Occasionally, your PC’s screen goes totally black and after a while turns back on again. A small notification bubble will inform you that the display driver has stopped responding and had recovered. So what just happened, and how do you fix it?
Windows comes with plenty of options to configure the mouse settings and enhance the mouse experience. Here are some mouse tweaks you can use to become more productive.
These days, a second monitor is standard procedure in many a PC setup, but what if it stops working or Windows doesn’t detect it any more? Here we have the best fixes for this common problem.
The Windows 10 Fall Creator’s Update brought in some new features for Cortana. Check out the new “Talk to Cortana” feature and see if it encourages you to try voice commands in Windows 10.
On a shared computer it is very easy for the hard disk space to be filled with all kinds of data. In such situations you can set a disk quota and limit how much space a user can use on a partition.
Many people upgraded to Windows 10 from Windows 7 and regretted it. If you are looking for a way to get back to Windows 7, here’s how to downgrade from Windows 10 and reinstall windows 7.
If one of your important files gets corrupted, there is a slight chance you might still be able to fix it. Here are a few ways you can repair corrupted files in Windows.
While Microsoft has released emergency updates to patch Meltdown and Spectre bugs. considering the complexity of the bugs, your Windows system may or may not be fully patched.
Windows automatically creates a system restore point once a week, but if you need it to do it daily, here are two ways you can configure Windows to create daily system restore points.
Ellp is a Windows application that will automate your daily task and increase your productivity. It consumes few system resources and helps you set your own rules on how your PC works.
Windows has a thing for crashing, whether it’s an application, Windows Explorer, or Windows itself. If you are facing a Windows Explorer crashing issue, here are the possible solutions that could fix this issue.
Some of the features in Windows 10 are really limited, and tweaking them take more effort than it should. The following helper tools will allow you to better manage the various features on your computer.
There can be many situations where Windows may prevent you from deleting a particular file. Here are 5 solutions to delete an undeletable file in Windows.
If your system dual boots both Windows and Linux, you might notice that it’s impossible to get the system clocks to sync. Fortunately, there’s a relatively easy fix for that.
Microsoft’s latest Timeline feature for Windows 10 finally arrived. Timeline allows you to go back in time and open apps you were working on in the past. Let’s see how Windows Timeline works.
The new Power Throttling feature in Windows Fall Creators update might not be useful in some situations. Learn how you can disable Power Throttling in Windows 10.
The “Troubleshooter” malware scam creates convincing-looking blue screens to trick and panic users to pay up. Here is how you can fix the Troubleshooter malware without spending any money.
There are many third-party Windows tools that can make you more efficient. Here are four cool external tools that can change the way things work on your PC.
While there are plenty of video-editing apps that allow you to trim videos, Windows 10 Fall Creators update comes with this feature built in. Here’s how you can trim videos in Windows 10.
When you buy a laptop it will most probably come with crapware and adware. Microsoft aims to fix this with its less-advertised Windows 10 Signature Edition.
Windows will often connect to an open WiFi network automatically when it detects one. Learn how you can block a WiFi network in Windows 10 and connect only to those that you allow.
Being greeted with a black screen can be even more terrifying than the Blue Screen of Death. Here are the common causes and fixes for a black screen on PC.
Connecting multiple mouse and keyboards to your PC is not as silly as it sounds. Here are 3 interesting uses for multiple sets of keyboards/mice on PC.
Windows Fall Creators Update added a 3D Objects folder in your Windows Explorer. Here is how you can remove the 3D objects folder and prevent it from showing.
Valve has baked a feature into Steam for you to change game folders. This tutorial shows you the exact steps to move steam games to another drive.
Ever wish you could crank a little bit more resolution on your screen? Learn about downsampling and how to do it using both AMD and Nvidia graphics cards.
Windows has the tendency to use a lot of bandwidth while running the Windows Update. Here is an option you can set to limit bandwidth for the Windows Update.
If you are sharing your PC with others and don’t want them to install any extensions, here’s how you can disable and block extensions in the Edge browser.
The remote desktop protocol in Windows allows you and the hackers to gain access to your computer remotely. Learn why it’s a bad idea to use RDP in Windows.
When Windows Explorer crashes, your computer will become almost unusable. Check out the various ways you can recover from a Windows Explorer crash.
Tired of seeing a generic name like “Network” or “Network 1” for your network connection? Here’s how to change the network profile name in Windows.
Windows comes with a Speech Recognition app that is unknown to many. Here’s how to setup speech recognition in Windows 10 and start typing with your voice.
You can save your laptop battery by getting the system to automatically disable WiFi when connected to a LAN connection. Here’s how to do it in Windows.
The Windows Live Tiles can be useless, or useful, depending on how you use them. Here are some hacks to make those Windows Live Tiles more useful than ever.
It is incredibly easy to mount ISO files in Windows now. You don’t need third party software anymore. Here’s how to easily mount (and unmount) ISO files in Windows.
If you’re on the move with a laptop, it’s a good idea to turn your adapter off to save battery. Here are several ways to disable WiFi in Windows 10 and ways to have it turn back on again after some time.
The Group Policy Editor in Windows doesn’t come with a backup option. Here’s how you can use another method to back up the group policy editor in Windows 10.
The Windows fast startup feature makes your Windows boot up faster than usual, but there are times when you need to disable it. Here’s how to do so.
There are times when you need to change the system language of Windows. If you need to, follow the steps here to change the system language in Windows 10.
You might have set some group policies in Windows and forgotten about them. When troubleshooting your PC, you can find out the active group policies in Windows with this trick.
Every PC user should have a few essential tools like file recovery, backup manager, partition manager, etc. Active@ Data Studio pools all the essential tools in a single place to make things easier to manage.
There are times when you want to disable the Chrome auto update because it is disrupting your work. Here’s how to disable automatic Chrome updates in Windows.
The Group Policy Editor can be a messy place with no easy way to locate the settings you want. Here’s how you can search the group policy in Windows 10.
There are a lot of factors that affect how your mouse pointer moves. Here we will teach you how to boost the mouse-pointing accuracy in Windows 10.
You need to know your router’s local IP address before you can access and configure it. Here are various ways to find the router’s IP address on Windows 10.
When the lives tiles are not working, it can be very annoying. Here’s how to auto flush the live tiles on shutdown to fix the live tiles not updating issue.
If you’ve just added a lot of files, and Windows is indexing them slowly, here are the steps you can follow to make the Windows Indexing service run faster.
In Windows 10 you have to go to the Setitngs app to check if there’s an available update. Learn how to add a “Check for Updates” option to the context menu.
Having the correct screen resolution on your PC is important to prevent straining your eyes. Here’s how to change the screen resolution in Windows 10.
Your PC stores DNS data locally to speed up browsing, but you man want to flush the cache at some point. Here’s how to flush the DNS cache in Windows 10.