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How to Know if You Are Running 32-bit or 64-bit Windows?

How to Know if You Are Running 32-bit or 64-bit Windows and What's The Difference?

You may have heard that Windows can be 32-bit or 64-bit. Both operating systems are designed to utilize a processor, which is named accordingly: 32-bit Windows uses a 32-bit processor, whilst 64-bit uses a 64-bit processor. The main difference between 32-bit and 64-bit is that a 32-bit processor can only address 4 gigabytes (GB) of RAM or less. If, for example, your computer has 8GB of RAM (or more) and is running 32-bit Windows, this means that your system will be using no more than 4GB, and the remaining four (or more) GB will be unused. Only 64-bit operating systems can address more than 4GB of RAM. You can run 32-bit Windows on a 64-bit computer, but to install a 64-bit version of Windows, you need a processor that is capable of running a 64-bit version of Windows. A 64-bit operating system can handle large amounts of memory more efficiently than a 32-bit system and can be more productive when running several applications at once and switching between them frequently.

 
How to Make Your Google Chrome Browser Faster?

How to speed up Google Chrome browser on Windows?

Most people use the Internet these days and the numbers are only increasing. The more you use Internet, the more you want the process to be fast and efficient. Everything is getting faster and faster, and we are getting used to this pace. We have little patience with slow Internet connections or slow browsers. What once seemed fast is now slow - just like a browser that originally seemed fast, now seems slow with today's technology. This may have happened to your Chrome browser.

Google Chrome is probably the fastest browser out there, a tool that many of us use every day because of great performance. Browser speed is often the most important aspect when considering which browser to choose. There's no point in fast Internet if your browser is slow. So, if you are a Chrome user, your browser is slow, but browsing speed is important to you, this article will help you to quickly improve performance.

 
How to Rotate a Video in Windows?

How to rotate a video by 90 degrees?

When you record videos on your camera or smartphone, you might rotate your device between portrait and landscape to achieve better framing. While playing back the videos on your device, you can simply tilt it and see the video correctly, and if you are viewing on a smartphone, it will rotate the screen automatically. When you transfer your video to your computer, however, the orientation will remain as it was recorded - maybe upside down or sideways - and watching it may be frustrating or impossible (literally, a pain in the neck!) Nevertheless, there are several easy ways to rotate your video in Windows with the correct tool. In this article, we will show you how.

 
How to Disable Startup Programs in Windows 7 & 10?

How to disable startup programs?

Startup programs in Windows 7 and Windows 10 are user programs that are launched automatically after Windows boots on your PC. Any program in Windows can become a startup program if it is included in the Startup programs list. Sometimes, during installation of a Windows program, the user is given the option to include the program in the Startup list. Other programs may be added without such notifications. Often, various programs responsible for product updates and upgrades are added to the Startup list and continually poll update servers for new software versions. Typical examples of startup programs are Spotify, Skype, Dropbox, Microsoft OneDrive, etc. Unfortunately, Malware programs can also appear in your Startup list. It is convenient to maintain useful programs in the list that you know you will need every day, however, the more programs that reside in your Startup, the longer it takes to launch Windows.

 
How to Open Command Prompt in Windows 10?

Various ways to open Command Prompt in Windows 10 

Command prompt, a command line interpreter application also known as cmd.exe or cmd, is available in most Windows Operating Systems. It is used to execute up to 300 available commands. To use this application, you simply type in the commands or instructions you want and press Enter. It is often used to perform administrative functions, troubleshoot, and solve technical Windows issues. The commands are used to perform certain tasks from the command line rather than the more popular graphical interface (GUI). It is a powerful tool that allows you to do virtually anything that is possible via the GUI, but using text commands. You can move, delete, copy files, create folders, or launch any application. There are some tools that cannot be accessed using the GUI, but are available through Command Prompt. In this article, we show various ways to open the Command Prompt in Windows 10 (these methods also apply to Windows 8 and 7).

 
How To Electronically Sign Your PDF Documents?

How To Electronically Sign Your PDF Documents in Windows & MacOS?

Are you tired of printing out documents and having to scan them back just to add your signature? There are many ways to sign them electronically. In this guide, we show you how to sign your documents virtually (without the inconvenience of printing, signing, and scanning) before sending. This is a great shortcut, especially when you have a number of documents to sign - save time by electronically signing! Firstly, be aware that there are two completely different signatures: electronic and digital. An electronic signature is a broad category, which includes just a simple image of your signature, whereas a digital signature is far more sophisticated and secure. A digital signature is your identity, which is cryptographically attached to a document and cannot be forged. Do not confuse these two, since this article is about electronic signatures, which are more for personal use. 

 

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