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How to Repair or Reinstall Microsoft Edge

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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.

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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

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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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