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The Machine Memory Dump Collector in Windows 10/8/7

The Machine Memory Dump Collector in Windows 7, Windows Server 2008 R2 and later is designed to collect machine memory dumps from a machine. This diagnostic collects both full/kernel memory dumps (memory.dmp), last five machine mini dumps from the past […]

Microsoft Product Support Reports Tool: Gather troubleshooting information

Microsoft has recently released the Product Support Reporting Tool v 1.2. The Microsoft Product Support Reporting Tool facilitates the gathering of critical system and logging information used in troubleshooting support issues. This information helps diagnose problems in the software quicker […]

Troubleshoot: Cannot log on to Windows 8 / 7

Sometimes while logging on to Windows is not easily possible, and its most probably due to the occurrence of some common problems. They may be related to some basic or critical issues. If you are unable to sign in or […]

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Error Message 0x81000038 when you back up files in Windows 7

When you back up your files by using Windows Backup in Windows 7, the backup fails and you receive the following error message: 0x81000038, then you may want to try this solution. Error Message 0x81000038 This problem usually occurs because […]

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Troubleshoot Internet Explorer Problems – Microsoft Self Help

Should your Internet Explorer stop responding, stop working, restarts randomly, does not display webpages correctly or simply is just not itself, you may want to visit this resource from Microsoft and get some useful self-help tips. Troubleshoot IE Problems These […]

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Fix: Windows Sidebar does not start in Windows 7, Vista

Most Windows users know Windows Sidebar houses mini-programs, known as gadgets, that offer a number of functions such as a clock, weather report and more. The Windows Sidebar and the Gadgets are located in these folder/s. This one is for all users: […]

Troubleshooting Group Policy in Windows 10/8/7

Troubleshooting Group Policy in Windows can be difficult. But here are a few tips from Microsoft’s Group Policy team. Follow the tree and check the suggestions in the blue box, as shown in the diagram. This is what they do […]

Windows Troubleshooters not working

Fix: Built-in Windows Troubleshooters not working

While the very efficient & effective inbuilt Windows Troubleshooters in Windows are meant to make your life easy, what if they themselves refuse to work properly, some day, for some reason!? If your Windows Troubleshooters are not working, then these suggestions […]

Troubleshoot Windows 10/8/7 Activation States

If for some reason your Windows 10/8/7 online activation fails completely, you may see an Activate by Telephone option in the wizard. You can always use the Product Activation Wizard and use the Activate by phone or Contact customer support […]

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Troubleshooting Windows Anytime Upgrade in Windows 7

Windows Anytime Upgrade is a method provided in Windows 7 & Vista, for upgrading from one Windows edition to a higher edition. While the WAU procedure in Windows Vista involved a setup.exe, the process in Windows 7 is different, as […]