When exchanging any information on a network, data transfer is carried out not in a continuous stream, but in small blocks, which largely determines the efficiency of network throughput. Such blocks have a fixed size, determined by the value of the Maximum Transmission Unit parameter , or MTU for short . This parameter determines the maximum data block size of a single packet, excluding headers, and is typically 1500 bytes . Continue reading “What is MTU and how to change its value”
The system drive contains more directories and files than Windows shows by default. In order to see them, you need to enable hidden objects in File Explorer folder properties. So, among the latter, you can find such files and folders that are not included in the list of typical contents of the root of the system partition. For example, the binary file bootTel.dat, which may seem suspicious to novice users. Continue reading “What is the bootTel.dat file in the C drive root and can it be deleted”
Windows Copilot is the new intelligent assistant introduced by Microsoft in Windows 11, replacing the underutilized Cortana. It is based on OpenAI’s artificial intelligence technology, similar to Bing Chat and ChatGPT. Unlike Bing Chat, Windows Copilot offers a deeper integration with the operating system. Continue reading “What is Windows Copilot and how to enable it?”
In our reviews of experimental features in Windows 11 and 10, we always refer to ViveTool, a third-party portable app. It allows you to enable and disable new, but not yet active features of the operating system. So, in the near future, ViveTool may have a real competitor – the StagingTool utility from Microsoft. The company created it specifically for participants in the insider program. Continue reading “StagingTool is the official app for enabling hidden Windows features”
If you encounter a blue screen of death (BSOD) with error code 0x00000116, it indicates video card issues while running Windows. Windows interacts with the video card driver, but it does not respond to the operating system within the allotted time, and it issues a BSOD . There are several possible causes and solutions for this issue. Continue reading “Fixing Windows Blue Screen of Death 0x00000116”
In the latest version of Google Chrome, developers have radically changed the downloads interface. They removed the download panel at the bottom of the window. It is replaced it with an animated icon to the right of the address bar. Viewing the list and download progress now requires you to click on this very icon, similar to Mozilla Firefox.
If you’ve ever taken a close look at a motherboard and paid attention, you might have noticed that some plug-in connectors are labeled as GND, in addition to their specific purpose names. While this element is important, its purpose may not be clear to all users. It’s not surprising, as most users don’t typically have to assemble a PC by themselves. Continue reading “What is the GND label on the motherboard connectors?”
Apart from regular application software, Windows also incorporates highly specialized tools that are often hard to imagine. These tools enable kernel mode debugging and grant access to nearly every aspect of the system. Unfortunately, in certain cases, the use of debug mode can lead to errors in device operation.
Continue reading “Fix This device has been reserved for use by the Windows kernel debugger Error Code 53”
Current versions of Windows 10 and 11 come with a built-in Linux Subsystem component that allows you to work with the Bash console, run Linux programs and work in the environment of various Linux distributions directly from Windows. But sometimes you may run into the “WslRegisterDistribution failed with error” issue, which appears when you start Linux in WSL. Continue reading “How to fix “WslRegisterDistribution failed with error” in WSL”
Group policy on Windows allows managing the functionality of all domain-joined computers in one place. But policies can be of help when you configure individual PCs that are not connected to a local network. But what if the same settings need to be done on several computers, do you really have to connect them to a local network for this? The answer is NO, because you can export and import these settings by making a backup of Windows Group Policy. Continue reading “A simple way to backup, restore and export Windows Group Policy”