Posts under Windows category

Bluetooth devices not showing or connecting in Windows 10/8/7

If you are facing problems with Bluetooth device in Windows 10, then this post will help you troubleshoot the issue. Maybe you cannot connect using a Bluetooth device or maybe the connection just fails. If you are facing problems, where […]

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Generate list of Windows Services using PowerShell

The Get-Service cmdlet is designed to retrieve information about the services installed on your computer. Using the Get-Service PowerShell cmdlet you can generate a list of Windows Services running on your Windows 10/8/7 computer. Use PowerShell to generate list of […]

How to take full Ownership of Files & Folders in Windows 10/8

After introducing the User Account Control in Windows Vista, Microsoft increased the security of its core system files by hardening its Effective Permissions. Most of the times,  to replace a System file, rename a System folder or a folder under the […]

Troubleshoot Windows 10 Sound and Audio problems

Microsoft has received good reviews for their latest OS –Windows 10. The OS is packed with new features, apps, and functionality that intends to make your computing experience a smooth affair. However, the OS brings with it its own share […]

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Mouse left click brings up Context Menu in Windows

When you left click on your mouse, does it bring up the context menu, which is supposed to appear when you actually right-click? If you are facing this issue on your Windows 10/8/7 computer, maybe this post will help you. […]

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Error 0x80240017 while installing Windows Updates on Windows 10

Recently, when I was updating my Windows 10, I received Windows Update Error 0x80240017, while installing an update for Microsoft Office. I restarted my computer and tried again, but failed to proceed successfully – I again received the same error. […]

Use original boot configuration greyed out in Windows 10

I recently found that I was unable to make changes to System Configuration or MSConfig. Every time I made some changes, the options reverted back and no changes were kept after restarting my Windows 10 computer. I could not use […]

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Your PC needs to be repaired error on Windows 10

If you receive a Your PC needs to be repaired, The operating system couldn’t be loaded because a critical system driver is missing or contains errors, message on your Windows 10/8/7 computer, then this post may help you. One of […]

How to sync Google Calendar with Windows 10 Mail App

In our earlier post about Windows 10 Mail App, we mentioned the app supports the ability to sync Google Calendar – something that was not to be seen in the same app for Windows 8.1. However, we did not cover […]

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Reset Windows Update Agent to default in Windows 10

If you are facing problems while downloading or installing Windows Updates on Windows 10/8/7, you definitely want to run the Reset Windows Update Agent Tool from Microsoft. This Reset Windows Update Agent will reset & repair all WU related components […]

Rename or change OS name in Windows Boot Manager

In spite of having successfully upgraded my Windows 8.1 PC to Windows 10, my operating system was still being identified as Windows 8. Moreover on every start I was shown the boot/OS selection screen and offered Windows 8 and Windows […]

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What are 4K sector hard drives? What is Windows Support Policy?

As technology advances, we’ll soon see more 4K sector hard drives in future. The data storage industry will be transitioning the physical format of hard disk drives from 512-byte sectors to 4,096-byte sectors – commonly called as 4K or 4KB […]

Disable Audio Enhancements in Windows 10

Microsoft and third-party vendors have shipped audio enhancement packages designed to make your system’s specific hardware sound absolutely perfect. These are referred to as Audio Enhancements in Windows 10. But sometimes, these very ‘enhancements’ can cause problems with audio and […]

How to completely remove Candy Crush Saga from Windows 10

Microsoft, at the time of Windows 10 launch had announced that hit mobile game Candy Crush Saga would come pre-installed in Windows 10. It is a highly addictive game from King and joins the ranks with Solitaire, Minesweeper and Hearts, […]