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How to Repair or Reinstall Microsoft Edge


Missing EFI Partition (Windows 8 won't start)
Find Windows 10 Product Key on a New Computer
  1. Press Windows key + X.
  1. Click Command Prompt (Admin)
  1. At the command prompt, type: wmic path SoftwareLicensingService get OA3xOriginalProductKey. This will reveal the product key. Volume License Product Key Activation.


Want to find WiFi password in Windows 10?
Go to Command Prompt as Administrator then get the profile:

netsh wlan show profiles
Now replace what is in quotes with the profile for the WiFi you are trying to find the password:
netsh wlan show profile name="WiFi-Profile" key=clear


Here’s why regularly clearing your DNS cache and resetting the winsock is important:
  • For Security
  • To Resolve Bad Connections
  • Remove Old DNS Data
  • Maintenance

Here is how clear DNS and reset Winsock.
  • Launch an elevated command prompt window by typing cmd in Windows Search and
  • pressing Ctrl + Shift + Enter.
  • Click on Yes in the confirmation dialog.
  • Type and press enter after each command one by one:
  • ipconfig /release
  • ipconfig /flushdns
  • ipconfig /renew
  • nbtstat -r
  • netsh int ip reset resetlog.txt
  • netsh winsock reset
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