Help Desk Geek – Page 11 – Help Desk Tips for IT Pros

How to Tell What Version of Windows You Have Installed

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Every installation of Windows has a major version, a specific version, and a build number. While you might never, ever need to know the specific version or the build number […]

How to Fix a Corrupt User Profile in Windows 10

by File in: Windows 10

In Windows 10, your user profile is stored in the user’s profile folder, which contains various settings like sound, screensavers, desktop backgrounds, taskbar preferences and personal folders. All these settings […]

What is SearchUI.exe and Do You Need It?

by File in: Windows 10

While certain elements of the Windows operating system (such as the system kernel) are vital for it to work, other parts are less important. If you’re trying to lower your […]

How to Migrate Windows 10 to a New Hard Drive

by File in: Windows 10

 If you’ve just upgraded your PC and want to migrate Windows 10 to a new hard drive, you’ll have to consider your options. This is a job that beginners might […]

How to Fix a System Thread Exception Not Handled BSOD

by File in: Windows 10

Windows 10’s “System Thread Exception Not Handled” BSOD (blue screen of death) error is associated with faulty, obsolete, or corrupt device drivers. In most cases, the stop code (usually 0x0000007E […]

Firefox vs Waterfox – Which Browser is Safer to Use?

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Mozilla Firefox is an open source software, which means that any user can access its code. If you know what you’re doing, you can make changes to the existing code, […]

What is mrt.exe in Windows and Is It Safe?

by File in: Windows 10

It’s normal to question the legitimacy of unknown system files, especially when they abnormally consume system resources. If you launch the Task Manager and discover that a process dubbed MRT.exe […]

The Best Portable Linux Distributions (Updated 2021)

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Linux has blossomed into dozens and dozens of different distributions (or “distros”) over the decades since it was first created. Each one has its own fanbase, as well as a […]

How to Install Firefox for Chromebook

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Although Chrome is the principal browser on Chromebooks, there are valid reasons to install Firefox. You could love Chrome OS but not the Chrome web browser. Using Firefox or any […]

10 Gboard Tips and Tricks to Improve Mobile Typing

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With over a billion downloads, Gboard, the Google keyboard, is one of Google’s most-downloaded apps. It’s pre-installed on almost every Android device, and iOS users can download it from the […]