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Windows 10 System Compression

System Compression in Windows 10

As the release of Windows 10 is nearing up, Microsoft is giving more information about the new operating system that is supposed to fit all the devices. In its blog, yesterday, Microsoft explained how Windows 10 uses system compression techniques to […]

Control Panel will not open in Windows 10/8/7

If your Control Panel will not open in Windows 10/8/7, then this post will help you troubleshoot and fix the problem. It is quite possible that your computer may be infected with malware, the .cpl file may have become corrupted […]

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Disable Administrative Tools in Windows 8/10

If you are a system administrator, you may have your reasons for wanting to hide, remove or disable Administrative Tools in Windows 8.1 and restrict users from using them. In this post, we will see how you can display it […]

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Thumbnail Previews not showing in Windows File Explorer

This post will help you if your Thumbnail Previews are not showing in Windows File Explorer and show you how you can enable or disable Thumbnails in Windows 8 or Windows 7 explorer. Whenever you open Explorer and view images, […]

What is BIOS in computer

What is BIOS in computers & how does it work?

BIOS is short for Basic Input Output System. It is much more than the name suggests. One might think that BIOS controls input and output system. But the BIOS does much more and it is not possible for any operating […]

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How to cancel ChkDsk in Windows 8/10

In this post we will see how to cancel ChkDsk in Windows 8/10 at startup or reboot, after it has been scheduled in Windows. Disk Error Checking in Windows 8  is a bit different from the earlier versions of Windows. In […]

Password Protect Folders in Windows without using 3rd-party software

Occasionally, Windows users might feel the need to place password protection on their folders. Chances are, these folders contain sensitive information that no one else should view, no matter the reason. There are several third-party free file encryption software available […]

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How to check BIOS version in Windows 10

This post shows you how to check current BIOS version in a Windows 10/8.1/8/7 computer, using Windows Registry, WMI Command, System Information Tool (MSINFO32.exe) or DirectX Diagnostic Tool (DXDiag). BIOS stands for Basic Input/Output System and is a type of […]

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Manage Windows Drivers with Command Prompt using DevCon

Windows Device Manager is certainly a useful built-in tool to manage, uninstall and disable drivers without having an expert knowledge.  The Device Manager seems handy and anyone with some basic knowledge of Windows, can open it and use it. However, […]

What are Root Certificates for Windows?

Certificates are like a confirmation that the message sent to you is original and not tampered with. Of course, there are methods to fake the confirmations like the Lenovo’s SuperFish certificate – and we’ll talk about it in a while. […]

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How to block installation of .NET Framework on Windows

In this post we will see how to temporarily block the installation of the .NET Framework. If your business is not ready to update and install the latest version of .NET Framework on Windows system, then you may block its […]

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OneDrive Troubleshooter for Windows PC

If you are facing problems while using OneDrive on your Windows 8.1/7 computer, then you should download and use OneDrive troubleshooter. If you cannot connect to OneDrive, cannot sync files and others such issues while using OneDrive, then this post will […]

Input Method Editors for Windows 8.1 PC

Using Input Method Editors on your Windows PC, you can type in different languages easily. An Input Method Editor or IME, is a program which allows data in any language to be received as input. It helps users to enter […]