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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 […]

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How to monitor Spotify resource usage on Windows

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 […]

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Disable Nvidia Telemetry tracking on Windows

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 […]

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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 […]