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win 8 restart explorer exe

We all come across situations when we are forced to restart computer. Sometimes, the software or hardware problems in computer might cause it to completely freeze and there is nothing much we can do, other than restarting computer to start all over again. Then, there is the possibility of software installation, registry edit or a [...]

windows 8 boot problem

Windows 8 or 8.1 might fail to boot to desktop after installing Windows update. The windows update may not have installed properly leading to a corrupted file resulting in system crash. Here is a step by step instruction to fix reboot loop after installing Windows 8.1 updates. Restart computer in Safe Mode You may not [...]

windows 8.1 update error 0x80240031

Just the other day, tried upgrading to Windows 8.1 on my friends computer and encountered this error message. “Something happened and the Windows 8.1 couldn’t be installed. Please try again. Error code: 0x80240031” There can be multiple reasons for this error message. This can be an issue with corrupted file, compatibility issues with software or [...]

Thumbnail Preview Window registry tweak

One of the feature of Windows 8 is ability to see a thumbnail preview of an open applications Just point towards an open application in taskbar. Here is a trick to increase the size of this preview window. Log in as administrator Press Windows Key + R for Run window, type regedit to open registry [...]

windows 8 safe mode

Safe Mode is an essential troubleshooting tool for every windows owners. It is part of the advanced windows troubleshooting mode. Till Windows 8, going to safe mode is simple, just keep tapping F8 and there will be a screen to select any of the advanced windows troubleshooting mode. From Windows 8, the steps are still [...]

unable to print from website

Are you facing problems with unable to print from website? The print content maybe anything from printing the contents of webpage or documents and pdf displayed inside the webpage. Let me show the step by step procedure to fix printing issues from website. Step by step procedure to fix unable to print from website Find [...]

choosing wireless router

Every home and office is equipped with a wireless router these days. Most users don’t have to mess around with wireless settings as it is might be already configured by your ISP or the technician who installed the router. But at times, you may end up in situations where you have to make changes to [...]

avast crash windows 8.1

After installing the latest update KB3000850, Avast users reported having problems with Windows 8.1. The latest update includes new features and improvements.  More language packs for 8.1 Defence-in-depth security and Schannel hardening Improved Web Services for Devices (WSD) printer support during network switches Performance and reliability improvements in clustered virtual machine mission-critical environments Additional support [...]

speed up windows

We all love to work on a computer which runs faster and respond quickly. If you have a decent hardware configuration, your computer should work fine as the latest operating systems are designed to perform faster operations. However, you may notice your computer turns sluggish after a certain period of time. This can be because [...]

registry hack for windows 8 touchscreen

Windows 8 and 8.1 are optimized to work on touchscreen. The default touchscreen response is good. But, would you like to make it more responsive than the default settings. A simple registry change can make the difference and improve your user experience. Steps to increase touchscreen responsiveness in Windows 8 and 8.1 Press Windows Key [...]

disable autorun

When a USB, external hard disk or a CD/DVD is inserted, Windows automatically displays AutoPlay window to display the choice of action to perform. AutoPlay or Autorun feature normally is not a threat, but considered nuisance by users who frequently connect and disconnect external devices. Another problem is, if an external device is infected, a [...]

Fix BAD_POOL_CALLER Blue Screen Error

BAD_POOL_CALLER is a blue screen error (BSOD error) which commonly happens in Windows OS mainly Windows Vista, 7, 8 and 8.1. Most of the time, the error messages are not fixed. It may happen any time when you are working on your computer or laptop. Step by Step Method to Fix BAD_POOL_CALLER Blue Screen Error Check [...]

encrypt windows 8.1

Starting with Windows Vista, Microsoft introduced built in encryption for protecting your valuable data. The presence of this built in feature is dictated by which edition of Operating system is installed on your PC. For e.g, Windows 7 Home edition don’t support encryption while Pro edition support edition. You need to make sure the edition [...]

cd dvd drive not recognised

Rarely, we come across problems related to CD/DVD drive. Even if there is an issue, it is mostly related to its internal mechanism. But there are cases, when these CD/DVD drive is not getting recognized by the computer even when the drive is working fine. If you come across a situation where you cannot find [...]

Fix Crashing Apps windows 8.1

There are some issues with Apps not working after upgrading to Windows 8.1 or installing some updates. Try these steps if you face the same issues on your computer. Repair Windows Store Right click on Start -> Select command prompt (admin) Copy the command powershell -ExecutionPolicy Unrestricted Add-AppxPackage -DisableDevelopmentMode -Register $Env:SystemRoot\WinStore\AppxManifest.XML Paste it inside command [...]

god mode windows 8

Previously, I have written about what is and how to create god mode in Windows 7. In this article, we will see how to create Windows 8 god mode. God mode is simply an easy way to access all administrative options under a single window. For a system administrator or users who regularly toggle with [...]

windows 8

Here is another problem. This time my PC seems to have shut down problems with Windows 8.1. Scenario: My Desktop is relatively new (assembled on Nov 1st 2013) with i7 Haswell Processor, Asus Z87 PRO Motherboard and Win 8.1. I had problems in the beginning with Win 8.1, most of them related to Asus driver [...]

windows 8.1

Usually when you log into Windows 8 or 8.1, you will be taken straight to Metro UI. Microsoft meant well by introducing the Metro User Interface for the purpose of introducing Apps and working on touch screen devices. But not all are comfortable with Metro Interface especially the ones who use a regular PC and [...]

windows 8.1

It’s been 2 week now (Nov 1st) since I installed Windows 8.1 on my brand new assembled computer with a Haswell processor and Asus Z87 Pro motherboard. Initially everything looked fine and I was loving Windows 8.1 more. Then I noticed the Wi-Fi keeps disconnecting in Windows 8 and 8.1. None of the initial diagnostic [...]

Windows Aero color scheme alert

Do you get a pop up  from Windows Aero to change color scheme to improve system performance. This alert usually pops up when you play high end PC games such as Battlefield 4, Arma 3 etc. The error message seems to pop up from Windows Aero with  3 choices. Disable Aero Don’t disable, but ask [...]

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