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How to Disable “Low Disk Space” Warning in Windows 10 / 8 / 7

March 29th, 2020 by Admin

When any drive on your computer has less than 10% free disk space, a “Low Disk Space” warning will pop up at the bottom right side of the screen constantly. If this warning is not about the system (C:) drive and you want to get rid of it, here is a registry tweak to disable the annoying “Low Disk Space” warning in Windows 10 / 8 / 7.

How to Disable “Low Disk Space” Warning in Windows 10 / 8 / 7

  1. Press the Windows key + R to open the Run command box, type “regedit” (no quotes) and press Enter.

  2. This should open the Registry Editor window. Navigate to the following key:
    HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Explorer

    Right-click the blank area on the right pane and select New -> DWORD (32-bit) Value.

  3. Name the value NoLowDiskSpaceChecks and double-click it to modify. In the Value Data box, type “1” (no quotes) and click OK.

  4. Close Registry Editor and restart your computer, Windows will stop giving you low disk space warnings. If you want to turn on the low disk space notifications later, just right-click on the NoLowDiskSpaceChecks value and delete it.

How to See Command History from Previous PowerShell Sessions in Windows 10

March 15th, 2020 by Admin

Is there a way to see command line history across all PowerShell sessions? Windows PowerShell lets you view every command you’ve executed during the current session by using the Get-History command. But sometimes that is not enough. In this tutorial we’ll show you how to see the full command history from all previous sessions in Windows 10.

How to See Command History from Previous PowerShell Sessions in Windows 10

  1. In order to use the PowerShell command history functionality, you need to first install the PSReadLine module with the below command.
    Install-Module PSReadLine

    If you’re prompted to install NuGet Provider, type Y and press Enter.

  2. Next, type the following command to display the path to the file in which the PowerShell command history is saved.
    (Get-PSReadlineOption).HistorySavePath

    To view the full detailed command history on the PowerShell console, run this command:
    cat (Get-PSReadlineOption).HistorySavePath

  3. To clear all the history of PowerShell commands you’ve ever typed, type the following command:
    Remove-Item (Get-PSReadlineOption).HistorySavePath

    If you need to prevent PowerShell from saving command history, execute this command:
    Set-PSReadlineOption -HistorySaveStyle SaveNothing

    Whenever you want to configure PowerShell to track all executed commands again, run the following command:
    Set-PSReadlineOption -HistorySaveStyle SaveIncrementally

That’s it!

4 Ways to Disable or Enable Bluetooth in Windows 10

March 10th, 2020 by Admin

Many Windows 10 computers come with a Bluetooth chip, which you can use to connect most of your devices like smartphones and headphones. If you don’t use Bluetooth and leave it on, it will pose some security risks and also drain your PC’s battery. Whenever you don’t absolutely need it, you should turn it off. In this tutorial we’ll show you 4 easy ways to turn off / on Bluetooth in Windows 10.

Method 1: Disable or Enable Bluetooth in Bluetooth Settings

Press the Windows key + I together to open the Settings app. Navigate to Devices -> Bluetooth & other devices. On the right side, you can use the “Bluetooth” option to disable or enable Bluetooth.

Method 2: Disable or Enable Bluetooth in Airplane Mode Settings

Press the Windows key + I together to open the Settings app. Browse to Network & Internet -> Airplane mode. On the right pane, you can toggle the Bluetooth slider to the Off or On position.

Method 3: Disable or Enable Bluetooth in Action Center

Click the Action Center icon in the bottom-right corner of the taskbar, or press the Windows key + A shortcut to open the Action Center.

Next, click on the Bluetooth button in Action Center to toggle it on or off.

Method 4: Disable or Enable Bluetooth from Device Manager

Open Device Manager and expand the Bluetooth category. Right-click on your Bluetooth device and select “Enable device” or “Disable device”.

If your Bluetooth device is missing, try to expand the “Network adapters” category and you may find Bluetooth located there.

Easy Ways to Open Resource Monitor in Windows 10

March 8th, 2020 by Admin

Resource Monitor is a useful built-in tool in Windows that lets you track CPU, memory, disk and network usage in a simple way. It provides more information than Task Manager. In this tutorial we’ll show you quick ways to open Resource Monitor in Windows 10.

Method 1: Open Resource Monitor via Search

Click the Search box located in the left side of the taskbar, and type in “restore monitor“. Choose Resource Monitor from the result and you can start the app with admin rights.

Method 2: Open Resource Monitor via Run Command

Press the Windows key + R on your keyboard to open the Run command box. Type resmon and hit Enter, the Resource Monitor utility will launch.

Method 3: Open Resource Monitor with PowerShell

Open the PowerShell or Command Prompt, type resmon in the command line and press Enter. It will open up Resource Monitor immediately.

Method 4: Open Resource Monitor from Task Manager

Open Task Manager and go to the Performance tab. Click on the “Open Resource Monitor” link in the lower left hand corner. The Resource Monitor window will show up.

Method 5: Open Resource Monitor from Start Menu

Click the Start button in the lower left corner to bring up the Start Menu, then expand “Windows Administrative Tools” and you can find the Resource Monitor shortcut in the list.

That’s it!

3 Ways to Check if a Program is 32-bit or 64-bit on Windows 10

March 5th, 2020 by Admin

How to determine if an .exe file is 32-bit or 64-bit? If you have Windows 10 64-bit installed, you can run both 32-bit and 64-bit apps. However, you can run only 32-bit programs on Windows 10 32-bit installation. Here are a couple of ways to find out if a program is 32-bit or 64-bit on Windows 10.

Method 1: Check if a Program is 32-bit or 64-bit Using Task Manager

  1. Launch the target program you want to check if it’s 32-bit or 64-bit, then open Task Manager and go to the Details tab. Right-click on a column header and choose Select columns.

  2. Check the Platform box, and click OK.

  3. Under the Platform column, you can easily see if a particular program on you system is 32-bit or 64-bit.

Method 2: Check if a Program is 32-bit or 64-bit via Compatibility

  1. Find the launcher file (*.exe) of a program whose architecture you want to find out, then right-click on it and select Properties.
  2. Go to the Compatibility tab, check the “Run this program in compatibility mode for” option and click the drop-down list. If your list starts with “Windows Vista“, then your program is 64-bit. If the list starts with “Windows 95” then your app is 32 bit.

Method 3: Check if a Program is 32-bit or 64-bit Using Command Prompt

  1. To get started, download the free command-line utility called SigCheck from Microsoft Sysinternals. The download is a 799 KB ZIP file. After extracting, go to the extracted folder and open an elevated Command Prompt window.
  2. Type the following command and hit Enter. Remember to specify the full path to your target executable file.
    sigcheck.exe "full-path-to-EXE"
  3. At the right end of the output, a line called “MachineType” will tell you if the EXE is 32-bit or 64-bit.

That’s it!

3 Ways to Remove Windows 10 Computer from Domain

February 27th, 2020 by Admin

How do I remove a computer from a domain that no longer exists? Or unjoin and rejoin the domain without resetting user profile? In this tutorial we’ll show you 3 methods to remove Windows 10 computer from domain. Before getting started, you need to log on to Windows 10 with local administrator account instead of domain account. If you couldn’t remember the password, PCUnlocker can be of help.

Method 1: Remove Windows 10 Computer from Domain Using System Properties

  1. Press the Windows key + R on the keyboard, then type sysdm.cpl in the Run box and press Enter.

  2. When the System Properties window opens, click on the Change button at the bottom of the “Computer Name” tab.

  3. Select the Workgroup radio button, enter a workgroup name you want to be a member of after unjoining the domain. Click OK.

  4. Click OK when prompted.

    You will be asked to restart the computer so that changes can be applied.

Method 2: Remove Windows 10 Computer from Domain Using Settings App

  1. Open the Settings app and navigate to Accounts -> Access work or school. On the right pane, click the icon labeled Connected to (your domain) AD domain, and then click Disconnect.

  2. Click on Yes to confirm.

  3. When the “Disconnect from the organization” prompt appears, click on Disconnect.

  4. Once restarted, you Windows 10 computer has been unjoined from active directory domain.

Method 3: Remove Windows 10 Computer from Domain Using PowerShell

  1. Open the Windows PowerShell with admin rights, type the following command to unjoin the domain.
    Remove-Computer -UnjoinDomaincredential Domain_Name\Administrator -PassThru -Verbose -Restart -Force

    Enter the domain administrator password when prompted, and click OK.

  2. You’ll see a warning: After you leave the domain you will need to know the password of the local administrator account to log onto this computer. Type Y to continue.

  3. Restart your computer to complete this unjoin operation.

3 Ways to Add Windows 10 to Active Directory Domain

February 21st, 2020 by Admin

How can I join a Windows 10 Pro computer to a domain? Before getting started, you need to change the DNS settings or add a new entry to the Windows Hosts file so your PC can communication with domain controller. Afterwards, you can add Windows 10 to Active Directory domain using any of the following methods. Note that only Windows 10 Pro, Enterprise or Education edition can join a domain.

Method 1: Add Windows 10 to Domain from System Properties

  1. Press the Windows key + R to open the Run command box. Type sysdm.cpl and hit Enter to launch System Properties.

  2. Under the Computer Name tab, click on the Change… button.

  3. Select Domain, type the domain name of the AD server you want to join and click OK.

  4. Type the credentials of a domain user and click OK.

  5. Finally restart your computer and you can then sign in to Windows 10 with your domain account.

Method 2: Add Windows 10 to Domain from Settings App

  1. Press the Windows key + I to open the Settings app. Navigate to Accounts -> Access work or school, and then click Connect on the right side.

  2. In the popup window, click on the “Join this device to a local Active Directory domain” option.

  3. Type the Active Directory domain name and click Next.

  4. Enter the user name and password for your domain account, and click OK.

  5. Select your Account type to continue. You’ll need to restart to complete the process of joining Windows 10 to Active Directory domain.

Method 3: Add Windows 10 to Domain Using PowerShell

  1. Open PowerShell with administrator rights and type the following command:
    Add-Computer -DomainName "Domain Name" -Credential "Domain Username"

  2. Once pressing Enter, you will be prompted to enter your domain user password.

  3. A warning will be displayed in yellow like the one below. You need to reboot to finish the task.

That’s it!

2 Ways to Turn on / off Clipboard Sync on Windows 10

February 16th, 2020 by Admin

Starting with Windows 10 October 2018, the new clipboard can sync text/image that you copy across devices through the cloud. Whenever you copy some text, the clipboard sends it to Microsoft’s cloud for synchronization, so you can access it from another computer that you are signed in to with the same Microsoft account. By default, Clipboard sync is turned off. In this tutorial we’ll show you 2 methods to enable or disable the clipboard sync feature on Windows 10.

Method 1: Turn on / off Clipboard Sync Using Settings App

  1. Press Windows + I keyboard shortcut to open Settings, and then click on System.

  2. Choose Clipboard from the left pane. On the right, turn on the toggle button under Sync across devices to enable clipboard sync.

    To prevent syncing potentially sensitive data, you’d better turn this feature off.

  3. Once you’ve completed the steps, Windows 10 will know whether or not to sync clipboard history depending upon your settings.

Method 2: Turn on / off Clipboard Sync Using Registry Editor

  1. Open Registry Editor and navigate to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\System. On the right pane, right-click on the blank area and select New -> DWORD (32-bit) Value.

  2. Name the value AllowCrossDeviceClipboard. Double-click it and set the value to 1 for turning on the clipboard sync feature.

    If you need to disable clipboard sync, just change its value to 0.

  3. Close the Registry Editor. The changes will take effect immediately.

Conclusion

If you’re using Windows 10 Professional or Enterprise, you can also turn off clipboard sync using group policy. Just open Local Group Policy Editor and browse to: Computer Configuration > Administrative Templates > System > OS Policies, set the “Allow Synchronization across Devices” policy to disabled. This will prevent users from turning on clipboard sync using the Settings app.

How to Show Windows 10 Version and Build Number on the Desktop

February 4th, 2020 by Admin

There are various ways to determine the build number of Windows 10 running on your computer, but none of them are more straightforward than displaying Windows 10 build information as watermark on the desktop. In this tutorial we’ll show you a hidden registry trick which can make Windows 10 show the edition and build number at the bottom right of your desktop.

How to Show Windows 10 Version and Build Number on the Desktop

Press the Windows key + R together to open the Run command, type regedit and hit Enter.

Once the Registry Editor is open, navigate to: HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Control Panel\Desktop. Double-click on the DWORD value PaintDesktopVersion in the right-hand pane.

Change the default value from 0 to 1 and click OK. Log off or restart your computer. After that, you will see the Windows version and build number being displayed at the bottom right of the screen just above the system tray.

That’s it!

Turn off Hardware Acceleration in Chrome or Microsoft Edge

January 26th, 2020 by Admin

How do I disable hardware rendering in Edge? Chrome won’t load or play videos in the webpage, no sound upon playing? To resolve these problems, you can try to disable hardware acceleration. In this tutorial we’ll show you how to turn off hardware acceleration for the most popular web browsers – Chrome and Microsoft Edge.

Part 1: Disable Hardware Acceleration in Chrome

Open your Chrome browser and type “chrome://settings/system” in the address bar, hit Enter.

Uncheck the box of “Use hardware acceleration when available“. Click on the Relaunch button appeared just now to apply the change.

Part 2: Disable Hardware Acceleration in Microsoft Edge

The new Microsoft Edge is built on the same Chromium platform as Chrome, so you can use the similar method to disable hardware acceleration in Microsoft Edge Chromium:

Open Microsoft Edge and type “edge://settings/system” in the address bar, hit Enter.

Turn off the toggle switch for “Use hardware acceleration when available“. Click on the Restart button to relaunch Microsoft Edge.

That’s it!