Windows 10 Anniversary Update: Hidden Features!


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Windows 10

Windows 10 is around us for a year now. Microsoft has done a pretty much good job in improving the Windows experience. On the occasion of the first year anniversary of  Windows 10, Microsoft rolled out a big update. They even named it as Anniversary Update. I have been using it for a while now. There are lots of great and hidden stuff about Windows 10 that might you still be unaware of.

So here is the list of the major hidden features in Windows 10.

Dark Theme

Windows 10 Dark Theme

Believe it or not but Dark Theme is the most anticipated feature in Windows 10 Anniversary Update. By my point of view, it looks pretty amazing. Windows has finally added this feature to dig around and do some customization to your PC.

How To Enable Dark Theme?

Dark Theme

In order to enable the dark theme, you need to head towards the start menu. From there go to Settings > Personalization > Colors. Now scroll down to bottom – choose your app mode‘, select the radio button with value ‘Dark‘. For better looks also turn off the colors and transparency for the start, action center, taskbar and title bar. Turn on auto picking of accent colors from the background.

Find My Device

You can probably find this feature in smartphones and tablets, thus in case you lost it; using this feature you can easily track down and find your phone. But what if you lost your laptop too? Don’t worry Windows 10 Anniversary Update brought this feature to computers. It uses GPS to locate your device. Sounds pretty cool huh? But it’s not what it sounds like, it has some limitations too. Using this feature you can only remotely track your device, it won’t supports other features like remotely wiping data on the device.

How To Enable Find My Device

In order to enable ‘Find My Device‘, head over to Settings>Update & Security>Find My Device and turn on Find My Device.

Windows 10 find my device

In case you need to track down the device visit to:https://account.microsoft.com/devices. Login with your existing account or create a new one. After that, you will see the list of devices associated with this account.

Advanced Startup

Microsoft has added this new feature in Windows 10. Now your computer can directly boot from USB or CD. This is a pretty good feature. In case you need to flash the entire OS.

Windows 10 advance startup

How To Use It

  • Head over to start menu.
  • Go to settings
  • Click Update & security
  • Select Recovery
  • Select Advance Startup & Restart Now.

Note:The drive attached must be bootable.


Akshay Bhor

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Akshay Bhor is a techie, webmaster, tech reviewer, cyber security enthusiast and part time blogger from Pune, India.

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