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How to Fix the Windows Taskbar when it’s not hiding in Full Screen

Windows Taskbar will not hide? Many PC users would fancy some additional monitor space on their windows screen. For windows 10 particularly, the taskbar is relatively large. It takes up a chunk of this space, and if you were able to remove it and only have it when needed, it would free up some real […]

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How to Reinstall Windows 10

If you’ve spent enough time around computers, it goes without saying that you should always back up your data before performing any action on system files. This includes reinstallation of Windows 10. Windows is made to give the user a smooth and enjoyable working experience. But sometimes, an error or a bug comes along, drags […]

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Experiencing a Black Screen on the Windows 10: A Complete Guide to Fixing the Problem

Windows 10 is the latest and most reliable operating system released by Microsoft. However, despite the build quality and functionality of the platform, there have been numerous errors reported by users from around the world. One of the most common is the screen black-out as the system boots up. There are other scenarios where the […]

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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. Sometimes this is needed to fix a frustrating error such as this one. It is […]

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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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