How to uninstall Apps and Programs in Windows 10

From StartMenu, right click on the App or Program and click Uninstall.

From Settings,  Start-> Settings -> System -> Apps & Features -> Click on App name -> Uninstall.

From Control Panel, Start -> Control Panel -> Programs and Features -> Click on App name -> Uninstall.

If you didn’t see Uninstall option then it must be a default app in Windows 10. Click Here to see How to uninstall Default Apps and Programs in Windows 10

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How to uninstall Default Apps and Programs in Windows 10

We can Uninstall some of the default Apps like Calculator, Calendar, Mail, Camera, Maps, Movies & TV, People, Photos, Store, Wheater etc. But we can’t Uninstall ever some of the default Apps like Cortana, Microsoft Edge, Windows Feedback etc.

Open Windows PowerShell in Administrator Mode. Type the following,

Get-AppxPackage *windowscalculator* | Remove-AppxPackage

Here is the list of App name (Just replace windowscalculator in the command),

3D Builder: 3dbuilder

Alarms and Clock: windowsalarms

Calendar and Mail: windowscommunicationsapps

Camera: windowscamera

Groove Music: zunemusic

Maps: windowsmaps

Movies & TV: zunevideo

OneNote: onenote

People: people

Photos: photos

Store: windowsstore

Voice Recorder: soundrecorder

Xbox: xboxapp

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How to turn On or Off Mobile Hotspot in Windows 10

Mobile Hotspot:

It is a widely used facility in smart phone nowadays. When we switch On the Mobile hotspot tethering, we can share our Mobile 3G/4G data with any device with a wireless connection. They can connect to the internet via our smartphone’s connection. By providing the Username and Password (WEP/WPA/WPA2 security algorithm) we can restrict the unknown users from getting our internet connection.

Windows PC Mobile Hotspot:

Here we are going to see how to use our Windows PC as a Mobile Hotspot. If our PC has a cellular data connection, by turning On the Mobile Hotspot we will be able to share our internet connection with desired devices.


Steps to follow to Turn On or Off Mobile Hotspot on Windows 10 PC

Turn On settings

Step 1:

Click Start and Click Settings and click on the Network & Internet icon.

Step 2:

Click on Mobile hotspot from the left side and choose the option for “share my internet connection from” on your PC for devices (ex: Cellular, Ethernet, or Wi-Fi)

Step 3:

Click the edit button to change the  network name and network password for the devices to connect with.

Step 4:

Now you can share this Username and Password  to whom you want to share the internet connection with, when you have Mobile Hotspot turned On for your PC.


Steps to  turn Off Mobile Hotspot on Windows 10 PC

Step 1:

Click Start and Click Settings and click Network & Internet icon.

Step 2:

Click  Mobile Hotspot on the left side, and turn Off Share your Internet connection with other devices.

Step 3:

All the connected devices lose connection now.


How to Enable “Hey, Cortana” in Windows 10

Windows 10’s great new feature is Cortana. Cortana is a Virtual Personal Assistant just like Apple Siri.

Cortana can be used to get the weather forecasts, sending emails, find files and folder, tell you jokes, set any reminders and yes to search the internet…

Cortana can be activated by Voice or we can type classic search box style. To activate Cortana by voice you need to tell “Hey, Cortana” in your mic. If there is no response, first you need to check whether Cortana is configured to respond voice commands or not.

Follow these easy steps to configure Contana to respond “Hey, Cortana” voice command.

  1. Click Search box in the Taskbar.
  2. Click the the icon in the upper left to get to Settings.
  3. Click the Settings to open the Settings.
  4. There will a option to enable “Hey, Cortana”.
  5. Slide it to On Position.

Now you can activate Cortana by saying “Hey, Cortana”


How to Install or Remove Extensions in Microsoft Edge in Windows 10

Now Windows 10 inbuilt browser Microsoft Edge providing new Extensions feature. This Extensions feature already available in Firefox and Google Chrome.

Follow these easy steps to install Extension in Microsoft Edge

  1. Open Microsoft Edge Web browser.
  2. Click or Tab Menu button found in the Top Right corner of the window.
  3. Select Extensions list item.
  4. If you don’t see the Extensions menu item in the menu, your Windows 10 not yet downloaded the Latest Microsoft Edge browser. Windows 10 offering this Extension feature via updates. You have to wait until then.
  5. After clicking the Extension menu item, it will take you to the Extension panel window. This panel will list your all of the Extensions you currently installed.
  6. Click or Tab “Get Extensions from Store” button. It will show the Microsoft Extensions page.
  7. Choose your Extension and click or tab Download and Click Run once downloaded.
  8. Extension installer will extract the Extension content to Downloads folder.
  9. Now open Microsoft Edge browser and Click menu button and then Click Extensions.
  10. Now click Load Extension button and choose the folder where the Extension from store is downloaded and extracted.
  11. Click Select folder to load the Extension to Microsoft Edge Browser.
  12. Now you can see the Extension is loaded in Microsoft Edge browser.

To Remove the Extension from Microsoft Edge browser

  1. Open Microsoft Edge browser.
  2. Click or Tab Menu button
  3. Click Extension to load your installed extensions.
  4. Click the Extension you want to remove.
  5. You can find the options of that Extension.
  6. Scroll down to the bottom  and click Remove button.
  7. Now your Extension will be removed from Microsoft Edge browser.

How to Reduce Windows 10 Data Usage by Disabling or Restricting Automatic Updates

Windows 10 is designed to connect always and stay up to date. It will consume much more data compared to other windows versions. You can check the Apps data usage too.

Windows 10 Automatic updates plays major role in the Data Usage. It consumes a lot.

Follow these few tricks to avoid more data usage in Windows 10.

Disable Automatic updates by setting your Wifi connection as metered connection from Settings app

  1. Open Settings app, Click Network & Internet.
  2. Click Advanced Options to show the list of Wifi connections
  3. Click to Enable Set as metered connection.

Disable or Restrict Automatic updates from Group Policy

  1. Open Run dialog box by pressing Winkey+R
  2. Type the following and press enter
  3. Open,
    Computer Configuration->Administrative Templates->Windows Components->Windows Update
  4. Double Click “Configure Automatic Updates” to open it.
  5. You can set Disabled to Disable Automatic Updates completely. Completely disabling is not recommended by Microsoft.
  6. You can have the other options with Enabled setting like,
    a) Notify for download and notify for install
    b) Auto download and notify for install
    c) Auto download and schedule the install
    d) Allow local admin to choose setting

By using these settings you can take control of your Data in Windows 10 Automatic Update. But don’t forget to check the Data Usage. It gives a clear view about which Apps consumes more data.


How to Remove Live Tiles from the Windows 10 Start menu

If you don’t like the new Windows 10 Tiles in the Start menu you can remove them one by one or all.

Click Start button to open the start menu. Right Click on any Tile you want to remove and click Unpin from start.

You can do this to all Tiles one by one to remove all the Tiles. Then your Start menu will be look like old Classic Windows Start menu style.


How to Set Access Time Limits Locally for an User Account in Windows 10

You can set Time limit for an User account in Windows 10. You can set the User can use computer on Particular Day and Particular time periods.

Open Command Prompt in Administrator mode.

This is the basic command for setting Time limit for a User account.

net user <useraccountname> /time:<day>, <time>

Replace <useraccountname> with your User account you want set Time limit.

Replace <day> with the day user can access. It can be full day format (Sunday) or short day format (Su, M, T, W, Th, F, Sa).

Replace <time> with the time range. (3pm-4pm).


This sets user john to access the computer on sunday, from 9AM to 9PM.

net user john /time:Su,9am-9pm

This sets user donald to access the computer from monday to friday, from 9AM to 6PM.

net user donald /time:M-F, 9AM-6PM

This sets user gates to access the computer on specific days and specific times. Multiple time range can be specified using semicolon “;” .

net user gates /time:M,9AM-6PM; Sa,9AM-9PM;

If you want to remove all the time restrictions, type the following,

net user bill /time:all



How to get the List of All Installed Programs in Windows 10, Windows 8 and Windows 7

Its always better to have list of All Installed programs. It will be useful at the time of system reinstall or system upgrade. Without this installed programs list, you may need to hardly remember every software you installed before.

Follow these easy steps to get the Installed programs list in Windows 10, Windows 8 and Windows 7.

  1. Open “PowerShell” by clicking startmenu and type “powershell” in the search box.
  2. Click “Windows Powershell” in the list.
  3. Powershell will be opened like colored command prompt.
  4. Type the following the powershell and press enter.
    Get-ItemProperty HKLM:\Software\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\* | Select-Object DisplayName, DisplayVersion, Publisher, InstallDate | Format-Table –AutoSize
  5. It will show the list of All Installed programs on the computer.
  6. If you want to save this list to text file, simply type the following command just like doing in command prompt. Saving the screen output to text file by adding “> filename.txt” at the end of the command. Choose the file directory other than OS installed directory. It may not work with the OS installed directory due to write permissions.
    Get-ItemProperty HKLM:\Software\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\* | Select-Object DisplayName, DisplayVersion, Publisher, InstallDate | Format-Table –AutoSize > d:\installedprograms.txt
  7.  Now the list of Installed Programs will be in text format in d:\installedprograms.txt file.

How to hide or remove “Get Windows 10” white icon from Notification Area in Taskbar

There are no hide options available with the “Get Windows 10” white windows logo icon. It will only show options like how to Get Windows 10, check your PC Compatibility for Windows 10 etc.

Follow these easy steps to hide/remove “Get Windows 10” white Windows logo icon.

  1. Open Control Panel. Click Windows Update.
  2. Click change setting, On the Important Updates section the option should not be “Install Updates automatically (Recommended)”.
  3. You may choose “Download Updates but let me choose whether to install them” or “Check for updates but let me choose whether to download and install them” option.
  4. Click Ok button to return back to Windows Update screen.
  5. Click “Installed Updates” which may found in the bottom left corner.
  6. Find the Update named “KB3035583”. It may look like “Update for Microsoft Windows (KB3035583)”.
  7. After selecting that update, click Uninstall.
  8. After uninstall it will ask for Restart. Click Restart now.
  9. After a while Windows will show you a “New update available” notification.
  10. Check the new update list for “KB3035583”.
  11. If found, right click on the update item and click Hide Update Option. Then only it will not come again.
  12. After hide, you may change the update setting to Automatic (refer 2 and 3).