1. RGiskardR
    Created by RGiskardR
    Mar 5, 2018
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    Windows couldn't be installed. We couldn't update the system reserved partition is an error message that you may receive when you try to upgrade Windows.

    I ran into the issue on a machine running Windows 10 Insider Builds but users experienced the issue in earlier versions of Windows as well. The error seemed to be common on Windows 8.1 systems that users tried to upgrade to...
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    Created by RGiskardR
    Feb 27, 2018
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    Remote Desktop is a built-in feature of Microsoft's Windows operating system which enables you to control a Windows PC from remote devices using Microsoft's Remote Desktop client app.

    All versions of Windows support remote connections, but only professional or Enterprise editions can be configured to accept remote connections. In other words, if you manage a PC with Windows...
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    Created by RGiskardR
    Feb 16, 2018
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    Microsoft moved the update functionality from the Control Panel to the Settings application in Windows 10.

    If you compare the functionality, you may notice that Windows 10 lacks options to display or install optional updates.

    Optional updates can be Microsoft updates, products or third-party products or updates. A check on a Windows 10 Professional system returned various Intel driver...
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    Created by RGiskardR
    Feb 12, 2018
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    Most laptops come with touchpads that let users control the mouse cursor and buttons on the device. Newer versions support even more features, usually in the form of taps, drags or other gestures.

    While that is handy in situations where no mouse is connected to the device, it may not be required or even desirable when a mouse is connected to the laptop.

    Touchpads have come a long...
  5. RGiskardR
    Created by RGiskardR
    Feb 11, 2018
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    Microsoft's Edge web browser displays a "what do you want to do with" prompt when you download files in the browser by default. The prompt lists options to open, save or cancel the download, and another option to save the download to another location.

    You may also get options to run the download if it is an executable file. While that is certainly useful in some situations, say you...
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    Created by RGiskardR
    Feb 10, 2018
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    If you install a recent copy of Microsoft Office on your Windows PC, you may notice that something that the Microsoft Office Upload Center gets installed with that copy.

    You may notice it in the system tray area of the operating system as it displays its own icon...
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    Created by RGiskardR
    Feb 9, 2018
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    Microsoft introduced support for extensions in Microsoft Edge in the Windows 10 Creators Update. Less than 100 extensions are available officially at the time for Microsoft Edge and that is likely not going to change anytime soon.

    While you can download and install several content blockers or password managers, you won't find most smaller helper extensions that Chrome or...
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    Created by RGiskardR
    Feb 8, 2018
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    Even the most prominent websites or services may go down. While the downtime of sites like Facebook, YouTube or Twitter is measured in seconds usually, other sites may be down for hours or even days at a time.

    But downtime is not the only reason why you may not be able to access a website. Maybe it is blocked in your country, blocked by security software, or you cannot access it because of ISP routing...
  9. RGiskardR
    Created by RGiskardR
    Feb 7, 2018
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    Rather than a very straightforward tutorial type article, I thought I would tell you a true story of what happened to me immediately before writing this, and how I solved it.

    Tonight before I started working on some articles for Ghacks, I decided to wipe my current setup and install the latest version of Linux Mint Cinnamon edition, and see how she runs. This...
  10. RGiskardR
    Created by RGiskardR
    Feb 5, 2018
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    I was greeted by a Recovery error message the other day when I powered up a PC running Microsoft's Windows 10 operating system. The recovery screen stated that "Your PC/Device needs to be repaired. The Boot Configuration Data for your PC is missing or contains errors".

    The PC shut down properly the day before and the whole thing was mysterious. The Recovery screen suggested to...