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

How do I get the Windows Subsystem for Linux?

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 Microsoft's new strategy of embracing other ecosystems. Strange times we're living in, right? Were you expecting to
View system information and manage processes from CMD or PowerShell

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 (Command Prompt), or if you want to learn how to manage running processes from the command line, read
How to compare two files by content, in Windows

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 to perform, and you might miss small differences, like a slight change in tint on
4 ways to create random dummy files with a specific size in Windows

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 hard drive, to test network speed, or to ensure that files on your computer or
How to make PowerShell and the Command Prompt transparent

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 user, one neat little personalization that you can perform is to make
8 Features that are new in Windows 10's Command Prompt & PowerShell?

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 what exactly did Microsoft do for these two tools? Read this article to find out out which are the most important new