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How to Install Composer and PHP on Windows 10

How to Install Composer and PHP on Windows 10

In this guide we will install Composer and PHP on Windows 10 so that we can install dependencies for our web apps directly from Windows command line.

1. Download PHP and Visual C++ Go to the Windows PHP download page and download the .zip of the version of PHP you require. In this guide, we are installing PHP 7.3 VC15 x64 Non Thread Safe, which is the latest version as of writing. VC15 is the version of Visual C++ Redistributable for Visual…

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How to disable netbios name in Windows

There are times when you may not want your computer netbios name broadcast to the local network. We can hide the netbios name by using the net command in Windows. Firstly, open Windows Command Prompt in administrator mode. In Windows 10, right-click on the start button and choose Command Prompt (Admin) or Windows Power Shell…

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Acer TravelMate B117 freezing after Windows 10 update [Resolved]

After the recent Windows 10 Creators update, my two Acer TravelMates started crashing randomly. Sometimes they would freeze with no error and sometimes they would show the dreaded Blue Screen Of Death (BSOD). One BSOD error said “Driver_IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL Netwtw04.sys” This error relates to the Intel® Dual Band Wireless-AC 7265 card. Installing the latest driver resolved…

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How to enable Windows 10 Guest account

In older versions of Windows, there used to be a guest account set up by default. In Windows 10, we need to run some commands in the Windows PowerShell to create a guest account. Right-click on the Windows Start button and click Command Prompt (Admin) or Windows PowerShell (Admin) depending on Windows version. Enter the…

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