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  Windows (all) Tip -  How to use the Command Prompt to fix issues with your PC's boot records   

You can use system recovery tools to fix most of your computer problems. However, there are times when you'll need to address such issues in a manual way, like, for example, when your Windows computer won't boot. In these cases, you can use a tool named Bootrec.exe. It can help you troubleshoot and repair things like the master boot record (MBR), the boot sector or the Boot Configuration Data (BCD) store. Here's how it works, in all modern versions of Windows:

NOTE: This guide covers Windows 10, Windows 7 and Windows 8.1.

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Published on February 15, 2017 by James Calkins  --  Revised on February 15, 2017
  Windows (all) Tip -  Download AVG Antivirus Free 2017 Offline Installer   

If you visit the AVG website and download the setup of AVG Antivirus Free 2017, AVG Antivirus or AVG Internet Security, you get the web setup of AVG instead of the full or offline installer.

Although there is nothing wrong in downloading the web setup and then running the same to download and install the product, many users who want to install AVG on an offline PC might want to download the offline installer.

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Published on February 15, 2017 by James Calkins
  Win 10 Tip -  Fix: Windows Update Stuck Downloading Updates In Windows 10   

At times, while downloading and installing updates, you might notice that Windows Update has stuck at 0%, 30% or 99% without displaying any specific error. When the Windows Update is stuck at a particular figure without any progress, it usually doesn't display any error. Because Windows Update doesn't display error, users find it hard to diagnose the issue.

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Published on February 13, 2017 by James Calkins  --  Revised on February 21, 2017
  Windows (all) Tip -  How to setup a system from scratch: the best order for installing everything   

There may be a time when it's easier to start from scratch and reinstall a Windows system than trying to fix it.

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Published on February 11, 2017 by James Calkins
  All Platforms Tip -  How to Clear Your Cache on Any Browser   

The browser history, a list of every page you've visited online and the time you were there, is a standard of modern computing.

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Published on February 11, 2017 by Bob Uhlman
  Windows (all) Tip -  Why That Computer You Purchased Was Such a Great Deal! Advertising Paid for It   

How to Clean Crapware From a New PC.

As a general rule, we recommend users start fresh with a new computer. Wipe the disk clean, and install Windows [version of your choice].

If one visits MS Store and the Signature PCs, he/she will notice how "clean" they are and a certification that the computer you buy will be pure OS and hardware--no advertising or trialware or some other gimmick that needs to be uninstalled.

Back to "no such thing as free" or almost no such thing.

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Published on February 10, 2017 by James Calkins  --  Revised on February 10, 2017
  Windows (all) Tip -  Tonido - A Personal Home Server   

Access, Share and Sync your PC's Files From Anywhere

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Published on February 10, 2017 by James Calkins
  Windows (all) Tip -  How To Get New Artwork For Your Desktop Wallpaper Daily   

Spotlight on Windows 10 is great, but Artpip offers a unique setup and style. If you like refreshing the day each morning at the office, ask IT if they will enable either program.

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Published on February 10, 2017 by James Calkins
  Windows (all) Tip -  Keep It Simple - A Fix to Try Before Calling Your Friend   

The CHKDSK command makes a lot of sense when troubleshooting a slow computer. It's such a simple process; it's an easy fix that we wait to do until last.

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Published on February 10, 2017 by James Calkins
  All Platforms Tip -  How to Avoid Spam and Viruses While Browing--Forget Free!   

Yes, we posted an article for the new, free version of BurnAware which has been around for years. The type of browsing the article describes is the kind that leads to all sorts of problems.

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Published on February 10, 2017 by James Calkins
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