Tag Archives: Tip

Tool tip: Ashampo Spectre Meltdown CPU-Checker

[German]Today a short tip: How to check your Windows system for Meltdown and Spectre vulnerability? No, it doesn’t need rocket science, just a cool tool will do that test form you. 

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Windows 10: Disable fast startup

[German]This blog post describes (as a basic article) the steps to disable the so-called fast boot in Windows 10. This feature causes various issues with the operating system. So disabling fast boot is a test, if an issue is related … Continue reading

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Windows 10 V1709: Wrong App Title, Tiles with download arrow

[German]With the Windows 10 Fall Creators Update, two problems may occur after installation or upgrade: Apps are listed in the Start menu with English names, and some tiles have an arrow

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Tip: DeepL, a German machine tranlator beating Bing/Google

Today a tip for my English language blog readers. My German blog far more articles then this English language blog. Since a week a new and free translation service, named DeepL, is online. The service is operated by a German … Continue reading

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How To: Enable Precision Touchpad drivers on any notebook

Microsoft is supporting precision touchpads on Windows PCs via special drivers. But not all todays laptops are shipped with precision touchpads. Somebody has managed to enable precision touchpad drivers on non precision touchpad PCs.

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WannaCry: Decrypting with WanaKiwi also for Windows 7

Partially good news for Window 7 users hidden by WannaCrypt ransomware. A decryptor for encrypted files, that can obtain the required key is available for Windows XP and Windows 7.

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Windows 10 V1703: Using a touch optimized Explorer app

Microsoft delivers Windows Explorer (explorer.exe) in Windows 10 Creators Update as a file manger. But there is an undocumented, touch optimized file manager app on board. Here are a few details how to use it.

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‘Digital Rights Update Tool’ strips DRM from WMA files

[German]Today a short tip: Microsoft provides  the ‘Digital Rights Update Tool’ for Windows 10. This tool allows to remove DRM information from WMA files.

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Installing Windows 10 Creators Update via Upgrade Wizard

[German]It’s possible to upgrade Windows 10 manually to Creators Update using a Windows Upgrade wizard. Here are a few details about that process.

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Windows 10 Creators Update: Here are the downloads

[German]Since April 5, 2017 Microsoft supports upgrading Wind0ws 10 systems to version 1703 (Creators Update) for end users. But the upgrade need a manual installation. Therefor Microsoft provides install images, an upgrade assistant also also the Windows Media Creation Tool. … Continue reading

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