Windows

How to Disable Audio Enhancements in Windows 10

Knowing how to disable audio enhancements in Windows 10 can become useful if the audio enhancements cause a spike in CPU usage. There could be a variety of reasons why, such as incompatible drivers, corrupted files, or you just don’t want Windows to apply its own enhancements to the audio.

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Fix: Windows 10 Update is Stuck on Downloading

There may be a time when the Windows 10 update is stuck on downloading an update and doesn’t progress beyond that point. I have recently experienced this issue on a laptop where Windows Update wouldn’t progress beyond the downloading part of the update. I did manage to fix the issue and update the laptop. Below are the steps that I used to correct the problem.

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A Sneak Peek at Microsoft Edge – the Next Generation of Web Browser

Internet Explorer has died. Well, let’s be honest, it has been on its last legs for some time now. Rumors of Project Sparta, Microsoft’s replacement browser, have been circulating for months. Then last April the software giant announced the creation of Microsoft Edge – a revolutionary new web browser. Featuring a clean interface that is much more consistent with the new direction Microsoft has taken their operating system, Edge provides a look at the future of browsing.

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Top Software Applications You Should Have on a System

Thousands of software programs are available online. The large number of applications can often make it challenging to make a choice regarding which software you should use and the ones you can do without. The task of choosing software is easier when you know what you need and what will be most beneficial for your daily tasks.

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Why You Should Use a Standard User Account in Windows

I was reminded recently as to why all users should be running with a standard user account on a Windows machine. Up until Windows Vista, users generally have used an administrative account that provided unlimited access to the computer and its resources. While this made it easier to use the machine, it also made it easier for malware to propagate among Windows machines.

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Fix: My Keyboard Keys are Messed Up

Occasionally, I have been having a problem with my keyboard when in some applications. Sometimes as I am working in Firefox when I try to insert a punctuation symbol such as a double quote (“) another character – È – would be displayed on the screen. When I switch to another application the double quote would appear properly. As this would happen on a frequent basis at times, I would get frustrated as I would need to restart Firefox to have the keys return to normal.

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The Dreaded Blue Screen of Death [Infographic]

Is your computer notorious for crashing and freezing up on you? Is it constantly sending you error messages like the blue screen of death? If this sounds like your PC, it is time to upgrade your computer. If you don’t want to spend a lot of money on a new PC, there are ways for you to salvage your computer if it is behaving in this manner. The easiest and smartest solution is to invest in computer maintenance software, especially if you are not tech or computer savvy.

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