Why there are Two “Microsoft Edge” Entries in Default Apps

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Though the legacy Microsoft Edge has been entirely replaced by Edge Chromium, even on Windows 10 21H2 computers, you may see two “Microsoft Edge” entries in Default Apps. The first one in the above image is the New Microsoft Edge (Edge Chromium), and the second one showing a blank icon is the legacy Microsoft Edge. … Read more

Fix: Windows Update Missing from Settings in Windows 10/11

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If the Windows Update option (and the “Check for Updates” button) is missing in Settings, it may be due to a group policy or registry-based policy setting.

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Despite this issue, you’re able to install updates manually by downloading the .msu package from the Microsoft Update Catalog.Read more

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

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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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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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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.

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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

How to Remove “Open in Windows Terminal” Context Menu in Windows 11

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In Windows 11, the Windows Terminal context menu item appears in the right-click menu for folders and the desktop.

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Suppose you’re already using the “Open PowerShell window here” or “Open Command window here” option and don’t plan to launch Terminal via the right-click menu. In that case, you can remove the “Open in Windows Terminal” context menu entry to declutter the menu.Read more

How to Add “Open command window here” in Windows 11

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In Windows 11, the context menu “Open Command window here” doesn’t exist by default. Instead, you’ll see the “Open in Windows Terminal” and “Open PowerShell window here” (when you press Shift + right-click) options in the folder context menu.

This article tells you how to add “Open Command window here” (in Windows 11) to open a Command Prompt window in that directory path.Read more