10 Tips for Windows 10

Windows 10Windows 10 is truly the marriage of the best of Windows 7 and 8 – you get the incredibly fast start time and improved security of Windows 8 with the Windows 7 ease of use over the UI. Whether you are a professional Windows tweaker or a new user, here are 10 tips that will definitely improve your experience with Windows 10.


On your root drive, create a new folder. Rename it into the string “GodMode.{ED7BA470-8E54-465E-825C-99712043E01C}.” You will get a new icon on your desktop. Click it and experience a new control panel that gives you incredible reach and power in one place.

Privacy Settings

Custom install Windows 10 so that you can fully modify all of your privacy settings. You will not be able to do this with an Express install.

Handling Virtual Desktops

Windows 10 gives users the ability to handle virtual desktops without the need for additional setup. Get started by clicking the Task View icon, and dragging your new apps into the virtual desktop with the +New Desktop option in the lower right corner of the screen.

Upgrading Your Desktop Style

You can personalize your desktop with more features than ever before in Windows 10. Find everything you need from the Start Menu under Settings. Click on Personalization and then Colors, and pick “show color.” You will be able to take away the natural translucence of the Start Menu if you like,and you can also apply your new color under all of your open app icons.

Automatic PDF Documents

Finally, Windows 10 gives you the ability to print straight to PDF without the need for a third party app! When you print any document, look for this new feature under the Print menu.

Your WiFi Network

Windows 10 automatically comes with the ability to sense your WiFi network. If this makes you feel a bit awkward, because Windows can access the network without your password – you can turn it off. However, you should know that this is the default behavior of the Windows 10 system.

Running Windows 10 in a Virtual Machine

You can install Windows 10 into a virtual machine if you do not want to upgrade your main hardware. The difference between a virtual install is that you are basically creating an entire virtual OS over the OS you already have running, instead of installing a completely new system.

Scheduling Your Automatic Updates

If you are tired of the pop ups and automatic resets that previous Windows systems made you undergo, you can schedule your own updates on your schedule. Click on the Start Menu and go to Settings. From here, the Update and Recovery menu will have an option called Windows Update. Set the timing that you feel most comfortable with, and take control back from automatic updates.

Saving Your Battery

Windows 10 automatically begins to bottleneck your less important services if your battery is running low on a laptop. This allows you to get the most out of each charge of your battery. To turn on the Battery Saver, go to the Start Menu, click on Settings, go to System and look for Battery Saver.

You Can Background Scroll

In previous versions of Windows, you would not be able to scroll over a window with your mouse if that window was not the active one. Windows 10 fixes this. Turn on the option in the Settings menu under Devices. Look for the Mouse and Touchpad option, and you can easily change your mouse options to scroll over background items without having to select them specifically.