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The Quickest Ways to Turn Your Screen Off in Windows

How many times a day does your computer display emit its glow into an empty room for endless minutes, until the power management kicks in and turns the screen off?Computer monitors consume energy. And you can help save energy by simply turning the display off whenever you don’t need it. Unfortunately, Windows does not offer a convenient shortcut for this task. We’ll show you how to change that...
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Speed Up Windows With 10 Tricks and Hacks

You’d love to get more speed out of your PC, but don’t have a ton of time to spend. Some of the most important speed benefits, like upgrading your hardware, can take hours to shop, ship, and physically replace.That’s why we want to show you quick tricks to speed up Windows in no time at all. Here are 10 different ways to squeeze a little more speed out of your system without investing hours of...
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Windows Media Player Disappeared? Get It Back!

Microsoft isn’t quite as bad as Google when it comes to trashing much-loved apps, features, and services, but lately the company seems to be moving in that direction. In 2017, we saw the demise of Microsoft Live Essentials and the first hints that Microsoft Paint might be coming to an end. Now, with the release of the Fall Creators Update, Windows Media Player has fallen by the wayside. It goes m...
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How to Show Hidden Files in Windows 10 and Previous

By default, Microsoft Windows 10 hides certain files from view when you explore them on your hard drive. This protects important files from being deleted so that the system isn’t damaged. If you’re the geeky type, you’ll want to be able to view all files all the time. Follow these steps to show hidden files.The hidden AppData/Roaming folder holds tons of app-settings files you might want to mo...
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You Can Still Upgrade to Windows 10 for Free… If You’re Quick

If you haven’t yet switched to Windows 10, either by upgrading your current PC or by buying a new one, it’s not too late to do so for free. That is if you’re reading this before the end of 2017, when Microsoft has decided to end free Windows 10 upgrades for good. So, you’d best act quickly…The free Windows 10 upgrade offer may technically be over, but it isn’t 100% gone. Microsoft still provid...
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Operating System Not Found? Here’s How to Fix It

If you are using Windows systems and often re-install operating system to get a faster and better computer performance, you won't be a stranger to these "operating system not found" error messages:Operating system not found Missing Operating System Setup did not find any hard drives installed on your computer.Visions of losing your entire media collection flash before your eyes, st...
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How (Not) to Upgrade to the Latest Windows 10 Version

The Windows 10 Fall Creators Update (version 1709) has officially launched worldwide on October 17, 2017. This is the fourth major release rolling out to users, and it's a continuation of the Creators Update that introduces a new set of features and changes to enhance productivity while keeping your device more secure.In this new version, you'll find new features, such as My People and OneDriv...
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How To Finally Clean Up Your Messy Windows Desktop!

In the same way that you can tell a lot about a person by looking at their physical desktop, you can also deduce a similar amount of information from a person’s virtual Windows desktop. Do you keep your desktop clutter-free, perhaps with just a few floating files for things you’re currently working on? Or do you save everything onto your desktop, only to find you’re unable to locate the file you ...
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No Numpad? No Problem! How to Get a Numeric Keypad in Windows

Have you tried using the number pad in your Windows 8 or Windows 10 operating system and for some reason it is not working? You don’t need to worry because you will soon find out how to fix the number pad from within your Windows.There are plenty of ways to use a number pad on your computer, even if your keyboard doesn’t have one. Some are built right in, while others will take a bit more work...
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This Hidden Windows 10 Feature Can Give You Virtual Surround Sound

The Windows 10 Creators Update contains some hidden jewels you may not have found yet. One such jewel is Windows Sonic, a new spatial surround sound tool for Windows 10. This small program modifies headphone audio to emulate a 3D living room-style environment. That makes it a fantastic addition for both movie and ingame sound design. Best of all, it’s available completely for free when you upgrad...
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