Fix Missing Windows Default Apps in Windows 10

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For the most part, Windows 10 has been quite successful since it’s release. This doesn’t mean it hasn’t had its share of problems, though. Now that we are getting big updates twice a year from Redmond, it seems like there will be unavoidable glitches along the way. I recently upgraded a Windows 10 machine for […]

Create a Windows 10 System Image Backup

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Windows 10 is probably the most stable and usable OS Microsoft has released since Windows 7. However, that doesn’t mean you won’t run into serious issues at some point. I always make sure I create a full system image of my Windows 10 PC every several months. When you create a system image, you can […]

3 Free Tools to Benchmark a Windows Gaming PC

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I recently bought my first custom gaming PC and the first thing I wanted to check after I got it was how well it benchmarked against other gaming systems. I started searching and testing out a bunch of benchmark programs for Windows, but realized quickly that only a few were good. In this article, I’m […]

Find and Change Your Hostname in Ubuntu

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If you need to know the name of your Ubuntu computer, this post shows you several ways to find it. We will will also show you how to easily change your host name. In Ubuntu 17.x, there is a device name and a host name, which seem to be different. The device name shows up […]

View the List of Services Hosted by the svchost.exe Process in Windows

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Svchost.exe is a process that hosts other Windows services that perform various system functions. There can be multiple instances of svchost.exe running on your computer, with each instance containing a different service. We published a post a while back on what you can do if svchost.exe is using up a high percentage of your CPU. […]

How to Fix a Low Disk Space Warning in Windows

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Even though traditional hard drives have gotten cheaper over the years, a lot of people still have primary drives that are 500 GB or less in size. Why? Well, mostly because newer computers come with solid states drives (SSDs) and the larger sizes are just too expensive. If you’re getting a low disk space warning […]

Join a Windows XP Computer to a Windows 7/8/10 Homegroup

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Once you have setup a homegroup using Windows 7/8/10 on your network, the next step is to fine-tune it so that all the older computers can find each other. All Windows 7 and higher computers will easily be able to join the homegroup by just using the password, but if your network contains computers running […]

How to Change a Drive Letter in Windows

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A task you will most likely have to perform a few times in Windows is changing the drive letter for an external hard drive, mapped network drive, or DVD drive. Sometimes when you plug in a USB flash drive, it doesn’t automatically get a drive letter assigned to it and it may not show up […]

How to Delete the Windows.old folder in Windows 7/8/10

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If you have tried upgrading your Windows PC and it has failed a couple of times due to various annoying reasons, you’ve probably come to realize that there is a large chunk of disk space being eaten up by a folder called Windows.old. Windows.old is automatically generated whenever you perform an installation of Windows with […]

Use Reliability Monitor to Check Windows Stability

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Ever had to purchase a used computer with Windows already installed and wanted to know if the operating system was stable or not? Sometimes with just a cursory look, you won’t be able to tell if Windows is corrupt or having other issues. A quick way to see the state of a Windows machine is […]