“Failed to open the file” Error in Snipping Tool or Snip & Sketch App

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When you use the Snipping Tool to screenshot the screen or a window, the snip may be copied to the clipboard but the Snipping Tool can’t open the image. The following error appears after taking a screenshot: Snipping Tool Failed to open the file. On Windows 10, the Snip & Sketch tool may throw the … Read more

Remove “Learn about this picture” Desktop Icon in Windows 11

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When you select the “Windows Spotlight” option as the desktop background in the Personalize settings page, Windows 11 adds a desktop icon named “Learn about this picture.” The “Learn about this picture” is a shell folder (special icon), when double-clicked, opens the Bing Images search results page for the current desktop spotlight wallpaper.
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Error 0x80070643 Installing KB5007651 (Update for Windows Security platform)

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Windows 11 users are seeing the error 0x80070643 (“Fatal error during installation”) when installing KB5007651 (Update for Windows Security platform) via Windows Update. Here’s the error message verbatim: Updates failed Update for Windows Security platform – KB5007651 (Version 1.0.2109.27002) Install error – 0x80070643 [Fix] Error 0x80070643 Installing KB5007651 Many users have indicated that the following … Read more

Restore Missing Windows Update (wuauserv) Service in Windows 10/11

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The Windows Update service (wuauserv) enables the detection, download, and installation of updates for Windows and other programs. If this service is disabled, users of this computer will not be able to use Windows Update or its automatic updating feature, and programs will not be able to use the Windows Update Agent (WUA) API.

RELATED: Missing Windows Update service can cause the error “0x80070424 – The specified service does not exist as an installed service”. This has been addressed in the article Error 0x80070424 in Windows Update and Microsoft Store

If the Windows Update service is missing in the Services MMC console in your Windows 10 or Windows 11 computer, use the registry fix in this article to restore it.

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Image Appears in Windows Search Box; How to Remove it?

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Microsoft recently introduced the Search Highlights feature in Windows 10 and 11. Search Highlights is designed to help Windows users discover more information and related content. Search highlights present noteworthy, informative, and interesting information about what’s special about each day—like holidays, anniversaries, and other moments in time both globally and in your region.Read more

Media Creation Tool Error 0x80072F8F – 0x20000 in Windows 7/8

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When you attempt to upgrade to Windows 10 from a Windows 7/8 computer using Microsoft’s Media Creation Tool, the error 0x80072F8F - 0x20000 may appear. The full error message verbatim is below:

There was a problem running this tool

We're not sure what happened, but we're unable to run this tool on your PC. If you continue experiencing problems, reference the error code when contacting customer support. Error code: 0x80072F8F - 0x20000

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How to Get Back Enhancements Tab (Loudness Equalization) in Speaker Properties

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After installing the audio driver update or upgrading the Operating System, you may notice that the “Enhancements” tab is missing in the Speaker/Microphone properties window.

The Enhancements tab provides options to configure Bass Boost, Virtual Surround, Room Correction, Loudness Equalization, and other features.

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