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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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How To Enable The F8 Key Safe Mode Classic Boot Loader In Windows 10

Microsoft introduced a new boot loader “Boot Options Menu” since the release of Windows 8 that decreased the boot time much. The new boot loader remains even in Windows 10. Unfortunately, while doing so Microsoft removed the function that allowed access to the Advanced Boot Options when you press F8 key when Windows boots. This means you cannot quickly access the Safe Mode by pressing the F8 key when Windows boots. Instead, you have to go the other way round to access Windows Safe Mode. You need to either start Windows 10 (or Windows 8.1/8) and then use the...

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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 Device Driver Signing in Windows

Windows requires all device drivers digitally signed before they can be installed. The problem with device driver signing condition is if you try to install some driver which is not signed, it will fail to install. There is a workaround to install unsigned drivers on Windows. Today, through this how to article, we will show you how to disable device driver signing in Windows so that you can install them. Digitally signed drivers are signed using code signing certificates and are enforced by Microsoft in Windows as it increases security. When a company releases digitally signed driver, the driver...

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How To Enable Delete Confirmation Dialog In Windows 10, Windows 8.1/8

Microsoft removed the default behavior of displaying a delete confirmation dialog box in Windows 8, 8.1 and Windows 10. If you use the Delete key to delete a file or folder its sent straight to the Recycle Bin. In earlier Windows editions, you used to get a delete confirmation dialog box. The new behavior may cause issues if you accidentally pressed the Delete key when an important file or folder is selected. Yes, you can recover it from the Recycle Bin but what if you didn’t notice it in the first hand? You will have a tough time finding...

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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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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 Create A Bootable USB Recovery Drive In Windows 10

Windows 10 allows users to create a bootable USB Recovery Drive that can help you if your PC is giving you troubles. The bootable USB Recovery Drive helps you boot into the Windows Recovery Environment, also known as Limited Diagnostic Mode. Using the Recovery Environment you can do troubleshooting tasks like Repair Startup and other tasks like System Restore, System Refresh or Reset Your PC. This bootable USB Recovery Drive cannot be used to install Windows 10 for that you need to create a bootable Window 10 USB drive. We recommend creating the recovery drive as soon as possible,...

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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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