Under High Contrast, check (enable - default) or uncheck (disable) Display a warning message when turning a setting on and Make a sound when turning a setting on or off for what you want, and click/tap on OK. (see screenshot below) It is required to have Turn on or off High Contrast with left ALT + left SHIFT + PRINT SCREEN is pressed checked for the warning message to display and sound to play. 4 You can now close the Control Panel if you like. option2Enable or Disable High Contrast Warning Message and Sound using a REG file The downloadable .reg files below will modify the string value in the registry key below. HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Control Panel\Accessibility\HighContrast Flags string value (REG_SZ) 4198 = Disable warning message and sound 4206 = Enable warning message and disable sound 4214 = Disable warning message and enable sound 4222 = Enable warning message and sound 1 Do step 2 (enable message/sound), step 3 (disable message/sound), step 4 (enable message / disable sound), or step 5 (disable message / enable sound) below for what you want. To Enable High Contrast Warning Message and Sound This is the default setting. A) Click/tap on the Download button below to download the file below, and go to step 6 below. Enable_High_Contrast_message_and_sound_for_current_account.reg https://www.windowsq.com/attachments/enable_high_contrast_message_and_sound_for_current_account-reg.1408/?hash=97517b35f06199b8f7d01f536946ad6c To Disable High Contrast Warning Message and Sound A) Click/tap on the Download button below to download the file below, and go to step 6 below. Disable_High_Contrast_message_and_sound_for_current_account.reg https://www.windowsq.com/attachments/disable_high_contrast_message_and_sound_for_current_account-reg.1406/?hash=97517b35f06199b8f7d01f536946ad6c To Enable High Contrast Warning Message and Disable Sound A) Click/tap on the Download button below to download the file below, and go to step 6 below. Enable_High_Contrast_message_and_disable_sound_for_current_account.reg https://www.windowsq.com/attachments/enable_high_contrast_message_and_disable_sound_for_current_account-reg.1407/?hash=97517b35f06199b8f7d01f536946ad6c To Disable High Contrast Warning Message and Enable Sound A) Click/tap on the Download button below to download the file below, and go to step 6 below. Disable_High_Contrast_message_and_enable_sound_for_current_account.reg https://www.windowsq.com/attachments/disable_high_contrast_message_and_enable_sound_for_current_account-reg.1405/?hash=97517b35f06199b8f7d01f536946ad6c option2s66 Save the .reg file to your desktop. 7 Double click/tap on the downloaded .reg file to merge it. 8 When prompted, click/tap on Run, Yes (UAC), Yes, and OK to approve the merge. 9 Sign out and sign in, or restart the computer to apply. 10 You can now delete the downloaded .reg file if you like. That's it, Shawn Brink How to Turn On or Off High Contrast Mode in Windows 10 How to Enable or Disable High Contrast Keyboard Shortcut in Windows
Windows Questions allows you to enable fluid width to increase the width of the site so it occupies the width of your browser. This can be useful for larger screens. This tutorial will show you how to turn on or off fluid width for the Windows Questions site to occupy the width of your browser. Option One: Turn On or Off Fluid Width at Windows Q Option Two: Turn On or Off Fluid Width for TF Skin Styles at Windows Q EXAMPLE: Fluid width turned on and off at Windows Q (Click/tap on images to view at full size) option1Turn On or Off Fluid Width at Windows Q This option will not be available for the DM Master, TF Style, and TF Dark skin styles. 1 Scroll to the top or bottom of the page at Windows Questions, and click/tap on the Customize button. (see screenshot below) (Click/tap on images to view at full size) 2 Turn on or off (default) Fluid width for what you want, and click/tap on Save to apply. (see screenshot below) The Fluid width layout option will not be available until your browser window is large enough (ex: full screen). option2Turn On or Off Fluid Width for TF Skin Styles at Windows Q This option only applies to the TF Style and TF Dark skin styles. 1 Click/tap on the Your account (ex: "Brink") button towards the top right corner of the page at Windows Questions, and click/tap on Preferences. (see screenshot below) 2 Scroll down to the TF Skin Width section on the right side of Preferences, and check or uncheck (default) Enable Wide for what you want. (see screenshot below) 3 Click/tap on the Save button at the bottom to apply.
Windows Questions allows you to change your preferences for which skin style you want to use for the site's appearance. You can select from a wide collection of light and dark styles. If you select a WQ skin style, you are able to quickly toggle between using the light mode or dark mode version of the selected WQ style as wanted. This tutorial will show you how to toggle between using light mode and dark mode for how the Windows Questions site appears to you. Here's How: 1 Scroll to the top of the page at Windows Questions. 2 Click/tap on the available Dark mode (moon) button or Light mode (light bulb) button at the top right corner to toggle between modes. (see screenshots below) (Click/tap on images to view at full size) That's it, Shawn
Windows Questions allows you to change your preferences for which skin style you want to use for the site's appearance. You can select from a wide collection of light and dark styles. If you select a WQ skin style, you are able to quickly toggle between using the light mode or dark mode version of the selected WQ style as wanted. This tutorial will show you how to change the skin style used for how the Windows Questions site appears to you. Option One: Change Skin Style of Windows Q from Bottom of Page Option Two: Change Skin Style of Windows Q from Your Preferences option1Change Skin Style of Windows Q from Bottom of Page 1 Scroll to the bottom of the page at Windows Questions. 2 Click/tap on the Style chooser button at the bottom left corner. (see screenshot below) The Style chooser button will show your currently selected style (ex: "WQ2020"). 3 Click/tap on an available style you want to select to use in the Style chooser pane. option2Change Skin Style of Windows Q from Your Preferences This option is only available while logged in to your account at Windows Questions. 1 Click/tap on the Your account (ex: "Brink") button towards the top right corner of the page at Windows Questions, and click/tap on Preferences. (see screenshot below) 2 Click/tap on the Style drop menu on the right side of Preferences. (see screenshot below step 4) 3 Click/tap on an available style (ex: "WQ2020") you want to select to use in the Style drop menu. (see screenshot below step 4) 4 Click/tap on the Save button at the bottom to apply. (see screenshot below) That's it, Shawn
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
You can use Folder Options (aka: File Explorer Options) to change the way files and folders function and how items are displayed on your computer. This tutorial will show you how to enable or disable Folder Options for specific or all users in Windows 7, Windows 8, and Windows 10. Option One: Enable or Disable Folder Options for All or Specific Users using Local Group Policy Editor Option Two: Enable or Disable Folder Options for All Users using a REG file EXAMPLE: Folders Options enabled and disabled option1Enable or Disable Folder Options for All or Specific Users using Local Group Policy Editor In Windows 7, the Local Group Policy Editor is only available in the Professional, Ultimate, and Enterprise editions. In Windows 8, the Local Group Policy Editor is only available in the Pro and Enterprise editions. In Windows 10, the Local Group Policy Editor is only available in the Pro, Enterprise, and Education editions. All editions can use Option Two below. 1 Open the all users, specific users or groups, or all users except administrators Local Group Policy Editor for how you want this policy applied. 2 In the left pane of the Local Group Policy Editor, click/tap on to expand User Configuration, Administrative Templates, Windows Components, and File Explorer. (See screenshot below) 3 In the right pane of File Explorer, double click/tap on the Do not allow Folder Options to be opened from the Options button on the View tab of the ribbon policy to edit it. (see screenshot above) 4 Do step 5 (add) or step 6 (remove) below for what you would like to do. To Enable Folder Options A) Select (dot) either Not Configured or Disabled, click/tap on OK, and go to step 7 below. (see screenshot below) Not Configured is the default setting. To Disable Folder Options A) Select (dot) Enabled, click/tap on OK, and go to step 7 below. (see screenshot below) option1s77 When finished, you can close the Local Group Policy Editor if you like. option2Enable or Disable Folder Options for All Users using a REG file The downloadable .reg files below will add and modify the DWORD value in the registry keys below. HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Explorer HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Explorer NoFolderOptions DWORD (delete) = Add 1 = Remove 1 Do step 2 (enable) or step 3 (disable) below for what you would like to do. To Enable Folder Options 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_Folder_Options_for_all_users.reg https://www.windowsq.com/attachments/enable_folder_options_for_all_users-reg.1231/?hash=ffc8b5aa00beed47cfbfd606bad808f6 To Disable Folder Options for All Users A) Click/tap on the Download button below to download the file below, and go to step 4 below. Disable_Folder_Options_for_all_users.reg https://www.windowsq.com/attachments/disable_folder_options_for_all_users-reg.1230/?hash=ffc8b5aa00beed47cfbfd606bad808f6 option2s44 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 Restart the explorer process or sign out and sign in to apply. 8 You can now delete the downloaded .reg file if you like. That's it, Shawn Brink How to Open Folder Options for File Explorer in Windows 10
Out-Gridview is in my opinion one of the most practical PowerShell cmdlets. As all PS cmdlets, it has the same verb-noun syntax: do this (verb) with that (noun). Out-GridView simply tells PS to send command output to a grid view table. The power of Out-GridView cmdlet comes from its optional -PassThru switch, which lets user to select items from table, then passing them as parameters to another cmdlet. Out-GridView without -PassThru only lists command output in a table. The syntax with -PassThru switch is as follows: first cmdlet | Out-GridView -PassThru | another cmdlet In this tutorial, I will show just a few practical examples about using Out-GridView with -PassThru, to let you see and understand how it works. See official Out-GridView documentation on Microsoft Docs for more information. Some practical examples 1. Hyper-V: Start and stop VMs using Out-GridView 2. Files: Copy, move & delete files using Out-GridView 3. Windows Features: Add or remove optional features using Out-GridView Part1Start and stop VMs using Out-GridView 1.1 Cmdlets used in following examples: Get-VM ➡️ Lists all Hyper-V virtual machines Start-VM ➡️ Starts selected VM Stop-VM ➡️ Stops selected VM 1.2 To start one or more virtual machines using Out-Gridview, we start with cmdlet Get-VM to list all available VMs, then show the list in grid view table, select VMs we want to start, and pass that selection to cmdlet Start-VM: Get-VM | Out-GridView -PassThru | Start-VM When command is executed (#1 in screenshot), grid view table shows all virtual machines. To select VMs I want to start, I hold down CTRL key and select them from the list (#2), then click OK to start selected VMs (#3): (Click to enlarge.) Hyper-V Manager will now show that both selected are running. You can also see the status with Out-GridView with this simple command: Get-VM | Out-GridView (Click to enlarge.) 1.3 OK, now I want to stop one or more running virtual machines. The procedure is exactly the same than when starting them, I just need to change the last cmdlet from Start-VM to Stop-VM Get-VM | Out-GridView -PassThru | Stop-VM Part2Copy, move & delete files using Out-GridView 2.1 Cmdlets used in following examples: Get-ChildItem ➡️ Lists all files and subfolders in selected folder Copy-Item ➡️ Copies selected items to new location Move-Item ➡️ Moves selected items to new location Remove-Item ➡️Delete a file or a folder 2.1 Copying files using Out-GridView is simple. List files with Get-ChildItem cmdlet, select which files to copy, pass the selection to Copy-Item cmdlet. Following command will list all files and folders in Documets folder of your OneDrive, and copies selected items to folder F:\OneDriveDocs: Get-ChildItem C:\Users\YourUsername\OneDrive\Documents | Out-GridView -PassThru | Copy-Item -Destination F:\OneDriveDocs See step 1.2 for how to select items. 2.2 To move files, change the last cmdlet to Move-Item. Following command would move selected items in your OneDrive\Documents folder to folder F:\OneDriveDocs: Get-ChildItem C:\Users\YourUsername\OneDrive\Documents | Out-GridView -PassThru | Move-Item -Destination F:\OneDriveDocs 2.3 To delete files, change the last cmdlet to Remove-Item. Following command would delete selected items from your OneDrive\Documents folder: Get-ChildItem C:\Users\YourUsername\OneDrive\Documents | Out-GridView -PassThru | Remove-Item 2.3 Using -Recurse switch with Get-ChildItem lists all chosen items in given folder and all its subfoders. Following command would list all files not only in OneDrive\Documents folder, but also all files in any existing subfolder of Documents, let you select the files to be deleted, and then delete them: Get-ChildItem C:\Users\YourUsername\OneDrive\Documents -Recurse | Out-GridView -PassThru | Remove-Item 2.4 With -Recurse switch, we can also use -Include switch to narrow down the list with wildcards. Following command would list all ISO images (extension .iso) on drive G: and all its subfolders, show them in table, let user to select ISO images to be deleted, then delete them: Get-ChildItem G:\ -Recurse -Include *.iso | Out-GridView -PassThru | Remove-Item 2.5 To list all JPG and PNG images on folder D:\HolidayPics and all its subfolders, and copy selected items to folder X:\Backup\HolidayPics: Get-ChildItem D:\HolidayPics -Recurse -Include *.jpg, *.png | Out-GridView -PassThru | Copy-Item -Destination X:\Backup\HolidayPics Notice that as I wanted to list multiple file types, I separated them with a comma (-Include *.jpg, *.png). Part3Add or remove optional features using Out-GridView 3.1 Cmdlets used in following examples: Get-WindowsOptionalFeature ➡️ Lists all available optional features Enable-WindowsOptionalFeature ➡️ Enables selected optional features Disable-WindowsOptionalFeature ➡️ Disables selected optional features 3.2 To list currently disabled Windows optional features, and select features to be enabled: Get-WindowsOptionalFeature -OnLine | Where-Object {$_.State -eq "Disabled"} | Out-GridView -PassThru | Enable-WindowsOptionalFeature 3.3 To list currently enabled Windows optional features, and select features to be disabled: Get-WindowsOptionalFeature -OnLine | Where-Object {$_.State -eq "Enabled"} | Out-GridView -PassThru | Disable-WindowsOptionalFeature The few examples shown in this tutorial show you how to use Out-GridView. When used without switches, it lists selected command's output for viewing. When used with -PassThru switch, it passes selected output from first cmdlet as parameters to second cmdlet. Easy, and practical! Kari
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. Luckily, most modern computers can boot from a single-partition NTFS formatted USB flash drive. Thus, one can indeed 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: 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" (Scroll to end of the command sample and see the folder in question highlighted.) 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" (Scroll to end of the command sample and see the folder in question highlighted.) 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, Kari
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) fas fa-arrow-right 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 That's it, Shawn Brink
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