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Microsoft is sending you Windows 10 by download. Whether you want it or not.

It looks like Microsoft is doing what everyone was trying to say “They would never do”. Forcing Windows 10 on us even if it’s not wanted. If you have Automatic Updates turned on and using one of the versions of … Continue reading

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How to Unlock a Word Document under Windows

Some authors (for example, of forms to be filled out) “lock” their documents under Windows. This is annoying, as it prevents you from fixing errors or adding anything to the document. If you web-search on “unlock word document” or “unlocking … Continue reading

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Recover a corrupted registry that prevents Windows XP from starting

When you try to start or restart your Windows XP-based computer, you may receive one of the following error messages: Windows XP could not start because the following file is missing or corrupt: \WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\CONFIG\SYSTEM Windows XP could not start because … Continue reading

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Need a Windows 7 DVD? Microsoft has you covered.

Things have changed but Windows 7 downloads are still available just in a different place with different instructions. As much as I hate outdated information popping up in search results, I have left the old instructions here in case you … Continue reading

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A List of Run Commands for Windows 7

Windows logo key + R Administrative Tools Administrative Tools = control admintools Authorization Manager = azman.msc Component Services = dcomcnfg Certificate Manager = certmgr.msc Direct X Troubleshooter = dxdiag Display Languages = lpksetup ODBC Data Source Administrator = odbcad32 File … Continue reading

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Thinking of buying a Chromebook – Here is a good explaination of a chromebook

Put Chromebooks in proper context: This is not a joke – TechRepublic.

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Wish you had the old Start Menu back in windows 8?

A very simple way to do this is by using a feature available since the taskbar debuted in Windows 95! Right-click the taskbar Select Toolbars > New Toolbar… Point it to “C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs”

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10 things to try when applications won't work with Windows 8

Takeaway: If you have problems getting an app to run on Windows 8, all’s not lost. One of these strategies or workarounds may get the application running. Windows 8 is more forgiving with regard to application compatibility than some of … Continue reading

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