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Reset Forgotten Windows Administrator Password

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Tons of Windows software exists to help you reset passwords. One option is the same tool that we detailed in the Linux method above. It gets the job done quickly, so let’s discuss how to use it without Linux. Of course, if you can’t get into your own PC, you’ll have to download the software on a different computer.
Boot Into the Offline Password Editor
Head to the download page and look for the Downloads header. Under it, you’ll see a file with Bootable CD image next to it — named cd140201.zip at the time of writing. Download the ZIP to your desktop or other convenient location and use a file extraction tool to get to the ISO inside.
You’ll need to burn this ISO file to a USB drive (or CD if you want) using a free program like Rufus. After it’s done, insert the drive into your PC and reboot. Look for the key to choose a boot device (like F12) if it doesn’t boot to the USB automatically. Once the tool loads, you’ll see a boot: line at the bottom of the terminal output. Press Enter

Wise Folder Hider Pro 4.14 was updated

Wise Folder Hider Pro keeps on its improvements, and the newly released notes are as follows:
Fixed the issue of failing to load driver.Improved the compatibility with older version.Minor bug fixes.Updated various translations.
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Fix: Wi-Fi doesn’t have valid IP configuration on Windows 10

Solution 1 – Reset TCP/IP
One of the simplest ways to fix this issue is to use netsh command. To do that, follow these steps: Start Command Prompt as administrator. To do that press Windows Key + X and choose Command Prompt (Admin) from the menu.When Command Prompt opens, enter the following lines:netsh winsock resetClose Command Prompt and restart your PC. Solution 2 – Change wireless SSID and password It was reported that you can fix Wi-Fi doesn’t have valid IP configuration error by accessing your modem and changing the wireless SSID and password. To do that, you’ll have to connect your PC with your modem using Ethernet cable, access your modem and change wireless SSID and password. For more details on how to do that, we strongly suggest that you check your modem’s manual. Solution 3 – Set the channel width to Auto One suggested solution is to set the channel width to Auto. To do that, follow these steps: Press Windows Key + X and select Network Connections from the menu.When Networ…

5 Reasons Why PC Crashes

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What causes a computer to crash? Have you noticed that there are a number of potential warning signs before crashing? Don’t ignore these minor issues anymore, they can grow and eventually ruin your computer at any time. Now from here you will know some reasons why your computer crashes. 
1. Hard drive issue
Computer hardware tends to fail after long period of use (around 3-5 years), if you spend a long time loading some programs, most of the files in your PC won't open, your drive gets noisy when it works, you need to consider that your hard drive may be on its last leg.

2. Overheating
Too much heat is bad for a computer. If your computer gets too hot, you may encounter errors, slow performance, crash, and unexpected shutdown. Well you can try to use some third-party software to solve this issue like Wise System Monitor, which can help you keep an eye on the temperature of your computer.


3. Not enough memory
Your computer relies on RAM for both program operation and proper booting. …

Wise Care 365 V4.58 was released

Wise Care 365 keeps on its improvements, and the newly released notes are as follows:
Optimized the function of registry defragmentation.Improved the feature of System Protection.Updated various translations.Minor bug fixes and improvements.
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Wise Registry Cleaner V9.42 was released

Wise Registry Cleaner keeps on its improvements, and the newly released notes are as follows:
Optimized the function of registry defragmentation.Improved the feature of language auto-match.Updated various translations.Minor bug fixes and improvements.
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Why Is My Browser Storing So Much Private Data?

Between the browser history and tracking cookies, it’s easy to feel like your browser is tracking and spying on you. But web browsers store this private data for good reasons.
We have shown you how to have your browser clear private data whenever it closes or always start in private-browsing mode. However, having your browser keep all this private data can be very useful.

Browser Cache The browser cache is a place where your browser stores bits and pieces of downloaded websites – images, scripts, CSS style sheets, and more. When you access a web page that uses the data in the future, your browser can load it from the cache. This saves bandwidth and speeds up page load times.
For example, your browser has probably cached the How-To Geek logo at the top of this page. When you visit another page on our website or come back to our homepage tomorrow, your browser will load the How-To Geek logo from its browser cache, speeding things up and saving download bandwidth.
Privacy Conc…

Good Uses and Bad Uses for Cookies

Cookies have a number of very important uses. The web wouldn’t be what it is without them today.
Cookies store your login state. Without them, you wouldn’t be able to log into websites. Websites use cookies to remember and identify you.Cookies store preferences on websites. You couldn’t change settings and have them persist between page loads without cookies.Cookies allow websites to provide personalized content. For example, if you’re shopping on Amazon, Amazon can remember the products you’ve browsed and recommend similar products – even if you’re not logged in. However, cookies can also be used for more questionable purposes. Advertising and tracking networks use tracking cookies to track you across the web. When you visit website that uses scripts from an advertising network, that network can set a cookie in your browser. When you visit another website that uses tracking scripts from the same network, the advertising network can check the value of your cookie – it knows th…

Wise Program Uninstaller 2.01 was released

Wise Program Uninstaller keeps on its improvements, and the newly released notes are as follows:
Improved the feature of uninstalling monitoring.Updated various translations. Minor GUI improvements. 
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5 Windows Files and Folders You Can Delete to Save Space

Windows contains plenty of files and folders that you don’t really need. From hidden caches and old files that you can remove to clear space to files you can actually delete to solve problems, knowing what’s safe to remove can be challenging. Let’s step through some Windows files and folders that are totally safe to remove, and why you might want to do so. Note that some of these folders are in protected locations, so take care when deleting them. 1. The Hibernation FileLocated at C:\hiberfil.sys Hibernation mode on your PC is like sleep mode, but the system saves all your open work to the hard drive and then shuts down. You can remove the battery from your laptop and stay in hibernation for a week, then start back up and be right where you left off. Of course, this takes up space, which is what the hibernation file is for. Depending on your hard drive size, the hibernation file is likely several gigabytes or more. If you don’t use hibernation and want to disable it, you can easily d…

Wise Disk Cleaner 9.44 was released

Wise Disk Cleaner keeps on its improvements, and the newly released notes are as follows:
Improved Firefox cleaning.Added Foxit Reader 8.0 and Xilisoft Video Converter cleaning.Updated various translations.Minor GUI improvements.Minor bug fixes.
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How to Disable Ads in Windows 10 File Explorer

Windows 10 has gotten a lot right, but it’s far from perfect. One of the most annoying parts of this version is that Microsoft has crammed ads into many places that were once clean. From “Recommended” junk in your Start Menu to ad-infested versions of the classic Solitaire and Minesweeper games, it seems that you can’t get away.

Recently, many users have started to see ads show in up the File Explorer. While they’re at least advertising for Office 365 and other Microsoft products instead of inappropriate content, nobody wants to see more ads shoved into their daily workflow. Thankfully, these are easy to disable.

Open your Start Menu and type File Explorer Options, then click that entry to open the File Explorer’s Settings panel. Select the View tab, then scroll through the Advanced Options box to find Show sync provider notifications. Turn this option off, and you won’t see those annoying ads anymore.
This doesn’t seem linked to the upcoming Windows 10 Creators Update, as we t…

How to Find Your Windows 10 Computer Name in Just a Few Clicks

Looking up your Windows 10 computer name couldn’t be easier. With just one or two clicks, you can look up vital information on your Windows 10 machine.
Method 1
One method uses Cortana. All you have to do is place your cursor in the Ask Me Anything search bar and type Computer Name. Click View Your PC Name under Settings. This will pull up your computer’s About page under System and your computer name will be listed at the very top.
Method 2 If you prefer not to use Cortana, you can just right-click the Windows Start button, and click System in the menu. This will pull up a window where you can see your computer name, as well as your Windows edition, and system information.
What if you don’t use Windows 10? Windows 7 users can find their computer name by clicking the Start Menu, right-clicking Computer and selecting Properties. You will find your computer name under Computer name, domain, and workgroup settings.

Windows 8 users can use the keyboard shortcut Windows + F to bring up…

How Disk Defragmentation Works

This operation not only helps put file pieces back together, but can also consolidate free space so that there are larger blocks of space available to write new files thus preventing further fragmentation. A good defragmenter will also include an algorithm for smart file placement that utilizes the knowledge of faster and slower data access zones on the hard drive. Let’s take a closer look at these aspects of disk defragmentation.
File Defragmentation   In simple terms, file defragmentation is the process of putting file pieces back together. What disk defragmenters do is re-write files into contiguous blocks of free space making sure that all file fragments are written in a consecutive order. This way the hard drive's read-write head has to go to one location to access the requested file instead of having to gather file pieces all over the drive.
Free Space Defragmentation   Defragmentation, or consolidation, of the free space on a hard drive is one of the most effective fragmen…

Wise Folder Hider Pro 4.13 was released

Wise Folder Hider Pro keeps on its improvements, and the newly released notes are as follows:
Fixed the issue of failing to load driver.Minor bug fixes.Updated various translations.GUI and usability improvements.
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Wise JetSearch 2.31 was updated

Wise JetSearch keeps on its improvements, and the newly released notes are as follows:
Fixed the issue that some users can't choose the disk.Optimized search algorithm for faster search speed.Updated various translations.
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Wise Program Uninstaller – a Small and Free Uninstaller

Wise Program Uninstaller is a small and free uninstaller. Its size is less than 3Mb, but it can complete multiple uninstallation tasks. You can use it to uninstall desktop programs, Windows Universal Apps and Windows update.
Usually, we uninstall programs from control panel, but some leftover files can’t be removed. By using Wise Program Uninstaller, you can not only uninstall program but also delete leftover data after regular uninstall.
Windows 10 comes with a bunch of apps that you may find useful, and a few you will probably never need. We can find some guide to uninstall Windows 10’s built-in apps online. They need to be removed by using commands, but it seems difficult for computer novice. Working with Wise Program Uninstaller is very simple. It can list all of built-in apps, and users can uninstall Windows Universal app by one-click.
Updates for Windows are regularly pushed out to improve security and stability, and Microsoft's pushing hard to make these updates mandatory …

How to Uninstall Windows 10’s Built-in Apps

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Windows 10 comes with a bunch of apps that you may find useful, and a few you will probably never need. Unfortunately, Windows 10 doesn't want you to uninstall Universal apps such as Money, Maps and People. But that doesn't mean you can't use a little ingenuity to delete them.

Before you uninstall or restore apps, make sure no other programs are running aside from Windows PowerShell. 1. Click the Cortana search field. 2. Type 'Powershell' into the field. 3. Right-click 'Windows PowerShell.'  4. Select Run as administrator. 5. Click Yes.  6. Enter a command from the below list for the program you wish to uninstall. Here are the list of commands: 3D Builder: Get-AppxPackage *3dbuilder* | Remove-AppxPackage Alarms and Clock: Get-AppxPackage *windowsalarms* | Remove-AppxPackage Calculator: Get-AppxPackage *windowscalculator* | Remove-AppxPackage Calendar and Mail: Get-AppxPackage *windowscommunicationsapps* | Remove-AppxPackage

Wise Game Booster 1.39 was updated

Wise Game Booster keeps on its improvements, and the newly released notes are as follows:
Minor bug fixes.Minor GUI Improvements.More about Wise Game Booster
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Wise Care 365 V4.57 was released

Wise Care 365 keeps on its improvements, and the newly released notes are as follows:
Fixed the issue of being unable to register/ activate it.
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Wise Care 365 V4.56 was updated

Wise Care 365 keeps on its improvements, and the newly released notes are as follows:
Improved the feature of exclusions.Updated various translations.Minor bug fixes.Minor GUI Improvements.
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Frozen program? Here’s how to force it to quit

Raise your hand if you hate the spinning beach ball! Yep, I’m talking about all those times when your computer mouse turns into a spinning blue disc (on a Windows PC) or a multicolored beach ball (on a Mac), just as the program on your desktop comes to a screeching halt.

That usually means something (hopefully minor) is amiss on your system. Maybe your computer is running low on memory because it’s doing a few too many things at once; or, perhaps, the program you’re using has wandered into a corner that it can’t get itself out of.

Now, the best way to deal with either the spinning Windows disc or the Mac’s beach ball is, typically, to do nothing. With any luck, your system or application will settle down after a few seconds or so.
But if several minutes have passed and you’re still staring at a frozen program, it might be time to take matters into your own hands and force the stalled program to quit.


Doing so may, of course, lead to losing any unsaved data; then again, you m…

Wise Folder Hider Pro 4.12 was released

Wise Folder Hider Pro keeps on its improvements, and the newly released notes are as follows:

Fix the issue of unable to retrieve the password.Updated various translations.
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