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Fixing “Windows Help and Support has stopped working”

Sometimes Windows gives the error message : Windows Help and Support has stopped working – A problem caused the program to stop working correctly. Windows will close the program and notify you if a solution is available. The Help and Support center stops to function after this. Here’s how to resolve it. Open up the […]

Drive showing “Open with” instead of opening

Last night, I cleaned up a virus infection in one of my friends’ portable hard drive. After cleansing the drive of all malware, I found that I couldn’t open the drive by double-clicking on it, or even by right-clicking on it and selecting “Open” or “Explore”. Here’s what to do if such a thing happens […]

Open the Start Menu faster

The Start Menu in Windows seems to open fast using this trick. Open the registry editor by going to Start ->Run ->regedit. Navigate to HKEY_CURRENT_USER\ControlPanel\Desktop. Double-click on MenuShowDelay and set it to ’0′.

Closing a number of applications at once in Windows

To close many Windows at once in Windows 7/Vista/XP, keep the [Ctrl] key pressed and select all the windows you want to close in the taskbar. Then leave the [Ctrl] key, and right-click on the last selected taskbar entry. Select “Close group” from the context menu that appears.

How to change drive letters in Windows

After plugging in external drives or after adding optical drives and hard drives, Windows automatically assigns a drive letter to them. Usually, the system drive is assigned the letter C: and other drives are assigned subsequent incremented letters. It is possible to change this auto-assigned drive letter in Windows 7/ Vista/XP. Right-click on My Computer […]