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10 common Windows Blue Screens or Stop Errors & workarounds

You may have read our earlier article 15 Most Commom Stop Errors in Windows, along with relevant Microsoft KB articles. The article applies to Windows 10/8/7 too. I have compiled below, from various sources, a few more Common Windows Blue […]

New Fonts in Windows 7

Microsoft ships an extensive collection of fonts with Windows to support users around the world in almost any language. Basic, clean and legible fonts are used by Windows to display menus, dialogs, labels, etc. These are commonly referred to as […]

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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How to upgrade from Windows XP to Windows 7

If you have skipped Windows Vista and are now planning to upgrade from Windows XP to Windows 7, then this read may help you. The upgrade option of upgrading from Windows XP to Windows 7, is not available in Windows […]

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 […]

Defrag Options & Command line switches in Windows 10/8/7

The Disk Defragmenter in Windows 10/8/7 offers some additional options compared to that in Windows Vista. Its command line version has some additional switches. Open an elevated command prompt windows. Defrag Command line switches Type Defrag /? and hit Enter. This will […]

What are Windows Libraries – FAQ

In Windows 7, you see, Personal Documents, Personal Downloads, Personal Photos, Personal Videos, and Personal Music. You will also see a change in naming in the Public User Profile: Public Documents, Public Downloads, Public Photos, Public Videos, and Public Music. […]

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How many times can you re-install Windows ?

Many users want to know – How many times can I re install Windows 10/8/7/Vista? Microsoft has now gone on record saying that you can re-install Windows as many times as you want. How many times can I re-install Windows Microsoft […]

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How to kill explorer.exe in Windows 8/7/Vista in 3 clicks

There may be times when you may want to kill explorer.exe in Windows, maybe because your Windows explorer freezes frequently.  The usual way of terminating the explorer process in Windows 8/7/Vista is through the Task Manager. Kill explorer.exe You right-click the […]

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 10/8/7 on your desktop, here is a simple registry […]

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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 […]