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If you reserve the free upgrade of Windows 10 and the upgrade is still not available for your computer in Windows Update in Control Panel, you can try the following:
– in Command Prompt (Admin) write the following command: wuauclt /updatenow and press Enter
– go to Windows Update screen in Control Panel where Windows 10 update should be available, starting download
If you receive the Windows Update error 0×80240020, go to C:\Windows\SoftwareDistribution\Download and delete all files. After this, reboot the computer and the process will restart and should be working, with Windows 10 available.
It can be downloaded from http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/internet-explorer/products/ie/home. It is not available for Windows XP. First impression: it is faster and improved.
Service Pack 1 for Windows 7 (and Windows Server 2008 R2) is now available. The update can be downloaded from here: http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/en/details.aspx?FamilyID=c3202ce6-4056-4059-8a1b-3a9b77cdfdda&displaylang=en. It can be also downloaded via Windows Update.
Environmental variables are used by the operating system to save settings (default values, locations of resources) to be used by Windows or by processes launched by users.
There are two types of environmental variables:
- user variables that are specific to a particular Windows user account;
- system variables are always visible, regardless of the used user account.
This is an old problem that I have encountered when reading .chm files (Microsoft Compiled HTML Help File). For a long time I thought the file has broken during download or file transfer, but if I was putting the file in an archive (rar, zip) and opened it, it works. Outside the archive it gives this error: Read the rest of this entry »
By default, on Windows systems, operating system files and folders are protected by making them hidden. So users can’t see this type of files and folders when Windows explorer is used. This is a protection measure against unwanted actions as delete, copy, rename that could make the operating system unstable or inoperable. Read the rest of this entry »
Hiberfil.sys is a hidden system file located in the root folder of the operating system drive (in most cases, this drive is C: and to see this file you need to know How to view hidden files, folders and extension for known file types on Windows). The Windows creates this file at the system installation and its maximum size is equal to the amount of random access memory (RAM) that is installed on the computer (if you have a computer with 2 GB (GygaBytes) of RAM, the Hiberfil.sys has at most between 1.5 and 2.0 GB)
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By default, in Windows Vista and Windows 7, the size of icons is set to Medium. On higher resolution, they appear too big and are in contrast with the quality of the interface elements. If you prefer another size for desktop icons, there are two things you can do: Read the rest of this entry »
This solution describes installation of IIS 7 (Internet Information Services) on Windows 7 Ultimate, Vista using the Windows Features Wizard. Read the rest of this entry »