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Free hard disk space in Windows 10

Every time when Windows install a major update, it automatically installs a rollback option that let users reverse back to a state before installing the update where the computer was working fine. This is a clever fail-safe option from Microsoft. Windows updates have a long-standing history of screwing up settings inside computers which was working [...]

automatic maintenance in Windows 10

Every computer needs maintenance. Most users don’t do regular maintenance on their computers. Even if they do, they may not do all the different steps that are involved in the maintenance. Windows 10 now has a maintenance feature which automatically does all the maintenance done without impacting performance or energy efficiency. Windows 10 Automatic Maintenance [...]

automatically delete location details from Google

Google finally seems to take privacy more seriously. Earlier this year a simpler and more transparent way to access your Location history and activities on the web and in apps and to delete data appeared. This seemed largely a reaction to the fuss after it turned out that your location could be accessed in other [...]

check PC overheating

Anyone sitting in front of their computer in a non-air-conditioned room may also notice that their system suddenly has a little more trouble than usual with certain tasks. It all takes a little longer, the place is just a little more unstable and the fans make more noise than usual. It is suspected that it [...]

windows 10 update prevent repair using sfc scan

Users who have updated their Windows 10 system can no longer repair corrupted system files. The System File Checker (SFC) ‘s scannow function does not work properly, so people with problems cannot solve it. Users who check if their system files are still intact with the sfc / scannow command cannot fix errors found. If [...]

find computer temperature

Checking the computer temperature frequently is essential to correctly diagnose the slow performance and frequent computer shut down without warning.  The fact is that in case of overheating of one of the component parts, the processing and transfer of data become much slower than usual, and in exceptional cases, when the temperature reaches critical points, [...]

windows-media-player-error

Windows Media Player, the default media player is one of the best and most widely used of all media player softwares. Being part of the operating system, the media player is also vulnerable to frequent errors and unexplained shutdowns. One of the most frequent error messages is when Windows Media Player refuses to open or [...]

windows 10 no sound after installing version 1308

Just finished troubleshooting the problem with no sound after installing Windows 10 Version 1803 Systems Update (KB4458469). KB4458469 seems to be the responsible file as the problem started after installing it with other cumulative updates. A quick restart after installing the update came up with a red cross which indicates the speaker is not working. [...]

Windows 10 error 0x800705b4 Version 1803

This was a new laptop and it was a fresh installation of Windows 10. So I was not expecting any problem in installing these updates. The update is as big as 3 to 3.5GB, so it took a long time to download. When the installation started, it took a long time but the installation failed multiple [...]

troubleshoot windows 10 lock screen not working

Windows 10 background slideshow seems to have stopped working in my computer after installing the latest 1308 update. It was only displaying one picture. The fix is simple. Here is how to Fix Windows 10 Lock screen slideshow not working. Windows spotlight is responsible for showing background pictures on your screen. The program also seems to [...]