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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 in-built Windows Troubleshooters in Windows 8 and Windows 7 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 […]

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 […]

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Data is missing after an upgrade to Windows 7

It is always recommended that you backup your data before upgrading Windows. But if you did not and if you have just upgraded to Windows 7 and find that for some reason, your data is missing after the upgrade, here […]

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Microsoft Windows Error Reporting Service in Windows 7 / 8 / 10

The Microsoft Windows Error Reporting Service helps Microsoft and Microsoft partners diagnose problems in the software you use and provide solutions. Not all problems have solutions, but when solutions are available, they are offered as steps to solve a problem […]

Troubleshooting Windows Media Player in Windows 7

Windows 7 has some fine in-built diagnostic tools to help you trouble-shoot Windows Media Player issues, which you may be facing. To open these specific troubleshooting & diagnostic modules do the following: Type msdt.exe -id WindowsMediaPlayerConfigurationDiagnostic in Start Search and […]

Repair & Fix Windows 7 & Vista problems with FixWin Utility

We are pleased to release a first-of-its-kind  application for Windows 7 & Vista: FixWin. FixWin is a 529 KB freeware portable application to repair & fix common Windows annoyances & issues. FixWin detects whether you have Windows 7 or Windows Vista […]

Troubleshooting Games Explorer in Windows 7

If you find that you are unable to access the Games folder in Windows 7 or its link does not open or you cannot run a game from it, here are a few things you may want to try. To […]

How to use Problem Steps Recorder in Windows 10/8/7

The Problem Steps Recorder or PSR.exe in the Windows operating system is a feature that enables users to record their interactions with an application and provide a detailed screen-by-screen view with accompanying the information. Problem Steps Recorder or PSR.exe Solving […]

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 […]

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Internet Explorer tabs freezing or open slowly

The performance of Internet Explorer has improved over the years especially in version 8 onwards. It now opens quickly, is secure, and renders webpages very well. But sometimes you may find that its new tabs freeze while opening or are […]

Fix Windows Live Messenger Errors with ZapMessenger

What do you do when you find that your Windows Live Messenger is giving out errors and you are at your wits end to resolve them. The simplest solution is to uninstall and re-install it. But if you still continue […]