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How To Delete Windows.old Folder?

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In order to learn How to delete windows.old folder, it's important to know about windows.old first.

For those who are completely oblivious of what is windows.old folder, let me give a quick introduction of it!!

Have you ever upgraded your windows from windows 7 to windows 8, 8.1 or 10? I'm sure you have. We all do this by time to cope up with the upgraded technology and to get full benefits out of the new windows.

While upgrading windows, what you think where your old windows files go?? Do they get deleted, or replaced??

No matter if your answer is deleted or replaced, I'll have to tell you that you are wrong!!

None of them happens to those files, neither they get deleted nor they get replaced by the newer version. Instead, all these files of your older windows get stored in the windows.old folder. And needless to say, this folder occupy a lot of space on your hard drive unnecessarily up to 20GB or more.

Windows.old folder, however, gets deleted itself within 28-30 days of the windows upgrading but if you want to have full control over your computer and thinking can I delete windows.old, then my answer is YES!! You can delete windows.old folder very easily.

Although, deleting windows.old is not a tough job but you can't just delete it just by right clicking on it and then select the delete option like we do while deleting any other folder on the computer. In order to remove windows.old, you need to follow the below given steps. Here's how to do that.

How to delete windows.old

Windows.old folder contains all the important system files and installation program of your previous windows to let you downgrade your windows if you are not happy with the upgraded one.

Therefore, think twice before heading to delete this folder. Without it, you can't go back to your previous windows no matter how hard you try and this action can not be undone.

One more thing, be quick to decide if you want to downgrade your windows or not. Because windows.old folder gets deleted by the newer windows version within 30 days as I told you above.

Now without any further delay, let's figure out how to remove windows.old. folder.

Step 1. You can delete window.old file by performing disk cleanup. So to reach out to disk clean up wizard, click on the start menu and search for “Disk cleanup” in the search box.

How-To-Delete-Windows.old-Folder

Else, you can also launch Disk clean up wizard by right clicking the C drive on your computer. Then you need to go to the Properties, and then Disk Cleanup button under the General tab. Have a glance at the screenshot to understand it better.

Step 2. The disk cleanup tool will take few seconds to analyze the files to be deleted on your computer and will present them to you. Here, you don't need to do anything.

Simply click the Clean up system files button located on the bottom of the window. The screenshot is given below, take help of it if you can't find the option.

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Step 3. Once the scanning is done, scroll all the way to down to find “Previous Windows installation(s)” option under “Files to delete. That's the windows.old folder we are trying to wipe out from our system.

Just move your cursor over the checkbox next to this option and press Ok to start the clean up. In the case of any doubt, refer to the above screenshot!

Step 3. In the confirmation dialogue, just click delete file button and you are done.

That's it!! Yes, the method is that simple!

In case, if you don't want to use the inbuilt disk clean up tool, there are certainly many third party tools available in the market like CCleaner which can be used for the same purpose.

The method to use such tools is also simple. Just download that tool from its official website, install it on your computer and scan for the deleted files.

When you get provided with the deletable files, just scroll down to find Previous Windows installation(s) option. Mark it check and click on clean up to delete that folder.

The steps can vary a little from software to software but the method is almost same for all the tools.

The third method you can use for deleting windows.old folder is the command prompt. The steps for this method are given below.

#Deleing window.old using command prompt:

However, you can easily delete that folder from the above two methods but some people like to play around the command prompt. So we are specifying the steps below specifically for you in case you want to delete windows.old folder using the command prompt.

Step 1. In order to open CMD, click on the start menu, and type CMD in the search box. On the top, you'll see CMD under programs. Now right-click on it and select the option Run as administrator. Soon after, the command prompt will be launched.

Or simply press Ctrl+Shift+Enter keys while typing cmd in the search to open command press as administrator directly.

 Step 2. Once the command prompt is launched, type or copy-paste the following command there and press enter, windows.old folder will be wiped out from your computer.  

RD /S /Q %SystemDrive%\windows.old

All these methods perform the same tasks, you can use any one of them as per your convenience. I surmise you have got all your doubts clear regarding how to delete windows.old. 

Windows.old folder is useful as long as you are not satisfied with the latest version of windows. But if you have tested the features of the new windows and have decided to keep this windows on your computer, its time to get rid of this folder and vacant space occupied unnecessarily.

But perform this action very carefully since you can't revert it back.

So, it's time for me to wrap up the guide here. If you are encountering any issue while following the steps, just hit your query in the comment box. And if you find the guide useful and worth sharing, go ahead!

Sonam is an IT engineer by education and passionate freelance writer/blogger by profession. She is a tech enthusiast and loves to read and write about technology. Her hobbies include reading, watching TV, delving into new things and creating interesting content to help people with all things tech!!

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How to Use WhatsApp for PC?

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We are a bunch of busy people living in a world that has way less time for us than we have for it. The internet has changed and morphed over the years into what we have today. A cesspool of quick communications over various IMs (Instant Messenger).

Email is gradually becoming a thing of the past, relegated to an only corporate or official communication. The world of emojis and “Lols” are on the rise!

At the helm of all this is WhatsApp messenger. Having a customer base of over 800 million active users and over 2 billion downloads across mobile platforms, this Facebook-owned company is the uncrowned King of Instant Communications.

So it's only natural that you'd want to join WhatsApp messenger. We're here to help you download WhatsApp for PC!

Two Main Ways to Get WhatsApp for PC

Now we can have WhatsApp on PC in two main ways.

  • Download Whatsapp for PC official version.
  • A Free, (and official Whatsapp Web version) that you can use without downloading anything.

Method #1:- Download Whatsapp for PC Software:

Whatsapp just launched their official version couple hours ago, I mean a real, official, software from Whatsapp.

Something that's not an emulator, not a third-party solution. But just like there is native software for your computer, that's what WhatsApp is offering now.

A PC version of Whatsapp made specifically for computer users. Whatsapp Web version was launched, but that wasn't an “application”. It was just something that lets you “sync” your WhatsApp with your PC.

But recently (Like couple hours ago) Whatsapp launched an official version of Whatsapp that is a full-fledged software and runs as a standalone app for your PC.

Requirements to Download Whatsapp Official Software on Windows:-

  • You must have a Windows Enabled PC. (It says “for Windows 8 and higher”, but I'm running it on my windows 7 just fine, so go along!)
  • “You must have Whatsapp installed on your Cellphone.

Steps to getting Whatsapp Official PC Version:-

Head over to https://www.whatsapp.com/download/

Click on the for Windows8 and Higher, if you're on a Windows computer, or click on Mac OS x 10.9 and Higher if you're on Mac!

  • The downloading will automatically start
  • Once the Whatsapp for computer software is downloaded, just double click on it. It literally is installed in seconds! And then you should have a screen that looks like this:-

I purposely kept the taskbar at the bottom visible in the screenshot, so as to verify that it runs perfectly on Windows 7 too!

  • So once you get the QR code, just fire up Whatsapp on your cell device and click on Whatsapp Web option and scan the QR code on the screen.
  • It takes a couple of seconds, and then you are logged in to the Whatsapp for PC official version app!

Well from here, you can literally do all those things that you used to do on your cell device, just on a bigger screen, way bigger.

See? So yeah that was it. Not a lot of hustle huh? Yeah, the Whatsapp team took good care of user-friendliness thing no doubt.

Let me sum up the whole process for you:-

Head over the official website to download Whatsapp for PC > Click on Windows 8 or Higher > Run the Application > Scan QR Code > Done!

So yeah it's a 4 step process, that requires less then 5minutes to be completed. And once done you can access all the features of Whatsapp on your PC, and for the first time, without a third-party emulator or application.

Method #2:- Use Whatsapp on PC without Downloading Anything!

I don't think you're going to need this method after the official launch. But if you do, let me tell you the one single benefit it has over the above method.

With this method, you don't need to download anything! Well yup, you can access WhatsApp on your PC without downloading anything.

 

Step 1

The first step is to have WhatsApp installed on your smartphone. You can install it on your Android Phones by clicking this link. Apple users can find it in here. As for the Windows folks, you'll get your fix of free WhatsApp download from this link.

Step 2

Once that is done, set up your account. Then head on over to the main interface. For Android users, click on the three dots and you will find the WhatsApp web options.

If you use any other phone, then navigate to your WhatsApp menu, and you should find the options there. For more detailed instructions on this, click on this link.

Step 3

Next head on over to this website. Fire up WhatsApp Web on your mobile device and scan the QR code that has popped up on your computer screen!

Step 4

Finally, you will be greeted by the WhatsApp Web App interface. From here you can chat with your contacts and even send pictures and video!

These are two ways with which you can get WhatsApp for PC absolutely free! If you've any other questions regarding WhatsApp on PC or WhatsApp messenger, in general, leave us a comment down below!

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How to Show File Extensions?

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One of the most popular OS in the world of desktop computers, Windows over the years has become synonymous with the words Desktop PC!  The Windows Explorer always hide extensions of files that are known to the computer.

If you are able to open a file via double click, the extension of the file will be hidden by default. In this article, you'll learn How to show file extensions on each version of Windows.

For example, if you have a file named example.txt, It will appear as  “example”. And if you have a video file name X-Men.mkv, you’ll see only “X-Men”.

There are a number of reasons Microsoft has set file extensions to hide by default. One reason is here when we rename files we can remove the file extension, and this will result in the file not playing or opening.

To prevent this issue, Windows using this default option to hide known file’s extensions.

Attacker: They can affect your computer by viruses or Malware. Let's assume they create a file and name it virus.png.exe! Your computer will show that file named as virus.png, and you will probably think this is an images file. But that will be executed once you double click it.

This creates a lot of issues and problems, such as peoples who try to fix problems caused by notepad and others. A .bat file is created by Notepad program and can be turned into a pretty dangerous virus with some commands.

So it is recommended to use an antivirus program on a daily basis. But wait, Microsoft added an option to easily enable file name extensions. In this post, we'll show you how to do for each window, from Windows XP to Windows 10.

How to Show File Extensions in Windows 10

In Windows 10, this is quite easy to do. Enabling extension on Windows 10 is just a matter of 2 mouse clicks. Let’s jump how to enable file extensions.

Open the File Explorer by clicking either Ctrl+E, clicking its icon in the taskbar or from the start menu.
Now there are 2 methods to do this; you can pick any of these methods to enable file extensions.

Way 1. Is for keyboard nerds, Press the ALT key, next V then press HF, this will allow the extension of files to show.

Way 2. Or click the ‘down arrow' and click on the VIEW tab. (At the top side, you’ll have three tabs. Click the third tab VIEW). A semi-windows-box will slide down, where you need to tick ‘File name extension'.

Now tick the settings that say “File name extensions,” click the ‘up arrow' to close the semi-windows box. This will show file extensions for every file. Repeat the steps to hide file extensions.

Method 2. Doing it the old way, Open the start menu, and type either “Folder Options” or “Folder settings”. You know that there is no floating tip that says you can search from the start menu.

A little knowledge is indeed, however. Click the result and switch to the View tab. From there find the file extension setting and untick it.

From there find the file extension setting and untick it. Now save and check files, they will show their file extensions. If you anytime downgrade to Windows 8, read the next section. Although the steps are almost identical.

How to Show File Extensions in Windows 8

Step 1. Access the Start Screen; it'll be opened as full-screen. (Unlike Windows 10, where you has options to make is boxed or full screen).

Step 2. Type “Folder options” or “Folder settings” without the quote. You know that there is no floating tip that says you can search from the start menu. A little knowledge is indeed, however. Click the result and switch to the View tab.

Untick the option “Hide extensions for known file types-ON. Also, you can set hidden files to show.

Click ok to save it. If you already had upgraded to Windows 10, you can use this same method to enable file extensions.

How to Show File Extensions in Windows XP

First of all, open the Windows Explorer. You can open it by Clicking the ‘My Computer icon on the desktop, or clicking My Computer from the start menu or Pressing CTRL+E.

Look for the menu bar, and click on ‘Tools' ( the menu bar is present just below the top bar of windows explorer. Click the Tools; a pop-up menu will appear to choose ‘Folder Options.'

A new box will open, and you'll see three tabs in it. Click the tab that says “View.”

You may need to scroll a Lil bit to find the “Hide file extensions for known file types” settings. You need to untick it to show file type. Apply or click ok to save this setting. Now you can see file extensions on your Windows XP machine.

How to show File Extensions Windows 7 and Vista

Press the Win button on your keyboard or just click the start menu.

IN the search box type “folder options” (with no quotes). And click on the “Folder Options” that appears in the search result. Next, on the dialogue bix switch to the VIEW tab. Untick the box for “Hide extensions for known file types”.

Click the “OK” or Apply to save the settings.

Extra Tip: Here is how to show hidden files in Windows 7 so you can see hidden files along with their file extensions. Also in other windows show hidden files steps are almost the same.

In folder settings, choose the settings to show hidden files.

how to show hidden files in windows 7

Conclusion.
Windows Explorer is more than just a File Explorer That all about How to Show File Extensions, so you'd be able to know the specific extensions of a file. This was a little knowledge you should know to be an advanced computer user.

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How to Use the Undo and Redo Commands?

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I cannot even recount that how many times the undo and redo shortcuts have saved my life. These are one hell of a gem and have been a life savior, at least for me. Since you have landed here then you might be interested to know how to use the undo and redo commands, right.

So, this article will tell you how to use the undo and redo commands along with step by step guide.

So, without wasting any time further, let's dive deep into this and explore. So, let's get started:

How to undo and redo?

Okay, you want to take a step back or two, you can easily do that using an undo command. But the key point to take a note is that this is entirely controlled by the software on which you are trying to apply the undo commands.

Some of them allow multiple undo's while some of them allow a single one. For example, MS paint allows a single undo while in Adobe Illustrator you can perform multiple undo operations.

So, in this section,  we will see how to undo and redo in some of the major softwares.

We will first go to MS office. How to undo and redo in MS office? So, let's get started:

Step #1: First of all, you are required to open MS Word on your system. We are taking MS Word for illustration purposes; you can go with any of its products. Once you have opened MS Word, then you now need to move on to the next steps for further proceedings.

Step #2: Perform any action to an existing Word document or a blank document. After that, if you wish to undo your operation then press “CTRL + z.” This will revert your changes.

Additionally, if you want to redo an action then you are required to press “CTRL + y.” This way you can quickly perform the redo operation in Word.

Alternatively, in previous versions of MS Office, you may find the edit option from which you can also perform the same task by clicking on the undo and redo options.

Let's see how it can be done in MS paint.

Step #1: First of all, you will have to launch MS Paint on your system. Once you have done that, open the desired image file, or you can even create something of your own.

Step #2: Oh, you made a mistake and wanted to undo the action. Press “CTRL + Z” to get back a step back. If you want the redo the step then just press “CTRL + Y” to get the needful results.

Moving on, we will see how to redo and undo in Adobe Photoshop. So, let's get started:

Step #1: Open Adobe Photoshop on your system. Once launched, you are now required to open any existing project on which you want to perform these actions.

Step #2: Now, if you want to undo or redo your steps, you have two options, either you can go with the usual “CTRL + Z” keyboard shortcut which will get you exactly one step back, or you can go to edit option and then select the appropriate option from there.

Alternatively, to undo your steps, you can also go to the history section of Photoshop from where you can also see what steps you have gone through till now.

To go to history, you need to click on the Window option from the top navigation menu and locate the history option.

Once found, you need to click on it. This may open a history panel from the right side from where you have a look at your steps.

Now, if you wish you can select the desired steps that you want to undo and then delete them by clicking on the dustbin like icon as shown.

This will produce the same output as the undo command, but the difference is that you can revert as many steps as available.

To say the least, CTRL + Z and CTRL + Y are the undo and redo global actions for any Windows program. So, what if we want to perform the redo and undo operations on a Mac? If you are thinking about the same, then the following section is a must visit for you.

In Mac operating system, the alternative for CTRL + Z is “Command + Z” and for the redo operation the alternative is “Command + Shift + Z.” The Command key in Mac is equivalent to the CTRL command in Windows.

Also take a note that not every action your perform can be redone and undone. So, if these keys don't work in some cases, then you might have performed those actions.

[Additional Information]: Some useful keyboard shortcuts.

  • CTRL + SHIFT+ESC: Opens Windows Task Manager
  • ALT + TAB: Switch to another running program
  • ALT + SPACE: Displays the foreground window's system menu.
  • ALT + F4: Closes the current window
  • SHIFT+DELETE: Delete item permanently without placing it into the recycle bin
  • Windows Logo + L: Lock the computer
  • Windows Logo + R: Open the Run dialog box
  • CTRL + F: Finds for terms in a Window
  • Windows Logo + M: Minimizes all open Windows
  • Shift + Windows Logo + M: Undo the Minimize all (opposite of Windows Logo + M)
  • Windows Logo + D: Display desktop by minimizing all open Windows
  • Windows Logo + TAB: Cycles through running programs (Function similar to Alt + Tab)
  • CTRL + ALT + DEL: Referred to as “Three finger salute” often used to interrupt a function. It provides a bunch of options like task manager, log off and others.

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How to Use a PlayStation 3 Controller in Windows 10?

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This article is all about How to use a Playstation 3 controller in Windows 10. SO, without wasting any time further, let's get started:

How to Use a PlayStation 3 Controller in Windows 10?

If you are trying to figure out how to use a PS3 controller on a PC? Then you need not look anywhere else; this article has everything that you are looking for.

Step #1: So, in this very first step, you are required to plug in your PlayStation 3 controller device to your system and let the drivers install.

Other than this, you may have to install some other addons or files from Microsoft itself. Many of them might be already installed on your system, but you may need to download or update some like.NET Framework 4.0, Visual C 2013, Xbox 360 PC driver.

Once your system is well equipped with all these, then you now need to download and install software to enable the DualShock 3 on your system.

After you are done with all the prerequisites mentioned, then you are ready to go to the next steps.

Step #2:  You might not need this step to be done but just in case if nothing works out, you can try this too.

To enable the DualShock3 on your system, you may need to install the ScpToolkit. You can follow the following link to proceed forward. Click on the download link and once downloaded, follow the onscreen instructions to install the same.

To install the file which you have just downloaded, you require extracting it and once extracted, run the executable file with administrative privileges. Once the installation is done, you will have access to some subprograms like ScpToolkit Driver Installer, ScpToolkit Updater, and many others.

Now, you need to click on the ScpToolkit Driver Installer and run it with administrative privileges. This will open a new window for you and on the new window; you need to make sure that all the checkboxes are checked.

After this, head towards the section where “Choose DualShock 3” is written. Click on it and from the drop-down menu that follows; you are required to select your DualShock3 controller. Once done then you are now required to click on install. Let the process finish and once it is all done then you will now have your DualShock3 as a plug and play device.

Step #3: Now, we have our basic things with us. If you are lucky enough and your settings are done right then, you might have a working set of PlayStation 3 Controller. If not then you have to go through the tricky part to use the PlayStation three on your Windows system. So, let's see how it goes:

1) Begin by navigating to the start button and then click on it. Alternatively, you can press the Windows key. Both will have the same effect. Once you have done the same then, you are now required go to the settings option.

2) Once you are on the settings button, then you now need to click on the “Update and Security” option. This will open a window for you.

Now, from the left pane of the subsequent window, you need to choose the Recovery option.

3) Now, you will be within the recovery window, so, you now need to go on Advance startup option. This will make your system restart as you will have to click on Restart now, and with the system reboot, you will have your advance startup options with you.

Now, from the options, you are required to select “Troubleshoot.”

4) After choosing troubleshoot, your next step would be to navigate to the Advance Options. Under Advance Options, you will have to go to startup settings.

This will again make your system restart and when your system is done restarting then you will have the list of startup things which are prone to change.

5) Now, you are just a few steps away from finishing the tricky part. All that you require doing is to locate the “Disable Driver Signature Enforcement.” Once you have located the same then, you need to disable it. To do so, you need to press F7.

After doing all the mentioned, you will now have to restart your system, and you can now enjoy using PlayStation three on your Windows 10 system.

If you want to know How to Use a PS3 Controller as a Joystick for Your Windows PC? Then you are required to read it a little further.

To use your PS3 controller as a Joystick, you will have to make use of a third party installer. The chances are that you might have heard about it. The name of the installer is MotionJoy.

You can download it from here.  You are also requested to download the appropriate installer according to your Windows architecture i.e., 32 bit or 64 bit.

Once you have downloaded the mentioned, then you now need to extract the file and launch the executable file. This will open the installation wizard for you.

Follow the onscreen instructions to install the same. Once you are done with it, then run the application and click on the “Load Driver” option which appears on the first screen.

You might get a prompt saying that “Windows can't verify the publisher.” Need not worry about this and select the “Install this software anyway” option.

After this, within few minutes, you will get a prompt saying that install completed.

Now, all that you require doing is to go to the profile section and then to the connected game controllers menu. Now, you need to click on the “Vibration testing” option to check your device functioning.

If your device is vibrating then, you are done with it, If not then try doing this method again. Also, you can calibrate your device.

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How to Manage Optional Features in Windows 10?

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There are plethora of optional windows features which we can make use of. Like for instance, if you need to record your gameplay video then you need not to install any third party software. All you have to do is to enable the Game DVR feature and use it.

So, if you want to know how to manage optional features in Windows 10 then you are at the right place. This article will make you aware of the prerequisites for the same.

So, let;s start the process:

How to Manage Optional Features in Windows 10?

So, do you ever wanted to know that what are these optional features in Windows 10 are meant for? What are it's basic functionality? So, in order to get the answer for this quest, you need to read the following text.

So, you know that there are n number of optional features which are available in Windows 10. So, basically many of these are meant for business or enterprise networks while some of them can be used by any user.

To make you aware of this fact that each and every feature takes up some space in your system and you have the privilege to turn them on or off. Also, it is not like that you should install every other feature that is available as this might make your system vulnerable to any mishappenings.

The availability of the features entirely depends upon the version of the Windows you are using. Like if you are using Windows 10 Enterprise version then you will have access to much more features as compared to the Windows 10 Home Edition.

So, here we are with some of the common features along with their respective works:

Internet Explorer 11: Despite the fact that with the advent of Windows 10, Microsoft has introduced a brand new browser called “Microsoft Edge” but it has continued the Internet Explorer 11 version along with. So, it is available as the optional feature in Windows 10. You can turn it on or off anytime you want.

Internet Information Services: It is useful for managing a server as it provides tools for the same along with Microsoft IIS web and FTP servers.

Isolated User Mode: This mode allows any application to run in a secluded, dedicated space if ever it is programmed to do the mentioned.

Media Features: These features include Windows media player and you can enable or disable it any time.

Microsft Print to PDF: This is quite a useful tool. You can print a document to PDF by using this feature. Like all other features, you can disable and enable it.

Game DVR: All the game enthusiasts, this fetaure might be of some use for you. This can be a great feature for those who make Gameplay videos. This feature allows you to record your game play. Also, you can make use of this feature not just to record games but also to record anything else on your system. So, this is indeed a great feature.

Hyper- V: Do you run a virtual machine over your Windows System? If yes, then this feature might be of some use for you. Hyper-V helps you in managing, creating and using virtual machines.

Embedded Shell Launcher: Want to replace the Explore.exe shell with a custom shell. FOr doing that, you require the Embedded shell launcher. This might come handy for the tech savvy folks out there.

Along with these there are plethore of other features like .Net Framework 3.5, DIrectPlay, MSMO server and many more.

So, let's see how to manage Windows 10 optional features: 

Step #1: In this very first step, you are required to go to the settings option. For this, you will have to go to start menu and then click on the settings option. This will launch the settings window for you.

If you have done this then you are good to go to the next steps.

Step #2: Once you are at the settings window, then you are now required to click on the “System” option which is usually the very first option. This will take you to another window.

Now, to know what to do next you will have to read further.

Step #3: Now, on the Window which you have got as the result of your recent activity, you need to navigate to the left pane of the window. Now, locate “Apps & Features” and once found, click on it.

Step #4: In the subsequent window, you will have to look for “Manage Optional Features” which is positioned just below the “Apps & Features”.

Now, you can manage optional features. So, if you want to see the features history then you need to click on “See Optional Feature History“. It will show you the optional features history of the last 7 days. So, if you have installed or uninstalled any optional feature in the last 7 days then it will be displayed over there.

To head back to the previous page, you are required to make a click on the back arrow icon positioned at the top of the window.

Also, if you want to add any feature then you need to click on the “Add a feature” option next to which a “+” icon is there. Now, you will have to look for the feature which you want to install. Once found, you now need to click on it and then click on the “Install” button which appears.

Similarly, to uninstall the feature, navigate to the feature, click on it and then click on the “uninstall” button which follows.

So, this is how to add and uninstall optional features in Windows 10? We hope that this article must have helped you in your quest of How to Manage Optional Features in Windows 10?

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