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Utility – Patch Cleaner

When applications are installed and updated on the Windows Operating System a hidden directory “c:\Windows\Installer” is used to store the installer (.msi) files and the patch (.msp) files. Generally these files are important as during updating, patching or uninstalling software

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TeamViewer

TeamViewer has always been a popular tool to remote control or trouble shoot a client’s computer. The platform that this software supports now expands to non-PC arena like Android. This opens up a whole lot of new perspectives on how this tool

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NAPS2 (Not Another PDF Scanner 2)

If you have an older scanner that still works but the software does not behave properly in newer versions of Windows, you may want to give NAPS (Not Another PDF Scanner 2) a try. It has a clean user interface

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Acer Laptop Booting Problem

If you encounter problems when booting an Acer laptop (no posting, no screen, fan is running), you can try the following power drain procedure, it may do the trick. 1. Remove the ram sticks (Clean with a soft lint free

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Connected Standby (or called InstantGo in Windows 8.1)

“Connected Standby” is a new feature in Windows 8. At first, only ARM devices with Windows RT supported Connected Standby. Some Intel Atom PCs with full Windows 8 now support it, too — and it will only become more common.

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‘Devices and Printers’ is blank, hangs, empty

If you try accessing ‘Devices and Printers’ from Control Panel and the system hangs or does not return any device, this could be caused by a not-so-perfect driver written for a Bluetooth adapter. The problem may cause other seemingly unrelated symptoms

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Blank Videos

If you experience problems viewing online videos, e.g. in Facebook, which are Adobe Flash based, using Internet Explorer, you can try setting on ‘Use software rendering instead of GPU rendering’ in Internet Options under the Advanced tab. One of the most

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Bluetooth Device Intermittent Connection Problems

If you experience intermittent connection problems with a Bluetooth device, e.g. a Bluetooth mouse, this could be resolved by turning off a feature in the Bluetooth adapter device settings. Go to the Control Panel then Device Manager; locate the Bluetooth

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Thunderbird: Change Line Height in Folder Tree and Mail List

I thought I’ll briefly write down a tip that helped me yesterday when I upgraded from Thunderbird 3.1 to the new version 5 (which also applies to Thunderbird 6 and also 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13 and probably

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Linksys Router E4200v2 or EA4500

If you experience the following problem with either E4200v2 or EA4500 router from Linksys, you may want to apply the latest firmware (Ver.2.1.41.162351 released on July 31, 2014) from Linksys support site. The specific problem is annoying and sometimes critical if

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