How to Use the Windows Update Troubleshooter

Windows Update is a necessary evil. If it goes well, you have a healthy system and fresh features to play with. But when things go wrong, it can be one of the most frustrating IT experiences.A botched Windows Update can mean a fresh reset or reinstallation of Windows Should You Refresh, Reset, Restore, or Reinstall Windows? Should You Refresh, Reset, Restore, or Reinstall Windows? Ever wanted to reset Windows 7 without losing personal data? Between a factory reset and a

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How to Fix the “Critical Process Died” Stop Code in Windows 10

The dreaded “blue screen of death”, infamously known as BSOD, can wreck your day. There are more than 500 BSOD error codes, but the Critical Process Died Stop Code gets the most attention.In fairness, BSODs are much less common in Windows 10 than they were in previous versions of the OS, but when they happen, it is still annoying. Losing the stuff you were working on is the least of your worries.So, how do you fix this unforeseen error in

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The Mac Equivalents to Default Windows Software

Switching from Windows to Mac means leaving behind default Windows apps for macOS alternatives. Some of these are intuitive, while others will take some getting used to.Here are the default Mac apps equivalents to Windows software to help you settle into your new environment.The iconic smiley face is always the first icon on your dock. Opening it shows you a straightforward interface for deciding where your files will spend the rest of their lives. Finder is also your new method

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What Is Windows 10 Timeline? Why It’s Great and How to Use It

The April 2018 Update for Windows 10 is finally here, and that means a bunch of new features and improvements to play around with.If you don’t have the update yet, see our post on manually downloading the April 2018 update How to Manually Download the Windows 10 April 2018 Update How to Manually Download the Windows 10 April 2018 Update The Windows 10 April 2018 update has finally begun rolling out to users. Read More . Notable changes include improvements

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3 Quick Fixes for When the Windows 10 Photos App Isn’t Working

Having issues with the Photos app on Windows 10? At times, the app may refuse to open certain types of images JPEG, GIF, or PNG? Image Filetypes Explained and Tested JPEG, GIF, or PNG? Image Filetypes Explained and Tested Do you know the differences between JPEGs, GIFs, PNGs, and other image filetypes? Do you know when you should use one instead of the other? Fear not, MakeUseOf explains everything! Read More or crash whenever you try to use it.This is

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How to Fix a Double-Clicking Mouse in Windows

Having your mouse double-click when you don’t want it to is frustrating. It can lead to a whole host of mouse problems 7 Disastrous Mouse Click Mistakes You Don’t Want to Make 7 Disastrous Mouse Click Mistakes You Don’t Want to Make Put into the wrong hands, the mouse could turn into a destructive tool. We show you which mouse routines you might take for granted and how they throw off less experienced users. Read More when simple actions like

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How to Keep a Windows Laptop Awake With the Lid Closed

While your laptop obviously works great on-the-go, you can use it at home too. By connecting an external keyboard, mouse, and monitor, a laptop can function like a desktop.But there’s one problem: By default, Windows puts your laptop to sleep when you close the lid.This means that even if you don’t want to use your laptop screen as a secondary monitor How to Use Your Laptop Like an External Monitor How to Use Your Laptop Like an External Monitor An

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How to Convert MBR to GPT Without Losing Data in Windows

How many hard drives does your system have? One? Three? Ten? Regardless of how many drives you have, they all need one thing to keep track of what’s on the drive: a partition table.The partition table describes the partitions (sections) of the drive and helps your system find the files you need.Your Windows system uses a master boot record (MBR) or GUID Partition Table (GPT) depending on the age, operating system, and your system firmware. Sometimes it is necessary to

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