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How to: Downgrade Windows 10 after the 30-Day Rollback Period

Microsoft knows exactly how tough it can be to make peace with change, which is the reason why, on top of offering free Windows 10 upgrades to all licensed Windows 7 and 8.1 users, the company quite generously also provides users who have upgraded to Windows 10 for free with …

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Fixing the Windows 10 Start Menu with the Windows 10 Start Menu Troubleshooter

The Windows 10 Start Menu has been and continues to be one of the most problematic parts of the entire Operating System ever since Windows 10 first came out. Seeing as though some of the most common and troublesome Windows 10 issues are related to the Windows 10 Start Menu, …

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FIX: CTRL + TAB Hotkey Combination Not Working on a Computer with an NVIDIA GPU

Windows has hordes of different hotkey combinations that make navigating computers easier for Windows users. One of the most popular and most commonly used hotkey combinations on Windows is CTRL + TAB. CTRL + TAB is the keyboard shortcut that can be used to switch to the next tab when …

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Fix: Numeric Keypad Not Working in Windows 10

When it comes to typing numbers into a computer, nothing beats the practicality, usability and comfort offered by the dedicated numeric keypad that is found on all standard computer keyboards. Almost all computer users prefer typing numbers into their computers using the dedicated numeric keypad as opposed to the row …

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SOLVED: If playback doesn’t begin shortly try restarting your device

Some Windows 10 users reported that they are not able to play some selected videos from Youtube on web browsers like Google Chrome, Firefox, Waterfox and Microsoft Edge, whereas most of videos might work properly. This problem may be caused due to variety of reasons like hardware acceleration is enabled …

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FIX: KERNEL_SECURITY_CHECK_FAILURE BSOD in Windows 10

Ever since late last year, many Windows 10 users have been suffering from and continue to suffer from a problem where their computer randomly shuts down, displaying a KERNEL_SECURITY_CHECK_FAILURE BSOD (Blue Screen of Death). In most cases, this issue is seen on computers with both an integrated Intel HD Graphics …

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FIX: Definition Update for Windows Defender Fails with Error 0x80070643

When installing updates for their computers from Windows Update, many users have reported a single update – a Definition Update for Windows Defender – failing, with the error code 0x80070643 being associated with the issue. Definition Updates for Windows Defender come with new and updated definitions for all known viruses …

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Fix: Are You Sure You Want to Copy This File Without its Properties?

Sometimes, when moving or copying a file from an NTFS drive to a drive that is formatted as FAT (FAT16, FAT32 or any other kind of FAT file system), your Windows computer might display a popup that asks you the following question: “Are you sure you want to copy this …

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FIX: Windows 10 Computer Not Shutting Down Completely

Many Windows 10 users have reported an issue where their computers fail to shut down completely. Users suffering from this problem see that when they shut their computers down, their computers power down but lights within and on the case of their computers stay on, and many components inside the …

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FIX: Windows Shell Common DLL has stopped working

A DLL file contains data and sets of functions that other programs in Windows use on a daily basis. For example the dialog boxes that you interact with in Windows use various functions from the Comdlg32 DLL file. Every process in Windows depends on a DLL(s) one way or the …

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FIX: Asus Computer Boots Into Aptio Setup Utility Instead of Booting Into its OS

The Aptio Setup Utility is kind of a variant of the BIOS setup utility, although the Aptio Setup Utility usually only comes with Asus desktops and laptops. Quite a lot of Asus computer users have faced and continue to face an issue where their computer continuously boots into the Aptio …

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Fix: DVD Drive Not Reading Discs in Windows 10

Many people have complained of their Windows 10 computers not being able to successfully read CDs and DVDs that have data on them and either stating that the discs are blank or not displaying any of the data that they contain. This is a pretty well-known issue pertaining to Windows …

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How to Use Shutdown Timer to Schedule Windows Shutdown Timings

Installing a program that’s going to take hours to install or downloading something from the internet that’s going to take a few hours? If that’s the case, you certainly won’t want to be by your computer’s side the whole time so that you can simply shut it down once it’s …

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FIX: “Locate Link Browser” Popup When Clicking on Links in Outlook 2003 on Windows 10

While most people are completely accustomed to using newer versions of Microsoft Office programs such as Outlook, many still prefer to use vintage versions such as Outlook 2003, even with Operating Systems that are as advanced and latest as Windows 10. However, the problem here is the fact that Outlook …

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Fix: wifitask.exe is causing High CPU Usage

Windows 10 is a great addition to the line of Microsoft’s Operating Systems. It has been well received in the majority. Where home users are migrating towards Windows 10 in bulks, corporations have also started deploying it in workplaces too. As its number of users increase, bugs and glitches are …

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SOLVED: Microsoft Edge Can’t be opened using the built-in Administrator Account

With the release of Windows 10, Microsoft introduced its brand new built in internet browser called Microsoft Edge. Its predecessor, Internet Explorer has largely been neglected by users in the past due to its bulkiness, cluttered interface and a low level of security against bloatwares, etc. but Microsoft Edge changes …

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SOLVED: Cannot open this item. Outlook has already begun transmitting this message

Outlook is an amazing desktop email client. However, that does not mean that Outlook is perfect. There are many issues that plague all the many different versions of Outlook, and one of these issues occurs when an email that an affected user sends out gets stuck in the Outbox folder …

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SOLVED: Stop Windows 7 from Upgrading to Windows 10

Windows 10 – the latest and greatest in a long line of Windows Operating Systems – is certainly not every Windows user’s cup of tea. Most Windows users aren’t even ready for everything that Windows 10 has to offer and brings with it, and that is especially the case with …

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How to Create a Windows (7/8/10) System Image

A system image is an exact copy of all of the HDDs/SSDs connected to a computer which can be used to restore the computer to the precise state it was in at the time of the creation of the system image. By default, only the partition of the Hard Drive …

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SOLVED: Windows 10 Won’t Install or Download Updates

While Windows 10 is the latest and greatest iteration of the Windows Operating System in existence, it is far from perfect. That being the case, Microsoft periodically rolls out tons of updates for both Windows 10 and the programs and applications that it contains. Unlike with older versions of Windows, …

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FIX: Task Scheduler service is not available. Task Scheduler will attempt to reconnect to it.

Like all other aspects of Windows 10, the Task Scheduler is also affected by quite a lot of different issues and problems. One issue, in particular, is where affected users receive the following error message whenever they try to launch Task Scheduler: “Task Scheduler service is not available. Task Scheduler …

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How to Find Your Windows 7/8/10 Product Keys

In order to be activated, all versions of Windows require a specific product key that is given to the buyer of the Operating System by Microsoft. Once you have activated a Windows product, however, losing the product key you got for it is almost inevitable. Thankfully, though, the product key …

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SOLVED: Make the Num Lock Stay On At Startup in Windows 7/Vista

Almost every Windows Vista and Windows 7 user expects their computer’s Num Lock to be turned on automatically when they boot it up and it gets to the Windows login screen. However, many Windows 7/Vista users have been and continue to be affected by an issue where their computer’s Num …

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FIX: Black Squares Behind Folder Icons in Windows 10

If you’ve suddenly started seeing black squares behind some of the icons for your folders on your Windows 10 computer, don’t worry as there is nothing wrong with your eyesight. In fact, this is an issue that many Windows 10 users have been affected by in the past and continue …

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FIX: 80%+ RAM and Disk Usage by Windows Explorer When Loading Folders Containing .TS Files

A number of Windows 10 users are affected by an incredibly peculiar little issue pertaining to a Windows process named Windows Explorer – the service behind Windows’ File Explorer. Users affected by this issue see that when they attempt to open and view the contents of a folder that contains …

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