Windows 10

Change Desktop Icon Spacing in Windows 10

by File in: Windows 10

In Windows 10, there is no easy way to adjust the desktop icon spacing as we used to be able to do in Windows 7. There you could go to Personalize, choose Window Color and then click on Change advanced appearance settings. Then the dialog Window Color and Appearance box above would pop up and […]

Check Disk and System Files in Windows 8/10

by File in: Windows 10

If you’re having problems with your Windows install, there are a couple of tools you can use to try and fix the problems. For hard disk errors, you can run check disk (chkdsk) and for corrupt or damaged system files, you can run system file checker (sfc). You can run both from within Windows itself, […]

Mount an ISO Image in Windows 10

by File in: Windows 10

There is one great new feature of Windows 10 that has made life easier for some of us out there: you can now mount ISO images in Windows 10 without any additional third-party software! I’ve played around with mounting various ISO images and so far it works great. Actually, this feature has been around since […]

Boot Windows 8/10 into Safe Mode

by File in: Windows 10

We all have gotten accustomed to pressing either F2 or F8 to get the advanced boot options since Windows 2000, probably even before that. In every version of Windows, you always could count on the slower boot process to actually press the key when the text message appeared. Well, those days are gone! In Windows […]

Show File Extensions and Hidden Files in Windows 10

by File in: Windows 10

Microsoft has learned a few things in the last couple of years and one of those is that it was always a pain to view file extensions and hidden files in previous versions of Windows. You had to go to Folder and search options and check off a few boxes there. Then when you were […]