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You Can Still Get Windows 10 for Free from Microsoft’s Accessibility Site. The free Windows 10 upgrade offer may technically be over, but it isn’t 100% gone.

You Can Still Get Windows 10 for Free from Microsoft’s Accessibility Site

Microsoft still provides a free Windows 10 upgrade to anyone who checks a box saying they use assistive technologies on their computer. This offer will end at some point, but Microsoft hasn’t announced when. How This Free Upgrade Offer Works Microsoft has announced that it wants people who use assistive technologies to be able to upgrade to use the new accessibility features in Windows 10’s Anniversary Update.

In the Anniversary Update, the Narrator screen reader is improved and new applications like the Edge browser, Cortana, and Mail offer improved accessibility features. Windows 10 upgrade for assistive technology users. Windows 10. How to fix: Svchost.exe (netsvcs) memory leak or high CPU usage problems - - Windows Tips & How-tos. Nevermore Be Bothered by Desktop.ini. I get annoyed by the superfluous.

Nevermore Be Bothered by Desktop.ini

It’s just one of those traits I possess. Maybe you have similar quirks. I wouldn’t know. However, if you (like me) don’t see the point in cluttering up a perfectly good system with an ass-load of Desktop.ini files here is the basic solution. You will see a lot of articles out there saying, essentially, “hide your hidden files”. Open the registry editor ( Start —> Run —> regedit )Locate or add the following DWORD key: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE —> SOFTWARE —> Microsoft —> Windows —> CurrentVersion —> Policies —> Explorer —> “UseDesktopIniCache”Modify that key so that it’s Value is 0 (zero) Admins, alternatively you can paste the following code into an empty text file and save it as a registry file (like nomoredesktopini.reg). (Use the pointy-bracket button to get a clean copy/paste version of the code.) This fix should work from WinXP 32 bit through Win8.1 64 bit and all points in between.

High CPU and High Physical Memory usage. Process Explorer. WMI: How to troubleshoot High CPU Usage by WMI Components - Ask the Performance Team. Scenario Windows Management Instrumentation Service (Winmgmt) or WMI provider (wmiprvse.exe) is consuming high amounts of CPU.

WMI: How to troubleshoot High CPU Usage by WMI Components - Ask the Performance Team

In the directions below, you may have already broken out WMI Service to troubleshoot your issue. By default, WMI runs in the main shared networking svchost process with several other services. If it is a svchost process showing high cpu usage, you can use Task Manager and add PID column, then identify which svchost process has the high memory usage. From inside a command prompt you can type in tasklist /svc and look for the PID #, and identify if a single service is running in that svchost process or multiple services. PRF: High CPU (SVCHOST.EXE) - Ask the Performance Team. Description: SVCHOST.EXE is a generic host process for services.

PRF: High CPU (SVCHOST.EXE) - Ask the Performance Team

There can be multiple SVCHOST.EXE running on a system and each SVCHOST.EXE can also hold multiple services. Troubleshooting high CPU usage with SVCHOST.EXE can difficult since Task Manager or Performance Monitor cannot show which service inside the SVCHOST.EXE is causing the issue. Scoping the Issue: The first step is to identify the Process ID (PID) of the SVCHOST.EXE that is pegging the CPU. This can be done through Task Manager->Processes tab. If the PID column is not present, you can add it by selecting View->Select Columns and check the PID checkbox. TASKLIST.EXE will list all the processes and PID’s running on the system. Svchost.exe causing CPU usage to go up and down. Sorry if I have posted this in the wrong forum but I rarely ever post here.

Svchost.exe causing CPU usage to go up and down

However I have run into an issue that I am unable to find assistance on. On all of our domain controllers (3) running Server 2008 x64 we see the CPU spiking up and down. The CPU will start out next to nothing then jumps to 100% for a second, then returns to next to nothing for a second, then jumps to 100% for a second.... and so on. Using Process Explorer we found out it is an svchost process that runs DHCP Client, TCP/IP NetBIOS Helper, and Windows Event Log services. If we kill the process we can start all the services back up without any issues except for the Windows Event Log service. . * Exception Analysis * GetPageUrlData failed, server returned HTTP status 404 URL requested: +70de990 EXCEPTION_RECORD: ffffffffffffffff -- (.exr 0xffffffffffffffff) Set the Windows Explorer Startup Folder in Windows 7. When you open Windows Explorer from the Taskbar in Windows 7, it defaults to the Libraries view.

Set the Windows Explorer Startup Folder in Windows 7

Today we take a look at changing the target path to allow you to customize which location opens by default. When you click on the Windows Explorer icon on the Windows 7 Taskbar, it’s set to open to the Libraries view by default. You might not use the Libraries feature, or want to set it to a different location that is more commonly used. Set Windows Explorer Startup Location To change the default startup location for the Windows Explorer Taskbar icon, if you have no Explorer screens open, hold down the Shift key, right-click the Explorer icon, and select Properties. Stupid Geek Tricks: Enable the Secret "How-To Geek" Mode in Windows 7. We haven’t told anybody before, but Windows has a hidden “How-To Geek Mode” that you can enable which gives you access to every Control Panel tool on a single page—and we’ve documented the secret method for you here.

Stupid Geek Tricks: Enable the Secret "How-To Geek" Mode in Windows 7

Update: Do not use this on Vista. If you did, you can use Ctrl+Shift+Esc to start task manager, File \ Run and open a command prompt with cmd.exe, and then use the rmdir command to get rid of the folder. To activate the secret How-To Geek mode, right-click on the desktop, choose New –> Folder, and then give it this name: Stupid Geek Tricks: Enable the Secret "How-To Geek" Mode in Windows 7.

Object moved. Thanks again Steve, but I am doing as you say.

Object moved

Could you tell me if you get the same result with a Windows Explorer folder that has *.PDF files in itonly? Many of my folders have only *.PDF files in them, and they do have less than 15 files in them as suggested. When I follow your suggestions using Microsoft Office type files (WORD, EXCEL, etc) everything works as you say. In fact when working with OFFICE files - within Windows Explorer - I have 2 print icons: one near the top of my screen & one on the right-click drop down menu. But when I try to do the same with a folder of *.PDF files both print icons are gone - simply not there.