Windows 11 Hidden Features That’ll Change How You Use Your Computer

Windows 11 began its staggered rollout last year, and since then Microsoft said its latest operating system is ready for broad deployment. This means anyone with a computer that meets the minimum requirements should be able to download and install Windows 11. 

Whether you’re using your computer for work or your personal life, it’s a good time to master some of Windows’ productivity features. These built-in tricks can help you do everything from setting up Taskbar shortcuts to saving battery power. Microsoft isn’t typically as upfront about its hidden features in the same way that Apple tends to be, which can sometimes make it more difficult to know how to take advantage of all that Windows has to offer. But we’ve got you covered here with our list of hidden features you can start using right now to get the most out of Windows 11.   


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So no matter which Microsoft, Dell, HP or other Windows compatible rig you have, these clever tips will help you stay organized and get more done. Plus, here’s everything you need to know about Windows 11, the best features in Windows 11 and how it compares to Windows 10

1. Minimize every window except the active one

If your desktop screen has gotten too crowded with open windows, you can quickly minimize them all except the one you are currently working in. You’ll need to turn this on in Windows 11 by heading to Settings, then System, then Multitasking and turning on Title bar window shake

Just click the title bar of the window you want to remain open to select it. Then, hold the mouse down and move the window back and forth quickly — shaking it, essentially. After a couple of quick shakes, all other open windows will minimize, leaving only the one you’ve shaken open. Neat, huh?

2. Open the ‘secret’ Start menu

You know that to get to the Start menu, you hit the Windows icon at the bottom over on

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New Windows Server updates bring about DC boot loops, crack Hyper-V

The most recent Home windows Server updates are creating extreme difficulties for administrators, with domain controllers acquiring spontaneous reboots, Hyper-V not setting up, and inaccessible ReFS volumes until finally the updates are rolled again

Yesterday, Microsoft produced the Home windows Server 2012 R2 KB5009624 update, the Home windows Server 2019 KB5009557 update, and the Windows Server 2022 KB5009555 update as aspect of the January 2022 Patch Tuesday.

Right after setting up these updates, directors have been battling several challenges that are only fixed immediately after taking away the updates.

Home windows domain controller boot loops

The most significant concern launched by these updates is that Home windows domain controllers enter a boot loop, with servers obtaining into an unlimited cycle of Home windows commencing and then rebooting immediately after a handful of minutes.

As initial documented by BornCity, this problem influences all supported Home windows Server variations.

“Looks KB5009557 (2019) and KB5009555 (2022) are triggering one thing to fall short on domain controllers, which then preserve rebooting each and every couple minutes,” a user posted to Reddit.

A Home windows Server administrator explained to BleepingComputer that they see the LSASS.exe procedure use all of the CPU on a server and then in the long run terminate.

As LSASS is a vital method needed for Home windows to work accurately, the running program will routinely restart when the method is terminated.

The subsequent error will be logged to the party viewer when restarting thanks to a crashed LSASS method, as one more user on Reddit shared.

“The approach wininit.exe has initiated the restart of laptop [computer_name] on behalf of user for the next rationale: No title for this explanation could be uncovered Purpose Code: 0x50006 Shutdown Form: restart Comment: The process method ‘C:WINDOWSsystem32lsass.exe’ terminated unexpectedly with position code -1073741819. The system will now shut down and restart.”

Hyper-V no lengthier starts off

In addition to the boot loops, BleepingComputer has been informed by Windows directors that soon after putting in the patches, Hyper-V no extended starts on the server.

This bug principally affects Windows Server 2012 R2 server, but other

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