Windows 10

Windows 10 : How to restore a checkpoint

After reading this post you will be able to restore a checkpoint that you made earlier. Checkpoints are a feature of Windows 10 hyper-V, where you can very conveniently undo the changes made to a Virtual machine. It’s something like system restore, but deals with a rather different model, known as standard checkpoints & Production checkpoints. Learn how to create a checkpoint in Windows 10 using this post. Now, below is the method to Restore this checkpoint:

  • Open Hyper-V manager
  • Go to the Start menu | start screen
  • Type Hyper-V manager
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  • Now, Select the server from the left hand pane
  • Start any of your VM that you previously created a Checkpoint on
  • Now,
  • Click Action menu at the top
  • Click on revert
  • Click on Revert
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  • By doing this your VM will now revert to the state in which you created a checkpoint
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How to Setup Hyper-V in Windows 10 insider Preview

This post will help you setup Hyper-V in Windows 10 Technical Preview | Insider Preview. In the last post I wrote, I outlined the steps to enable Hyper-V in Windows 10 TP. Now after you have enabled Hyper-V, its time to use the Hyper-V manager to setup Hyper-V and personalize it to match your settings. Remember, First thing to check is that your Computer BIOS settings for Hardware Virtualization are set to enabled.

Now, to launch Hyper-V manager:

  • Type Hyper-V in the start screen | Start Menu
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  • Select, Hyper-V manager from the listed options.
  • Now, Click on the Machine ( server ) name in the left hand pane, as indicated in the screenshot below
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  • This will list all the associated options of this particular server within your server list.
  • Now, if in case, there are no servers listed in the left hand
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  • Click on, Connect to a server
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  • Click on Local Computer,
  • Click Ok
  • Now,
  • Look at the options displayed on the right hand side pane.
  • To change a setting, click on any one of them
  • To start with, Click on Hyper-V settings
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  • Here, You can easily set the Paths for your VHD ( Virtual Hard disk files ) & VM ( Virtual machines )
  • Change them to your necessity or liking.
  • After this, Add your Old VMs or setup a new one.
  • Follow this Post ( How to add a new VM in Windows 10 )
Windows 10

How to enable Hyper-V in Windows 10 TP

This post will help you enable Hyper-V in Windows 10 Technical Preview / Insider Preview. Hyper-V is a well known virtualization service offered by Microsoft in its Operating system software. Hyper-V continues to provide its feature enriched and stable virtualization platform in Windows 10 as well. Follow the steps below to enable Hyper-V in Windows 10.

Check the Basics

Note: Make sure that Virtualization is Enabled In your computer’s BIOS.

  • Go to the Start menu or start screen
  • Type Programs & features
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  • Click on Turn Windows Features on or off
  • Now, Check the box saying Hyper-V as indicated in the screenshot below
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  • Press OK
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  • Windows will install Hyper-V & at the end will ask you to Restart your PC
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  • Once you restart your PC, Windows will setup Hyper-V for you.


Hope this helps. Please use the comment section below to share your thoughts & feedback.

Windows 10

Continuum : The next paradigm shift

Continuum, as the name somewhat suggests, provides you with an always handy & continued Windows Experience. Continuum started or was introduced as an answer to touchscreen & desktop experiences in Windows. Earlier with Windows 8, it was very much a universal computing experience, be it a tablet or a desktop | laptop.

With Continuum, Windows now has the capability to switch between tablet & desktop mode based on either the hardware you are using ( touchscreen setup ) or if your device supports a flip to tablet experience. You connect a keyboard | Mouse to your touchscreen setup, Windows detects it and goes into the normal PC | Desktop mode, where you get your usual Windows desktop & your apps go in to the mode where they can be easily resized or dragged, changed with Mouse & Keyboard.

Similarly, if you go into tablet mode, all your apps go full screen & are optimized for touchscreen & gesture support. This makes the new Continuum feature an amazing addition to Windows 10.

Now, that’s not all. With every new build, continuum is getting more polished & feature enriched. A recent blog post for Build conference showcases a video that shows how continuum can prove to be the next paradigm shift in always handy & always on computing.

Check out the video below:

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Windows 10 TP Build 10061 | Info

Recently, the Windows 10 build 10061 was released to the “Fast ring” testers. This build is  was pushed via the windows update process. Here is what’s new in this build.

Improvements to Action Center, Taskbar & Start

With this build, the start menu can be resized and has a transparency effect. The power button has now been moved to the bottom left of the start menu making it better accessible. The start menu now features an automatic color enhancement technique, which is pulled off from the existing desktop background.

With start menu, the taskbar & action also gets the transparency effect & we can now change the color scheme across these by using the settings app & navigating to the personalization settings. This build now features the all new “ Black system” theme across Taskbar, Start menu & Action center. With that, the task view has received several updates, the icons are more refined, the thumbnails and buttons seem to be more polished. The Switch app ( ALT+Tab) and snap assist are also updated with this interface optimization.


New Mail & calendar Apps

The new email app features this new & amazing email authoring experience, which makes you use almost all the features and experience of Microsoft Word, that includes, inserting tables, adding pictures and bullets & giving different colors to your text. The UI functionality on the new email & calendar apps features the three pain UI, which is  very familiar to Windows users & lets you toggles very efficiently within Mail & calendar apps. The mail app supports customizable swipe gestures which are very handy. Office 365 is supported out of the box & these apps also support exchange, outlook & other IMAP & POP accounts.


Thank you for reading this post, more feature reviews coming soon.