Fix NT Kernel & System Process CPU Usage in Windows 7

August 26th, 2012 by Aseem Kishore File in: Windows 7


I recently ran into a strange problem where a process called System (NT Kernel & System) was using about 15 to 30 percent of the CPU on my Windows 7 machine all the time. In the above screenshot, System is using 0 percent CPU, which is how it normally should be. The system process basically […]

Troubleshoot and Fix Office 2013 Problems with Repair

August 25th, 2012 by Aseem Kishore File in: Office Tips

programs and features.png

If you’re having problems with any Office 2013 program like Word 2013, Excel 2013 or Outlook 2013, you can always perform a repair, which will try to fix any issues that may be causing the program to not load properly or  some other type of problem. To repair Office 2013, you first have to open […]

Office 2013 – Replace Someone’s SkyDrive with Your Name

August 24th, 2012 by Aseem Kishore File in: Office Tips


In Office 2013, you can save your documents to the cloud using Microsoft’s SkyDrive cloud service. You get a decent amount of free space and you can access your files via Mac, Windows, the Internet, or smartphone if you saves your files there. I have tested it out by using my SkyDrive account and it […]

What Happened to Disk Defragmenter in Windows 8?

August 23rd, 2012 by Aseem Kishore File in: Featured Posts, Windows 8

optimize drives.png

In Windows 8, the name for a lot of features in Windows 7 has changed. For example, Windows Anytime Upgrade is now called Add Features to Windows 8. Disk Defragmenter has now been changed to Optimize Drives.  Not really sure why the name changes were necessary, but if you’re looking for something in Windows 8 […]

Difference between Windows Media Center and Windows Media Player in Windows 8

August 22nd, 2012 by Aseem Kishore File in: Windows 8

add features to windows 8.png

If you haven’t heard already, Windows 8 has one huge chunk of software missing that used to be included by default: Windows Media Center. Due to media decoding licensing costs that OEMs have to pay for DVD playback capabilities, Microsoft has removed Windows Media Center from Windows 8 completely. There are two ways to get […]

Create a Desktop Shortcut to All Apps in Windows 8

August 21st, 2012 by Aseem Kishore File in: Windows 8


Windows 8 removed the Start Menu and now if you want to see all the apps that you have installed on your system, you have to go to the Start Screen, right-click and then click on All apps. I personally find this very annoying since previously I could just click on Start and All Programs! […]

Fix Windows Explorer Window Opening on Startup

August 20th, 2012 by Aseem Kishore File in: Windows 7

explorer libraries.png

I recently ran into a really annoying problem on my Windows 7 64-bit PC: every time I restarted it and booted into Windows, the Windows Explorer Libraries window would pop up. It never occurred before and I could not pinpoint any particular software or update that I had installed that would cause it to start […]

Copy Data Off a Laptop or Desktop Hard Drive

August 19th, 2012 by Aseem Kishore File in: How-To

hard drive.png

I recently had a client who was running Windows 7 and got a horrific computer virus that prevented him from starting up his computer. Unfortunately, he had a ton of files on his hard drive that he needed and therefore could not simply format and start from scratch. If you are in a similar situation […]

7 Useful Keyboard Shortcuts for Windows 8

August 18th, 2012 by Aseem Kishore File in: Featured Posts, Windows 8

windows 8 shortcuts.png

Previously, I had written about 12 keyboard shortcuts for Windows 8 on Online Tech Tips and today I’m here to write about a few more! With the new Metro UI in Windows 8, keyboard shortcuts make a lot more sense to use now. Previously, I had never used keyboard shortcuts with any prior version of […]

Fix Missing Windows Metro Apps in Windows 8

August 17th, 2012 by Aseem Kishore File in: Windows 8

missing apps windows 8.png

If you recently upgraded Windows 8 Release Preview or Windows 8 Consumer Preview to Windows 8 RTM, you may have run into a couple of strange problems like missing apps and tiles. Some users have reported that the Desktop tile was missing from their Start Screen and a bunch of other preinstalled apps like Windows […]