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How To Fix "There was a problem resetting your PC" Error?

How To Fix "There was a problem resetting your PC" On Windows 10

Reset this PC is an option in Windows 10 which is available in Advanced Startup Options in Settings (or in Recovery section in Windows 10 Settings) that can be used as a tool to fix various serious Windows operating system problems. Reset this PC is an option that restores Windows to its default state and it is a faster way to reinstall your Windows operating system. Resetting your PC allows to keep your personal files but to remove apps and settings, or to remove everything - all your personal files, apps and settings.

 
How to write an ISO file to an USB drive on Mac

How to create a bootable installer USB flash drive on Mac computer?

With technology growth, use of data storage formats such as CDs and DVDs are on the decline, but physical storage remains very useful, especially when creating bootable storage disks to perform fresh operating system installations. New computers often come without a CD-Rom device (responsible for reading CDs and DVDs), since they have been replaced with 'flash drives' that offer memory read/write speeds several times higher. Despite the advantages of flash drives, there are often problems when creating a bootable device and adding or 'burning' an ISO file to them. Previously, when CDs and DVDs were the main external data storage devices, there was a simple way to create a bootable disk through Disk utility, but this option is now sometimes unavailable.

 
How To Fix "You don’t have permission to save in this location" Error

How To Fix "You don’t have permission to save in this location" Error In Windows 10

When working on documents and other files such as a .jpg or a .doc/.docx (Word file), saving them to specific folders should not present any problems, however, the "You don’t have permission to save in this location" error can be received by Windows users trying to save a file to a particular folder. The error message also recommends contacting the administrator to obtain permission and to save the file in Documents (or another) folder.

 
How To Stop Cortana From Popping Up?

How To Stop Cortana From Popping Up Randomly In Windows 10

Cortana is a built-in virtual assistant in the Microsoft Windows 10 operating system (it can be found in Windows 10 Mobile, Windows Phone 8.1, Android, iOS and other platforms or services). Cortana is a useful tool that has a voice recognition feature and allows you to use it without even having a keyboard. Cortana is available in several languages including French, German, Italian, Chinese, Spanish, Portuguese, Japanese, and English.

 
Spotlight - a built-in search engine on Mac - how to use?

Default search function on Mac called Spotlight - how to use?

Experienced computer users are aware that search engines work more efficiently when used correctly. Functions that fulfil your requests when expressed in one or two words are very useful. Windows operating system users are familiar with the "Run" function, and Apple also offers even more features within Spotlight. Comparing the two, the Windows tool opens programs and documents when the path is known, whilst Spotlight does not even require the destination or an accurate name. The Mac feature is essentially a built-in search engine, a text-based Siri alternative, that responds to any query entered and searches for all associated results.

 
What is kernel_task and why it uses a lot of resources?

What is a kernel_task and why is it consuming a lot of Mac's resources?

One of the most frequently asked questions within technical support forums relates to Mac computers about a kernel_task process found in the activity monitor. Users often report reduced computer performance, and once they enter the activity monitor to study the situation, they notice an unknown process consuming extensive CPU and RAM resources. What is this process and what is its purpose?

 
How To Fix "The specified module could not be found" Error?

How To Fix "The specified module could not be found" Error In Windows 10

As the name suggests, "The specified module could not be found" error is a RunDLL error. It is related to DLL (.dll) files, which are linked to Windows Registry and used to run tasks processed by various programs concurrently. RunDLL errors usually occur when a program is not granted access to specific code. These errors can also be caused by a virus or malware.

 
An administrator has blocked you from running this app

How To Bypass The "An administrator has blocked you from running this app" Warning Message In Windows 10

The Windows 10 operating system is aggressive in protecting users from suspicious or potentially malicious software. In general, this is beneficial, however, it can also prevent installation of software deemed by users to be safe. This situation produces an error message stating: "An administrator has blocked you from running this app" or "This app has been blocked for your protection".

 

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