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Quiet Hours in Windows 10/8.1

Windows 8.1 introduced a new feature called Quiet Hours, which is also present in Windows 10. This feature allows users to suppress notifications during those hours. The idea behind introducing this feature is that there may be times when you […]

Work Folders in Windows 8.1

Work Folders in Windows 8.1 / 10

Windows 8.1 introduces a new feature called Work Folders. If you have to work from anywhere from your different devices, then Work Folders are just what you would be looking for. Work Folders in Windows 8.1 / 10 Work Folders […]

What is VSS or Volume Shadow Copy Service in Window 7

In Windows 7, if you check Windows Task Manager at different intervals, you may notice that it sometimes contains a VSSVC.exe process running. When you hover your mouse over the process, it says Windows Volume Shadow Copy Service. It is […]

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Return to Desktop after closing all Windows 8.1 Apps

Windows 8.1 offers several new navigation experiences & new feature. We have already seen how you can Boot directly to Desktop or Show the All Apps View. Apart from this, it also allows you to return to Desktop after closing […]

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Disable Windows 8.1 Help Sticker Notifications

Windows 8.1 introduces Help Stickers to get you acquainted with the new features that the OS has to offer. The feature is great and can help you learn the new features quickly. The stickers are black, white and red in […]

Wake-on-LAN

How to enable Wake-on-LAN in Windows 10

Wake-on-LAN is a protocol for remotely waking computers from a low power mode. When a network adapter detects an Ethernet packet or a WOL event, the Wake-On-LAN (WOL) feature will wake up a Windows computer from a low power state. In Windows […]

Configure Word 2013 Grammar and Style Settings

The grammar proofing tool in Word 2013 is capable of performing a thorough analysis of the line/lines of texts of a document rather than a single word. It examines text-based on the syntactical rules of the language. This separates the […]

Internet Explorer 11 New Features and APIs

Internet Explorer 11 is the default Windows 8.1 browser and is available in two different flavors in the modern OS: Desktop Environment Metro Environment On Windows 8.1 and Windows 7, it boasts a clean design with some powerful developer tools. […]

Enable Content Advisor in Internet Explorer 11

Content Advisor is the inbuilt feature of Internet Explorer that allows you to view the content across the web. It is a tool for controlling the types of content that your computer can access on the Internet. After you turn […]

Enable, Disable AutoPlay in Windows 8/10

In this post we will see how to disable AutoPlay in Windows 8 using the Control Panel, Group Policy or the Registry Editor. But before that, let us see what is AutoPlay and AutoRun in Windows. Then we will see how to […]

WinSxS folder cleanup in Windows 8 / 8.1 / 10

Not many of you may know this, nor has this been blogged anywhere – yet; but Windows 8, Windows 8.1 and Windows 10 lets you safely cleanup the WinSxS folder. In fact you can even automate WinSxS folder cleanup using the […]

Windows Component Store

Analyze Windows Component Store or WinSxS in Windows 8.1

The WinSxS folder is the location for Windows Component Store files. The Windows Component Store is used to support the functions needed for installation,  customization and updating of the Windows operating system. It is used during installing, updating, upgrading, uninstalling, […]

Chrome Components Page lets you update individual components

Google Chrome automatically updates itself whenever a new version of the browser is available. The update process happens in the background so it doesn’t affect any ongoing work and rarely requires any action on your part. Updating the browser assures […]

Enable or Disable Hyperlink Warnings for Office programs

Microsoft has loaded Office with a lot of features. For example, previously for editing a PDF, we need to rely on other tools. But with Office 2013/2016, you can edit PDFs very easily. There are a lot of examples of such […]

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Different System Sleep States in Windows 10/8

When a computer is in a Sleep state, it is not performing any task and may appear to be off. But it is not shut down but retains the memory state. S0,  S1, S2, S3, and S4 are the four power states, of which S1, […]

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WinSxS Folder in Windows 10/8/7 explained

Most of you may have noticed the WinSxS folder in Windows 7/8/10 and been surprised at its size. For those who have not, the folder is situated at C:\Windows\Winsxs and has a whopping size ! Mine is almost 5 GB and […]