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A Windows 11 PC.  1
How to Find Your Lost Windows or Office Product Keys

Lost your product key, or just want to have it written down somewhere?

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Task Manager showing CPU, Memory, Disk, and Wi-Fi Performance 1
How to Check Your Computer Uptime on Windows 11 and 10

Using both graphical and command-line methods.

The Task Manager on Windows 10. 1
Windows 11 Task Bar. 1
How to Update Drivers on Windows 11

Avoid malware and get your Windows 11 driver updates from the safest sources.

A Windows 11 laptop. 1
The C:\ drive of a Windows 11 PC.  1
How to Clear Your Cache on Windows 11

Let go of unnecessary files and free up some storage space!

A Windows 11 desktop.  1
The Storage page in the Settings app.  1
How to Delete Temporary Files on Windows 10

Need to regain some storage space? This can help a bit.

A Windows 11 PC with the stock desktop background. 1
Critical Process Died Error on Windows 11: How to Fix It

Get around this BSOD error on your PC.

Windows 11's taskbar. 1
How to Move a Lost, Off-Screen Window Back to Your Desktop

If only finding your missing keys were this easy.

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Illuminated RAM in a Colorful Case 1
What Is XMP, and Why Does It Matter for RAM?

Scream if you want to go faster.

A Windows desktop.  1
Should You Use Cloud Download or Local Reinstall on Windows?

Resetting your PC? Windows makes you pick between these two options.

Downloading a ZIP file on Linux 1
How to Zip or Unzip Files From the Linux Terminal

You may not find these programs on server distros by default, though.

A mechanical hard drive.  1
How to Defragment Your Hard Drive on Windows 10

It might not be as important as it once was, but it definitely won't hurt.

The inside of a PC.  1
How to Check Your Computer's Specifications

What processor does your PC have?

A GeForce GPU in a PC.  1
How to Check Which GPU Is Installed on Linux

If you're troubleshooting a Linux computer and need to identify the graphics card, you've come to the right place!

The Storage window in the Settings app.  1
How to Use Microsoft's "Windows File Recovery" on Windows 10 and Windows 11

Don't be daunted by the command-line interface, it isn't too difficult to use.

The  1
How to See What CPU Is In Your PC (and How Fast It Is)

You don't need third-party tools to identify your CPU.

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PowerShell open on Windows 1
How to Repair Corrupted Windows System Files with the SFC and DISM Commands

You should try to fix the problem before you nuke your Windows installation.

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A mouse on a wooden desk.  1
How to Change Mouse Sensitivity on Windows 10 or 11

The right setting depends on your mouse and your preferences.

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