PowerShell

How to use PowerShell in Windows, and become a command-line guru. Use PowerShell to remove apps, reinstall them, configure Windows, and more.

3 ways to change the IP address in Windows 10

Have you ever wondered how you can change the IP address in Windows 10 Do you want to learn how to do it from Windows 10's Settings app or the Control Panel Maybe you're a command-line fan, and want to learn how to change the IP address in Windows 10 using CMD (Command Prompt) or...

Reset PowerShell and CMD to their default settings

After you work for a while with the Command Prompt or PowerShell, you are likely to end up customizing the way they look After all, by default, their looks and colors look quite dull for many You might change the font, its size, the color of the background, and other things What do...

How to count the files in a folder using PowerShell, CMD, or File Explorer

There are times when you need to know exactly how many files or folders are stored inside a certain folder Whether for work or your own statistics, if you have a Windows device, there are quite a few ways to find this information So, if you've ever wondered how to count the number...

How to export the directory tree of a folder in Windows

Did you ever need to export the entire directory tree from a particular folder Did you need to get a text or Excel document that lists all the files and folders inside a specific folder from your computer into a hierarchical structure We had this need when we were trying to create a...

How do I get the Windows Subsystem for Linux?

It's been a while since Microsoft declared its love for Linux, and, at first, it felt strange to see Windows 10 embrace the Tux penguin However, the fact that Windows 10 can run native Linux applications directly, without having to resort to using virtual machines, is proof of...

View system information and manage processes from CMD or PowerShell

The easiest way to view information about your computer is to use Windows graphical tools such as Task Manager or System Information However, some people prefer to use the Command Prompt or PowerShell for, well, almost anything If you're wondering how to get system info in CMD...

How to compare two files by content, in Windows

There are times when you need to compare two files and check whether their content is different In some situations, you could just open the two files and look through their contents, like when you want to compare two pictures or two text files However, that's a rather tedious task...

4 ways to create random dummy files with a specific size in Windows

While most regular users might have issues understanding the need to create random dummy files of a specific size, geeks, software developers, and power users know why such files can come in handy sometimes You can use dummy files to figure out if there are any bad sectors on your...

How to make PowerShell and the Command Prompt transparent

If you frequently use the Command Prompt or PowerShell, you may be tired of their opaque app windows They are functional, useful, but also dull Another issue is that when you work in a busy office, people can easily see what you type, due to their opacity If you are a Windows 10...

Simple questions: What is PowerShell in Windows, and what you can do with it?

While many casual users know about the Command Prompt, only a few have heard about Windows PowerShell PowerShell is a much more powerful tool than the Command Prompt It is also intended to replace the Command Prompt, as it delivers more power and control over the Windows operating...

How to uninstall Windows 10 apps using PowerShell, in 3 steps

Windows 10 comes with quite a few pre-installed universal apps, such as Calendar, Mail, Camera, or Photos While some people like them and find them useful, others do not If you do not want some of these bundled apps on your Windows 10 device, you might be wondering if they can be...

How to reinstall all the Windows 10 default apps with PowerShell

Some people do not like the universal apps that are installed by default In Windows 10 and want to get rid of them They can manually uninstall most of them using the Settings app, or they can use PowerShell to uninstall all or only some Apps like Calendar, Mail, Camera, Photos or...

9 ways to launch PowerShell in Windows (including as admin)

Many IT professionals use PowerShell to manage Windows computers and devices and to execute administrative tasks of all kinds Before you can use PowerShell, you first need to know how to start it That's why we made a long list of all the methods available for starting this tool,...

How to see all the user accounts that exist on your Windows PC or device

In certain situations, you may need to extract a list with all the user accounts that exist on a Windows device Or you may want to know the hidden user accounts that exist alongside your user account To help you out, we compiled a list of four methods that you can use to see all the...

How to print the list of running processes in Windows

One of our readers asked us: "How do you print the list of running processes from the Task Manager" The answer is you can't do this from the Task Manager , not even in Windows 10 In order to print such a list, you need to use the Command Prompt or PowerShell and run some commands to...

8 Features that are new in Windows 10’s Command Prompt & PowerShell?

Windows 10 brought many new features and improvements when compared to Microsoft's previous operating systems Among them, the two command line tools loved by many geeks and IT professionals also got overhauled You've guessed it: we're talking about Command Prompt and PowerShell But...