Windows 10

Troubleshoot Printer Stuck in Offline Status in Windows

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If you have tried to print a document in Windows 10, you know that it won’t print unless the printer is online. Usually, this just involves turning on your printer and waiting a few seconds for the status to change from offline to online. Unfortunately, this doesn’t happen all the time. Instead, the printer will […]

Windows Defender vs. Security Essentials vs Safety Scanner

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Microsoft loves to confuse their users as most people have found out using Windows 8. Not only was Windows 8 confusing, but Microsoft keeps changing how the new operating system works with every update. One of the most confusing aspects to Windows 7 and Windows 8 is the anti-virus solutions provided by Microsoft. Should you […]

Fix Windows 10 App Opens Then Closes

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Are some or all of your Windows 10 apps not working properly? Previously, I wrote an article on how to fix the problem of missing Windows Store apps and recently I had a client who bought a Windows 10 machine to me where the Windows apps would appear to open, but then would close immediately. If […]

Ultimate Troubleshooting Guide for Windows 10 Not Going to Sleep

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Previously, I had written an article about Windows 7 not going to sleep mode properly. One would think this problem would be fixed in the latest version of Windows operating system: Windows 10. Unfortunately, this is not the case. Actually, it seems to be an issue with certain versions of Windows 10. Once I upgraded […]

Fix Black Screen on Windows 10 Laptop with Intel HD Graphics

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If you have been playing around with Windows 10 recently and tried installing it on a laptop that has Intel HD graphics, you may have been surprised when you try to boot and end up with a black screen! At least I was! I have a Dell laptop and installing Windows 10 was fine with […]

Device Association Framework High CPU Usage in Windows 10?

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If you have recently starting using Windows 10, you may have run into an issue where everything starts to run really slow. If you ended up looking at the processes running in Windows 10, you may have noticed a certain process eating up a lot of your CPU. At least that’s what happened to me […]

Turn on Fast Startup Missing in Windows 8/10 Power Options?

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If you have a PC running Windows 8 or Windows 10, you definitely want to make sure your machine is booting as fast as possible. By default, Windows 8/10 enables a feature called Fast Startup or Hybrid Shutdown that can load Windows 8/10 as quickly as 5 seconds on certain hardware. Basically, it performs a […]

How to Tell if a Folder is Shared in Windows 10

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Starting in Windows 7 and continuing into Windows 8/10, Microsoft has removed the feature whereby when you shared a folder, it would change the folder icon so that you could immediately tell it was being shared. Instead, they moved this info to the Details pane, which is shown at the bottom of Windows Explorer in […]

What Happened to Disk Defragmenter in Windows 8/10?

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In Windows 8 and Windows 10, the name for a few features from Windows 7 have changed. For example, Windows Anytime Upgrade is now called Add Features to Windows 8/10. 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 […]

How to Run Disk Cleanup in Windows 10

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Even though Disk Cleanup is not a very often used tool in Windows, it still does come in handy and I have found that it does a good job of getting rid of some stuff that other cleaners can’t. In Windows 10, you can open Disk Cleanup in a number of ways. In this post, […]