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Secure Erase / Wipe : Definition and Methods
Secure Erase / Wipe : Definition and Methods
What is a Secure Erase / Wipe and How To Do One

This gives a definition of what a Wipe / Secure Erase is and how to do one to a Hard Disk Drive / Solid State Drive to over-write all existing data so it cannot be recovered using any method.
Author: Bare Foot Kid Comments: 10 Views: 62,003 Last Activity 4 Weeks Ago
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Disk Cleanup - Open and Use
Disk Cleanup - Open and Use
How to Open and Use Disk Cleanup in Windows 7 and Windows 8

Disk Cleanup finds and removes unnecessary files on your hard disk to free up disk space and can help your computer run faster. This will show you how to open and use Disk Cleanup in Windows 7 and Windows 8.
Author: Brink Comments: 30 Views: 535,379 Last Activity 4 Weeks Ago
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CCleaner - Delete Junk Files
CCleaner - Delete Junk Files
How to Use CCleaner to Clean Out Junk Files in Windows

This is a Guide on how to use CCleaner. It will show you how to clean out junk files that disk cleanup might have missed.
Author: andrew129260 Comments: 38 Views: 50,567 Last Activity 4 Weeks Ago
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Windows Update - Hide or Restore Hidden Updates
Windows Update - Hide or Restore Hidden Updates
How to Hide or Restore Hidden Windows Updates in Windows 7 and Windows 8

This tutorial will show you how to either hide or unhide Windows Updates to have them listed or not listed as available to install again in Windows 7 and Windows 8.
Author: Brink Comments: 15 Views: 224,550 Last Activity 20 Jan 2015
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Services - Restore Default Services in Windows 7
Services - Restore Default Services in Windows 7
How to Restore Default Services in Windows 7

This tutorial provides you with registry downloads that will completely restore any of the default services and their settings you want in Windows 7.
Author: Brink Comments: 62 Views: 181,163 Last Activity 06 Jan 2015
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System Restore Point : Create at System Startup
System Restore Point : Create at System Startup
How to Automatically Create System Restore Points in Windows 7 and Windows 8

The two (2) separate methods outlined herein make it very easy to have fresh, reliable System Restore points available for use whenever needed; whether created by a system startup/restart or created by the Windows Task Scheduler; once it's setup you never have to be concerned with it again, it's... Read more
Author: Bare Foot Kid Comments: 65 Views: 68,217 Last Activity 02 Jan 2015
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System Recovery Options
System Recovery Options
How to Boot to the System Recovery Options in Windows 7

This will show you how to boot to the System Recovery Options screen to select the Startup Repair, System Restore, Complete PC Restore, Memory Diagnostic Tool, or Command Prompt option to use on Windows 7.
Author: Brink Comments: 106 Views: 2,362,005 Last Activity 28 Dec 2014
by Night Hawk Go to last post
 
Disk Defragmenter Schedule- Turn On or Off
Disk Defragmenter Schedule- Turn On or Off
How to Turn the Windows 7 Disk Defragmenter Schedule On or Off

This will show you how to turn the Disk Defragmenter schedule on or off to allow it to run automatically in Windows 7 or not.
Author: Brink Comments: 24 Views: 203,413 Last Activity 27 Dec 2014
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Dump Files - Configure Windows to Create on BSOD
Dump Files - Configure Windows to Create on BSOD
How to Configure Windows to Create a Dump File for when you get a Blue Screen of Death

This will show you how to create either a Kernel memory dump, Small memory dump (minidump), Complete memory dump, or no memory dump file when you get a BSOD in Windows.
Author: Brink Comments: 60 Views: 220,237 Last Activity 20 Dec 2014
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Shut Down -Speed Up
Shut Down -Speed Up
How to Set WaitToKillServiceTimeout to Speed Up Shut Down Time in Windows

This tutorial will show you how to set the WaitToKillServiceTimeout to how long the system waits for services to stop after notifying the service that the system is shutting down in Windows.
Author: Brink Comments: 90 Views: 252,278 Last Activity 16 Dec 2014
by ICIT2LOL Go to last post
 
Troubleshoot Application Conflicts by Performing a Clean Startup
Troubleshoot Application Conflicts by Performing a Clean Startup
How to Troubleshoot a Problem by Performing a Clean Startup in Windows 7 or Vista

This tutorial describes how to troubleshoot Windows 7 or Vista by starting it using a minimal set of drivers and startup programs so that you can determine whether a background program is interfering with your game or program. This kind of startup is known as a clean boot.
Author: Brink Comments: 1 Views: 201,704 Last Activity 30 Nov 2014
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System Reserved : Create Using Disk Management
System Reserved : Create Using Disk Management
Create the Windows 7 System Reserved Partition after Installation

This information can be used to create the Windows 7 System Reserved partition after you have installed Windows using only Windows native disk management.
Author: Bare Foot Kid Comments: 99 Views: 87,498 Last Activity 19 Nov 2014
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Windows Updates - Remove Outdated Updates in Windows 7
Windows Updates - Remove Outdated Updates in Windows 7
How to Remove Outdated Windows Updates in Disk Cleanup in Windows 7

Microsoft released an update on October 8, 2013 that allows you to remove outdated Windows Updates using Disk Cleanup in Windows 7.
Author: windude99 Comments: 33 Views: 50,127 Last Activity 17 Nov 2014
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Windows Update - Reset
Windows Update - Reset
How to Reset Windows Update in Vista, Windows 7, and Windows 8

This will show you how to reset Windows Update view update history, and how to reset Windows Update Components if you are having a problem updating with Windows Update.
Author: Brink Comments: 158 Views: 677,621 Last Activity 14 Nov 2014
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Troubleshooting Windows 7 Failure to Boot
Troubleshooting Windows 7 Failure to Boot

A compendium of steps which have been proven to work best in most cases where Win7 fails to boot. After working through all of these steps you will know that you've done all that you can to rescue your installation.
Author: gregrocker Comments: 83 Views: 433,930 Last Activity 03 Nov 2014
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Startup Repair
Startup Repair
How to Run a Startup Repair in Windows 7

This will show you how to run Startup Repair to allow it to scan your Windows 7 computer for a startup problem and try to fix it so your computer can start correctly.
Author: Brink Comments: 156 Views: 2,312,848 Last Activity 02 Nov 2014
by ICIT2LOL Go to last post
 
Troubleshooting
Troubleshooting
How to Open and Use "Troubleshooting" in Windows 7

This will show you how to open Troubleshooting in Windows 7 to help troubleshoot common problems with Programs, Devices, Network, Printing, Display, Sound, Performance, and Windows.
Author: Brink Comments: 11 Views: 67,412 Last Activity 26 Oct 2014
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