Windows 8 Updates Do Not Download

If your Windows 8 updates do not download, I've got something for you. If you experience weird Windows 8 Update errors or you simply get stuck on updating at 0% then try this: Bring up the Search Charm by moving your mouse to either corner of the right side of the...

Can’t Open Outlook 2010

If you can't open Outlook 2010, I just might have something for you. I helped a user solve this problem recently. This is as far as they could get: After the loading screen, the full error is “Cannot open your default e-mail folders. The information store could...

How to Close an Off Screen Window or Program

If you managed to get a window off screen or at least have the top cut off, you've probably wondered how to close the off screen window. There are a few things you can do to close the window. Make the window in question the active window by clicking the window itself...

Windows XP Update Forever

If you've ever ran Windows XP, you probably have run into the Windows XP update forever bug. This is when you see the update cycle for hours on end as pictured below. First things first, go to C:\Windows\SoftwareDistribution and look at the last date and time of the...

Windows XP Low Disk Space

If you see the XP low disk space warning, do not fret. Simply clear your hard drive of unnecessary files. As far as I know this pesky warning only shows up in Windows XP. If you see this in your notification area: Click it and you will see this warning: Do not fret,...

Windows XP Disable Language Bar

When you're looking to disable language bar you configure it to not run on startup or you attempt to close the bar. The problem is the pesky thing always seems to come back. Try this: Click Start > Run Type: regsvr32.exe /u msutb.dll and hit enter If you ever want...

Windows XP Backup Utility

The Windows XP backup utility gives a built in way of create an automatic backup plan. Just a few settings and you're ready to roll. Without further ado, here's how to use the Windows XP backup wizard should you choose to do so: 1. Click the Start button 2. Mouse over...

Legal Workaround to Download a Windows 8.1 ISO

Whether you're having issues upgrading Windows 8 to 8.1 or you need an easier way to upgrade multiple machines, you should do a clean install. However, it  isn't exactly clear on how to download a Windows 8.1 ISO to be able to do this, without doing the stream install...

Windows Winsock Reset Commands

How to manually do a Windows winsock reset through the command prompt: Open the command prompt Type netsh winsock reset and hit ‘enter' Type netsh int ip reset log.txt and hit ‘enter These commands reset TCP/IP and Windows Socket. What is a Winsock and Do...

Windows Wireless Troubleshooting

When you have difficulty connecting to a wireless network from a Windows laptop, try these Windows wireless troubleshooting tips. These tips should also work on a windows tablet. Make sure the physical switch (or key combination) is activated. Otherwise try: Disable...

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