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How to Remove Bloatware on Windows 10

Bloatware apps usually do nothing more than take up space on a user’s hard drive so many users wonder how to get rid of the apps which they find no use for. Uninstalling bloatware apps from Windows 10 is not a difficult process and it’s something that can be performed …

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Fix: High Disk Usage after Fall Creators Update 1709

Windows 10 Fall Creators Update also known as Windows 10 1709 is codenamed “Redstone 3” and is the 4th major update to Windows 10 and is the third in a series of updates planned under the Redstone codename. It was released to the public on 17th October 2017. It is …

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How to Get Euro Symbol on Standard QWERTY US Keyboard

The need to type the Euro sign as quickly as possible is understandable since it’s the main currency in most European countries. But even if your keyboard is listing the € (euro) sign on the number 4 key, pressing Shift + 4 will only produce the $ (dollar) symbol with …

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Fix: VPN not working after 1709 Update

The Fall Creators Update 1709 was one of the most anticipated updates after Windows 10. It contains a lot of new features and improved ease of access. Various bugs were fixed along with improving the performance and reducing the vulnerabilities of the whole system. Like all Windows updates, this update …

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Fix: Double Login Issue after Fall Creators Update 1709

The Fall Creators Update 1709 was one of the most anticipated updates after Windows 10. It contains a lot of new features and improved ease of access. Various bugs were fixed along with improving the performance and reducing the vulnerabilities of the whole system. Like all Windows updates, this update …

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Fix: No Sound after Fall Creators Update 1709

Windows Fall Creators update rolled out recently and is predicted as one of the fastest updates to be installed by the users. While the new update offered many new features and improvements, it was also packed with many conflicts. One of these conflicts includes the sound disappearing from your computer. …

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Fix: There’s nothing to record play some more on Xbox App

The next best thing after playing your favorite PC game is being able to capture some of the most intense or some of the funniest moments you encounter during the game. Microsoft was able to identify this need and that is the reason why Windows 10 offers the Game Bar …

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Fix: Remote Procedure Call Failed Error When Opening Photos or Pictures

A “Remote Procedure” is a sequence of instructions which exists outside the current (local) program. The current program sends a message to the remote program to execute these instructions. If this process fails i.e. the remote program is unable/doesn’t execute the instructions, we get the error Remote Procedure Call Failed. …

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Fix: Windows Update Error 800f0902

Error 800f0902 is a transient error. In most cases, it appears because the update installer (Trusted Installer) is busy processing requests from another client. Because it handles important OS files, Trusted Installer cannot be interrupted until it finishes the task at hand. This issue is usually seen when installing Windows OS updates. …

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How to Fix Error 0x8007007B When Activating Windows 10

The 0x8007007B error is encountered when users attempting to activate their Windows operating system. It will occur mostly on Windows 10, but you may also be presented with it when upgrading to Windows 10 from Windows 7 or Windows 8.1. This error will typically appear when users install Windows using volume-licensed …

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Fix: Application Error 0xc0000022

The error 0xc0000022 is often associated with legacy applications running into compatibility problems with the latest versions of Windows (Windows 10 and Windows 8.1). But you might also encounter this error message when running Adobe Acrobat reader, opening a PDF file or running another Adobe product. Some antivirus suites are …

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Fix: Windows 10 Update 1709 Fails to Install

Windows launch updates to its existing operating system for security improvements, bug fixes and overall improvement in the interface. These updates roll out after a specific set of time and are available for the user to download and install. However, there are several cases when the update fails to install …

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Fix: Windows 10 Sign In Error 0x8009002d

Being able to use multiple user accounts on your Windows 10 computer is definitely a major advantage because these accounts can operate without affecting each other greatly and the owner of the computer can always manage their accounts and restrict them from using certain features or changing certain settings. This …

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Fix: Windows Button or Key not Working

Since the invention of the start menu, keyboards have had the Windows key (also known as the Winkey). This is a physical key with the Microsoft Windows logo embedded on keyboards usually on the left of the keyboard which is linked to the Start Menu, so when you press this …

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Fix: Windows 10 Taskbar Not Hiding

Auto-hiding the taskbar is a great way to add extra space to your desktop and make it look spacious. Occasionally, it can be stubborn and refuse to hide when it is supposed to. When you are using the auto-hide feature of Windows taskbar, it will stay hidden until an application …

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How to Disable Avast Antivirus Temporarily

Avast Antivirus is a family of internet security applications developed by Avast Software for various platforms. It is one of the most popular antivirus software being ranked number one in 2017. Avast is a very effective and diligent antivirus as compared to other competitors. However, sometimes Avast blocks the access …

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Fix: Cortana Search Bar Turned White

Cortana is a virtual assistant created by Microsoft. It can set reminders, recognize voice commands without the use of keyboard and answer questions using search engines. It is available in many languages and is one of the most widely used virtual assistants developed for computers. By default, Cortana has a …

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What Is: wuapihost.exe

Microsoft Windows is the most used operating system in the world which consists of thousands of different modules running in sync with each other. However, there may arise a case when one module/application doesn’t quite synchronize properly which may flag it as a ‘bug’. Even though it might not be …

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Fix: Apps Reopening Upon Shutdown/Restart After 1709 Update

Windows 10 Fall Creators Update also known as Windows 10 1709 is codenamed “Redstone 3” and is the 4th major update to Windows 10 and is the third in a series of updates planned under the Redstone codename. It was released to the public on 17th October 2017. It is …

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Fix: Spacebar Not Working without Holding the Fn Key

Imagine a keyboard without a spacebar. There is nothing much you will do without it; in fact nothing at all. It is estimated the spacebar is pressed 5 times every 10 seconds when typing. This makes it the most pressed key. Whenever a user is asked to press any key …

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Fix: Cannot Access Network Shares after Update 1709

Windows 10 Fall Creators Update also known as Windows 10 1709 is codenamed “Redstone 3” and is the 4th major update to Windows 10 and is the third in a series of updates planned under the Redstone codename. It was released to the public on 17th October 2017. It is …

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Fix: The AC power adapter type cannot be determined

The essential part of a laptop that makes it portable is the rechargeable battery. Batteries have given devices the much needed freedom of movement that humanity craves. However, you will need an AC adapter in order to charge your laptop battery. For Dell users, charging their batteries has somewhat been …

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What is: softthinks agent service & How to Disable It

SoftThinks Agent Service occurs as a process named “SftService.exe” in the task manager. For some users, it is closely related to “toaster.exe”. SoftThinks Agent Service is part of a Dell Backup and Recovery Utility that belongs to the Dell Backup and Recovery or Dell DataSafe Local Backup or AlienRespawn in …

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How to Fix DELL Diagnostic Error 2000-0142

When you hard drive is dying, you will get obvious symptoms like constant data corruption, freezing when copying or saving data, long start-up times, and constant repair screens during boot. However, you cannot tell for sure if the problem resides with the HDD unless you do a Pre-boot System Analysis …

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Fix: High CPU Usage by LockAppHost.exe

Windows 10 is one of the most used operating systems in the world with its cumulative updates rolling out time to time. It offers ease of access and a lot of features as compared to other operating systems. Since each operating system is very complex and involves a lot of …

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