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Fix Windows Stop Errors or Blue Screens of Death

This guide will help you analyze, fix Windows Blue Screen of Death, Stop Errors, Error Codes, Bug Check errors, system crash errors, system fault, kernel error crashes in Windows 10/8/7. Starting with Windows Vista, the incidence of Blue Screens or Stop […]

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10 more common Windows Blue Screen Stop Errors

You may have read our earlier article 15 Most Commom Stop Errors / BSOD’s in Windows, along with relevant Microsoft KB articles. The article applies to Windows 7 too. I have compiled below, from various sources, a few more Windows […]

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List of Windows Bug Check or Stop Error Codes

When Microsoft Windows encounters a condition that compromises safe system operation, the system halts. This condition is called a bug check. It is also commonly referred to as a system crash, a kernel error, or a Stop Error or a […]

Disk defragmenter will not run or start in Windows 10/8/7

The Disk Defragmenter in Windows is automatically scheduled to run at 1.00 am, by default, which means that you don’t really need to run it manually. But if you find that you are unable to manually run the Windows 10/8/7 in-built defragmenter […]

Reduce software installation time with MSIFASTINSTAL

Windows Installer 5.0 that has a new installation property called MSIFASTINSTALL. Using the MSIFASTINSTALL property can help reduce the time required to install a windows installer package. MSIFASTINSTAL The trick behind MSIFASTINSTALL is quite simple, it just skips things that […]

Shutdown options in Windows 7 / 8 using the command prompt

Apart from shutting down Windows in the usual way, there is a way to shutdown Windows 8 or Windows 7 using the command prompt. In fact there are several switches available too. Shutdown options using the command prompt To see […]

Change the location of Search Index in Windows 7 / 8

You may, if you wish, chose to change the default location of search index in Windows 7. It is, by default, stored at C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Search\Data  folder, which is a hidden system folder. Change location of Search Index To do so, Open […]

Disable Recent Search Suggestions in Windows 7

Windows Explorer shows suggestion pop-ups as users type into the Search Box.  These suggestions are based on their past entries into the Search Box. But if you wish, you may disable suggesting of recent queries for the Search Box and […]

Show Windows version On Desktop

There may be reasons that you would like to show the version of your Windows operating system on your desktop. Now if you want to display the version of your Windows 7 or Window 8 on your desktop, here is […]

Remove Compress Old Files option

Remove Compress Old Files option from Disk Cleanup in Windows

The built-in Disk Cleanup Utility helps remove old and junk files fro your Windows installation. It includes several options and types of files that can be removed. One of the options is of compressing old files. The Compress Old Files […]

Uninstall programs using Registry in Windows 10/8/7

Not many may know, but there are different ways to uninstall a program in Windows 10/8/7 . You can uninstall programs using the Control Panel and navigating to the Programs & Features applet or you can use the Program’s own uninstaller, which you […]