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If you’ve been using Windows for a while, chances are you’ve run into problems at some point and have been directed to Microsoft’s Knowledge Base articles.  Here’s two ways to access a specific article, so long as you have the number:

Copy and paste this URL into your address bar, but don’t hit enter yet:

After the “=” sign, type the number of the KB article you want to access, then hit enter.  If the number is correct, you will be brought right to it.

If you use IE, go to Start > Run and type regedit.  Navigate to the following key in the registry:

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\SearchUrl

Add a key named “KB”.  In the right pane, double click “Default” and paste this in the value:

Open up IE, type KB 123456, and you will be brought to that particular KB article.

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