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How to Remove Previous Driver Versions

When you update an existing driver, Windows will keep the old version stored on your system. This is so that you can easily roll back to the working version if the new one causes trouble. Old drivers do take up space, though, so if you’d rather forgo that protection then you can remove them all. Remember, if you regret your choice, you can usually find previous drivers from the device manufacturer’s website. To get started, press  Windows key + R  to open Run. Input  cleanmgr  and click  OK . Select your main system drive from the drop-down and click  OK . Disk Cleanup will then open. Click  Clean up system files . You might need to select your system drive again. This will then bring up a window containing a list of things you can delete to save system space. Feel free to tick the boxes of other items, but the pertinent one for us is  Device driver packages . Once selected, click  OK  and it will delete your older driver versions.

Wise Disk Cleaner 9.51 was released

Wise Disk Cleaner keeps on its improvements, and the newly released notes are as follows: Improved Google Chrome Cache and Cookies cleaning. Improved Opera Browser Cache and Cookies cleaning. Improved Mozilla Firefox Cache and Cookies cleaning. Updated various translations. Minor GUI improvements. More about Wise Disk Cleaner Download Wise Disk Cleaner

How to Remotely Troubleshoot a Friend’s Windows PC Without Any Extra Software

Windows offers a few built-in tools for performing remote assistance over the Internet. These tools allow you to take remote control of another person’s computer so you can help them troubleshoot it while you’re on the phone with them. They work similarly to Remote Desktop, but are available on all editions of Windows and are easy to set up. If you’re both using Windows 10, you can use the built-in “Quick Assist” app to do this. If one of you is using Windows 7 or 8, you can use the older Windows Remote Assistance. Windows Remote Assistance is still included in Windows 10, just in case you need it. Note that both features require the other person help initiate the connection. You can’t just remotely connect whenever you want—your family member or friend must be sitting at the PC to grant you access when you connect. You’ll need a different remote desktop solution if you want to connect whenever you like without needing the other person’s help. If You Both Have Windows 1

Every Windows User Needs to Know This Forgotten but Useful Trick

How many different ways do you know to close a window in Windows? You can click the  X in the upper-right corner, use the  Alt + F4  shortcut, or right-click a Taskbar icon and choose  Close window . But did you know there’s an old relic hanging out in Windows 10 that’s been around for decades? In any Windows version, you can double-click in the upper-left corner of the title bar to close a window. For many programs, the spot you’ll need to click is marked by the app’s icon. This menu actually contains several other commands, like  Restore ,  Move , and  Minimize . You can also activate this menu in any open app by pressing Alt + Space or by right-clicking the title bar. Because keyboard shortcuts and newer Windows versions offer better ways to perform these functions, most people have forgotten about this menu. Probably its most useful function is the  Move  command, which lets you click and drag to slide a window around. This comes in particularly handy when apps disappear o

Everything Else Disk Cleanup Can Delete

Windows Update Cleanup : When you install updates from Windows Update, Windows keeps older versions of the system files around. This allows you to uninstall the updates later. However, if you don’t plan on ever uninstalling any Windows updates, this is a waste of space. This is safe to delete as long as your computer is working properly and you don’t plan on uninstalling any updates. Windows Defender : This option deletes “non critical files used by Windows Defender“, according to the Disk Cleanup tool. Microsoft doesn’t explain what these files are anywhere, but it’s likely they’re just temporary files. You can select this option to free up some space and Windows 10’s built-in antivirus will continue running normally. Windows upgrade log files : When you upgrade Windows–for example, upgrade from Windows 7 to 10, or upgrade from Windows 10’s November update to Windows 10’s Anniversary update–Windows creates log files. These log files can “Help identify and troubleshoot problems that

How to solve "Invalid Value for Registry"

Method 1 Run system maintenance troubleshooter and check. a) Press Windows Key +R , type Control Panel. b) Type troubleshooting in the search bar, click on troubleshooting. c) Click on System and Security , click on System Maintenance. d) Follow the steps from the wizard to run the troubleshooter . Method 2 Step A : Boot the computer in Safe Mode and check if the issue persists. Follow these steps to start the computer in safe mode. a) Press the ‘ Windows + C’ key on the keyboard. b) Click on settings, more pc settings and then general. c) Scroll down to advanced startup , click restart now. d) Click on troubleshoot, advanced options, Windows Startup Settings . e) Click restart, select Safe Mode and then press enter. Note : Restart the computer to start in normal mode. Step B If the issue does not persists in Safe Mode, then perform a clean boot to check if any third party application is causing the issue, as clean boot helps in eliminating software conflicts.

How to Uninstall Drivers in Windows

Roll Back to a Previous Driver Click  Start , type  Device Manager , and press  Enter . Find and double-click the category of device causing the issue (for instance, the graphics card would be listed under Display Adapters). Double-click the problematic device to bring up the Properties window. Click the  Driver  tab. Click the  Roll Back Driver  button. A dialog box will ask you to confirm your decision to roll back to a previous driver. Click  Yes  to begin the roll-back process. Use the Properties menu to uninstall your driver software or roll back to a previous version. At this point Windows will automatically remove the current driver for the device and reinstall the previous driver. You may then receive a notification that the system settings have changed, and Windows will ask you to reboot. If you see that message, you should reboot your computer as soon as possible. Uninstall a Driver When you need to uninstall a driver completely, the best and safest method is t

How to boot into Safe Mode in Windows 10

Use the “Shift + Restart” combination Another way of getting into Safe Mode in Windows 10 is to use the Shift + Restart combination. Open the Start menu and click or tap on the Power button. Then, while keeping the Shift key pressed, click or tap on Restart . Note that you can also use the Shift + Restart combination from the Sign In screen: click or tap Power , press and hold Shift and then click or tap Restart . Then, Windows 10 reboots and asks you to select an option. Choose Troubleshoot . Then, on the Troubleshoot screen, select Advanced options . On the Advanced options screen, choose Startup Settings . Windows 10 says that you can restart your device to change advanced boot options, including enabling Safe Mode . Press Restart . After Windows 10 reboots, you can choose which boot options you want to be enabled. To get into Safe Mode , you have three different options. To enable Safe Mode press the 4 or the F4 key on your keyboard, to

What Is the AppData Folder in Windows?

Where You’ll Find AppData Each user account has its own AppData folder with its own contents. This allows Windows programs to store multiple sets of settings if a computer is used by multiple people. The AppData folder was introduced on Windows Vista, and is still in use on Windows 10, 8, and 7 today. You’ll find each user account’s AppData folder—short for Application Data—in that user’s directory. For example, if your user name is “Bob”, you’ll find your application data folder at C:\Users\Bob\AppData by default. You can just plug this address into the address bar to view it, or show hidden folders and browse to your user account directory at C:\Users\NAME . (You can also type %APPDATA% into File Explorer’s address bar to head directly to the AppData\Roaming folder, which we’ll talk about in a moment.) What Are Local, LocalLow, and Roaming? There are actually three folders inside AppData, and different programs store different types of settings in each. Open y

How to Instantly Reset Edge in Windows 10

Up until recently, resetting Edge (the default Windows 10 browser) has involved a number of convoluted methods, some of which included multiple complex steps or the use of the Command Prompt, which can be intimidating for some. Luckily, with the Windows 10 Fall Creators Update, there is now a one-click solution. To reset Edge, do the following: Close Microsoft Edge if running. Go to  Settings  >  Apps & Features  and scroll down to Microsoft Edge on the list. Click  Microsoft Edge  >  Advanced Options  >  Reset . A pop-up window will appear confirming you are about erase all of Microsoft Edge’s data. Click  Reset . A check sign will appear next to the reset button once complete. When resetting Edge, you are bringing the browser back to near factory settings, meaning you will lose all of your browsing history, settings, saved logins, and cookies. You won’t lose your bookmarks. If you are not running the Windows 10 Fall Creators Update, things will look a lit

Is Bluetooth Faster than Wi-Fi?

The Bluetooth standard’s maximum data rate is, at best, 3 Mbps or about 2.1 after protocol overheads take their cut. Wi-Fi on the other hand, maxes out anywhere from 54 to 1300+ Mbps depending on whether you have “g”, “n”, or “ac” Wi-Fi plus any enhancements in the adaptors and router support. So no, Bluetooth is not faster than Wi-Fi. Not even vaguely close. Bluetooth version 3 and version 4 have higher data rates, but the actual data transfer in those implementations happens over Wi-Fi; Bluetooth is only used to set up and negotiate the connection.    

Disk cleanup in Windows 10

To delete temporary files: Search for Disk cleanup from the taskbar and select it from the list of results. Under Files to delete , select the file types to get rid of. To get a description of the file type, select it. Select OK . If you need to free up more space, you can also delete system files: In Disk cleanup, select Clean up system files . Select the file types to get rid of. To get a description of the file type, select it. Select OK .

Easy Ways to Disable a Windows Keyboard

Not a day goes by for most computer users without them using both their mouse and keyboard. But did you know that it’s easy to disable the keyboard in Windows? Maybe you keep accidentally hitting it and messing up your navigation, have children pressing it at the worst times, or just want to challenge yourself to get around without all those handy keyboard shortcuts.  If you just need to disable the keyboard for a few minutes to clean it or something, simply unplug it and/or switch it off! Windows won’t pick up any input while it’s not connected to your PC. Right-click on the Start Button and select Device Manager . Expand the Keyboards header and find yours listed. Right-click it and choose Uninstall device , then follow the instructions to remove the device. The device should stop working right away. After a reboot, the keyboard will likely work again when Windows automatically obtains its drivers.

Wise Auto Shutdown 1.62

Wise Auto Shutdown keeps on its improvements, and the newly released notes are as follows: Fixed the bug of countdown reminder. Updated various translations. Other minor bug fixes. More about Wise Auto Shutdown Download Wise Auto Shutdown

3 Tips for Customizing the Windows 10 Taskbar

Without a doubt, the taskbar is the most commonly and frequently accessed element in windows. Laying at the bottom of the computer screen, taskbar provides you an easy way to access to start button, pinned icons, windows update and so on. But now more and more users want the things to be arranged in their own way, here we will guide you how to customize the taskbar in windows 10.  Pin or Unpin application You can pin programs to your taskbar so that you will make a quick access to them frequently.  Open the Start menu , and find the application that you want to pin to the taskbar. Then go to “ More ” and choose “ Pin to taskbar ”. Of course, you can also drag and drop the application icon to the taskbar directly if you like.  While if you want to remove the pinned application from the taskbar, just right-click on it and select “ Unpin from Taskbar ”. Move taskbar to the top, right or left of the screen By default, the taskbar located at the bottom of the scree

The Easiest Way to Clean Out Computer Memory

System capabilities are limited by the amount of RAM available and the amount of RAM in use. Sometimes, low memory can make system crash down. If tracking down offending programs feels like chasing your tail, or you’re just not familiar with Windows Task Manager, you can try installing a program that “cleans” your RAM.  Wise Memory Optimizer is an incredible free tool that liberates RAM memory to optimize your computer functioning. It shows a graphic where we can see the memory that is in use and the memory we have available. We can establish the program to function automatically when there is not much memory available. When it’s running, it will free up and tune up RAM performance automatically whenever it finds your memory is below the value you’ve set in the program.   Afterwards, you just need to click the optimize button and after a few minutes it will free as much memory as it can, deleting the clipboard and useless cache of background processes. Using Wise Memory O

How to clean out Hibernation cache

When you turn off your device, Windows stores the programs you're running and your open files in a large file, the hibernation cache. Sleep mode, by contrast, keeps this material in your system RAM and puts the device in a low-power mode. Hibernation mode doesn't draw battery power, but it takes longer to boot up than restoring from sleep mode, which is more or less instant. Unless you're using a mobile device that has trouble with battery life, you can usually disable hibernation, and the storage space that you save is roughly equal to the amount of system RAM. To do so, click the Start button, type "cmd" (without the quotes), right-click cmd.exe, select Run as Administrator, and click Yes to confirm. This is the Windows command prompt. Paste the "powercfg.exe /hibernate off" (without the quotes) into the command prompt. Ctrl-V doesn't work here, though. Instead, you have to right-click in the window and select Paste. Then hit Enter. If you want

Wise Care 365 V4.67 is released

Wise Care 365 keeps on its improvements, and the newly released notes are as follows: Fixed the error which is caused by Wise Boot Assistant. Improved the feature of Disk Eraser. Updated various translations. Minor GUI improvements. More about Wise Care 365 Download Wise Care 365

How to Save Space By Cleaning Windows' WinSxS Folder

Windows uses a system folder called WinSxS to store files that are needed for your Windows installation, as well as backups or updates to those files. It's a space hog, however, taking up several gigabytes of space and growing with each Windows Update you perform. Use the steps below to clean up unnecessary files in that WinSxS folder and reclaim valuable hard drive space. You can't just delete everything in the WinSxS folder, because some of those files are needed for Windows to run and update reliably. However, with Windows 7 and above you can use the built-in Disk Cleanup tool to delete older versions of Windows updates you no longer need. With Windows 8.1 and Windows 10, you can use the Command Prompt to clean up the WinSxS folder as well. Use Disk Cleanup to Delete Old Updates From the SxS Folder 1.  Open the Disk Cleanup tool.  You can do this by typing "disk cleanup" in the taskbar and clicking "Disk Cleanup" 2.  Click the "Cleanup sys

How to delete the Windows.old folder from Windows 10

Did you upgrade your PC to Windows 10? If so, ever wonder what happened to the previous version of the OS? It probably disappeared into the mists of Windows past, right? Wrong. Your old OS didn’t get erased; rather, it’s lingering in a system folder called, aptly enough, Windows.old. And depending on the size of that version, it could be hogging a lot of precious space. First things first: If you think you might want to downgrade from Windows 10 back to the previous version, don’t delete that folder. Second, unless you’re seriously strapped for space on your hard drive, you don’t have to do anything: Windows 10 will automatically delete the Windows.old folder one month after you performed your upgrade. If you’d rather not wait — if you want to reclaim that storage now — you can delete the folder immediately, though not in the way you might expect. Indeed, if you simply click the folder and then press the Delete key, Windows will tell you you need permission, yada-yada, etc.

Wise Force Deleter V1.46 is released

Wise Force Deleter keeps on its improvements, and the newly released notes are as follows: Fix the problem of failing to delete folder. More about Wise Force Deleter Download Wise Force Deleter

Wise Force Deleter V1.45

Wise Force Deleter keeps on its improvements, and the newly released notes are as follows: Added the function to delete folders. Updated various translations. Minor GUI Improvements. More about Wise Force Deleter Download Wise Force Deleter