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How to Delete Windows.old Folder in Windows 10

When you perform Windows upgrade over your existing Windows operating system, or when you reinstall Windows without formatting the system disk, or when you Refresh/Reset your Windows, the system creates a special Windows.old folder. The special Windows.old folder holds copies of apps, programs, and files from the earlier Windows installation. Thus the folder takes a huge chunk of disk space, in some cases around 10 GB to 25 GB. The Windows.old folder helps you downgrade to the earlier version of Windows safely if the newer installation is not working properly. It is also helpful if you are not happy...

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Microsoft Releases Critical Security Updates for Windows

Microsoft has released 13 security patches for this month’s Patch Tuesday, fixing vulnerabilities in Windows, Office, and Internet Explorer. Out of the 13 security patches, 5 are rated as critical and should be installed by every Windows users. These critical patches are essential fixes for vulnerabilities discovered in Windows. Which Critical Updates to Prioritize? First, you should prioritize to install MS16-023, which is a cumulative security update for Internet Explorer. MS16-023 is available for all supported Windows editions. Even if you do not use Internet Explorer, you are highly recommended to install this patch as some apps installed on...

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Kaspersky Cleaner For Windows, Freeware CCleaner Alternative From Kaspersky Lab

Kaspersky Lab is well-known security software maker famous for their flagship products Kaspersky Antivirus, Kaspersky Internet Security. Kaspersky Lab recently released Kaspersky Free, their free edition of Kaspersky Antivirus. Now, they are offering another free tool, Kaspersky Cleaner for Windows operating system. Let’s check out what it offers and if it’s really worth installing on your PC. Kaspersky Cleaner Free Kaspersky Cleaner as the name suggests is a free software from Kaspersky Lab to clean your PC by removing junk files. Kaspersky Cleaner will run on Windows 10, Windows 8.1 or Windows 7 operating system. You need to remember...

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How To Enable or Disable UAC (User Account Control) in Windows 10, Windows 8.1, 8, 7

Microsoft introduced User Account Control back when it launched Windows Vista. User Account Control or popularly known in its abbreviated form UAC still continues to be a part of Windows, from Windows 7, to Windows 8, Windows 8.1 and in the latest Windows 10. UAC is a security feature in Windows that keeps the user in control and warns them when any program tries to make changes to the system that requires administrator-level permission. If a user account is not a part of the Administrator group, it asks the user to give an administrator user’s password to continue. Thus...

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How To Enable or Disable Superfetch In Windows

Starting from Windows Vista and up (Windows 7, 8.1, 10), Microsoft introduced a feature known as Superfetch. In Windows XP a lesser capable similar feature was available which was known as PreFetcher. The work of Superfetch is to keep often-accessed data in the RAM in cached form so that applications can run faster and responds faster. A very good explanation of what Superfetch is, is given by Thom Holwerda at OSNews. You can go through it for some good insight. Coming back, here we will show you how you can enable or disable Superfetch in Windows. This how to...

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GWX Control Panel Update Makes Sure You Do Not Receive Accidental Windows 10 Upgrade

GWX Control Panel is one of the most popular app among Windows users to fight against Microsoft’s aggressive Windows 10 upgrade campaign. GWX Control Panel helps Windows 7, Windows 8.1 users prevent their PCs from being automatically upgraded to Windows 10. The program received an update today with additional new options. According to its developer, the new update makes the app much more effective and protects its users against any accidental Windows 10 upgrade. GWX Control Panel: Prevent Windows 10 Accidental Upgrade When you update GWX Control Panel, you will notice few new buttons. One of the newly added button, “Delete Windows...

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How To Keep 15 GB Free OneDrive Storage Plus Camera Bonus Space

Microsoft in early November, 2015 decided to cut the total amount of free OneDrive storage space from 15 GB to 5 GB. In addition, Microsoft also decided to drop the 15 GB camera roll bonus. This made many free users enough reasons to abandon OneDrive and move to other cloud storage services. With storage costs going down and with the abundance of reliable cloud storage providers it’s not hard these days to find one. Still if you need to keep your OneDrive account intact here’s something that will help you keep 15 GB OneDrive free storage space plus the...

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How To Stop Windows 7, Windows 8.1 From Nagging You To Upgrade To Windows 10

Windows 10 is no doubt one of the most successful operating system launch in the history of Microsoft. Thanks to the big PR campaigns, Windows Insider Program, the free Windows 10 upgrade offer, and letting users upgrade their existing Windows 7 or Windows 8.1 to Windows 10 directly through Windows Update. But not everyone wants to upgrade to Windows 10. To let users upgrade to Windows 10 through Windows Update, Microsoft installed few updates on existing Windows 7 and Windows 8.1 computers. Mostly these updates were delivered without asking the users. After the updates are installed a user is...

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AOMEI Partition Assistant Standard Edition Review, Download

Performing any tasks related to hard disk is a daunting task for majority of computer users. All operating systems are equipped with a built-in disk management software that provides basic functions like creating new partitions or deleting existing ones. Microsoft Windows is no exception here. The flagship operating system by Microsoft comes bundled with a Disk Management function accessible from the Computer Management window. It provides very basic functions like create new partition, delete partition, etc. What if you need to do some advance tasks like splitting an existing partition or resizing one? Truly speaking, not everyone wants to...

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How To Apply For Your Free Windows 10 Upgrade

Microsoft’s latest version of its flagship Windows operating system, Windows 10 is expected to release in July will release worldwide on July 29. Official release date of Windows 10 is yet to be finally announced by Microsoft. As the days are coming nearer and nearer, details like Windows 10 system requirements are emerging. Now, it seems Microsoft has started a campaign for eligible customers where the customer can register themselves to get free Windows 10 upgrade. If you know you are eligible for the free Windows 10 upgrade, here’s how to reserve your free Windows 10 upgrade seat. But...

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