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What is Windows Modules Installer Worker? How to Fix High CPU Usage?

Windows Modules Installer Worker Explained: Microsoft added hundreds of services designed to function the Windows operating system smoothly. Windows Modules Installer Worker is a function that suspected of consuming a higher amount of CPU usage and disk usage. Solving high Windows machine resources may be on the complicated side, but we can deal with them and try to prevent it from consuming a higher amount of resources.

Windows Modules Installer Worker

What is Windows Modules Installer Worker?

Windows Modules Installer Worker is an inbuilt service designed to download & install “Windows Updates.” In short, it is directly linked to Microsoft servers to extract updates system components and operating systems. I have done some research on the internet, and unauthorized people are suggesting the beginners disable, which can cause the computer to run slower in the future.

Microsoft pushing important firmware upgrades because they want to close loopholes in the operating system. Allow me to show you how you can stop Windows Modules Installer Worker from consuming high CPU usage or disk usage in Windows 10.

1. Troubleshoot Windows Update

No need to seek a solution from the additional programs because Microsoft already added troubleshooting functions to resolve unusual behaviour. I personally used the inbuilt function on several occasion and I found that it does check the software, function settings, and restart the adapter to solve the problem.

Step 1: Press “Windows + I” to open the “Settings” application.

Step 2: Click on “Update & Security” from the “Settings” to continue.

Step 3: Click on “Troubleshoot” to begin the process.

Step 4: Scroll down to find “Windows Update” and click to view more options, and then click on “Run the troubleshooter” to start the process.

Step 5: A new window will show up on the screen and start diagnosing the function thoroughly.

The diagnostics will go through several tests including pending restart, bits service, and more. I don’t have a single doubt that troubleshooters will identity incorrect configuration and fix the problem immediately. As of now, I don’t have this problem haunting the copy of Windows PC, so the diagnostics could not detect any foul play.

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2. Update Windows OS Immediately

I have been using Microsoft’s popular operating system starting from XP edition and I always dodged firmware upgrades for years. However, I could not avoid Windows 10 system updates because Microsoft is forcing the administrators to install them for a reason.

Step 1: Step 1: Press “Windows + I” to open the “Settings” application.

Step 2: Click on “Update & Security” to continue.

Step 3: Select “Windows Update” and then click on “Check for update” to continue. Make sure to connect the computer to an active internet connection and ensure that it has enough amounts of data left to use. Usually, I need to provide 4GB of data for the process, if I haven’t updated the software for months.

Step 4: I have already updated the computer on a daily basis, and no need to install optional updates because they are not necessary.

I have important information to share with everyone that Microsoft pushing wrong updates for consumer-based computers. Fortunately, there are no reports on bugs and glitches found during the period, but I recommend keeping the system up-to-date.


3. Remove Recent Update

I know that I have loudly spoken in favor of Microsoft operating system updates, but I cannot ignore the software company’s mistakes. Incorrect software updates are creating a buzz in the technology industry, where Microsoft releasing unsupported updates for consumers. Sometimes they can play a major role in creating the problem because your copy of Windows OS didn’t design for it.

Step 1: Step 1: Press “Windows + I” to open the “Settings” application.

Step 2: Click on “Update & Security” to continue.

Step 3: Click on “View Update History” in Windows Update.

Step 4: Click on “Uninstall Updates” to open the list.

Step 5: Select any recent update from the list, and right-click to uninstall it.

If you are using an earlier version of the Windows operating system, then you can access the list by (Control Panel\Programs\Programs and Features\Installed Updates) following the location mentioned here. No need to worry about the performance of the computer because Windows will remove the recent update, and roll back the old files, to sum up, the equation.

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4. Repair Corrupted System Files

I get goose bumps when I think about corrupted system files because I spent a lot of time to install fresh Windows 10 copy, and found out one week later that my machine is suffering from corrupted system files. Fortunately, Microsoft bundled the operating system with an inbuilt scanner and repair tool that pretty much does the job.

Step 1: Open Command Prompt as an administrator using the RUN command or search bar. Open RUN application and type “CMD” in the empty filed, and then press Ctrl + Shift + Enter altogether to open Command Prompt as administrator.

Step 2: Type (sfc /scannow) in the command line, and then press the ENTER button to begin the process.

Step 3: Let the system scanner and repairing tool take its own time. My low-end or low powered laptop consumed 20 minutes to identify the corrupted files and to repair the corrupted files.

Step 4: Once scanning reaches 100% then the program will repair corrupted files if they are in repairable shape. Unfortunately, I ask the PC administrators to install a fresh copy of Windows, if you found unrepairable system files.

In most cases, the process completion period depends upon the operating system age and last scanned period. Don’t work in the background in the meantime because some applications are affected badly, and they go unresponsive but nothing to fear here. Do not hesitate to reinstall a fresh copy of Windows because it pretty much solves all major software related problems.

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5. Manual Settings

I don’t recommend this method until or unless, you are willing to keep the operating system up-to-date manually. I’m an expert when it comes to keeping the computer in top-notch condition but I cannot say the same for beginners and gullible people.

Step 1: Open “Services” using the search bar or you can use RUN application and type “services.msc” to open.

Step 2: Scroll down to the bottom to select “Windows Update” and right-mouse click for more options, and then click on “Properties” to continue.

Step 3: Change the start type to “Manual” and then click on “Apply” and then “OK” to complete the changes.

Restart the computer to end the process permanently or until you check for the updates manually. The startup type remains “Automatic” by default, and do not disable the function because it will harm the computer in the future. No need to worry about adverse effects because you can always revert back to the original settings by following the same guide in reverse.

Related: Fix Windows Update Error 0x80240034


6. Scan for Computer Threats

I don’t have hard evidence on Windows Modules Installer Worker infected by malware or virus, but we cannot wait until it happens in your case. I always recommend the system administrators to add a minimal layer of protection to the computer to keep it away from modern threats.

Since premium solution costs a lot of funds, you can use free solutions that I personally use in Windows 10.

  1. Malwarebytes (FREE)
  2. Avast Antivirus (FREE)

We are not sponsored and someone isn’t paying us to recommend the security solutions in this tutorial. Basic protection is a necessity for Windows PC because Microsoft cannot protect the computers using Defender & Firewall alone.

Bottom Line

Solve Windows Modules Installer Worker high disk usage and CPU usage by following the guide that I have provided here. Do not turn your back on Windows Update because they have become crucial in 2020. I would love to know your opinions on which method helped you in solving the problem in the comment section below.


Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

What is Windows Modules Installer Worker?

Windows Modules Installer Worker is an inbuilt service designed to download & install “Windows Updates.” In short, it is directly linked to Microsoft servers to extract updates system components and operating systems.

Can I stop Windows Modules Installer Worker?

From our research high number of people are suggesting the beginners to disable it, which can cause the computer to run slower in the future.

How to stop Windows Modules Installer Worker?

In this extensive guide we have listed various working methods to stop Windows Modules Installer Worker from consuming high CPU usage or disk usage.


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5 Best Ways to Record Screen on Windows 10

Millions of people are asking “how to record screen on Windows 10” machine and none of the articles tell you the best way to do so. It’s kind of funny that I couldn’t find the proper tutorial that could teach me recording requirements, instructions, and recording demonstrations.

However, I won’t make the same mistake and provide in-depth information on requirements, programs, settings, and demonstrations. You can copy my settings and start recording on mid-range Windows machines and even stream on them.

Record Screen on Windows 10

How to Record Screen on Windows 10

Know the requirements first because I don’t want to waste your time installing, trying and come to the conclusion that you don’t have a computer with decent hardware. I want to inform the readers that I stream on YouTube and used several programs for recording & streaming. In short, I’m extremely good at this space and know the in-depth elements.

System Requirements to Record Screen on Windows 10:

Processor: You need a quad-core processor for a smooth experience. Core i3 dual-core processor is a standard option and anything lower than Core i3 can create problems. Currently, I’m using Ryzen 5 1600 (6-cores & 2 threads) processor, which is a Core i5 9th generation equivalent.

RAM: The minimum requirement is 4GB and I recommend 8GB RAM for recording & streaming. Of course, DDR4 3000MHz is recommended and anything lower than 1600MHz will definitely affect the performance. If you are recording screen only, then 1600MHz will suffice.

Graphics Card: You need a decent GPU to record 1080p resolution in high-quality. Currently, I’m using RX 570 (4GB) and it should be enough for recording & streaming. Even Nvidia GT-series should be enough for screen recording because that’s what Nvidia designed the GT-series. Any GTX-series graphics card is capable enough to record screen in 1080p resolution.

Integrated Graphics or Video Memory: Intel graphics are a popular option for modern laptops. However, I won’t recommend Intel integrated graphics because they cannot produce a high-quality image and lacks power. You may not have a smoother experience and modern Intel chipsets (8th generation processors) can provide 1080p screen recording.

SSD or HDD: SSD drive is much faster and recommends for screen recording. Of course, I don’t recommend the purchasing SSD drive for a one-time recording. Make sure to provide 10GB free space in the store because high video quality consumes 10MB – 50MB per second.

I tried to record screen on 1.8GHz + 4GB + 1TB HDD + AMD Quad-core processor + Integrated graphics and the machine crashed. I will provide enough options and suggestions to record the computer screen at 30FPS, so make sure to read the entire tutorial.

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1. OBS Studio (Free)

OBS Studio is a freeware & an open-source project that millions of people around the world use it. Even professional streamers utilise OBS studio because it is probably the most high-end & premium quality program. Even I use OBS Studio for streaming on YouTube and for recording.

OBS Studio does lack a couple of things when it comes to recording capabilities, but it s freeware that has no match in the category. I won’t even take one paragraph to explain OBS features because it has everything that streaming + screen recording program should have.

  • Download & Install OBS Studio in Windows 10 PC. The Windows program consists of 72MB & 250MB after installation. OBS follows Windows wizard, so you won’t struggle to install it on Windows PC.

Note: Run the program as administrator. Always run the program as an administrator because a few functions don’t work without the owner’s permission, and that’s how it is.

  • Click on the Tools and select Auto-Configuration Wizard to set-up basic settings based on the hardware capabilities.

  • Select the second option Optimize for just recording only, I will not be recording and then click on Next to proceed.

  • I recommend the newbie to stick to the general settings to avoid the laggy experience. Click on Next to proceed and stick to the default settings.

  • Click on Apply Settings to complete the configuration for the screen recording.

  • Click on the plus button and then select Display Capture which records your screen and that’s the term OBS follows.

  • Select to keep Capture Cursor or you can make it invisible by unselecting it, and then click on OK to proceed.

  • Follow the same instruction from Step 7 and add Audio Input Capture which records audio. Add Audio Output Capture to record desktop audio. I mentioned all options available in the + button and improve the recording sequences.

  • Tap on the Settings icon located below Start Streaming and Start Recording.

Take plenty of time trying out the options because that’s where the quality adjustments and important option lies. I must say that administrators have to put their minds to understand the advanced options. Try OBS Studio for advanced level recording and controlled environment experience.

Low-end Screen Recording: Stick with the Auto-configuration Wizard settings because the program selects the lowest option available for the computer.

2. NVIDIA Shadow Play/In-game Overlay (Free)

Millions of laptops & Windows machines powered by Nvidia GPU and they hold responsibility for advanced picture quality production. Nvidia targets gamers, streamers, designers and UI/UIX designers. After listening to the existing customer base, they introduced Shadow Play, which is an inbuilt recording function that many people don’t know about it. Although Nvidia gave up on the title, the recording capabilities exist in modern GPUs.

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I’ve used it several times in the past and it offers high-quality video + audio production at an expensive of 1% GPU usage. Nvidia is calling the recording functionality in-game overlay and I don’t see the reason behind it. The official developers worked on the design for weeks because it is a user-friendly application that consumed ten minutes to figure out all options.

  • Click on the gear icon for more options.
  • Click on General and then click to enable In-game overlay which will enable the recording capabilities. I recommend exploring settings because it will give you complete control over the quality and video format.

  • Spend at least ten minutes playing around with the settings.

Note: The overall output file size is decided to depend on the video quality setting.

I used GTX 1050 & GTX 1050 Ti for the process and both GPU’s come under entry-level graphics card. I must salute Nvidia for bringing such an incredible function on the table without sacrificing the performance. I recorded PUBG Lite, Apex Legends, and Screen recording without performance decline.

3. AMD Relive (Free)

AMD also is known as Advanced Micro Devices is a direct competitor of Nvidia in the GPU segment. AMD announced the Relive feature, which is a screen recording + gameplay recording function for AMD based GPUs.

I’m impressed that AMD offered the function on APU’s as well and I have a laptop that supports it. I want to remind the readers that the minimum hardware requirement applies to Relive function because my laptop crashes when recording screens due to low-end specifications.

I’m using AMD RX 570 4GB edition, which is a budget-oriented GPU offered by the company. In short, I’m not using high-end hardware in the process and it works smoothly on mid-range computers. The manufacturer worked on the user interface to make it friendly for beginners.

  • Open AMD Control Panel and then select Relive from the bottom. Click to enable Relive and let it load in a few moments.

  • Now, click on Record Desktop to enable screen recording.

  • Check out the options that I have marked in the list. Make sure to play around with the recording options because that’s what decides how the overall output quality is going to be. Make sure to enable in-game replay because that’s how you control the application.

  • Press & hold ALT + Z and the overlay will show up on the screen.

  • Now start recording the screen in the highest quality without compromise. You can check the shortcut and options in the overlay and I always use Ctrl + Shift +R to start recording and stop recording. Choose the Max Recording Bitrate carefully because the file size depends on it.

Low-end Screen Recording: I shared a snapshot above, and copy the settings for low-end machine screen recording capabilities.

Overall, Relive is a handy feature for AMD based laptops & Graphics card powered computers.

4. Bandicam (Premium + Free)

Bandicam is developed & licensed by a South Korean software company. Bandicam is a premium solution for screen recording customers that offers easy-to-use programs. I must say that it takes zero effort to learn and start recording the screen in a few minutes.

Bandicam caught my eye, when I wanted to make tutorials online, and it was working fairly smooth on low-end specifications. You can record screen using Core i3 processor, 2GB RAM and integrated graphics (Intel HD Graphics) in 30 fps smoothly. I believe you can push to 60 fps depending on what you are loading in the background. Windows PC administrators can use it for gameplay recording and desktop recording.

  • Download & Install the free version for demo purpose and testing purposes.
  • Launch the program and then select Video and click on Presets located at the bottom.

  • Years of experience are what you find in presets, and select one depending on the hardware.

  • I have selected H264 60 FPS (AMD VCE) because my graphics card supports it. You may find Intel or Nvidia in the same spot depending on what GPU the machine is running.

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In my frank opinion, only three of them matters.

  1. H264 60 FPS (AMD VCE) or Nvidia or Intel.
  2. The ultrafast setting for 60 FPS – requires mid-range CPU + GPU.
  3. Low-end PC for slow & old machines.

Select one of them and start working on the project immediately.

  • Click on the drop-down menu to view more options and select one. I have selected Fullscreen which will set the video resolution to monitor resolution.

  • Click on the Record button to begin the process.

  • Click on the same area to end the recording, and it will be saved in the default folder. You can change the path in General options. The default is located in C:\Users\PCName\Documents\Bandicam and changing it requires sufficient free space partition.

Bandicam is a premium solution offering yearly license key for $39 (1-PC) and $59 (2-PC). Earn additional discounts on the packages during auspicious occasions.

5. Ice Cream Recorder (Premium + Free)

Ice Cream Recorder is a complete solution for desktop recording, gameplay recording and taking screenshots. The program supports multiple file formats and resolutions to meet customers’ end. The developers maintained native user-interface, so they can provide an easy-to-use interface. The free edition implies limitations, which interferes with overall user-experience and I recommend buying the premium version.

In the premium variant, you can access multiple video formats such as MP4, AVI, MOV, etc. I appreciate the developers for providing three crucial presets Low, Medium, and High by default. No need to struggle to find out the rendering file size and quality adjustment. You can add your own watermark and start the process, but it requires a premium edition.

  • Download & Install free edition for testing purposes.
  • Click on Capture Video and then select one of the preset. I have selected fullscreen because I always record my entire screen and the program selects monitor resolution and it could be 1366×768 (720p) or 1980×1080 (1080p) resolution.

  • The program exits the Interface and launches the player.

  • Click to record the screen or you can enable/disable webcam, speaker and microphone.

  • Click to start and stop recording the screen and then the video file will save on desktop. You can change the destination folder in save as in settings and save the recorded videos in local storage. Ice Cream Recorder is a premium edition that charges a $29.95 one-time fee to access premium features.

Bottom Line

Finding a reliable Windows 10 screen recorder is not an easy task because one Google search results offer 100+ solutions. I have provided solutions that I have tried & tested on a daily basis and then suggest them to you. I didn’t make a random list from the internet and recommending it to the readers.

  1. OBS: Advanced program and requires knowledge to use it.
  2. Nvidia: Easy to use and high-quality solution with 1% sacrifices in performance.
  3. AMD: Relive works on low-end machines & consumes less CPU + GPU usage. No doubt that it records desktop screen in high-quality resolution.
  4. Bandicam: Very easy to use and it is suitable for beginners and those, who don’t have Nvidia or AMD GPU.
  5. Ice Cream: A plain & simple advanced desktop recording program. It is suitable for beginners but it consumes CPU resources to provide video recording production.

That’s my take on how to record screen on Windows 10 PC. Make sure to update graphics drivers and keep the computer clean for good performance. Choose the power consumption of PC to high because you don’t want the laptop power plan to bottleneck the performance.

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[Fixed] Windows 10 Taskbar Not Working

It is a common error that “Windows 10 taskbar not working” on the latest edition. Solving the taskbar errors might seem easy but there are many problems lingering to it. We don’t know the exact culprit behind the error and have to recognise while applying the solutions.

Nobody prefers to identify the culprit because it consumes plenty of time and energy. I recommend the readers to create a system restore point, so you can always go back in time if something goes wrong during the process.

Windows 10 Taskbar Not Working

How to Fix Windows 10 Taskbar Not Working

1. Quick Solution: Restart File Explorer

File explorer directly connected to the Windows taskbar and I solved many errors using this technique. I’m 100% accurate that the below method will come in handy for those who don’t have time to spend on solving the software-based problem.

  • Open This PC and keep it running in the background.
  • Open Taskmanager using the traditional method CTRL + ALT + DEL button or try the newer method. Overall, I leave this up to you, and you can choose any working technique.
  • Click to select the File Explorer and then click on Restart to fix the problem.
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Why did I call this method Quick Solution?

Unfortunately, the solution that I mentioned above is temporary and does not resolve the core error and does not deal with the actual problem. The bug or incorrect configuration remains the same and we have to deal with the core error, in order to solve it permanently.

2. Disable Startup Programs

Disabling the startup programs won’t affect the Windows OS negatively because that’s a personal choice of the PC administrators. However, the startup programs could be triggering the taskbar functions and ending up having this error.

  • Open Taskmanager using CTRL + ALT + DEL button or try the newer method.
  • Click on Startup to view currently running programs that are assigned to run during the startup of the computer.
  • Click to select one program and then click on the Disable button to turn it off.
startup programs

Restart the computer and double-check, whether this problem persists again. Remember, I’m asking the readers to disable all programs expect Antivirus and Windows Security Notification Icon. In the next reboot, if the taskbar is working normally, then one of the programs crashing with the system configuration.

Also Read: How to Fix Windows Error 0xc0000142

3. Restore Taskbar Health

Microsoft added an advanced function that restores taskbar health, and it does not harm the computer or mess around with the installed application. Allow me to confirm that the readers require administrator privileges. You have to run a few commands on Windows PC, and Command Prompt required for the process.

  • Open Command Prompt as administrator.
  • Copy & paste this: DISM.exe /Online /Cleanup-image /Restorehealth command to solve the problem.

Or,

In case, nothing changes after doing so, then I insist the readers try copy & paste this DISM.exe /Online /Cleanup-Image /RestoreHealth /Source:C:\RepairSource\Windows /LimitAccess command.

  • Let the Command Prompt take over the scanning process and repair the entire system files. Once the scanning & restoration process reaches 100%, then fix corrupted system files.
  • Now, copy & paste sfc /scannow command to repair corrupted system files from the Windows 10 machine.
  • The advanced scanner could not find any violations, and this is the most positive result. However, there are two more results that could appear on your screen. One that says that advanced scanner & repairing tool found some corrupted files and fixed them immediately. The second one suggests that it found irreparable system files.

Reboot the computer to start a new session, and take a quick snapshot of the result. I urge the readers to post the results on official Windows Forum for personalised suggestions. If Microsoft advanced the tool unable to fix repair the system files, then I urge the readers to reinstall Windows 10 operating system.

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4. Start Application Identity Service

I didn’t find any evidence that starting Identity Service will resolve the core problem but I believe this is worth giving it a try. Of course, the users required to have PC administrator privileges to implement the solution.

  • Press Windows +S and then type services.msc in the search bar to open services.
  • Select Application Identity and right-mouse click to view more options and then click on Start to begin the process.

Let the service run in the background for a while, and don’t try to restart the Windows 10 machine. The problem should be resolve by the next session, and I ask the readers to remain patient during this period of time.

5. Windows Update

I’m Windows operating system consumer since XP edition and that’s how I was introducing to the platform. I was always against the software updates coming from Microsoft servers because they had limitations and install unnecessary updates on my computer.

Also Read: How to Fix Windows Update Error 0x80240034

However, my personal views on Windows Updates changes drastically because Windows 10 edition is an incomplete project, and that’s why Microsoft is pushing firmware upgrades. Update Windows OS today because you cannot solve operating system bugs and glitches by implementing the solutions that I have mentioned in this tutorial.

  • Press Windows key + I and it will open the Settings window.
  • Select Update & Security to continue.
  • Select Windows Update and then Check for updates to continue.
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  • Download important system updates.

I always prefer to avoid optional updates because they don’t make much of a difference for gaming consumers and average consumers. I do recommend optional updates for business people and server administrators. Make sure to have 5 GB internet data left in your package to receive uninterrupted services.

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6. Create a new user account

Create a new user account to avoid implementing new solutions that consume a lot of time. The new account will provide a fresh experience to the administrators, and none of the other account information will impact the performance.

  • Press Windows key + I to open the Settings program.
  • Select Accounts to continue.
  • Click on Family & other users to begin the process.
  • Click on Add someone else on this PC to add a new user to the computer.
  • A new window will open with asking Microsoft credentials, but click on I don’t have this person’s sign-in information to continue. Don’t use any Microsoft account to create a new user on the machine.
  • Again, we are avoiding using any Microsoft account for this process, so click on Add a user without a Microsoft account to continue.
  • Add username, password, re-enter the password, finish up the security questions & provide answers, and then click on Next to proceed further.
  • Finish adding a new users on the Windows 10 machine by giving the account a role.

Restart the computer to start a new session and dump the previous session information. You won’t get any problems in the new user account because it does not hold any personal information or data established during the usage.

7. Fix Windows 10 Taskbar Frozen

In one of the scenarios users are in taskbar presence, but it doesn’t give any positive response when you click on any of the icons. PowerShell command comes in handy when you want to create a list of taskbar tile layers and we are going to delete them.

  • Press Windows + X and then click to open PowerShell (admin) command line.
  • Copy & paste the command in PowerShell, and hit the enter button to start the process.
  • Make sure to close all open programs from the task manager.
  • Now, locate C:\Users\ComputerName\AppData\Local using file explorer or you can open this folder manually.
  • Find the TileDataLayer folder, and then delete the file permanently.

Since Tile Data Layer consists of data on the taskbar icons and other information, you can solve the problem by deleting old data. Reboot the computer, and the taskbar should be working normally, and never repeat the same problem again.

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8. Reinstall Windows 10

I don’t want to suggest complex solutions to the readers, but I have to do the right thing. Despite being an expert at Windows operating system, I had to reinstall Windows software on my machine because I could not solve the problem.

Most of the software problems have proper solutions, but Microsoft did not provide advanced tools for solving File System tools, and that’s what creates the problem for the modern users.

Now, you got two options 1) Reset Windows, and 2) Reinstall a fresh Windows operating system.

I strongly suggest the readers choose the second option, which is the hard way. But, it will bring ultimate relief for many months until or unless you repeat the same mistake that trigged the problem in the first place.

Bottom Line

I have provided enough solutions to fix Windows 10 taskbar not working and I would love to know what the result was after implementing the mentioned solution above. Leave a comment below, and you can approach Microsoft Forums for further assistance.

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How to Install ADB Drivers on Windows 10

Install ADB on Windows: ADB or Android Debug Bridge is a command line utility software which comes bundled with Android SDK for developers and enthusiasts to tinker with and customize their devices. The ADB coupled with the Fastboot utility form part of Platform tools which offers the ability to modify the system files of Android devices with the help of line commands through a computer without having root access on android device.

If you are one of us enthusiasts or would like to get started with android development and wanted to learn how to install ADB (Android Debug Bridge) on Windows 10 then you have landed at the right guide. We are going to take a look at How to Install ADB (Android Debug Bridge) on Windows 10 and How it will help you. So, without further ado, let us begin.

How to Install ADB on Windows 10

How to Install ADB on Windows 10

The method to install ADB on Windows is quite easy but lengthy and we are going to take a look at them in this guide today.

Step 1: Download and Install ADB

You have to visit the Android Developers SDK landing page right here and download the latest version of the SDK tools corresponding to your operating system.

  1. Go to this link
  2. Click the correct version of SDK tools corresponding to your OSInstall ADB (Android Debug Bridge) on Windows 10
  3. A popup will appear, click on I have read the T&C and continue
  4. Download the SDK tools and save it somewhere you will remember (I recommend you to save it on desktop) 

Step 2: Extract the Downloaded ADB File

  1. Navigate to the zip file wherever you downloaded it.
  2. Extract all the content of the file to C:\ADB as this is usually the root folder where Windows is installed. (I recommend you extract it in the root folder where your Windows is installed)
  3. If you don’t have extraction tools built into your OS (Highly unlikely since they come bundled from Windows 8 and up) use WinRar or 7Zip to extract.

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Step 3: Test ADB

  1. Go to the folder where you extracted the ADB files and open it
  2. Holding Shift, right click on any empty space in the folder and you will find an option called Open PowerShell Window here (Open Command Window here on older Windows versions)
  3. Type adb and hit Enter
  4. If you see text like in the image then it is installed correctly.

How to Install ADB on Windows

Step 4: Enable USB Debugging on your Device to Check ADB Function

If you aren’t a developer or don’t have developer options enabled on your device yet you will have to enable them. To do so –

  1. Go to Settings on your Android Phone 
  2. Navigate to About Phone
  3. Find build number and tap on it quickly 7 to 10 times (It may also require password, pattern or fingerprint authorization)
  4. A prompt will appear saying You are now a developer.
  5. You have enabled developer options.

To Enable USB Debugging on your Android Device:

  1. Go to Settings and About Phone and find an option called Developer options
  2. In Developers options, find a toggle called Enable USB Debugging and enable it
  3. Now connect your phone to your PC with ADB Drivers and a pop up should appear on your phone’s screen.
  4. Click Ok or Allow

Install ADB on Windows USB Debugging

Step 5: Test if your Device is being Detected by ADB Tool

  1. Go to where you extracted your ADB tools (Should be under C in a folder Called ADB)
  2. Holding Shift, right click on any empty space in the folder and select Open PowerShell here 
  3. Ensure that your android device is connected to your computer and type adb devices
  4. You should get results similar to the image below if you don’t get the desired result then you may have to download the drivers manually.

Install ADB on Windows

Useful commands after you install ADB on Windows 10:

  • adb devices – This command displays what ADB supported devices are connected to your system
  • adb reboot – restarts your device
  • adb backup –  Helps you create a complete backup of your device and save it to your computer
  • adb sideload – Assists you to loads ROMs and other ZIP files from your computer onto your Android
  • adb pull – Helps you copy files from the phone to your computer
  • adb reboot – Helps execute fastboot commands by booting into bootloader mode.

We hope you were able to successfully install android ADB drivers on Windows 10. If you have any more questions or get stuck at any point then feel free to talk to us from the comments below and we will certainly help you with your issue. And also learn how to clear temporary files in Windows 10. If you want us to cover any other installation or how-to then don’t forget to let us know about them from the comments below as well.

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How to Delete Temp Files in Windows 10

Delete Temp Files in Windows: Are you constantly running out of space on your system? Did you know that every application you use on your system creates some form of temporary files on your Windows system which take up valuable disk space? Do you want a way to safely delete temp files in Windows and regain all of your lost disk space? If you answered Yes to any of my questions above then today’s guide, where we will take a look at how to delete temporary files in Windows 10, is what you need to read and follow. So without further ado, let’s get right into it.

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You may have read that temporary files are among one of the major causes of system slowdowns but do you know what temporary files are? No? Fret now, let’s understand what they are

What is Temp Files in Windows 10

As the name suggests, temporary files are files that the system creates to temporarily store data so you can access things even when parameters have changed. Some examples of temporary files are –

  1. Any application when uses more RAM than what is physically available on your system creates temporary files which are dumped in the virtual RAM Windows creates for the application for faster access to data.
  2. While printing a file, a temporary spool job is created which is stored in temporary memory
  3. Browser cache is another temporary file which windows and other applications create in order to load web pages faster.
  4. MS office cache such as Word or Excel which allow you to undo and redo actions also store temporary files on your system.

In most cases, these temporary files are deleted once the application is closed or the system is rebooted. However, sometimes they stay in the memory eating up precious disk space and to delete temporary files in Windows 10 follow the method mentioned below.

How to Delete Temporary Files in Windows 10

Method 1: The Easy Way

Step 1: Open the Taskbar and Tap the Settings Gear

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Step 2: In Settings, Tap on System

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Step 3: Once the menu opens, Tap Storage

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Step 4: Select the drive where your Windows is Installed (Usually C Drive) you will notice a small Windows logo on the drive where Windows installation is present

Step 5: Once you tap the drive, a new menu will appear. This page is the storage usage page which will show you all the information about that drive.

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Step 6: Tap Temporary files and it will start calculating all the Temp files on your system. You will be able to select from what kinds of files you want to remove and what to ignore. This will include previous windows updates, any pending update or delivery optimization files, recycle bin et al.

Step 7: Ensure the Temporary files and Temporary Internet files are checked and additionally choose anything else you may wish to remove, we recommend checking the Windows update Clean-up box as well.

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Step 8: Check every box you want to delete, tap on remove files and Windows will do its thing in the background and notify you once the files are gone.

Method 2: The Traditional Way

Step 1: Press Windows key + R to open the Run command box.

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Step 2: Copy or type %temp% in the box and hit enter

Step 3: A window shall open, Select all the files or hit Control + A to select all

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Step 4: Tap Delete. (I recommend you don’t permanently delete everything with Shift + Delete but instead let the files sit in recycle bin for a couple of days before you clear it just to be safe and to ensure that windows doesn’t pose any errors)

Method 3: Using Third Party Softwares

Step 1: Download any temporary file cleaner software like CCleaner or CleanMyPC

Step 2: Install and follow the instructions mentioned in the software.

Why You Should Delete Temporary Files in Windows

The clue is in the name. Temporary files are temporary and should not be stored on your system for an extended period of time. They end up eating unnecessary disk space.

Temporary files don’t harm your system in any way. If you have space on your system you can leave them as is. These files, however, tend to get rather large with the passage of time and no one likes to waste disk space. It’s generally a good practice to clean your system once every 6 months or so.

We hope our guide here helped you in learning how you can delete temp files in Windows. If you have any more questions or want us to help you with any other tech problems. Feel free to drop them in the comments below.

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