Resolving Taskbar Freezing Issues: A Comprehensive Guide

In this blog post, we delve into a common yet frustrating problem faced by many users: the taskbar freezing issue. This problem is often linked to the Tablet Input Service, also known as the Touch Keyboard and Handwriting Panel Service. If you've encountered this issue, you're in the right place. We'll guide you through the troubleshooting steps to get your taskbar up and running smoothly again.

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How to check a hard drive health from the command line

Monitoring the health of your hard drive is a crucial aspect of maintaining your system's integrity and performance. On Linux, the smartmontools package includes the smartctl utility, which allows you to inspect your hard drive's SMART (Self-Monitoring, Analysis, and Reporting Technology) data to predict drive failure and perform checks.

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How to disable Telemetry on Windows 11

Windows 11, like its predecessors, includes telemetry features that collect data on how you use the operating system. While this data is used to improve Windows performance and services, many users are concerned about privacy and prefer to limit the amount of data shared. This guide will walk you through the steps to disable telemetry features on your Windows 11 system, giving you more control over your data.

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2024/01/30 16:59 · Louis Ouellet · 0 Comments · 0 Linkbacks

How to Uninstall Windows Store on Windows 11

With the release of Windows 11, users have experienced a host of new features and a revamped interface. However, not all components may be necessary for everyone. The Windows Store, while a useful portal for apps and updates, may be something you wish to remove, especially if you're looking for a more streamlined or controlled software environment. Whether for personal preference, to reduce resource usage, or for a corporate setup, uninstalling the Windows Store can be done swiftly using PowerShell. This guide will walk you through the steps to remove the Windows Store from your Windows 11 system.

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2024/01/30 16:58 · Louis Ouellet · 0 Comments · 0 Linkbacks

How to disable the Cortana app

Cortana, Microsoft's virtual assistant, is integrated into Windows 10 and Windows 11 to help users with tasks like setting reminders and answering questions. However, not everyone finds Cortana useful, and some may prefer to disable it to increase system performance or maintain privacy. This guide will walk you through the steps to disable Cortana on your Windows device, giving you control over your computing experience.

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2024/01/30 16:53 · Louis Ouellet · 0 Comments · 0 Linkbacks

How to skip the network setup during the initial setup of Windows 11

Setting up a new Windows 11 computer is an exciting process, but not everyone has immediate access to an internet connection. Whether you're in a remote location, having network issues, or you simply prefer to set up your computer without connecting to the internet, Microsoft has included an option within Windows 11 to bypass the network setup during the initial configuration. This can be particularly useful for users who wish to have control over their network settings or who need to install Windows 11 without being forced to update or sign in to a Microsoft account. In this guide, we'll walk you through the simple steps to skip the network setup and continue with a limited setup.

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2024/01/30 16:51 · Louis Ouellet · 0 Comments · 0 Linkbacks

How to Install DokuWiki on a LAMP Server

Today, we'll explore how to set up DokuWiki, a versatile and easy-to-use wiki software, on a LAMP (Linux, Apache, MySQL, PHP) server. This guide is ideal for those looking to create a personal or professional wiki without the complexity of larger platforms.

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2023/12/18 16:07 · Louis Ouellet · 0 Comments · 0 Linkbacks