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There are multiple ways to check whether a Windows computer is running 32-bit OS or of 64-bit one. Check 32 or 64 bit using WMIC You can get to know the OS architecture by running the below simple command. wmic os get OSArchitecture Example: c:\>wmic os get OSArchitecture OSArchitecture 64-bit c:\> Using program files folder: [...]

Get Windows install date

If you ever need to find when was Windows installed on your computer or laptop, then here is a Windows command Systeminfo that can help you with that. Run the below Open command prompt Run the command systeminfo | findstr /C:"Install Date" The below example shows install date on my computer C:\>systeminfo | findstr /C:"Install [...]

Of all my posts, the one that gets most number of comments is – “Javac is not recognized as internal or external command” Due to heavy incoming comments, I stopped approving them long back to avoid the page become a giant one. However there are still users who’ve been commenting that they were not able [...]

Powershell provides command Stop-Process to kill a process from command prompt. This command can take in process Id, process name etc and can kill process from CMD. Powershell command to Kill a process using name Below is an example command to kill a process using name of the application or image file. Stop-Process -Name ApplicationName [...]

If you use WMIC commands extensively, you would have come across the error – ‘Invalid alias verb’. WMIC error messages are not much self explanatory, so they don’t help in debugging what’s wrong with the command you ran. I encountered this error quite a few times, and upon careful examination I was able to identify [...]

For Windows home users, having a login password is not absolutely necessary if the physical access to the device is restricted. Also, anyone running automated tests with login, you may want to enable login automatically without being prompted for a password. Learn how to remove user password for a local user from windows command prompt. [...]

Run the following steps to open performance monitor application on Windows computer. Press Windows+R to open run windowType ‘Perfmon’ and press enter. This open the performance monitor application. Performance monitor on Windows 10

Powershell help manuals can be updated by running the command ‘Update-Help’ from Powershell command prompt. If you run this command from a normal cmd session, you would get an error as below. PS C:\> update-help update-help : Failed to update Help for the module(s) : 'AppBackgroundTask, AppLocker, AppvClient, Appx, AssignedAccess, BitLocker, BitsTransfer, BranchCache, CimCmdlets, ConfigCI, [...]

The Run command for Windows Remote desktop application is Mstsc Just open Run from start menu and type mstsc in the text box next to open and press enter. This command mstsc can be used from command line too. A system running Windows 7/Windows 10 allows only one remote desktop connection at a time, means [...]

Find saved outlook emails

It’s a common practice to export Outlook emails as files on disk, this helps save your important emails from accidental deletion or purging out/archiving due to IT enforced policies. It may so happen that now you don’t remember which folder you saved the emails to.  This post helps you find them. Here is how you [...]