How to flush DNS on Google Chrome

Several Windows apps and browsers such as Google Chrome have their own in-built DNS caches. These cache files are different than the DNS caches maintained by your operating system.
So apart from clearing the DNS caches for the operating system you also need to clear the DNS for Google Chrome explicitly.

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Enable verbose status messages on Windows 11

Verbose status messages are messages you see when Windows is starting or shutting down such as the “Preparing your desktop” message. Basically, it tells you exactly what is Windows doing currently which is causing the delay in startup/shutdown. By default, these messages are very limited and won’t give all the information.

If you are seeing long delays while shutting down or starting up, then you can turn on these verbose status messages to see exactly what is causing the delay and possibly fix the problem.

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Disable Windows 11 lock screen

When you start the PC, a screen comes before entering the password that goes away when you press any key. It serves no other purpose other than showing a beautiful picture and some extra info about it. Many people may find this screen an annoying extra step to access your PC. If you want to remove it to access the password screen directly, you can do so using the registry.

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What is the Windows 11 registry bypass

The registry bypass is a nominal change in your registry that helps disable TPM 2.0 check on your system when installing Windows 11. TPM or Trusted Platform Module is a secure chip on your motherboard that stores important data like your Windows Hello Sign-in information, passwords, encryption keys, and a lot more. These checks and requirements for TPM 2.0 can be bypassed by using the registry hack for Windows 11.

TPM 2.0 is a requirement for Windows 11 which is sadly missing on PCs bought before 2017-16. This prevents users with these systems from installing Windows 11 on their system despite having enough resources to run the OS properly.

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Switch back to the Windows 10 Classic Start Menu in Windows 11

When the preview build of Windows 11 was leaked online, one of the most controversial changes was the new Windows 10 Start Menu.

With Windows 11, Microsoft did away with the Start Menu we associated with Windows and replaced it with a new one based on the now shelved Windows 10X. While some people like the new Windows 11 Start Menu, many do not and wish they could switch back to the Windows 10 version.

The good news is that Microsoft has added a ‘Start_ShowClassicMode’ Registry value that allows you to enable what they call “Classic Mode” that uses the Windows 10 Start Menu.

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