How to Disable the User Account Control (UAC) in Windows 10

User Account Control also known as UAC is an important component of the "Windows security system". This helps the applications running in the windows to prevent your system from making any undesired changes. Whenever software is running in a system and it tries to make changes in the system, a window dialog box appears that ... Read more

How to disable the “Get Windows 10” icon in the notification area?

The “Get Windows 10” icon in the tray has been installed as part of the KB3035583 Windows update. https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/3035583 To remove that icon permanently uninstall this update in the windows software center. The Windows update function might offer this update again in future, so don't forget to hide it in Windows update so that it does not ... Read more

View wireless network passwords on Windows

You can only do this to view passwords of connections that you are or have been connected with, you cannot use it to retrieve passwords of connections you have never been logged in with! That makes it a tool to remember what password you set here or there. To view a password, left-click the connections ... Read more

Remove a bluetooth (or other) device from My Computer

After establishing a bluetooth connection with another device from your computer the other device will propably stay in the Devices section of My Computer even after the connection is cancelled. To remove that device follow these steps: Open the control panel and head to View devices and printers under Hardware and Sound: You will be ... Read more

Block a program’s internet access with Windows 8 firewall

If you have some peculiar program installed that you need to have but want all its internet communication blocked you can do that easily with Windows' built in firewall. On Windows 8 just hit the Windows key to get to the main menu and - type Firewall. - Click on Settings on the right pane ... Read more

Take Ownership of a File or Folder by Command in Windows

Taking ownership of files in Windows is necessary to edit or delete system or program files that you have no access to by default. There are multiple ways to achieve that goal, like doing everything manually through the Properties menu, applying a registry tweak or, as described here, executing a command in the Command Prompt. ... Read more

Delete Windows.old Folders from Previous Windows Installations

Windows takes a nice precaution for us when it comes to installing a clean Windows system on a hard drive or partition that already has a version of Windows installed: If you forgot to backup files from your old installation but already have the fresh one installed you still have a way of getting what ... Read more