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How to Fix System Restore and Recover Your System

It can be an excruciating moment when System Restore fails. Don’t panic. One of the methods listed above will coax System Restore back into life, and with it, the rest of your ailing system. Remember:
Run System Restore from Safe Mode.Configure your disk space usage.Use Windows 10 Reset to refresh your installation.Double-check System Restore points are being created.Create regular system backups.
I cannot stress how important point #5 is. Regularly backing up your system is incredibly important. There is a reason everyone asks if you’ve backed-up your data.

Wise Folder Hider Pro 4.19 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.
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Free Up Your Disk Space with Wise Disk Cleaner

Running low on disk space--but don't want to delete songs from your precious music collection? Wise Disk Cleaner trolls your computer for files you won't miss, such as temporary and index files. Instead of cleaning only preprogrammed folders, it scans your whole hard drive and deletes files by their extensions, finding files that other cleaners may miss.
After a few minutes scanning on my Windows 10 laptop, it promised to remove a whopping 12 GB of data, almost 10% of the hard drive. It seems scary at first to delete such a large amount of information, but there is a handy option to remove files to the Recycle Bin first so they can be restored in case of computer breakdown. Alternatively, you can set the program to be more selective and delete fewer files.
Furthermore, you can free even more disk space with the Slimming System feature, which finds junk files in Windows Installer Baseline Cache, Help Files, as well as Wallpaper files. For increased performance, you can also start…

How to Boot Into Windows 10 Safe Mode

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Open the Settings menu and head to Update & Security > Recovery > Advanced Startup. Clicking Restart Now will restart your system in recovery mode, where you’ll encounter three options: Continue, Troubleshoot, or Turn off your PC. Select Troubleshoot > Advanced Options. You’ll now have a range of new options, like so:

Click Startup Settings, followed by Restart. Your system will now restart. On reboot, you’ll meet the Startup Settings screen. From here you can choose your required function.
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You can skip the somewhat lengthy clicking process by holding down Shift and clicking Restart under Power, found in the Windows 10 Start Menu. This reboot takes you straight to the Recovery options, where you can select Troubleshoot > Advanced Options > Startup Settings.

How to Remove “Most Used Apps” From Windows 10 Start Menu

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While there may be a lot of justified complaints about Windows 10, one of the great things about the OS is the ability to customize it to your heart’s content. The Start Menu in particular is a trove of personalization and customization.

One example is the ability to remove individual apps or the entire list of Most Used Apps from the start menu. If you want to reclaim that screen estate, or simply don’t want that info on display, here’s how to get rid of it.
Remove Individual Apps If there is a particular app you want to remove from the list, do the following:
Click the Windows button to pull up the Start Menu.Right-click the app you want to remove from the Most Used listClick More > Don’t show in this list.
Remove the Entire List If you’d prefer to get rid of the list entirely, do the following:
Go to Settings > Personalization > Start.Under Show most used apps, make sure the setting is toggled off.

Hide OneDrive in Windows 10

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OneDrive is built in to Windows 10, so it can't be uninstalled. But you can hide it and stop the sync process, so it stays hidden. To do this, turn off all the OneDrive settings and remove the OneDrive folder from File Explorer. In the Notifications area on the bottom of the Windows screen, right-click the OneDrive icon. You might have to click the Show Hidden Icons arrow to find OneDrive. Click Settings, and on the Settings tab, uncheck all the boxes under General. On the Auto save tab, set the Documents and Pictures lists to This PC only, and uncheck the other boxes. On the Account tab, click Choose folders. In the Sync your OneDrive files to this PC box, check and uncheck the box at Sync all files and folders in my OneDrive. (The first check selects all the boxes, then the uncheck clears them all.) Click OK to close the box and return to settings. This step removes all OneDrive files from your computer, but leaves them on OneDrive.com. Click OK to save your changes in the Sett…

How to Check Your Driver Versions

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When you’re having problems with a device, it can be very helpful to know what version of the driver you’re using, especially if you’re posting on a forum, or reading a thread somewhere about a problem that was fixed in a particular driver update. To check the driver version, just open up Device Manager using the Start Menu search box, find the driver in the list, right-click and choose Properties. You’ll be able to see the version information and date on the Driver tab. You can also update, roll back, disable, or uninstall a driver from this view, which comes in very handy if you upgraded your drivers and introduced a problem.

Wise Folder Hider Pro 4.18 was released

Wise Folder Hider Pro keeps on its improvements, and the newly released notes are as follows:
Add feature of 'Clear File Explorer history'.Updated various translations.Minor GUI improvements.
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Should You Update Your Drivers?

In general, we don’t recommend updating hardware drivers unless you have a reason to. The driver for the SD card reader that came built into your computer is probably just fine. Even if the manufacturer does offer a slightly newer version, you probably won’t notice the difference. There’s no reason to obsess about having the latest hardware drivers for every component in your computer. But there are good reasons to update your drivers. In particular, gamers will want to keep their graphics drivers as up-to-date as possible to ensure the best graphics performance and least bugs with modern games. In other cases, you might need to get the latest version of a hardware driver if the current one is causing problems with your computer. If you do want to update your drivers, skip the driver-updating utilities. We can’t repeat that enough. Go right to the source for your hardware drivers. This means the hardware manufacturer’s individual websites and MIcrosoft’s Windows Update.

Wise Disk Cleaner 9.49 was released

Wise Disk Cleaner keeps on its improvements, and the newly released notes are as follows:
Improved the feature of Advanced Cleaner.Updated various translations.Minor GUI improvements.
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How to Remove “Most Used Apps” From Windows 10 Start Menu

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While there may be a lot of justified complaints about Windows 10, one of the great things about the OS is the ability to customize it to your heart’s content. The Start Menu in particular is a trove of personalization and customization.

One example is the ability to remove individual apps or the entire list of Most Used Apps from the start menu. If you want to reclaim that screen estate, or simply don’t want that info on display, here’s how to get rid of it.
Remove Individual Apps If there is a particular app you want to remove from the list, do the following:
Click the Windows button to pull up the Start Menu.Right-click the app you want to remove from the Most Used listClick More > Don’t show in this list.
Remove the Entire List If you’d prefer to get rid of the list entirely, do the following:

Go to Settings > Personalization > Start.Under Show most used apps, make sure the setting is toggled off.

Wise Care 365 V4.66 is released

Wise Care 365 keeps on its improvements, and the newly released notes are as follows:
Improved the feature of Advanced Cleaner.Improved the clean-up of 'Uninstaller' option.Improved the function of 'auto back up registry'.Updated various translations.Minor GUI improvements.
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What is NTFS Compression

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Did you know that Windows can selectively compress individual files and folders while letting you use them as you would normally? The feature is called NTFS Compression and may be a better option than using an app like 7-Zip to compress and decompress files on demand.
Launch File Explorer (Windows key  + E) and navigate to any file or folder.Right-click on the file or folder and select Properties.In the General tab, click Advanced…Enable the checkbox for Compress contents to save disk space.
Note that there is a trade-off to NTFS compression! In exchange for reducing disk space usage, files and folders will use more CPU when accessed because they need to be decompressed. How much more? It’s hard to say because it depends on the file type. However, if you have a modern system with a relatively fast CPU, you probably won’t notice much of a performance hit.
We only recommend NTFS compression for infrequently used files, such as backup documents, reference materials, etc. Avoid using it fo…

Wise Registry Cleaner was updated to V9.45

Wise Registry Cleaner keeps on its improvements, and the newly released notes are as follows:


Fixed some issues from the users' feedback.Improved the clean-up of 'Uninstaller' option.Improved the function of 'auto back up registry'.Updated various translations.

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Disable Unnecessary Services in Windows 10

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Services are very much like programs in Startup, except they can be much more crucial to the overall operation of Windows. There are lots of Microsoft-specific features that are enabled, but there are some that most people don't need. Have a look through the Services tab and read the description of each one. You can stop a service to see if it impacts anything, and reenable it if necessary. You can also permanently disable a service from starting at all.
1. Right-click the Start button
2. Click Task Manager
3. Click Services
4. Right-click a specific service and choose “Stop”


How to Reinstall Windows 10 Without Losing Your Data

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If you’re running Windows 10 and encountering a seemingly unsolvable problem, reinstalling the operating system might be your best option. We’re going to show you how to reinstall Windows without losing your personal data.
Windows 10 isn’t without its problems and often it can be hard to determine where the cause of the issue lies. If your system worked well when you first got it, you might find that a particular driver, program, or update is now causing trouble. Reinstalling Windows can help solve this. If you have your own advice or experience to share on reinstalling Windows, please let us know in the comments below.
Back Up Your Data The process we’re about to engage in will theoretically keep your personal data, but nothing is ever certain. It’s best to have a backup just in case disaster strikes. You might also want to back up things outside your personal data, like program files or registry edits.
We’ve produced the ultimate Windows 10 data backup guide, so it’s likely that all…

How to Boot Windows 10 in Safe Mode

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When there is something wrong with your PC, safe mode is the best option for troubleshooting the issues, it can disable some unnecessary programs and drivers at startup so that you can know what causes this problem and fix them at the root. Without any further delay, here’s how to enter safe mode in Windows 10. 

Step 1: Select “settings” from the Start Menu and click on the “update & security” option.


Step 2: You will find many options at the sidebar such as Windows update, Windows defender, Backup, Recovery activation and so on. simply click on the “Recovery”.


Step 3: Click on the "Restart Now" button in the Advanced startup panel. 


Step 4: There are several options like continue, troubleshoot, and turn off your PC etc. Please select "Troubleshoot".


Step 5: Select Advanced options and then choose startup settings. Here you can find "enable Safe Mode".


That’s all. You will successfully boot into safe mode of Windows 10. If you know other easier met…