Millions of Windows 10 users still have mechanical hard drives in their PCs. To keep them healthy and to help investigate any unusual behavior, try the venerable CHKDSK command. Here’s how to use it in Microsoft’s latest operating system.
The “shutdown” command allows you to issue shut down and reboot instructions to a remotely connected PC. But instead of typing the command its various parameters each time you need to reboot a remote PC, you can create a custom batch file to perform the same action with just a click.
Now that Microsoft has pledged to update Windows 10 indefinitely, specific Windows build numbers are crucial to aiding troubleshooting and ensuring software and hardware compatibility. Here’s how you can find the exact build number of the version of Windows residing on your PC.
Microsoft Remote Desktop gives a user virtually all of the power and capabilities in a remote session that they would enjoy if sitting in front of the remote computer directly, with one notable exception: shutdowns and reboots. Here’s how to use Command Prompt and the shutdown command to easily shut down and reboot remote PCs.
The Windows Command Prompt is a powerful tool that can do a lot on its own. But sometimes it needs elevated administrative privileges to get the job done. If you frequently need to launch Command Prompt as an administrator, save some time by launching the app with this handy keyboard shortcut.
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The Windows Command Prompt is a versatile utility that remains important even with Windows 8. If you find yourself using it often, you may want to enable QuickEdit Mode, which lets you copy and paste commands with quick mouse presses. We show you how to use it, but warn that it may take some getting time to get used to.
Microsoft’s hard disk scanning and repair utility, CHKDSK (“check disk”), was introduced over 30 years ago but still has a useful place today. Users running even the latest Microsoft operating system can still use the command to examine their hard drives for errors and repair them if necessary. Here’s how to run CHKDSK in Windows 8. Related: Running Windows 10? Find instructions for CHKDSK here. First, launch the Start Screen by pressing the Windows key or clicking the lower left…