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Three methods to clear the Windows Clipboard

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 […]

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Use Notepad++ to find text in all files of a folder

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 […]

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Add favorite programs to the top of Windows 10's Start Menu

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 […]

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How to reset your Windows 10 password

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 […]

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Fix Sync icons not showing up in Explorer

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 […]

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Fixing Tiny Text in Windows

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. […]

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Reduce File History size on Windows 10

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 […]

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How to migrate from Evernote to OneNote

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, […]

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How to remove True Key by Intel Security

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 […]

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Fix Windows 10 Start Menu problems

Microsoft's Start Menu troubleshooter has been designed to fix start menu problems that you experience when running devices with Windows 10. While the start menu may have lost some of its appeal […]

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Enhanced Anti-Spoofing for Windows 10

Microsoft's Windows 10 operating system supports a whole array of biometric login and authentication options. Instead of having to log in typing a username and password, Windows 10 users can use their […]

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Remove the Microsoft XPS Document Writer printer

Microsoft XPS Document Writer is a printer that is installed on all recent versions of the Microsoft operating system by default. The printer enables you to create XPS documents that use the […]

If your PC does not turn on anymore, try this

I'm not a hardware guy. While I'm capable of building a PC from scratch by selecting compatible components and putting it all together, I'm only interested in hardware when I'm about to […]

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How to customize This PC on Windows 10

Microsoft's Windows 10 operating system provides virtually no option to change what the "This PC" in File Explorer displays. The menu displays all drives by default as well as default system folders […]

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How to list Registry changes by time

The default Windows Registry editor, much like many other default programs that ship with the operating system, is functional but severely lacking when it comes to features that it provides. Search for […]

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How to download all Windows Spotlight images

Windows Spotlight is a fairly new feature that is exclusively available on devices running Windows 10 that changes the lockscreen experience by displaying new images on a regular basis with options to […]

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Advanced Microsoft Enhanced Mitigation Experience Toolkit (EMET) Tips

The Microsoft Enhanced Mitigation Experience Toolkit, short EMET, is an optional download for all supported client and server versions of Microsoft's Windows operating system that adds exploit mitigation to the system's defenses. […]

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The best way to clone a hard drive (least time-consuming, error-prone)

The boot drive of my main PC has been a 128 Gigabyte Crucial m4 Solid State Drive for a long time. While that worked out well up until now, I always had […]