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What is System Reserved Partition in Windows 8 / 7

When you install Windows 8 or Windows 7 on a clean formatted disk, it first creates a partition on the disk at the beginning of the hard disk. This partition is called the System Reserved Partition. Thereafter it use the [...]

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Change Function key behavior in Dell laptops

One thing I did not like about my Dell Inspiron 15 7537 Windows 8.1 laptop keyboard was the behavior of the Function and Multimedia keys – that is, the top most row in the keyboard. On my earlier Dell XPS, I [...]

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We Can’t Get To The Camera Roll Right Now

Windows 8 brought us the concept of Modern UI Apps due to which we can use webcam on our system using the Camera app – and thus we don’t need to install additional software. This Camera app is quite similar [...]

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How to create blank folder names in Windows 8 / 7

Today, we will see how to create blank folder names in Windows. I have used this trick earlier on Windows Vista and Windows 7 – and it now also works on Windows 8.1 as well. I do not remember if [...]

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Troubleshoot: Windows Services will not start

For the Windows operating system to run smoothly, it is imperative Windows Services start when they are required to. But it may happen  that, for some reason, you may find that your important Windows Services do not start. If you [...]

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Fix: Windows laptop screen brightness flickering

If your Dell Windows laptop screen brightness is flickering randomly or when on battery power, then this post suggests methods on how to resolve this problem. I recently bought a Dell Inspiron 15 7537 ultrabook, and was facing this issue. Although I [...]

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Fix: Cannot Switch Between Languages In Windows 8.1

Many times you need to write something in different languages and this is the time you may be looking to switch between languages. If you’re using multiple languages on your system and if you can’t switch between those languages when [...]

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Windows 8 Touch Keyboard settings and tips

The Touch Keyboard in Windows 8 is a useful tool hat lets you type on touch devices, without having the need of any physical keyboard. It its not to be confused with the Windows Onscreen Keyboard, where you cannot use [...]

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Disk Footprint Tool (dfp.exe) in Windows 8.1

Disk Footprint Tool is a new tool that was introduced in Windows 8.1. If you open C:\Windows\System32 you will see a small 31 KB exe file called dfp.exe or the Disk Footprint Tool. You can use the Disk Footprint Tool [...]

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Windows Onscreen Keyboard: Options and Settings

The Windows operating system includes an Onscreen Keyboard whose executable is osk.exe. It is a part of the Ease of Access feature of Wind0ws, which you can operate with the help of you mouse, instead of the physical keyboard. In [...]

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Cipher command line tool in Windows 8 / 7

Cipher.exe is a built-in command line tool in the Windows operating system that can be used to encrypt or decrypt data on NTFS drives. This tool also lets to securely delete data by overwriting it. Cipher.exe command line tool Whenever [...]

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Fix: Windows laptop will not Hibernate

There have been cases when users have found that their Windows laptop just will not hibernate. If you are facing this issue with your Windows 8  or Windows 7 laptop, then you may try some of these troubleshooting steps. Windows laptop [...]

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