The Windows Tips and Tricks that we provide are a collection of the best Windows tips, tricks, and tweaks that will make you look more like a pro in using Windows.
We present this summary of Windows Tips and Tricks in the form of a Windows tutorial that you can follow step by step.
- Open the Microsoft Store.
- In the search field type “Drag and Drop Toolbar” and press the search button. In the search results click "Drag and Drop Toolbar for Windows 11".
- To download and start the installation click the “Get” button.
- Download from GitHub .
- Run the downloaded file "Windows11DragAndDropToTaskbarFix.exe".
- Open Windows Settings by using the key (Win + I).
- Then select " Network & internet ", then select and click " Advanced network settings ".
- Next select " More network adapter options "
- In the window that opens, the " Wifi adapter" icon will appear. Then select and right click on the Wifi icon . And then select " Status ".
- In the window that appears, then click the “ Wireless Properties ” button.
- Security " tab and tick " Show characters " to view the password.
- Open Command Prompt and see all Wifi networks ever connected with command
- Next, to find out the password for the Wifi network , type the command
- Press " Windows logo + R".
- Type “ shell:startup ” and press Enter to open the Current Users Startup folder . Or “ shell:common startup ” and press Enter to open the All Users Startup folder .
- Press the Windows logo and select Settings .
- Then select and click " Apps "
- You will see application startups coming from 3rd party application installations, drivers and defaults from Windows. To activate the application, just slide the switch to the right and to disable the application, slide the switch to the left.
- Type “defender firewall” in the Windows search button and select “ Windows Defender Firewall ”
- Select “ Advanced settings ” in the Windows Defender Firewall window.
- Then in the Windows Defender Firewall with Advanced Security window select " Outbound Rules ". And then click " New Rule " to create a rule.
- In the Rule Wizard window select “ Program ” and click the “Next” button.
- Type the path where the program is installed or click the “ Browse ” button and navigate to the location of the program. Click the “Next” button to proceed to the next step.
- Select " Block the connection ", because you will block internet access. And Click the "Next" button to proceed to the next step.
- Select the three available options to completely block it. Click the “Next” button to continue.
- Give a name to the rule you created to make it easier for you to recognize it . Then click the "Finish" button to create the rule.
- In the list of rules, you will see a new rule with the name you gave it in the previous step with a red icon.
- Download Firewall App Blocker
- Extract the downloaded file and run the " Fab.exe " file
- Then click the "File" menu and select "Add Folder Contents"
- Navigate to the location of the installed application folder and click the “OK” button to add all the “exe files in the folder and subfolder to the list of rules that will block internet access .
- You will see that all the “exe” files in the folder have been blocked.
- Default (your current service list)
- Safe (risk-free option)
- Tweaked (optimized option)
- Extreme ( high level optimization )
- UEFI supports drive and partition sizes up to 8 ZB (zettabyte), while BIOS only supports 2 TB (terabyte).
- UEFI supports an unlimited number of partitions, whereas BIOS can only create 4 primary partitions.
- Boot time using EUFI is faster.
- UEFI offers "Secure Boot" security to prevent the computer from booting from unauthorized applications and to ensure that no malware interferes with the startup process .
- UEFI supports network functions in the UEFI firmware itself, which helps remote troubleshooting and UEFI configuration.
- UEFI runs in 32bit or 64bit mode which is capable of providing GUI navigation with a mouse, while BIOS runs in 16bit mode and navigates using only the keyboard.
- Press the key (Windows logo + R) at the same time.
- Type “ winver ” and select the “OK” button
- Windows 10 Enterprise, Pro, or Education
- 64-bit processor with Second Level Address Translation (SLAT).
- CPU support for VM Monitor Mode Extension (VT-c on Intel CPUs).
- Minimum memory 4 GB.
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- Fast speed and high efficiency.
- Virtual machines can be used with Azure.
- No need to download separately.
- On the Windows search button, type " Turn Windows Features on or off ", then select it and click " Turn Windows Features on or off" in the selection results.
- In the Windows Features Window, expand “ Hyper-V ” and check “ Hyper-V Management Tools ” and “ Hyper-V Platform ”. Then click the “OK” button. Restart the PC you are using.
- Open “ Hyper-V Quick Create ” from start menu
- Select “ Local installation source ”, then click “ Change Installation source.. ” and navigate to your “iso” or “vhd/vhdx” file. Then select " Create Virtual Machine ".
- USB Printer
Generally, the printers that we encounter have a USB connection to connect to a computer, such as the Epson L series inkjet printers, Canon Pixma series and others.
- Network Printer with LAN connector (RJ45)
Printers with this feature are usually found in medium-high end printers. To connect to a network, this type of printer can be directly connected to the network via the RJ45 port. Examples of these models include the HP Laserjet P4515 printer, HP Color LaserJet MFP E77822 and others.
- Wifi Printer with Wifi connection
For this model, you can connect to the network wirelessly. Printer models that have features like this are for example the Epson L3150 WiFi All in One Printer.
- Install all cables according to the printer installation instructions in the manual. Do not turn on the printer.
- Use the driver from the CD that comes with the printer or download it from the official website. Install the drivers on the computer.
- Turn on the printer if the installation process asks to turn on or the driver installation process has been completed.
- Open "Control Panel -> Network and Internet -> Network and Sharing Center -> Advanced sharing settings".
- Activate"Network Discovery" and "File and Printer Sharing"
- Turn off "Password Protected Sharing" on All Networks
- Go to "Control Panel -> Hardware and Sound -> Devices and Printers", select the printer you want to share, then right click and select "Printer properties".
- Open the "Sharing" tab (1), if the sharing option is off click "Change Sharing Option" (2).
- Tick "Share this printer" (3) and change "Share name" (4) of printer as you want or leave it default.
- Open Explorer, type the IP address or name of the target computer(1). For example: "192.168.1.1" or "server-pc".
- Then select the printer you want and double click the printer (2), wait and follow all the process until it's finished.
- When finished, you can use the printer.
- Connect the printer to the local LAN network.
- Printer IP settings, if there is no router on the network (DHCP Server). The printer and computer IP must be on the same subnet, for example: 192.168.1.xxx
- Click the start windows icon and type add printer. Then select "Add a printer or scanner".
- Click "Add a printer or scannner"
- Then select the printer from the list and click Next, follow all the process to completion.
- The printer is ready to use.
- If the printer does not appear in the list, click "The printer that I want isn't listed".
- Then it will appear as shown below and select Add a printer using TCP/IP
- Fill in the printer IP address or printer name.
- Then click Next and follow the process to completion.
- The Xbox Game Bar is already in Windows 10 by default. If something doesn't exist, you can download it in the Microsoft Store.
- To open the Xbox Game Bar, press the windows logo and the letter G simultaneously (Win+G).
- Before you start recording you can adjust various settings, such as mic, audio and others in the settings menu.
- As for starting or stopping recording, you just press (Win +Alt +R), for other shortcuts you can see in the following image.
- When the recording process takes place, you will see a notification as follows
- Open Advanced System properties. The first way, type in the search field "advanced system" and then click on the search results "View advanced system settings".
- On the Computer Name tab click Change, a pop up window will appear and on "Computer name", fill in the name of the PC you want, for example PC-Client. And on the "Member of" click Domain, then fill in the domain name you are going to, for example bardimin.local. After that click OK.
- Next you will be asked to fill in your domain account. Note in user writing, the user is written after the domain name(NameDomainUsername). Fill in the password according to your account password. Then click OK.
- There will be a welcome if you successfully join the domain. Click OK and restart your PC.
- Open PowerShell and run as administrator
- Open PowerShell and run as administrator
- Download and install the WSL2 Linux Kernel from: https://aka.ms/wsl2kernel
Install and follow the process until it is complete.
- Open PowerShell and run as administrator
Change default WSL with command:
- Install Kali Linux from the Microsoft Store
Select the Get button to start installation.
- Open Kali Linux
To open Kali Linux you can do through "windows search" by typing "kali linux".
- After you open Kali Linux, then type the following command to start the win-kex installation.
- Once the installation process is complete, open Win-Kex with command
- The installation process has been completed. For the record, the installation of linux times that we did above is the minimum installation of linux times. To get more tools or features than linux times we have to update the linux times. Before updating, you should turn off antivirus first, because there are several tools from linux times that are considered viruses by antivirus. To update type a command as dredged
- Open "Task Scheduler". Type a task scheduler in the search feature.
- Select "Create Basic Task". This option is in the actions column in the rightmost column.
- Complete the Basic Task Wizard. Give it a name that's easy to remember, like "Bedtime". Then click the Next button.
- Determine the frequency. Determine the frequency of the task you are creating. In the example we want to turn off the computer automatically every day. Then click Next.
- Set a clock. Set the clock to turn off the computer automatically. Then click Next.
- Select "Start Program". Then click Next.
- Select the location of the program/script. Click the browse button and select the program location in"C:WindowsSystem32shutdown.exe". Add in the arguments column"/s". Then click Next.
- Check the settings. Review the settings you have made, if you want to change them you can do it by clicking the Back button and when it is appropriate click the Finish button.
- Open Notepad. Copy the following code in notepad.
- Save the file.
To save it select Save as > File.
In the dialog box File names fill "shutdownTimer.bat". Note the file must end in ".bat".
- Then repeat in step 4 of the previous way. This time select "When the computer starts". Then follow the next step (step 6).
- Specify the location of the program/script. Click the browse button and select the location where the"shutdownTimer.bat" file you saved, for example you save on "D:DocumentsshutdownTimer.bat". Then click Next. Next finish.
- Shortcut, Press the Window Key + Pause/Break on the keyboard together.
- Click the Search Button (1) on the taskbar, then type about (2) and select About your PC (3).
- Open File Explorer, Select This PC (1) then right-click and Select Properties (2)
- For steps 1-7, see here.
- By default the Security Level on SRP has been set in "Unrestricted", meaning that all installed applications are allowed to use.
- Select "Additional Rules", delete all default rules in the right column by right-clicking and selecting "delete"
- Create a new rule, right-click and select "New Path Rule" (1), in the popup window you can type the folder (2) or can click "Browse" and select the folder (3). Make sure the security level is "Disallowed" (4). Then click OK.
- For example, we block games01 installed on program files and games02 on drive C.
- Select the Start button, then select Settings
- Select Mobile hotspot
- Then click Edit,change the wifi name and password as you wish.
- Turn on hotspots, and share internet with wifi is ready to use