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Windows 8.1

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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