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How to Increase Virtual Memory in Windows 11

How to Increase Virtual Memory in Windows 11

Virtual Memory or often called "paging file" is a feature to temporarily store data in RAM (Random Access Memory) on the hard drive. When the performance of a PC or laptop is problematic, the cause that we often blame is memory. And the easiest way out that we take is to add more RAM. Is this additional RAM the best decision? Before you decide to buy a new RAM, read the following Bardimin article in full. Several factors control and limit how a PC uses memory. When the operating system writes...

Easy Ways to Change or Spoof MAC Address on Windows

Easy Ways to Change or Spoof MAC Address on Windows

A network firewall can set or limit connected PCs based on MAC addresses. A MAC address is a unique physical address assigned to each network adapter on a computer or mobile device. Just like IP addresses, MAC addresses can also be used to perform network management if you are a network administrator. The major difference between IP and MAC addresses is that IP addresses are dynamic and change according to DHCP Server settings, although you can also assign a static IP address. Whereas MAC...

How to fix Corrupt Windows System Files with System File Checker (SFC) scannow

How to fix Corrupt Windows System Files with System File Checker (SFC) scannow

System File Checker (SFC) is a Windows utility for checking and repairing corrupted System Files. A system file is a collection of data structures, interfaces, abstractions, and APIs that work together to manage data on a storage disk (HDD) and how that data will be consistently stored, accessed, and managed. If the system files get corrupted, it will cause problems in Windows. This damage is related to disk storage, which can be caused by corrupted files, bad sectors, disk integrity...

How to Enable or Disable BitLocker Encryption in Windows

How to Enable or Disable BitLocker Encryption in Windows

BitLocker Drive Encryption is a data security tool that encrypts your disk to help keep your data safe. The BitLocker feature will provide maximum protection when you use it with the Trusted Platform Module (TPM) version 1.2 or later. The TPM is a hardware component that works closely with BitLocker to help protect user data and ensure that the computer is not tampered with while the system is running offline. Is it safe to disable BitLocker? If you disable BitLocker encryption, it will make...

How to prevent Windows 11 from automatically reopening apps after Restart or Login

How to prevent Windows 11 from automatically reopening apps after Restart or Login

Windows 11 will remember the applications and File Explorer that you have opened before. This will make it easier for you to continue with your work, because when you restart your PC or log in, Windows will automatically open all the windows. This feature has been around since the Windows 10 era and is still present in Windows 11. Some Windows users may think this feature provides an unpleasant experience. Although reopening the application window automatically will make it easier for you...

Windows 11 Factory Reset Guide

Windows 11 Factory Reset Guide

We can see that Windows works well when we use it after the installation is complete. When we access files, applications, or other things, Windows will feel fast and light. The longer we use Windows, the slower we feel, and the more often it happens. The appearance of errors like “Not responding” or “Blue screen” is undoubtedly quite annoying. A variety of things can cause these Windows problems, including Windows updates, installation of applications or programs, corrupted Windows files,...

How to Test Artifacts on VGA/GPU

How to Test Artifacts on VGA/GPU

Any display effects on the screen that are imperfect because of a malfunction in the graphics card or problematic settings can be called GPU artifacts. Artifacts on GPU/VGA can come in many forms. Sometimes the artifacts are barely visible while you are playing and do not affect the gameplay. In more severe conditions, artifacts will become very annoying. Visually, the appearance of artifacts you can see on the monitor screen, such as: The presence of mismatched lines that are red, yellow, or...

Finding the Cause of Blue Screen of Death (BSoD) on Windows

Finding the Cause of Blue Screen of Death (BSoD) on Windows

The Windows operating system will display a blue screen containing error information or better known as the Blue Screen of Death (BSoD) if a fatal system error occurs. Blue Screen of Death (BSoD) occurs because of a faulty driver or a problem with the hardware. A BSoD is a system failure at the Windows kernel level because of problems with Windows drivers and/or hardware. Applications that crash will not cause BSoD, Windows will continue to run. It is very rare for an application to cause a...

How to Safely Delete Windows.old Folder in Windows 11

How to Safely Delete Windows.old Folder in Windows 11

If you upgrade to a new version of Windows 11, Windows will leave the Windows.old folder with a fairly large size. Whenever you upgrade to a new version of Windows, Windows will store all the records, and data of all the programs and settings you installed in a folder named “ Windows.old ”. You can't delete the Windows.old folder like other folders using File Explorer. You can't use the "delete" button to delete and you can't right-click on File Explorer either. This is to prevent accidental...

How to Block Apps from Internet Access on Windows

How to Block Apps from Internet Access on Windows

Blocking certain applications from accessing the internet can save bandwidth. Currently, almost all applications that you install always use the internet. These applications access the internet for various purposes, ranging from updating, licensing, and accessing other data. For those of you who have a small bandwidth, of course, internet access that is not too important is very detrimental. Especially if you use the internet at a cost based on the volume of use. You can restrict internet...

How to Enable Ransomware Protection in Windows Defender

How to Enable Ransomware Protection in Windows Defender

Windows Defender has a Ransomware protection option which is disabled by default. Ransomware is a type of malware that threatens its victims to publish private data or block access to data files by encrypting the files by demanding a ransom to restore them. Some simple ransomware variants can lock the system without damaging any files and more sophisticated ones use a technique called cryptoviral extortion. This ransomware will encrypt the victim's files so that they are inaccessible and...

How to Turn off Search Highlights in Windows 11

How to Turn off Search Highlights in Windows 11

Search Highlights displays search-related content when the user hovers over or clicks within the Windows search field. Microsoft introduced the " Search Highlights " feature in Windows 11 to show important events, trending searches, interesting content of the day, Microsoft Rewards offers, and more. This feature is useful for reminding us of important events that we may have missed. However, some Windows users feel this feature will only slow down the already sluggish Windows search. In this...

How to Enable and Use Live Captions in Windows 11

How to Enable and Use Live Captions in Windows 11

Live Captions is a new accessibility feature in Windows 11 that turns the audio you play into easy-to-read text. The Live Captions feature will make it easier for users to understand speech by looking at the subtitles on the content. Windows 11 will automatically generate subtitles for any content with voice and speech even if your device is not connected to the Internet. The Live Captions feature supports any audio source with captions, even user dictation via a connected microphone. To be...

Configure Windows Sandbox as Virtual Machine to Test Malicious Applications

Configure Windows Sandbox as Virtual Machine to Test Malicious Applications

Windows Sandbox provides a lightweight and secure environment for running applications. Software that you install in the Windows Sandbox environment will run separately from its host. Windows Sandbox is temporary, all files and applications you install will be deleted when you close it. Minimal requirements to run Windows Sandbox Windows 10 Pro, Enterprise, or Education build 18305 or Windows 11 (Windows Sandbox is not currently supported on Windows Home editions)AMD64 or (on Windows 11 Build...

Most Used Windows 11 Keyboard Shortcuts

Most Used Windows 11 Keyboard Shortcuts

Keyboard shortcuts are keys or key combinations that you can press on the keyboard to perform various tasks. Using keyboard shortcuts is often faster than using a mouse because you can do it without moving your hand to the mouse. In Windows 11, keyboard shortcuts are a quick way to navigate and perform actions using one or more key combinations. Windows 11 has a lot of keyboard shortcuts, but you don't need to remember all of them. You only need to remember what can help you make your life...

Most Used Windows 11 Keyboard Shortcuts

Measuring Command Execution Time with Windows command line

In this article, Bardimin will share a script that you can use to calculate the time it takes for an application or command to complete . The method is quite easy, copy the following script to notepad and save it with the name " ExecutionTime.bat ". @echo off @setlocal set start=%time% :: Runs your command cmd /c %* set end=%time% set options="tokens=1-4 delims=:.," for /f %options% %%a in ("%start%") do set start_h=%%a&set /a start_m=100%%b %% 100&set /a start_s=100%%c %% 100&set...

Most Used Windows 11 Keyboard Shortcuts

Creating Batch Script with User Input

Batch Script supports the concept of command line arguments where arguments can be passed to a batch file when called. Using the /p switch and the SET command, you can define variables from an Input. /p switch allows you to set the value of a variable to the input line entered by the user. The following script is an example of getting input from the user using the keyboard. @echo off echo Enter your variable : set /p variable= echo Your variable is %variable% The result of the script You can...

How to Safely Remove Windows Service on Windows 11, 10, 8, 7

How to Safely Remove Windows Service on Windows 11, 10, 8, 7

Windows does not provide a GUI for creating or deleting services. To delete a service on Windows you can do it through the Windows Registry or use the Command Prompt. The following tutorial from Bardimin you can apply to all versions of Windows. To remove the service you can do as follows. 1. Check the name of the service that you want to delete What you need to pay attention to is the service name is not always the same as the name that appears. To check, open Windows Services Manager by:...

Creating a Windows Service from an executable file

Creating a Windows Service from an executable file

Windows Services are computer programs that run in the background according to the interface rules and protocols of the Service Control Manager, the component responsible for managing Windows Services. This service you can start automatically when the computer boots, can be paused and restarted, and does not display any user interface. You can easily create Windows Service by using exe file. You can add or create a Windows Service in many ways. In this article, Bardimin will create Windows...

How to Add debug symbols to build.gradle

How to Add debug symbols to build.gradle

Playstore error: “ App Bundle contains native code, and you've not uploaded debug symbols ”. If you get this error when uploading your app to the Google Play Console, you need to add a debug symbol to your app. To add debug symbols to the following tutorial, you must use the Android Gradle Plugin version 4.1 and later. 1. Install NDK and CMake in Android Studio In the project that opens, click on “ Tools > SDK Manager ”.SDK Tools ” tab.Select and tick NDK (Side by side) and CMake. Click the...

How to Create onClickListener in Drawable EditText

How to Create onClickListener in Drawable EditText

You can create the onclicklistener() function in various ways by adding a click functionality to the Drawable EditText icon. For example, if you click on the “add” icon, it will add value to the one displayed by the EditText . And if you click on the “remove” icon, it will reduce its value. activity_main.xml In the layout, create an EditText by adding icons to the " drawableStart " and " drawableEnd ". The complete code for activity_main.xml is as follows: <?xml version="1.0"...

Hacking “Request Attendance” in Microsoft Kaizala

Hacking “Request Attendance” in Microsoft Kaizala

Kaizala is a chat application that is quite famous and is a product of Microsoft. With the big-name Microsoft, of course, the quality and security of Kaizala do not need to be in doubt. As a chat application, Kaizala is still less popular than WhatsApp. Organizations or companies widely used Kaizala because it has an attendance feature. This attendance request feature has an option that requires you to mark attendance and send the address where you are located and can also be accompanied by a...

How to Use VoidCallback and Function(x) Callbacks to Communicate Between Widgets in Flutter

How to Use VoidCallback and Function(x) Callbacks to Communicate Between Widgets in Flutter

In Flutter, communication between widgets can use VoidCallback and Function Callback. VoidCallbacks are callbacks that don't return a value to the Parent Widget. This is useful if we only want to notify the Parent Widget of events that occurred on the Child Widget. The Function Callback is a callback that notifies the Parent Widget of an event that occurs in the Child Widget and also returns a value to the Parent Widget. typedef VoidCallback = void Function(); VoidCallbacks and Function...

Select Mock Location Apps

Select Mock Location Apps

On android devices, you can choose the application that you will use to set the location. The menu for selecting fake apps on android devices is hidden under “Developer Options”. While the developer options menu will only appear if you activate it . How to activate the developer options menu for each device may not be the same. For more details , you can see the previous article entitled “Easy Ways to Enable Developer Options on Android”. After you enable developer options, then you open the...

Select Mock Location Apps

KAIZALA GPS

Kaizala GPS is a fake GPS app that gives fake and natural-looking coordinates. You won't be able to tell if these are the coordinates of the Kaizala GPS or the real coordinates of the device. Why Use Kaizala GPS Today, many online applications request access to your location. Access to your location they will use for various purposes. These interests can be positive or negative. To protect your privacy from location access that may have negative purposes, you can fake your location with “Fake...