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Goodbye, Cortana

Microsoft introduced the Cortana virtual assistant to PCs in Windows 10, but it faded away from the forefront of the experience over time, to the point where its absence from Windows 11 wasn’t all that noticeable. Now, it’s g…

10 Windows Text-Entry Tricks You Should Be Using

Whether you’re authoring a college essay or tearing it up in an online debate, entering text should be as easy and efficient as possible. Windows has tons of built-in tools and features that take the pain out of typing and ge…

How to Check Your RAM Speed

It can be useful to check your RAM speed to see how fast your computer can access local memory. While this is not the most important factor for your computer’s performance, it’s still useful information….

Is CCleaner Safe for Windows?

After being the go-to Windows system cleaner for many years, CCleaner hit a very rocky patch that started with the discovery of a hack in 2017 and continued with data collection concerns just a short time later. But are those…

How to Password Protect a Text File on Windows

If you’ve got a text file containing sensitive information, it’s a good idea to protect it with a password. While Windows hasn’t got a built-in feature to add password-protection to text files, you can use a free and open-sou…

Xbox App Won’t Open in Windows? 9 Fixes

Are you having trouble opening the Xbox app on your Windows 11 or Windows 10 PC? It’s a fairly common problem, and there are a few ways to get around this problem. We’ll show you how to fix it so the Xbox app opens normally a…

How to Fix the 0xc000007b Error on Windows

It can be very frustrating to try to launch an app or game and get a message like “The application was unable to start correctly (0xc000007b). Click OK to close the application.” Fortunately, it’s not impossible to fix a 0xc0…

It’s Time to Clean Out Your Downloads Folder

The file system on Windows PCs and Macs is full of folders: Pictures, Documents, Music, and, of course, Downloads. Despite our best efforts, the Downloads folder is often the catch-all, and yours is probably overdue for a cle…

How to Find Your Computer Name in Windows 10

Do you want to find your computer on a network where there are several machines? One way to do that is to find your PC’s name and then match the name on the network. Here’s how to view your computer’s name using graphical and…

What Is the .GamingRoot File on Windows?

The .GamingRoot file is created by Microsoft’s Xbox app on Windows 10 and Windows 11. This is a real file—not a virus—and you shouldn’t delete it. The Xbox app uses this file to identify drives it can install games on….

How to Turn On the Camera on Windows 10

By turning on your Windows 10 laptop or desktop’s camera, you can take pictures and videos, attend online meetings, stream your gaming sessions with your overlay on them, and more. It’s easy to start your webcam, test it, tro…

How to Disable Hibernation on Windows 10

You can fix certain driver-related issues as well as free up your storage space by disabling hibernation on your Windows 10 PC. Turning hibernation off is a cinch in either Command Prompt or Power Options, and we’ll show you …
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