Microsoft Windows, an amazing invention of Microsoft that makes so many tasks easy for human beings. I must tell you, Windows Computer is daily need now a days. It is very hard to imagine the world without computers. Windows OS comes with many versions & editions like most popular are Windows XP, Vista, 7, 8.1 and Windows 10. Now days, Windows 10 is running globally by most of the users. Windows computers have so many hidden features on it that user never knows while using the computer. Hereby, in this post, I will show you few important Windows 10 tips & tricks that you should know.
Windows 10 Tips & Tricks
Check below given 6 amazing Windows 10 tips & tricks that you can use in your Windows 10 PC.
Trick 1. Know Your PC’s Manufacturer, Product & Serial Number with Command Prompt
Open Command Prompt. To open, press “Win + X” and select Command Prompt (Admin) from the list. Then, type below commands:
- To know the Manufacture Name, type, wmic baseboard get Manufacturer
- To Get the Product Name, type, wmic baseboard get product
- Find the Serial Number, type, wmic baseboard get serialnumber
Trick 2. Make Taskbar Icons Smaller
Press “Win + X” and select “Settings”. Now click on “Personalization”. In the left pane, click “Taskbar” then, on the right side, turn on the radio button of “Use small taskbar buttons”.
Trick 3. Hide All Your Desktop Icons Just In One-Click
There is an easy way to hide all of your desktop icons by doing just one-click. Find the free space on your desktop and do a right-click then, go to “View” and uncheck “Show desktop icons”. It will take immediate effect on your computer and taskbar icons will be smaller and looks nice in comparison to bigger icons.
Trick 4. Check Your Windows Activation Is Permanent Or Not
Do you know whether your Windows is being activated permanently or not? How do you check? Yes, there is a command prompt (cmd) trick wherein you can check your Windows activation status.
Open Command Prompt. To open, press “Win + X” and select Command Prompt (Admin) from the list. Then, type “slmgr/xpr” and hit enter. Within quick second, a prompt will come up and tell you the Windows activation status.
Trick 5. Storage Analysis/Storage Sense
Windows 10 has its own Storage Analysis & Storage Sense feature.
Storage Analysis: By this option, you can check local storage in your computer settings wherein you can identify that how much space has taken by Apps, Documents, Data, Music, Videos, etc. in your particular drive.
Press “Win + X” and select “Settings”. Now click on “System”. In the left pane, click “Storage” then, on the right, you will find “Local storage” and drives listed below. Click drives one by one and check details.
Storage Sense: In Windows 10, by turning on Storage sense, it can automatically free up space by getting rid of files you do not need, like temporary files and content in your recycle bin. Just turn on the radio button by sliding to the right.
Trick 6. Add Desktop To The Taskbar
To add a Desktop Shortcut to the right of your Taskbar, where you can access all of your desktop items easily even your desktop items are hidden. Follow the steps below to add Desktop on Taskbar:
Right-click on free space on your Taskbar, go to “Toolbars” and select Desktop. Immediately, it will be added to the Taskbar. Now you will be able to access all of your desktop items by doing a single click.