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Using LibreOffice as a PDF Editor

LibreOffice is a powerful open source cross-platform Office suite that works in many regards just like Microsoft Office. While you can use LibreOffice apps to edit spreadsheets or Word documents, you may […]

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Improve the performance of Windows PCs with Nvidia hardware

A video on YouTube, Twitch or Facebook stutters? You experience frame drops in your favorite game or video chat, or notice other performance issues on your system? While old or less capable […]

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How to change the properties of VirtualBox virtual machines

It is quite easy to set up virtual machines using VirtualBox and other virtualization programs. You configure a few parameters such as disk size or memory, select an ISO image of an […]

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How to clean up the Windows Program Files folder

Win32 programs have a lot of flexibility when it comes to the installation process. Programs may install in various directories, may write to the Registry, or run on system start without asking […]

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A detailed Windows Resource Monitor guide

The Windows operating system comes with plenty of built-in tools to analyze resource usage. The most prominent one is probably the Windows Task Manager, as it highlights resource usage of individual processes, […]

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How to change the language of Microsoft Office

Microsoft Office uses the language of the system to display interface elements usually. That's usually what users of the program want, but some users may want it to use a different language […]

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Fix Excel 2016 opening a blank document

For about a week now, I experienced an issue when double-clicking on Excel spreadsheets to load them in Microsoft Excel 2016. Excel would open as expected, but instead of loading the selected […]

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Fix "This app can't run on your PC" on Windows

The Windows operating system may throw the error "This app can't run on your PC" when you try to run a program that is detected by the operating system as incompatible with […]

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How to convert Windows installations to virtual machine images

There are quite a few use cases for wanting to convert a Windows installation to a virtual machine image; maybe you want to run tests on the virtual image afterwards, for instance […]

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How to remove comments and other data from Word documents

Microsoft Word's commenting system is quite the useful addition to the program. You can use it to keep track of things that need to be done, add reference or additional information, or […]

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How to add a table of contents to a Word 2016 document

Adding a table of contents to a Microsoft Word 2016 document is not a complicated process. Still, if it is your first time doing so you may find it helpful if the […]

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How to create an index in Word 2016

An index can improve the accessibility of a book or document tremendously, as it lists important words and phrases, and the page numbers they are referenced on. I'm writing my first book […]

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Accessing your Linux server from within Microsoft Windows

In a previous article we discussed how to start up a basic web server with nginx and get a primitive webpage online, however, what if we are hosting our website on a […]

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Install only the driver for Nvidia graphics cards

When it comes to drivers for Nvidia graphics cards, most computer users probably either use the drivers that are included with their operating system, or install a driver package for the card […]

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How to remove extra iTunes components on Windows

When you install Apple's iTunes software on Windows, a lot of extra components are installed automatically with no option to prevent this from happening. The most recent version of iTunes at the […]

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Fix The program can't start because api-ms-win-crt-runtime-l1-1-0.dll is missing

The Windows error message "The program can't start because api-ms-win-crt-runtime-l1-1-0.dll is missing" can be a frustrating one to resolve. The error message suggests to reinstall the program "Try reinstalling the program to […]

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Windows 10 Safe Mode

Safe Mode is a diagnostic mode of the Windows operating system including on Windows 10. It is a troubleshooting tool intended to fix many problems that you encounter when you run the […]

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Fixing Bootmgr is missing error in Windows

Windows Boot Manager, abbreviated as BOOTMGR is a small piece of software that initiates the Windows boot sequence. Bootmgr is loaded from the volume boot record. It executes winload.exe (Windows boot loader) […]