How to find largest files on Windows

In the following simple solution, I’ll show you how to find largest files on Windows. This process should work from a running Microsoft Windows 7,8, or 10 environment. As disk space begins to fill up, it’s often nice to know what files are consuming the most space. Especially if your drive is almost full and you want or need to remove some unnecessary files to reclaim some of your precious disk space for other files.

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Disk Boot Failure, Insert System Disk and Press Enter

This is actually a fairly common boot error: “Disk Boot Failure, Insert System Disk And Press Enter“. However, it can scare the heck out of you if your system was previously working fine and then suddenly won’t boot. There are many reasons a person might encounter this error. In the following simple solution, I outline some of the basic problems to check for when troubleshooting this Windows boot problem.

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How to Remove Windows Desktop Search

Windows Desktop Search is a search tool that can be optionally installed on a Windows based system. In most cases it is installed along with a Office 2007 or Outlook 2007 package. Shortly after installation and after trying out it’s features, you may be one of the many people who prefer to remove the Windows Desktop Search. In the following simple solution, I’ll cover how to remove this WDS desktop search tool.

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How to Emulate Windows Mobile 6

In the following tutorial, I cover the process of Setting up Windows Mobile 6 for Mobile Browser Emulation using the Microsoft Device Emulator. This enables a user to experience Windows Mobile 6 on a PC via Emulation without even owning a Windows Mobile 6 product. It can be a great way to test drive Windows Mobile 6 before purchasing a product with it installed. In our case, it allowed us to Emulate Windows Mobile Browsing so that we could optimize our sites for the Mobile viewing audience. Installation and Emulation is simple and fairly straight forward.

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Windows XP Remote Desktop – Port Forwarding

If your trying to use the “Remote Desktop” Feature that is built into Windows XP and are Hosting your Remote Desktop PC from behind a router, you’ll most likely need to open up a port in your router for forwarding. Otherwise you wont be able to remotely access your hosted computer from another PC via the internet. The following tutorial assumes that you already know how to navigate and setup port forwarding in your router and that you simply need to find out which port to forward for Remote Access. Navigating particular router software is outside of the scope of this article.

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Component MSCOMCTL.OCX or one of its dependencies not correctly registered

MSCOMCTL.OCX is a Microsoft Library Windows Common Controls file. Occasionally when a Windows user is installing or uninstalling a bunch of software, certain Microsoft Libraries can become unregistered . One such file that can become corrupt or lost is the MSCOMCTL.OCX file. Then, when the user runs a program or application that requires or is dependent on this file, they may be presented with the following error:

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Have I been Hacked?

Anymore, computer security is just as important as Home security. You wouldn’t leave your front door open when you go out for a night on the town. So why would you leave your computer open for anyone to see? Well for most people, the signs of PC entry aren’t as obvious. In the following tutorial I show you some tools to use to tell if your Windows NT, XP, or 2000 PC has been hacked. Using these tools, you should be able to detect the most common hacks and tell if your system has become compromised. However, some hacks may be very hard to detect and could take some work.

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Vista – Use your flash drive as extended system memory

The following tutorial explains how to use your USB flash drive as extended system memory when running the Windows Vista operating system. With the release of Windows Vista came the introduction to a new technology called ReadyBoost. This technology allows a Vista user to use their portable USB flash drive, SD card or CF card as an extension of system memory. This is beneficial because it is faster than the old method of extending system memory via the use of a Page file or “virtual memory” which used the hard disk.

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Tips to help keep Windows XP running smoothly

Tips to help Keep Windows running smoothly. Windows was designed to be user friendly and this convenience directly attributes to it’s success. The drawback is that the more convenient something is, the more potential there might be for conflict. I like to think of it as a balancing act much like that of Newtons third law that states every action must have an equal and opposite reaction. Or the non scientific approach “You can’t have your cake and eat it too”.

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RTHDCPL.EXE – Illegal System DLL Relocation Error

If you’ve received this error and your system is using the Realtek HD Audio Control Panel, you might be scratching your head just as I was. After a bit of research, I found out that this error was most likely caused after installing Microsoft’s security update 925902 (MS07-017) and security update 928843 (MS07-008).

The problem is that the Hhctrl.ocx file and the User32.dll file that is included in each of these security updates have conflicting base addresses. The resulting error occurs when the program loads the Hhctrl.ocx file before it loads the User32.dll file.

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Removing Items from the notification area

The notification area is used by Windows XP to let the user know about applications that are launched at startup or are running while Windows is in use. However, it’s a good thing that not all applications are written to automatically create an icon in the notification area. If every application running was listed, our taskbar would be full and cluttered.

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