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Windows 10 System gradually grows in memory allocation until laptop crashes

Since I upgraded from Windows 7 to Windows 10 on my Dell Inspiron laptop back in August 2015, the following cycle has been repeating itself. The System file starts off using a reasonable amount of ...
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Is it safe to temporarily delete hibernation and paging files?

Would it be safe to temporarily delete the following files from C:\ hiberfi.sys pagefile.sys swapfile.sys in order to backup the Operating System? Would the OS re-generate them later on? ...
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Is the need for a text editor in an OS for humans or the system? [closed]

From Wikipedia: Text editors are provided with operating systems and software development packages, and can be used to change configuration files, documentation files and programming language ...
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How to repair damaged system files? [duplicate]

Recently my computer completely froze while playing a game. After a minute or so I did a hard-reset. However, when the pc powered up again, I got a message saying "Reboot and select proper boot device ...
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Editing Windows system files in Windows 8

My user works on a piece of software that requires me to edit the Config.nt file in the windows directory to work. Now I navigated to the file location and tried to edit the file by opening with ...
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Component not found: Microsoft-Windows-Security-SPP-UX, reported by System File Checker

The initial problem is, suddenly my Windows 7 64-bit Ultimate is reported not genuine. However, it is purchased from Microsoft few years ago. The error code is 0xC8000247. After reading some Microsoft ...
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Why different processes see different instances of the System32 folder?

I am running Windows 8 Enterprise x64. I logged on using an account from the Administrators group. When I open Windows Explorer or a command prompt, then I can see the file cdd.dll: ...
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How do I compress system files for which I have been denied access?

I need to compress some files in a folder, but my system denies me access from doing so. Since they are system files, how can I compress these files without changing the permissions? I'm looking for ...
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Swapped hard drive into new laptop - how do I remove old system files?

I got a new laptop today and rather than reinstall Windows, I just took the hard drive out of my old laptop and put it in the new one. I was able to download all the necessary drivers for the new ...
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Deleting C:\Windows\Installer\ files safely on Windows 7 after running WinDirStat hard drive space usage report

Has anyone successfully deleted the Windows Installer files successfully before? They are taking up 35.1% of my total hard drive space. Which ones are needed and which ones can be purged? In order ...
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How to overwrite system32 files in Windows 7?

I have Windows 7 64bit installed on a virtual box (the fact it is a virtual box shouldn't be relevant). I need to overwrite /Windows/System32/d3d9.dll but the system won't let me. I've read the same ...
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how can I access router system files?

I want to access my router's files but I don't know how. I own BaudTec router. I tried \\192.168.1.1 , it asks for username-password I gave the same as when I login router web interface but I couldn't ...
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Where are XP SP1 .cab files located?

I have an old firewire device and the docs says that it works better with the SP1 drivers. They have a utility that will install it, but it can't find the *.cab file to install it from. I can get a ...