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Windows Bug Check or Stop Error Codes

Complete 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 […]

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 […]

Change the location of Search Index in Windows 10/8/7

You may, if you wish, chose to change the default location of search index in Windows 10/8/7. 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 […]

Hide or unhide Desktop icons in Windows 7/8/10

If your Desktop icons are not showing in Windows 7/8/10 or if you want to hide or unhide the desktop icons, then this post is sure to interest you. If your desktop icons do not display on your Windows desktop, […]

Enable, Restore, Create Briefcase in Windows 7/8

Windows 8 / 7 and Vista for that matter, does not activate the Briefcase feature by default. The Briefcase was a utility to let users sync files between two computers. But it is not much used since Vista. Create Briefcase in […]

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Keyboard shortcuts for Windows Media Player in Windows

Microsoft has, in Windows 7/8/10, improved how people can play and manage their digital media content, like music and videos, through Windows Media Player. Not only did Microsoft give Windows Media Player a face lift, it now also takes advantage […]

How to tweak your Windows 7 logon text & button set

Microsoft has added the ability to change the active “button set” to a couple of alternatives, in Windows 7 logon UI. This setting can be used to improve text readability with lighter or darker backgrounds, as the case may be. […]

How to enable all Recording Devices in Windows 10/8/7

In Windows 10/8/7 the lesser used devices including the WaveOutMix, MonoMix, StereoMix are disabled by default. If your sound driver supports this feature, you can enable it. This post shows how to to enable all Recording Devices and make Windows show even […]