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Windows PCs can come with a lot of baggage in the form of older, and legacy features and apps that you might not ever want to use, or that could even pose a security hazard.  Fortunately, Windows 10 makes it easy to remove them.  You…

If like me you have to shuffle a lot of files back and forth to the cloud, then you might find that the cloud service apps such as Microsoft’s OneDrive, and Dropbox, can consume quite a lot of bandwidth.  This can become a real problem…

If something goes wrong with your PC and you find that Windows no longer starts to the desktop, you can reinstall the operating system from the Recovery Console.  If Windows fails to start three times then it will start its recovery process automatically, but if…

If something goes wrong with your PC and it’s unable to boot to the desktop, you need to be able to recover it to a working state.  Much of the time you’ll be presented with the Recovery Console if the PC fails to start three…

If you experience problems on your PC, you can get useful and easy to understand information about crashes and errors from the Reliability Monitor.  To open this, search for reliability in the Start Menu.  This displays a graph showing different days, and events on your PC over…

Windows Update can sometimes be a pain.  While it’s both necessary and helpful to have security and stability updates automatically delivered to your PCs, this all too often results in restarts and downloads happening at the most unhelpful times. Fortunately it’s very easy to control…

When a new Feature Update is installed on your PC, a copy of your existing Windows installation is kept as a backup, just in case what is effectively a new version of Windows causes a problem and needs to be uninstalled.  This backup can take…