PowerShell

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

How to switch between CMD and PowerShell in Windows Terminal

When starting Windows Terminal, the default shell that opens is Windows PowerShell. However, Windows Terminal supports many applications that have a command-line interface, including the venerable Command Prompt (CMD). If you want to...

Find out when Windows was installed. What is its original install date?

Do you need or just want to know when Windows was installed on your computer or device? Maybe you need this information for your work? Is it because you want to brag about how stable your operating system is after all these years of abuse? Or perhaps you just don’t want your...

How to create multiple folders at once

Are you wondering how to create multiple folders in Windows 10 or Windows 7? That can be very useful if you’re a teacher, for instance. Say that you have a dozen students in a class, and you need to make a folder for each of them on your Windows PC. Sure, you can manually create a...

How do I view all the users on a Windows computer? (5 ways)

Sometimes, you may need to extract a list of all the user accounts on a Windows computer. 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 five methods that you can use to see all the users, including the...

What model is my Windows 10 PC, laptop, or tablet? 8 ways to find out

Knowing the make and model of your laptop, computer, or tablet can be useful in a variety of situations. You might need it when searching for the right drivers for your device, when you want to upgrade some of its hardware components, when you contact technical support, or even when...

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...

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,...

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...

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...

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...

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...