How to change or restore the default file associations in Windows

How to change or restore the default file associations in Windows

Whenever you try to open a file in Windows, the system checks the type of the file by reading its extension (known as "Filename extension") and then launches the appropriate program associated with this type of file in order to open/view the file. If Windows doesn't recognize the file's extension,

Fix: 'WindowsLocationProvider is already defined as the target namespace' error in Windows 10 Group Policy Editor

Fix: 'WindowsLocationProvider is already defined as the target namespace' error in Windows 10 Group Policy Editor

"WindowsLocationProvider is already defined" problem description: On a Windows 10 based computer the following error  is appeared while trying to open Group Policy Editor: "Namespace 'Microsoft.Policies.Sensors.WindowsLocationProvider' is already defined as the target namespace for another file in the store. File C:\Windows\PolicyDefinitions\Microsoft-Windows-Geolocation-WLPAdm.admx, line 5, column 110".

How to fix Windows 10 Freezing, BSOD or Reboot issues.

How to fix Windows 10 Freezing, BSOD or Reboot issues.

Up to today I have seen several Windows 10 computers which freeze randomly,  without obvious reason(s) and with different symptoms: for example in some  Windows 10 computers when the system becomes unresponsive (the user cannot do anything on the computer), the only method to get Windows 10 back and working is to

{FIX} System and Compressed Memory Service High CPU Usage on Windows 10.

{FIX} System and Compressed Memory Service High CPU Usage on Windows 10.

The System and Compressed Memory Service high CPU usage issue occurs on Windows 10 computers without an obvious reason. Up to today, I have faced this issue several times, either in clean Windows 10 installation(s) or in many Windows 10 computers and tablets such as Microsoft's Surface Books. 

{FIX} Outlook sends 'Winmail.dat' attachment to recipients.

{FIX} Outlook sends 'Winmail.dat' attachment to recipients.

For several years now I have faced the "winmail.dat" attachment issue, which is caused by an incorrectly configured Outlook email client. During this issue, every email that is send from an MS Outlook client, to a recipient that uses an email client different than Outlook (e.g. Thunderbird), it contains an attachment called "winmail.dat",

How to block YouTube channels.

How to block YouTube channels.

Why to block certain YouTube Channels? Because, when you watch a video on YouTube, you receive suggestions to view also other YouTube channels that you 're not interest in. (e.g. Porn, Adult, etc.).

How to fix: Cannot Start Windows Defender on Windows 10 or Windows 8.

How to fix: Cannot Start Windows Defender on Windows 10 or Windows 8.

In a previous tutorial I had described the way to enable Windows Defender on your Windows 7, 8 or 10 based computer. But some users reported that when they click the Antivirus Protection – Turn ON button in Action Center (in Windows 10: Control Panel > Security and Maintenance), Windows Defender will not start

How to view the Saved Passwords in Chrome.

How to view the Saved Passwords in Chrome.

All internet browsers have the flexibility to save passwords you use in any internet site you login to. So, the next time you enter the same web site, you don’t have to re-type your password.

 
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