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How to make Windows 10/8/7 Cursor blink faster

Maybe you think your mouse cursor blinks too slow for your liking or maybe you just want it to blink faster. Should you feel the need, you can make your Windows 10, Windows 7 or Windows 8 cursor blink faster. Make […]

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How to block the Browser Choice Screen in Windows 7 / 8

By editing the registry, you can if you wish block the Browser Choice Update  Screen, which is offered in the European version of Windows 7. The technique is designed for system administrators responsible for managed environments under a Volume Licensing […]

Troubleshooting Group Policy in Windows 10/8/7

Troubleshooting Group Policy in Windows can be difficult. But here are a few tips from Microsoft’s Group Policy team. Follow the tree and check the suggestions in the blue box, as shown in the diagram. Troubleshooting Group Policy in Windows […]

Temporarily disable Startup applications in Windows easily

If for some reasons, you need to only temporarily disable startup programs from starting up during boot time, you can do so easily. Simply hold down the Shift key during the logon process. This will prevent Windows from starting up the programs […]

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Send email using Windows Task Scheduler

Windows Vista, introduced a new Task Scheduler service that provides controlled, unattended management of task execution, launched either on schedule or in response to events or system state changes. The ability to perform actions based on an event occurrence enabled proactive, […]

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How to create & manage a Striped Volume in Windows 7/8/10

In Windows, a Striped Volume is a volume, which uses the free space from more than one physical hard disk to create a bigger volume. Unlike the regular spanned volume, a striped volume writes across all other volumes in in […]

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Misconceptions: Rundll32.exe advapi32.dll,ProcessIdleTasks

Does Rundll32.exe advapi32.dll,ProcessIdleTasks really clear memory? Not really! There is a clear misconception on the net that Rundll32.exe advapi32.dll,ProcessIdleTasks clears the memory and makes the Windows PC run faster! What does Rundll32.exe advapi32.dll,ProcessIdleTasks do More light on this from Microsoft: […]

Microsoft Events and Errors Message Center

At times you may want to search for help, support, detailed message explanations, recommended user actions and links to additional support and resources, to events & error messages  which your Windows Operating System or any other Microsoft product may throw […]

Test Drive Windows 7 at Microsoft’s VLabCenter

Before finally buying a Windows 7, if you as an end-user, would like to test drive & experience Windows 7 Professional in a fully-functioning environment, without having to install the full version, you can now do so at Microsoft. Test […]

How to skip the start-up animation in Windows Media Center

Whenever you start Windows Media Center, you see an animation first. During this period, the application is initializing itself. If you don’t like the start-up animation in Windows Media Center, and you would like to skip it, here is how […]