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fix file system restrictions problem

Have you ever come across a situation where you cannot delete a file because of file permission problems? Have you had problems with uninstalling program or installing a program because of file permission problems? Why Windows use file permissions Microsoft introduced file permissions to make Windows more secure. Microsoft introduced file permissions with Windows NT [...]


Are you frequently getting disconnected from Internet? Do you have to frequently use Refresh button to reload webpages? Do you have to frequently turn off and then turn on WiFi to get connected to internet? Finally, do you get this error message on your chrome browser frequently? This site can’t be reached <website name> server [...]

windows photo slide show

Photos are windows to the past. Watching these pictures displayed as a slide show is something that we all enjoy. The same can be done on your PC. How to display photos as slideshow In Windows 7 Open the photo folder On the top left side, click Slide show In Windows 8 and 10 Open the Photo folder Click [...]

turn my pc into a hotspot

A WiFi hotspot allow all the devices including desktops, laptops, smart devices etc. to connect to internet from a common point.  You can also set your PC into WiFi hotspot and allow the nearby devices to connect internet using the hotspot. Why use PC as WiFi Hotspot In most homes, there is a router which [...]

Windows 8 activation error 0xC004F01F

Error 0xC004F01F usually appears after installing Windows update. The windows will start showing the following error to activate Windows 8. Even if you try to update using the original activation key, it still fails. “The following failure occurred while trying to use the product key: Code: 0xC004F01F Description: The Software Licensing Service determined that the [...]

Use Notepad as a Diary

windows notepad log

Notepad is a simple text editor. There are limitations to notepad when it comes to editing and formatting text. At the same time, there are also many hidden features in Notepad which can be very useful. One such feature allows Notepad to insert date and time automatically when that file is opened. This feature make [...]

windows search index

Windows Search is one of the major feature of Windows operating system. Windows search have improved tremendously since the evolution of improved versions of Windows. With Windows 10, Windows search is now much faster. However trying to find a file using Windows search won’t necessarily get you the search results. This is because not all [...]

Windows Update Error 80244019

The error is related to Windows update. The error usually happens when an update is initiated from your end when you want to manually check and install updates. Users who prefer to install Windows update automatically rarely see this error. Usually a simple restart and update fix most problems. But if the update is returning [...]

speed up windows

One of the easiest way to send a file or folder to a certain location is by using the Send To option. All you need is just right click on the file or folder, use the send to option to send file to a pre-defined location. But what if you want to send it to [...]

automatic shut off timer

We all come across situations where we want the PC to shutdown automatically at a certain time. Unfortunately, there are no default applications which can do the job. There are some third party programs which can help you with scheduling this function. But without the help of third party programs, you can easily schedule a [...]

bookmark registry

Registry is one important and delicate area in an operating system. There are thousands of keys and sub-keys. So if you are not sure about the location of a particular key, it might take some time to find out which you have to live with. Just like bookmarking websites, you can also bookmark a registry [...]

windows search index

Default task bar color is blue, the blue commonly associated with Windows. But it is possible to change the color of taskbar. Press Windows Key + R for Run window Type control panel Go to Appearance and Personalization, then Personalization Select Windows color Choose from one of the listed colors Save changes This should change [...]

windows 8.1 re-install

We all know Windows OS is prone to variety of issues. The OS is constantly under threat from viruses and malware. There is the possibility of software compatibility issues which might mess with file integrity and corrupt files. The result, you might end up with a messed up OS. Majority of these issues can be [...]

Fix “The operation has been cancelled due to restrictions in effect on this computer”

The operation has been cancelled due to restrictions in effect on this computer. Please contact your system administrator. This error message usually happens when you try to send an email message by clicking on the webpage link. When the link is clicked, it should open automatically open your default email client, usually Outlook. Instead, you [...]

windows low battery warning

If you use a windows laptop or notebook, you might have noticed the notification pop up whenever the battery charge reaches critical level. The notifications are usually displayed in 2 series. By default, the first one appears as pop up when the remaining battery charge is at 10%. At this point, it shows a low [...]

fix Blue Screen Error

With release of every new version of Windows, the operating system is getting more stable with less errors and less compatibility problems. But still the error happens. One of the most notorious errors that Windows is notorious is the blue screen error commonly called BSOD or Blue Screen Of Death. As the name suggests, it [...]

system restore Error 0x81000203

After the recent windows update, there are increased instances of getting error 0x81000203 while doing a system restore. Here is the error There was an unexpected error in the properties page: System Restore encountered an error. Please try to run System Restore again. (0x81000203) Please close the property page and try again. The problem seems to [...]

windows search service fix

Windows search service is used by the OS to provide enhanced search capabilities. It is responsible for finding and displaying the search results from the indexed list. The service significantly improve the search speed and is one of the features that Microsoft did right in Windows 8. Some users have reported problems with Windows Search [...]

desktop ini file removal

Just like thumbs.db, desktop.ini files are created automatically inside your computer. These files are hidden by default. To see desktop.ini files, you need to enable “show hidden files” option under Folder options. It’s natural to feel uncomfortable when you see the desktop.ini everywhere inside the computer. Even if you try to remove the file, it [...]

windows installer safe mode

Installing programs in Safe mode reduce the chances of software conflict since all third party software’s are disabled in Safe Mode. Uninstalling a program in Safe Mode is recommended especially in complicated cases where a software refuses to uninstall normally. But the problem is installing or uninstalling a program is disabled in Safe Mode by [...]

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