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

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Windows 7 Ultimate Tweaker

The Windows 7 Ultimate Tweaker will help you customize your Operating System. If you’re the type of person that enjoys having complete control over how your Operating System acts, then you’ve probably heard of Power Toys such as Microsoft’s Tweak …

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Computer Won’t Boot From Disk

You insert the Windows disk in the drive and reboot the computer but your computer won’t boot from disk.  If you can’t boot to the Windows disk, or you do not see the message “Press any key to boot from …

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System Is Dangerously Low On Resources

If you receive a system is dangerously low on resources message, this could mean you have a memory leak. A memory leak is less of a problem these days, but can occur if a program is quit or crashes before …

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Windows Locking Up Causes And Fixes

Windows locking up can be caused by a rogue program that is crashing. There are a lot of reasons why a program can keep locking up. It’s not unusual for programs to crash, but if they lock-up on a routine …

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Does Performing A System Restore Remove Viruses

Two of the most debatable questions in the history of mankind are “which came first the chicken or the egg?” and “Does System Restore Remove Viruses?” While the chicken and the egg answer is easy–it was the chicken (it fell …

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What is svchost.exe In The Task Manager

What is svchost.exe? Anyone who has ever looked in their Task manager under the Processes tab has no doubt seen the process svchost.exe running. You might also have noticed it is running multiple times. The Svchost.exe file resides in the %SystemRoot%System32 …

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How to Disable Autorun In Windows

Autorun is a feature in Windows that is meant as a convenience. A lot of times it is, but more often than not it become a hassle, as users do not always want to launch a CD or thumbdrive just …

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Boot Using Last Known Good Configuration

You can use the Last Known Good Configuration login option to restore your computer’s registry to a state when you were last able to boot successfully. The Last Known Good Configuration option restores the registry key HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\System\CurrentControlSet. To access this …

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STOP 0x00000050 PAGE_FAULT_IN_NONPAGED_AREA Error

If you are getting the STOP 0x00000050 PAGE_FAULT_IN_NON_PAGED_AREA error, it is possible you have faulty RAM. Computer memory can fail without warning or be installed incorrectly. Either way, this will trigger errors in Windows and could eventually cause restarts or …

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How To Fix The Windows Update Failed Error

There are several reasons why you might receive the Windows Update failed error message or the error “Some updates could not be installed.” Another common error related to Windows Update is Windows trying to install the same update over and …

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Internet Explorer has encountered a problem and needs to close

If you launch Internet Explorer and receive an error message “Microsoft Internet Explorer has encountered a problem and needs to close,” there are  several things you can do to try and fix the problem. Since IE is very integrated with …

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Run Windows XP in a Virtual Machine using VirtualBox

What do you do when you install your new copy of Windows 7 and realize your CPU isn’t capable of running the new XP Mode virtual machine? You run Sun’s VirtualBox, or course. VirtualBox is probably the simplest way to …

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Improve Computer Speed

How to improve computer speed is one of the top questions technicians get asked. There are numerous factors that affect your PC’s performance, and there’s a lot you can do to speed things up. Most of these suggestions would fall …

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Computer Keeps Restarting Troubleshooting Tips

If your computer keeps restarting it can often be fixed in software, but there are many different things that can cause a system to crash and keep rebooting. Modern Operating Systems will not usually produce a BSOD (Blue Screen of …

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Internet Explorer Cannot Display The Webpage

If you receive the error Internet Explorer cannot display the webpage there are several things you can try to fix the issue. We first need to decide if the problem is related to your network connectivity, the website, or a …

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Change The Location Of My Documents Folder

Some people prefer to change the location of My Documents folder in Windows in case something happens to the partition where the Operating System resides. Moving the default location of your My Documents or My Pictures folder is something that …

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Have a Good Disk Imaging Strategy

Disk imaging software allows you to make an exact copy of your Windows installation so you can quickly restore it at a later time. This is different from a backup, as this takes it all–Windows, applications, data–everything that is on …

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