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Windows tutorials and articles will help you get the most out of your Operating System.

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How To Fix Blue Screen Errors In Windows

The majority of Windows users think that to troubleshoot blue screen errors and fix computer stop errors, one needs the help of a computer technician. Well, there is no doubt that such errors are typically more difficult to resolve than common …

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How To Download Windows 7, Windows 8.1 and Windows 10

Microsoft allows your to download Windows 7, Windows 8.1 and Windows 10 media directly from their Software Recovery Center as long as you have your 25-digit Windows product key. If you have a major brand name PC, your product key …

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Use Windows Troubleshooting To Fix Your Computer

Windows troubleshooting has come a long way since the days of the mysterious BSODs–when your OS would crash and vomit a trail of meaningless code for the end user to try and decipher. Windows actually has a robust troubleshooting utility built …

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Use The Registry To Prevent Programs From Loading At Startup

Programs that automatically launch when you boot your computer can be a convenience, but more often than not they are a nuisance. There are numerous ways to prevent a program from launching each time you boot your computer. You can …

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Autoruns Now With VirusTotal Integration

Microsoft began using VirusTotal in its popular utility Process Explorer last year. VirusTotal is now also integrated with Autoruns in version 13.0. Autoruns is a power-user’s favorite tool for displaying items that are configured to run during the start-up of the Windows. …

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Fix The User Profile Service Failed The Logon Error

A Windows user profile is a collection of settings on your PC that contain system preferences and files from your Desktop, Favorites, My Documents and other locations. Your profile is what makes your login unique from other accounts on the computer. If you try to log on …

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Definitive Guide To Surviving The Death Of Windows XP

On April 8th 2014, Microsoft will unplug life support for Windows XP. There will be no more security updates or tech support for the beloved Operating System that has been the workhorse OS for business and home users for the …

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How To Fix BOOTMGR Is Missing In Windows

You can fix BOOTMGR is Missing Press CTRL+Alt+Del to restart error in Windows, but you first need to determine why the BIOS cannot find a bootable drive. This can be caused by hard drive errors, a bad hard drive, or …

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BSOD Flashes Too Quickly

If you’re experiencing a system crash where the blue screen of death disappears too quickly, you know how frustrating it is to track down the source of the problem. If the BSOD flashes too quickly to read, you need a …

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How To Track Your Computer’s Boot Time

Computers slow down over time. There are a lot of reasons why this happens. A PC will boot the fastest after a clean install. But after installing a lot of different applications and falling behind on your general computer maintenance, …

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Keep Windows Update From Restarting PC

Updating your computer is a very vital step taken to protect from security exploits and malware in general.  It is something that has to be done on a regular basis to keep your computer running as smooth as possible.  But…. …

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Perform A Windows XP Repair Install

We here at PCTechbytes have been asked numerous times how one could fix an Operating System issue without a reformat and loss of data and programs.  Sometimes a program is not reinstallable because the product key is long since gone …

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Find And Delete Gigantic Files On Your Computer

Computer hard drives are massive, and space is rarely an issue for most people these days. You should not allow huge, obsolete files to clutter your hard drive, however, as your computer will perform better if it has more space; …

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Edit Photos With Windows Live Photo Gallery

You don’t need to spend a lot of money to get a quality photo editor. Windows Live Essentials comes with Windows Live Photo Gallery, an all-in-one tool to help you tweak, share and display your pictures. If you do not …

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Automatically Launch A Website Upon Boot

Most of us perform the same tasks each time we boot up the computer. Whether you go online to check the latest sports scores, or if you open Gmail to see if you have any new Emails, you can automate …

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