Managing Services in Windows 10

Startup Types

Windows services are like applets that run in the background. They can be from Microsoft and and also from third parties. They manage everything from your print queue to automatically updating apps in the background. Sometimes we might not want particular services to be running, maybe because of high CPU usage, or maybe it’s not … Read more

Usefull Windows 10 Utilities

Windows 10 includes really useful tools and utilities that can help us when administering the operating system. We’ll mention some of them here Windows Accessories In Windows 10 we still have well-known Windows Accessories folder. It is available in Start Menu > All Apps > Windows Accessories. Here we see classics like Notepad, Paint, Math Input … Read more

Difference Between Win32 (Desktop) and Store Apps in Windows 10

Win32 refers to the traditional desktop software that we’ve always installed on our PC. All of the software that we download from various websites on the Internet, or we buy on a CD are called Win32 apps. When dealing with Win32 apps, we have to make sure that they don’t have viruses. Typically Win32 apps need UAC permissions to … Read more

Join Windows 10 to the Domain

Let’s join our Windows 10 computer to our utilizewindows.com active directory domain. This way our users will be able to log on to that computer using their own domain account. We already have our Windows Server 2012 active directory installed and domain configured, and now we want to join our Windows 10 workstation to that domain. … Read more

Windows 10 Versions, Editions and Features

Windows 10 is available in several editions for desktop computers. They are: Home Pro Enterprise Education Windows 10 Internet of Things Core As the name suggests the Home version is designed for home environments. The Pro version is designed for businesses and has most of the features needed in a corporate environment. Enterprise is designed … Read more

Fast Startup in Windows 10

Fast startup in Windows 10, also known as hiberboot, hybrid boot, or hybrid shutdown, helps our PC start up faster after shutdown. It is even faster than hibernate. This works by saving an image of the Windows kernel and loaded drivers to the hiberfile (C:\hiberfil.sys) upon shutdown. This way, when we start our PC again, Windows simply loads … Read more

Enable Hibernate in Windows 10

Hibernate is a power-saving state designed primarily for laptops, and might not be available for all PCs. While sleep puts our work and settings in memory and draws a small amount of power, hibernation puts our open documents and programs on our hard disk to the hiberfile (C:\hiberfil.sys), and then turns off our computer. Hibernate uses less power than … Read more

Turn Off Windows Defender in Windows 10

Windows Defender helps protect our PC against malware like viruses, spyware, and other potentially unwanted software. In Windows 10 we can turn off Windows Defender real-time protection, but it will only be temporary. Windows will automatically turn real-time protection back on if it’s off for a while. However, we can completely turn on or off Windows Defender for all users … Read more

Run Programs (Applications) As Administrator In Windows 10

One Time Run Some applications require a full administrator access to perform their functions or tasks. To run an application one time with a full administrator access we can locate the program icon or a shortcut in Windows Explorer, right-click it, and then select Run as administrator option. The system will display the User Access Control (UAC) message so … Read more