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Sometimes you double-click on a file, and it opens the wrong application. Associating it with the correct one is a bit of a process. We show you how.

Buying a new PC is a fun and exciting experience, that is until you realize your new PC will usually not come with all of your favorite software applications installed, nor the vast amount of personal data like your documents, music, photos and movies that are all perfectly organized like on your old computer. Microsoft has a pretty cool application that has made the process of transferring data across computers a little less stressful (and thankfully pretty simple) for everyone. What’s cool is that you can also move data across […]

Your computer has served you well over the years, but lately you’ve been running into issues that you haven’t experienced in the past. You haven’t made any notable changes to your system and so you’re a little baffled by what’s causing the problem. Sound familiar? You’re starting to see blue screens, your hard drive is making a horrendous noise, or your computer beeps at your when you turn it on. Hopefully it’s something as simple as a driver or software update but maybe you’re about to experience a hardware failure. […]

When your computer starts slowing down, there could be any number of reasons for this happening, and with a bit of troubleshooting you can often determine the culprit. We offer a number of free resources within the ReviverSoft Blog if you want to do it yourself and we also have a number of products on our website that will do a lot of the work for you. Working through this troubleshooting process can tell you whether you can solve the problem with some maintenance and optimization, get by with an […]

A “Blue Screen of Death”, or BSOD, is a scary (and frustrating) experience. Your computer suddenly stops whatever it was doing, shows this cryptic error, and then is either rendered useless or mysteriously reboots. On a particularly bad day, this will just keep happening over and over and over again, and you can’t get anything done. Fortunately, once you determine which screen you are getting you can quickly narrow down and solve the problem. NTOSKRNL.exe runs a lot of different things in your computer, so it may take a bit […]

One of the most common complaints among Internet Explorer version 10 users is its continual crashing. One minute you will be happily browsing the Internet, and the next you will receive a message stating, “Internet Explorer has stopped working and needs to close.” If this scenario sounds all too familiar, here are some tips and tricks that may just help you solve this problem. The number one reason Internet Explorer (IE) encounters problems is the introduction of Add-ons, Toolbars, Extensions, Junkware, and Spyware. Sometimes these programs can be reset or […]

How to factory reset your computer

Learning how to factory reset your computer can help you keep your PC running like new. This process will erase whatever existing data and programs you have installed on your hard drive and reinstall Windows to reset your PC to the state it was in when you first opened the box (and sometimes even better since it won’t include all the unwanted programs – crapware – that can come with most new PCs). Some people choose to reset their PC on a regular basis to keep it running at tip […]

At some point, you may find yourself needing the installation disc of the Operating System of your Windows computer. If you don’t have it stored somewhere, the easiest way of getting an installation disc is to order it directly from Microsoft, your PC manufacturer, or any other retailer (or e-tailer) selling OS’s, as they will conveniently ship the disc(s) to you. However, this does not mean that you cannot make it yourself. It’s pretty easy really, all you need to so is download the ISO file (an ISO file is […]

Fixing Windows Update Errors

Sometimes Windows Update fails to start, or fails to finish. Here are several troubleshooting methods to fix this problem.

Fixing Windows Explorer Crash Errors

An unexpected Windows Explorer crash is a frustrating occurrence and can lead to the loss of unsaved work and data. Occasionally these crashes are isolated incidents with several possible causes. However, when Windows Explorer begins to crash on a regular basis, you may have a more serious issue with your PC. Update your Security Software An error like this can have many possible causes, therefore you may have to try a couple solutions in order to fix it. Your first step should be to update your computer’s security software. If […]

If you need additional assistance navigating Windows, that’s where Windows Accessibility Features comes in.

Disabling Windows Services Safely

Windows runs many services in the background, but many of these aren’t needed. Disabling specific Windows Services can speed up your PC.

The sfc /scannow command, in any version of Windows, is highly important for getting your Windows system back to normal in case of corruption. Learn how.

Running a Windows app in compatibility mode can fix many crashes, glitches and other issues when running that app. Here’s how compatibility mode works.

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