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IntelTechnologyAccessService.exe taking up all the memory? Here is a fix

Recently, I noticed that a process called IntelTechnologyAccessService.exe was taking up all the memory that it could get on a PC running Windows 10; this resulted in programs like Firefox dropping tabs because […]

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Use F8 in Microsoft Word to select text quickly

Most Microsoft Word users use the mouse when it comes to text selection, probably. It is easy enough to make fine-grained text selections or quick selections using the mouse only. A double-click […]

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Why is quitting Skype so difficult on Windows 10?

Skype is still a popular application, especially on Windows 10 and in business environments. While I cannot say that Microsoft does its best to improve Skype and increase the application's popularity, it […]

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How to disable Auto Suggest in Explorer and Run Box on Windows

The following guide demonstrates how to disable auto suggest functionality in Windows Explorer (File Explorer) and the Run box on Windows devices. When you type something in Explorer's location field, suggestions are […]

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How to change the PIM of a VeraCrypt volume

The developers of VeraCrypt introduced Personal Iterations Multiplier (PIM) functionality in the encryption program in version 1.12. PIM stands for "Personal Iterations Multiplier". It is a parameter that was introduced in VeraCrypt […]

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How to merge multiple Word documents

You have multiple options if you have multiple Microsoft Word documents and want to merge them. While you could use copy and paste multiple times to create a new document using the […]

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Locking the mouse on a dual monitor system

Dual monitor systems offer many advantages over single monitor setups. It is easy to connect two or even more displays to a computer provided that the hardware is capable of it. You […]

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Replacing Notepad with Notepad++ in Windows

The release of the text editor Notepad++ 7.5.9 introduces a new feature for Windows to replace the default Windows text editor Notepad as the default system editor. While users may associate certain […]

Set a custom Recycle Bin size on Windows

All versions of Windows include a Recycle Bin to store deleted files. The main idea behind the Recycle Bin is to provide users with options to restore deleted files provided that they […]

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Use findstr on Windows to find text in files and command outputs

If you want to find specific text in files, in a command line output or elsewhere, you may use the findstr command on Windows to do so. Findstr is a built-in tool […]

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Speed up the migration of encrypted drives to another software

DiskCryptor has been my go-to program on Windows when it comes to encrypting entire hard drives and the system partition since 2012. Development stopped, however, several years ago. While the program works […]

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How to remove Malwarebytes

The following tutorial teaches you how to uninstall Malwarebytes, formerly known as Malwarebytes Anti-Malware, for Windows and Mac OS, from a computer system. Malwarebytes is a security software that protects the computer […]

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How to open Gigabyte-sized text files on Windows

When you try to load a Gigabyte-sized text file on Windows, you will find out quickly that the default programs that Windows ships with are not suited for this. While most users […]

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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, […]