Now that we have made it successfully into 2017, even with that leap second scare and all, it seems like a good time to run maintenance related tasks on your PC to cut excess fat, free up storage, make it faster, and just make sure everything is in working order. While many of you have […]
Welcome to our tutorial and troubleshooting section here on Ghacks. As active computer users we often run into issues that we fix eventually. Instead of keeping the knowledge for us, we post it here on the site to share it with other users who may also experience those issues.
We are not only posting tutorials here though. You also find guides here, for instance how to stay safe on the Internet or how to handle a specific task better, and also tips on how to improve your privacy while you are working with PCs.
Last but not least, we also cover Windows troubleshooting posts, explain how you can revert changes that site operators made to their websites, or how you can repair broken features of your computer systems.
If you have bought a computer in recent years, chance is you run a 64-bit version of Windows on it. While Microsoft is still producing 32-bit copies of Windows 10, those are sold and deployed considerably less than 64-bit copies. Microsoft itself has not released statistics about the distribution of 32-bit and 64-bit Windows systems. […]
It is relatively easy to merge a video and an audio stream on Windows provided that the source files are not too obscure. I made the decision recently to try a couple of things on YouTube. One of them had me record video, and get someone else to do the talking. You would not want […]
Spotify is a popular music service that is available as a web version, desktop clients and as applications for various platforms. Some Spotify users noticed back in June that the client was causing excessive writes on the disk. While the reported write amount varies a lot, some stated that they were seeing 10Gb/hour writes on […]
Telemetry -- read tracking -- seems to be everywhere these days. Microsoft pushes it on Windows, and web and software companies use it as well. While there is certainly some benefit to it on a larger scale, as it may enable these companies to identify broader issues, it is undesirable from a user perspective. Part […]
The following guide provides you with three methods to clear the Windows Clipboard from content that it holds at the time. Microsoft has not improved the clipboard functionality of its Windows operating system in a long time. Even the Windows 10 version allows you to only hold one entry in the Clipboard at all times. […]
Notepad++ is quite the versatile text editor for Windows even if you ignore the program's plugin system for a moment which extends it even further. One of the features that I make use of regularly is the program's ability to search for text in all files of a folder that I specify. Today for instance […]
The following guide explains how you can stick your favorite programs and applications to the top of the program listing in the Windows 10 start menu. Microsoft's Anniversary Update, released on August 2, 2016 shipped with a number of changes. A start menu redesign was one of the changes. Microsoft moved the shutdown button to […]
You are asked to enter an account password on most Windows 10 machines before you get access to the operating system. Windows 10 users may choose a variety of authentication options: from traditional passwords to a Pin, or biometric authentication options called Windows Hello that let you sign in with your fingerprint or face. Most […]
Many file synchronization services display overlays on icons that indicate a file's or folder's sync status. This is useful as it provides direct information on whether files are available on the local system, currently in sync, or not available at all. If you have installed several sync clients on your Windows PC, or tried several […]
If you are running your Windows computer on a high resolution display, for instance one of those brand new 4K displays, you may have noticed that some text does not scale well. While most programs and apps should work well on high resolution displays, others display text so small that you can barely read anything […]
File History is a useful feature of recent versions of the Microsoft Windows operating system that backs up files regularly when enabled. You may want to check out our how to use File History guide if you have never used it before. File History offers additional protection against data loss, but does not replace backups […]
The following guide walks you through the process of migrating all of your Evernote notebooks to Microsoft's OneNote service. Evernote's recent announcement that it would limit basic users to syncing two devices, and increase pricing of the service for all paying customers, will certainly lead to users leaving the service behind. One Evernote alternative is […]
The following guide walks you through the steps of removing True Key by Intel Security from your operating system. True Key by Intel Security is a password manager by Intel that is available as a limited free version and a premium subscription version. Many users may come in contact with the program without really wanting […]