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 Microsoft's new strategy of embracing other ecosystems. Strange times we're living in, right? Were you expecting to see Ubuntu, openSUSE, Fedora, and the likes, running natively in Windows 10?
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 (Command Prompt), or if you want to learn how to manage running processes from the command line, read on. We're going to show how you can do all of these things:
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 hard drive, to test network speed, or to ensure that files on your computer or device are deleted beyond recovery. Regardless of your reasons, here are four ways to create such files in any modern version of Windows:
The Command Prompt is a powerful tool, and we enjoy using it. However, it does look somewhat boring and unfriendly. The good news is that you can customize Command Prompt aspects according to your needs and preferences, including its appearance and color scheme. This tutorial shows you all the different options you can tweak to make the Command Prompt not only look but also work the way you want it to. There is a lot to go through, so let's get started:
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 user, one neat little personalization that you can perform is to make them transparent to the level you want. This can make them more visually appealing to you, and also more difficult to see by people walking around your computer.
Geeks and IT professionals love the Command Prompt and for a good reason - it allows you to do many administrative tasks with ease. We think that it is a good idea to make a list with all the methods available for starting this tool so that you can choose what suits you best. Knowing how to run CMD as administrator, is also important. Therefore, read on to check our list of methods:
One of the easiest and most straightforward ways to manage your disks is to use the Disk Management tool from Windows. But hey, Disk Management is a visual tool and some of us like command-based interfaces a whole lot more. That is why we thought it would be a great idea to see how several disk management actions can be done from the Command Prompt or PowerShell, using diskpart, chkdsk, defrag, and other command-line tools.
Geeks and experts love the Command Prompt because of the advanced commands it can run. Fortunately, Command Prompt is not built only on advanced commands, but also on simple ones, designed to perform basic operations. In this article, we show you how to execute commands such as changing the current directory, switching to another drive, viewing the contents of a directory, creating and renaming folders, copying, deleting files and folders, and launching applications from the Command Prompt.
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 users, including the hidden ones created by Windows or third-party apps that you installed. Here they are:
If you work with Windows computers and devices that have multiple partitions and hard disks, you may need to hide a particular partition. Later, you may need to unhide it or re-enable it back, so that it can be used again. If you need to know how to hide and unhide partitions in Windows, read this tutorial:
NOTE: This guide works the same in Windows 10, Windows 7, and Windows 8.1. That is why, for simplicity, we use screenshots taken only in Windows 10.