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Fix Inaccessible Boot Device error on Windows 10

Windows users who upgrade their systems to a new version of Windows, mostly on Windows 10, may run into into Inaccessible Boot Device error when they do so. Windows 10 machines are upgraded more often than machines running previous versions of Windows. The main reason for that is that Microsoft …

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Run .Net Framework 2.0, 3.0 and 3.5 on Windows 10

Software programs that require the Microsoft .Net Framework 2.0, 3.0 or 3.5 may not run by default on Microsoft’s Windows 10 operating system. The same is true for Windows 8 machines, but not for Windows 7 or Windows Vista. We talked about fixing the issue on Windows 8 PCs back …

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Blocking .Net Framework 4.7 installations

Windows users who don’t want the Microsoft .NET Framework 4.7 at this point in time may block the Windows Update deployment of it. Microsoft released the new .Net Framework 4.7 back in April 2017, and announced back then that it would distribute the new version “in a couple of months” …

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List of Windows tools

The following list provides you with detailed information on tools that you can run on Windows PCs using nothing but a short name that is associated with them. This is the third part of the administrative tools series here on Ghacks. The first two parts looked at Control Panel shortcuts, …

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Windows .msc files overview

MSC files are snap-in control files that are associated with the Microsoft Management Console on Windows machines to run administrative tasks. You may run some msc files like services.msc or gpedit.msc regularly, but there are plenty more that you can run or create on Windows client and server machines to …

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Open Windows Control Panel applets directly

The following master list lets you launch control panel applets from the command line, run box, or Start Menu search on Windows PCs. The Windows Control Panel is an administrative interface that is part of all recent versions of Windows. It enables you to customize and manage different parts of …

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QuickTime for Windows 10

Apple QuickTime is not officially available for Windows 10, as Apple stopped support for Windows back in January 2016. While QuickTime is not supported officially anymore, it is still possible to install QuickTime on devices running Windows 10 or older versions of Windows. This guide walks you through the steps …

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Customize colors in Windows using Classic Color Panel

Classic Color Panel is a free portable program for Microsoft Windows devices to customize the colors used by various interface elements. The application is compatible with Windows 7, 8 and 10 operating systems. While that is the case, it is most useful on Windows 10 devices as Microsoft had the …

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How to block ports in Windows

The following guide walks you through the steps of blocking specific ports on a Windows machine to harden the computer system. Most Windows users don’t come into contact with ports on a regular basis, or at all. While some may encounter ports when they set up a new email address …

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