There are many different types of diagnostic logs in Windows. Each log is to diagnose a specific component. The Windows Update client creates the Windows Update ETL or Windows Update log files, the Component-Based Servicing uses “cbs.log”, and the DISM tool writes to “dism.log”, etc.Read more
How to Completely Uninstall a Driver in Windows 11/10
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
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.
Windows cannot find GPEDIT.MSC in 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)
How to Custom Install/Uninstall Individual Office 2016/2019/365 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
How to Replace Notepad With Notepad++ or Other Editor
If you’re looking at how to replace Notepad with Notepad++ or any third-party editor, this post explains how to do it. Notepad++ is a free source code editor and Notepad replacement that supports several languages. Let’s see how you can replace Notepad with Notepad++ without replacing any system files.Read more