How To Install (Delete and Restore) Fonts On Windows 10

How To Install (Delete and Restore) Fonts On Windows 10

Windows 10 already has a complete set of fonts that we can use without the need to install additional fonts. Popular fonts including Time New Roman, Arial, Calibri, there are about 290 fonts (after photoshop installed). Somehow we need a special font that we found on a design or logo that require special font.

In this case, we need to install that particular font. Font format usually TTF

Install Font

Type fonts in the search bar and press enter you will see Fonts windows as below, click Get more fonts in Microsoft Store.

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You will see that some fonts are free while others are not. Choose whichever suits yours.
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Click Get and it will start downloading the font.
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The font downloaded and installed
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Make sure that the font now exists in the system.
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Install font from the Internet


Font can be downloaded from other sources like the Internet. When you already download the font file, usually with TTF extension. 
You can right-click and click Install, yes that’s it. However make sure that you download from trusty website otherwise your font can cause you trouble, so you need to delete the font later.
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Right-click and click Install to add a font

Drag and Drop

Alternatively, to install font you can drag and drop the TTF file into the folder as below picture.
Open control panel and click Appearance and Personalization
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Click Fonts, you can preview, delete, hide or install fonts from there.
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Delete Font

Installing a font from an untrusty website can cause problems, you can delete font that causing a problem or unused fonts.
Click the font, click Delete button, click Yes to confirm font deletion.

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As with installation, you can always delete the font you do not want by right-click the font and choose delete.
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Restore font

If you mess with the fonts and want to make it as the first time you receive, restore the default fonts actually hiding the fonts that are not standard it did not actually delete the font.

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I hope this posting useful when you want to install fonts in Windows 10. Enjoy!

How To Start Windows 10 In Safe Mode While Booting Easily

How To Start Windows 10 In Safe Mode While Booting Easily

How To access Safe Mode in windows 10

Started from Windows 95, Microsoft has not forgotten to always equip its operating system with Safe Mode. Safe Mode is a diagnostic mode, presenting us with a ‘simple’ version of the OS. Thus, programs don’t run automatically as in normal mode, and PCs only use basic drivers. Through Safe Mode, we can easily find and overcome problems.

The obstacle, access to Safe Mode is not displayed explicitly on the Start menu or taskbar. In the previous version of Windows, Safe Mode can be opened by pressing the F8 key when Windows first loads, but this technique is no longer valid in Windows 10. The good news, there are some tricks that can be done to access Safe Mode.

Three Safe Mode Types You Can Choose

The standard Safe Mode presents the basic version. The system stops almost all programs that run automatically, except for a number of important drivers, and also disconnects the PC or other device so it’s perfect for cracking malware.

Safe Mode with Networking works like a normal Safe Mode, but also features a network driver. Not as safe as ‘Pure Mode’.

Safe Mode with Command Prompt. This feature is not available on all versions of Windows 10, providing a command prompt screen, can help you repair a damaged operating system that is quite severe.

Open Safe Mode from the log-in display

Safe Mode can be opened before you log in. The trick is to hold down the Shift key, then click the power button in the lower right corner of the screen (not the physical power button on your PC or laptop). A small box will appear and give you shutdown / hybernate options and more. Select the Restart option.

After the system has restarted (the process may be a little slow), you are immediately taken to the menu ‘Choose and option‘. From here, some specific steps must be taken: press Troubleshoot, Advanced options, Startup Settings then Restart. Next, three Safe Mode options will appear above, other tools, and the option to return to Windows 10 is normal.

Open Safe Mode when logging in

Please open the Start menu, then look for Settings. Select Update & Security, then press Recovery in the left menu. You just click Restart Now under Advanced Startup. This method will take you to the Advanced options selection screen.

Return to normal mode Windows 10

To return to normal mode, click the Start button, write sc msconfig ‘in the box and press Enter. This procedure will open System Configuration. Next, click the Boot tab and look down. Make sure the Safe boot option in Boot options is not activated. Click Ok then restart your PC.

Windows 10 Home vs Pro, What Are The Differences?

Windows 10 Home vs Pro – OK after you decide on the Operating System for your new computer, now the time to decide what Windows 10 version you will choose. Windows 10 comes in two different editions: Windows 10 Home Edition and Windows 10 Pro Edition.
We are going to discuss the differences between the two version so that you can decide which edition is the right for you. At the end of the article, we also will discuss Windows 10 Enterprise Edition.
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Windows 10 Home vs Pro Differences

For many people using Windows 10 Home Edition will be fine, they can do all daily job with it. However this is not the case with a company that has servers and need other professional function, they will need Pro edition as below:

Active Directory

If you try to run Home edition in a business you’re going to run straight into a management and security nightmare. The most fundamental difference between Home and Pro is Pro’s ability to be joined to Active Directory, or at least to Azure AD. Active Directory is the cornerstone of most business networks. It provides centralized authentication,
security, management, and automation for every single device and user on the network.
If you’re ever tempted to try and build a business network using Home edition to save a few pennies…
don’t. Believe me, I’ve seen it and it will cost you. So if you’re a business and you can’t count your employees on one hand, then the choice is clear; but what if you’re a home user?
Is there any reason to pay for Pro over Home?
Well, yes. I’d say the case is limited to IT professionals and enthusiasts. The professional management tools that you get with Pro can give you more control over different components of your operating system.
If you’re an enthusiast, that might be helpful. If you’re the type to build a homelab then you’re basically running a
business network anyway; so Windows 10 Pro will give you access to all that server-side goodness that you’ve deployed.
If you want to run the management tools on your computer as well, then you’re going to need Pro for that. That doesn’t work with Home.

Remote Desktop

Remote Desktop is a feature that requires by all network administrators and other IT professionals. Although Windows 10 edition also has remote desktop but it only acts as a client so you cannot connect to Windows 10 edition via remote desktop, it cannot act as a host.

There is an alternative you can install Team Viewer, but it’s quite handy when you need to connect to a computer with its built-in function without have to download from the Internet.


Virtualization is another benefit of upgrading to Pro. Using Windows 10 Pro you can create and run virtual machines
using Hyper-V. That’s really handy for testing things out, or for running a limited homelab.
You also get Windows Sandbox, which is essentially a quick, lightweight, and disposable virtual machine that’s isolated from the rest your operating system. That can be handy if you’ve had to download something from the internet, and you need to run it, but you’re not 100% sure if you should trust it. You can create virtual machines and run them using third-party software such as VirtualBox or VMware workstation on Home edition, but those are type 2 hypervisors which means they sit on top of the operating system.
Hyper-V by comparison is a type 1 hypervisor, which means it has direct access to the hardware, and that makes it more efficient.


The final reason you might want to choose Pro over Home is support for encryption. Windows 10 Pro supports both the older Encrypting File System which works on a per-file basis and the newer BitLocker which encrypts the entire drive. In most cases it’s BitLocker you want.
Officially, neither of these are supported on Windows 10 Home… but that’s not completely true. Windows 10 Home does support device encryption… which is BitLocker.
The differences are that with the Home edition you don’t really get any control other than it being turned on or turned off; and it only supports a TPM unlock method, not a PIN.
The other thing you get with “proper” BitLocker is support for BitLocker to go. You know those expensive encrypted USB drives? Well, plug in a regular USB drive, right-click, “Turn BitLocker on”, and I just saved you some money.


In terms of performance, Home and Pro are the same. You’re not going to get better performance by spending extra money to get Pro. Take that money and put it into better hardware instead. There is a difference in the maximum
supported hardware though.
Home tops out at 1 CPU, 64 cores, and 128 GB of RAM; which is let’s face it, more than enough for most people.
Pro on the other hand will go up to 2 CPUs, 128 cores, and 2 TB of RAM. Now, for most people that’s not going to matter, but there are certain workloads that can benefit from it.

Windows 10 Enterprise Edition

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The Enterprise edition is only available through business channels, so it’s probably not an option for most home users. You can’t really buy Windows 10 Enterprise outright – what you buy is an upgrade licence that assumes you already have a Pro licence to begin with.
That makes this the most expensive option. Now… yeah, I have to mention this because I can see the comments already. If you type “Windows 10 Enterprise” into Google, you’re going to see some results that seem to contradict that.
You’re going to see it on sale to anyone, and probably at a ridiculously low price. That’s perhaps a topic for another day, but what I will say is you’re unlikely to be seeing those through legitimate channels.
Now there are legitimate sellers of second-hand licenses, who have relationships with Microsoft, and the companies who originally owned the licences, and they have the legal paperwork to back up where each of those licenses came from.
From what I’ve seen, they’re not usually the ones that turn up in those search results with the prices attached, though. In those cases, it’s probably part of a massive trade in grey market licences, which are dodgy at best, and depending on where you live and how you use them may or may not be illegal.
Now, I can’t see what’s on your computer screen and there’s more going on than I can cover here, so I’m not going to try and make any judgment on it. I’m just going to give you that information, and what you do with it is up to you.
What I will cover are some of the main differences between Pro and Enterprise, and why you might want to spend your hard-earned cash on the latter.


First up is ReFS – the Resilient File System. Compared to the traditional NTFS file system, ReFS is more resistant to data degradation over time, also known as bit rot. This is an important issue in the datacentre where data storage volumes are growing larger and larger all the time.
Windows 10 Home and Pro can use an ReFS volume, but they can’t create one in the first place. Only Windows 10 Enterprise can do that. One of the main reasons people used to flock to Windows 10 Enterprise was for DirectAccess.
That creates an encrypted connection from your device back to your workplace as soon as the device is online, giving you access to your corporate network. It was like having a VPN connected all the time, and it made life a lot easier for remote workers and the admins who had to support them.
Now, DirectAccess hasn’t gone anywhere, but the case for paying the Enterprise upgrade for it these days is a little
less convincing. That’s because Microsoft have released Always On VPN, which does largely the same thing and is available in Windows 10 Pro.
As you can imagine, a lot of people are migrating from DirectAccess to Always On VPN and ditching the Enterprise licence.

Credential Guard

An Enterprise-only feature that doesn’t get a lot of attention, but I think is quite a good one is Credential Guard.
If you’ve not come across a pass-the-hash attack before, here’s the quick version. If someone gains access to a computer they can steal the credentials of any account that’s logged onto it. They can then use that to access other computers on the network, and that’s how attackers spread out. It’s called lateral movement.
Once they get access to a computer that has an administrator logged on to it, then it’s game over. They now own your network. Credential Guard uses virtualization technology to isolate the credentials of logged-on users away from the rest of the operating system. That can help stop this sort of attack.
There is a pretty good case for upgrading administrative workstations to Enterprise edition just for this feature. Enterprise edition gives you additional ways to lock things down compared to Pro edition.
Like AppLocker for example, which allows you to restrict applications so they can only run if they’ve been specifically whitelisted. If something dodgy does get onto the computer… tough. They can’t run it anyway.

Unified Write Filter

You also get the Unified Write Filter which essentially makes your computer read-only. Once it gets rebooted, any changes that were made are discarded.
You can use that to create a kiosk machine without having to worry too much about what the user might do to it. Reboot, and it never happened.


Another interesting addition you get with Enterprise is support for App-V. App-V allows you to stream virtualised
applications to your users’ desktops, whilst keeping them all in their own isolated bubble. That’s useful to avoid software conflicts, like if you need to run two different versions of the same software on the same computer; which sometimes happens if you’ve got two different customers with competing software requirements.


Rounding up our Enterprise features we have BranchCache and Windows to Go.
BranchCache keeps a local copy of recently accessed files from a file share, which can speed up access to frequently
used data at remote locations.

Windows to Go

Windows to Go allows you to boot Windows from a USB drive. So, essentially, you can take your corporate desktop, put it in your pocket, and boot it up off some surrogate hardware wherever you happen to be working that day.
That can potentially be a cheaper way of letting people work from home, whilst restricting access to only managed devices, without actually buying them a managed device. You give them Windows to Go, they plug it into their home computer, it boots onto their corporate desktop, which then connects back to the mothership using DirectAccess,
and away they go.
That just about covers the feature differences between Pro and Enterprise. In terms of support, Enterprise gets an
extra 12 months of support, but only on the September release. Remember, there are two releases Windows 10 every year, so this is the second one. That can be handy for large enterprises who sometimes struggle with the 18-month
upgrade cycle.
Just like going from Home to Pro got you a bump in hardware support; going from Pro to Enterprise gets you additional hardware support.
Enterprise can cope with up to 4 CPUs, 256 cores, and a whopping 6TB of memory.
And “yes”. Fit it with the GPU… it’ll run Crysis. But not any better than the Home edition will.

Windows 10 Enterprise E3 and E5

If you’re wondering where E3 and E5 fit into things then, they’re not the operating system. Windows 10 Enterprise E3 and E5 are subscriptions which happen to include the Windows 10 Enterprise operating system, plus additional services.
Those additional services are Virtual Desktop Access rights, and in the case of E5 you get Advanced Threat Protection services as well.

Windows Enterprise LTSC

In addition to Windows 10 Pro and Windows 10 Enterprise, you also have Windows 10 Pro for Workstations and Enterprise LTSC.
Pro for Workstations sits somewhere in-between Pro and Enterprise. Essentially it has the features of Pro, and the hardware support of Enterprise. Plus it has ReFS for some reason.
If you have massive hardware requirements, and you don’t want to pay the extra for Enterprise, then this is the niche you’re looking for. Enterprise LTSC stands for Long-Term Servicing Channel. You know in the days before Windows 10, the way you used to get a new version of Windows every few years, and it would be supported for a decade?
Well, LTSC uses that same legacy servicing model, rather than the 6-monthly updates that the rest of Windows 10 gets. For a lot of admins who are suffering from update fatigue, this might sound very welcome; but there are some downsides.
It’s missing most of the newer apps like Edge, Cortana, and the Windows Store; and you’re probably going to have
software compatibility issues. If you think about it, during the 10 years that LTSC is supported, it’s effectively frozen in time. It’s getting security updates, but it’s not getting new features.
Meanwhile, regular Windows 10 is going to go through 20 different versions in the same period. That’s a lot for vendors to support, and honestly, most of them are probably going to focus on supporting the current mainstream versions of Windows 10.
LTSC isn’t intended for normal use. It’s more for specific devices that you know aren’t going to change. If you’re building an MRI machine and you wanted to put Windows 10 in it, then you don’t want that expensive piece
of equipment breaking in 6 months when the next feature pack comes out; so in that case, you might want to use Enterprise LTSC.
That’s about it for today folks. Hopefully, this helps you understand the different editions of Windows 10 home and Windows 10 Pro and Windows Enterprise edition. Source
How To Change Recycle Bin Icon in Windows 10

How To Change Recycle Bin Icon in Windows 10

Feel bored with your current Recycle Bin Icon? You can change easily, but before you can change, you need prepare 2 new icon for empty and full recycle bin icon.

There is a file called imageres.dll located under folder windowssystem32 contains many icons but if you want another picture you can search on the internet for free.
I am using the icon from following 
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The sample of modified recycle bin icon.
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Step to change the icon:
1. Click Setting icon 
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2. Click Personalization
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3.  Click Themes and scroll down until you find Desktop icon settings
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4. Click change icon
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5. Select the icon you want
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Click OK and finish.

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When you are using customs and the icon not refreshing from empty to full and vice versa, check out this post.
How To Change Mouse Sensitivity in Windows 10

How To Change Mouse Sensitivity in Windows 10

Although most of the time mouse setting is good to me however, there are quite many people need to adjust the mouse sensitivity or setting to match their needs.

Luckily Windows 10/8/7/XP has a program in control panel to do this. Type control panel in the search bar and open it. Change view to Small icons. Click mouse icon, you will see some setting we can adjust with our mouse.

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How to Use Cmd Shutdown Command

How to Use Cmd Shutdown Command

I found this cmd shutdown command useful for me as I managed several servers in a different location where physical access is not always possible. My favorite command is shutdown /f /r that will force close the application and restart the server.

Shutdown command is a small useful program that I use for several situations:

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When normal shutdown does not work

If I run a program that becomes not responding and the end task command also does not work my last resort is to restart or shutdown the computer. However, this is not always working, when this happens I will use cmd shutdown command to accomplish the task.

When I need to shutdown a remote computer that physically away from my location.

Managing several servers in different location need some utility software so that we can manage efficiently, one of them is cmd shutdown command. I use shutdown cmd command to restart the server mostly I never use shutdown command to shutdown because it will need someone to help to turn on the server physically.

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Shutdown command has a lot of parameter that very useful and can be applied in various situations.

Syntax: shutdown [/i | /l | /s | /sg | /r | /g | /a | /p | /h | /e | /o] [/hybrid] [/soft] [/fw] [/f]
    [/m \computer][/t xxx][/d [p|u:]xx:yy [/c “comment”]]

    /?         Show this help. The same result by not adding any parameter.
    /i         Show GUI interface, must put as the first parameter.
    /l         Log off option. This cannot be combined with /m or /d parameters.
    /s         Shutdown the computer.
    /sg       Shutdown the computer on the next boot, restart any registered applications.
    /r         Full shutdown and restart the computer.
    /g         Full shutdown and restart the computer. After the system is
               rebooted, restart any registered applications.
    /a         If you changed your mind this parameter is to abort a system shutdown.
                As long as the shutdown not initiated yet.
               Combined with /fw to clear any pending boots to firmware.
    /p         Turn off the local computer without time-out or warning.
               It can be combined with /d and /f parameters.
    /h        Hibernate the local computer.
               It can be combined with the /f option.
    /hybrid    Shutdown of the computer and prepares it for fast startup.
               Must be combined with /s parameters.
    /fw        Combined with a shutdown option to cause the next boot to go to the
               firmware user interface.
    /e         Document the reason for an unexpected shutdown of a computer.
    /o         Go to the advanced boot options menu and restart the computer.
               Must be used with /r option.
    /m \computer Specify the target computer.
    /t xxx  Set the time-out period before shutdown to xxx seconds.
               The valid range is 0-315360000 (10 years), with a default of 30.
               If the timeout period is greater than 0, the /f parameter is implied.
    /c “comment” Comment on the reason for the restart or shutdown.
               Maximum of 512 characters allowed.
    /f         Force running applications to close without user warning.
               The /f parameter is implied when a value greater than 0 is
               specified for the /t parameter.
    /d [p|u:]xx:yy  Provide the reason for the restart or shutdown.
               p indicates that the restart or shutdown is planned.
               u indicates that the reason is user-defined.
               If neither p nor u is specified the restart or shutdown is unplanned.
               xx is the major reason number (positive integer less than 256).
               yy is the minor reason number (positive integer less than 65536).

This shutdown command also useful when we need to restart the computer but somehow the button doesn’t react as it should be. This sometimes happen after we installed Windows updates.

Some samples of using the shutdown command:

When we need to force the server to restart and close all the applications without warning we can issue the command:
shutdown /f /r

Need to shut down the computer
shutdown /s

Need to restart the computer
shutdown /r

Need to log off your computer
shutdown /l

Need to abort the shutdown process before it starts initiating
shutdown /a

Just type shutdown without parameter like above and try to combine other parameters to match your requirement.

What Version of Windows Do I Have?

What Version of Windows Do I Have?

In many occasion, you will need to know the precise Windows version you have. When you want to install a software, it will be asking for minimum requirements of Windows version.

In Windows  there are many different version/edition as below:

Windows version and edition

Windows XP Home
Windows XP Professional
Windows XP SP1
Windows XP SP2
Windows 7 Starter
Windows 7 Home Basic
Windows 7 Home Premium
Windows 7 Professional
Windows 7 Ultimate
Windows 8.1 with Bing
Windows 8.1
Windows 8.1 Pro Pro
Windows Phone 8.1
Windows 10 Home
Windows 10 Pro
Windows 10 Mobile

Depends on what version of Windows you are using, below are the steps you can test:

Using Winver command

Press and hold windows key + R key, it will bring you Run command, type Winver and press Enter key.

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It will show you what Windows version currently you have.

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Using System in Control Panel

Open Control panel, see how to open control panel here.
Click System icon

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You will detail of Windows version you are using now.

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Where I Can Find Documents Folder On Windows 10 Start Menu?

Where I Can Find Documents Folder On Windows 10 Start Menu?

Many friends asking where to look for Documents, Download, Picture folders in Windows 10. We recently moving from Windows 7 to Windows 10 so this is new to us. In this post, I will show you how to display those folders on the Windows 10 Start Menu.

It is quite easy to do, click start menu in Windows 10, you will be brought to Windows Settings menu.

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Click Personalization button
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Click Start setting

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On the right side click Choose which folders appear on Start
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Now you can see all folder you want to display are exist when you click windows 10 start menu. 
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If you want to change windows 10 start menu to classic windows 7 menu, I recommend you to use classic shell, with this program you will have performance and features of Windows 10 but with the interface of Windows 7.

Windows Media Player On Windows 10

Windows Media Player On Windows 10

In Windows 10 you can setup windows media player easily.

Click search Windows and type media player, click or press enter key.

If it’s your first time, you need to configure it first.

Choose radio button Recommended settings, click finish button.
You can play audio and video player with windows media player.
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Windows media player supported file extension in Windows 10 are:

Windows Media formats (.asf, .wma, .wmv, .wm)
Windows Media Metafiles (.asx, .wax, .wvx, .wmx)
Windows Media Metafiles (.wpl)
Windows Media Download Package (.wmd)
Audio Visual Interleave (.avi)
Moving Pictures Experts Group (.mpg, .mpeg, .m1v, .mp2, .mp3, .mpa, .mpe, .m3u)
Musical Instrument Digital Interface (.mid, .midi, .rmi)
Audio Interchange File Format (.aif, .aifc, .aiff)
Sun Microsystems and NeXT (.au, .snd)
Audio for Windows (.wav)
CD Audio Track (.cda)
Indeo Video Technology (.ivf)
Windows Media Player Skins (.wmz, .wms)
If you looking for another format to be played but not on the list above, you can try to use VLC Media player
It’s free and open source.
Forgot Your Windows 7 Password? See this Video How You can Reset Without Any Software or Tool

Forgot Your Windows 7 Password? See this Video How You can Reset Without Any Software or Tool

This is for your personal computer with windows 7 installed, NOT intended for bypassing password in school or office, they usually already using domain user for login. So if you forgot your password in School or office, just contact the administrator and ask for their help to reset the password.

This is a good method if you forgot your Windows 7 password, not applicable in a domain environment computer network.
This is to reset a password not to find out the current password. Even administrator cannot know your password, they only can reset it for you.

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