Windows has been around us like forever and in this period it has introduced a lot of features for us,not just new but also some very old one’s that have found their place in the latest Windows 10.
So here are the top built-in features that you might not know of but are very useful:
1)Windows Task Scheduler:
Task Scheduler is one the most mature Windows utility serving customers since Windows ’95.
As the name suggests it helps us to schedule various tasks on applications present Windows
It automatically performs routine tasks on the computer by monitoring certain conditions we choose( here named as triggers) and executing the respective tasks when these triggers are met.
For example:- Initiating Windows Defender every midnight to check for presence of virus in the system.
Type ” Task Scheduler” in the search area and click on it to open the application. Click on Create Basic Task or Create Task for creating a routine schedule.
2)Managing Disk Space
If you’ve a lot of data on your device and need to free up some space or even check some old system files which are redundant then Disk Cleanup is one of the best in-built utilities of Windows 10 that will help you.
It is also one of the old utilities just search it up and click on the first result to launch the application.
This utility helps us in regaining the disk space by eliminating system files that are no longer needed for the functioning of the operating system.
- Click on Disk Cleanup in the search bar.
- Click on any one of the drives you wish to run this utility for(here it is C:).
- After clicking OK you will see at top the total memory space that you can free up- 25 MB in my case see the picture above.
- Click on clean up system files if you want to clean.
3)Remote Desktop Connection
We all know software’s like TeamViewer and Skype that helps us to share screens and allow our peers control over that screen.However in Windows 10 you can do this without any Third-Party apps.
This is done by the Remote Desktop Connection which is an in-built Windows utility that allows us to connect to another PC in a private network(local IP address) or over the internet(public IP address).
If both of the users are using Windows 10 then Quick Assist utility will do the job for you which is also an in-built feature.
4)Checking for File Errors
This in-built feature allows you to check for any presence of missing/corrupted files in the system.Its called as System File Checker which is a command-line utility and not an application.
Check out my previous post on How To Use System File Checker to Repair Files on Windows 10.
5)Recording Your Screen Activity
Now if you want to to record your screen activity then Windows has a built-in app for called Game DVR.
All you need to do is open up an application that you want to record and then press Win+G .You will be prompted with a question tick the checkbox and then click on the big red button to start the recording.