Active questions tagged windows - Super User most recent 30 from 2018-11-18T00:12:24Z 0 Is there an active window audio level control shortcut for Windows? PovilasSid 2018-11-17T10:01:00Z 2018-11-17T23:47:33Z <p>Is there a Windows shortcut, setting, or method that would allow me to:</p> <p>a) Lower/raise/mute the volume of the active window application; e.g., <code>Ctrl + Win + +/-</code>?</p> <p>b) Lower/raise/mute all the background (not the focused window) application volumes; e.g., <code>Ctrl + Win + Alt + +/-</code>?</p> 7 How to wipe free space in Windows natively Hashim 2018-11-09T00:25:20Z 2018-11-17T23:02:16Z <p>Due to the nature of how filesystems like NTFS work, files that are deleted "permanently" from within Windows <a href="">aren't immediately deleted</a> - they're simply <a href="" rel="nofollow noreferrer">marked as deleted</a> from the Master File Table (the hard drive's index) and therefore inaccessible from within the operating system using normal means.</p> <p>This means that although a little harder to get to, they still exist on the drive until the space they occupy is overwritten by a newer piece of data, which can be never at all depending on how much free space the hard drive has. This makes deleted data easily recoverable to anyone capable of using dedicated data recovery tools like <a href="" rel="nofollow noreferrer">Recuva</a> and <a href=";ie=utf-8&amp;oe=utf-8&amp;client=firefox-b-ab" rel="nofollow noreferrer">GetDataBack</a>. </p> <p>On Windows, the wiping of free space is usually done via a (typically bloated) <a href="" rel="nofollow noreferrer">third-party GUI</a>, despite the fact that it can be done <a href="">relatively simply via the command-line in Linux</a>. </p> <p>Does such a command-line tool exist for Windows?</p> 89 Is there a shortcut command in Windows command prompt to get to the current user's home directory like there is in Linux? classer 2010-07-28T09:47:26Z 2018-11-17T22:50:48Z <p>I am used to using </p> <pre><code>cd ~ </code></pre> <p>to get right into my home directory. In Windows command prompt I have to do</p> <pre><code>cd Users\username </code></pre> <p>to get there. Is there a shortcut like the Linux one? It would be nice if I could get there by doing</p> <pre><code>cd username </code></pre> <p>Is something like this possible in Windows Vista?</p> 1 Set secondary DNS server as automatic [on hold] asdnjcdkd 2018-11-10T15:40:44Z 2018-11-17T22:31:02Z <p>I have configured my DNS server for my Windows devices to be Cloudflare ( and it was working well. However, when connecting to certain internets, my DNS stopped working. It's a huge hassle to switch my DNS server from a static address to automatic and back again.</p> <p>Is there a way to have my primary DNS server as Cloudflare ( and my secondary as automatic?</p> -1 Emulating a native USB stick within vmware Marcus 2018-11-17T12:42:38Z 2018-11-17T21:06:19Z <p>I use a sandbox to test malware any analyse it. One of the latest malware explicitly looks for USB-sticks to write code on it. What I'd need is a little (windows) tool to emulate/fake a USB stick within the Win7 that acts like the malware victim, so the malware "thinks" it's real. That fake should not be recognised as fake to easy as the malware will not run then. VMWare-tools usb-redirection is not an option as this implies VMWare tools installed and that is a nogo for the victim.</p> <p>Thanks so much for your ideas... :-)</p> <p>Cheers Marcus</p> 0 Change disk number in Disk Management for PCIe SSD and SATA HDD VarunAgw 2018-11-17T20:11:38Z 2018-11-17T21:02:26Z <p>It's not a big issue but I find it quite annoying.</p> <p>My SSD has OS and is PCI NVMe, while 2nd disk is SATA HDD. For some reason, Window detect them in reverse order with 0 = HDD, 1 = SSD. Is it possible to fix this order in Disk Management as well as Task Manager.</p> 0 I get static in my microphone when nothing is plugged in, but I can't download realtek H. Joseph 2018-11-17T20:02:42Z 2018-11-17T20:02:42Z <p>So I used to be able to plug in my headset and switch between using speakers and headset by pressing the speaker button on the bottom right.</p> <p>I found this didn't work after I reinstalled windows on an SSD, so I installed realtek only for it to not work...</p> <p>It doesn't download and I tried this for months but gave up. I thought I'd come back to it because I'm tired of using my phone on discord.</p> <p>I get static on my mic when I don't have one plugged in so I'm thinking it's either a driver issue or hardware issue. So I plugged it into the back and I'm still getting static.</p> <p>The weirdest thing is I shout into the earphone part and it picks up something but when I replay it nothing is heard.</p> <p>EDIT: the headset works perfectly on my phone so it's not that.</p> 0 windows 10 sysprep - how to skip entering product key - enter hostname amm 2016-05-09T20:04:24Z 2018-11-17T20:00:55Z <p>1) Need to configure unattend.xml file to do not ask to enter the windows product key in the post-sysprep boot. And leave the product key blank.</p> <p>The only way I found to do this is by configuring unattended xml file - 7 oobeSystem - microsoft-windows-shell-setup_neutral - OOBE - SkipMachineOOBE to "true"</p> <p>But WSIM online help states very clearly that this is an obsolete option that shouldn't be used on production with windows 10 as it will conflict with other options.</p> <p>2) Also need the post-sysprep boot to ask for the hostname in this format: PC1234 PC is a constant, and it would be great to hardcode it, and only need to enter the numbers. This I have little clue on how to do it with an unattended .xml file. Is there an unattended option for this I'm missing?</p> 0 cmd.exe launched from another cmd.exe snoob dogg 2018-11-17T18:24:26Z 2018-11-17T18:56:40Z <p>I'm doing a script that I start with <code>bash.exe</code> from Cygwin on Windows:</p> <pre><code>C:\bash.exe </code></pre> <p>It changes my Python Virtual Env depending of some conditions. For those who know Virtualenv, I need to use "workon.bat" and the only way I know to execute a batch script is the following one:</p> <pre><code>... cmd /K "workon.bat" "$required_venv" ... </code></pre> <p>It works but I'm now in a new <code>cmd.exe</code> instance launched from the previous one. Proof : Typing <code>exit</code> bring me back to it :</p> <pre><code>C:\bash.exe *ENTER* (venv) C:\ (venv) C:\exit *ENTER* C:\ </code></pre> <p>In fact, each time I will launch that script I will be in a new instance :</p> <pre><code>cmd.exe cmd.exe cmd.exe cmd.exe ... </code></pre> <p>How to solve that annoying recursive situation ? One solution could be to detect that I'm in a cmd launched into another one and exit. I would be ideal to execute the batch workon.bat while remaining inside the cmd.</p> 0 How to stop Mouse Without Borders from generating a new security key every boot? Fernando D'Andrea 2018-11-17T17:47:52Z 2018-11-17T17:47:52Z <p>Every time I boot my notebook, Mouse Without Borders has a new, different key, and I have to go through the process of setting the security key on it, while the desktop just keep the previous, functional one. The settings are just the same on both. I'm running Mouse Without Borders on Windows 10 x64.</p> 4 how to open tcp/ip properties from cmd or run directly? Root Loop 2014-03-29T23:27:45Z 2018-11-17T17:33:19Z <p>Is there anyone knows that how to open tcp/ip ver 4 properties from cmd or run directly?</p> <p>I mean the window that you can setup your ip, gateway dns...i want to make a shortcut of ip properties or open it from cmd</p> <p>Did some research, looks like there is nothing like <code>appwiz.cpl</code> can open that ip setup window directly.....</p> <p>Any idea?</p> <p>PS: I need to know the way to open that ip setup GUI window from cmd or run.</p> <p>This is the best answer i found, but it is still not opening that ip setup window directly, you still have to click couple times....</p> <p>Use this to get your NIC number:</p> <pre><code>reg query "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\NetworkCards" </code></pre> <p>Then to get your NIC GUID</p> <pre><code>HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\NetworkCards\YourCardNumber </code></pre> <p>Then do this:</p> <pre><code>start ::{208D2C60-3AEA-1069-A2D7-08002B30309D}\::{7007ACC7-3202-11D1-AAD2-00805FC1270E}\::{Network Adapter GUID} </code></pre> <p>this actually just like <code>ncpa.cpl</code> </p> <p>But it is still not opening that ip setup GUI window directly..... </p> 0 Remote desktop access via RDP vs. 'services'? memilanuk 2018-11-17T16:29:35Z 2018-11-17T16:29:35Z <p>So... we have a need to remotely access a desktop PC through a firewall to access a particular program that has to be run locally on that computer. </p> <p>Basically rather than having to go on site every time we need to update that particular program (gate access controller software), we'd like to be able to remote in and do the work from the comfort of home (being lazy volunteers who have actual lives and would rather not have to drive up there and sit in a machine room to do the membership updates).</p> <p>Assuming Windows 10 on the 'local' (target) PC, and something capable of running an RDP client on the other end... would we be better off setting up some sort of tunneling through the firewall on our router ourselves, or going with some sort of remote desktop 'service' like TeamViewer, SplashTop, etc.? If we do it ourselves, what's the best way to keep things reasonably secure?</p> <p>FWIW, we do have a static external IP address, if that helps.</p> 0 Trying to write doskey with spaces and "/" Noitidart 2018-11-17T15:31:41Z 2018-11-17T15:31:41Z <p>I'm trying to right doskey named that takes an argument. It should execute:</p> <pre><code>C:\User\Mercurius\Music\youtube-dl.exe -x --audio-format mp3 -f bestaudio "" </code></pre> <p>I tried this:</p> <pre><code>doskey\User\Mercurius\Music\youtube-dl.exe -x --audio-format mp3 -f bestaudio "" </code></pre> <p>Then I tried using it but it failed:</p> <pre><code>C:\Users\Mercurius\Music&gt; '' is not recognized as an internal or external command, operable program or batch file. </code></pre> <p>May you please help</p> 2 Remote Desktop Window 7 Professional options missing Cynapse 2014-04-16T00:20:24Z 2018-11-17T14:01:45Z <p>My computer is running Windows 7 Professional SP1 64bit Logged in as Administrator</p> <p>The 'Remote desktop' option to "allow connections..." is not present under Control Panel\System and Security\System under the remote tab</p> <p>My issue is the same as can be seen <a href="" rel="nofollow noreferrer">here</a> however my issue is not resolved from the info on this link.</p> <p>According to my research this option should be available in Windows 7 Professional</p> <p>I also have seen <a href="">this</a> question on Super User but the solution there is not an option as I can not delete SP1. Windows was installed with it.</p> <p>I even tried enabling through the registry </p> <pre><code>HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Terminal Server fDenyTSConnections DWORD Value set to '0' </code></pre> <p>But still not working</p> <p>Why would this option be missing and what can I do to solve my problem.</p> 0 Are there Windows 10 virtualbox torrent images? Lynob 2018-11-17T13:16:02Z 2018-11-17T13:16:02Z <p>I need a windows 10 virtualbox image similar to <a href="" rel="nofollow noreferrer">this one</a>, my question is similar to <a href="">this one</a>, the only difference is that my internet connection is so unreliable, is there a way to download it from torrent? Does Microsoft offer torrents as an option?</p> 79 Run cURL commands from Windows console Domingo 2010-04-26T02:09:21Z 2018-11-17T12:05:23Z <p>Is there a way to install <code>cURL</code> in windows in order to run <code>cURL</code> commands from the <strong>command prompt</strong>? </p> -1 How to install Windows 8/10 from an iso file? Nabeel Parkar 2018-11-17T10:31:38Z 2018-11-17T10:36:59Z <p>I have an .iso file I made of my Windows 8 CD for a backup if I lost the CD or it got damaged. A few months ago, I did lose it and just a few days ago my little brother put my Windows 8 machine into a bootloop. I think I need to reinstall Windows. I don't care about data recovery. I just need to install Windows with the .iso file. How do I go about doing this?</p> 1 How can I add a Word to Windows 10 Auto-Correct? Jonathan Mee 2017-01-26T02:32:40Z 2018-11-17T09:12:48Z <p>Windows 10 has added an Auto-Correct feature for typing. I want to be able to edit the dictionary. <a href="" rel="nofollow noreferrer">This document</a> says that I should be able to find it here: </p> <blockquote> <p>%AppData%\Microsoft\Spelling\&lt;language tag&gt;\default.acl</p> </blockquote> <p>I've found it, but it's just an empty file. How do I edit this thing?</p> 1 W32Time not synchronizing with PDC after /syncfromflags:domhier IAmTheSquidward 2016-01-22T14:39:20Z 2018-11-17T08:01:30Z <p>We have two domain controllers on a local network:</p> <p>Zeus [PDC]<br> Neptune</p> <p>Zeus is configured to pull from an external time source and is set as reliable:</p> <p><code>w32tm /config / /syncfromflags:manual /reliable:yes /update</code></p> <p>However, when setting Neptune to pull from the domain hierarchy, or, even configuring to pull from Zeus directly, W32Time always just pulls from CMOS:</p> <pre><code>w32tm /config /syncfromflags:domhier /update Source: Local CMOS Clock w32tm /config / /syncfromflags:manual /update Source: Local CMOS Clock </code></pre> <p>I've tried unregistering and reregistering Windows Time on Neptune to no avail:</p> <pre><code>net stop w32time w32tm /unregister w32tm /register net start w32time </code></pre> <p>Zeus' firewall allows all incoming traffic on domain networks for purposes of testing, and there's no other network devices in between them.</p> 0 Can i delete {fwbootmgr} and system will defualt to {bootmgr}? user2431015 2014-01-19T06:53:54Z 2018-11-17T06:01:30Z <p>{Fwbootmgr} skips {bootmgr}</p> <p>I used bcdboot C:\Windows /l en-gb /s B: /f ALL from bootable usb when ASUS K55A - HI5014L magically corrupted boot information when multiple f1-12 keys were pressed at a start up. I was able to boot into win7 64bit, one of two Os in dual-boot setup. I then recreated bootentries for {bootmgr}. However every time i restart system continues just boot straight to win7. I cant figure out how to link fwbootmgr to bootmgr. </p> <p>I have tried Bcdedit /set {FWbootmgr} displayorder {Bootmgr} /addfirst </p> <p>I couldnt find any info on google as to what will happen if i delete fwbootmgr, however it is an option in "Visual BCD Editor"</p> <pre><code>C:\Users\Administrator&gt;bcdedit /enum firmware Firmware Boot Manager --------------------- identifier {fwbootmgr} displayorder {bootmgr} {9090be8e-4d7c-11e3-b2e3-08606e0fb7bc} timeout 15 Windows Boot Manager -------------------- identifier {bootmgr} device partition=\Device\HarddiskVolume2 path \EFI\Microsoft\Boot\bootmgfw.efi description Windows Boot Manager locale en-us inherit {globalsettings} default {default} resumeobject {9090be92-4d7c-11e3-b2e3-08606e0fb7bc} displayorder {default} {9090be91-4d7c-11e3-b2e3-08606e0fb7bc} {9bde5715-4ba3-11e3-b02d-08606e0fb7bc} {aea50cdf-4ba3-11e3-b02d-08606e0fb7bc} toolsdisplayorder {memdiag} timeout 15 Firmware Application (101fffff) ------------------------------- identifier {9090be8e-4d7c-11e3-b2e3-08606e0fb7bc} device partition=\Device\HarddiskVolume1 path \EFI\Microsoft\Boot\bootmgfw.efi description Windows Boot Manager </code></pre> <p>--</p> <pre><code>Volume ### Ltr Label Fs Type Size Status Info ---------- --- ----------- ----- ---------- ------- --------- -------- Volume 0 A SYSTEM FAT32 Partition 300 MB Healthy System Volume 1 D Win8x64 NTFS Partition 93 GB Healthy Volume 2 C Win7x64 NTFS Partition 249 GB Healthy Boot </code></pre> <hr> <hr> <hr> <hr> <p>Edited</p> <p>When I tried to set partition to ACTIVE and got an error I learned that GPT do not use Active partition. All my partitions are gpt. Also read that MBR is not related to EFI.</p> <p>After messing around with bcdedit bootrec and bcdboot earlier today... I completely locked myself out. System wouldnt boot, bcdedit of a USB couldnt find data. Bootrec /rebuildbcd was identifying two installations but said "The requested system device cannot be found." bcdboot d:\windows "failure when attempting to copy boot files" </p> <p>I tried to do repair of win8 usb got "required file is missing or contains errors" file: \windows\system32\winload.efi</p> <p>so I cheated and used EUFI modded usb installation to install a second w7</p> <p>I now have Working Windows Boot Manager that i can add entries to. But when I use EasyBCD to add simple entry like</p> <p>Name: w7 BCD ID: {be824de0-829d-11e3-bafc-f6ea108bac12} Drive: F:\ Bootloader Path: \Windows\system32\winload.exe</p> <p>the system hangs on start up..</p> <p>my BCD files may be corrupted</p> <hr> <hr> <hr> <hr> <p>Another Edit</p> <p>I can see now what EasyBCD did wrong it added entry with winload.exe ... changed that to winload.efi and now I can boot to original w7, next tried to do that with w8 but get "windows cannot very the digital signature of this file"</p> <p>btw looked at diskpart, w7 install created a new fat32 system partition, my old 300 mb fat32 at some pointed turned into primary losing its system to a 900mb partition that came out of nowhere... so that my have contributed to mayhem... </p> <pre><code>DISKPART&gt; list vol Volume ### Ltr Label Fs Type Size Status Info ---------- --- ----------- ----- ---------- ------- --------- ------- Volume 0 A SYSTEM FAT32 Partition 300 MB Healthy Volume 1 D Win8x64 NTFS Partition 93 GB Healthy Volume 2 C Win7x64 NTFS Partition 249 GB Healthy Boot Volume 3 E NTFS Partition 102 GB Healthy Volume 4 F Restore NTFS Partition 20 GB Healthy Volume 5 FAT32 Partition 100 MB Healthy System </code></pre> <hr> <hr> <hr> <hr> <p>Booted into eufi win7 usb , bootsect went thru, but bcdboot and sfc got rejected. <img src="" alt="enter image description here"></p> <p>i tried label command inside \system32\ and it gave me "invalid win32" but if i ran it off C:\Users\Administrator> it'll go thru so how do i run bcdboot or sfc and have it work on specific partition because my thinking is going into \system32\ on D: partition would isolate commands used to that partition and OS.</p> <p>And for offline sfc scan the /offbootdir should be the fat32 100mb where efi is or I'm seeying thru partition manager there is also "Microsoft Reserved" 128mb is what i should have selected.</p> <p><img src="" alt="enter image description here"></p> 1 Is there a text file for startup folder? Ooker 2018-11-16T03:18:08Z 2018-11-17T05:25:21Z <p>If you put shortcuts on the startup folder (<code>shell:startup</code>) then they will be run at startup. However I have some programs that sometimes need to be there and sometimes not. It's quite inefficient if you have to delete them and then recopy manually. Is there a text file for that folder so that I can comment out the programs easily?</p> 1 How can I make HTML/CSS changes automatically reload in the browser under Windows? AMB 2014-01-09T06:54:51Z 2018-11-17T05:13:11Z <p>I am making changes in HTML/CSS. They should be auto-refreshed/shown in my Firefox browser.</p> <p>Do I need a special editor for this? If not, how can I set this up?</p> 0 How to get Apple Magic Trackpad functions to work on Windows 10 user964586 2018-11-17T03:42:24Z 2018-11-17T03:53:07Z <p>I have an Apple Magic Trackpad and I'd like to use it with my work PC. I was able to install the Trackpad and pair it to Windows 10 using Bluetooth. However, all it will do is the left click function.</p> <p>Any chance of getting these functions to work?</p> <ul> <li>Two-finger scrolling</li> <li>Tap to click</li> </ul> 2 Headphones not showing up in playback devices menu - windows 10 CoilKid 2015-10-11T00:41:43Z 2018-11-17T01:00:31Z <p>I recently upgraded my computer to windows 10 from windows 8.1, and I'd like to set my audio output quality to studio, and apply the same audio enhancements that I used on windows 8.1 . </p> <p>I can't do this, because my computer isn't displaying the headphones as a separate from the built in speakers in the "playback devices" menu. When I plug in the headphones it tells me that I've plugged something into the audio jack and the output switches over to the headphones exclusively, but I still can't see them listed.</p> <p>My other windows 10 machine does this too, but I was able to get around this by applying the enhancements and the quality switch directly to the built in speakers.</p> <p>Any idea why it's doing this?</p> 0 the trust relationship between this workstation and the primary domain failed windows 8 Idanis 2013-01-28T13:09:56Z 2018-11-17T00:01:50Z <p>I have a Windows 8 computer which is being used for testing. For some reason, after restart, I get the following error:</p> <blockquote> <p>the trust relationship between this workstation and the primary domain failed windows 8</p> </blockquote> <p>I've read in google, and saw some solutions, but none of them work for me, since I can't connect locally and I also don't have the administrator password (my sysadmin is sick at home....).</p> <p>Any way around this?</p> 99 Dual monitors on Windows - How do I set a different DPI or text size on each monitor? dlux 2009-08-26T03:39:38Z 2018-11-16T21:46:56Z <p>My laptop is a 15" wide screen running at 1600x1050, and in addition to that I connect an external 19" LCD which runs at 1280x1024. The problem with this setup is that if I increase the text size to make the laptop screen readable, the text on the external LCD is huge. Normal text on the LCD results in tiny text on the laptop.</p> <p>What options do I have to get around this? </p> 0 How to use a Windows PC to share multiple network connections? Tacony 2018-11-13T04:15:00Z 2018-11-16T21:31:02Z <p>I have a Windows PC (Win 7). It has a couple different network connections, including one that connects to a VPN, and one that connects to the Internet. I want to share both of those connections with other Windows PCs.</p> <p>In other words, on Computer A, I can use the internet (through Connection #1) and my VPN (through Connection #2). How can I do the same thing (access the internet &amp; VPN) on other computers (by somehow going through Computer A)?</p> <p>You'd think this wouldn't be hard to do.</p> <p>I've heard of ICS (Internet Connection Sharing), but that only seems to be able to share 1 network connection.</p> 0 Vhdx boot causing system service exception [on hold] Yebach 2018-11-16T21:11:13Z 2018-11-16T21:11:13Z <p>I have a double boot. One is my host and one from my previous computer that i turned into vhdx file.</p> <p>Both are windows 10 enterprise 1803 versions. If I run the vhdx file from hyper-v on my host it works ok. But due to some performance stuff I want also a boot from vhdx while still using the same vhdx from hyper-v (if this is even possible).</p> <p>I was getting system service exceptions on vhdx boot and I managed to isolate that the network drivers are causing problems. So If I boot my vhdx into safe mode, delete the network drivers, boot vhdx again in normal mode everything works. Until I restart it. Then again I get system service exception since drivers were installed/updated.</p> <p>My machine is Dell XPS 9570.</p> <p>Any suggestions?</p> <p>Thank you.</p> 0 Is it safe to assume Server can execute commands on successful ping after restart? [on hold] Balthazar 2018-11-16T19:56:12Z 2018-11-16T20:15:51Z <p>I'm creating a script that remotely restarts several servers, then waits for them to be online again, and run some startup commands on them after they successfully restarted.</p> <p>Two questions are in my mind about that:</p> <ul> <li><p>Is it safe to assume that a Server can process commands like <code>invoke-command</code>, <code>start-scheduledtask</code>, <code>start-service</code>, <code>start-process</code> after a successfull ping from a remote machine?</p></li> <li><p>Does the user being logged in or not influence the successfull invocation of the startup commands mentioned in the first question?</p></li> </ul> <p>Here's the code I use to wait for my servers:</p> <pre><code>$AllComputers = "Some","Computer","Names" $Ping = $false while ($Ping -contains $false) { $Ping = Test-Connection $AllComputers -Count 1 -Quiet } </code></pre> <p>All of my Servers are on Windows Server 2012 R2 and above</p> 0 UAC doesn't automatically prompt for credentials in Windows 10 ShawnJJB 2018-01-16T16:59:33Z 2018-11-16T18:08:01Z <p>Is it possible to force Windows 10 to prompt for credentials when opening admin level functions when logged in with a standard account? </p> <p>In Windows 7, when I open regedit from the run command, it automatically prompts for admin credentials. In Windows 10, it just opens and I can't make any changes because I'm using a standard user account. Same with Group Policy, only in Windows 10, it explicitly says I don't have permissions, rather than just prompting for credentials. </p> <p>It's also the same with installing applications, however, this isn't as inconvenient because I can just right-click the installer and choose "Run as administrator". In Windows 7, I would just double-click any installer and it would prompt for credentials.</p> <p>I support hundreds of computers and I frequently have to remote in and run admin level tools (compmgmt.msc, devmgmt.msc, eventvwr, etc.). I find it very convenient to press the Windows Key + R and type in what I want to open. Now, I have to right-click the Start Menu, choose PowerShell (as admin) and type it in there. Or I could press the Windows Key, type in the command, and press Ctrl+Shift+Enter to bring up the UAC prompt. </p> <p>I know this is trivial and I could just change the way I do things, but I was just wondering why this has changed and if there's a way to change it back. I checked the User Account Control policies and they are set the same on our Windows 7 and 10 computers. </p>