Increase number of visible lines in cmd

Windows' command line tool only remembers 300 lines by default - this can be a nuisance especially if you are working with long list outputs. However you can easily increase the number of lines that are shown. Open a cmd window, right-click the title-bar and select Properties. Go to the Layout tab and under Screen Buffer ... Read more

Remove services from auto-startup on Windows

Every service you install is usually run on system startup. Sometimes these services do so without asking you before and sometimes they might even be malicious or just too heavy in resources. To select specific services that shall not be started by boot, open msconfig by calling a Run prompt through the main menu and ... Read more

Fix “System error 1290 has occurred.” error on Windows

This error usually comes up when you try to start a new service that would get the same service ID as another service in the process: System error 1290 has occurred. The service start failed since one or more services in the same process have an incompatible service SID type setting. A service with restricted ... Read more

Getting information about your system from dxdiag on Windows

DirectX Diagnostic tool dxdiag is a useful tool on Windows that gives you loads of information about your system, such as GPU, CPU and BIOS info. It is common that tech support asks you to attach your dxdiag report to support requests since it helps to narrow down the problem. Before Windows 8, dxdiag was ... Read more