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Add Run as administrator to Context Menu of PS1 Files in Windows 11

Windows runs desktops apps and application files (ex: .bat, .cmd, .exe, and .msc file types) in user mode by default without elevated administrator rights unless it prompts you with UAC to run elevated (highest privileges).

When you use¬†Run as administrator¬†on a desktop app or application file, you are allowing it to run with full administrator access to everything on the computer. This means you are giving it special permissions to access restricted parts of the computer that would otherwise be off-limits. This could be a potential security risk if not a trusted app or application file, but sometimes “Run as administrator” is necessary for a trusted app or application file to run properly if it requires elevated rights for full access.

A¬†.ps1¬†file is a script, or “cmdlet,” used by Windows PowerShell.

This tutorial will show you how to add or remove the Run as administrator context menu item for .ps1 files for all users in Windows 10 and Windows 11.

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Add or Remove Run as administrator Context Menu in Windows 11

Windows runs desktops apps and application files (ex: .bat, .cmd, .exe, and .msc file types) in user mode by default without elevated administrator rights unless it prompts you with UAC to run elevated (highest privileges).

When you use¬†Run as administrator¬†on a desktop app or application file, you are allowing it to run with full administrator access to everything on the computer. This means you are giving it special permissions to access restricted parts of the computer that would otherwise be off-limits. This could be a potential security risk if not a trusted app or application file, but sometimes “Run as administrator” is necessary for a trusted app or application file to run properly if it requires elevated rights for full access.

This tutorial will show you how to add or remove the Run as administrator context menu item for all users in Windows 10 and Windows 11.

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Add Run as administrator to Context Menu of VBS Files in Windows 11

Windows runs desktops apps and application files (ex: .bat, .cmd, .exe, and .msc file types) in user mode by default without elevated administrator rights unless it prompts you with UAC to run elevated (highest privileges).

When you use¬†Run as administrator¬†on a desktop app or application file, you are allowing it to run with full administrator access to everything on the computer. This means you are giving it special permissions to access restricted parts of the computer that would otherwise be off-limits. This could be a potential security risk if not a trusted app or application file, but sometimes “Run as administrator” is necessary for a trusted app or application file to run properly if it requires elevated rights for full access.

A .vbs file is a Virtual Basic script written in the VBScript scripting language. It contains code that can be executed within Windows via the Windows-based script host (Wscript.exe), to perform certain admin and processing functions.

This tutorial will show you how to add or remove the Run as administrator context menu item for .vbs files for all users in Windows 10 and Windows 11.

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Add Run as administrator to Context Menu of MSI Files in Windows 11

Windows runs desktops apps and application files (ex: .bat, .cmd, .exe, and .msc file types) in user mode by default without elevated administrator rights unless it prompts you with UAC to run elevated (highest privileges).

When you use¬†Run as administrator¬†on a desktop app or application file, you are allowing it to run with full administrator access to everything on the computer. This means you are giving it special permissions to access restricted parts of the computer that would otherwise be off-limits. This could be a potential security risk if not a trusted app or application file, but sometimes “Run as administrator” is necessary for a trusted app or application file to run properly if it requires elevated rights for full access.

A .msi file is a Windows Installer package file. Is uses the Microsoft Windows Installer service to configure installer packages, such as applications.

This tutorial will show you how to add or remove the Run as administrator context menu item for .msi files for all users in Windows 10 and Windows 11.

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Cut, Copy, and Paste in File Explorer in Windows 11

Windows 11 makes it easy to Cut, Copy, and Paste items in File Explorer and on your Desktop.

When you Cut or Copy an item, it is temporarily saved to the Clipboard.

When you Paste and item you cut, the contents of the Clipboard is used to move the item where you want.

When you Paste and item you copied, the contents of the Clipboard is used to duplicate the item where you want.

This tutorial will show you different ways to Cut, Copy, and Paste items in File Explorer in Windows 11.

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Remove Drive Letter in Windows 11

Windows will automatically mount new basic volumes that are added to the system, and assign them drive letters by default.

A drive letter is a single alphabetic character A through Z that has been assigned by Windows to a physical drive or drive partition connected to the computer to reference the drive by.

You can remove the drive letter assigned to a drive, partition, or volume if wanted to unassign the drive letter from the drive, partition, or volume.

If you remove the drive letter from a drive, partition, or volume, the drive, partition, or volume will no longer show as a drive in File Explorer > This PC.

Unassigned driver letters will be available to assign to a drive, partition, or volume.

This tutorial will show you how to remove a drive letter in Windows 10 and Windows 11.

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Enable or Disable Automatic Mounting of New Drives in Windows 11

Windows will automatically mount new basic volumes that are added to the system, and assign them drive letters by default.

If wanted, you can disable Windows from automatically mounting any new basic volumes that are added to the system.

This tutorial will show you how to enable or disable the automatic mounting and assigning of a drive letter when a new drive is connected for all users in Windows 10 and Windows 11.

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Change DLNA Media Server Name in Windows 10 and Windows 11

DLNA media streaming¬†allows you to share media from your account’s personal Music, Pictures, PlayLists, and Videos folders to other users (same computer), computers, and DLNA supported devices on your network. It also allows you to receive media from other computers and DLNA supported devices.

If you turned on DLNA media streaming, your media library will automatically show as a media server in File Explorer > This PC on all devices you allowed to share you media library with.

If you have a local account, your media library name will be the same as your account name by default.

If you have a Microsoft account, your media library name will be the same as the email address used for your Microsoft account.

This tutorial will show you how to change the name of your media library for your account in Windows 10 and Windows 11 used as the media server name on allowed devices.

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Add or Remove Default Items on New Context Menu in Windows 11

The New context menu allows users to quickly create a new item in the current location.

The default New context menu items include to create a new Folder, Shortcut, Bitmap image, Text Document, Compressed (zipped) Folder, and Library.

System folders will only have New > Folder available.

Libraries will only have New > Library available.

This tutorial will show you how to add or remove default items on the New context menu for all users in Windows 11.

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Add or Remove Media Server in Windows 11 File Explorer

DLNA media streaming¬†allows you to share media from your account’s personal Music, Pictures, PlayLists, and Videos folders to other users (same computer), computers, and DLNA supported devices on your network. It also allows you to receive media from other computers and DLNA supported devices.

If you turned on DLNA media streaming, your media library will automatically show as a media server in File Explorer > This PC on all devices you allowed to share you media library with.

You can remove a media server someone allowed your Windows device to access if you no longer want this media server to show in your File Explorer > This PC.

You can also always add the removed media server back to show in your File Explorer > This PC so long as your Windows device is still allowed to access the shared media library.

This tutorial will show you how to add or remove a media server in File Explorer > This PC for all users in Windows 11.

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Allow or Block DLNA Media Streaming Devices in Windows 10 and Windows 11

DLNA media streaming allows you to send your music, pictures, and videos to other computers and DLNA supported devices on your network. It also allows you to receive media from other computers and DLNA supported devices.

If you turned on DLNA media streaming, any media device detected on your network will automatically get added to the allow/block list and default streaming settings will be applied to it.

If you remove a media device from the list, it will automatically get added back if detected on your network again, and will have default streaming settings applied to it.

You can allow or block media devices to access your shared media.

This tutorial will show you how to allow or block DLNA media streaming devices access to your shared media for your account in Windows 10 and Windows 11.

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Reset and Restore Power Plan Settings to Default in Windows 11

A power plan is a collection of hardware and system settings that manages how your computer uses power. Power plans can help you save energy, maximize system performance, or achieve a balance between the two. A power plan is also known as a power scheme.

Changes made to a power plan settings will affect all users that use the same power plan as their default active power scheme.

This tutorial will show you how to reset and restore specific or all power plan settings to default for all users in Windows 10 and Windows 11.

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Remove DLNA Media Streaming Device in Windows 10 and Windows 11

DLNA media streaming allows you to send your music, pictures, and videos to other computers and DLNA supported devices on your network. It also allows you to receive media from other computers and DLNA supported devices.

If you turned on DLNA media streaming, any media device detected on your network will automatically get added to the allow/block list and default streaming settings will be applied to it.

If you have a media device you no longer use on the list, you can remove it.

This tutorial will show you how to remove a media device from the media streaming list for all users in Windows 10 and Windows 11.

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Customize DLNA Media Streaming Settings in Windows 10 and Windows 11

DLNA media streaming allows you to send your music, pictures, and videos to other computers and DLNA supported devices on your network. It also allows you to receive media from other computers and DLNA supported devices.

If you turned on DLNA media streaming, you can choose what is streamed by default to all or specific computers and devices on your network.

This tutorial will show you how to customize DLNA media streaming settings for your account in Windows 10 and Windows 11.

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Enable or Disable DLNA Media Streaming in Windows 10 and Windows 11

DLNA media streaming allows you to send your music, pictures, and videos to other computers and DLNA supported devices on your network. It also allows you to receive media from other computers and DLNA supported devices.

If you turn on media streaming, your current network profile and firewall settings will be modified. You should only turn on media streaming on networks that you trust, such as home or work networks.

This tutorial will show you how to turn on or off DLNA media streaming for your account or all users in Windows 10 and Windows 11.

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Change Turn Off Hard Disk After Idle Time in Windows 11

The Turn off hard disk after setting in Power Options lets you specify the period of inactivity before the disk is automatically powered down.

Having your HDDs automatically turn off after being idle can help save energy and extend the battery life.

When you or anything tries to access a HDD that has been turned off, there will be a delay of a few seconds as the HDD automatically turns back on and spins up before being able to access it.

This tutorial will show you how to change how long HDDs are inactive before automatically turned off in Windows 10 and Windows 11.

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Enable or Disable USB Selective Suspend in Windows 11

USB selective suspend¬†is the ability to power down and later resume an idle USB device while the computer to which it is attached remains in the working¬†state (S0). For energy-efficient operation‚ÄĒespecially on mobile PCs‚ÄĒall USB devices and drivers should support selective suspend. Powering down a device when it is idle, but while the system remains in the S0 state, has the following significant advantages:

  • Selective suspend saves power.
  • Selective suspend can help reduce environmental factors such as thermal load and noise.

The¬†USB selective suspend feature allows the hub driver to suspend an individual port without affecting the operation of the other ports on the hub. Selective suspension of USB devices is especially useful in portable computers since it helps conserve battery power. Many devices, such as fingerprint readers and other kinds of biometric scanners, only require power intermittently. Suspending such devices, when the device is not in use, reduces overall power consumption. More importantly, any device that is not selectively suspended may prevent the USB host controller from disabling its transfer schedule, which resides in system memory. Direct memory access (DMA) transfers by the host controller to the scheduler can prevent the system’s processors from entering deeper sleep states.

This tutorial will show you how to turn on or off USB selective suspend for a power plan in Windows 10 and Windows 11.

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Enable or Disable vGPU Sharing for Windows Sandbox in Windows 11

Windows Sandbox¬†provides a lightweight desktop environment to safely run applications in isolation. Software installed inside the Windows Sandbox environment remains “sandboxed” and runs separately from the host machine.

A sandbox is temporary. When it’s closed, all the software and files and the state are deleted. You get a brand-new instance of the sandbox every time you open the app.

Virtualized GPU (vGPU) for Windows Sandbox is enabled by default.

If you disable vGPU, Windows Sandbox will use software rendering, which can be slower than virtualized GPU.

This tutorial will show you how to enable or disable vGPU sharing for Windows Sandbox for all users in Windows 10 and Windows 11.

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Enable or Disable Video Input in Windows Sandbox in Windows 11

Windows Sandbox¬†provides a lightweight desktop environment to safely run applications in isolation. Software installed inside the Windows Sandbox environment remains “sandboxed” and runs separately from the host machine.

A sandbox is temporary. When it’s closed, all the software and files and the state are deleted. You get a brand-new instance of the sandbox every time you open the app.

Video input (ex: camera) is disabled in Windows Sandbox by default. Applications using video input may not function properly in Windows Sandbox.

This tutorial will show you how to enable or disable video input to the Windows Sandbox for all users in Windows 10 and Windows 11.

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