If you’ve never come across the Command Prompt, or CMD before, then this will be a great starting-off point. The Command Prompt can be a powerful tool, which is why knowing how to manipulate it for what you need can be extremely useful. To use any of the following commands you need to first bring up the Command Prompt. The quickest and easiest way to do so is to type “CMD” into your Windows search box and click the resulting “Command Prompt” button. An alternative method would be to press the Windows key and “R.” Then type “cmd.exe” in the resulting “Run” window and press “Enter.” Note: you may need to run it in administrator mode to perform some of these commands. If that’s the case, right-click the Command Prompt icon and select “run as Administrator.” The most useful commands You don’t need to know all of the Command Prompt commands to find some use in it. These are our favorites … [Read more...] about How to use the Command Prompt in Windows 10
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Even Windows isn’t exempt from a bit of rebranding. Microsoft has recently revealed a new logo and 100 newly redesigned icons for its flagship operating system. Via a Medium post penned by Jon Friedman, Head of Microsoft Office design, the technology company revealed images of a new Windows logo and a slew of redesigned app icons. The images included in the post showed a different Windows logo: The current logo has sharp corners and a single shade of blue for each of its panes. The new logo depicted in the Medium post has softer, rounded corners and multiple shades of blue. The redesigned app icons featured in the post, also seemed to follow suit: These icons featured color gradients, and rounded edges. There also seems to be an emphasis on making the icons appear three dimensional as well. And according to the post, such design characteristics were emphasized due to customer feedback Microsoft received: “From mild to wild, we explored a multitude of design directions and … [Read more...] about Windows rebranded? Microsoft launches a new set of logos and icons
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Advertisement “What version of Windows do I have?” That’s a question you might not have asked before Windows 10 came around. You probably knew that you had Windows 8 or Windows 7, but didn’t need to know the exact version number.But now that Windows 10 receives regular feature updates, you might need to check your Windows 10 version when installing software or getting support. We’ll explain how to do this and find out what the latest Windows 10 update is.Windows 10 Versions, Editions, and Builds ExplainedBefore we dive into how to check your Windows 10 version, we should define a few similar terms that are easy to confuse. These are version, edition, and build. Windows versions refer to a major release of Windows. Often, we use these to refer to the “friendly name” of the Windows operating system we’re using, such as Windows XP or Windows 7. However, a version number is a bit more specific than this. For example, what we know as Windows … [Read more...] about How to Check What Version of Windows 10 You Have