How to Completely Uninstall a Driver in Windows 11/10

uninstall driver via apps and features

Windows comes with many built-in drivers for various hardware. When you connect a device to your computer, Windows will automatically install drivers from the driver store. If a suitable driver is unavailable in the store, you can use the vendor-supplied device driver or let Windows download the device driver automatically from the Microsoft Update servers.Read more

How to Fix .JAR (Executable Jar File) File Association in Windows

jarfix - repair .jar file association settings

Jar (Java ARchive) or “executable Jar file” is executed by Java Runtime Environment (javaw.exe) program. On Windows, the Java Runtime Environment’s setup will register a default association for Jar files so that double-clicking a Jar file on the desktop will automatically run it with “javaw.exe -jar” command-line argument.

A third-party application (especially unzip tools) may overtake the JAR file association in some cases. Note that Java ARchive (or executable Jar) files are built on the ZIP format and typically have a .jar file extension. The .Jar file may show up with a wrong icon which indicates that the file association is incorrect.

Since .Jar files need to be run with the special command-line argument as explained above, simply reassociating the .Jar files via the Open with dialog won’t help.

You may be wondering how to repair or restore the .JAR file association (i.e., set default double-click action to Java Runtime Environment program) in Windows.

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Windows cannot find GPEDIT.MSC in Windows 10/11 Home Edition

gpedit.msc missing windows 10/11 home edition

The Local Group Policy Editor (GPEDIT.MSC) is a Microsoft Management Console (MMC) snap-in used to configure and modify Group Policy settings within Group Policy Objects. This tool is available only on Windows 10/11 Professional Edition and higher.

On Windows Home Editions, you’ll see the following error when you attempt to launch the Group Policy Editor (which is non-existent on Home Editions)
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How to Custom Install/Uninstall Individual Office 2016/2019/365 Apps

office setup all apps

The traditional MSI (Microsoft Installer) based installation allowed you to install or uninstall individual office products (e.g., Word, Excel, or PowerPoint). But the Office click-to-run (CTR) installations don’t allow installation choices. Click-to-Run is the technology used to install Microsoft 365, and most versions of Office 2013 and newer.Read more

[Fix] Error FFMPEG.DLL not found when Starting Microsoft Teams or Other Apps

ffmpeg.dll error in microsoft teams

When you start Microsoft Teams, Discord, or other apps on your Windows computer, you may receive the following error message or similar:

Teams.exe - System Error

The code execution cannot proceed because ffmpeg.dll was not found. Reinstalling the program may fix this problem.

ffmpeg.dll error in microsoft teams

Let’s see how to fix the “ffmpeg.dll was not found” error if you’re using Microsoft Teams.

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Fix: Malwarebytes Disables Defender or 3rd Party Anti-Virus

windows defender disabled by malwarebytes premium

After installing Malwarebytes Premium 14-day trial or licensed product, your anti-virus software (e.g., Microsoft Defender Antivirus) may get disabled automatically. In this scenario, when you attempt to start the Microsoft Defender Antivirus Service (WinDefend) via the Services console, it shows the following error, and the service wouldn’t start.Read more