How to check if Windows 11 will run on your PC

lthough Microsoft has confirmed that Windows 11 will be a free upgrade for Windows 10 devices, the company also confirmed that the new operating system will have different hardware requirements. This means that not all systems will be compatible with the new operating system.

According to the company’s documentation, Windows 11 will require a 64-bit processor, 4GB of RAM, and 64GB of storage as the minimum. If you want to check if your hardware configuration meets the minimum requirements, you can download the Windows PC Health Check app to check if your computer is compatible.

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How to delete large folder extremely fast on Windows 10

On Windows 10, sometimes you need to delete folders that may contain many files, and using File Explorer can take a long time. The reason is that during the delete process, Windows 10 needs to run calculations, analyze, and show updates as files and folders are deleted on the screen, something that usually takes time when deleting a large folder with thousands of files and subfolders.

However, you can significantly speed up the process to only a few seconds using a few command lines. The only caveat is that you need to be comfortable using Command Prompt.

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Download Windows 11 build 22000.132 ISO file or any Insider preview

You can technically download the ISO file for any preview build of Windows 11 (such as build 22000.132) available in the Dev or other channels. You only need to use a third-party tool like UUP Dump.

Although Microsoft makes available the ISO file for previews of Windows 11 to allow users to test the clean installation and in-place upgrade process on virtual machines and spare computers, it’s not always the case. UUP Dump is a tool that allows you to create a custom Windows 11 ISO file from any public preview. The tool is a collection of other tools and scripts to download the latest builds from the Microsoft servers and create an unofficial ISO file that you can use to install the OS.

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How to take screenshot with Snipping Tool on Windows 11

On Windows 11 and depending on the device, you can take screenshots of a specific region of the screen or active window in several ways, but using the Snipping Tool is perhaps the easiest way to complete the task.

The Snipping Tool is a new app for Windows 11 that replaces both the legacy Snipping Tool and Snip & Sketch apps. The new version combines the two previous applications into a modern experience that looks similar to the old Snipping Tool and integrates the best features of Snip & Sketch.

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How to enable spatial sound on Windows 11

On Windows 11, spatial sound is an audio format that provides a more immersive experience. As you turn on the spatial sound using the “Windows Sonic for Headphones” feature, you will feel like the sound is playing around you instead of directly coming from the speakers.

Spatial sound is what Microsoft refers to as 3D sound, and you can use it on virtually any headphones, but on supported hardware works best.

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How to get a color picker on Windows 10

Windows 10 may not include a native feature to pick colors, but you can use the tool built into PowerToys to add a system-wide color picker. The Color Picker included with PowerToys allows you to quickly find the technical information for any color on the screen.

Once you install the application and enable the tool, you can use a keyboard shortcut to launch the experience. Then you can use the mouse pointer to identify the color of a particular element in various formats (including HEXRGBHSLCMYK, and more) and copy it to the clipboard. The tool even includes an editor to modify and create a new color from the original pick.

Although most users usually do not need to worry about knowing the color information of an element on the screen, this is an essential feature for many web and app developers, photo and video editors, and anyone who works with colors.

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How to install Windows Package Manager (winget) on Windows 10

You can install the Windows Package Manager (winget) in multiple ways, including via the Microsoft Store, GitHub, or you can wait until the update arrives automatically.

On Windows 10, the “Windows Package Manager” is a command-line tool designed to make it easier and automate the process of searching, downloading, installing, upgrading, and configuring apps on your device. If you ever had to install one or multiple apps, you know how time-consuming it is to find the links, download, and reinstall all your apps. Using the winget client, you can use a simple command to specify which apps you want to get. Then the tool will find and install the latest version automatically.

Microsoft plans to roll out the tool through the Microsoft Store on devices running Windows 10 version 1809 and higher releases. However, you can get it manually without waiting for the update by installing the latest version of the App Installer on any of the supported versions of Windows 10.

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