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10 Windows Task Manager Tricks You Didn’t Know

If you’re like most Windows users, the only time you pull up the Task Manager is when an application is frozen and you need to kill it. It’s perfectly fine to use the Task Manager for that, but you should know that you may be overlooking some features that you’d find useful if only you knew about them.
When Microsoft revamped the Task Manager in Windows 8, people lashed out and complained that Microsoft had ruined yet another thing that wasn’t broken to begin with. But not all of it was bad, and with the extra improvements made in Windows 10, the Task Manager is actually pretty awesome now.
So let’s take a closer look at what you might be missing out on. (These features may not be available prior to Windows 8, but the Task Manager in Windows 7 is still pretty awesome!) 1. Launch the Task ManagerAs of now, there are 婷婷五月小说. Some are well known and commonly used, but a few are less obvious, easier to use, and arguably better for the average user. Pic…
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7 Hidden Windows Caches & How to Clear Them

On a Windows PC, if you have a disk drive with 100 GB capacity, not all of that space is available to you. In fact, if you were to take a peek behind the scenes, you’d be surprised by how much space is taken up by random cache files. What is a cache? It’s not as technical as it sounds. In the context of computers, a cache is a non-permanent file (or files) that may be needed again in the future, and is therefore kept hidden away until that time comes. Simple, right? Cache files are important because they boost your system performance, but the downside is that they take up valuable space — and that can be a problem if you have an SSD with limited capacity. The good news is that, in most cases, cache files can be safely erased to clear up disk space. 1. Windows 10 Update CacheFor your convenience, Windows keeps a cache of all Windows Updates files, which can come in handy when you need to re-apply an update. The annoying thing is that Windows Updates can take up a lot of space. The worst of…

10 Tools to Make a Bootable USB from an ISO File

Installations from a USB flash drive have become one of the easiest ways to update your computer with a new operating system. A USB installation is quick, extremely portable, and has the added bonus of reverting back to a storage device following the install. I cannot tell you how many discs I ruined over the years by messing up the write process, but I have a lot of very shiny drink-coasters in my living room. You’ll find a fair few ISO to USB tools out there, and they feature a range of tools for beginners and advanced users. To keep this test fair, I’m going to use each tool to burn a copy of Windows 10 Insider Preview 10130 x64 to an 8GB Integral drive, formatted each time. Let’s take a look at the burn time, and the resources available to each software. For science! A Mini-Glossary Before we plough into the testing phase there are a handful of acronyms I’d like to spell out, and a few other bits of ISO to USB jargon we’ll clear up. Bootloader Options: the bootloader loads the operati…