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How to Install or Uninstall Graphics Tools in Windows 10

How to Install or Uninstall Graphics Tools in Windows 10

How to Install or Uninstall Graphics Tools in Windows 10: With the introduction of Windows 10 several features has been added which doesn’t come pre-installed but you can manually install them within the Windows when you actually need them. Today we are going to talk about one such feature called Graphic Tools which can be used to take advantage of graphics diagnostic feature provided in the runtime and Visual Studio to develop DirectX apps or games.There are several scenarios where you need only minimal graphics tools on the target system. For example:Install the D3D SDK Layers so that your application can create a D3D Debug deviceUse DXCAP command line tool to capture and playback D3D graphics log fileScripting of API traces or doing regression testing on a lab machineIn these cases...
How to Format a Disk or Drive in Windows 10

How to Format a Disk or Drive in Windows 10

If you want to install Windows or you got a new hard drive, it’s important to format the drive before using it to store your important data. Formatting means deleting any existing data or information on your drive and setting up the file system so that your Operating System, in this case, Windows 10, can read and write data to the drive. Chances are the drive might be used with another file system in which case you won’t be able to install Windows 10 because it won’t be able to understand the file system and therefore, can’t read or write data to the drive. To solve this problem, you need to format your drive with the proper file system, and then your drive will be ready to use with Windows 10. While formatting the drive, you can select from these file systems, FAT, FAT32, exFAT, NTFS, or...
How to Enable or Disable Cortana in Windows 10

How to Enable or Disable Cortana in Windows 10

Cortana is enabled by default and you can’t manually turn off Cortana in Windows 10. It seems like Microsoft doesn’t want you to turn off Cortana as there is no direct option/setting in either the Control or Settings app. Earlier it was possible to switch off Cortana using a simple toggle but Microsoft removed it in the Anniversary Update. Now you need to either use Registry Editor or Group Policy to enable or disable Cortana in Windows 10. It’s not necessary that everyone uses Cortana and a few users don’t want Cortana to listen to everything. Although, there are settings to disable almost all the features of Cortana but still many users want to completely disable Cortana from their System. Anyway, without wasting any time let’s see How to Enable or Disable Cortana in Windows 10 wit...
How to Delete a Volume or Drive Partition in Windows 10

How to Delete a Volume or Drive Partition in Windows 10

If you are running out of space for a particular drive, you could either delete your important files or delete another partition and then extend your drive with your important files. In Windows 10, you can use disk management to delete a volume or drive partition except for a system or boot volume. When you delete a volume or drive partition using disk management, it is converted into unallocated space which then can be used to extend another partition on the disk or create a new partition. So without wasting any time let’s see How to Delete a Volume or Drive Partition in Windows 10 with the help of the below-listed tutorial.How to Delete a Volume or Drive Partition in Windows 10Make sure to  create a restore point  just in case something goes wrong.Method 1: Delete a Volume or ...
How to Convert GPT Disk to MBR Disk in Windows 10

How to Convert GPT Disk to MBR Disk in Windows 10

MBR stands for Master Boot Record which uses the standard BIOS partition table. In contrast, GPT stands for the GUID Partition Table which was introduced as a part of the Unified Extensible Firmware Interface (UEFI). Although GPT is considered better than MBR due to the limitations of MBR which is it can’t support disk size larger than 2 TB, you cannot create more than 4 partitions on an MBR Disk, etc. Now older operating systems still support MBR partition style and chances are if you are using an old system then your system already has an MBR Disk partition. Also, if you want to use 32-bit Windows, then it won’t work with the GPT Disk, and in that case, you need to convert your disk from GPT to MBR. Anyway, without wasting any time, let’s see How to Convert GPT Disk to MBR Disk in Windo...
How to Change Desktop Wallpaper in Windows 10

How to Change Desktop Wallpaper in Windows 10

Well, there are many ways via which you can change your desktop wallpaper in Windows 10 using Settings, Control Panel etc. and today we are going to discuss all such ways. The default wallpaper which comes with Windows 10 is very nice but still from time to time you stumble upon a wallpaper or image which you wish to set as your desktop background on your PC. Personalization is one of the important features of Windows 10, which let you change the visual aspects of Windows according to users specifications. With the introduction of Windows 10, the classic Personalization window (Control Panel) has been dropped, and now Windows 10 opens Personalization in Settings app instead. Anyway, without wasting any time, let’s see How to Change Desktop Wallpaper in Windows 10 with the help of the belo...
How to Change Date and Time Formats in Windows 10

How to Change Date and Time Formats in Windows 10

Date and Time is displayed in the taskbar which is by default in the format Month/Date/Year (ex: 05/16/2018) and 12-hour format for the time (ex: 8:02 PM) but what if you want to change these settings? Well, you can always change these settings according to your preferences from either Windows 10 Settings or from Control Panel. You can change the date format to Date/Month/Year (ex: 16/05/2018) and time to a 24-hour format (ex:21:02 PM). Now there are many formats available for both date and time, therefore you need to choose carefully. You could always try different date and time format for example Short date, Long date, Short time and Longtime etc. So without wasting any time let’s see How to Change Date and Time Formats in Windows 10 with the help of the below-listed guide.How to Change...
How to Change CPU Process Priority in Windows 10

How to Change CPU Process Priority in Windows 10

How to Change CPU Process Priority in Windows 10: The way the app works in Windows is that all the resources of your system are shared between all running processes (application) based on their priority level. In short, if a process (application) has a higher priority level then it will be automatically allotted more system resources for better performance. Now there are exactly 7 priority levels such as Realtime, High, Above Normal, Normal, Below Normal, and Low.Normal is the default priority level which most of the apps uses but the user can change the default priority levels of an application. But the changes made to the priority level by the user are only temporary and once the app’s process terminates, the priority is again set to normal. Some apps have the ability to adjust the...
How to Change Country or Region in Windows 10

How to Change Country or Region in Windows 10

How to Change Country or Region in Windows 10: The Country or Region (Home) location in Windows 10 is important because it allows the Windows Store to display apps and their prices for the selected location or country. The country or region location is referred to as Geographic location (GeoID) in Windows 10. For some reason, if you want to change your default country or region in Windows 10 then it’s entirely possible using Settings app. Also, when you install Windows 10, you are asked to select a region or country based on where you are located but don’t worry this can easily be changed once you boot to Windows 10. The main problem only occurs with Windows Store because for example if you live in India and you selected the United States as your country then the apps in Wi...
Hide Items from Control Panel in Windows 10

Hide Items from Control Panel in Windows 10

Hide Items from Control Panel in Windows 10: Control Panel is one of the most important components of Windows, which gives the ability to the user to change System Settings. But with the introduction of Windows 10, Settings app is created to replace the classic Control Panel in Windows. Although Control Panel is still present in the system with a lot of a number of options which still isn’t available in the Settings app, but if you share your PC with your friends or use your PC in public then you might want to hide specific applets in Control Panel. Hide Items from Control Panel in Windows 10create a restore point  just in case something goes wrong.Method 1: Hide Items from Control Panel in Windows 10 Using Registry Editorcreate a backup of your registry just in case, something ...