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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 […]

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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 […]

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 […]

Enable, disable the Shutdown Event Tracker in Windows 10/8/7

The Shutdown Event Tracker is a workstation or server feature, which can also be accessed in Windows 10/8/7, to consistently track the reason for system shutdowns. You can then use this information to analyze shutdowns and to develop a more […]

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 […]

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Windows Search Indexer is not working

If Windows Search or Search Indexer is not working properly or will not start in Windows 8 / 7, then this troubleshooting post may help you fix the problem. You may try the suggestions in any order you wish, but […]

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Ctrl+F does not work or bring up Find On This Page

Pressing Ctrl+F together brings up the Search or Find Bar in most Windows applications. But if when you press Ctrl+F together, with a view to doing an in-line search in Internet Explorer, the Find Bar does not appear, here is […]