12 Useful PC tips and tricks you don’t wanna miss

Get the more out of your PC, Today we are presenting a collection of small tips,tricks and tweaks for PC that will let you get different things out of the same pc,Play pranks on friends freezing their PC and make a shortcut to open up all your favorite websites,have a look at all the tips below, all the necessary instructions and screenshots are detailed out below,click on any image to enlarge it,the tips will on almost all the Windows PC OS,follow the instructions and apply them,refer screen shots for any clarifications.


1)Useful Cortana Commands for Windows 10 users:-‘Cortana’ is an amazing virtual assistant available on Windows 10 Pc’s and Mobiles,Cortana can complete various tasks for us like setting alarms,giving directions,playing music,opening apps,offering entertainment and so on,Cortana works on various commands,here we are listing some of the useful cortana commands ,use them on your windows 10 Pc or mobile and have fund with your Virtual assistant.

Cortana commands collection:-

Opening the apps-

1)Open appname ;example Open Google chrome.

Calling files:-

1)Find photos from ‘Last year’,
2)Power point from ‘December’,
3)Word Documents,
4)Abc pdf.


1)Create a Doctor’s appointment 5:00 PM tommorow,
2)Change My Meeting from 1:00 Pm to 5:00 Pm on 12th August 2016,
3)Cancel my meeting,
4)Add ‘Suneeta’ to the meeting with ‘sunil’,
5)What am i doing this ‘Weekend’,
6)When i am meeting with ‘Nitin’,
7)When is my doctor’s appointment,
8)What’s on calendar for tommorow,

Setting alarms and remainders:-

1)Remind me to say happy birthday to anil,
2)Remind me to goto market at 3:00 PM,
3)Remind me to stop at atm when i visit market,
4)Wake me up in three hours,
5)Set an alarm for 5:00 AM tommorow.
6)Remind me to buy ‘Apple’ from market.

Directions & Maps:-

1)Navigate home,
2)What’s the traffic like on the way to ‘office’,
3)Get me directions to ‘Post office’,
4)How far is ‘Wave cinema’,
5)Where am i,
6)Show me map of ‘Delhi’,
7)Get me directions to nearest ‘hotel’

Music control commands:-

1)Pause the music,
2)Resume the music,
3)Play the next track,
4)Play the previous track,
5)What song is playing,
6)Shuffle the music,
7)Play (Album),
8)Play (Playlist),
9)Play (Song name),
10)Play (Genre)

Funny & Interesting:-

1)Tell me a Joke,
2)Tell me a story,
3)Sing a song,
4)Tell me something interesting,
5)What do you think about ‘Steve jobs,’
6)I Love you,
7)Do you dream,
8)What does the ‘fox’ say,
9)Why did the chicken cross the road,
10)What’s the answer to the universe,
11)How are you feeling,
12)Who is your father,
13)Do you know Master chef,
14)What are you doing,
15)Who shot first,
16)Where are you from,
17)What are you wearing,
18)I am sleepy.



2)Password protecting a folder without any software:-You can easily password protect a folder on your PC using this simple Notepad trick,just copy paste the text given below in a notepad file and save it in a folder on desktop or any where else,as ‘anyname.bat‘,once you open the file a folder named ‘Secure’ will get created on the same directory,store your files inside the secure folder and ,lock it opening the bat file,the default password is ‘verifiedtricks‘,once hidden change the .bat file extention to .exe,to ensure complete safety,Click here to copy the text file.

3)Find the best antivirus for your OS:-Look out the best antivirus for your OS using ‘Av test’ website,this site presents the anti viruses for various operating systems,the website publishes its results several times every year,the results are initially arranged in the alphabetical order,you can browse them on the basis of performance,usability and protection,the steps are as follows:-
a)Goto this link from your browser ,you will see a list of antiviruses arranged alphabetically,
b)Click on the respective OS,or select mobile to sort out for mobiles,
c)Now click Performance,Protection or usability
d)To view the results from high to low,click on months to view the results for respective months.

4)Get to know the Windows installation date:-Find out when Windows was installed on your computer,this will also let you discover ,how old your PC actually is ,to do follow the steps below.
a)Press Windows key+R and type CMD,
b)Hit enter and input the following command     systeminfo | find/i “Original”
c)Press enter and done,command prompt will now display exact date and time of OS installation on your PC.

5)Bypass auto play for DVD,CD,Flash drives:-When you insert a flash drive,or any other device into the pc,windows brings an autoplay menu with various sort of options,to bypass it follow the instructions below.
a)Click Start/windows button,
b)Type autoplay and click autoplay settings,
c)Now select the option ‘Take no action’ for your respective device.

6)Freeeze PC using notepad:-Freeze up a PC using notepad,this will be good trick to play prank on your friends,just open a file and the pc will freeze up,to restore it just restart the pc.
a)Press Windows key+R and type notepad,
b)Press enter and in notepad type    %0|%0
c)Save the file as anyname.bat,
d)The pc will freeze up every time this file opens up.

7)Abandon Menu display to speed up Pc-Speed up your PC by editing the registry,follow the simple steps to tweak these setting,this will help you optimize the speed of your computer by removing the menu display delay.
a)Click Windows key+R and type Regedit,
b)Press enter and find HKEY_CURRENT_USERControl PanelDesktop
c)Modify the value of “MenuShowDelay” to “0” ,
d)Finally enforce it by restarting your PC.

8)Create a shortcut for all your favorite websites:-Create a shortcut to open up all your favorite websites using notepad,this will let you access all your favorite websites instantly without opening each of them separately everytime.
a)Press Windows key+r and type notepad,
b)hit enter and in notepad type the following

@echo off
start “Facebook” “http://www.facebook.com”
ping -n 1 -w 1000 > nul
start “Google+” “http://plus.google.com”
start “Twitter” “http://www.twitter.com”
start “Gmail” “http://gmail.com”
start “Yahoo” “http://www.yahoo.com”

c)Save the file as Good morning sites.bat
d)Open the file to open all your sites instantly.

Replace the URLs listed above with your favorite websites,these websites will open up with the default browser set on your computer.

9)Fastest way to shutdown the PC:-Want to turn off your pc instantly without following any route, just follow the steps below,this will let you create a shortcut to shut down the PC instantly.
a)Goto Desktop Right click > new > shortcut
b)In the shortcut input the following string and click next %windir%\system32\shutdown.exe -s -t 0
c)save the shortcut as shut down

Double click on this icon when ever you want to turn off the PC next time.


10)How to enable Hibernate Mode in Windows 8 or 8.1:-Many of us think that the Hibernate option which was present on windows 7 has been withdrawn for Windows 8,but this is not true,in-fact hibernate option is disabled by default in widows 8 and can be activated by following the steps below
a)Click on the windows key/start menu, or press windows key+w
b)Start typing ‘Power’ and click ‘power options’ from a list of options,
c)Now locate the option ‘Choose what power button can do’ from left side and click the same,
d)Finally click on the option ‘Change settings that are currently unavailable’
e)Tick mark the hibernate option and save the changes.

Now you will get the Hibernate option under shutdown key.


11)Check if a website is safe or not using Google:-Determine if a website is safe or not using google ,just open up a link to get the information regarding whether the website is suspicious or not,follow the steps below.
a)Just copy this link in your browser
b)Replace site name with the url of the website you want to check for example
c)Open up the link and get the result.

12)Get saved wifi password on your PC:-Recover saved Wifi password from your PC,In case you forgot a wifi connection’s password saved on your PC ,You can easily recover the password using this small procedure,the steps are as follow:-
a)Goto Wifi signal icon near the time and right click on it,
b)Click on Open network and sharing center
c)Click on Wifi under connections head
d)Finally click Wireless properties > Security and tick mark show characters.

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