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Windows Update Is Stuck Error Fix

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Most of the time Windows Update works as it should. It automatically installs updates in the background and asks you for an occasional reboot. However, sometimes it gets stuck, fails to install an important update and thus prevents the OS from installing other updates. In this article we’re going to show you how to fix it.

How to Fix a Stuck Windows Update Automatically

The first thing you should do is reboot your computer to see if Windows Update gets back to normal. Sometimes a reboot is all a stuck app or service needs. However, if that doesn’t work, you’ll need to perform some advanced cleanup. Read the rest of this entry »

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How to Delete Cookies from All Popular Browsers

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Visit any website and you’ll get a notification that the website uses cookies. But what exactly are those cookies and how do you delete them from your browser? Read on to find out.

What Are Cookies?

Cookies are tiny files a website puts on your computer to store bits of information. For example, a cookie remembers your location choice, keeps you logged in, etc. That’s fine, right? The problem is that a lot of cookies are used for advertising purposes and these cookies are there to track your online activity. Put simply, if you’ve ever wondered how you get cheap flight ads when you’re looking for a nice seaside hotel, know that cookies are responsible for that. Read the rest of this entry »

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Windows Error Fix: Stop Windows 10 from Wiping All Settings on Login

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Windows 10 is becoming better with every update, but that doesn’t mean it’s 100% free of annoying bugs and errors. Some of these errors get fixed by Microsoft, but some require a manual fix or third party tools to get resolved. Today we’re going to show you how to stop Windows 10 from wiping all settings on login.

The Error: Windows Removes All Customization on Login

This is a really annoying bug because it resets Windows to its default settings every time a user logs out or shuts down the computer. When the user logs back in, he or she gets a brand new Windows 10 without any customization and user settings. Luckily, no files are deleted, but in any case this is frustrating at best. Read the rest of this entry »

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How to Save Images from Microsoft Word, PowerPoint and Excel

save images from ms office filesHave you ever tried to figure out how to save an image from a Word document someone sent to you? It’s easier than you think even if it doesn’t look that at first. All you need to do is right-click on the picture and select “Save as picture…”, then save the image whenever you want to. But what if you have a document with lots of images that you want to extract in bulk? This simple trick will help.

To extract images from a Microsoft Office document (.docx, .xlsx, .pptx), you need to have Windows built-in extractor for .zip files or any other app that extracts .zip. The do the following:

  1. Open Windows Explorer (or File Explorer on newer Windows version) and find the file you want to extract the images from
  2. Select the file and press F2 to change the file extension to .zip, then press Enter. You will get a warning from Windows where you should click on “Yes” to proceed
  3. Now your MS Office file is an ordinary .zip file. Right-click on it and select “Extract All” to extract the content
  4. Choose the destination folder for the extracted content, otherwise a new folder with the same name as the file name will be created in the folder where the original file is located.
  5. To view the extracted files, go to the destination folder and open the subfolder called either “word” for Word documents, “xl” for spreadsheets and “ppt” for PowerPoint documents
  6. Double-click on the “media” folder and you’ll find all the images from the file there

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How to Fix Corrupt Windows System Files

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Has your computer been behaving abnormally recently? If you feel that your PC has become buggy and has too many errors, you may have too many corrupt or missing Windows system files. Luckily, it’s often possible to fix these errors with the help of a command line utility called Windows Resource Protection. This utility will scan your PC for corrupted and missing system files and will try to fix the errors in your system files.

How to Run the Windows Resource Protection Tool

To use the Windows Resource Protection utility, follow these steps:

  1. Log in as the administrator
  2. Click on Start, go to Administrative Tools and select Command Prompt (Admin)
  3. Use the following commands:

    sfc /scannow to scan your system and attempt to repair corrupted files
    sfc /verifyonly to simply scan for errors without running any repairs

Hopefully, this will fix corrupt Windows system files and make your computer more stable. If it doesn’t, try running our recommended Windows repair tool to scan for system errors and repair them in one click.

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