Clear Thumbnails Cache – Guide for Windows XP, Vista, 7, 8, 8.1

This guide shows you how to clear the thumbnails cache for the following Windows versions: Windows XP, Vista, 7, 8 or 8.1 How to clear the thumbnails cache in Windows XP To clear the thumbnails cache in Windows XP, follow these instructions: Open Windows Explorer (or open My Computer) Click Tools Select Folder Options The […]

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Clear Icons Cache – Guide for Windows XP, Vista, 7, 8, 8.1

This guide shows you how to clear the icons cache for the following Windows versions: Windows XP, Vista, 7, 8 or 8.1 How to clear the icons cache in Windows XP To clear the icons cache in Windows XP, follow these steps: Open any folder so you have Windows Explorer available Click Tools Select Folder […]

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Clear Internet Explorer Cache: 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11

This guide shows you how to clear the cache for the following Internet Explorer versions: 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11 All set of instructions below are using the Internet Options menu of Internet Explorer to clear the cache. If you’re not sure which Internet Explorer version you’re running, follow these steps for a faster […]

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Bootcfg – Guide for Windows XP

This guide shows you how to use the Bootcfg utility for the following Windows versions: Windows XP, Server 2003, NT 4.0 or 2000. Bootcfg is only available on Windows XP. If you’re looking for the bootrec utility (available for Windows Vista, 7, 8, 8.10, read the Bootrec guide. About bootcfg Using the bootcfg utility you […]

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Safe Mode: Guide for Windows XP, Vista, 7, 8, 8.1

This guide explains how to boot into Safe Mode for the following Windows versions: Windows XP, Vista, 7, 8 and 8.1 About the Safe Mode In Safe Mode, your computer is running with non-core components disabled which makes it easier to fix potential errors or remove various software that, in normal conditions, can’t be fixed […]

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Boot from USB drive

This guide explains how to boot from a USB flash drive and what configurations you need to have. If you have a new computer model (usually with Windows 8) that has UEFI/EFI, make sure that you read UEFI/EFI configuration before you proceed to How to boot from a USB flash drive below. If you’re looking […]

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Bootrec – Guide for Windows XP, Vista, 7, 8, 8.1

This guide explains how to use the Bootrec (bootrec.exe) utility for the following Windows versions: Windows XP (bootcfg, not bootrec), Vista, 7, 8 or 8.1 Bootrec in Windows Bootrec or the bootrec.exe utility is a tool provided by Microsoft in Windows Recovery Environment, or the Windows RE. When your computer fails to start, Windows automatically […]

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chkdsk – Guide for Windows XP, Vista, 7, 8, 8.1

CHKDSK is a Windows utility that can check the integrity of your hard disk and can fix various file system errors. CHKDSK (or chkdsk.exe) is short for “check disk”. It’s recommended to use this utility when your computer shows various boot errors. The check disk utility can be run if you need a fix for […]

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Restore To Factory Settings – Guide for Windows XP, Vista, 7, 8

Factory Settings or Factory Defaults usually refers to performing a restore or a reset of your computer to its original configuration as it first was when it was purchased. A restore to factory settings is also known as a reset to factory settings or as a restore to factory defaults. Restoring a computer to its […]

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