Category: Windows

There is a relatively new tool called PatchCleaner which detects and can delete old MSI/MSP files. From the PatchCleaner page: Windows Installer Directory When applications are installed and updated on the Windows Operating System a hidden directory “c:\Windows\Installer” is used …

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That it is time to say goodbye to Windows XP is old news. Microsoft has given Windows XP users a lot of advisories about end of support for the legacy software, asking people to upgrade to newer versions of the operating …

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In Windows 8.1, the Start Button is back – but not the classic Start menu. In this post, Mike Hildebrand and I present you a couple of solutions that should help the traditional mouse and keyboard users (like us) get …

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When you are prompted to choose and option, select the Troubleshoot tile In a recent blog post, Refresh your Windows 8 system from a Recovery Drive, I showed you how to use Windows 8’s Refresh your PC tool in order …

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PC troubleshooting is becoming less common in larger organizations, but consultants and techs in smaller shops still have to get their hands dirty identifying and fixing desktop problems. Oftentimes, troubleshooting Windows 7 means delving into the command line. Here are …

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