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Windows 8.1

PC shut off using 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 [...]

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 taskbar color

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 [...]

Reset Windows 8.1 to original settings

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 [...]

change low batter warning percentage in Windows

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 [...]

troubleshoot Blue Screen Error in Windows 7 and 8

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 [...]

troubleshoot 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 [...]

troubleshoot windows search service

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 [...]

troubleshoot remove desktop.ini file

A very common question on this topic is if desktop.ini is a virus or not? First of all, the desktop ini file is created automatically inside every folder. This is a hidden file. So if you choose not to show hidden files in your system settings, it won’t show up. ( Another file similar to [...]