Tag Archives: Tip

Windows 7/8.x/10: Delete Network Profiles

[German]Today a short blog post about an ancient topic: How can we delete old network profiles in Windows 7, Windows 8.x and Windows 10 that were created automatically when connecting to a WLAN network? This is quite convenient in Windows … Continue reading

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Windows 10 update trick: ‘Exclude drivers from windows quality updates’

[German]Does the installation of (feature) updates fail under Windows 10 due to driver issues? In order to possibly solve Windows 10 upgrade/update issues, there is a trick: Exclude driver updates during installation. Here are some details about this approach.

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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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