Remove Dual Boot Menu – Fix for Windows

If you recently installed a new version of Windows next to a previous one, your computer will now show a a dual boot menu in the Windows Boot Manager screen from where you can choose which Windows versions to boot into: the new version or the earlier version. In this article, learn how to remove […]

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Windows won’t start – Guide for Windows XP, Vista, 7, 8

This guide details how you can troubleshoot and fix a computer that won’t start (or won’t boot). This guide goes through various solutions and fixes that you can apply for most Windows versions: XP, Vista, 7, 8. Fix with Easy Recovery Essentials Using Easy Recovery Essentials (EasyRE) and its built-in Automated Repair process, you can […]

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Fix slow boot – Guide for Windows XP, Vista, 7, 8

This guide details how you can troubleshoot and fix a slow boot. This guide details general tips that you can apply for these Windows versions: XP, Vista, 7, 8. Fixes for a slow boot Fix #1: Check the HDD and/or RAM If the slow booting of your computer is caused by a failing HDD/SSD, test […]

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Reset BIOS/CMOS

This guide details how you can reset your BIOS (or CMOS) to its default settings. This guide applies regardless of the Windows version you currently have installed on your computer: XP, Vista, 7, 8. You can follow the instructions from this guide for most major manufacturer of computers: Dell, HP, Asus, Acer, Lenovo, Toshiba, Samsung, […]

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Refresh or Reset Windows 8 Without Installation Media

This guide details how you can refresh or reset your Windows 8system without using the installation media (the DVD or the USB drive). You need to have the installation media or the original ISO file (from your Microsoft account) to configure your system. Afterwards, you can refresh or reset Windows 8/8.1 without the installation media. […]

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BCDEdit – Guide for Windows Vista, 7, 8

This guide explains how to use the BCDEdit (bcdedit.exe) utility for the following Windows versions: Vista, 7, 8 or 8.1 BCDEdit is the command-line utility that you can use to manage BCD stores on your computer. BCDEdit works similarly to Bootcfg.exe available on Windows XP systems, but with more options available and various improvements. BCDEdit […]

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Convert GPT to MBR

Learn how to convert a GPT disk to a MBR disk on a Windows system using Disk Management, Command Prompt or Easy Recovery Essentials. Easy Recovery Essentials can automatically convert a GPT disk to a MBR disk. Difference between GPT and MBR GPT (or GUID Partition Table) is the updated version of the MBR table […]

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How to set a partition as active

This article shows how to setup your primary partition as active using the diskpart utility. This how-to article applies for any of the following Windows versions: Windows XP, Vista, 7, 8 or 8.1 The following instructions are done through Command Prompt, which you can use if you can’t boot into Windows to set the partition […]

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bootsect – Guide for Windows XP, Vista, 7, 8

This article explains how to use the bootsect (bootsect.exe) utility to rebuild your computer’s boot sector code. bootsect.exe is available only for these Windows versions: Windows XP, Vista, 7 and 8 or 8.1 Bootsect on Windows Bootsect on Windows Vista If you have the installation disc If you have your original Windows Vista installation disc, […]

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