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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) […]

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A comparison of GPT and MBR partition structures

Have you ever wondered how a computer boots up? Regardless of hardware or operating system, all computers start up using either the traditional BIOS-MBR or the more recent UEFI-GPT method employed by […]

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Fix Windows has stopped this device because it has reported problems (code 43)

The following troubleshooting guide offers instructions on how to fix code 43 error messages that the Windows Device Manager may display. The error message that you may see in the Device Manager […]

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If Malwarebytes blocks legitimate processes, do this

Malwarebytes 3 may block legitimate processes or functions, such as saving files, on Windows PCs. When I started a PC running Windows 10 Pro today for instance, I got some strange error […]

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Vulkan Run Time Libraries information

Vulkan Run Time Libraries, sometimes also known as Vulkan Runtime Libraries or VulkanRT, is a 3D graphics and compute API by Khronos Group. The cross platform Vulkan API is available for Windows, […]

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Microsoft Visual C++ Redistributable information

If you check the list of installed programs on a Windows PC that you have used for some time, you may notice that it has several, often a lot, Microsoft Visual C++ […]

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Learn PowerShell, using PowerShell

PowerShell is more than just a command line shell. It is a configuration management framework that the command line shell is part of, but also a scripting language. It is more powerful […]

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How to edit PDF documents for free

The following guide provides you with information on how to edit PDF documents using tools that are available for free online or as desktop programs. The PDF file format, originally created by […]

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How to disable Avast's annoying sounds and voiceovers

The following guide offers instructions on how to turn off sounds and voiceover audio notifications in Avast Free Antivirus for Windows. Avast Free Antivirus is a popular security software for Windows which, […]

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It's the first day of 2017: Time for PC maintenance

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 […]

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Find out if a Windows program is 32-bit or 64-bit

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 […]

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Merge Video and Audio on Windows

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 […]