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How to Fix: Display Driver has Stopped Responding and has Recovered

Sometimes our incredibly complex computers can run into problems related to the coordination of internal tasks.  This error can occur when Windows believes that your graphics card (or its driver) has taken too much time to do its job. More technically, Microsoft Support indicates that your graphics card caused a Windows Time Out Detection and […]

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How to Fix Svchost.exe (Service Host) When It Is Using High CPU

If you notice your computer struggling to keep up, you might first turn to the Task Manager to find out what application is causing the excess CPU usage. In some cases, you might see that svchost.exe or Service Host is taking up all your CPU power. What is this process, and more importantly, how do […]

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How to Perform a Clean Install in Windows 10

A clean install is when you reboot your computer to original Windows files. This means all your documents, folders, apps, etc. will be erased. Things like Microsoft Office, printers, and even media players will no longer exist on your computer. It is truly a way to start fresh. When Should You Perform a Clean Install? […]

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What to Do if Windows Search Isn’t Working in Windows 10

The Windows 10 Start Menu search is a valuable feature that allows you to quickly access files, apps, and web services using the Start Menu search bar. When the search feature becomes corrupted, it can interfere with the Cortana and the Start menu. This article teaches you what you need to do to resolve the […]

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Solve the Failure Configuring Windows Updates Reverting Changes Error on Your Computer

In the versions of Windows Vista, 7, and 8, sometimes the updates lag, and you see a “Failure configuring Windows updates Reverting changes” error. This error frequently appears when people attempt to upgrade to newer versions of Windows (especially on Windows 8, which had a short lifespan and is no longer supported by Microsoft). If […]

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Steps to Resolve an api-ms-win-crt-runtime-l1-1-0.dll Missing Error

Sometimes when you try to launch an existing app or install a new one, you will see an error stating that the api-ms-win-crt-runtime-|1-1-0.dll is missing. Or you may see a message saying that you need a Microsoft update to continue installing a new app. If this error is frustrating you, keep reading to learn how […]

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How to Take a Screenshot in Windows

Many users have taken a screenshot once or twice, and some users have even downloaded a third-party app to take and edit screenshots. However, Windows 10 has a variety of screenshot tools that are easy to use. This tutorial will teach you many of the methods for taking screenshots in Windows. See also: How to […]

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What to Do When Steam Won’t Open

Sometimes Steam servers are incredibly congested and prevent you from accessing your Steam content, but in most cases when Steam won’t open the problem is related to your computer. According to widespread reports, quite a few popular programs have malfunctioned when running under earlier versions of Windows 10, including Steam. However, it is not always […]

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How to Stop System and Compressed Memory From Using All Your Computer’s CPU and Disk

When your system begins to slow down, the first place some people turn is to the Task Manager to see what is causing the problem. In recent years, one of the issues people are seeing is the System and Compressed Memory taking up all their computer disk, memory, or CPU power. In general, this process […]

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How to Set Your CPU Priority So It Prefers Foreground Apps

When you are working or using a program in Windows 10, you might find the program crash or freeze up because background apps are taking up too much of the CPU. This tutorial will help you resolve that issue by showing you how to adjust Windows 10 settings so foreground apps you are working on […]

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