If you’re planning to update your computer or reinstall Windows 10, you need to retrieve your Windows 10 key – also referred to as a product licensing key. In 2016, Microsoft changed the way it licenses products and issued digital licenses for codes to be automatically transferred during a reinstallation. But there are some situations when it may be necessary to find your Windows key and enter it...
The purpose of a Windows update is to implement new features and fix existing issues, but the update process itself can often become a potential source of errors. In such cases, the system may respond with an error code like 0x800f081f, for example. More often than not, the error occurs because an essential update file is missing. We’ll show you the best strategies for troubleshooting this...
Error 0x800f0954 occurs when you install the .NET Framework or its individual components. In most cases, the accompanying error message looks like this: “The following feature couldn’t be installed: .NET Framework 3.5 (includes .NET 2.0 und 3.0).” One way to resolve the error is to reinstall the framework from the original Windows installation media.
What happens when all your data is suddenly lost? By regularly creating backups, you won’t have to worry about that. But many users underestimate the importance of this. At the same time, backups on Windows are straightforward. It’s also easy to create backups on Windows 7. You only need to change a few settings.
As in Windows, there is a shortcut that opens the Apple Task Manager. However, unlike the Windows version, the Mac Task Manager only lets you close programs. It doesn’t show you CPU load or energy usage. If you want to check these stats, you need to access the Mac Activity Monitor instead.
Using several programs at the same time has a noticeable impact on your computer’s performance. Many invisible processes run in the background that you may not know of. The Windows Task Manager provides an overview of all active applications and the option to end them. We show you the different options for opening the Task Manager.
In Windows, you can adapt frequently required shutdown routines to your individual needs in many different ways. For this, Windows provides an appropriate tool in the command line, which is also referred to as the prompt – CMD or cmd.exe. We introduce shutdowns via CMD, which can handle efficient, simple, but also more complex shutdown routines.
Various network features like data sharing are regulated by the SMB protocol in Windows. For maximum compatibility, Windows 10 still supports communication via the first version of this protocol – known as SMBv1, SMB 1.0 or CIFS. Since using this protocol is inadvisable for security reasons, this article explains how to disable SMB1 in Windows 10.
chkdsk is a feature that has been included with Microsoft operating systems since the early versions of MS-DOS. The program allows you to check hard disks and USB drives for errors. It differentiates between two types of errors: logical or file system errors and physical hardware errors. You define the check methods in the command line tool using chkdsk parameters.
Moving to a new server can become a real challenge even when you’re not changing provider. You need to take care and plan your strategy well. This is the only way to ensure the integrity of the data transferred to a new server and to keep downtime to a minimum. But what exactly is server data migration? And what problems can be expected during implementation?