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...
Defragmenting can speed up your hard disk and boost your computer’s performance – that used to be the case. Modern file systems and SSD data carriers make defragmentation almost superfluous and can even be more harmful than beneficial. Windows 10 takes care of this once time-consuming process automatically in the background, without users noticing any delay.
Microsoft regularly provides its users with the latest features and security improvements via the Update Center. What’s more, the update packages also remove known errors and issues. But the update process doesn’t always work without a hitch: For instance, error 0x80070bc2 occurs when an update fails to install. We reveal how you can fix this problem.
Windows update errors can often be especially tricky. For instance, if the 0x8024200d error occurs while installing a new patch, even a restart won’t usually help. However, since continuous updates to Windows are vital for stability and security, you may have to fix this problem yourself if necessary.
If your system is causing you problems, it could make sense to reset Windows 10. As of Windows 7, it has been possible to reset or refresh a system without having to start from scratch – you can keep your files and documents despite resetting to Windows 10 factory settings. Luckily, you always have the option to reset your Microsoft operating system with or without losing your files. We reveal how...
Every Windows user knows: No matter which version you use, the popular Microsoft operating system has its bad days. Sometimes these are so serious that the worst possible outcome happens: Windows won't boot anymore. You might think there’s nothing you can do, but don't panic: Boot problems and bluescreens can be solved quickly in most cases.
Windows offers a variety of features to ensure that the system functions over the long term. For example, the operating system generates a backup folder called Windows.old during new installations, upgrades or major updates which can be used to restore the system to its previous state. In our article, you will learn about the circumstances in which you can remove Windows.old and how to do so.
The infamous blue screen of death usually shows up without any warning. It’s an important indicator of internal problems with hardware, software, or drivers. If Windows can no longer be run as a result of such a problem, then the forced shutdown takes place in the form of a blue screen containing an error message. This may cause unsaved files and documents to be lost. The most important thing with...
Sometimes, reinstalling Windows is unavoidable, because of performance reasons or because your computer has been attacked by malware. If Windows needs to be reinstalled, you will need to enter your product key. This guide will show you how to find a Windows 7 product key within a minute.
Many Minecraft gamers need or want to use their own servers. Hosting your own Minecraft world is the only way users are able to adjust the general settings of the online multiplayer mode. Setting up a personal Minecraft server isn’t as daunting as it sounds, however. Find out just exactly how it works and what type of server is best suited for hosting Minecraft.